Virgil Catherine Gallery will host an artist reception for their latest exhibition C/Overt Observations on March 19 from 5-8 p.m., highlighting renowned art, fashion and celebrity photographer Udo Spreitzenbarth, who has captured VIP names such as Tyra Banks, The Jonas Brothers, John Legend, Cindy Crawford and many more.

The exhibition, which will be on view until April 16, will also feature key pieces by Guy Stanley Philoche, Greggory St. Amand, Ramona Nordal, Larry Stewart, Christon Anderson and Patricia Dolan. C/Overt Observations will highlight works such as 2021’s Lili Marleen and 2021’s Voodoo Child by Udo Spreitzenbarth; Tiffany Bull of 2022 by Larry Stewart; Andy Warhol from 2022 by Ramona Nordal; 2022 Bronx Bomber by Greggory St. Amand; and one of Guy Stanley Philoche’s works from his 2021 Paper Airplane series.

The exhibit is presented with all works available for purchase at the Virgil Catherine Gallery at 45 S. Washington Street, Hinsdale, IL 60521. Exhibit hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For those wishing to visit the exhibit outside of opening hours, appointments can be made by emailing Director Catherine Ponakala at [email protected] For more information visit www.virgilcatherinegallery.com

Udo Spreitzenbarth is an internationally acclaimed fine art and fashion photographer, whose photos have graced the covers of Elle, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire and many more. His work has been featured in solo exhibitions in New York, Berlin, Shanghai, Beijing, Cologne, Frankfurt and Stuttgart. Udo has captured many iconic stars and personalities of our time, including Catherine Zeta-Jones, Meg Ryan, Salma Hayek, John Legend, The Jonas Brothers, Tyra Banks, The Beach Boys, and Usain Bolt, among others. He also photographed legendary artists such as Christo, Richard Meyer and the late Helmut Newton.

Inspired by Baroque painter Caravaggio as well as classic Hollywood film noir, his signature use of light and shadow dramatizes the scene and creates tension. This tension, coupled with capturing a precise moment, seems to allow the viewer to get a glimpse into the soul of the subject, rather than just seeing the two-dimensional surface.

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