Summer Collective 2020
Featuring Joseph Adolphe, Elizabeth Allison, Beth Carter, Marc Chalmé, Guillaume Chansarel, Jesús Curiá, Marc Dailly, Laurent Dauptain, Fabienne Delacroix, Philippe H. Dequesne, Jernej Forbici, Ġoxwa, Albert Hadjiganev, Federico Infante, Philippe Charles Jacquet, Chizuru Morii Kaplan, Joseph Paxton, Patrick Pietropoli, Alejandro Quincoces, Xavier Rodés, Eric Roux-Fontaine, Brian Keith Stephens, and Benoît Trimborn. And introducing Louise Laffaille, Sandrine Paumelle, and Alejandro Quincoces.
8 August–6 September 2020

Oil on canvas painting of the bright sun risen in a hazy sky above a foggy field by Louise Laffaille titled Hope. Mixed media painting of two slightly blurred yet glowing trees with shrubs below against a blue sky by Sandrine Paumelle titled "Un Belle Place. Oil on wood painting of an industrial, urban waterfront with lights glowing in the distance under a grey violet sky by Alejandro Quincoces titled Luces Solitarias. 

HUGO GALERIE is pleased to present Summer Collective 2020, a group exhibition of painting and sculpture. The show is a unique experience, displaying a complete repertoire of the gallery’s celebrated roster as well as introducing three new artists. 

Joseph Adolphe’s perfect framing and distilled feeling have a cinematic quality. Elizabeth Allison creates water worlds that are more emotional than geographic. Beth Carter’s bronze and plaster sculptures reveal the foundational ambiguities of human nature. Marc Chalmé makes real what we see when we close our eyes. Guillaume Chansarel reinterprets urban streets with an architect’s romanticism. Jesús Curiá uses elemental materials to profess humanity’s fundamental unity. Marc Dailly captures quotidian joy in overlooked moments. Laurent Dauptain’s powerful portraits are deft compilations of what is seen and unseen. Fabienne Delacroix’s fanciful paintings delicately capture Paris’s belle époque past. Philippe H. Dequesne paints with an enthusiastic and edited attention to color and perspective. Jernej Forbici’s emotive color-play reveals an environmentally conscious narrative. Ġoxwa’s encaustic technique lends historicity and the intimacy of a personal encounter. Albert Hadjiganev makes the viewer present within his bucolic and immersive landscapes. Federico Infante conjures dreamscapes rooted with emotional depth. Philippe Charles Jacquet’s built microcosms are dramatically poised within surreal realms. Chizuru Morii Kaplan’s watercolors mirror cities through rain-splattered windows. Louise Laffaille paints the moods of nature with light, fog, and phenomena. Joseph Paxton’s textured sculptures are personal yet conceptual, individual yet totemic. Sandrine Paumelle merges photographic and painting techniques to ethereal effect. Patrick Pietropoli’s paintings are studies in architectural tenacity and endless romanticism. Alejandro Quincoces makes the gritty glow in his expressionist, urban environments. Xavier Rodés brings to life the serenity of an industrial space at peace. Eric Roux-Fontaine’s verve pulses in his mystical, magical, and romantic compositions. Brian Keith Stephens paints the exuberant human experience and reminds us to participate. Benoît Trimborn’s landscapes are odes to the timeless and unmitigated wonder that is nature.

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Louise Laffaille, Hope, oil on canvas, 24″ x 28″ (61 x 71cm)
Sandrine Paumelle, Un Belle Place, mixed media, 59″ x 39½” (150 x 100cm)
Alejandro Quincoces, Luces Solitarias, oil on wood, 33½” x 33½” (85 x 85cm)