Beyond Boundaries

EXTENDED UNTIL 24 MAY 2018

BEYOND BOUNDARIES: The Journey of Indian Art from the Bengal School to contemporary

AA e-inviteAbundant Art Gallery was setup in 2017 with the aspiration of supporting emerging as well established Indian artists showcase their work in the global market. We are proud to present a bouquet of creative works of twelve painters, one printmaker and two sculptors in Le Dame Gallery in London. This is a unique opportunity to experience afresh the flavour of Indian contemporary art and its present trends.

Indian Art has travelled a long way since the introduction of western methods by the British in the 19th century.  British colonial rule  added another important influence on art in India and led to a fusion of styles and techniques. In the early 20th century Indian identity and heritage reasserted itself with the emergence of the Bengal School of Art.  With the active encouragement of British art teacher E.B. Havell (1861- 1934) Indian artists in Calcutta adopted traditional Indian ways of painting notably Mughal miniature style or folk styles such as “Kalighat”.  They used indigenous techniques such as the wash method.  This led to a debate about what Indian art should aim for? Historicity or embrace all international trends to reflect modern thought. Luckily contemporary Indian art has struck a balance between the two and coursed a journey which is much more reflective of india and her current position and context in the world.  We see a more confident contemporary art in India today which is distinctively Indian yet at the same time embraces elements of global art trends.

“Beyond Boundaries” show cases artists who represents not only the unbroken heritage of Indian art dating back to Mughal miniatures but also show how India is responding to more global ideas in the post-modern sense.

Our  selection of artists represent the widest possible form of expressions and creativity. They exhibit a vast horizon depicting reimagining of the Bengal school in Mohi Paul’s works to the abstract explorations of inner emotions by Shad Fatima. They showcase an element of sensibility which is embedded in Indian culture and heritage with the signs of co-travelling with world art at large. Our artists play a variety of media including water colour wash technique, acrylic and oil. There are traditional Indian motifs, mythical and historical contents as well as articulations of the artists’ inner journeys. It’s like a grand old man with a distinct cultural root stepping out into a new world full of new possibilities and potentials. No doubt E.B. Havell would have been pleased with this outcome.

 

Gods by Akelo

A Palazzo Naiadi “Gods” la nuova mostra personale di Andrea Cagnetti in arte Akelo

2004 NISOPalazzo Naiadi – The Dedica Anthology Hotels e Le Dame Art Gallery, sono lieti di annunciare “Gods” (Dei) la nuova mostra di Andrea Cagnetti in arte Akelo, che avra’ luogo dal 19 aprile al 12 giugno nella splendida Hall del lussuoso hotel.

Andrea Cagnetti – in arte, Akelo – è un’anima antica, un uomo del Rinascimento, che vive nel 21esimo secolo, coltivando una grande passione: quella di creare gioielli e sculture, che coniugano la sua creatività alla perfetta padronanza delle tecniche di oreficeria e metallurgia, risalenti a oltre 3.000 anni fa.

I lavori di Andrea Cagnetti si basano su miti, leggende e simboli tratti da un repertorio ancestrale ed elaborati attraverso un suo personale linguaggio criptico, che attinge al sapere alchemico, frutto dei suoi approfonditi studi sui testi antichi.

Dal 2010, l’artista realizza la scultura per il premio “Robert Besson Prize” per la Mostra del Cinema di Venezia. Tra I registi premiati: Maha mat-Saleh Haroun; Jean-Pierre e Luc Dardenne; Ken Loach; Amos Gitai; e Carlo Verdone.

I suoi lavori sono presenti in collezioni permanenti e musei quali il Museum of Art and Archaeology in Missouri e il Fine Arts Museum di Boston e il Museo di Newark. Tra le sue ultime mostre: “Akelo’s Treasures. An Exhibition Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of a Roman Master Goldsmith” presso la famosa gioielleria Bentley & Skinner di Londra.

Come afferma in un testo critico, Giandomenico Spinola (Responsabile del Dipatimento di Archeologia dei Musei Vaticani) “Andrea Cagnetti  parte  da  un  artigianato  antico  come  la  sua  terra,  quello  della  tecnica  orafa,  per  poi  evolvere  in  forme  artistiche  le  sue  opere.  Su questa  linea  ha  realizzato  le  sue  prime  creazioni,  tanto  vicine  ai  capolavori  dell’oreficeria  etrusca  da  mettere  talvolta  in  imbarazzo  molti  esperti.  D  qui,  ha  dato  origine  a  lavori  di  notevole  pregio  in  diverse  direzioni:  alcuni  lavori  rappresentano  la  prosecuzione  della  sua  rima  produzione  orafa,  altri  se  ne  distaccano,  ma quel che emerge in ogni sua opera, sempre e comunque, è una grandissima capacità tecnica e un’inventiva brillantemente espressa. In tutti i suoi lavori – anche in quelli in scala maggiore –  non rinuncia  mai  alla  cura  del  dettaglio,  anche  infinitesimale,  proprio  come  nella  migliore  tradizione orafa

