Featuring the paintings of world-famous Italian songwriter and artist, Alfredo Rapetti Mogol and the sculptures of Salvador Dalì
RECEPTION OPENING THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2013 FROM 7PM-9PM
MIAMI : Galleria Ca D’oro in collaboration with Luxury Living, the exclusive retailer of Fendi Casa, presents A NIGHT OF ART + DESIGN, featuring the recent art work of Italian Grammy award winner songwriter and artist Alfredo Rapetti Mogol and the sculptures of Salvador Dali. The reception will be held at Fendi Casa located at 90 NE 39th Street Miami, FL 33137 this Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 7pm-9pm.
Alfredo Rapetti Mogol, world-famous lyricist (winner of numerous Grammy Awards for his song lyrics) and one who has collaborated, also at intellectual level, with some of the greatest musicians, sees in his paintings a unification of words, image and music, his three greatest passions. The paintings become a visualisation of a mental and psychological process. Thanks to a special technique known as impuntura (stitching), the action of painting merges with the act of writing. His works are created on canvas and paper coated with a thick layer of cement, bitumen and acrylic, which acts as a three-dimensional material support for the scoring of marks, traces and graffiti.
The great surrealist artist, Dali, needs no introduction. For his iconic style and genius is famous worldwide. The Dali sculptures showcased in this exhibition have been displayed in famous cities such as London, Paris, Berlin, Singapore, Florence, New York, Shanghai and now, Miami. This is a rare and unique occasion to view an enthralling collection which attests to Dalí’s talent and his untamed imagination; it offers the general public a surreal and unique experience.
“I love collaborating with other organizations. We believe that art should be seen not only in museums and galleries, but also in spaces that engage in different activities, such as Fendi Casa. Alfred Rapetti Mogol is one of the artists discovered by Galleria Ca’d’Oro. We held his first solo show in our gallery in Rome in 2003 and now we introduce his work to Miami. This will be his first debut in the U.S.” says Gloria Porcella, curator and co-director of Galleria Ca’d’Oro | Miami. “We are once again proud to discover great talent and happy to make Miami part of it. Alfredo Rapetti Mogol now forms part of the most important Italian Art collections.”
About Alfredo Rapetti Mogol:
Alfredo Rapetti Mogol was born in Milan in 1961 and his artistic education owed much to the family background, in which an air of music, literature and poetry had been breathed for generations. While still very young, Rapetti Mogol was introduced by his maternal grandfather, Alfredo De Pedrini, President of the Graphic Arts Association, into the artistic milieu of Milan. He conceived a passion for painting, with which he combined training at the Milan Cartoon School as well as publishing activities. He experimented with various styles of painting, resulting in an invitation in 1966 to join the studio of the artists Alessandro Algardi and Mario Arlati, and to share in their pictorial research. In the atelier in Via Nota, Rapetti worked intensely for four years, gradually coming to the conviction that he would have to unite his two greatest passions, writing and painting, positing them as visualisations of the mental and psychological process. With the aid of a special technique known as impuntura (stitching), the action of painting is fused with the act of writing, and the words begin to be marked not just on paper, but also on canvas.
The marks, signs, traces and graffiti of a creative and conscious humanity – Rapetti Mogol’s works follow the ideal path of pictorial script: – the more universal it is, the more breaks into splinters and challenges centuries of art history, from the historic Avant-garde to Conceptualism, by way of the Spatialist experiments of Lucio Fontana and the abstract writings of the 1950s
Once he had found a form of expression congenial to his poetic vision, there was no stopping him. A veritable explosion of exhibitions, both solo and collective, have been held since the late 1990s and the artist, as indefatigable as his work, constantly flits between Italy and the rest of the world – universal, indeed. His most notable exhibitions were held at the Museo della Permanente, Milan, 2002, the Salon d’Automne Paris, Espace Charenton in November 2004, the Mars Contemporary Art Gallery, Moscow, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, the Riga Foreign Art Museumand the Grand Palais, Paris, with the show “Comparaisons”. Among solo shows worth mentioning were those at the Galleria Cà d’Oro in Roma, 2003, the KPMG Foundation of Berlin, in the same year, the Galleria Maretti Arte Monaco in Montecarlo and Villa Olmo, Como, in 2004, L’Albergo delle Povere di Palermo, in 2005, and in the following year at the Certosa di San Lorenzo, Padula, Salerno. In 2009, 80 of his works were exhibited at the Palazzo della Ragione, Mantua. In 2010, under the aegis of the De Chirico Foundation, he exhibited in three prestigious US museums and universities, including New York University and the Santa Monica Sculpture Gallery, and he held a one-man-show at the Mudima Foundation in Milan.
