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Oct 8 - Dec 10, 2016

Celebrates 5 years in Wynwood

Robert Fontaine Gallery Anniversary Party
Saturday, October 8th
7pm-10pm.
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Robert Fontaine Gallery  Celebrates 5 years in Wynwood

 

MIAMI, Fla. (September 9th 2016) – Robert Fontaine Gallery, located in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District, will celebrate its fifth year in Miami’s Wynwood Art District and its new gallery space with a grand opening exhibition titled Decadent City, a retrospective of the gallery’s history. Running through December 10, the exhibit will highlight those museum and emerging artists who have shaped the gallery’s program since its establishment in Wynwood. In the spirit of celebration, Amanda Lepore will host the opening soiree on Saturday, October 8th from 7pm-10pm. The Exhibition Opening will be sponsored by Miami’s  SHOKUDO, Asian Cuisine & Mixology Bar.

Collectors are kindly asked to RSVPgallery@robertfontainegallery.com

Robert Fontaine Gallery is located at its new location, 2121 NW 2nd Ave; starting October 5th open noon- 6p.m., Monday through Saturday and by appointment; 305-397-8530; gallery@robertfontainegallery.com.   www.robertfontainegallery.com

 


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News | Henrietta Harris | Solo Exhibition | May 2015

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Henrietta Harris
The Hum
Exhibition: May 4th - May 17th
Opening Night: May 9th   5pm - 9pm 2015

 The Hum is Henrietta Harris’ first solo exhibition at Robert Fontaine Gallery. This new body of work is an exploration of portraiture. The Artist’s use of watercolor and its fluidity; dislocating and redefining our perception of a portrait’s meaning, and placement as human reflection.
Harris’s work is enigmatic and introspective, isolating heavy-lidded subjects lost in thought. Her paintings are often described as ‘deconstructed portraiture,' and draw focus on the hesitant figures she paints with deliberate glitches in their form. Harris’s new work highlights less the individual, and instead the forms a person inhabits metaphorically. Her paintings are wet, and alive..and reside in a non-place as if momentarily transfigured to a borderless landscape wherein the subjects seem large and small, disputing both time and space.
Henrietta Harris exhibits internationally and resided in Auckland, New Zealand.

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News | Anthony Lister | Press Release

ANTHONY LISTER’S SOLO EXHIBITION
“BLACK DOOR LIMOUSINE ” 
TO OPEN SATURDAY APRIL 11TH
DURING WYNWOOD’S SECOND SATURDAY ART WALK AT ROBERT FONTAINE GALLERY

MIAMI, Fla. (April 11, 2015) – Robert Fontaine Gallery, located in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District, will showcase new works by International ADVENTURE PAINTER Anthony Lister in a solo exhibition entitled “Black Door Limousine.” The opening reception will be held Saturday, April 11th from 5 to 9 p.m. during Wynwood’s Second Saturday Art Walk. The exhibit will be on view April 11 - through April 26th 2015.

Black Door Limousine is a survey into the idea of sub-grade celebrity and how it relates to the current climate of heavy handed authoritarianism and the seeming lack of resistance demonstrated by the contemporary world. Muscle pumped bullies clash with the meaninglessness of what small town notoriety feels like when facts fail and stars are lead to exposed nests of lies and shame. Action packed and slim fit rendered the hero bullies are served to the hungry masses. Meanwhile the rest of us find our reclined selves strapped to the limousine laughing hysterically and forcing fake crap up our neighbors face like a bug on the windscreen waiting to die crying. Safety by submissive psychological beat downs are certain and delivered mostly fresh with care and perfectly disguised as comfort warning sounds instructing us to please move along.

“Who determines when the villain arrives or how the hero is rejected? This body of work attempts to unviel the shaded identity surrounding the glamourus myth of authoritarianism and its lack of global continuity.” -Anthony Lister

Each canvas is an examination into the intricate theories and revolutions of the painter's vibration, revealing his conceptual depth, lifestyle interests, social consciousness, and perception of time and space. His influences are varied: greek mythology, graffiti, punk music, serial killers, prank art, installations, nudity, anti art, pop art, comic book imagery, cartoons and his recollections of childhood when everything seemed fascinating and animated super-heroes played out epic battles in his vivid adventurous imagination.