Galleria Immagini:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tykzc3bkow9er67/AAAXQCGTce_rgV-hLhXLnbB0a?dl=0

“Gods”, mostra personale di Akelo (alias Andrea Cagnetti), dal 19 Aprile – 12 Giugno 2018

Palazzo Naiadi –  The Dedica Anthology Hotels (ex Boscolo Exedra Roma)

Piazza della Repubblica, 47 – 00185 Roma – Italy

Tel. +39 06 48938910 – Fax +39 06 48938000

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Orari di visita consigliati al pubblico: dal lunedi alla Domenica dalle ore 10:00 alle ore 19:00

Per appuntamenti con Le Dame Art Gallery e per interviste con l’artista, vi preghiamo di scrivere a: contact@ledameartgallery.com . Per informazioni: www.ledameartgallery.com

Romans di Mauro Pallotta apre il programma al BOSCOLO Exedra Roma

Dopo #ordinaryheroes arriva al Boscolo Exedra Roma “Romans” la nuova mostra personale di Mauro Pallotta

Apertura al pubblico dal 16 febbraio al 15 Aprile

IMG-20180214-WA0005Il Boscolo Exedra Roma e Le Dame Art Gallery, sono lieti di annunciare la prima di una serie di mostre di arte contemporanea che avranno luogo nella splendida Hall del lussuoso hotel, a partire dal prossimo 16 marzo 2018.

Il primo artista ad aprire il programma e’ Mauro Pallotta, conosciuto ai piu’ con lo pseudonimo di Maupal, che ha appena lanciato la campagna #ordinaryheroes.

L’artista romano e’ noto alla stampa internazionale come Street Artist, soprattutto per il suo Famoso “Superpope”, il murales con cui ha rappresentato Papa Francesco nei panni di Superman. Dal Washington Post a Yahoo News International, al Chicago Tribune e Le Monde, giusto per citarne alcuni, negli ultimi anni Mauro e’ tra gli artisti Italiani piu’ rappresentativi sia in Europa che oltre Oceano. Nel 2014 il suo lavoro e’ stato mandato in streaming sui maxi schermi di Seoul, in Korea. Ed e’ sempre con il suo “Superpope” che Mauro oggi e’ protagonista del progetto #ordinaryheroes, un progetto benefico lanciato dal Vaticano che conta testimonial d’eccezione come l’ex capitano della Roma, Francesco Totti, che firma anche la maglietta sulla quale è stampata l’immagine. Dal Pupone al Pibe: l’ex numero 10 nomina come suo successore un altro collega, altro grande numero 10, Diego Armando Maradona.

Il Messaggero

Oltre a essere un rinomato Street Artist, Mauro Pallotta nasce da studi classici e negli ultimi venti anni ha raffinato una tecnica e uno stile molto personali, utilizzando lo spray acrilico (come si usa nei  murales) sulla lana d’acciaio con estrema precisione e maestria. I lavori di Pallotta hanno sempre forti riferimenti socio-politici, come le opera presentate in anteprima al Boscolo Exedra per la mostra personale “Romans”, come racconta lo stesso artista: “La mia ricerca, oltre che pittorica, è anche storica. Nel percorso biografico dei più illustri personaggi dell’antica Roma, ci sono spesso degli incredibili parallelismi con i tempi che stiamo vivendo. Il mio obiettivo è quello di sintetizzare alcuni elementi che, oltre a raccontare in maniera ironica e satirica il personaggio, creano anche ossimori o parallelismi con l’attualità che ci circonda.

Dal 2015, l’artista e’ rappresentato da Le Dame Art Gallery di Londra, con cui e’ stato recentemente protagonista di eventi come “The World Travel Market – London” con l’installazione site-specific “Bagaglio a mano” e Miami Art Basel.

Il 2018 inizia per Pallotta con “Romans” e a pochi giorni dall’apertura, dal 2 al 4 marzo, prosegue con l’installazione “La Citta’ dell’Anima”, opera realizzata dall’artista per la prima edizione italiana di Artrooms, nota fiera britannica per artisti indipendenti, che inaugurerà a Roma presso l’hotel The Church Palace.

Doppio appuntamento romano quindi, per tutti coloro che hanno voglia di conoscere un po’ piu’ da vicino Mauro Pallotta.

