The London based Le Dame Art Gallery will exhibit at one the major international art fairs during Miami Art Week, taking its main represented artists’ works to Red Dot Miami. The fair is held in the Miami’s Arts & Entertainment District running from the 6th to the 10th of December 2017.
Le Dame Art Gallery will display a series of artworks by established and up-and-coming artists. A special highlight is for to the work of American artist Stevens Vaughn, presenting an installation of 8 Buddha Heads by artist Stevens Vaughn.
The Buddha Heads sculptures have been inspired by the story of Guanyin, an East Asian bodhisattva associated with compassion as venerated by Mahayana Buddhists. She is commonly known as the "Goddess of Mercy" in English. The Chinese name Guanyin is short for Guanshiyin, meaning "[The One Who] Perceives the Sounds of the World".
“The process of transfiguration and subsequent transcendence requires a belief that one can never separate the physical and the spiritual worlds” – explains the artist.
Guanyin was a man from India who through transfiguration took the body of a beautiful woman and became the goddess of mercy and kindness; through his transcendence became the essence of love him/her self.
During the cultural revolution, all religions we considered enemies of the State, nevertheless, Guanyin did not disappear, for one cannot vanquish the divine spirit within life, rather she transmuted again. It does not matter if Guanyin is a man or woman, a capitalist or a communist. His/her manifestation endures in the quality of mercy and kindness that is essential to our existence.
Notes to the Editor
Le Dame Art Gallery – Booth R500 at Red Dot Miami
Artists available for interviews during Red Dot Miami: Gabriela Herma, Stevens Vaughn and Ben Moore from Art Below.
Tel +44 7947653530 or +1 7865562102 (available from Dec, 1st)
Gabriela Herma, a Polish Fine Art Photographer based in London. Herma’s work is inspired by her surroundings and led by her initial emotional response. Herma prints her photographs on metal before covering the surface in resin and sparkling materials such as Swarovski crystals and diamond dust.
Italian artist Dario Moschetta finds his inspiration from the natural beauty of people and from “the effort to try to understand people’s mood by looking at their face or at the movements of their bodies”. His mixed media works involve various techniques he has developed and experimented instinctively, using collage and acrylic paint on paper and on canvas. His work New York 18 can be seen on the famous America TV Show “House of Cards”.
Alice Padovani was born in Italy where she lives and works today. She graduated from the University of Bologna with a Master’s Degree in Philosophy in 2007 and a Master’s Degree in Visual Arts in 2015. We will present her latest work “Collection of a Magpie”, where scarab beetles and little tiny objects are assembled together to create precious nests made in gold, or emerald or simply black and white. The outcome is just exquisite, a must-have collection.
Mauro Pallotta has been in every big international newspaper from the Washington Post to Yahoo News International, The Chicago Tribune and France’s Le Monde to name a few. In August 2014 his works were displayed on maxi screens in Seoul during Pope Francis’ visit of South Korea. Predominantly using acrylic spray on wool steel, MauPal’s artwork holds strong social and political value.
Stevens Vaughn is a ritualistic water painter who uses pigments to document the language of water. His exhibitions are influenced by his study and training in the philosophy of how important imperfection is to the state of perfection in Japan and China. In 1988, he began training on how “imperfection is essential to creating a state of perfection”. During this time he developed ceramic and porcelain studios in Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, China where he played a major role in the development of porcelain art in the cities of Chaozhou and Dehua. He was given an honorary professorship in the Ceramic Institute in addition to lecturing in the Central Academy of Art Beijing.
Laura Zeni, born in Milan, graduates from the Accademia di Brera under the guidance of Raffaele De Grada. Since 1980s until today, she has taken part in several solo and group exhibitions in Italy. In 2012 during White at Superstudio Più in Milan she opens the solo exhibition “Laura Zeni. Illuminazioni/Laura Zeni. Enlightenments”, curated by Fortunato D’Amico, with a catalogue published by Skira, followed by a personal exhibition at BIM-Banca Intermobiliare in the city center of Milan. In 2016 in London she participates in the group exhibition at Camden Image Gallery and during the Milan Design Week 2016 in the exhibitions at Fabbrica del Vapore and at the ex Oratorio della Passione of the Basilica of S. Ambrogio, while Jannelli&Volpi hosts her personal exhibition “Laura Zeni. Geometrie ri-viste/ Laura Zeni. Re-visited geometries”.
About Le Dame Art Gallery
Le Dame Art Gallery has a reputation for scouting and representing the finest up-and-coming artists, whose works have been commissioned or acquired by public, corporate and private collections. Le Dame Art Gallery is based at the Meliá White House, a 4-star deluxe hotel in central London, where the gallery has been curating the MWH Corporate Art Collection. The gallery will open also in Rome in 2018.
For Further info
Red Dot Miami
1700 NE 2nd AVE Miami
December 6-10, 2017