Galleria Ca D’oro is pleased to present FOREVERGLADES an environmentally minded public art exhibition by International Artists William Sweetlove and artists collective, Cracking Art Group. Presented in partnership with Miami Dade’s College Museum of Art + Design and famed Swiss watchmaker Girard-Perregaux, FOREVERGLADES will open with a public reception on Friday, November 30th, at 7pm at MDC’s historic Freedom Tower. The exhibition will run through Saturday, January 26th, 2013.
FOREVERGLADES, an interior and exterior installation in the public realm, establishes a locally conscious perspective focusing on environmental protection, sustainability, and advocacy of South Florida’s National Parks and Preserves. An exhibition unlike anything else of its kind, FOREVERGLADES will encompass a presentation of 300 animals made out of recyclable plastic, resin, and aluminum, native of South Florida, including three specific regional species: native alligators, sea turtles, and frogs literally crawling up, down and around Miami Dade College’s nationally historic building – a feat never before attempted on the famed structure. For the European-based artists, William Sweetlove and Cracking Art Group, the animals were researched and selected for the important role each play in the development and history of our local landscape.
Accompanying the exhibition, the museum in partnership with the MDC Earth Ethics Institute, US National Parks Conservation Association, Everglades National Park, Biscayne National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park and Big Cypress Preserve will present: FOREVERGLADES: here today, hopeful for tomorrow, a one-day educational symposium on Friday, November 30th at the MDC Freedom Tower. The one-day event will feature panel discussions, exhibitions, and performances focusing on the education of advocacy for our fragile South Florida landscape and how artists seek unique ways to present the message. The future may be unknown for the Florida Everglades, but FOREVERGLADES is a true testament to how artists use art to create public awareness for the world we compromise in hopes it will exist forever.
Additional support for FOREVERGLADES is provided by the Consulate General of Italy, Consulate General of Belgium, Consulate General of France, Gulliver Preparatory School and the Biscayne Nature Center. The official opening event for “2013, Year of Italian Culture in the US,” will also take place during the opening of FOReverglades with the patronage of the Consulate General of Italy in Miami and the European Ministry of the Environment.
“Italy is well known for its cuisine, fashion, and design. With this initiative we aim to demonstrate that Italy also has talent in the field of contemporary art. Italians can export brilliant artists and create prestigious events for the world to enjoy. The ecological messages of our artists are well developed in Italy and we are delighted to collaborate with the national parks here in Miami to further their important work in preserving our environment”, declares Gloria Porcella, Italian curator of the Miami Installation.
“The importance of preserving our environment is beautifully represented in FOReverglades”, says Michele Sofisti, CEO of Sowind (Girard-Perregaux and jeanrichard). “We hope that together we are able to spread the message further and increase public awareness of this issue”.
All programs are free and open to the public.
To learn more about FOReverglades please visit www.for-everglades.com
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November 1, 2012- January 31, 2012 | Opening Reception: November 15, 2012
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Miami, FL: Galleria Ca D’oro is pleased to present Endless Time, an exhibition dedicated to the renowned artist and master of surrealism, Salvador Dalí. The exhibition is slated to open November 1, 2012, coinciding with the unveiling of Galleria Ca’d’oro new location at the prestigious Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables. The opening reception will be held on November 15, 2012 from 7pm-10pm.
As an artist, Salvador Dalí needs no introduction. He will always arouse interest, speculation, discussion, and most of all, pleasure. “After the exhibition in Rome in Spring 2012 we wanted to open our new location with a great Master, what best of Dalí’s creative genius transforms into three-dimensional sculpture, bringing forth his most famous and fantastic surrealistic images. Fifteen bronze artworks will be presented to collectors and art lovers for the first time at the Village of Merrick Park with prices starting from 11 thousand dollars.” says Gloria Porcella, curator and owner of Galleria Ca’d’Oro.
The exhibition includes two stunning museum sculptures: the Snail and the Angel, and the iconic melting watch for which Salvador Dali is perhaps best known: the Nobility of Time. The latter sculpture depicts a soft watch draped around a tree; on top of the watch is a crown. “The crown of a watch” usually refers to the mechanical device used to set the hands and wind the timepiece. But time, according to a Dalínian watch, cannot be set. Thus, Dali’s crown represents time’s mastery over man.
Standing in the garden of the Village of Merrick Park is the highlight of the exhibition: Woman Aflame. The monumental sculpture stands an imposing 11.8 feet tall, creating a striking visual impact which will surely leave viewers awestruck.
This enthralling collection offers the public a rare opportunity to experience Dalí’s genius and untamed imagination firsthand, sending each viewer on an adventure into his captivating world of art and Surrealism.
The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Stratton Foundation for the Cultural arts. Mr. Benjamin Levi, President of the Stratton Foundation, is both an expert on and avid collector of Dalí’s work. With the focus on bronze sculptures, each piece in this collection-assembled over the last forty years-has been carefully chosen to bring various aspects of Dalí’s life’s work to the public eye. These sculptures have been displayed in famous cities such as London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Singapore, and Shanghai.
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