Art Fairs… getting ready for Art Basel Miami

ART FAIRS

Le Dame Art Gallery is back in Miami exhibiting at RED DOT 6 – 10 Dec 2017 – BOOTH R500

A unique opportunity to find works by Stevens Vaughn, Mauro Pallotta, Gabriela Herma, Alice Padovani, Dario Moschetta and Laura Zeni.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you can’t make to Miami… visit us in Norwich

ART FAIR EAST 30 Nov – 3 Dec 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

To request an invitation to the private view, please email c.benito@ledameartgallery.com

Sparkle of Nature by Gabriela Herma

Sparkle of Nature, a new exhibition by Gabriela Herma at the Albufera

Le Dame Art Gallery at the Meliá White House are proud to present “Sparkle of Nature”, a new exhibition by Fine Art Photographer Gabriela Herma hosted at the L’Albufera.

EARLY MORNING FROST, 2014
Print on resin, resin, sparkle dust, sparkle plastic layers
100 x 150 cm

Born in Bielsko-Biala, Poland and based in London, Herma’s work is inspired by her surroundings and led by her initial emotional response. Each of her photographs conceal a deeper meaning and emotion that she invites her viewers to explore. Encouraging us to see beyond what can be seen.

Herma’s photographs are printed onto metal and later supervened with resin and mixed materials such as Swarovski, broken mirrors and sparkle dust. Her photographs freeze moments of emotion and are brought to life by layering resin and reflective elements. Through this process, she injects a vitality and tangibility that invites us to step into the scene and experience firsthand the moment Herma captured.

One of Herma’s most significant works is Guilia, 2015. Guilia is the depiction of a red dragonfly she met in Marbella, Spain in August 2015. The dragonfly flirted and interacted with Herma, as if she was silently requesting to be captured by her camera. The dragonfly is a symbol of transformation that encourages us to seek self-realisation and uncover the deeper meaning of life. Guilia is a representation of Herma’s internal growth and ability to see beyond the surface meaning of her subjects, a redline through her work.

Violet, supporting The Circle. Bid now on ChairityStars.com

One of the work on exhibition is “Violet”,  which most represents the depiction of passion for the artist. It is indeed the color symbolizing this feeling that Herma presents on a black background – black representing the darkness of the night.

Passion is as fragile as a flower, even being so beautiful. Without the right nourishment it can wither very easily.

Take home this incredible artwork, the proceeds will support the Circle, a charity helping women around the world.

Bid now on CharityStars.com

Link to the bid

https://www.charitystars.com/product/violet-by-gabriela-herma

Notes to Editors

About Meliá White House Hotel

Meliá White House, part of Meliá Hotels International, was originally built in 1936 as luxury apartments named The White House. The hotel today has preserved the property’s late 1930s architectural details. After a recent refurbishment, guests can now have a more pleasant and unique experience when staying in London. This 4-star deluxe hotel has 581 rooms, 112 apartments, 9 meeting rooms, 2 restaurants and a bar with a terrace; a fitness centre and an executive lounge.

Gabriela Herma supporting The Circle – CharityStars.com

“Violet”,  is  the depiction of passion for the artist. It is indeed the color symbolizing this feeling that Herma presents on a black background – black representing the darkness of the night.

Passion is as fragile as a flower, even being so beautiful. Without the right nourishment it can wither very easily.

Take home this incredible artwork, the proceeds will support the Circle, a charity helping women around the world.

 

Bid now on CharityStars.com

“Collection of a Magpie” by Alice Padovani

A magpie embodies the spirit of the collector

 

Le Dame Art Gallery are delighted to present “Collection of a Magpie”, the first UK Solo Show of Italian artist Alice Padovani.

Born in 1979 in Italy, where she still lives and works, she graduated at the University of Bologna with a Master’s Degree in Philosophy in 2007 and a Master’s Degree in Visual Arts in 2015. Preferring drawings, installations and performances, as a visual artist she has won several awards such as the Art Rounds – Celeste Prize in 2016, the Who art you? Press Award Winner – 4th Edition (Italy) in 2015 and the Young Art Pitching Prize, Art&Museum International Exhibition Xchange in Turin (Italy) in 2014.

In 2017 she was selected for the Artrooms Fair in London and due to the incredible success with Private and Public Collections, the directors Cristina Cellini Antonini and Chiara Canal invited her to join the Portfolio of Le Dame Art Gallery.

“Alice is the kind of artist every gallery would like to work with. Her artistic research generates impactful works worth a Museum exhibition, such as those from the “Collection of a Magpie” series. Scarab beetles and little tiny objects, or fragments 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”, say Cristina and Chiara.

Alice’s constant research and unconventional background (as a former theatre actor and director) lead her to explore different media and techniques. Obsessed with death and time, art is a personal diary to overcome loss and grief.

