Her work is a rarity within the photography world. Image-makers today tend to concentrate their attention on anything but the positive. However, this photographer from the suburban acres of upstate New York focuses her lens on the good things. The sweet things; crushed cherries, burst bubblegum, fields of flowers, and mischievous stares. The places and people that trigger instantaneous responses of untainted ecstasy. For over ten years, Gabrielle’s provocative-yet-chic images have illuminated the pages of the world’s most dynamic glossies and advertising campaigns. In 2006, she held her first solo exhibition entitled, “I Only Have Eyes for You”, at Milk Gallery in NYC. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised from the exhibition were donated to causes whose mission is to transform and inspire the empowerment and self esteem of children in need. In September 2009, Gabrielle’s solo show “I Remain, You Desire” opened at Sotheby’s NYC to much acclaim. Clients include: PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), Sony BMG Music, Warner Brothers Records, Leo Burnett Adv., Latina, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, and Flaunt Magazine, among others.
INTERVIEW WITH GABRIELLE REVERE:
Which work will you be exhibiting? What's the story behind this image?
I will be exhibiting my piece of work entitled, “I Love You”. The photograph was taken at the Umnyango Noah Ark, in Umhlali, South Africa, 2006. The image is part of my first solo exhibition, and philanthropic series “I Only Have Eyes For You”. The work has to do with buoyancy, vulnerability and determination, individuality, and strength of character. Beauty in its purist form. The merits of love, respect, adoration, and empathy. The profound effects we have on each other's lives. The pacts we make with one another. The agreements we make within ourselves.
What is your charity or cause?
My charity of choice is PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).
Why did you select this?
I chose PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). I feel those in need of assistance who do not have a voice should be respected, heard, loved and treated equally- weather they be human or animal. Life is a precious gift.
Where does community work fit in with your ethos as an artist?
As a photographer, it is my duty and responsibility to let my eyes be the catalyst for what the world needs to see.
Edition One Hundred is founded with the idea of providing artists the opportunity to transform new technology into a tool to both produce affordable art while simultaneously connecting to non-traditional art collectors. What are your thoughts on Edition One Hundred?
Edition One Hundred is an abundant, fast paced vehicle for artists to reach a broader audience. The power of the media and the Internet is unstoppable. Knowledge is power. Creative visualization is essential.
What are your thoughts on Art in the Digital Age?
Evolution is part of survival.
As an artist, regularly producing work is a manifestation of your distinctive view. Also it has a lot to do with influence by the work of others. Do you collect art? If so, who do you collect? And if you had all the money in the world, who would you buy andwhy?
If I had all of the money in the world, I would open up a school for children, which gives them the freedom to express their emotions without fear or limitations.
Why should people buy art?
Art is a visual representation of thoughts in form. Art is a means for the human condition to connect and understand our selves as well as one another. Art is original. Art is an investment in our emotional reserve. It is more valuable than any temporary fix one could buy.
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