Ascaso Gallery (Miami/Caracas) to show work by kinetic artists at Expo Chicago 2019. Kinetic art is work where movement is key to the effect. This can refer to movement of the art but also movement by the viewer. Among the artists on display are pioneers of the movement; Jesús Rafael Soto, Carlos Cruz Diez, Luis Tomasello and Victor Vasarely. Ascaso represent mostly Latin American artists; a Chicago fair is a new experience for them.
"This is the first time we have applied and the first time we are taking part in Expo Chicago," says Emilie Berteau, gallery assistant. ."Chicago is known for having beautiful buildings and architecture, and being full of arts and culture, from renowned museums to performing arts.This art fair draws thousands of art collectors and art lovers from Chicago and other cities and states. It is a great opportunity for our gallery from Miami, Florida, to encounter new audiences and clients."
The gallery has expanded its collection of international artists and now have a collection far afield from Latin America and from a variety of time periods and schools of art. You will find work by Ignacio Iturria, Jim Dine, Jeff Koons, Alexander Calder (often associated with kinetic art), Salvador Dali, Henry Moore and many others.
Doble Escritura Picolina by Jesús Soto & Physichromie No. 836 by Carlos Cruz-Diez
"In the recent past, it has been observing an increased presence of Latin American art in art fairs and museums, as well as an increase of Latin American art in public spaces," says Berteau. "As one example, Ascaso Gallery was pleased to present at the 2019 Armory Show in New York a single-artist booth devoted to the great Venezuelan modernist Oswaldo Vigas. This show was a big success. All the paintings were very well sold, and mostly bought by American art collectors."
In November 2019, Ascaso Gallery will open at a new 11,500 square foot location in Miami, one block from the Adrienne Arsht Center (and also a block from where Art Miami is currently held). Their first show will be a solo exhibition of work by the great, Julio Larraz.