World House Gallery at Art Miami 04

7 January 200411 January 2004

Donald Taglialatella and World House Gallery are pleased to announce  our participation for the 3rd consecutive year at Art Miami 04, to be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach from 07 – 11 January 2004.   Just as last year we will share a significant stand with our prominent London colleagues,   Berkeley Square Gallery, a gallery known as experts in artists like Lynn Chadwick, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, Frank Stella and Andy Warhol. 

Among the highlights for our stand this year will be new works by Swiss artist John Armleder, including a portfolio of 20 prints, SUPERNOVA, recently published by World House Gallery and which was just acquired by The Museum of Modern Art and the Microsoft Art Collection.  Also from Armleder we will have new color monotypes and a selection of earlier works.  The inclusion of John Armleder to our stand this year announces our new relationship with this important multi-media artist and is also a precursor to one of our trademark “roaming exhibitions” scheduled for May of 2004.

In addition, we are exhibiting new paintings by the important abstractionist and gallery artist Richmond Burton;  a new sign sculpture by Jack Pierson measuring nearly 5 x 10 feet; and several black and white photographs by Shirin Neshat from the artists’ Rapture series.

In addition to the works by Shirin Neshat, we are presenting photographs from various periods by James Casebere, Andreas Gursky, Ugo Rondinone, Richard Prince and Fischli & Weiss.  

Two other highlights include a significant bronze sculpture by the Brazilian sculptor Saint Clair Cemin entitled, “Zeno” and a wonderful new work in 24-karat gold plated metal by Swiss artist Sylvie Fleury.

In the area of graphics and multiples, we are offering excellent and interesting examples of works by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Lee Krasner, Tracey Moffatt, Yoshitomo Nara, Gabriel Orozco,  Luc Tuymans, and Rachel Whiteread
Our two Project Spaces,  also in conjunction with our London colleagues, Berkeley Square Gallery, will have solo exhibitions for the well-known Argentine multi-media artist, Graciela Sacco, as well as exciting newcomer, Tracey Snelling..  Both artists will be in attendance for the fair.

For her project space, gallery artist Graciela Sacco (Argentine, b.1956) will present a very complex yet ephemeral work that incorporates light and shadows, a medium that the artist has been experimenting with quite successfully for several years now.  This work, Sombras del Sud y del Norte, 2001-02 (Shades of the South and the North,) consists of silkscreen printed on individual sheets of plexiglass and a light source.  What at first glance looks very much like a Sarah Sze installation becomes a mysterious yet cohesive work of art  projected onto the walls of the space.   In addition to her installation, Ms. Sacco will present new works in heliography, a medium that  has become almost her trademark.  

Graciela Sacco has recently been named 2003’s “Argentine Artist of The Year” by the Argentine Art Critics Association.

Gallery artist Tracey Snelling (American, b.1970) is a California-based sculptor/model maker and photographer who is interested creating mysterious and surreal narratives in her work. Paying homage to James Casebere and Olivier Boberg, Snelling first constructs intricate miniature 3-dimensional models.  Then, using a large-format camera, Snelling photographs her sculptures; however unlike Casebere or Boberg, Snelling sets her models into the everyday world, thereby combining representations of reality with reality. The resulting large-format color photographs assume a level of tension, mystery and even humor.

The installation by Tracey Snelling, created especially for Art Miami 04, transforms ordinary space into a vast,  yet familiar landscape.  Often overlooked buildings, forgotten and neglected, are integrated with words and remnants to form a moody environment. Sound, light,  and shadow, along with the miniature environments viewed through curtained windows, invite viewers to become voyeurs.  

Tracey Snelling’s works have recently been acquired by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Microsoft Art Collection,  the Progressive Corporation Art Collection and numerous private collections throughtout the United States and Europe.

Art Miami 04 fair dates and hours:
Wednesday, 07 January 2004  5 – 7 pm V.I.P. Reception; 7 – 10 pm Opening Night Gala
Thursday, 08 January   12 – 9 pm
Friday, 09 January   12 – 9 pm
Saturday, 10 January   12 – 9 pm
Sunday, 11 January   12 – 7 pm
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