Miami, Fla. (November 2014)–Gloria Porcella, owner of Galleria Ca’ d’Oro will honor award-winning photographer and director Fabrizio Cestari during Art Basel Miami 2014.
For this year’s Art Basel Miami, Galleria Ca’ d’Oro will celebrate the incredible works of Cestari, whose photographs, rich with ironic and subliminal messages, have received a multitude of awards and recognition by organizations worldwide—Prix de la Photographie, International Photography Awards and Sony World Photography Awards, to name a few. His photographs have been exhibited in galleries globally and have also been featured in magazines such as Vanity Fair. Cestari has also photographed A-listers including Al Pacino, Willem Dafoe, Dustin Hoffman and Spike Lee, as well as style icons and entrepreneurs Dean and Dan Caten of DSquared.
Bio Fabrizio Cestari (born January 13. 1979), is a commercial photographer, fine-art photographer, music video director and artist.
His photography style sometimes references art history and is rich of subliminal and ironic messages. As a child he took down and reassembled his father collection of cameras.
His only toys were superheroes, pin – up Barbies and gloomy dolls which later he starts to collect until now. Because he studied constantly, driven by a need to learn as much as possible as well as to escape from the real life of his generation, he preferred the loneliness, so he came in touch with the main inspiration of the pop and surreal and by his own photography evolution, he created a remarkable and renewed fantasy world.
Photographer and director Fabrizio Cestari is the Winner of numerous international awards such as the Sony World Photography one, he is also veteran of the victory of the 1st prize at the International Photography Awards in NY, the most important recognition in the photography world. His style is inspired by surreal and slightly irreverent, he created portraits for the most important celebrities like Al Pacino, Woody Allen, Dustin Hoffman, Eleonora Abbagnato, Roberto Bolle, Abel Ferrara, Willem Dafoe, Spike Lee, Stromae and Bob Sinclair.
He also started his career as director in 2012, directing tv shows. He won the Medimex award 201 3 for the best music video with “La nuova stella di Broadway” of Cesare Cremonini.
OASIS BLUE FOREST by LUCIO MICHELETTI
featuring SUNBRELLA Fabric
at THE JAMES ROYAL PALM
1545 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
DECEMBER 4th to 6th 2014
“Blue Forest is a conceptual work of art that reflects how easily our environment can be changed. I transformed the trees at The James Royal Palm by enveloping them in blue Sumbrell frabric…not to hjide the identity of the trees but rather to serve as a figurative bandage of environmental concern, in the hopes of stimulating a new sensibility and ecological understanding”.
This installation of Land Art, “Blue Forest”, intends to give the viewer an experience that creates awareness of environmental issues through the use of art.
Tree trunks are wrapped with blue fabric, creating a stage and temporary effect (touchable). The colour blue (in natural light,) is chosen by the artist to encourage the viewer to reflect on the installation’s environmental message. Showing the viewer that only simple changes are needed in the tree’s appearance, to bring awareness of how little it takes to change the environment. Representing a simple and effective concept for preservation.
“Blue Forest” changes a place in a spectacular but temporary way. The ecological balance of the place and use of natural materials are taken into consideration.
GALLERIA CA’ D’ORO WILL PARTNER WITH RUCO LINE
AND ARTIST LUDMILLA RADCHENKO DURING ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH WEEK
MIAMI, FL (October 12, 2014) –Galleria Ca’ d’Oro will present “Ruco Line Intercity,” a fashion and art project created by artist Ludmilla Radchenko in collaboration with Ruco Line, an Italian contemporary shoes and accessories design company, during the week of Art Basel Miami Beach.
