Concrete, Painted Bronze
Edition of 10
7 by 8 by 7 in. (17.8 x 20.3 x 17.8 cm.)
Courtesy of the artist and Marlborough Gallery, New York.
NADA Miami Beach
The Deauville Beach Resort
6701 Collins Ave
Miami, FL 33141
From December 1-4, ICI will be at NADA Miami Beach, which will be held this year at the Deauville Beach Resort. At the fair, we will launch our 2016 limited edition created for us by Tony Matelli.
Tony Matelli’s practice probes the nature of expectation through the power of visual experience. Known for his hyperrealist sculptures, Matelli’s work and hyperrealistic sculptures are shaped by internal desires and external forces.
Developed out of his recent Garden series and related to his project for ICI’s 2016 Leo Award, Matelli’s limited edition for ICI features an aged outdoor statue, crowned by a triad of perfectly ripe strawberries. Nothing is quite what it seems in this pairing, where the head is made of high-production, aged cast concrete and the fruit is meticulously painted cast bronze.
Through this juxtaposition, Matelli offers mortality manufactured out of a keen mastery of materials. The combined effect is one of the simultaneous arrest and acceleration of time, a weathered memento mori for the modern era.
Tony Matelli lives and works in New York, NY. He graduated with a BFA from the Milawaukee Institute of Art & Design, WI and an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, MI. Recent group shows include Wanderlust on The High Line, New York; Summer School at the Flag Art Foundation, New York; and Realisms at The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. He has had international solo shows at institutions such as Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen, Norway; Palais de Toyko, Paris; and White Flag Projects, Saint Louis, Missouri.
In conjunction with NADA Miami Beach, Matelli will be participating in exhibitions at The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, and Bill Brady Gallery, Miami Beach. He will also have a solo project on view at the The Aldrich Contemporary Museum, Ridgefield, CT opening in May 2017. He is represented by Marlborough Gallery, New York; and The Green Gallery, Milwaukee.
In addition to launching this new edition with Tony Matelli, we’ll also be bringing along some favorites by Hilla and Bernd Becher, Jacob Kassay, Robert Rauschenberg and Jessica Stockholder.
Hilla and Bernd Becher
Pipe Detail: Coal Mine, 1990-91
Duotone offset lithograph
30 3/8 x 22 7/8 inches
Edition of 75
Untitled 4, 2011
Silkscreen on archival newsprint
24 5/16 x 27 inches, each
Suite of 12, Edition of 5
Untitled, Ft. Myers, 1979/91
Silver gelatin print
11 x 14 inches
Edition of 75
Two and Fro, 2015
Metal, car side-view mirrors, industrial color paint
10 3/4 x 18 inches, approximately
Edition of 20