"An observer and poet, Anthony paints with a conviction all his own. He pushes forward taking with him the academic structure that has defined his bold style…which no doubt separates him from his contemporaries. Always moving forward, always aware of time, forcefully linear, Anthony’s paintings manifest from the very depths of social & self discovery…reinventing the standards as a pioneer and forever eroding the rules which some artists could never fully overcome . In his latest body of work Lister explores the current idea of celebrity at a time when the art world grows mainstream and has thus reshaped artists into rockstars. " - Robert Fontaine

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ARTIST NICK GENTRY’S  SOLO EXHIBITION “SYNTHETIC DAYDREAMS”  TO OPEN SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8th DURING WYNWOOD’S SECOND SATURDAY ART WALK AT ROBERT FONTAINE GALLERY

MIAMI, Fla. (October 24th 2014) Robert Fontaine Gallery, located in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District, will showcase new works by London-based artist Nick Gentry in a solo exhibition entitled “SYNTHETIC DAYDREAMS.” The opening reception will be held Saturday, November 8th from 5 to 9 p.m. during Wynwood’s Second Saturday Art Walk. The exhibit will be on view though November 26th.

SYNTHETIC DAYDREAMS, is Nick Gentry’s newest exhibition that further explores his devoted interest in creating objects from expired technology mediums.
Consisting of a selection of collage paintings created from 35mm film negatives and X-rays on glass, these works are sourced directly for a social art project from members of the public. This practice is a fundamental starting point of each new work and allows shared histories to form collective identities. The rigorous conceptual basis of this work explores the areas where reality meets illusion, while drawing on references from discarded consumer items, to pop culture and found art.
Nick Gentry is known for his portraits and installations that manifest the human form not as a subject within itself, but rather as the vehicle to carry the medium to fruition. Gentry’s work is to be experienced in relation to its context and material; and sets up an open dialogue to be experienced in an entirely subjective manner. In his work, Gentry questions the fundamental relationship of the “human being" to both the created world and what we call reality. The space which art identifies becomes places where new behaviors, thoughts and feelings can arise.Robert Fontaine Gallery is located at 2349 NW 2nd Ave; open noon-5 p.m., Monday through Saturday and by appointment; 305-397-8530; gallery@robertfontainegallery.com.

During the run of the exhibition Gentry will be in Miami working from a studio space. Artist interview and images available upon request.

 

ABOUT NICK GENTRY

London-based artist Nick Gentry is a graduate of the University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins. His mixed media portraits painted on used computer discs create a wholly original subject. Gentry's portraits are effectively a reversal of traditional portraiture, where the patchwork of memories beneath—represented by used floppy discs and other outdated technology—is the identity. The painting is simply a way to give that mechanical subject a human face. His works have been exhibited at Art Paris, Art Basel Switzerland, Art Basel Miami Beach, and at various private collections around the world. www.nickgentry.com


ABOUT ROBERT FONTAINE GALLERY

The Robert Fontaine Gallery, provides a platform for emerging, mid-career, established and master artists ranging in historical scope from the origins of Post War to the most current evolutions of digital media, conceptual installation and urban interventionist. The Robert Fontaine Gallery has widely covered national, and international exhibitions in Athens, Basel, Köln, Moscow, São Paulo and Zurich with a mission to highlight a variety of innovative perspectives, while maintaining a balanced audience of seasoned collectors and curious newcomers, alike. Ensuring a critically engaging, yet approachable atmosphere for collectors; the gallery employs an intellectually rigorous curatorial stance composed of the industry’s most respected contemporary practitioners alongside groundbreaking young talent. www.robertfontainegallery.com

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James McNabb: A SOLO EXHIBITION “METROS” TO OPEN SATURDAY OCTOBER 11th 2014 DURING WYNWOOD’S SECOND SATURDAY ART WALK AT ROBERT FONTAINE GALLERY
 
 
MIAMI, Fla. (September 20, 2014)Robert Fontaine Gallery, located in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District, will showcase new works by artist James McNabb in a solo exhibition entitled “Metros.” The opening reception will be held Saturday, October 11th  from 5 to 8 p.m. during Wynwood’s Second Saturday Art Walk. The exhibit will be on view October 9th through October 28th 2014.

