Pretty-Cute: New Drawings by Gigi Chen Curated by Frankie Velez

“The Soft Storm” 18″ x 24″ Colored pencil on colored paper

Deviating from the usual chaos of my work, Pretty-Cute embraces a temporary moment of calm. Basking in the lightness of love and warmth, the subjects, either in repose or standing, gaze dreamily into the windows and their surroundings. No longer fighting with their keepers, the creatures here become part of the background, allowing the figures to breathe and take in the moment. But calm becomes solitary. The stillness reminds one of loss and heartache. And the warmth reminds us that there is always more to come.

“For Your Enjoyment” 18″x 24″ Colored pencil on colored paper

Opening Reception:

Friday, October 12, 2012
7-10 pm
October 12th- November 12th
After Opening by Appointment Only
Phantom Audio
48 West 25th Street, 10th floor
New York, NY
Bet. 5th and 6th Ave.
Take  F, M to 23rd 6 ave line or N, R to 23rd st Broadway line

Music provided by Neutrowattz

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A Frankie Velez Production…



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