India, Ethiopia, Hong Kong and always America. The Robin Rice Gallery is showing the second solo exhibition by native Armenian Haik Kocharian.
Humans and nature – are his chosen subjects, usually captured in seemingly simple, yet all the more impressive and intense images. Fog, water, wind and waves … all appear to be the building blocks of a distant time and space, a never-ending game of riddles called life.
Born in Armenia, Haik Kocharian has lived in New York City since 1993. He began his studies at the Armenian Theater Academy and continued his education in film directing at Brooklyn College.
His solo exhibitions in New York include Galerie Mourlot, Robin Rice Gallery, 92 Y Tribeca, and James Cohan Gallery. He was a finalist in the Smithsonian Magazine Photo Competition.
Haik also collaborates with various non-for-profits, including African Services Committee, Chodron Foundation and Self Help Africa. Haik Kocharian has written and directed six short films including "Charlie" which won the Thirteen/WNET Reel 13 Shorts competition.
He wrote and produced his first feature film, "Manhattan Romance". His new feature film as a writer/director/producer, "Please Be Normal," will be released this year.
Mr. Kocharian is also a singer-songwriter; his upcoming album, "Children's Album," will be released this summer.
Until April 29
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