James McNabb is a Philadelphia based artist working primarily in wood. His creations of cityscape inspired sculptures explore sociological concepts regarding transformations of cities and urban landscapes, their beauty, uniqueness, and overdevelopment. In his sculptures, McNabb uses scrap pieces of wood,, some with very unique and alluring characteristics, that are contextualized to draw new meaning out of the material and force the viewer to create his or her own perspective of the urban landscape. McNabb blends traditional woodworking technique with experimental mark making using a bandsaw. This intuitive process, referred to as “sketching with a bandsaw” allows the artist to generate forms rapidly, working through new and exciting ideas without preliminary design development. This approach to woodworking is an attempt to capture the fast paced, crude mark-making that is commonly found in contemporary urban art. The resulting works in “METROS" are distorted compositions of abstracted architectural forms, exploring the limitless possibilities of the urban landscape and our human relationship to it.

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NICK GENTRY'S SOLO EXHIBITION "XCHANGE" OPENS SATURDAY, APRIL 13
DURING WYNWOOD'S SECOND SATURDAY ART WALK AT ROBERT FONTAINE GALLERY

London-based artist presents new works in social art project exploring identity, privacy, and collective history through portraiture and discarded technology.

MIAMI, Fla. (February 27, 2013) – Robert Fontaine Gallery, located in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District, will showcase new works by London-based artist Nick Gentry in a solo exhibition entitled "XChange." The opening reception will be held Saturday, April 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. during Wynwood's Second Saturday Art Walk. The exhibit will be on view April 13 through May 4.

Gentry works with recently discarded technology, such as floppy discs, x-rays, and film negatives, to compose imagined identities through painted portraits. The subject is the actual canvas, as opposed to the person painted onto it, who is merely a representation of the information stored on the technology.

"It's a history of the things that happen in a life, collected into one portrait," Gentry says.

The exhibition explores the idea of privacy, protection, and security through cultivating identity. He observes that today we go to great lengths to create a digital identity in addition to the actual lives we live, with the belief that these online records are only growing in importance and will outlive us.

"Most poignant is the fact that his medium is primarily about the human experience," Gallery Director Robert Fontaine says. "It's how we see ourselves, how we are, what we leave behind, and who we have become as a result."

The exhibition will showcase a new series of floppy disc portraits, as well as light box portraits, which are created by layering film negatives and x-rays backlit by LED strips. "It's like painting with light," Gentry explains. This medium creates not only an emotional history, but also a biological one. There will also be installations with surprise elements, further commenting on the idea of privacy and identity.

Robert Fontaine Gallery is located at 2349 NW 2nd Ave; open noon-5 p.m., Monday through Saturday and by appointment; 305-397-8530; gallery@robertfontainegallery.com.

During the run of the exhibition Gentry will be in Miami working from a studio space. Artist interview and images available upon request.

ABOUT NICK GENTRY

London-based artist Nick Gentry is a graduate of the University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins. His mixed media portraits painted on used computer discs create a wholly original subject. Gentry's portraits are effectively a reversal of traditional portraiture, where the patchwork of memories beneath—represented by used floppy discs and other outdated technology—is the identity. The painting is simply a way to give that mechanical subject a human face. His works have been exhibited at Art Paris, Art Basel Switzerland, Art Basel Miami Beach, and at various private collections around the world. www.nickgentry.com

