Wednesday, June 15, 2016

David Richard Gallery features Emily Mason:


Emily Mason
Myself Be Noon, 2002
Oil On Canvas
39" x 38"
Copyright © Emily Mason

EMILY MASON (American b. 1932)

Born in New York in 1932, Emily Mason comes from a long line of distinguished artists. Her mother, Alice Trumbull Mason, was an influential participant in the early days of American abstraction and a descendant of the famous history painter John Trumbull.

Upon graduation from the Cooper Union, Mason received a Fulbright Grant to study in Italy, travelling there with her fiancé, the painter Wolf Kahn. For the next 10 years, Rome was to become a second home for the couple. Her first solo exhibition in New York was at the Area Gallery in 1960. The gallery, founded by painter Ed Moses, was one of several artist-run spaces on East 10th Street, representing the avant-garde in New York in the late 50s and early 60s.

Writing in The Brooklyn Rail, publisher and critic Phong Bui describes Mason's position between abstract expressionism and color field painting, noting: "She was interested in neither the former’s existential angst nor the latter’s use of absorbed color pigments on raw canvas (she paints on primed canvases). By allowing painterly gestures to coexist with thin, poured layers in a wide range of colors in all manner of hues and saturations, Mason is able to amplify her colors—which are infused with forms that derive from both memory and free association with concrete surroundings in nature—while embracing their complex tonalities."
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IRE ON THE WATER 9 - 19 July 2016, Lecco , The artistic event of the summer on lake Como 2016


9 - 19 July 2016, Lecco
« The artistic event of the summer on lake Como 2016 »
– Made in world –
Fire On The Water 2016


9 July 2016,19.00 – NH Hotel Pontevecchio
Via Azzone Visconti, 84 - Lecco


10 - 19 July 2016 – Art Gallery
Via Pietro Nava, 45 - Lecco

Monday – Thursday: 10.00 - 12.00 / 17.00 – 20.00
Friday – Sunday: 10.00 - 12.00 / 17.00 – 23.00

Lorenzo Chinnici
Art Photography

Nini Ferrara
Fire On The Water 2016

Dorothy De Rubeis

Soprano: Anna Gorbachyova
Tenor: Rodolfo Maria Gordini

Art Critic: Emanuela Catalano
Art Agent: YoungMi Lamine
Art Handler: Christine Bleny
Art Historian: Federica Pasini
Director at Zoneone Arts: Deborah Blakeley
Manager Fine Art & Hospitality: Srijoy Kanjilal


Executive Director: Ampellio Ramaioli
Assistant Director: Lisa Nannavecchia
Public Relations: Matteo Piffaretti
Commercial Officer: Francesca Larosa
Photographer: Stefano Gilardi
Video Maker: Alessio Gilardi
Webmaster: Francesco Dell’Oro


Jazz Singer: Beatrice Zanolini
Guitar: Riccardo Bianchi
Sax: Giulio Visibelli
Double Bass: Roberto Piccolo
Drums: Nicola Stranieri

This multi-focused exhibition presented by Dorothy De Rubeis - the most extroverted Italian gallery owner – presents an intriguing mix of hallmark pieces and new works and is set to become the Artistic Event of Summer on Lake Como.

Fire on the Water is a celebration of the many forms of Italian creativity, including poetry, painting, theatre, fashion, and music. Such complete, multi-faceted, engaging and glamorous artistic events are rarely seen in Italy.

Curator Emanuela Catalano describes the exhibition as “a frame surrounding the figurative art from Maestro Lorenzo Chinnici.”

The goal of the event is to create an unforgettable memory of MADE IN ITALY. Rather than art being confined in solemn, lifeless exhibitions that don’t engage the public, Fire on the Water aims to create a dialogue with the observer and give the art work the glamour it deserves.

The event will be illuminated by the colours of Lorenzo’s paintings, which speak of humanity in opulent yet defeated forms, and the art photography of Nini Ferrara, whose work depicts precise portraits of humanity.

The creativity and the strength which have brought to us the birth of MADE IN ITALY are represented in these pieces.

Live performances will feature high fashion models showcasing dresses created specifically for this exhibition by Katerina Budnikova and inspired by Master Lorenzo Chinnici's paintings.

An enchanting piano will accompany the magnificent voices of Soprano Anna Gorbachyova and the Tenor Rodolfo Maria Bordini who will sing melodies of the Italian Masters. Jazz singer Beatrice Zanolini will remind the audience that with only seven signs of a pentagram, creativity can give rise to endless, infinitely different music combinations.

Poetry readings by Nini Ferrara and Giusy Nicosia will remind us of the delicacy and beauty of words, which can act as a soothing balm for the spirit of the listener.

As in "La Grande Bellezza" of Sorrentino, this artistic meeting - which also has gained the interest of FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano) - will celebrate an incredible number of protagonists to create a truly Beautiful Event.

Ampellio Ramaioli, director of this production, has curated everything down to the last detail with the collaboration of Domenico Parisi and his staff at Six Inch. In addition, the owner of the famous Cantina Valenti will be present in order to raise a glass and host a toast with all the guests. He will be at the disposal of the public to showcase and discuss his purple nectar in detail.

We would like to acknowledge and thank World Fashion Channel TV – our official partner for the event.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016




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CAST | Treat Williams, George Hamilton, Elizabeth Marvel and Ryan Merriman
DIRECTED BY | Congressman Robert J. Mrazek and Jared Martin
PRODUCED BY | Jared Martin, Fred Roos
SCREENPLAY BY | Robert J. Mrazek

SYNOPSIS | Congressman Charlie Winship (Treat Williams) is at a crossroads in his life both personally and professionally. After he publicly refuses to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance he finds himself in a downward spiral. From being badgered by the media to being undermined by conniving lobbyist, Laird Devereaux (George Hamilton), Charlie needs to find a way out of this series of unfortunate events. He embarks on a journey with his Chief of Staff, Jared (Ryan Merriman) to a small remote island of the coast of Maine, where he comes into contact with an offbeat group of constituents who are fighting to protect their island and livelihood.

Through experiencing a different way of life Charlie is re-introduced to the ideals that molded him. Making the choice to go toe to toe with his past may give him a second chance at personal happiness, professional enlightenment, and perhaps, even a lifetime supply of lobster.

**Director, Congressman Robert Mrazek, Treat Williams, George Hamilton and Ryan Merriman 


June 16 - 19, 2016

The booth of Galerie Thomas at Art Basel 2016 with works, amongst others, by Chagall, Jawlensky, Arp, Ernst, Haese and Nolde

At Art Basel Unlimited, Galerie Thomas presents a large-scale wall installation with four new paintings by Peter Halley, which is created particularly for this occasion. Titled Weak Force, Peter Halley arranges his large-sized "grid paintings" on a wall of 18 metres which is covered with an ornamental pattern, and creates with this contrast not only an enormous aesthetic impact, but also expresses his artistic questioning of our modern perception and classification systems.

Installation Weak Force by Peter Halley at Art Basel Unlimited 2016

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the fair! At ART BASEL you can find GALERIE THOMAS in hall 2.0 at booth H14, at ART BASEL UNLIMITED in hall 1.0 at booth U57.

With best regards,

Silke Thomas & Raimund Thomas