James Mathison PuÂ–Ã±o, 2009. Bronze, Edition 4/6, 60 x 40 x 34 cm / 23.6 x 15.7 x 13.3 in.
May 17 - July 17, 2013
Venezuelan sculptor in museum, corporate and important private collections is properly introduced to South Florida
James Mathison. Hombre texto II, 2006. Detail
James Mathisonâ€™s imposing sculptures are found in museums (MOLAA), corporate and important private collections, parks and other public spaces. The press, curators and experts have paid close attention to his many shows in Paris and Switzerland. His monographs (â€œone-personsâ€) have recently taken him to Texas and Chicago. Miamiâ€™s Wynwood District will host the landmark exhibit that inspired the newly published book Homo Mensura. It opens at Ascaso Gallery, Wynwood, at 7:00 PM on Friday, May 17th, 2441 Northwest 2nd Avenue, Miami, 33127. www.ascasogallery.com
James Mathison. Cabeza trama, 2011.Bronze
74 x 47 x 54 cm / 29 x 18.5 x 21.2 in
South Florida has had glimpses at the work of James Mathison. His sculptures have been photographed in the local media. Local collectors acquired some of his pieces at Art Miami and Art Palm Beach. The curating team at Ascaso Gallery designed the show to highlight the unique expressive possibilities of a visual poet. â€œHomo Mensuraâ€ is a meditation on the human condition, its fragility, forlornness and fragmentation.
The opening of "Homo Mensura" at Ascaso Gallery offers South Floridians the unique opportunity to meet famous sculptor James Mathison. The sculptor will be interviewed in the context of an â€œartist talkâ€ by Justo SÃ¡nchez, award-winning cultural journalist and art historian. The event will be conducted in Spanish.
About Ascaso Gallery
With a quarter century history in Caracas and Valencia, Ascaso Gallery opened its doors in Miami to extend its rich exhibition and educational programs and offer professional specialized art consulting services to South Floridians and other US clients. The galleryâ€™s impeccable status in the international fine art community is backed by experience, expertise and its selection of leading Venezuelan and other Latin American masters. Antonio Ascaso and Limari RamÃrez de Ascaso have given their support to many public art projects. Their exhibition catalogues have become reference books. The gallery has brought together scholars and curators to make Â serious contributions to the conversation about Latin American art.Ascaso Gallery is a constant presence in the most prestigious art fairs worldwide. It has become a reference point for museum curators. With its international reputation, Ascaso Gallery chose Wynwood to add its experience, perspective and roster of artists to a young and thriving area.