ABOUT ROBERT FONTAINE GALLERY

The Robert Fontaine Gallery represents both museum-quality and cutting edge pop and contemporary art from the 1960s to the present day. Gallery Director Robert Fontaine is compelled by work that is completely original without a reference to the past. With this, the gallery provides a platform for conceptual installation, urban interventionist street art, and digital media, alongside pieces by the masters of American Pop Art. His gallery has shown at the SCOPE International Contemporary Art Show in Basel, Switzerland and Miami Beach during Art Basel and in New York during Armory Week. His mission is to highlight a variety of innovative perspectives, while maintaining a balanced audience of both seasoned collectors and curious newcomers. www.robertfontainegallery.com

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ANTHONY LISTER'S SOLO EXHIBITION "NEVER ODD OR EVEN"
TO OPEN SATURDAY MAY 11
DURING WYNWOOD'S SECOND SATURDAY ART WALK AT ROBERT FONTAINE GALLERY

Famed Australian street artist brings his unique blend of painterly fine art and rough-hewn graffiti murals to Miami's Wynwood Arts District

MIAMI, Fla. (March 20, 2013) – Robert Fontaine Gallery, located in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District, will showcase new works by Australian artist Anthony Lister in a solo exhibition entitled "Never Odd Or Even." The opening reception will be held Saturday, May 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. during Wynwood's Second Saturday Art Walk. The exhibit will be on view May 11 through May 25.

Lister is most interested in breaking down the ideals of highbrow and lowbrow, calling graffiti art "the final frontier in true artistic integrity." He says, "I'm disguising myself as a fine artist until the revolution is fully here." This notion is demonstrated in his recent series of ballerina paintings, which will be on display during "Never Odd Or Even." These fluid motion paintings are at once painterly and delicate, while also high energy, confrontational, and bold.

"Lister's work represents a truly expressionistic painterly quality which lives on the street, and harmoniously bleeds into the formal contemporary gallery setting. The paintings are high energy and hugely bold in both subject and color, emphasizing his own character, and his visual placement at the forefront.... where art history is moving toward anew Lister is a leader of this forward motion." says gallery director Robert Fontaine. "To have the opportunity to showcase Lister's work is hugely important for both the gallery and the Miami art scene."

As an Australian artist, Lister is concerned with the inherent prisoner and crime culture of his homeland, noting that he's constantly talking about social conditions, especially the lack of guidance amongst males today.

He claims to have "multiple creative personality disorder" and works with a variety of aliases on street art around the world. With "Never Odd Or Even," we can expect both gallery paintings and large-scale mural art in Wynwood.

Robert Fontaine Gallery is located at 2349 NW 2nd Ave; open noon-5 p.m., Monday through Saturday and by appointment; 305-397-8530; gallery@robertfontainegallery.com.

During the run of the exhibition Lister will be residing in Miami. Artist interview and high-resolution images available upon request.

ABOUT ANTHONY LISTER

Anthony Lister was born in Brisbane, Australia in 1979 and he received his BFA at Queensland College of Art in 2001. He was a pioneering force in the stencil and street art movement in Brisbane before moving to New York City in 2003 to apprentice under Max Gimblett. He employs a sophisticated, fine art, painterly style in both his street art and his works exhibited inside galleries. High and low culture clash in his paintings, drawings, and installations where boorish superheroes, flirtatious ballerinas, bad-tempered old masters, and imperious vamps raucously coexist. With exhibitions worldwide, Lister's latest shows in Milan and Los Angeles have turned his focus back to the human form, and more specifically, the female figure as ballerina. An interesting counterpoint to the recent Degas show in London, Lister presents a more rough-hewn, but surprisingly delicate take on the dancer's body. Today, he lives and works in Sydney and is represented by the Robert Fontaine Gallery. www.anthonylister.com

ABOUT ROBERT FONTAINE GALLERY

The Robert Fontaine Gallery represents both museum-quality and cutting edge fine art from the 1960s to the present day. With this, the gallery provides a platform for conceptual installation, urban interventionist street art, and digital media, alongside pieces by the most iconic artist to grace the pages of art history. His gallery has shown at the SCOPE International Contemporary Art Show in Basel, Switzerland and Miami Beach during Art Basel and in New York during Armory Week. His mission is to highlight a variety of innovative perspectives, while maintaining a balanced audience of both seasoned collectors and curious newcomers. www.robertfontainegallery.com



