Hours left of Art Miami!

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Thanks to everyone who has joined us this week in Miami! There are still a few hours left of the fair and plenty to see at Booth A209.

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You can see all the photographs we are featuring at the fair on our website hereMake sure you are following us on InstagramFacebookTwitter and here on Cyclopsblog!

Art Miami
Booth A209

December 5 – December 10, 2017
The Art Miami Pavilion
1 Miami Herald Plaza @ NE 14TH St.
Downtown Miami
On Biscayne Bay between the Venetian & Macarthur Causeways
Miami, FL 33132

Download a complimentary pass for Art Miami on our website here.

Hours:

Sunday, December 10 11am – 6pm
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Day five of Art Miami!

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Thank you to everyone who joined us at Booth A209 for our meet and greet with Sandro Miller and Gregory Scott! We hope you enjoyed hearing from the artists about their work.

Today we continue to feature some of our amazing artists. Read up on Daniel BeltráLiat ElblingLaurent Millet, and Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison on your way to visit us on day five of Art Miami!

Daniel Beltrá

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Born in Madrid, Spain, Daniel Beltrá is a photographer based in Seattle, Washington. His passion for conservation is evident in images of our environment that are evocatively poignant. His striking, large-scale photographs are all shot from the air. This perspective gives the viewer a wider context to the beauty and destruction he witnesses, as well as revealing a delicate sense of scale.

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Amazon scarlet ibis (#222), 2017 © by Daniel Beltrá

Over the past two decades, Beltrá’s work has taken him to all seven continents, including several expeditions to the Brazilian Amazon, the Arctic, the Southern Oceans and the Patagonian ice fields. In 2009, Beltrá received the prestigious Prince’s Rainforest Project award granted by Prince Charles. Other highlights include the BBVA Foundation award in 2013 and the inaugural “Global Vision Award” from the Pictures of the Year International in 2008. In 2007 and 2006 he received awards for his work in the Amazon from World Press Photo. Daniel’s work has been published by the most prominent international publications including The New Yorker, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Le Monde, and El Pais, amongst many others.

Liat Elbling

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Like many still-life photographers, Tel Aviv-based Liat Elbling cuts, tapes and assembles objects on a table, condensing or expanding the physical space through meticulous lighting. Photographs from her recent solo show at CEG, Proposals for Disorder, examine how the construction of a space can affect ones mood.

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Patio, 2017 © Liat Elbling

A gray room can be both soothing and non-descript; red is the color of passion and danger; merlot the color of a soothing wine. In each of these scenarios, Elbling uses color to create an atmosphere that invites the viewer into a world that is as comforting as it is suspenseful. As she states, it is her desire to “return to art’s basic characteristics: perspective, light and shade, examining the relationship between two and three dimensionality, and the blending of materials, colors and textures.”

Laurent Millet

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For more than twenty years, Laurent Millet has channeled his innate curiosity to create photographs that question the way objects appear within space and time. Citing R. Buckminster Fuller and Denis Diderot among his influences, Millet creates an artistic vocabulary through metal wire, vineyard posts and barrel hoops – objects prevalent in the coastal town of France in which he resides. Photographs from his series La Méthode are on view in booth A209.

 

As he stated in a 2014 interview in L’Oeil de la Photographie: “I felt like I had to take refuge in something that was comforting and reassuring… This idea brought me back to what I did as a child in the countryside when I would play with wood and stones. I rediscovered that pleasure as an adult… Starting with the first things I built, fishing machines, I felt like a world was opening up in which I could really exist. These objects are powered by my personal fictions, my dream of another life. The photograph is proof of that, a record of the moment, a reward.”

Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison

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Riverview Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison

Much has been written about Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison, the husband and wife duo who met as students in New Mexico. She was studying dance and metalsmithing, while he was focused on photography. Within a few years of graduating, they gained instant recognition for their collaborative works that presented constructed and choreographed scenarios about mans effect on the landscape.

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More than twenty years later, the artists are still dedicated to the environment, showing us the power of nature, and the effect our actions have on it. By creating environments specifically to photograph, the artists address issues about the earth and our responsibility to heal the damage we’ve created, while investigating the human condition. This ideology has remained a constant, and is why they are so greatly admired.

You can see all the photographs we are featuring at the fair on our website here.

Make sure you are following us this week on InstagramFacebookTwitter and here on Cyclopsblog!

Art Miami
Booth A209

December 5 – December 10, 2017
The Art Miami Pavilion
1 Miami Herald Plaza @ NE 14TH St.
Downtown Miami
On Biscayne Bay between the Venetian & Macarthur Causeways
Miami, FL 33132

Download a complimentary pass for Art Miami on our website here.

Hours:

Saturday, December 9 11am – 8pm
Sunday, December 10 11am – 6pm

Meet and Greet with Sandro Miller & Gregory Scott!

HAPPENING TODAY! Share a glass of champagne with Sandro Miller and Gregory Scott at Booth A209!

