Emillions Art To Feature Four Artists For “Celebration Of The Season Finale”; Special Exhibition Will Run May 3 – June 22
May 3, 2022
NAPLES, FL. – Emillions Art will host a special “Celebration of the Season Finale” exhibition from May 3rd through June 22nd featuring artwork from four established artists.
Emillions Art is a respected source for Contemporary Fine Art, Modern Masters and Old Masters. This exhibit will be an opportunity to acquire works from renowned artists such as Shray, James Kerr, Dario Campanile and Markus Klinko. Let’s learn about the artists:
- Bronze sculptor Shray is one of the few working artists today who employs the subtractionist technique, where the artist finds the form in the clay as opposed to adding clay to an armature. Much like the technique of carving, Shray works with lines and shadows of the block, thoughtfully eliminating material from the block as she sculpts. Her simplicity of form has been compared to that of Henry Moore, Rodin and Brancusi. An intuitive artist, Shray’s sculptures never appear labored or forced. Shray balances the figurative and the abstract without losing human emotion. Over the past 25 years, Shray’s work has received both national and international recognition in the form of awards and commissions. Shray’s bronze sculpture “Raising Tomorrow’s Olympic Champions” was juried to travel throughout China and the world as one of the top selections of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Based on the success of this juried exhibition, Shray became the recipient of the 5 Rings Award at the Fourth Annual Beijing 2008 Cultural Festival. Shray’s bronze sculpture and paintings are constantly evolving.
- Born in Buffalo, N.Y., James P. Kerr studied with the late Lazio Szabo, a prominent Hungarian portrait painter, and the late Carl Illig, a noted landscape painter from East Aurora. Kerr has taught painting and drawing since 1970. His approach to oil painting is direct and colorist. Inspiration for much of his work is derived from scenic locations in Florida, the Caribbean, New England and North Carolina. Responding to the vibrant colors of nature, Kerr has developed a high key palette, which is well suited for rendering tropical and Caribbean scenes. Kerr displays his interest in the human form through figurative works, portraits and studies of human activity. Tropical markets, boxing matches, nudes, fishermen, musicians, landscapes and coastal scenes are frequent subjects. Descriptions of his work range from Ne-Impressionistic to Expressionistic. Exhibiting for over 30 years, Kerr has had more than 20 one-man shows throughout the United States.
- Dario Campanile’s journey started in Rome, Italy, where he was born in 1948. Campanile expressed an affinity for art as a young boy. When he was 14, the artist was bedridden with a kidney ailment for three months, and his father gave him a set of oil paints to cheer him up. He painted his first still life in just a few days. A self-taught artist, once Campanile had mastered the tools, he was off on a free-spirited ride, never quite sure where he was going, but always secure in the knowledge that his natural gifts and instincts would take him into exciting new realms. Meetings with Salvador Dali, who coined him the “Roman Master” and De Chirico influenced his work as a painter. In 1986, Campanile was commissioned to redesign and create a new logo for the famed Paramount Pictures. In 2005, he was invited to participate on a project called “Missing Peace.” Campanile met the Dali Lama at his home in India where he posed for a portrait exhibited in the project. After decades of painting realism and surrealism, Campanile’s work has evolved into abstract expressionism, which is now the artist’s main focus and passion.
- Born in Switzerland of French, Italian, Jewish and Hungarian descent, Markus Klinko is an award-winning, international fashion/celebrity photographer and director who has worked with many of today’s most iconic stars of film, music and fashion. Klinko has photographed the likes of Beyonce, Lady Gaga, David Bowie, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, Kanye West, Anne Hathaway, Kate Winslet, Eva Mendes, Kim Kardashian and Iman. His editorial clients include Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar and Interview magazine. Brands such as Lancôme, L’Oréal Paris, Nike, Hugo Boss, Skyy Vodka and Remy Martin have hired Klinko to create advertising campaigns. Klinko spent his early years training to become a classical harp soloist. He studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris. Later, Klinko signed an exclusive recording contract with EMI Classics, as well as a management contract with Columbia Artists Management. He received the Grand Prix de Disque for his recording of French harp music, with members of the orchestra of the Paris Opera Bastille. Klinko performed in recitals and as a featured soloist with symphony orchestras around the world. After a hand injury, Klinko decided to become a fashion photographer and retired from his international concert and recording career.
The “Celebration of the Season Finale” exhibit is open to the public daily at Emillions’ showroom at 837 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 202. For more information, visit www.emillionsart.com or call (239)687-3101.