Preview: Two Exhibitions from Photographer Søren Solkær, Curated by DK Johnston,
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The Quin, located at 57th Street and Sixth Avenue, has garnered a growing following for its Quin Arts program, which features a rotating cast of artists-in-residence, exhibitions, artist salons and a 15-foot high video art wall in the hotel’s lobby. During 2016, Quin Arts focused its yearlong program on the work of global street artists. In 2017, the program has highlighted the work of international photographers. Now, the worlds of photography and global street art have come together at the Quin, as the hotel features two separate exhibitions from renowned Danish photographer Søren Solkær.
The first exhibition is devoted to Solkær’s portraits of street artists, captured along with their work, taken from his fine art photography book, SURFACE, first published in 2015. SURFACE is set to be reissued early in 2018 with additional new images, several of which are included in the Quin exhibition. The exhibition is installed in the hotel’s triplex Penthouse Suite and in selected public areas of the hotel and is set to run from August 2017 through early 2018.
The second exhibition from Søren Solkær titled HEART BEAT CITY debuts in the hotel’s lobby and is open to the public starting on August 17th, 2017. This exhibition includes a collection of New York images especially commissioned for the Quin, as well as a selection of SURFACE images and additional photographs dating back as far as 1997 - all with a New York connection. Both exhibitions are curated by DK Johnston.
Speaking about his upcoming exhibitions at the Quin, Solkær commented, “In many ways, the work I created for the Quin serves as a love letter to New York. For me, New York is the most inspiring city in the world and that’s what keeps drawing me back.”
The Quin Penthouse exhibition includes more than 22 works from Søren Solkær’s SURFACE, and breaks new ground with its installation of a museum-quality exhibition on the hotel’s 17th floor capstone level. The lobby exhibition opening in August will include selected alternative works from SURFACE and a new series that Solkær describes as “Pop Art inspired portraits of New York,” taking cues from Andy Warhol’s colorful silk-screen print process, where multiple images were applied to a single canvas, welcoming imperfections and accidental flaws in the color separation.
Søren Solkær solo show will open this Thursday August 17th at The Quin Hotel located at 101 W 57th St. in Manhattan, NYC. Drop y from 6-9pm and grab a glass of wine and check out some amazing photography!