Following the programme of the art exhibitions in the main Hall of Palazzo Naiadi – The Dedica Anthology Hotels – Le Dame Art Gallery is delighted to present POLO GAME, a new exhibition by Gabriela Herma set from the 6th of September until the 8th of October 2018.
Gabriela’s work is characterized by an extremely long and fascinating process that allows the artist to transform a photo into a unique – one-of-a-kind – original work.
Herma’s photographs are printed onto metal and later supervened with resin and mixed materials such as Swarovski, broken mirrors and sparkle dust. Her photographs freeze moments of emotion and are brought to life by layering resin and reflective elements. Through this process, she injects a vitality and tangibility that invites us to step into the scene and experience first hand the moment Herma captured.
Gabriela Herma is a Polish Fine Art Photographer from Bielsko-Biala, Poland. Based in London, Herma’s work is inspired by her surroundings and led by her initial emotional response. Each of her photographs conceal a deeper meaning and emotion that she invites her viewers to explore. Encouraging us to see beyond what can be seen.
One of Herma’s most significant works is Guilia, 2015. Guilia is the depiction of a red dragonfly she met in Marbella, Spain in August 2015. The dragonfly flirted and interacted with Herma, as if she was silently requesting to be captured by her camera. The dragonfly is a symbol of transformation that encourages us to seek self-realisation and uncover the deeper meaning of life. Guilia is a representation of Herma’s internal growth and ability to see beyond the surface meaning of her subjects, a redline through her work.
POLO GAME is a bespoke project for Palazzo Naiadi – The Dedica Anthology set in occasion of the Longines Global Champion Tour in Rome.
Palazzo Naiadi – The Dedica Anthology – Piazza della Repubblica 47 – 00185 Roma Tel 06489381
Suggested visiting times: Every day, from 10 am to 7pm
From 6th September to 8th October 2018
Private View (by invitation only) 5th September from 6:30 pm to 9 pm
Carole A. Feuerman is recognized as a pioneering figure in the world of hyperrealist sculpture, which emerged around 1970 in relation to photorealist painting. Together with Duane Hanson and John De Andrea, her contemporaries, she was one of the three leaders in making life like sculptures that portray their models precisely. While Hanson used uniforms and props to achieve a Pop Art irony, and De Andrea continues to explore the love relationships of men and women, Feuerman’s sculptures have always visualized a natural beauty and a sense of inner peace.
She has been exhibited four times in the Venice Biennale, the Piazza della Repubblica, and the Teatro Romano e Museum Civico in Fiesole. In Asia, she has been exhibited in Harbour City; Hong Kong, The National Museum of China, Shanghai, and the Daejeon Museum and Suwon Museums in Korea. Numerous public sculptures have appeared in outdoor venues, including Petrosino Square in New York City and the Frederik Meijer Sculpture Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan. One of Feuerman’s most recognizable pieces, “The Golden Mean”, can be seen in Riverfront Green Park overlooking the Hudson River and is owned by the City of Peekskill, NY. Her “Monumental Double Diver” is owned by the City of Sunnyvale in Silicon Valley, California.
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Teresa Emanuele left her native Italy not for art but for Wall Street; originally trained and employed as a lawyer, she began taking photographs as a hobby after being inspired by New York City’s architecture and sense of space.
Now a full-time photographer, Emanuele focuses on the power and impact of mankind, though she notes that the human presence hardly ever directly appears in her photographs. Instead, she uses black and white photography to document vacant architectures and scenes of the natural sublime.
Her images are often hung on hooks away from the wall and printed on transparencies to create a shadowbox effect. Referring to her practice as “kinetic imagery”, Emanuele also uses photo etchings and a printing press to create limited edition prints of her haunting photographs. Such techniques further imbue her classically two-dimensional practice with tactile and multidimensional implications.
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The Feminist Library is a large collection of Women’s Liberation Movement literature based in London, and it will be presenting their summer exhibition, mirroring the referencing system used within the archive. Both the Library and the exhibition aim to represent the broad spectrum of issues women experience instead of forcing everything into the “Woman section” as we see in classic institutions.
The 15 participating artists include Tanya Maheshwari, Megan Jordan, Daiane Madeiros, Georgina Hadgood, Lorna Harrington, Olivia Hancock, Stacey Sinclair, Shannon Bono, Joanne Newman, Liz Blum, Laura Onions, Rose Gallivan, Cecilia Bianchini, Daria Baiocchi and Syeda Alishba, who has recently been announced as a Guest Artist for Artrooms Fair London 2019.
