Art Aqua 2009

December 3 - December 6, 2009

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Paul Oberst, Ceremonial Bed/ Dream Body, 2009, Steel Wire, Cloth and Screen Ink on Wood, 102 x 40 x 8 1/2"

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BRIDGETTE MAYER GALLERY to exhibit at
AQUA ART MIAMI (WYNWOOD) Art Fair
3 December - 6 December, 2009

Booths 49 & 40
Aqua Art Miami (Wynwood)
42 NE 25th Street, Miami FL 33137

VIP and Press Preview Brunch:
3 December, 10am - 1pm

GenArt Vanguard Official Party:
3 December, 8pm - 11pm

The Bridgette Mayer Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in the Aqua Art Miami (Wynwood) art fair in Miami, Florida December 3 - December 6, 2009. Bridgette Mayer Gallery will host Booths 49 and 40 at the Fair, showcasing large-scale sculpture by gallery artists Steve Tobin and Paul Oberst, respectively.

Booth 49 will feature work by world-renowned sculptor Steve Tobin, whose monumental, nature-based works in bronze and steel are currently on exhibition at Grounds for Sculpture in Trenton, New Jersey; the Frost Art Museum in Miami, the City of Osaka in Japan, the Torode Group of Companies in Calgary, Canada; the City of Chicago and Peggy Nortabaert Nature Museum; Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, Missouri, among many other sites in the U.S. and abroad. Tobin is perhaps best known for the Trinity Root, the first and only 9/11 memorial near Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan. The famed bronze casting of "the tree that saved St. Paul's Chapel" on that fateful day is permanently sited at the corner of Wall Street and Broadway, and has attracted millions of visitors since it was installed on the four year anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center.

Booth 40 will feature new work by Paul Oberst, who will premier his first photography project, as well as new sculpture at the Aqua Fair. Oberst's solo exhibition, Ceremonial Objects, Devices & Forms, is currently on view at Bridgette Mayer Gallery through November 28. Paul Oberst received his BFA from Center College in Kentucky in 1977. His solo shows include Roots and Tendrils Gallery (Belfast, ME), AEGON Gallery / Jones Visual Arts Center, (Danville, KY), Waterfall Arts Center (Belfast, ME), and Stux Gallery (New York, NY & Boston, MA), among others. Paul Oberst lives, works and teaches in Belfast, ME.
About Aqua Art Miami: The Aqua Art Miami (Wynwood) art fair takes place the first week of December during the prestigious international art fair Art Basel Miami Beach. The fair is located in the heart of Miami's gallery district, just blocks from the Rubell Collection and near other important venues such as the Margulies Collection and the MOCA Goldman Warehouse. With a clever floor plan and permanent 12 foot museum-quality walls, Aqua Art Miami is widely regarded as the most beautiful and most art-friendly exhibition space in Miami during Art Basel week. For additional information on the Aqua Art Miami Fair, please visit www.aquaartmiami.com.The Fair will be open to the general public December 3: 1pm - 7pm, December 4 & 5: 11am - 7pm, December 6, 11am - 4pm.

About Bridgette Mayer Gallery: The Bridgette Mayer Gallery specializes in original contemporary paintings and sculpture by Philadelphia, New York and International artists. Owner and director Bridgette Mayer founded the gallery in May of 2001 with ten years experience in gallery and arts management in New York, San Francisco, Taiwan and Philadelphia. The gallery's mission is to exhibit the best contemporary works being made locally and nationally. The gallery specializes in working with first-time art buyers as well as seasoned collectors interested in enhancing their art collection through the acquisition of market-proven artists.

Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. & by appointment. For additional information please contact:
Bridgette Mayer at (p) 215-413-8893 (f) 215-413-2283
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