Gary Clemenceau's successful gallery debut last summer was a precursor to our first Winter Salon (2008) and his first exhibition at Bridge Art Fair in Miami earlier this month. A prolific artist, his work is based on digital media and complicated (and dangerous, he tells me) electromagnetic and engineering processes. A trained photographer, Gary manages to create consistently irresistible visuals compelling the viewers' approach. His first series, 'City of Glass', presented squares of electric, saturated colors printed on archival papers and sealed within a slick matrix of polished polycarbonate (I think that's plexi) and aluminum. For the Winter Salon, Gary presents a concurrent series, 'Tough Audience,' a sinister world where pseudo-figurative shapes are dark, menacing, and an undercurrent of oppressive control pervades.