Saturday, February 16, 2019

Fabien Castanier Gallery presents Tilt "STORY TELLING" Artist's Reception


STORY TELLING
Solo Exhibition by TILT
February 16 - March 3, 2019

Opening Reception with the Artist | Saturday February 16th @ 6:00pm

Fabien Castanier Gallery WYNWOOD
45 NE 26th Street, Miami, FL 33137

EXTENDED HOURS :
In addition to our regular hours the Wynwood gallery will be open Sunday, February 17 and Monday, February 18 from 12:00pm - 6:00pm.
Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to present a solo exhibition for French artist Tilt, Story Telling, which will coincide with the gallery's participation in the 2019 Art Wynwood art fair over President's Day weekend. The show is held in our Wynwood gallery location from February 16 to March 3.

Recognized internationally as a traditional graffiti artist, Tilt began his practice in his youth on the streets and train cars of Toulouse, France, in the 1980s. Most known for his primitive lettering and "throw-up" bubble style tags, the artist has continued to evolve his practice while exploring the now-historical visual vocabulary of graffiti.


For Story Telling, Tilt presents new work that draws a bridge with the past, incorporating deconstruction, erasure, and raw materials, all with an anti-aesthetic foundation. He continually references the lineage of graffiti art, attempting to evoke memories of this subculture's rebellious and anarchic past. The work emphasizes the genre's transience while simultaneously calling upon the layered and complex traditions solidified through years of artists' practice in both the gallery and the urban sphere.

Tilt constructs a fragmented narrative in his paintings for Story Telling, revealing a dialogue between the signs and symbols of graffiti and the spaces and walls on which they reside. His work is almost archeological in nature, recalling lost moments in time by tracing a story through gestures. Layers of vibrant paint, sprayed and dripped, suggest hidden worlds and the mythos of destruction etched in the walls of the street.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

South Florida "Dog Artist" Skip Hartzell Creates Work Inspired By Man's Best Friend

South Florida artist Skip Hartzell‘s passion and love of dogs in unlimited configurations are joined in his paintings, works on paper and four-legged sculptures. His inspiration comes in the form of a morning walk, accompanied by a furry friend. The artwork he creates of man’s best friend are figments of his artistic imagination and creative vision.

'Swimmer #2', Flashe on Canvas, 72 x 72 Inches

Hartzell creates directly from his emotions and instincts, his work is inspired by dogs of all shapes, sizes and varieties. The artist creates large paintings and works on paper that capture the essence of “dog”. He is best known for his unique sculptures recognized immediately by their distinct form and style that only Hartzell can produce. 

'Partners', Resin and Graphite, 25 x 37 x 21 Inches

But don’t be fooled by the cuteness of his work — just like real dogs, Skip’s dogs draw you in. All of the work is rich with intricacies of color and technique. His painterly expression captures each dog’s own personality with beautiful textures, line and brush strokes using mixed media to bring each dog to life.

'Dog on Red Dirt' (2017), Flashe and Pastel on Canvas, 64 x 64 Inches

Hartzell is a longtime supporter of no-kill animal rescues and donates proceeds from the sale of his artworks to animal-rescue, no kill shelters. For sales, commissions, general inquiries, or future show information, email skipperhartzell@yahoo.com and visit www.skiphartzell.com

‘Pink Flower’, Oil on Canvas, 60 x 48 Inches

Collectors, art aficionados and dog lovers alike can experience Skip Hartzell’s Dogs at CityPlace in West Palm Beach. The Satellite pop-up exhibition is presented by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the exhibit is called Reimagine, located at the WPB Collective at CityPlace and runs through the Spring 2019.



The space includes a visitor information center, an art and design lecture series and special events and programming from local cultural organizations. Located at 701 S. Rosemary Avenue, Suite 116, West Palm Beach, Florida (just off the main plaza). 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Bass: Night at the Museum


NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
FRIDAY, MAR 1 | 8 - 11 PM

Experience the neon jungle for Night at the Museum 2019. Purchase a membership at the Affiliate ($250) level or above and receive access for you and a guest, plus enjoy year-round membership benefits. This is a members-only event, please join or renew to attend!

