Miami— July 1, 2021—Tresart is pleased to present our Summer Show, a one of a kind homage to contemporary art including our latest acquisitions. The show features a selection of works from an extraordinary group of contemporary artists: Amoako Boafo, Brian Calvin, Godwin Champs, Jammie Holmes, Eddie Martinez, Nicolas Party, Josh Smith, Mickalene Thomas, and Jonas Wood. The Summer Show comes together as a celebration of form and color while highlighting each artist’s unique voice. The exhibition will be on view through August 31, 2021 by appointment only.
The work of award-winning artist Mickalene Thomas is sure to be noticed. Best known for her elaborate paintings composed of rhinestones, acrylic, and enamel, this well-established contemporary artist celebrates Black femininity and sexuality by rethinking art history’s iconic paintings and claiming a space that seemed to be voided from classic images. Her work has been shown extensively in museums throughout the United States and abroad and is in numerous international public and private collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Yale University Art Collection, New Haven, CT; and Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo to name a few.
Another highly praised participating artist is Jonas Wood. His abstract imagery rooted in bold assimilation of the environment, and wild use of color and explorations with line and form have gained him international recognition. Critics have feeted Wood — The New Yorker described his work as ‘painting at its colorful, pattern-happy, and energetic best… (connecting) the dots from Henri Matisse to Stuart Davis to David Hockney’. Steadily rising since 2002, his fierce colored, graphic works—including paintings, drawings, and prints have followed commercial success, ultimately leading him to auction at skyrocketing prices in the contemporary art market at Christie’s in New York, where Wood’s painting “Japanese Garden 3” sold for just under $4.93 million.
From our international repertoire, up-and-coming emerging artist Godwin Champs Namuyimba will be featured. Born and raised in Uganda, Namuyimba creates intricately layered paintings that tackle social and political issues. Through semi-arranged portraits, the artist explores the construction of identity in relation to race and individuality, as told from the perspective of a young contemporary artist working in Uganda today. His black-silhouetted figures surpassed three times the low estimate during Phillips’ “New Now’ sale in London last December. And even though Namuyimba’s trajectory in the art world is fairly recent, his works have already been enthusiastically collected by prominent private collections in the USA, Shanghai, Sweden, and Luxembourg.
These exclusive works come together at our Summer Show embodying the best of our recent acquisitions while highlighting vibrant color palettes, unique mediums and styles.
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Tresart’s Summer Show
Photo: Details of Now is the Time, 2017, by Josh Smith (left) and August 1975, 2017 by Mickalene Thomas (right)