Successful Art Basel Week - THINK+feel Contemporary presented at Scope 2016

Everyone knows that the first week of December in Miami is dedicated to art.  As the tradition dictates our gallery took part in this wonderful madness known as Art Basel, Miami week.  Under the curatorial oversight of our director, THINK+feel Contemporary gallery dedicated this year's show to women.  Works by Matus Lanyi, Martin Moflar, Dorota Sadovska and Anna Silivonchik were brought together in a show entitled Women: Heaven, Earth and Fantasy.  The presentation was conceived as a reflection on the numerous - often contradictory- ways women are perceived by the society, men and women alike.  Some see them as sex symbols, others as sensual,  strong personalities who are willing to sacrifice what's dearest to them, and others as spiritual and almost mythological creatures. The response to the presentation and featured works by visitors, collectors and fans was positively overwhelming.  We would like to thank all who came to see us, who support and follow us.  We wish you and all the lovers of art more creativity and inspiration in 2017!

THINK+feel Contemporary exhibition space at Scope, Miami Beach, December 2016

Beyond Art Basel

Thank you Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square for a lovely evening celebrating the height of art season in the greater Miami area. This fun event was my introduction to this wonderful institution that has been undergoing an enviable transformation.  Apart from a fun presentation, I had an opportunity to see an ongoing exhibition dedicated to the fascinating Joan Quinn (on view through January 15, 2017).  A renown collector, supporter of art and artists who knew and hang out with the greatest of them such as Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ed Ruscha...

Probably the most photographed, painted and sculpted persona in the history of contemporary art, Joan Agajanian Quinn was immortalized in works by Peter Alexander, Charles Arnoldi, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mike Chearney, Patrick Demarchelier, Laddie John Dill, Shepard Fairey, Claire Falkenstein, Sophia Gasparian, Frank Gehry, Chris Hartunian, David Hockney, George Hurrell, Robert Mapplethorpe, Kim McCarty, Ed Moses, Mel Ramos, Ed Ruscha, and Beatrice Wood - all on display at this exhibition.  A trip worth making!

"You've Got Me" featuring Anna Silivonchik's artwork nomitated for the Best Children's Album Grammy!

THINK+feel Contemporary is excited to share with you the latest collaboration by the artist Anna Silivonchik and Sara Lovell, an award winning composer, song writer and performer.  Anna was selected to create art for Sara's latest album.  You've Got Me is already on the Grammy ballot for Best Children's Album!

Here is the result of Anna's incredible imagination!

Despite her young age, Anna - one of the most versatile and imaginative artists today - already has an incredible track record in the area of illustrations and paintings for children.  Her illustrations adorn French and Russian versions of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's ultimate book for children Little Prince, numerous works by Russian authors as well as her own books such as Good luck. Her latest adventure takes Anna deep into Lewis Carroll's world as she is working on images for his Alice in Wonderland. Enjoy the trip with her!

To see more of Anna's wonderful works see our blog post For the littlest art connoisseurs from May 24. 

 

Art Wanderings through Central Europe: Prague. Kampa Museum

I've had the good fortune recently to be able to spend a few short weeks on a whirlwind tour of Central Europe. I visited Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany and Belarus where I visited galleries, discovering and meeting with the region's talented artists of the highest caliber. I can't wait to share with you the latest works from our established and our new artists soon. 

But before we are ready to unveil our latest acquisitions - enjoy my coverage of museums and galleries I've visited during my wanderings through the region.   

The number one stop on my journey was Prague’s Museum Kampa which had an exhibition of the critically acclaimed Czech-French surrealist artist Toyen (Marie Čermínová): I see for it is Night.  Kampa's exceptional temporary exhibits are a wonderful complement to their extensive permanent collection of Central European Modern art, and its seminal representatives such as František Kupka and Otto Gutfreund. 

 

Museum Kampa was recently extended to incorporate an enviable Jan and Meda Mládek Foundation collection - a lovechild of the art collector and benefactor Mrs. Meda Mládek and her husband Jan Mládek.  Until the mid-1990s, the fall of communism in the former Czechoslovakia, this notable collection resided together with its creators in Washington, DC.  Understanding the enormous importance of their collection to Czech and Slovak art history, the couple left it in trust to the Kampa Museum. 

The mission of the Museum is to represent through these collections a testimonial to the communist era, a very difficult period in Eastern European history in general and Czech and Slovak history in particular, encompassing the period from the late 1940s through mid-1990s.

  • Museum Kampa, Sculpture Garden, Prague, January 2016, Photos: © THINK+feel Contemporary

THINK+feel Contemporary @ the Inaugural Art Boca Raton 2016

At the inaugural Art Boca Raton 2016, THINK+feel Contemporary is excited to present a contemplative space for its gallery visitors.  The concept was a brainchild of our director and chief curator whose goal was to offer show attendees coming through the gallery an opportunity to meditate on essence of spirituality.

The interior walls of the gallery offer three different ways to achieve that result; First, though meditating on the essence of nature by viewing a sample of organic (eco) art - a widely admired work by Matus Lany Fragmentation (Summer), a 4-panel set of leaves applied to canvas, organized as a DNA code sequencing.  On the opposite wall, the same subject matter of spirituality is explored and presented in an altar-like "traditional historical worship" arrangement of three oils by the artist - the Shoe II (aka Soccer Cleat) and Monstrances I, II

The final piece of this meditative complex is a striking pair abstract expressionist works entitled Tugi and Hagi by Martin Moflar- works that offer an opportunity to meditate on color and serenity so perfectly conveyed by the painter's impeccable color juxtaposition and technique. 

You still have a chance to see this exciting international art show and our wonderful exhibition booth 207 as the show continues through Monday, March 21 (11am-6pm).