The distinctive signature of Ludmilla Radchenko, now an established celebrity Pop icon in Europe, will create artworks for a capsule collection. Her unique style, which utilizes bright color, blends photography, digital collage and lively acrylic painting. With her unmistakable style, Radchenko interprets a series of eight artworks for Ruco Line, giving birth to pop emblems to be worn on sneakers, maxi sweaters, leggings and scarves. The artist literally “spells” the brand through a series of flags, where each letter represents the initial of a country or a city that symbolizes an important step in Ruco Line’s history and international development. In 2014, Ruco Line had a similar artistic partnership with Gagosian Gallery when they collaborated on a limited edition mirrored shoe created by French architect Jean Nouvel.
A series of daily events and performances are planned at the Ca’ d’Oro gallery during Basel week. These will include a VIP reception with the Italian Consul General, fashion shows and a series of dance performances.
A substantial installation assembles in a highly coveted area that acts as a link between Wynwood and the Design District in Miami, Cracking Bridge, designed by the Cracking Art Group, curated by Gloria Porcella, director of Galleria Ca ‘d’Oro (Rome I Miami I New York), and supported by the Tryptic Hes Group.
During Art Basel Miami 2014 (December 2–7), the installation creates a large theater of participants, including meerkats, crocodiles, frogs, snails, wolves and bears, where the iconic plastic sculptures unite on top of large shipping containers. The significance of this installation is the will to overcome obstacles and difficulties encountered in communication between different cultures. The shipping container, as a transportation vessel bringing commerce worldwide, symbolizes communication by which the colorful plastic animals utilize to share their message of open communication. The Installation is also a tribute to Miami, the gateway to the world, where multiple languages are spoken and every day is an understanding of complementing cultures and integration.
Southampton, July 24-28 – Galleria Ca’ d’Oro is honored to announce its participation in Art Southampton, NY. Galleria Ca’ d’Oro will be participating to the Southampton Art Fair bringing important European Contemporary artists such as: Camilla Ancilotto, Ewa Bathelier, Cracking Art Group, and Alfredo Rapetti Mogol, the famous Italian songwriter. The Galleria is also proud [...]
Open to the Public Saturday, May 17th Miami – Galleria Ca’ d’Oro is honored to announce an exhibition showcasing the exceptional works by talented artists Ludmilla Radchenko and Vittorio Sacco. Curated by Gloria Porcella, director and owner of the famous Roman and Miami Galleries and entitled Rosa Rosae, it is designed to bring to Miami [...]
NEW YORK 2014 – With over 50 art shows spanning more than a decade, SCOPE has solidified its position as the premier showcase for international emerging contemporary art and multi-disciplinary creative programming. SCOPE’s extensive reach enables an unrivaled opportunity for networking with art patrons, creative professionals and a culturally relevant public audience. Renowned for presenting [...]
Galleria Ca’ d’Oro invites you to visit us at Miami Design District location in the historic 4141 Building to preview the artists that will be on exhibition during Art Wynwood International Contemporary Art Fair including Alice Bonnier, Annette Bonnier, Ewa Bathelier, Erika Calesini, Federico Comelli Ferrari, Cracking Art Group, Enrico di Nicolantonio, Renzo Nucara, Carlo Pasini, [...]
International sculptor, Lorenzo Quinn, announces his new solo exhibition at Galleria Ca’ d’Oro Miami, marking a pivotal moment in the artist’s career. During Art Basel season his sculptures will be also exhibited at the same time at the Art Fair Context/Art Miami in Wynwood and in the beautiful Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.
Entitled Poems, the show will feature a visible artistic progression, highlighting the sculptor’s experimentation with new mediums and subject matter, resulting in subtly abstracted ways of relaying his universal message to his viewers. New titles and finishes are interspersed with some of his more familiar works, leading to the notion of a mini-retrospective – a showcase of his creative development over the last several decades.
‘This is a new view – something I have not talked about in the past. In a way, I’m abstracting my message, my story. Before, the love was always represented by hands in different positions. Now it has morphed into representative materials: a gold stone represents faith; a red stone, the passion; stainless steel for friendship; and wood to represent the warmth of family. The figures, of course, represent the balance.’
