Two Luxembourg-based artists, Ben Carter and Philippe Lamesch, will be exhibiting new works at the Consulate General of Luxembourg in New York over the coming months; the public opening of their "Shapes of Then and Beyond" exhibition will take place on Thursday 26 September 2019 from 18:30 to 21:00.
The exhibition includes a new collaboration between both artists inspired by Ben Carter’s current project “Let’s Make The Climate Cool Again!” A painter and sculptor, Ben Carter has made a name for himself over the last few years with his paintings of various landmarks of the Grand Duchy as well as with his steel sculptures, many of which depict the skyline of Luxembourg’s old industrial south.
For his part, Philippe Lamesch, is a Luxembourg printmaker who learned his printing skills in Boston and San Francisco. In recent years, he has exhibited his printed collage-works at various international shows. He is also the co-founder of the annual art-fundraiser Art2Cure.
While the subject-matters and medium of these two artists’ works are quite different from each other (Carter is a figurative artist whilst Lamesch’s works are mostly abstract), both rely heavily on aesthetically beautiful shapes from all times to create dynamic and vibrant imagery.
In this particular exhibition, the artists have collaborated on a common topic: the "fragility of nature". They have taken the Emperor Penguin as a symbol, which can be found as a recurring theme throughout the exhibition. On the one hand, Ben Carter has designed a series of 3D-printed penguins created with recycled plastic as well as with fiberglass and developed a series of penguin-inspired drawings. On the other, Philippe Lamesch has taken a more abstract take on the theme with his decomposed collages with colours and shapes inspired by the Emperor Penguin.
Part of the proceeds of the artworks’ sales will be donated to the non-profit organisations “Hudson River Community Sailing” and the “World Wildlife Fund”.
The exhibition, supported by the Luxembourg ministries of Culture and of Foreign and European Affairs, Cargolux, the US Embassy in Luxembourg and Tranelux, will run Mondays to Fridays from 27 September to 13 December 2019 at the Consulate General of Luxembourg (17 Beekman Place (50th Street & The East River) – New York, NY 10022). Access is by appointment only via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or via tel.: (+212) 888-6664.