O. ASCANIO GALLERY TO OPEN IN WYNWOOD ARTS DISTRICT
Wynwood’s newest gallery boasts rotating exhibitions of world-renowned Latin American modern and contemporary artists
Miami, FL – O. Ascanio Gallery is preparing to open in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. Owner and gallerist Oscar Ascanio, will host a celebratory opening and artist reception during the District’s Second Saturday Gallery Walk on September 11, 2010. The opening solo exhibition entitled Rhythmic Paintings shows the dramatic work of Paris-based, Venezuelan contemporary artist Carlos Cabeza.
Rhythmic Paintings is a series of works created by using a stream-of-conscious modality where Cabeza creates movement through curved, ebbless sequential patterns. The feminine form is prominent, as are vividly colored eyes that peer out through the thoughtful maze of strokes. The collection includes 15 works comprised of paintings, découpages and objects.
“Carlos Cabeza’s work is based on continuity and the rhythm of movement within a space. His inspiration comes from a spiritual point-of-view and flows from his mind onto the canvas – almost as if whistling,” said Ascanio. Renowned art critic and cultural historian Alfredo Boulton has said of him: “The individuality of Cabeza’s expressiveness places him in a special niche within contemporary painting.”
The exhibition will be available for public viewing until October 3, 2010. From October 9th – November 7th O.Ascanio Gallery presents the Venezuelan contemporary artist Nanin. Finishing 2010 with a bang, the gallery will present an exciting collective of world-renowned artists, including Jesus Soto, Carlos Cruz Diez, Alejandro Otero, Victor Lucena, Victor Vasarely and Bernar Venet. The collective exhibit will run from November 13th – December 12th.
Born in 1953 in Villa de Cura, Venezuela, Ascanio is an accomplished gallerist, artist manager, publisher and collector. He began his art career at the age of 17, while apprenticing with Alfredo Boulton. And in 1974 he co-launched Ediciones Macanao, a publishing company he formed with Boulton and op, kinetic artist Carlos Cruz Diez.
In 1978 he opened his first gallery, Estudio 1, in Caracas which was dedicated to promoting and selling the works of Jesus Soto, one of the world’s most famous contemporary artists. And in 1984 he opened Galeria Oscar Ascanio also in Caracas where he featured artists that included Alejandro Otero, Edgar Negret, Lina Sinisterra, Victor Lucena, Francisco Salazar, Bernar Venet, Bernard Aubertin and Fernando Mignoni.
O. Ascanio Gallery is located at 2600 NW Second Ave in the Wynwood Arts District. For more information visit www.oascaniogallery.com.