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Sara Nightingale Gallery is pleased to present, Perry Burns, Flower Galaxies

Thursday, August 30th, 2018
Sara Nightingale Gallery is pleased to present, Perry Burns, Flower Galaxies. The exhibition runs through September 22 and consists of new and recent work from Burns’ ongoing Flower Tapestry series.

 The Flower Tapestry paintings merge elements of Islamic design and European tapestries, expressed through the visual language of abstraction. Design and its connection to human history and spirit are central concerns for Burns. He has long been inspired by pattern and rhythmic repetition, which he views as the representation of a spiritual realm, a “visual mantra”. 

For this exhibition, Burns reflects specifically on The Blue Mosque in Istanbul, which he visited in 2010. Standing in awe, looking up at the facade, Burns realized the mosque was covered in an “impossible” pattern of over two hundred thousand hand-painted tiles, each one unique. Together they formed a geometry of flowers and climbing vines, over and throughout the mosque, that visually reinforced the spiritual nature of the “massive earthbound” structure. 

Ground Floor Gallery presents Act 5: Mie Yim | Sfumato

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Ground Floor Gallery is pleased to conclude their 5th anniversary exhibition, ” . . .  in 5 Acts,” with “Sfumato,” Mie Yim’s first solo show in over 10 years!  The artist explains her title, “Sfumato,” in this excerpt from her letter addressed to Leonardo Da Vinci – the brilliant mind who perfected this visual device: 

 Dear Mr. Da Vinci,

I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for letting me use the term, “Sfumato” for my painting show.

Yes, you are the master at blending colors and shapes to the softest edges, where the lines disappear. I’m not sure if you invented the technique, but you certainly perfected it. I love the meaning of the word, “to evaporate like smoke”.

. . .  as a young adult, I went to your country to study art for a year. I saw a lot of paintings, yours, of course, and tons of other artists that were your peers and others who followed in your footsteps.   

I was so inspired.  . .  . I started out making figurative paintings. There were made up characters like bears and bunnies in fantasy narrative situations. I guess harking back to my early years. The story telling is great, but there’s this whole other thing called abstraction that you missed out on that’s pretty awesome. So I had to try that too. I literally started to break down the images. For this show at Ground Floor Gallery, I choose recent paintings.  Some veer toward  abstraction, almost minimalist, others are figurative and a bit surrealist. 

The show is ongoing to September 16th.

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts presents The Built Environment

Monday, August 27th, 2018

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts  is pleased to present The Built Environment, a group show curated by Alyssa Alexander and Celeste Kaufman.

The relationship between artists and nature has been celebrated throughout history, with landscape painting and honoring the sublime often being at the forefront of respected art. Even with abstraction, references to the natural world are common. The urban landscape, however, has not been as extensively explored. The Built Environment is a collection of artists who are inspired by the manmade world. While working in abstraction, they incorporate elements of urban architecture, industrialization, and technology that occupy these spaces. Their use of line, color, and form are reminiscent of the geometry of the city, and their materials may be sourced from the city itself.

This show features the work of Luke Achterberg, Mary Didoardo, Joanne Freeman, Gudrun Mertes-Frady, Robert Walden and Noah Loesberg. It is ongoing through September 8, 2018.

Artêria Gallery is ten years old!

Monday, August 20th, 2018

AWAD’s global member Artêria Gallery is ten years old and ready to celebrate their decade of growth!

Since 2008, the gallery has literally come a long way! Traveling around the world to transmit the singular approaches of its artists and welcoming more than fifty of them on its walls. The Artêria team wishes to highlight and celebrate in vivid ways, with the public, artists, collectors and partners, the gallery’s beautiful 10 years of existence! 

If you are lucky enough to be in near their gallery in Bromont, Québec they will be celebrating on September 15th, 2018. Otherwise visit them at the many many international art fairs they attend each year and wish them well for the next ten years.

 

 

Announcing the launch of Friends of AWAD (FoA)

Friday, August 17th, 2018

We’re delighted to announce one of our biggest developments since starting in 2010: Friends of AWAD.

As a not-for-profit organisation founded on the power of networking that has seen numerous collaborations resulting from our network, and with inclusion at our core, this program will introduce new collaborative opportunities for Members and Friends alike. Friends will be invited to attend private AWAD events, art fairs and more – and when paid-for tickets apply, exclusive ‘Friend’ rates will be available. Moreover, as a Friend of AWAD, you will receive the Members & Friends Monthly Newsletter, offering industry insight, opportunities and more.

The soft launch that takes place over summer 2018 specifically invites the following professions to join:
Art dealers, gallery directors and gallery managers.. of any gender, age and nationality.

All you need to do is complete the application form, accompanied by issue of payment for your first year’s subscription.

HOW MUCH does it cost to become a Friend?
The annual subscription is for the first year is…
£35 GBP / 42 euros / $50 USD / $67 CAD / $68 AUD / $390 HKD

SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE FIRST 25 FRIENDS!
***We’re giving a 25% discount to the first 25 professionals who come onboard, for the first year as a Friend.***
Not only will you qualify as a ‘Founding Friend of AWAD’, you’ll also be featured (if you want to be) in a public announcement, to be published on the AWAD blog and shared by email and social media. This will include a link to your website, as applicable.

To become a Friend of AWAD, complete the application form.
The ‘thank you’ page, once you’ve completed the form, provides a link to make payment. (Select your preferred currency from the list provided, including $USD, $CAD, £GBP, EUR and HKD.)

Interested in becoming a Friend and not one of the above listed professions?
Please email us an Expression of Interest. Simply provide your profession in the message. As soon as subscriptions are opened up to other professions – which we anticipate during autumn 2018, we’ll get in touch with you before widely announcing.

Find out more about becoming a Friend of AWAD and sign up to become a Founding Friend.

 

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