 

“Collection of a Magpie”

A magpie does not steal, it collects
It takes small shiny objects and bring them into the nest
Wedged between feathers, twigs and dry leaves, it creates a small collection of enchanting failures

A magpie embodies the spirit of the collector

In its nest, like within a collection, objects replace desires
To arrange, classify, select, and sort, just like memory exercises
A space for reconstruction

Alice Padovani

 

Exhibition Facts
Collection of a Magpie by Alice Padovani
Private View: 7 June from 6pm to 8pm
Public Opening: 8 June – 31 August
Monday to Friday from 10Am to 6pm
Saturday from 12pm to 6pm
 
Venue:
Le Dame Art Gallery at the Meliá White House Hotel
Albany St, Regent’s Park
London, NW1 3UP

Photo House Competition

Le Dame Art Gallery is proud to announce the first edition of its Photo House Photography Competition.Having been scouting emerging artists over the past three years as a Contemporary Art Gallery in London and following the success of ‘Artrooms’, the International Art Fair for Independent Artists hosted at the Meliá White House Hotel, we are excited to open the doors to the most popular visual media, Photography, with this international competition aiming to extend our art gallery’s collection including a new photography section.

‘On a journey’ is the theme of this year.

The competition offers all talented photographers the chance to show their unique vision, to communicate their different ways of seeing the world and also to become part of this collection.

 Photo House, Board

 

 

NY¦Rome 6 May – 3 June

Le Dame Art Gallery is pleased to present New York / Rome Minimalism/Arte Povera curated by Lorenzo Belenguer. It is an invitation to explore the strong links between Rome and New York in the 60s as a starting point, how they influenced each other and how prevalent they are today in Contemporary Art. The influential YBA, Gavin Turk, leads a selection of six artists from Britain, Israel, Spain and Croatia to demonstrate that both movements are still very current in art making today. (Featured imaged “Nazar” by Gavin Turk)

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Lingus Installation by Ayelet Amrani Navon

A minimalistic aesthetic has always fascinated artists. But it is in the 60s when a movement, Minimalism, was developed as a reaction to the Abstract Expressionism in vogue in those years. Around the same time, the term Arte Povera was coined by the art critic Germano Celant, literally meaning “poor art”, because of its use of everyday or “poor” materials. It also started as a reaction to abstract painting. However the production process is very different in both movements. Minimalism favours industrial manufacturing while Arte Povera assembles daily objects, both following a rigorous intellectual process and aiming for a basic, and perhaps spiritual, presentation of ideas.

Colors by Cedric Christie
Colors – Cedric Christie

Contemporary Minimalism is a fusion of many movements. Nowadays artists feel free from the corset of manifestos from the last century and pick and choose as they wish. A selection of six artists demonstrates that Minimalism can also be presented as art in movement, or kinetically, in the contribution of Gavin Turk; as photojournalism of an island destroyed by bombs during the Second War World; as Surrealism with basic colouring. Or just as an artwork where the terms Minimalism and Arte Povera can be interchanged.

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Nets 1 – Vany Balogh

Belenguer, the curator and one of the exhibiting artists, says: “The 60s produced some of the most innovative movements in Art History and I find Minimalism and Arte Povera rather unique. Based in two different cities in two different continents, a strong dialogue between both took place. I would like to present this show as a starting point of future projects with works by Serra, Judd, Flavin, Pistoletto, Andre, Penone, Merz, Kounellis, etc, shown alongside contemporary artists such as the ones introduced in this exhibition. A dialogue in the making.”

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Box #6 – Lorenzo Belenguer

Cristina Cellini Antonini,  co-director with Chiara Canal of Le Dame gallery, adds: “As someone born in Rome, I have always been aware of the strong dialogue between Rome and New York since many Italians emigrated there in the 50s and 60s. I am pleased that the movements originated in that decade, Arte Povera and Minimalism, are still very influential in today’s artists. Artists of the calibre of Gavin Turk will exhibit alongside a very interesting roster of up and coming artists and we are proud to facilitate this project.”

List of artists:
Gavin Turk, Ayelet Amrani Navon, Vanya Balogh, Lorenzo Belenguer, Cedric Christie and Eva Raboso.

EXHIBITION FACTS

TITLE: New York / Rome
ADDRESS: Le Dame Gallery at White Meliá Hotel, Albany Street, Regent’s Park, London NW1 3UP OPENING HOURS: Mon to Fri 10am to 6pm – Saturday from 12 noon to 6pm. Sunday by appointment only
TELEPHONE:
EMAIL: info@ledame.co.uk
WEBSITE: www.ledameartgallery.com

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Eva Raboso