For the third year in a row, Myers Contemporary will be presenting a range of noteworthy artists in Miami. Susie Lee, David Kessler, Anke Schofield, Lisa Nankivil, and George Dunbar will share Myers Contemporary’s premiere spot at the entrance to Red Dot, adjacent to the openings for Scope and Art Miami. All the artists share an innovative, intelligent approach to their art, bringing something new and thoughtful to the artistic conversation.
Susie Lee’s video portraits “Still Lives” will be on display. Inspired by the thoughts and personalities of each subject and based upon works by Goya and Picasso, the work merges the visual impact of portraiture with the time-capturing essence of moving images. These works are chambers holding various incarnations of time—the passing of measured instants, narratives of personal memories, and connections to a longer history.
David Kessler’s photo realistic waterscapes will be presented. Kessler’s innovative signature style of illusionary waterscapes engages the viewer with the play of light and color introduced both through paint as well as reflections on textured aluminum. When combined with painted canvas, Kessler’s viewers perceive an even greater shift between the painted surface and the aluminum media.
Anke Schofield’s dreamlike images will be featured. Anke’s popular large-scale works feature fantastical dream-like images created through complex layering and a smooth, serene layer of resin.
Lisa Nankivil’s luminous, richly textured oil paintings will be on view. Drawing inspiration from modernist American and European abstraction, Nankivil has developed a distinctive approach that features innumerable applications of contrasting and complementary color, overlaid with multiple transparent glazes.
George Dunbar’s mixed media will be showcased. Dunbar integrates the sensuality of clay and the formality of leaf in unexpected ways, sometimes creating shifting scapes as one views a piece from different angles. This surprise invites the viewer to participate actively in the art.
Red Dot Fair Miami, Scope and Art Miami will run from December 1 – 5, 2010 in the Wynwood Art District, with opening receptions on November 30th.
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About Myers Contemporary
Myers Contemporary is a relatively new gallery led by Mark Myers, who has been a private dealer and consultant for over 25 years. 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.