M Contemporary's exhibit at Miami Arts Week will include works by Alice Aycock (American, b. 1946), Karl Connolly (Irish, b. 1968), David Kessler (American, b. 1950, Susie Lee (American), Anke Schofield (American, b. 1972) and Allison Stewart (American).
The M Contemporary exhibit will be at the Red Dot Art Fair in booth A-100, with an opening reception Tuesday, November 29, and public hours from November 30-December 4th, 2011.
M Contemporary will be exhibiting two Alice Aycock scupltures. "Threefold" is an iconic Aycock piece in metal, a medium she has been using since the early 1980's. "Spindrifter", which incorporates neon, is a gallery-sized scuplture that will first be unveiled at the opening reception Tuesday, November 29th. Aycock is an internationally reknown sculptor, with installations at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the San Francisco Art Institute, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and outside the United States, including Israel, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, and Japan.
Karl Connolly's stripe paintings will be on display. Connolly's stripe works are derivative of the color field movement with a high-tech twist. Connolly is on the teaching faculty of the Maryland Institute College of Art as well as the Gilman School in Baltimore, and has received several teaching awards.
David Kessler will be represented by his abraded aluminum and acrylic mixed media works. As one critic has commented, "The depth of color and movement of David T. Kessler's paintings on aluminum is just amazing." Kessler has been shown nationally and internationally, and his paintings are in the permanent collections of The Strasbourg Contemporary Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The Minnesota Museum of Art, The Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design, The Santa Barbara Museum, The Barrington Art Center, and others.
Susie Lee's multimedia works will be on display. In addition to other accolades, Lee was the winner of the 2010 Stranger Visual Art Genius Award for her work in sculpture, video, and performance and was selected by the Portland Art Museum as one of the recipients of the Northwest Contemporary Art Award in 2011. Lee has been named an "Artist to Watch" by the national publication Artnews. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at the Denver Art Museum; the Blanton Museum of Art (Austin); Galleria Tiziana Di Caro (Salerno, Italy); Artefiere Bologna (Bologna, Italy); and Gallery Hyundai (Seoul).
Anke Schofield's popular large-scale mixed media paintings will be included in the exhibit. Schofield will be unveiling four new paintings featuring horses, one of her common subjects. "Dreamlike, ethereal and fanciful. Artist Anke Schofield's paintings are very close to what the textures of my dreams are," wrote one reviewer in Vail. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is in a number of prominent private collections.
Allison Stewart's abstract paintings of natural subjects, including landscapes and the flora of Louisiana and Colorado, will be included in the M Contemporary exhibit. As one critic writes, Stewart "has created a moody, metaphysical world out of simple doodles, splatters, and splashes of paint." She "invokes fantastic, fanciful botanic ecosystems..." With a strong following in the south, Stewart has been awarded numerous grants and fellowships, has been shown nationally in group and solo exhibitions, and is in a variety of prestigious collections.
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Mark Myers, who has been a private dealer and consultant for over 25 years, has a gallery at 100 International Place in Baltimore's Harbor East neighborhood and exhibition space and offices in Annapolis. Myers seeks finely finished works with content, avoiding the ephemeral in favor of long term relevance and value. Myers works with a diverse range of artists in reputation and accomplishment, as well as imagery and content. In addition to working with private collectors, Myers recently worked with Legg Mason on a Caio Fonseca large scale commission piece for their new headquarters in Baltimore, MD, and worked with the Four Seasons Baltimore on the largest hotel art collection in Baltimore.