Chantal Bruchez-Hall is a Swiss born artist who lives in NYC and studied art at Hunter College. Her work has been shown in New York City, Boston and Lisbon, Portugal. Three recent series are a variation on portraiture and the figurative. The series in grey, white and black fluidly mixes race and gender, calling forth what unites us beyond our differences. In a second series, reds dominate very large canvasses. The third one is a series in black. Though very dark, these portraits are not pessimistic; they are a celebration of light shining through the darkness. Collages examine contemporary attitudes toward race, gender and the environment while the abstract work is a play on texture and color.