Aqua Art Miami 2010

December 2 - December 5, 2010

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Matt Freedman, Bobblehead St. Lazarus, 2002, Plaster, Epoxy Plastic and Enamel Paint, 30 x 16 x 14"

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Philadelphia, October 30, 2010

Bridgette Mayer Gallery will participate in the 2010 editions of Art Miami and Aqua Art Miami. Art Miami opens with a VIP Preview on November 30th in Miami’s Wynwood district and runs through December 5th, while Aqua Art Miami will run from December 1st to December 5th in South Beach. This is the second year that the Gallery will participate in major fairs in Miami.

Aqua Art Miami: Room 221

Bridgette Mayer is thrilled to bring work by Gallery artists Dana Hargrove, Tim McFarlane, Rebecca Rutstein and David Slovic to the Aqua Art Miami fair. These four artists exemplify the Gallery’s earliest mission of providing quality contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists. Between them, the selected artists have received the Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts; Pew Professional Development Grant; William and Dorothy Yeck Award; and finalist standing in the Fleisher Art Memorial Challenge Competition. Each of these artists will exhibit new works created especially for Aqua Art Miami, mostly comprised of works on paper and paintings on panel.

Also on exhibit will be an animated video by internationally-recognized Leipzig-based artist Tilo Baumgärtel. Baumgärtel has exhibited throughout Europe and the United States and his work is included in a number of important public and private collections. Lastly, the Gallery will introduce Scottish artist Graeme Todd to the US market. Represented in Zurich and London, Todd has shown extensively throughout Europe. Bridgette Mayer Gallery will exhibit Yester, the artist's first work to be shown in the United States. Finally, the Gallery will exhibit recent sculptures by New York artist Matt Freedman.

About Aqua Art Miami: Aqua Art Miami is located in the Aqua Hotel where the fair was first launched in 2005. The hotel itself is a classic South Beach boutique hotel with breezy, spacious rooms surrounding an intimate courtyard. The fair organizers have made it their mission to promote noteworthy programs from the West Coast as well as the greater USA, with a particular interest in supporting young dealers and galleries with strong emerging artist programs.

About Bridgette Mayer Gallery: Bridgette Mayer Gallery, established in 2001, occupies a townhouse space on Washington Square in downtown Philadelphia. The Gallery is known for a strong program of regional painters and has recently begun to represent artists based outside the United States. The Gallery also has begun to contextualize its exhibitions of contemporary art by working with important Post-War art from the secondary market.

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Media Contact: Bridgette Mayer, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, 709 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Tel: 215 413 8893 / email: bmayer@bridgettemayergallery.com

Images are available upon request.

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