OPENING October 6 2015 6 – 8pm
PALAZZO dei CARTELLONI
Via Sant’ Antonino 11, Florence, Italy
October 6 – November 3, 2015
October 1, 2015
Denise Bibro Fine Art is pleased to announce our first visit to the Houston art community at the Texas Contemporary Fair. Please come visit us at booth 317 this year. We are premiering artists Dusty Boynton, Jerry Meyer, and sculptures by Mark Hadjipateras. In addition, we have sculptures by Martha Walker and paintings by Shane McAdams. Texas Contemporary returns to the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston’s downtown district this October 1 – 4, featuring sixty galleries from around the world and exciting access to a weekend of performances, panels, talks, tours, and after-hours events.
Maffia’s works are inspired by the rich mark making of decay, residues and cracks on aging surfaces that she finds around her and in her travels.
Linda Vallejo, The Sun God Tonatiuh, 2011
Acrylic, 14k gold leaf, pigment print of original painting, re-purposed plaster, 22" x 16" x 10"
Denise Bibro Fine Art, in Chelsea, New York is pleased to announce Appropriations, a highlight exhibition of re-purposed media on view from October 8th through November 7th, 2015. Featuring work by artists Linda Vallejo, Carlos Estevez, and Tyrome Tripoli, adopted and recycled imagery re-contextualize human-made visual culture. With readymade and found-object iconography, Appropriations spotlights a cohesive sampling of re-work distinct to each represented artist.
Linda Vallejo: Vallejo, a California-based artist, fuses contemporary pop-culture with her multicultural experiences immersed in the Chicano/Latino/Mexican American community: a combination that further develops her artistic practice. With untamed images and re-mapped contexts, statements of race, color, class alter the pre-determined cultural symbols underscoring the creation of “an America that included me.”
Carlos Estevez: Cuban artist Estevez delves into the visual representation of man and the universe. Composed collages are selectively pieced together as inquiries into their underlying conceptual connections with each other. With distinct elements of symmetry and balance, Estevez fragments and compartmentalizes the collages: a visual that reflects his reflective process “intermingled with the dynamic of the human thinking.”
Tyrome Tripoli: Brooklyn-based artist Tripoli’s assemblages blend materials and compositions into carefully crafted “abstract paintings.” Pre-existing materials and forms connect in an organic, purposeful way; the deliberate integration of part relies on the color, shape, and past life of each individual object. The relationship of the materials and previously recognizable function create a new subtext and “leaves the piece open to metaphoric exploration.”
Mitchel Coffman, Speed Bag, 2013
Oil on Canvas, 30" x 30"
Denise Bibro Fine Art, in Chelsea, New York, is pleased to present works by Mitchel Coffman, an exhibition of figurative paintings in its Platform Space Gallery October 8th- 24th.
Coffman’s work pays homage to the journeys and sacrifices of the individuals devoted to creating lasting legacies within their respected fields of work. With an image of Baltimore designer/stylist, Jedda-Khan BlueEl, Senegalese human rights activist/model, Amy Sall, and Belizean designer, Edingston Middleton collaborating on a dress fitting for the First Lady of Belize, the paintings depict the process and effort put forth in developing and continuing the traditional forms of making. Coffman elevates the importance of telling the story of “individuals dedicating their lives to their crafts and the significance of their tools…”
Mitchel Coffman received his M.F.A from Savannah College of Art and Design. He lives and works in New York as a painter and dedicated athlete. Recently, he has had a solo show and mural unveiling, RTI Open House, in Stevensville, MD and participated in the group exhibition, Connections, at the Central Booking Gallery in New York.