PUBLIC HOTEL, BY IAN SCHRAGER
THE NIGHT YOU LEFT
TOWNHOUSE, GREENWICH VILLAGE
SOHO HOUSE/ LUDLOW HOUSE
FEMALE ARTISTS, SOCIAL CHANGE
ALL TOO HUMAN
Chase Hall's first solo exhibition, GLORY GLORY, curated by Emie Diamond, chronicles years of portraiture and exploration, presenting a window of resilience, empathy and wisdom. Serendipitous encounters with humans punctuate expeditions across city blocks and unexplored terrain. Hall’s work is poetry standing still, exercising his intuition to capture moments of inspiration and originality. This practice has become a focal point of both his life and artistry. Hall grasps a beauty that is often held deep within. It reflects on the artist’s nomadic existence accompanied by his sagacious view of the streets. Hall’s work evokes a universal sense of optimism and highlights the significant bond he shares with his subjects and surroundings. Compelled by the histories of others, Hall’s work presents a profound vision of stoic fortitude and showcases the riveting aura extending from his subjects. milk and honey II (edition of 100) is a color portrait book featuring 60 pages of intimate studies illustrating New York City’s soul and grit.
Hall strives to use his artwork as a tool to mend the gap between art and social causes. In addition to the exhibition featuring photography and video, Hall will be releasing his latest book milk and honey II. Proceeds of both GLORY GLORY and milk and honey II will be raising funds for The Coalition for the Homeless and The Big Smiles Program. Works will be on view by appointment only through November. 10% of the proceeds from GLORY GLORY benefit The Coalition for the Homeless. 30% of the proceeds from milk and honey II benefit The Big Smiles Program.
Chase Hall was born in 1993 and raised across Minnesota, Chicago, Las Vegas, Colorado, Dubai and Malibu, and now lives and works out of his studio in the East Village of New York. He has been included in exhibitions with: Museo Tamayo in Mexico City, DEPART foundation in Los Angeles, IMMA Project Space in Ireland, Cob Gallery in London, Sheridan in the Bronx, Edward Minskoff Project Space in NYC, among others. He has released the publications: Gaucho, Come, Irie Jesus, Mug and milk and honey. He was awarded “The Best VICE Photos of 2016” and his work has been featured in: Vice, Vogue, LOVE, Munchies, Arteviste, Patter, COEVAL and Dazed.