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Alicia Coppola presents: 'Away: photographs by Niv Ocean Shank

Alicia Coppola presents: 'Away: photographs by Niv Ocean Shank

AWAY: PHOTOGRAPHS BY NIV OCEAN SHANK AT LA VILLA RESTAURANT AND BAR
SEPTEMBER 16 – NOVEMBER 11, 2013
ARTIST RECEPTION SEPTEMBER 22, 2013 FROM 6-9PM

"I'm following my vision to create images that are inspired from life, real people and candid moments. I work mostly on location, love shooting with film and take great satisfaction from creating fresh experiences with each of my subjects."
Niv Ocean Shank, New York, April 2013

Photographing candid and cinematic moments, Niv Ocean Shank captures the inspired, sensual and contemplative. Wide-open landscapes frequent his work, paralleling the desire for freedom and liberation. Presenting a series of large-scale color photography, ‘Away: Photographs by Niv Ocean Shank,’ will exhibit September 16, 2013 until November 11, 2013 at La Villa Restaurant and Bar. The artist reception is September 22, 2013 from 3-6pm. This will be his first exhibition in San Diego.

Niv Ocean Shank (b. Arad, Israel, 1979) began his career as a photographer at the turn of the 21st century, soon after his military service in Israel ended and after surviving a near fatal car accident. During his recovery, he used photography as a form of art therapy and began to thrive. Niv moved to Milan and enrolled at the Istituto Europeo di Design to study fashion photography for one year. Recognizing his adeptness, Niv went on to photograph his way through Europe, eventually landing in New York City where he developed his own storytelling power. Niv creates timeless narratives of the preoccupied youth, at moments provocative and tender. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Curator Alicia Coppola comments, “Niv could be holding up a mirror of our youth… and himself. As we get older we see this time in our lives as continuous discovery. We have all experienced a first kiss, first love and heartbreak. It leaves us questioning when we will have our last.” The mission of Alicia Coppola [Art] is to fulfill emerging and mid-career contemporary artist’s careers through traditional channels and otherwise. See the full statement at www.aliciacoppola.com and follow @coppolaart on twitter.

La Villa Restaurant and Bar is located in Little Italy, San Diego. It features an indoor/outdoor restaurant and bar and generously supports the arts. La Villa Restaurant and Bar opened on September 15, 2011 by the Buon Appetito Restaurant Group, Salvatore, Antonino and Daniela. With the culmination of years of travel and culinary experience, La Villa Restaurant and Bar brings sleek modern design and sophistication together with rustic Italian flavors in a farm-to-table experience making it one of Little Italy’s finest dining destinations. La Villa Restaurant and Bar is located at 1646 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101. Visit www.lavillasd.com for menu options and more.

See more of Niv's work on his artist page

Contact
Alicia Coppola, Curator
Phone: 310-904-3686
Email: info@aliciacoppola.com
Website: www.aliciacoppola.com
Twitter: @coppolaart

 

 

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