Press Release

HG Contemporary Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition featuring photographer Joseph Termini. The show, entitled, “Pink Paradise” features a selection of photographs that Termini has taken over the years. The photographs shed light on Termini’s view of the lifestyle he leads, one that embraces surf culture and the outdoors.

Termini was born in Huntington, NY in the year 1983 and spent most of his childhood in Huntington, where he spent time living on a sailboat with his family during the summers. As for his education, Termini attended FIT briefly, but he credits his real education to his experiences with his family and mentors as well as his life spent outdoors. As a means of creative expression, Termini found solace in photography. He credits a lot of his artistic growth from a class he had taken on the “Art Barge.” He was influenced by two older men who had taken the class as well, Ramesh and Alex. This is where Termini began to develop his passion for capturing moments that grasp his attention.

Termini’s photos are a glimpse into a world where the beach is everything, and the only thing that matters is the moment at hand. Termini is able to translate a sign, “surfing prohibited” into an invitation for one to go out and get lost in the water. Mysterious and enticing, the photographs draw the viewer in through slight tints of color. While most of Termini’s work focuses on the essence of nature and the power of the ocean it’s hard to see that this world Termini has created is one that only encompasses such ground.

The HG Contemporary Gallery was founded in 2014 by Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim and specializes in bold, process-oriented work by emerging and established artists. HG Contemporary is committed to developing its international program as a modern and contemporary art gallery by presenting ambitious and diverse exhibitions that emphasize both aesthetics and concept. Previous shows have featured artists RETNA, Stuart McAlpine Miller, Jason Dussault, and Massimo Agostinelli.

“Pink Paradise” will run from August 11th through September 5th.