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Downtown Salon

Snap! Downtown presents its annual ‘SALON SHOW’ – a unique opportunity to discover new artists and revisit previously exhibited works

New works by Cecilia Lueza, Gabe Cortese, Andrew Snow, Jean-Michel Collell, and featuring Snap! exhibited artists Dana Hargrove, Szymon Brodziak, Isabelle Chapuis, Natan Dvir, Kristian Schuller, Dina Litovsky, Heather Evans Smith, Tom Chambers, Douglas Kirkland, Marco Gallotta, Cheyco Leidmann, Nicolas Senegas, Jorg Heidenberger, Nadia Wicker, Reine Paradis, Ricky Powell, Andrew Soria, Mark Gmehling, Alicia Soltani, Chris Robb.

Gabe Cortese is an emerging Central Florida artist, a figurative painter and conceptual photographer. “Vulnerability and guilt persecute my identity and serve as duality, central to my work.” ~ Gabe.
Dana Hargrove’s works look at how our ideals and values are shaped by the fabric of our society and our identity within a nation. As a conceptually based artist, she moves freely between mediums, utilizing the sketchbook and painting as familiar touchstone, yet often including sculpture, video, animation, photography and installation within the exhibitions. Her work has been exhibited at the Orlando Museum of Art, the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, and The Saatchi Gallery in London.
Cecilia Lueza is an Argentine-born American painter and sculptor. She is well known for creating vibrant public art installations in a range of mixed media. Her work has been exhibited at Art Miami, Scope, Arte Americas, and she completed public art pieces in Washington DC, Cedar Rapids Iowa, Jacksonville and St Petersburg, Florida.
Born in Bradenton Florida, Andrew moved to Orlando to start his college education at The University of Central Florida. Originally pursuing a degree in psychology, he later rediscovered his love for art and changed his major to studio art. A graduate of 2017 with a BFA in studio art, he has an emphasis in painting.
Isabelle Chapuis is a French photographer who offers a delicate organic perspective to fashion and beauty imagery. Isabelle was the recipient of the ‘Prix Picto de la Jeune Photographie de Mode’ and her work was published in Citizen K, M le Magazine du Monde. She has shown in galleries in Paris, Hong Kong, China. Snap! introduced her work for the first time in the U.S.
Douglas Kirkland is a prominent photographer best known for his tenure with Look Magazine where he achieved fame for his 1961 iconic image of Marilyn Monroe, captured for the magazine’s 25th Anniversary edition. He shares some of the most captivating celebrity portraits culled from his prestigious 50-year career, including uncommon images of Audrey Hepburn, John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Charlie Chaplin, and more. Kirkland’s fine art photography work is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian, the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Eastman House in Rochester, and the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles.
Chris Robb’s work has evolved over the past 30 years into an expressionistic abstraction. His large format paintings are full of fresh energy and dynamic mark making. His work has been sought after by collectors and he has participated in group exhibitions and one man shows throughout his career. Chris’s work is in collections throughout the US and in France.
French artist Jean-Michel Collell creates monochromatic hyperrealistic portraits composed with multiple layers of meticulously cut out steel wire mesh. Jean-Michel’s works are shown for the first time in the US, at Snap! Downtown.
Ricky Powell was born and raised in New York City and specializes in environmental portraits. In 1986, Powell ditched his job selling Frozade lemon ices out of a street car—where, if you tipped him a dollar, he’d add a dash of rum to the refreshment—to tag along with the Beastie Boys on Run-DMC’s Raising Hell tour. Some of the photographs that he took while on tour became significant, and Powell gained notoriety, becoming the unofficial “fourth Beastie Boy.” His intimate photographs have been featured in The New York Times, TIME, Newsweek, VIBE, and Rolling Stone.

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