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Shayne Benowitz
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646.245.9736

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RYCA’S SOLO EXHIBITION “REFRESH” TO OPEN SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9

DURING WYNWOOD’S SECOND SATURDAY ART WALK AT ROBERT FONTAINE GALLERY

London-based artist RYCA presents a playful homage to Warhol through the use of Star Wars and cult sci-fi movie iconography

MIAMI, Fla. (September 10, 2013) – Robert Fontaine Gallery, located in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District, will showcase new works by London-based artist RYCA in a solo exhibition entitled “REFRESH.” The opening reception will be held Saturday, November 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. during Wynwood’s Second Saturday Art Walk. The exhibit will be on view November 9 through November 23.

With influences ranging from Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein to Banksy and Shepard Fairey, RYCA brings a fresh, light-hearted approach to the easily reproduced aesthetic of pop and stencil art in the digital age. Emulating the street art movement’s formula of visual equations that create jokes with political or pop references, his work focuses on Star Wars iconography, comic books, and cult sci-fi movies. In REFRESH, he’s taken classic Warhol imagery and replaced the subject with Star Wars and other movie references.

“If you think of Warhol’s whole ethos,” says RYCA, “you think if he were still around, would he be pissed at people doing what I’m doing or would he actually think this is the product of what he did? This is the result of his actions.”

RYCA’s work on display at REFRESH that veers away from the Star Wars theme includes a life-size screen print of the DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future, as well as a portrait of Sigourney Weaver in her iconic space helmet from Aliens.

“We’re excited about the exhibition,” says Robert Fontaine, gallery director. “It's something new for us. RYCA's work is an ironic spin on nostalgia as high art, as well as a laugh on the art world's elitist ideology as a narrative.”

This sense of humor, which RYCA considers his trademark, extends to the show’s name as a pun for the Internet era, where F5 on the keyboard allows you to “refresh” your website. A key that comes in handy when, say, you’re bidding on hard to find Star Wars memorabilia on ebay.

Robert Fontaine Gallery is located at 2349 NW 2nd Ave; open noon-5 p.m., Monday through Saturday and by appointment; 305-397-8530; gallery@robertfontainegallery.com.

High-resolution images, artist interview, and transcript of artist interview available upon request for use and publication.

Videohttp://robertfontainegallery.com/artists/RYCA/video.html

ABOUT RYCA

East Londoner RYCA, whose real name is Ryan Callanan finished art school in 2002 with an emphasis on model-making and 3D design. Movies, pop art, and the Renaissance are all sources of inspiration. His work takes iconic images from the past and puts them into new context, such as "War Skull," a silk screen print of a ponderous skull hearkening back to Hamlet's "Poor Yorick" speech, yet with the likeness of the Terminator in metal with red eyes. He was inspired to create his first print "Ona Islam" (a riff on the "Mona Lisa" covered in a burka) after visiting Santa's Ghetto, an acclaimed 2006 exhibition in London. He revels in the pop cultural pastiche inspired by the street art he observed during art school. RYCA infuses new and old, not only into his subject matter, but also into the production by experimenting with CNC engineering and industrial processes. RYCA is represented exclusively by the Robert Fontaine Gallery. http://rcalla.otherpeoplespixels.com/home.html

ABOUT ROBERT FONTAINE GALLERY

The Robert Fontaine Gallery represents both museum-quality and cutting edge pop and contemporary art from the 1960s to the present day. Gallery Director Robert Fontaine is compelled by work that is completely original without a reference to the past. With this, the gallery provides a platform for conceptual installation, urban interventionist street art, and digital media, alongside pieces by the masters of American Pop Art. His gallery has shown at the SCOPE International Contemporary Art Show in Basel, Switzerland and Miami Beach during Art Basel and in New York during Armory Week. His mission is to highlight a variety of innovative perspectives, while maintaining a balanced audience of both seasoned collectors and curious newcomers. www.robertfontainegallery.com