Martha’s Place Gallery in Paris will be hosting beginning March 23, 2013 the two person exhibition out of time, out of history with paintings by Jonathan Shimony and photographs by Michael McCarthy. Their work addresses a contemporary world seemingly spun out of control. Every day in the news media we are bombarded with stories of disaster and tragedy of every possible origin. Out of time, out of history presents two artists reacting in diverse ways to our modern and dysfunctional world.
Burning Cities series © Jonathan Shimony
Two American ex-patriates in Paris, both teaching in university art programs for some twenty years. Jonathan Shimony has had numerous awards (among others, the Fulbright fellowship which brought him to Paris 14 years ago and the Henry Luce Foundation which sent him to Japan for two years). Michael McCarthy has taught in the U.S., Italy and Greece before arriving in Paris four years ago.
Opening reception: Saturday, March 23, 2013 18h-20h30 (with jazz concert to follow immediately after). Martha’s Place Gallery, 26, rue du Chalet, Paris 10ème, Métro Belleville.
Past articles and interviews about the artists:
- Les Photographes interview: “The Alternative Photography of Michael McCarthy”
- Lunettes Rouges blog: “Des corps voilés, dérobés, fantasmés”
- Les Photographes interview: “La photographie alternative de Michael McCarthy”
Video interviews with artists: