530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Sophie Chemla
Illumination: an Exhibition of Fine Art Photography
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Colonnades   Colonnades
    Digital Print on Fine Art Paper
    23.5" x 35.5"
    Sophie Chemla

  • Love Me   Love Me
    Digital Print in Glass & MDF
    28" x 39.5"
    Sophie Chemla

  • Rue du Renard   Rue du Renard
    Digital Print in Glass & MDF
    28" x 39.5"
    Sophie Chemla


Sophie Chemla

SOPHIE CHEMLA

Illumination: an Exhibition of Fine Art Photography
November 4 - November 25, 2014
Reception: Thursday November 6, 2014 6-8 PM

Sophie Chemla’s digital photography demands to be noticed, using a combination of boisterous colors, daring camera angles, and intriguing text. Chemla photographs uniquely urban sights at close, almost confrontational range, so that a metal safety gate is abstracted into a stunning Art Deco pattern or a row of concrete, industrial columns becomes monumental in scale. Her eye for overlooked detail is unerring – the work constantly demands that the viewer go outside and see their “ordinary” surroundings with better eyes. Chemla’s personal touch is to add a kind of digital graffiti over each image in strategic places. She puts a shocking-pink “LOVE IT” across a monochrome arcade, or parading across the famous façade of the Guggenheim museum. The words mirror the irrepressible energy of the city and celebrate the possibility of the unexpected, which is ever-present in urban life. Her latest series features the word “ARCANES.”

Sophie Chemla was born in Paris, France, and spent time living in New York before moving to her current home of Tel Aviv. She has exhibited in all three countries.




Agora Gallery
530 West 25th Street New York 10001 NY.
(+1) 212-226-4151 (+1)212-966-4380 Miki Stiles 1984