Saturday, November 30, 2013

MIAMI PROJECT


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"WAR TO WAR" by Iraqi sculptor Ahmed Al- Bahrani.

City of Miami Mayor Tomas P. Regalado will formally inaugurate onDecember 3rd at 3:00PM the exhibition "WAR TO WAR" by Iraqi sculptor Ahmed Al- Bahrani. 
The show presented by Gary Nader Art Centre will be on display at the premises of the Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL from December 3, 2013 through January 3, 2014.

Ahmed Al- Bahrani's (Babylon, Iraq b. 1965) occupies a distinguished position among the work of Arab contemporary sculptors. The figurative oeuvre that will be presented in this show has an overpowering aesthetical discourse with a humanistic output of universal implication; this new series stands against the war and gun violence, making a breakthrough in contemporary art. His realistic images are portraits of political, religious and pop personalities, among others, carrying all type of armaments.

Al- Bahrani's with his repertoire of large-scale sculptures creates a state of affairs in receptors contrary to what they're comfortable with, by interacting conventional and unconventional symbols. The artist creates a powerful connotation that deeply touches the set of shared beliefs, ideas and moral attitudes that operate as a unifying force within society.

 
For further information, please call us at 305. 576. 0256

Gary Nader Art Centre / 62 NE 27th Street, Miami, Florida 33137
Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday10 am - 6 pm

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Jennifer Trask - New Work

Lisa Sette Gallery

Jennifer Trask - New Work
Jennifer Trask
Left: Jennifer TraskEffloresce, 2013, bone, antler, teeth, gesso, quartz, found 18th and 19th century wall sconces, 57" tall
Right: Jennifer TraskEncroachment, 2013, wood, gold leaf, gesso, found objects (18th century frame fragments), bone, antler, calcium carbonate, druzy quartz, teeth, resin, mica, 32" x 24" x 7"
Exhibition Dates: March 6th - March 29th, 2014
Artist Talk and Opening Reception with Jennifer Trask
Thursday, March 6th, 2014 from 7- 9pm
Lisa Sette Gallery is pleased to announce its debut exhibition with artist Jennifer Trask. Unfurling from the architecture, emerging out of corners and walls, the artist's wild conflagrations of ghost-pale flowers, frames, branches and vines look as though they could have sprouted from an enchanted seed.  From their mysterious materials to their exponentially multyiplyig ornament - bone-white bouquets, crowding around a frame or climbing along the wall - Trask's objects emit an unmistakable air of magic.
Trask began her career as a maker of small objects: her carved-bone works could be worn as jewelry. In the last decade her work has expanded in size and scope; a single sculpture can take Trask eight months to construct, and the artist’s processes are as varied and laden with meaning as the materials she employs: the manipulation of bone, woodcarving and gilding, still-life and furniture making.
Trask practices a singular kind of alchemy: She could tell you the number of days peroxide-cured deer antler must dry in the sun at her Hudson Valley home, or the solution of vinegar in which one might soak a python’s rib in order to make it pliable enough to form the pinprick of a chrysanthemum petal.
But these crafts are, for Trask, secondary to her completed works’ true achievement: a sense of wonder at the vast proliferation of the natural world. According to Trask, “That’s what I’m trying to claim when I go into the studio. I want to make something that I believe could be real, something that could have happened on its own.”
 

Lisa Sette Gallery maintains a very active exhibition schedule, mounting approximately 10 exhibitions a year ranging in theme and genre.  For nearly 30 years, the gallery has been committed to showcasing a range of contemporary photography, sculpture, painting, installation and performance art. 
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Friday, November 29, 2013

Maison de L'amerique Latine De Monaco



 
                                     Photo: Claudia Albuquerque
Nall & Latin American Influences
Nall has lived and worked in many countries, being first impressed as a child when visiting Mexico and later in the 1980's living in the jungle town of Yelapa, near friend and artist Anton Haardt. He opened his first professional artist atelier with the Cuban painter Horacio Tabares in Birmingham, Alabama. The sexually charged works of this Cuban artist opened doors into Nall's art, before working with Salvador Dali. Technically, he was impregnated with the handicraft beadwork of the Huichole Indians, and the collage and painted carvings of the Surrealist school of Huahaca.  He scoured the jungles and riverbeds for flowers and found objects; Bones and teeth, he added to his works, creating coconut frond masks, and bowls from Coconut shells. The jungle light penetrated his palette, and his colors became more vibrant. They became alive.  He subconsciously mixes it with the light of the South of France. His affinity for the handcrafted works is carried with him today. The Christian religious and spiritual symbolism is significant, and has grown to engulf and represent his work. He frequently visited Venezuela and Colombia, especially the Lake Maracaibo area, and more recently traveled to Nicaragua, where he completed a series of watercolors. The beadwork of the Huicholes have translated into Byzantine mosaics from the Mediterranean. He has had one man shows in Puerto Vallarta at the Galleria Uno, the Pemex Towers in Mexico DF and  the National Palace in Guadalajara, Mexico, before bringing works which he previously exhibited at the Maison de l'American Latine in Monaco. His Latin American watercolors have grown into oil paintings of the South of France's back country.



