Grand Opening Week –
Art Basel Week
Macaya Gallery, a new space located
in Wynwood Arts District
Contemporary Montreal Artist Daniel Stanford Double Solo Show Fascinasia & Brazil – Sea of Dunes with Invited Artists: Pierre Huot and Yacine M’seffar
From December 1st to 31st, 2014
on 145 NW 36th St.
Miami, Fl. 33127
Wynwood Arts District
Miami Art Week Hours: Collectors’ Preview: December 1st, 6 pm to 11 pm Grand Opening: December 3rd: 12 pm to 12 am VIP Reception by invitation: December 6th, 6 pm – 12 am Regular Hours: Monday to Sunday: 10 am – 10 pm
Macaya Gallery at
Spectrum Miami Art Show: Booth # 415
3011 NE 1st Avenue at NE 30th St.
Miami, Fl. 33137 December 1st Event: Collectors Preview Irreversible Magazine Art Basel Issue Launch 6 – 11 pm
The greatest meditation on how art serves the soul -FASCINASIA – an exploration of the deepest and most authentic motives for making art, the “internal necessity” that impels the artist to create as a spiritual impulse and audiences to admire art as a spiritual hunger.
FASCINASIA originates from a childhood fascination with Asia, its landscape, religion and culture. During a journey of South East Asia in late 2008, Stanford experienced Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia and China. Stanford was fascinated by the detailed workmanship and craftsmanship in the ancient Buddhist temples. He was previously captivated by the spiritual enlightenment found in Buddhism. Stanford seeks to express the inner beauty of sentient beings and the harmony of nature, an examination between nature and the human spirit. The art work are intricate, detailed and layered with meaning, a nuance of modern cultural references and an approach that is contemporary in it’s mix of various material anchored on hard word support. There is a brilliance that is evident from the use of gold & metal leaf and iridescent acrylic and raw pigments that uses available light to create a three-dimensional aspect to the paintings.
Brazil, Sea of Dunes
The happiness, The Magic, for being so sincere, infects who arrives. Sea of Dunes is perhaps the ultimate expression of natures unparalleled and simple beauty. At first glance, the scenery appears to be contrived simply because of its perfection. The wind sculpts the quartz crystal sands on a constant basis and with the receding water of the blue lagoas, every six months, an ever changing scenery is created. Located in the north east of Brazil within an ecologically protected park, Lençóis Maranhenses. Daniel Stanford’s “Sea of Dunes” transports the viewer into this mutating magical land, whereby nature continuously draws a new horizon on beauty in its flawlessness.
Stanford uses natural daylight at sunset to capture the rich contrasts within these Zen panoramas. The nudes within the series at the Dunes and Lagoas express the freedom and a spiritual liberation.
Curator Patrick Glémaud is a Corporate Lawyer and avid collector, who had supported the development of artist Daniel Stanford career.