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We are thrilled to host a meet and greet with artists Sandro Miller and Gregory Scott today, Friday, December 8, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Both artists will be available to discuss their work featured in our booth. You can read up on Sandro and Gregory’s pieces on view in our previous two Art Miami blog posts. We look forward to seeing you this afternoon and sharing some bubbly!

Make sure you are following us this week on InstagramFacebookTwitter and here on Cyclopsblog as we continue to feature the artists of Booth A209!

Art Miami

December 5 – December 10, 2017
The Art Miami Pavilion
1 Miami Herald Plaza @ NE 14TH St.
Downtown Miami
On Biscayne Bay between the Venetian & Macarthur Causeways
Miami, FL 33132

Download a complimentary pass for Art Miami on our website here.

Hours:

Friday, December 8 11am – 8pm
Saturday, December 9 11am – 8pm
Sunday, December 10 11am – 6pm

Portraits on view at Art Miami

We are ready for day three of Art Miami! This year, CEG is excited to be showcasing the work of ten artists at Booth A209. Today we will highlight three photographers whose work explore contemporary portraiture in collaborative ways: Omar Imam, Sandro Miller, and Bettina von Zwehl.

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Live, Love, Refugee © by Omar Imam (left) and My Hair, My Soul, My Freedom © Sandro Miller (right)

Omar Imam

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Untitled, 2015 © Omar Imam

In 2012, Syrian activist turned photographer Omar Imam was kidnapped and tortured by a militia and only let go when a friend intervened. Soon after, Imam left Damascus with his parents and wife, settling in Beirut where he and his wife started a family. In 2016, he moved to Amsterdam, where he currently resides. His family recently received paperwork that will finally allow them to join him.

Live, Love, Refugee is Imam’s photographic response to the chaos erupting in his homeland. In refugee camps across Lebanon, Imam collaborated with Syrians to create photographs that talked about their reality, rather than presenting them as a simple statistic. As a refugee himself, Imam understands the loss and chaos of being displaced from ones home. But dreams cannot be eradicated — dreams of escape, dreams of love, and dreams of terror. These dreams are what Imam set out to capture. The resulting images peel back the façade of flight, to reveal the spirit of those who persevere, despite losing everything that was familiar. These composed photographs challenge our perception of victimization, offering access into the heart and soul of humanity.

Sandro Miller

You likely know Illinois native Sandro Miller from his years of commercial work, as well as his collaboration with John Malkovich for an homage series. In Miami, you will see six images from Sandro’s new series, My Hair, My Soul, My Freedom, a celebration of the diversity, artistry, and power of black women’s hair. Sandro states: “this project is about highlighting the many ways in which black women embrace their freedom of choice and express their creativity through their hair, no matter the style or texture, whether they wear braids, dreadlocks, weaves, or whether they wear it natural or straightened. With each portrait in this ongoing project, I seek to recognize and honor black women’s power and beauty while celebrating blackness and black lives.

“I asked each woman who sat for My Hair, My Soul, My Freedom to share her personal ‘hair story’ with me. Working with a hair stylist and makeup artist, I was able to achieve a style of hair that my sitter had worn, or would be willing to wear out into the world today. Each woman’s skin was depicted with the same black tone to emphasizes the beauty of blackness, and serve as an equalizer to remove the potential for prejudicial skin color biases, and make hair the focal point. Additionally, my selection of decorative backgrounds was inspired by and includes several African prints. Though some models received striking black backgrounds, I selected the colorful and vibrant patterns for each person based on their individuality and the shapes and colors in their hair.”

Sandro Miller will be available to speak about his work at Booth A209 tomorrow, Friday, December 8, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm during a champagne meet and greet, along with artist Gregory Scott.

Bettina von Zwehl

Bettina von Zwehl was born in Munich in 1971 and received an MA from the Royal College of Art (RCA), London, in 1999, where she now lives and works. She has built her international reputation on subtle and distinctive photographic portraits.

As her practice has developed, she has continued to seek out different ways of exploring the form; from her early works, most often defined by the exacting conditions she imposed on her subjects, to her most recent projects which reprise the tradition of the painted portrait miniature of both, people and dogs. Her ongoing pre-occupation with the miniature was inspired during her six months as Artist in Residence at the Victoria & Albert Museum in 2011. Bettina’s first Chicago solo-show is currently on view at CEG, through December 30.

Make sure you are following us this week on InstagramFacebookTwitter and here on Cyclopsblog as we continue to feature the artists of Booth A209!

Art Miami

December 5 – December 10, 2017
The Art Miami Pavilion
1 Miami Herald Plaza @ NE 14TH St.
Downtown Miami
On Biscayne Bay between the Venetian & Macarthur Causeways
Miami, FL 33132

Download a complimentary pass for Art Miami on our website here.

