The Village of Merrick Park Unveils Sculpture by Enzo Carnebianca 4/5/12

The Village of Merrick Park and Galleria Ca` d’Oro Unveil the Sculpture of Famed Vatican Artist, Enzo Carnebianca
Thursday, April 5th at 7 p.m.
The Village of Merrick Park Center Garden Courtyard
358 San Lorenzo Ave
Coral Gables, FL

The Village of Merrick Park and Galleria Ca` d’Oro unveil “Time without Time,” a solo sculpture exhibition by famed Vatican Italian artist, Enzo Carnebianca as they inaugurate an ongoing presentation of public artwork.

Alongside Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason and Italian Consul General Adolfo Barattolo, the launch introduces The Village of Merrick Park to an artful side of Coral Gables. Galleria Ca’ d’Oro opened in 2010 with the unforgettable Pink Snails. The proximity of the Italian Consulate and Merrick Park form an alternative area in Coral Gables filled with rich with possibilities for visitors and residents alike.

“We are delighted to be working with Kerem Kayser and our Italian Consul General Barattolo. We all work close to each other and have seen such amazing changes in the area. I chose this area to open the Miami branch of the gallery because of the Italian consulate and Merrick Park, a beautiful place where people will love to come when they visit. We all believe that adding art for the public to enjoy will bring people together. Enzo Carnebianca has his work in the Vatican in Rome and now you can visit Merrick Park and see it right here in Coral Gables!” said Gloria Porcella.

Italian artist Lorenzo Carnebianca lives and works in Rome. His style has been identified as an intriguing surrealism, his half-divine beings recall both past times and future ones, expressing a knowledge of western cultures reminiscent of folk memories of lost civilizations. He has authored some unforgettable works that can be found in prestigious public and private collections around the world, including the Vatican, which features 4 of his works in their “eternal” collection along with Italian masters Michangelo, Rafaello, Donatello, Canova.

Gloria Porcella leads Rome based Galleria Ca` d’Oro, following in the footsteps of her father and grandfather. She has organized a great many exhibitions in Europe including a tribute to Pope John Paul II celebrating the 25th anniversary of his papacy with the Madonna in Contemporary Art at the European Parliament in Brussels and the Pantheon in Rome; and the sensational first installation of the REgeneration Art Project in Syracuse, Italy during the G8 Environmental Summit. She is the curator in Europe for the art of Giorgio de Chirico has put together important exhibitions in Italy and in the United States, including Omaggio a de Chirico in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, which had sponsorship of the UN and patronage of Italian and foreign Institutions. In June 2011, Gloria, with her gallery in Rome, launched the city’s first Roma Biennale di Scultura, placing 35 monumental sculptures from 31 international artists around the ancient city.
During Art Basel Miami 2010, the Miami branch of Galleria Ca` d’Oro opened with the unforgettable Pink Snails in Miami Beach placed in Collins Park, along the Venetian Causeway, as well as on Dade Blvd., Alton Road, and 5th Street. In April of 2011, Gloria’s team worked with Miami Children’s Museum on a charity auction featuring the iconic Pink Snails, among other donations. In August 2011, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre on August 21, 1911, Gloria brought to MDC’s historic Freedom Tower the Mona Lisa Unveiled exhibit that displayed both 16th century masterpieces and modern – even disrespectful – versions of the famous icon. In addition, Gloria and her team are working with the City of Miami Arts & Entertainment Council, FIU Frost Museum, The Coral Gables Museum and The Boca Raton Museum of Art. For Art Basel Miami 2011, Ca’ d’Oro collaborated with young urban artists Blue & Joy to bring to Miami The wind doesn’t have a plan, a multi tiered project that included a solo exhibition at the MDC Freedom Tower, an installation of public art outside on Brickell Avenue, and a mural in Miami Beach punctuated by FIAT 500 cars that zipped around town wrapped in the artists. The Miami branch is located at 135 San Lorenzo Avenue in Coral Gables and, with the strong backing of Galleria Ca` d’Oro Rome, promotes Italian and European art.

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