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Exhibition: Surfing Color by Haik Kocharian

June 14, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - August 13, 2023 @ 7:00 pm EDT


The Robin Rice Gallery is pleased to present Surfing Color, a photographic exhibition by Haik Kocharian. The opening reception will be held on June 14, 2023 from 6pm to 8pm.

Surfing Color presents photographs that are abstract creations born from realism. Kocharian emphasizes the ambient color in the tradition of minimalism, observing the beauty and mystery
of light, shadows, tone, and moods. The environments within the photographs are transformed into ones of symbolism, challenging the viewer to question the images.

Kocharian, who is also a filmmaker, brings a cinematic eye to his photography, as we experience images that reflect simplicity through his focus on light, color, and the documentation of
ordinary life.

In 2013, Kocharian released his first feature film, “Please be Normal,” starring Oscar-nominated actor Sam Waterston. The film was nominated for a Critic’s Pick in the New York Times and won awards at two film festivals.

His second feature film as a writer and director “I am Like You” starring Independent Spirit Award Nominee Stacy Edwards, was completed in 2022. It was released theatrically in New York City at Cinema Village. “I Am Like You” screenplay was included into permanent core collection at the Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

He has exhibited his works within galleries in New York such as Galerie Mourlot, Robin Rice Gallery, 92 Y Tribeca, and James Cohan Gallery, as well as group exhibitions at the Museum of the City of New York and the International Center for Photography. Kocharian was also a finalist in the Smithsonian Magazine Photo Competition.

Haik Kocharian resides in NYC.


June 14, 2023 @ 6:00 pm EDT
August 13, 2023 @ 7:00 pm EDT
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