Hours:

Wednesday, December 6 11am – 8pm
Thursday, December 7 11am – 8pm
Friday, December 8 11am – 8pm
Saturday, December 9 11am – 8pm
Sunday, December 10 11am – 6pm

 

New work debuts at booth A209

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the VIP preview yesterday at Art Miami! We had an amazing night discussing our artists with you.
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Throughout the week, we will be highlighting the 10 artists on view in our booth, so check back to learn more about each of their processes. Today, we are spotlighting the 3 artists debuting new work that has not been exhibited prior to Art Miami: Clarissa Bonet, Gregory Scott, and Ysabel LeMay.

Clarissa Bonet

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SL.2017.1019, Chicago, 2017 © Clarissa Bonet

CEG is excited to be featuring a new piece from Clarissa Bonet’s series, Stray Light. The artist describes Stray Light as: “an ongoing photographic project aimed at imaging the nocturnal urban landscape. We have all but lost the night for our progress. In its place we have formed a new cosmos, one of vanished surfaces and flecks of light. Carefully constructing each image from multiple photographs, I reform the urban landscape in my own vision – one that seeks to reconstruct the heavens in its absence above the cityscape. Light emanating from each window references a world unknown, evoking a sense of mystery and awe. We no longer look up to the night’s sky with awe. Instead, that is how we look out at the city.”

Gregory Scott

Time, 2017  is Gregory Scott’s most ambitious piece to date, and features 57 different scenes involving 12 actors in 11 frames, juxtaposing the cycle of human life with symbolic paintings about life and death. In this new piece we see numerous scenarios: the progression of a newborn into a child, adolescent, adult, elder person and finally into mortality; tabletop images containing flowers, skulls, musical instruments… symbols that have a rich history in Vanitas paintings (a still-life genre that thrived in the 17th century); and a salon-style room at The Art Institute of Chicago, where Scott references famous works by Whistler, Vermeer, Rembrandt, Da Vinci and Rubens, that reference aging. Within these 11 videos, Gregory Scott creates a narrative about the stages of life and the passing of time that begins and ends with the incoming ocean tide.

Ysabel LeMay

We are thrilled to have on view Eden I, 2017 and Eden III, 2017  by Ysabel LeMay, two of three interchangeable new pieces that can be shown individually, as diptychs, or as triptychs. Lemay’s technique is very straightforward, yet extremely time consuming. She photographs flora, birds, tree limbs, flowers, and anything else she finds along her daily walks. Once back in the studio, she assembles all her files into her computer and starts layering images, using hundreds of individual files to construct each final photograph. Balancing color, light and subject, Ysabel LeMay creates pieces that vibrate with an intensity often experienced in dreams. Wonders continues LeMay’s dedication to the land and the endless beauty it evokes.

Make sure you are following us this week on InstagramFacebookTwitter and here on Cyclopsblog!

Art Miami

December 5 – December 10, 2017
The Art Miami Pavilion
1 Miami Herald Plaza @ NE 14TH St.
Downtown Miami
On Biscayne Bay between the Venetian & Macarthur Causeways
Miami, FL 33132

Download a complimentary pass for Art Miami on our website here.

Hours:

Wednesday, December 6 11am – 8pm
Thursday, December 7 11am – 8pm
Friday, December 8 11am – 8pm
Saturday, December 9 11am – 8pm
Sunday, December 10 11am – 6pm

Art Miami opens tonight!

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CEG at Booth A209

In its 28th edition, Art Miami remains as one of the nation’s leading international contemporary and modern art fairs, showcasing an array of iconic and exemplary works for more than 140 international galleries from over 22 countries. 

This year, Art Miami is debuting in a brand new prestigious waterfront location! The VIP Preview to benefit the Pérez Art Museum Miami takes place today, Tuesday, December 5, from 5:30 – 10:00 pm with a special hour of advanced access from 4:30 – 5:30 pm. We are thrilled to be showcasing the work of Daniel Beltrá, Clarissa Bonet, Liat Elbling, Omar Imam, Ysabel LeMay, Sandro Miller, Laurent Millet, Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison, Gregory Scott and Bettina von Zwehl.

Click here to view all the artwork and be sure to visit us this week at booth A209!

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Art Miami

December 5 – December 10, 2017
The Art Miami Pavilion
1 Miami Herald Plaza @ NE 14TH St.
Downtown Miami
On Biscayne Bay between the Venetian & Macarthur Causeways
Miami, FL 33132

Download a complimentary pass for Art Miami on our website here.

Hours:

Wednesday, December 6 11am – 8pm
Thursday, December 7 11am – 8pm
Friday, December 8 11am – 8pm
Saturday, December 9 11am – 8pm
Sunday, December 10 11am – 6pm

Happy Thanksgiving from CEG!

Everyone at CEG wishes you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!

Our 30-year anniversary is in one short week. We are thankful for the amazing artists we represent, as well as for the support we’ve received from our collectors and all the friends of the gallery over the years.

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Wishbones, 2014 © Elizabeth Ernst

We will be closed November 23 through November 27. The gallery will reopen with normal business hours on Tuesday November 28. Have a safe and happy holiday!