"Vence Sky"2013, Oil and mixed media, 50cm x 80cm x 9cm

"Rocks at the Riou"
2013, Oil mixed medium, 96cm x 113cm x 12cm
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Thursday, November 28, 2013

PULSE MIAMI



PULSE | Photo Credit Meg Pukel 
PULSE Contemporary Art Fair would like to thank our sponsors for their generous support of PULSE Miami 2013.
Catlin Art Insurance | Associate Sponsor and Official Insurance Partner
Catlin Group Limited will showcase a group of promising art school graduates from the United Kingdom under their eight-year running initiative, Catlin Art Prize. The prize is unique in providing the artists with the time and opportunity to develop their practice, encouraging them to demonstrate their progress by producing a new body of work to be exhibited. Six past finalists will be highlighted at PULSE Miami in the IMPULSE section, Booth P-1.
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As the Exclusive Automotive Partner, Cadillac will showcase the new models, 2014 Cadillac CTS and 2013 Cadillac SRX in the garden of The Ice Palace Studios. PULSE Miami is excited to host Cadillac’s unique innovative vision and spirit, alongside its continuous mission to support the arts.

Moet Hennessy | Official Spirits
Hennessy V.S will take over PULSE’s Garden Lounge and will feature specialty cocktails throughout the weekend. The lounge will feature the latest contribution to the artistic series of Hennessy V.S. Limited Edition bottles created by renowned Brazilian artists, Os Gêmeos. Inspired by the elegance, tradition, and smoothness of Hennessy Cognac, the duo created a unique bottle design evoking the vibrant and eclectic style that has transformed cityscapes around the globe.

Special thanks for our continued partnerships with:

Heineken Beer, Official Beer of PULSE Miami, will provide Happy Hour in the VIP Lounge every day from 5pm to 6pm.

For the fifth yearPerrier® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water, Official Sponsor, will provide all visitors with sparkling water Thursday through Saturday.

Malin+Goetz will present PULSE VIP guests with exclusive products and discounts.

Living Divani has generously provided the timeless furniture for the VIP Lounge.

Equipment Clothing and Magazine are the gracious hosts of the PULSE After Party on Friday, December 6th at The Shore Club. 
EVENTS AT THE FAIR
Press Preview and VIP Brunch
Thursday, Dec. 5
9am – 1pm
// by invitation only //

PULSE PRIZE WINNER Announcement 
Friday, Dec. 6, 10am

PULSE After Party in partnership with W and Equipment.Friday, Dec. 6
9pm - Midnight // by invitation only //
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PULSE Garden Lounge | Photo Credit Meg Pukel
Juno Calypso, Reconstituted Meat Slices, 2013, c-type print. Courtesy of Juno Calypso and Art Catlin by Catlin Group Limited


PULSE | Courtesy of Meg Pukel


PULSE MIAMI 2013 EXHIBITORS


A
La Acacia, Havana / Toronto
Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington
ADAMSON GALLERY, Washington D.C.
ADN Galería, Barcelona
ALARCON CRIADO, Seville
GALERÍA ÁLVARO ALCÁZAR, Madrid
Amelie Gallery, Beijing
antena estudio, Mexico City
Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City

B
Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt am Main
GALLERY ANDREAS BINDER, Munich
Black Square Gallery, Miami
Black & White Gallery, Brooklyn
Brancolini Grimaldi, London

C
C24 Gallery, New York
Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles
CONRADS, Dusseldorf
Contemporary By Angela Li, Hong Kong

D
Danziger Gallery, New York
Davidson Contemporary, New York
Galerie Division, Montreal
Galerie Robert Drees, Hannover
Driscoll Babcock, New York

E
Eight Modern, Santa Fe
espaivisor – visor gallery, Valencia

F
The Fine Art Society Contemporary, London
Freight+Volume, New York
Galerie Frey, Vienna

H
Nohra Haime Projects, New York
James Harris Gallery, Seattle
Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London
Horrach Moya, Palma de Mallorca
Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco

K
Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin

L
Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland
Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York
LMAKprojects, New York
Diana Lowenstein Gallery, Miami

M
MA2Gallery, Tokyo
Maserre (+R Galeria), Barcelona
Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York
Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston
Mirus Gallery, San Francisco
Mixed Greens, New York

N
New Arts Projects, London
New Image Art, Los Angeles
NF, Madrid
NUOVA GALLERIA MORONE, Milan

O
Martha Otero Gallery, Los Angeles

P
Pablo’s Birthday, New York
La Galerie Particulière, Paris
Purdy Hicks Gallery, London

R
Yancey Richardson, New York
Galerie Stefan Roepke, Cologne
Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York
ROSEGALLERY, Santa Monica

S
SANATORIUM, Istanbul
Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago
Senda, Barcelona
Staley-Wise Gallery, New York
Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart

T
taubert contemporary, Berlin
Artware Editions / Tomlinson Kong Contemporary, New York

V
VERTICE GALLERY, Lima
Von Lintel Gallery, New York


W
WAGNER + PARTNER, Berlin
Waltman Ortega Fine Art I Miami - Paris
WATERHOUSE & DODD, New York
Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica
Rick Wester Fine Art, Inc., New York
Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York