The exhibition will run from the 20th – 24th August 2018, from 11am to 6pm at 310 New Cross Road, SE14 6AF.
Nearest stations are New Cross Gate and New Cross for Rail or Overground.
Rula Jones Brock, one of Artrooms Fair London 2019’s applicants, has been selected as a finalist in Critical Mass, Photolucida, with her series of photography and digital painting Self-Portrait as an Arab American. This series explores figureless figurations through the juxtaposition of iconic clothing from the Middle East and Americana. It is a personal commentary on multiculturalism, as well as a satire on stereotypes.
Photolucida is an arts nonprofit based in Portland, Oregon. Their mission is to provide platforms that expand, inspire, educate and connect the regional, national, and international photography community.
Part of Photolucida, Critical Mass is an annual online program that makes connections within the photography community. Photographers at any level, from anywhere in the world, submit a portfolio of 10 images. Through a pre-screening process, the field is narrowed to a group of 200 finalists who go on to have their work viewed and voted on by over 200 esteemed international photography professionals.
From the finalist group, the Top 50 are named and a series of awards are given. In the past, awards have included a monograph award, residency awards, solo show awards, and group show inclusion.
This interview to Artrooms applicant Lorette Kos is part of a series of videos – ‘ Conversation with Evolutionary Women’ – made by Rachael Ng.
Karel Bata, one of Artrooms Fair London 2019’s applicants, had his work on show at Singapore Night Festival 2017, which ran from the 18th – 26th August 2017. Bata’s installation, named The Tree That Blinked, was a series of digitally manipulated portraits projected into an old Banyan tree in which the artist triggers and explores the mystery and myths that form such a large part of our perception of woodlands.
The work moves and shifts as the leaves are blown in the wind, so facial expressions seem to change too as the faces appear to undergo transformations of age and identity. Blended with real movements in the face videos, and subtle morphs from face to face, this provides a compelling illuison of something alive within the tree, of spirits within. You can watch it here.
Every year the Singapore Night Festival features a theme, and previous editions have showcased international acts such as the spellbinding ‘Gardens of Angels’ by Theater Tol (2015), and the dazzling ‘Fuerzabruta’ by Ozono Producciones (2012), where an aerial dancer sprinkles confetti while gyrating to live music. The signature highlight of the festival surely must be the interactive light installations that turn the facades of the Singapore Art Museum and the National Museum of Singapore into ephemeral works of wonder. Night owls will enjoy the many events held late into the night at cultural institutions such as the National Museum of Singapore, the Peranakan Museum, Singapore Philatelic Museum, Singapore Art Museum, The Substation and more.
This year, applications were received from April 18 until June 13, and 7 Excellence Award winners and 12 Honorable Mention Award winners were selected from 1,992 entrants.
Excellence Award Winners include Artrooms Fair London 2019 applicant and former Artrooms Fair Roma selected artist Derek Man (selected by Hiraki Sawa); Song-Nian Ang (selected by Emilia van Lynden); Kyosuke Sasaki (selected by Kunie Sugiura); Susumu Okada (selected by Sandra Phillips); Masashi Beppu (selected by Takashi Yasumura); Shinichiro Uchikura (selected by Tomoko Sawada); Megumi Yamakoshi (selected by Noi Sawaragi).
The Excellent Award winners will be exhibiting their work at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum in November.
The New Cosmos of Photography is Canon’s cultural support project to discover, nurture, and support new photographers pursuing new possibilities in creative photographic expression. The annual contest, launched in 1991, has been open to the public regardless of the age or nationality of the contestant or the theme, the number, or format of entered works. As such, the contest encourages the creative activities that push the boundaries of photography’s potential and systematically assists and nurtures award winners by means of exhibitions and published collections of their winning works as well as publicity on the New Cosmos of Photography website.
With the support and cooperation of renowned photographers, videographers, artists, curators, and photo and art critics from Japan and around the world who have endorsed the contest’s objectives and have been involved in judging the contest, the New Cosmos of Photography has turned out a great number of outstanding photographers who are enjoying widespread success around the world. As a result, the contest has come to be regarded today as a gateway to success for new photographers.