For more information:
786.477.6027

Monday, February 4, 2019

Fabien Castanier Gallery in Miami presents TILT Solo Exhibition "Story Telling", show opens Saturday, February 16th




Solo Exhibition by TILT
February 16 - March 3, 2019

Fabien Castanier Gallery WYNWOOD
45 NE 26th Street, Miami, FL 33137
Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to present a solo exhibition for French artist Tilt, Story Telling, which will coincide with the gallery's participation in the 2019 Art Wynwood art fair over President's Day weekend. The show is held in Fabien Castanier's Wynwood gallery location from February 16 to March 3.

Recognized internationally as a traditional graffiti artist, Tilt began his practice in his youth on the streets and train cars of Toulouse, France, in the 1980s. Most known for his primitive lettering and "throw-up" bubble style tags, the artist has continued to evolve his practice while exploring the now-historical visual vocabulary of graffiti.


For Story Telling, Tilt presents new work that draws a bridge with the past, incorporating deconstruction, erasure, and raw materials, all with an anti-aesthetic foundation. He continually references the lineage of graffiti art, attempting to evoke memories of this subculture's rebellious and anarchic past. The work emphasizes the genre's transience while simultaneously calling upon the layered and complex traditions solidified through years of artists' practice in both the gallery and the urban sphere.

Tilt constructs a fragmented narrative in his paintings for Story Telling, revealing a dialogue between the signs and symbols of graffiti and the spaces and walls on which they reside. His work is almost archeological in nature, recalling lost moments in time by tracing a story through gestures. Layers of vibrant paint, sprayed and dripped, suggest hidden worlds and the mythos of destruction etched in the walls of the street.

TOP: Tilt, "Layers 29" mixed media on canvas, 63 x 45 in. (160x114cm)

Saturday, February 2, 2019

LIPS© Chocolate Valentine’s Art Exhibition at Faena Forum Miami Beach


Experience the LIPS© Chocolate Valentine’s Party at FAENA Forum on Thursday, February 14th from 6-9pm experience the launch LIPS© Chocolate taking place at the Faena Art Forum on Valentine’s Day, located at 3300 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140https://lipschocolate.ticketleap.com/lipschocolate/


This immersive, sensorial experience will bring over 20 artists and performers to show their art pieces and auction them off. In addition to art and performances, the LIPS© Chocolate Exhibition will include an interactive presentation and exhibit for attendees to learn, enjoy, and connect, as well as a live DJ performance and open dance floor.


What is LOVE? Universal Love, beyond the ordinary…beyond separation. beyond prejudices. Join us on this Valentine`s Day to experience the LOVE and oneness like never before. 


Meet the most inspiring people, indulge in the music, art pieces and dance performances by the best artists Miami has to offer. Submerge in the one-of-a-kind Faena Forum space. Create the most exquisite experience of sharing by LIPS Chocolate, enjoy a combined exhibition of three of the greatest things in the world… Art, Music, & Chocolate. Purchase Tickets here.

Tickets Include:
On the house drinks and cocktails from LIPS Chocolate sponsors
An opening contemporary dance performance
Art exhibition, auction and fundraiser
Live DJ performance and open dance floor.

