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‘American Dreamers’ @ the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence

Thomas Doyle. Photo: Torsten Roman.

Thomas Doyle. Photo: Torsten Roman.

The Strozzina Centre for Contemporary Culture at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Italy  just opened (3.8) ‘American Dreamers: Reality and Imagination in Contemporary American Art showcasing  captivating visions of  eleven American artists with  including Laura Ball, Adrien Broom, Nick Cave, Will Cotton, Adam Cvijanovic, Richard Deon, Thomas Doyle (above), Mandy Greer, Kirsten Hassenfeld, Patrick Jacobs, and Christy Rupp. Curated by Bartholomew F. Bland, the museum exhibition offers a range of ‘dreams’ including Cotton’s beautiful vixens atop cotton-candy clouds, Cave’s otherworldly ‘soundsuits’, Mandy Greer’s immersive mythological installation teeming with flora and fauna realized in sculpture, and Thomas Doyle’s arresting sculptures, microcosms for a society on the brink, teetering precariously on the edge.

Courtesy of Thomas Doyle who made the trip to Florence, we’re bringing you a closer  look at the exhibition, including close-up shots of his installation which features select pieces from several of his recent solo exhibitions.  ‘American Dreamers’ was widely anticipated with awareness raised through a city-wide campaign featuring banners, signs and even bus wraps. The effort proved quite successful with a tremendous turn-out for the opening reception which Doyle estimated at over 1100 people.    The exhibit runs through July 15th, 2012.  If you have been contemplating visiting Florence but somehow still haven’t made it so, you now officially have no excuse.

Photography: Torsten RomanRian DittmerThomas Doyle + others  [see individual photo credits]

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TAG You’re It! @ Royal/T (1.14)


Looking to capture the imaginations of children, Royal/T will present contemporary art at ‘eye level’ with ‘TAG You’re It!’ opening on Saturday (1.14).  Curated by Amber Noland (Art Collection Management), the exhibit will feature examples of high art that lend themselves to be appreciated by children as well as adults, including Your Dog (a giant dog) by Yoshitomo Nara, Beatrice (a fairy cloud princess) by Will Cotton, and Bhangra Remix (gilded turn tabs) by Jim Lambie.  Continuing with the theme of drawing children into the world of art, Royal/T will offer ‘ART TAG’ a conceptual game of ‘hide and seek’ between exhibit viewers and the ideas contained in the exhibited works.

TAG You’re It
Opening: Saturday, January 13th 2012 (4 –8 PM)

8910 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

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UNFRAMED – Charity Show in NY

ACRIA, the Community Research Initiative on AIDS, is hosting an annual fundraisingart show with some spectacular talent. Not only that, but work starts as low as $100.

If you are in NY, their really is no better deal on Art in town – and your money goes to a great cause.

Unframed 2009, hosted by Margaret Russell and Ross Bleckner and presented by ELLE DECOR, will be taking place at the 15 Union Square West luxury development, and is being curated by art world legend Jane Holzer and leading collector Stephen Heighton.

For more than 16 years, Unframed has been considered one of the most exciting and unusual art events in New York City.   Leading artists contribute unique series or editions for sale at mind-blowingly low prices.  There is also an incredible silent auction component.  100% of the proceeds support ACRIA’s HIV & AIDS research and education programs.   Admission is $20 at the door only.

Artists this year include:

Joseph Ayers * Iona Brown * Will Cotton * Crash (John Matos) * Andy Cross * Jon Elliott * Skylar Fein * Jon Flack * Sarah Hardesty * Todd Hebert * Evan Hecox * Terence Koh * Kelly Klein * Andrew Levitas * Robert Loughlin * Burton Machen * Adam McEwen * Christopher Milne * Tomokazu Matsuyama* Santi Moix * Randy Polumbo * Jeff Perrott * Hunter Reynolds * Charlie Roberts * Kenny Scharf * Andrew Schoultz * Jim Shack * Alix Smith * Paul Villinski * Michael Waugh and Aaron Young.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009
6-9 PM
15 Union Square West
New York, NY

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