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Gilles Cenazandotti: “Vision Leader” at Creating Equilibrium, A Solutions-Focused Innovation Forum Dedicated to Solving Environmental Challenges

July 18, 2017 - Contessa Gallery

Creating Equilibrium, a first-of-its-kind event focused on generating environmentally impactful innovations, is set to host its inaugural event in Lake Tahoe, CA this August. 

Lake Tahoe will also serve as the backdrop for the Village Green festival, a free, immersive experience for all that unites storied musical talent, eco-visionaries, culinary culture, and experiential art, including a floating, multimedia installation set on the crystal clear waters of the lake. Gilles Cenazandotti, the feature artist at this event, will be leading walking tours around the village grounds and discussing the ecological mission behind his work. The artist will also exhibit several large sculpture works created with tidal debris found in Mediterranean Sea and begin plans for a commissioned work with Contessa Gallery and Tahoe Public Art.

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The Hamptons Art Scene Is Shrinking—and That’s a Good Thing

July 10, 2017 - Eileen Kinsella

When it comes to the art scene in the Hamptons, bigger may not be better.

While there has never been any doubt that major events like Art Hamptons and Art Southampton attract hordes of well-heeled visitors, questions continue to surface about how commercially successful these fairs actually are. The notion that these events draw casual gawkers rather than serious buyers has been reinforced with recent news that both fairs were being yanked from the summer calendar this year. But have no fear: in the month ahead, there is no shortage of lively art programs for Long Island’s East End—they’re just smaller in scale. Now in its seventh year, Max Fishko’s Market Art + Design is on track to open on July 6 at the Bridgehampton Museum.

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Craig Alan: The Future Is Not Written

June 26, 2017 - Nashville Arts

Contessa Gallery's Craig Alan has a restless eye, pushing the boundaries of visual expression with no regard for stylistic constraints. Alan’s body of work co-opts numerous styles from pop-surrealism to magic realism to neo expressionist abstraction and representation. His most recent work, which he refers to as the Populus series, steps outside the tropes of those well-worn formal enterprises with strikingly original images created from hundreds of tiny figures on a white ground.

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A Corsican Artist Transforms the Ocean Refuse of His Homeland

June 26, 2017 - Bridget Gleeson

It’s a romantic idea, an artist born on a Mediterranean island who makes his work with found objects from the sea. Gilles Cenazandotti is such an artist. Shells are not his interest, however, and while his sculptures and collages are certainly easy on the eye, his latest works, available through Contessa Gallery, carry a powerful and useful message. 

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Market Art + Design | East End's Premier Art Fair

June 4, 2017

Contessa Gallery will be exhibiting new works from Mr. Brainwash, Hijack, Cayla Birks, and more at the Market Art + Design show July 6-9. Market Art + Design returns to the center of Bridgehampton Museum for its seventh edition, with compelling presentations of modern and contemporary art enhanced by a striking design component pulling from dealers and designers from around the world. Expanding this year to accommodate close to seventy exhibitors, Market Art + Design 2017 will be the East End’s premier art fair and the summer season’s top destination for fine art and design.

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Victors for Art: Michigan's Alumni Collectors

June 4, 2017

Contessa Gallery's Chuck Close is on loan to the University of Michigan Museum of Art for their Victors for Art: Michigan's Alumni Collectors Exhibition. Steve Hartman, owner and University of Michigan alumni, is humbled by this opportunity. Steve continues, "It is a privilege and an honor to contribute work to the Victors for Art Exhibition." "This print is one of the most important prints of the twentieth century, signifying a milestone in the history of printmaking and a pinnacle in Chuck Close's career."

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TUTTO È GIÀ VOSTRO (All Is Already Yours)

May 23, 2017 - Contessa Gallery

Contessa Gallery's Blue and Joy (Daniele Sigalot) will be exhibiting the largest installation of his career at the Royal Palace of Caserta in Italy this summer. The exhibition, which will span seven rooms within the palace, do not merely create contrast between contemporary times and the past, but they are mostly the result of a long study about the Royal Palace of Caserta and its history.

 

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Cayla Birk. Mixes a Hip Hop Groove with Social & Cultural Matters

February 6, 2017 - Altima Palm Beach

The owner of Contessa Gallery immediately recognized something special about Cayla Birk.’s works.  Exclusively showcased at Contessa Gallery, the young artist pays homage to historical events and characters in a contemporary style that is uniquely her own.  “I don’t normally champion emerging artists.  That’s not what our focus is, however, in this case it’s clear to me where her career is going to go.  She fits in with our roster of internationally recognized artists,” said Hartman.  

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Contessa Gallery Opens Florida Location

January 31, 2017 - Cleveland Jewish News

The Contessa Gallery will open a seasonal satellite location in West Palm Beach, Fla. The gallery is currently open by appointment only, however, it is expected that special events will be hosted in the future. A specially curated collection of contemporary artists is on display.

The two-story, 8,000-square-foot gallery is at 539 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, Fla.

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Pop-Up Gallery Takes Over Clematis Street Space

January 20, 2017 - Alexandra Clough, Palm Beach Post

Art has made its way out of an art show and onto Clematis Street in West Palm Beach. Contessa Gallery's Mr. Brainwash made such a big splash at the Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair this past weekend in the city owned “tent site” that a Cleveland-based gallery has opened a pop-up art gallery downtown featuring his work and other artists.

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