O. Ascanio Gallery opens in Wynwood Art District

From Sept 11th through Oct 3rd, 2010.

altO. Ascanio Gallery is opening its doors in Miami’s Wynwood Art District. Owner and gallerist Oscar Ascanio, is hosting 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, and will be sponsored by Polar Beer.

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 3rd, 2010. From October 9th through 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 through 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 such as Alejandro Otero, Edgar Negret, Lina Sinisterra, Victor Lucena, Francisco Salazar, Bernar Venet, Bernard Aubertin and Fernando Mignoni.

O. Ascanio Gallery
2600 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
www.oascaniogallery.com

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