Maps and Stacks, a solo exhibition featuring Michael Angel
Gobbi Fine Art is pleased to present Maps and Stacks, a solo exhibition, featuring Michael Angel, opening in Tribeca on Thursday, October 10, 2019.
In his latest series, Angel examines empathy, the universal emotive language. Taking on recognizable forms while reimagining previous experiences in textile work, the former designer’s mixed media works fold and crease, captured colors and cloth physically merging into piles of materialized movement.
Seeking to “communicate differences and the ability to understand and share feelings”, Angel says the works, composed of both paint and cloth, “prompt the viewer to explore a process of merging, even in our most fragile and naive states [while] also showcasing both difference and harmony. ”
Angel offers subject matter familiar across competitive creative industries, explaining, “Maps and Stacks was driven by my surroundings: empathy became a prominent theme because of its lack thereof in the current social environment. The materials are very relevant to the discussion of contemporary art today but, for me, they have always been part of my work.”
“My first artistic love was with the Great Masters and their treatment of the cloth. This is an inspired expansion upon the language of my work,” he continues.
Gobbi Fine Art was founded by Sebastien Gobbi in New York City. Visit GobbiFineArt.com for information on available artworks. For press inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Maps and Stacks will be on view until October 20, 2019.
ABOUT THE ARTIST | www.michaelangel.net
Michael Angel (b. 1975, Melbourne, Australia) is a visual artist based in New York City. After working in beauty and fashion for over 15 years, eventually becoming the Style Director at Maybelline, Angel launched his eponymous brand in 2006. Featured as an “Upcoming Designer to Watch” by Vogue, and debuting at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in 2009, Angel was named Global Style Director for L’Oreal and worked on collaborative campaigns with Manolo Blahnik, and more. In 2013, Michael’s vanguard digital prints and textile works were featured in the Phoenix Art Museum’s Digital Print Fashion exhibition, alongside Alexander McQueen and Issey Miyake, among others. The same year, Angel’s works were included in Tamasin Doe’s The Print Revolution – Groundbreaking Textile Design in the Digital Age, and he created an exclusive prints capsule collection for Moda Operandi. Angel’s first solo art exhibition was hosted by World Trade Gallery in 2013, and he has taken part in the 2018 and 2019 Fireplace Project group exhibitions curated by Edsel Williams in East Hampton, NY. Earlier this year, Angel collaborated with Luigi and Iango for Vogue Japan, showcasing a Louis Vuitton collection designed by Nicolas Ghesquière. Volume One – Maps and Stacks Zine is now available for purchase. Contact email@example.com.
ABOUT THE CURATOR | www.stevensergiovanni.com
With over 20 years experience in the gallery world, Steven Sergiovanni is the former Director of Mixed Greens, a gallery established in the late 1990s to support emerging artists. Known as an approachable and inventive gallery where artists were given their first New York solo exhibitions, Mixed Greens pioneered promoting artists online and in experimental spaces. Sergiovanni is a Co-Founder of The Remix, a project-based curatorial team also exhibiting the work of underrepresented artists. Sergiovanni began his career at Jack Shainman Gallery, and has since worked for several galleries including Charles Cowles, Holly Solomon and Andrea Rosen. He is a member of the New Art Dealer’s Alliance (NADA) and the former Vice President of the Board of Directors for Visual AIDS, a contemporary arts organization committed to HIV prevention and AIDS awareness. Sergiovanni regularly speaks at institutions such as FIT, NYU and New York Academy of Art. He is currently a visiting professor at Pratt Institute.
October 10, 2019End Date
October 20, 2019Hours
06:00 PM - 06:00 PMAddress
157 Hudson Street, TriBeCaEvent Type