At his sculpture foundry, set back in the mountains of Spain, Quinn and his team of skilled artisans still employ the antiquated ‘lost-wax’ process to create his works of art. An initial model must be created, which contains an impression, or negative space within the positive mould. The resulting wax mould then becomes the receptacle for the molten bronze which has been heated to an incredible temperature of nearly 2200 degrees Fahrenheit (1200 degrees Celsius). Once the bronze has set, the wax will be melted from its ceramic shell, by heating the whole entity in an autoclave. When the wax is eliminated and the ceramic shell has cooled, it is then broken, revealing the inner sculpture which is now set in bronze.
Quinn’s historic connection to the Masters of the past, through his technique and execution, is undeniable. In the same vein, he often employs age-old symbols and icons within his work. Traditionally, the circle has always been taken as a symbol of infinite continuity. Adjectives such as metamorphosis, equilibrium and evolution come to mind, suggesting themes of adaptation, balance and harmony – words that have also been used as exhibition titles for a selected number of Quinn’s exhibitions in the past.
Ever present in Quinn’s body of work, the ideals and universal characteristics of love and relationships are still portrayed. However, the artist also turns away from interdependence, allowing for an alternative focus on individuality and independence.
Poems, as an exhibition, in a way represents the many faces of Lorenzo Quinn as an artist and as a person – an overall scope of the artist’s legacy, hints of his future trajectory, and everything that has come in between.
For Quinn, sculpture is primarily an art of communication, a medium through which he aims to bring tolerance, understanding and harmony. ‘I make art for myself and for people who wish to come along for a ride through my dreams’, he says. ‘How we live our own lives is of the utmost importance, and my work is to do with values and emotions.’
Born in Rome to the Mexican-American actor Anthony Quinn and his second wife, Iolanda Addolori, Lorenzo Quinn had a childhood split between Italy and the USA. His father had a profound influence on him, both in terms of living in the limelight of the film world and with respect to Anthony Quinn’s early work in painting and architecture. Studying at the American Academy of Fine Arts in New York, Quinn planned to be a Surrealist painter. However, at 21 he decided that his future lay in sculpture, which could better accommodate his energy and originality.
Among the artists who influence Quinn are Michelangelo, Bernini and Rodin. Quinn usually conceives each work in writing, and the poetic text is ultimately displayed with the sculpture, as an integral part of the piece, not merely an explanation.
Quinn’s work appears in many private collections throughout the world and has been exhibited internationally during the past 20 years.
Galleria Ca’ d’Oro invites you to visit us at our new Miami Design District location in the historic 4141 Building to preview the artists that will be on exhibition during Miami Art Week, including the colorful animals of internationally acclaimed Cracking Art Group and William Sweetlove, as well as sculptures by famed Italian sculptor Lorenzo Quinn available for the first time in the US, Ivan Lardshneider, Carlo Pasini, Camilla Ancilotto, Ewa Bathelier and Erika Calesini.
The first 25 visitors to the gallery will receive tickets* to Art Miami’s highly anticipated, and by invitation only, Opening Night VIP Preview on December 3, 2013 to benefit the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). Additionally, the coveted tickets provide entrance to both ART MIAMI, CONTEXT and AQUA Art Miami Fairs.
*Limit 2 tickets per visitor to the gallery, FCFS (first-come, first-served)
CONTEXT - the sister fair to Art Miami, now in its 24th year as the longest-running art fair in Miami – is committed to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists. Providing the ultimate platform for established and emerging galleries to present cutting-edge works, CONTEXT creates a meaningful dialogue between artists, galleries and collectors. In its second year, sixty-five international galleries, vetted by a selection committee of contemporary art professionals, will exhibit highlights from their gallery programs, solo artist exhibitions and curated projects. From December 3rd to 8th, 2013, CONTEXT will take place in a freestanding 45,000-square-foot pavilion directly adjacent to the Art Miami pavilion; the two fairs will be joined by an outdoor café, lounge and curated open-air art exhibition.
CRACKING ART GROUP