Macaya Gallery & Emillions Art present: Blooming Beauties - Featuring Artwork by Emma Dunlavey, Francois Duerinckx and Mercedes Lasarte - April 7th, 2016

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Reception: April 7, 2016 - 7:00pm to 10:00 pm | “Blooming Beauties” celebrates the glory of women through sculpture, painting, mixed media and photography featuring Artwork by Emma Dunlavey, Francois Duerinckx, and Mercedes Lasarte.

Emma Dunlavey has become well known for her professional photographic work. She often uses her images as a point of inspiration for creating large-scale multilayered art pieces with resin and mixed media. By incorporating 3-D objects into her pieces, Dunlavey’s artwork utilizes both visual and tactile elements to engage the viewer. This exhibit will showcase her David Bowie collection and previously unseen works featuring Pamela Anderson. Recently, Emma Dunlavey and Pamela Anderson collaborated on the book RAW, a collection of 300 photographs shot by Dunlavey spanning 20 years of friendship between the two.

Francois Duerinckx’s body of work “Fashion Show Pop Models Art” celebrates the varied, harmonious, and elegant female form through sculpture that evokes a renewed vision of Pop Art. His work pays homage to haute couture, catwalks, models, while juxtaposing popular brands with a rebellious sensibility and experimentation. Duerinckx’s mannequin-like models are created with molded fiberglass, meticulously sanded and painted, taking nearly 300 hours to complete. Strong, resilient, elegant, and sexy, Duerinckx’s work celebrates the female form in a hyper realistic fashion.

Mercedes Lasarte, influenced by her studies in French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism creates paintings in oil utilizing bold color palettes. Her work captures the spirit of painters Matisse and Gauguin, employing "cloisonnisme" to cover swaths of canvas with bright strokes of paint that employ an emotional response and sense of color. Her pieces evoke memories, personal experiences, and longing, choosing to focus on the composition as a whole rather than solely one form.

About Macaya Gallery:

Macaya Gallery's owner Patrick Glémaud is a corporate attorney whose passion for contemporary art inspired him to leave the corporate world and immerse himself into the exciting world of creative expression now known as Macaya Gallery. Located in Wynwood, Miami Art District, Macaya Gallery is a contemporary art gallery that represents, promotes, and showcases world-renowned, mid-career, as well as emerging talent from the disciplines of art, design, and passionate manufacturing, with exhibits ranging from paintings, photography, mixed media and sculpture.

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Founded by Marlissa Gardner in 2013, Emillions Art advises and curates artwork for private buyers, collectors, investors, retail, corporate, hospitality, and residential environments drawing upon its roster of both emerging and established artists. By cultivating long-standing relationships with galleries and artists, Emillions Art builds and maintains an expansive collection with access to rare and contemporary artworks. Their goal is to find and acquire the perfect original artwork reflective of their clients’ vision, architectural style, and design terrain.

To inquire about the VIP opening reception invitations, contact Patrick(at)macayagallery(dot)com or call (347)681-9658.

Macaya Gallery 145NW 36th Street, Miami FL, 33131. (786)577-0322

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