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 to announce the representation of the Modern Art masters such as Salvador Dalí and Giorgio de Chirico (Close friend with Antonio Porcella), which have always been strong components for the Gallery since its origins. Galleria Ca’ d’Oro will be showcasing Giorgio de Chirico’s sculpture Cavalli Antichi, 1983 (Edition 1/6). The bronze sculpture is exclusive as Giorgio de Chirico mainly produced painting rather than sculpture during his career.
In June 2014 the Galleria has grown even further by opening its doors in Chelsea, New York City, the capital of the Art-World.
The Galleria today welcomes Renee Farina in Miami, and Giada Baselice Pignata in New York who have joined Gloria Porcella as partners in this tenacious and enthusiastic endeavor.
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CRACKING ART GROUP
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 the artistic flavor of these unique European artists.
The exhibition, beginning Saturday, May 17 and running for three weeks, will be held at the newly opened space of Galleria Ca’ d’Oro, Suite 105F, 4141 NE Second Avenue in Miami’s Design District. The Galleria’s goal is to grow together with the most talented emerging European artists by bringing quality, design and innovation to South Florida. Very different from each other in terms of style, medium, personalities and artistic orientations, Ludmilla Radchenko and Vittorio Sacco are united in this show through the theme of roses; a subject matter portrayed by both artists in one of their main works, which gave name to the exhibition, Rosa Rosae.
Ludmilla Radchenko, a young female Siberian Pop artist has the ability to blend unique and sometimes startling photographs with aspects of digital collage and lively acrylic painting to create an entirely unique art form. In the classic Pop Art style, Radchenko presents her subjects over and over, loading it with social content in order to expand and at times exploit its meaning. The bright colors and broad lines that appear as she applies paint to the digital prints serve to create new levels of meaning and also add emotive elements to the overall effect. The results are paintings that reverberate with numerous meanings meant to connect with the viewer.
Vittorio Sacco always had a great passion for photography. The artist’s work truly embodies an Italian essence that expresses a passion for food, a keen eye for simple beauty, style and design. While in New York he joined Bianchi Films where he was able to combine the graphic beauty of his still photography with the elegance of motion pictures. Throughout his career the artist has worked for many important advertising campaigns such as Lindt, Barilla and Kraft among others. Vittorio Sacco is one of those artists who make food and simple objects into poetry. They evoke in the spectator a sense of tangibility and desire to reach what is portrayed. The artist has the ability to transform simple and common everyday objects into appealing, luxurious and sensual elements, which stimulate our senses. On the other hand, his black and white photos of places are somewhat supernatural, where he immortalizes empty spaces where presence is perceived among the ruins. Primitive and yet modern they seem to evoke a post-apocalyptic scene.
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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
The Cracking Art Group consists of six international artists: Renzo Nucara, Carlo Rizzetti, Marco Veronese, Alex Angi, Kicco, and William Sweetlove. In its REgeneration Art Project, the group creates public art using recyclable plastic. Plastic as the medium for its own aesthetic appeal, accepting the inevitability of our world becoming more and more artificial, and using the material’s artificiality to express their artistic sense. The plastic triggers a social phenomenon, of which both the material and the art are available to everyone, and in utilizing recyclable plastic to demonstrate an intelligent use of the material. With their bold visuals, the artists of the Cracking Art Group aim to link the environmental consciousness to individuals through their installations, in which super-size and visually colored animals appear unexpectedly in everyday places. These big, vibrant animals invite viewers to re-examine their perspectives on urban life and inspire people to play with their cities. It is the artists’ hope that their art will eventually enable us to regenerate our natural and social environment into a healthy and animated space.
The Cracking Art Group has brought its message of social and environmental awareness to over 600 exhibitions worldwide, including an installation of blue turtles for the G8 Summit 2009 in Italy and the invasion of the sensational pink snails during Art Basel Miami 2010. The following year, blue snails were featured in Italy during the Venice Biennale 2011 and orange snails in the Rome Sculpture Biennale. In 2012, the blue crocodile was displayed at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Florida, while the animals took over the historic Freedom Tower in FOREVERGLADES public art installation in connection with Miami Dade’s College Museum of Art + Design during Art Basel Miami. Earlier this year, REgeneration Art Project installed blue snails at the top of the most important and largest cathedral in Italy, Duomo di Milano, as well as the birth of the new animal – Mama Frog – visiting the Island of San Servolo during the 55th Venice Biennale. The Frost Art Museum located in Miami, a major cultural institution in Florida, recently acquired the crocodile sculpture as part of the collection for Art Basel Miami 2013.
Through the ongoing support of Galleria Ca ‘d’Oro and complemented by Villa Firenze Foundation, the REgeneration Art Project is now embarking on the most populous urban community in the world, New York City. Red snails will inhabit Central Park from November 9 through December 3, 2013, before moving to Columbus Circle from December 5 to January 6, 2014. Additionally, the red snails will take refuge at Eataly, purveyor of gourmet Italian foods from December 1 through 20.
One of Britain’s leading contemporary sculptors, Simon Gudgeon has developed a minimalist, semi-abstract style, capturing movement and emotion with a visual harmony that is unmistakably his own. Working primarily in bronze, his pared-down approach to sculpture embodies the flowing line of the natural form, turning it into something less detailed, more abstract.
Gudgeon’s work is featured in important private collections around the world including those of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, plus several art museum collections in the USA.
In 2009, Gudgeon’s iconic sculpture Isis was installed in Hyde Park in London, the first such installation there for over 50 years and in July 2012 the NMWA unveiled Isis in their Sculpture Trail in Jackson Hole. The piece is the only sculpture by a British sculptor to be installed in the Trail.
Recent projects include the launch of a new series of kinetic sculptures at a one-man exhibition in London, entitled Transitions and at SOFA Chicago 2013 in November of this year. These carefully engineered sculptures are based on balance and movement, while simultaneously adjusting to the weather patterns of their potential outdoor placement.
Always challenged and excited by the extremes and dynamics of nature, Gudgeon is relentlessly innovative in the studio, aiming to ‘move away from the purely representational towards something that has a deeper subtext and, as it expresses … thoughts and emotions, is more satisfying to create’.