International Contemporary Art Fair

December 3 - 7, 2014

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Aqua Work of the Day: Fred Tieken "Sanctuary"

11/24/14
by Aqua Art Fair

Fred Tieken 

Sanctuary, 2014

acrylic on canvas 36" x 48" 

Courtesy Perihelion Arts, Phoenix AZ 

Aqua Work of the Day: Ion Yamazaki "30 Days of Barefoot"

11/22/14
by Aqua Art Fair

Ion Yamazaki 

30 Days of Barefoot (2013)

Inkjet prints mounted on foam board

22' wide / 10" tall 

Courtesy of Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design, Georgia State University 

30 Days of Barefoot documents the Yamazaki’s daily, barefoot walks throughout downtown Atlanta. Yamazaki uses his own feet to capture and document the residual traces of the individual lives and activities of the city.  The visible emergence and re-healing of blisters on his feet over the duration of the performance indicate both the vulnerability and strength of the Yamazaki’s body when subjected to the public urban space.

Aqua Work of the Day: Benjamin Sack "Will to Pleasure"

11/18/14
by Aqua Art Fair

Benjamin Sack 

Will to Pleasure

ink on paper 25.5" x 19.5" 

Courtesy Ghostprint Gallery, Richmond VA 

Ben Sack creates imaginary cityscapes of extraordinary complexity and detail, filled with myriads of miniature and sometimes recognizable buildings. His technical skill is matched by his vision :

“I've always been fascinated by "the big picture." The grand idea of sublimity. All the artists who I admire have in their careers been able to capture this idea. An artist is one who creates worlds, for me I'm after the world of the sublime.”
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Aqua Work of the Day: Clint Imboden "Dug #1-7"

11/16/14
by Aqua Art Fair

Clint Imboden 

Dug #1 through 7

cast polyester resin and found shovel 

Courtesy Autobody Fine Art, Alameda CA  

Aqua Work of the Day: Dale Thompson "Your Apathy Kill Me"

11/09/14
by Aqua Art Fair

Dale Thompson (Toronto)

your apathy kill me

acriylic on birch

24" x 48"

2008-2014 

Courtesy AWOL Gallery, Toronto 

Aqua Work of the Day: Dominique Labauvie "Fractals 1"

11/05/14
by Aqua Art Fair

Dominique Labauvie (Strasbourg, France 1948)

"Fractals 1" (2014)

22 x 30 inches

Charcoal and pastel on sommerset paper 

Courtesy Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami 

Artist Biography: Before leaving Strasbourg in 1968, Dominique Labauvie studied Art History with Roland Recht and Louis Grodecki, then continued his formation in sculpture in Paris. He had his first one-man show at the Gallery Bernard Jordan, Paris (catalogue) in 1985 and in 1986 receives the Villa Medecis Hors les Murs (catalogue) and spends one year in Germany. In 1989 he has a sold out solo exhibit at the FIAC with the Gallery Maeght. 1997 brings him a commission by the city of Paris of a monumental cast iron sculpture Horizons Suspendus, which is installed on the Quai de Seine. Labauvie is the recipient of the prestigious Grant from The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation in 2009 and in 2010 the new Tampa Museum of Art gives him a solo exhibition of recent and commissioned works entitled Musical Lines in My Hand (catalogue).

AQUA Work of the Day: Andi Arnovitz "Nuclear Tehran"

11/03/14
by Aqua Art Fair

Andi Arnovitz

Nuclear Tehran: Fordow’s Underground Evil (2014)

Mixed media on paper 32 x 32 inches

Courtesy Shulamit Gallery, Venice CA 

Aqua Work of the Day: Michael Sanzone "Distillery Building Blocks"

11/02/14
by Aqua Art Fair

Michael Sanzone (New Haven, CT 1977)

Whisky cask

48 x 48 inches (122 x 122 cm) 

Courtesy Kathryn Miriam Contemporary, Greenwich CT 

The works included in Sanzone's 'Distillery Series' began during his time spent as an Artist in Residence at the Glenfiddich Distillery. Inspired by the journey of wood used to make the casks, some over fifty years old, Sanzone became increasingly fascinated by the subsistence of each piece. The barrels were built from Spanish or American oak, transported to Scotland, and then filled, used, thrown away, found and finally resurrected. The works in this this series not only convey the narrative of this journey, but also act as Sanzone's memento of a time and place. The distinct colors and shapes of each piece, united with the damp scent of whisky soaked wood, lends to a sensory experience that is the Scottish Landscape from the artist's viewpoint.

Artist Biography: Michael Sanzone was born in 1977 and grew up just steps outside the Stony Creek Quarry in Branford, Connecticut. In this rural and blue-collar New England community, Sanzone spent his childhood working in his family's Millwork business. After graduating from the School of Visual Arts in NYC, Sanzone combined his fine art training with his knowledge of woodworking, the result of which can be seen in his sculptural paintings that the artist refers to as ‘Wood Constructions.’ He often creates unique wood frames or handcrafted boxes to hold artwork, enabling pieces to spin and encouraging the viewer to interact. Works in his 'Distillery Series,' created from whisky casks salvaged from the Glenfiddich Distillery in Scotland, are some of his most popular works, and began during his time as an Artist in Residence at the distillery located in the Scottish Highlands. 

Michael’s work is in public collections including a recent acquisition by Rubicon Technology Partners and previous installations include the Truffles Building, Tribeca, and large-scale commissions at the NYC and Scotland headquarters of William Grant & Sons, Ltd. makers of such top spirits as Glenfiddich and Hendrick’s. Private collectors include Grant Gordon and Lloyd Gordon, owners of William Grant & Sons, Ltd.; Dante Di Loreto, Executive Producer of the television show Glee; Bryan Rafanelli of Rafanelli Events; and Heather Greene, leading whiskey expert and author of Whiskey Distilled. Sanzone’s work is represented by Kathryn Miriam Contemporary and on view at Cafiero Select, NYC and Art & Soul Gallery, Boulder, CO.

The Leader Cites Exhibit A's Aqua Debut

10/30/14
by Aqua Art Fair

The laudable folks at The Leader cited Corning's Exhibit A debut showing at Aqua Art Miami, and you can read all about it right here.

(Pictured: Jeremy Holmes "Atmosphere #133" (2014) White ash, metal base 27 x 17 x 15" inches Courtesy Exhibit A)

Aqua Work of the Day: Chanel4

12/01/13
by Mari KIm

Mari Kim

Chanel4 (2013)
Ultra chrome ink printed on canvas
100 cm x 80 cm

Courtesy EJMQ, Seoul

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