Z
Zemack Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
Jerome Zodo Contemporary, Milan
OTTO ZOO, Milan


IMPULSE MIAMI 2013 EXHIBITORS


Art Mûr, Montreal  | David Spriggs 
Black Ship, New York | Cristina De Middel
Danziger Gallery, New York | Scott Schuman/ The Sartorialist
LA Galería - Arte Contemporáneo, Bogotá | Carlos Castro
La New Gallery, Madrid | Ruth Gomez
M2A – Gallery for the Contemporary Art, Dresden | Michael Klipphahn
Paci contemporary, Brescia | Michal Macku
Eduardo Secci Contemporary, Florence | Francesco Sena
Michael Steinberg Fine Art. New York | Anja Hitzenberger
Galerie Sturm, Nuremberg | Tobias Buckel
Tinca Art, New York | Justin Orvis Steimer


PARTNERS

ART CATLIN GROUP LIMITED
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GIRL'S CLUB
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PULSE PRIZE WINNER

For the selection of the 2013 PULSE Prize for outstanding artist exhibiting in the IMPULSE section of the fair, PULSE welcomes guest jurors Isolde Brielmaier, Professor, NYU Tisch School of the Arts and Independent Curator; Andrew Goldstein, Executive Editor, ArtspaceTrevor Smith, Curator of Contemporary Art, Peabody Essex Museum; and Anne Tschida, freelance journalist, Miami Herald. They will join the Gallery Selection Committee: Nerea FernandezMichael SturmRebecca Hicks, and Thomas Von Lintel in awarding the PULSE prize. The recipient will be announced on Friday, December 6, 2013. Last year’s prize recipient, Nadine Wottke, has designed this year’s limited edition PULSE Miami tote bags.


ABOUT PULSE CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR


Through its annual editions in New York and Miami, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair is the leading platform for internationally recognized galleries to present a blend of renowned and pioneering contemporary artists. The fair's commitment to the art community and visitor experience makes PULSE preeminent among art fairs, creating a dynamic and inviting art market experience.

HOW TO GET THERE
Additional Shuttle Buses will be provided to and from Art Basel Miami Beach. PULSE Shuttle BUS stop in front of PULSE Entrance. Shuttle bus will run approximately every 20 minutes.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

CHRISTA ASSAD "PROCEED WITH CAUTION"

CHRISTA ASSAD
"PROCEED WITH CAUTION"

Opening Reception:
Thursday,  December 5 5-8PM



Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art
1210 2nd Avenue, Seattle 98101
www.abmeyerwood.com
206.628.9501


Christa Assad sees her surname in print daily.

As a second generation American of Syrian ancestry, while sharing the last name with the president of her grandparents' homeland may be coincidental the affect it has had on her personally and professionally has been significant. The artist's reaction to this recent history culminates at Abmeyer + Wood in her upcoming solo exhibition, Proceed With Caution.

Christa Assad is a ceramist who has been lauded with accolades in recent months, including numerous magazine features, international residencies and being named "2013 Artist of the Year" by Ceramics Monthly Magazine and Pottery Making Illustrated. All of this exposure has made Assad realize that her art can become a soapbox to stand upon. As the conflict in Syria has escalated and captured international attention following the sarin gas attacks used by President Bashar al-Assad, the artist Christa Assad has become compelled to raise awareness to these issues. While on the surface Assad has trouble relating to Sunni-Shiite conflicts in the Middle East (she was raised in a Christian family in Pittsburgh), the strife in Syria has caused her to become more interested in her heritage and triggered a desire to affect change within that culture.

In Proceed with Caution Assad develops a new visual vocabulary immersed in the language of war. Gas masks, grenades and rocket propelled grenade launchers are all represented, but in Assad's case these are miraculously thrown and altered, displaying her virtuoso ability on a potter's wheel. Assad pushes the shocking imagery further with zeppelins and detritus from war that are painted with slip and underglaze and then fired. In Mirroring (2013) a hand-built ceramic "cinder block" (as if a piece of warzone rubble), becomes a canvas depicting soldiers with assault rifles in the midst of battle while other works depict similar scenes of rebel fighters.
The Syrian War is just one of many terrifying conflicts in the Middle East. Assad’s work in Proceed With Caution is meant to trigger a humanitarian reaction to warfare. With a vocabulary of symbolic forms and images including grenades, gas masks, drones, rocket-propelled grenades launchers, cinder blocks and caution cones, Assad places a magnifying glass on objects of war and their consequences.
Christa Assad received her undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University where she was a Fullbright Scholar and then received her BFA from Indiana University. In addition to many prestigious private collections, Assad's work can be found in the collections of the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco.
GAS MASK III (2013)
stoneware
8" x 9" x 7"
MIRRORING (2013)
porcelain, underglaze and glaze
7.5" x 16" x 16"
ANTIQUE WHITE GRENADE (2013)
porcelain
5" x 3" x 3"
IN TIME (2013)
porcelain, underglaze
8" x 6" x 6"
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