VIP Tickets Also Include:
VIP Art Auction Seating within the Forum
Complimentary LIPS Chocolate

Featured Artists:

Art Auction: Edouard Duval-Carrié | Richard Moreta | Sara Stites | Angela Valella | Charo Oquet | Maximo Caminero | Mary Larsen | Pip Brant | Rafael Lopez-Ramos | Natasha Perdomo | Carolina Sardi | Carlos Alves | JC Carroll | Alette Simmons-Jimenez | Richard Verges | Claudia Scalise | David Marsh | Andres Michelena | Nelson Gonzalez | Sandra Ramos Lorenzo | Eddie Arroyo | Daniel Fiorda | Brandon Opalka | Kike Valderama | Josafat Miranda | Judy Jimenez | Nestor Arena | Candida Rodriguez

Performance Artists: Liony Garcia | The Kunstwaffen | Jenna Balfe | UOM – and DJ: Stefano Ravasini

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Chicago-based Pop Artist Kenton Avery, also known as 'Maze The Artist'


Meet Kenton Avery, an emerging artist from Chicago also known as 'Maze The Artist'. His work is very unique, many of his pieces have the viewer engaged in solving the intricate mazes embedded within his paintings. 

Artist Kenton Avery 'Maze The Artist' showing his work to a collector

A maze is a complicated and confusing system of connected passages, which Kenton equates to life. "My art depicts struggle, happiness, and power through layered painting in maze imagery. I believe that each path has a maze, and no matter how difficult, the maze can be conquered. My goal is to create work that integrates representation of different cultures and has the ability to touch everyone," explained the artist.



Kenton is known for his unique paintings and art merchandise, his style is influenced by pop culture, fashion, music and the iconography of the modern popular culture transmitted through mass media and aimed particularly at younger people.


'Read Between The Lines', Oil and Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 36 Inches. 

"Maze" exhibits his work in Chicago, New York, Las Vegas and Miami. He plans to branch out into additional markets this year, expanding his reach and collector-base. The artist has shown his work during Miami Art Week and plans to have his art showcased again during Art Basel Miami Week 2019. To learn more about this fascinating artist, for sales information, commissions or general inquires, email mazetheartist1@gmail.com and visit www.mazetheartist.com

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Experience Skip Hartzell's Dogs at “The Satellite” Pop-up Space at CityPlace presented by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Skip Hartzell's 'Its A Very Fine Day', Oil on Canvas, 48 x 60 Inches.

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County debuted “The Satellite,” pop-up exhibition and event space at CityPlace in November, 2018 and it is expected to run through the Spring 2019. Located in the WPB Collective space across from the fountain, “The Satellite” features “Reimagine,” a special exhibition of solo artists and samplings of current and past main exhibitions from The Council’s Lake Worth headquarters. 

Experience Skip Hartzell's Dogs at CityPlace during the "Reimagine" exhibition along with several selected Palm Beach artists listed below. South Florida artist Skip Hartzell's passion and love of dogs in unlimited configurations are joined in his paintings, works on paper and four-legged sculptures.

“Reimagine” features the following exhibition samplings and Palm Beach County artists:

Project Space (ongoing, Tim D. Carter)

Foundations (2012, Miroslav Antic; Amy Broderick; Bruce Helander; and Carol Prusa)

The Florida Room (2014, Stephen Mooney)

Monochrome (2014, Joel Cohen; Mark Forman; Stephen Futej; and Mimie Langlois)

Paws & Claws: Animals in Art (2014-2015, Anthony Burks; Virginia Fifield; Skip Hartzell; Yvonne Parker; and Karla Walter)

Dina Baker Fund for Mature Female Artists Grantee: Selected Paintings from Debra Yates (2018, Debra Yates)

“I chose these artists and vignettes because each one has a unique place in the Council’s history,” said Nichole Hickey, manager of artist services and the show’s curator. “CityPlace is the perfect location to bring these selections because it provides local artists with important exposure to guests from around the world. I’m excited to showcase the Council’s work in this new, creative way.”



This is the first pop-up exhibition by The Council since it moved into its Lake Worth headquarters in 2012. All artwork in the show is for sale and benefits artists in Palm Beach County.

The space will also include a visitor information center, an art and design lecture series and special events and programming from local cultural organizations. Located at 701 S. Rosemary Avenue, Suite 116, West Palm Beach, Florida (just off the main plaza).