Channeling the Unseen World

Christophe von Hohenberg

The Beast

Channeling the Unseen World
MM Fine Art in Southampton August 22- September 7, 2020

For those of you in the Hamptons, mark your calendars August 22nd 6- 8 pm!  My cherished pal, old partner in crime and uber-talented photographer, Christophe von Hohenberg will be unveiling some of the photographs which will be featured in his upcoming book The White Album of the Hamptons (Glitterati Editions).  The exhibit will also feature recent sculpture of Elizabeth Strong-Cuevas.

Renowned author, Jay McInerney states in the foreward of The White Album of the Hamptons “The ghostly figures on the sand, silhouetted against the surf and the sky, might be famous New Yorkers, but their individuating characteristics have been bleached away by the sun and the figurative squint of the observer. (Although curiously, the dogs seem to have personalities.) The humans have become anonymous and diminished against the overwhelming backdrop of the ocean. These images are by turns soothing, and haunting and yet somehow familiar.”

Click on images below for a closer look and sneak peek at exhibit

Von Hohenberg is recognized for his fashion, portrait, lifestyle and documentary photography. Discovered by American Vogue in 1979, von Hohenberg has since worked with Interview, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, French and German Vogue, German Rolling Stone, Fortune, Art Forum and The New York Times Magazine. His critically acclaimed book Andy Warhol: The Day the Factory Died was awarded the AIG Book and Photo District News Award in 2007, which was followed by the publication of Another Planet: New York Portraits 1976-1996. 2014 marked the publication of his third book, Shadows of the Gods: Mexico City. His fourth and most recent book, The White Album of the Hamptons, is set to be released in 2020.

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Communication through space and time, the exploration of outer space and of inner consciousness are recurring themes in Strong Cuevas’s work. In her own words, “I like experiment. In short, I am an innovator within a classical tradition.” Strong-Cuevas studied at the prominent and long-established Art Students League of New York, learning wood and stone carving under the tutelage of John Hovannes in the mid-1960s.  She later expanded her approach to creating works and began to work in plaster, this time with Toto Meylan. Besides bronze, some of her works have been cast in stainless steel and aluminum. Careful attention is paid to the surface of her sculptures; and, according to the medium, some are polished to a gleaming finish, some are brushed, and others are treated with a patina.

Click on images below for a peek at Strong-Cuevas’s sculptures on exhibit

I hope to get Christophe to exhibit in Palm Beach this season.  His last show, hosted by ‘Baby’ Jane Holzer and Susan Lloyd was a huge success and resulted in my being gifted by my boyfriend two of his fabulous iconic nude with parrot hanging in my living room.

Channeling the Unseen World is Strong Cuevas and von Hohenberg’s second joint exhibition at MM Fine Art. The exhibition will be on view August 22 through September 7, 2020, with an indoor/outdoor opening reception Saturday, August 22, 6 to 8 PM.

4 North Main Street, Southampton, NY

Elizabeth Strong-Cuevas and Christophe von Hohenberg