Accent Alternative Art Space invites you to experience “Sala da Pranzo” an installation by Nicolás Leiva, this Saturday, May 21st.

Sala da Pranzo installation. Nicolas Leiva

Art is an invitation to share an artists’ point of view; his/her sense of beauty, pathos, angst, or horror — think Soutine, Lautrec, Munch, Bosch, etc.   Nicolás Leiva’s installation, “Sala da Pranzo” at Accent, invites the viewer to find the inner chi.

“One day my prayers were answered. I awoke in this dazzling place – where everything is magical: plants, animals, fairies — all in communion in this enchanted geography; a place set aside for divinities and angels. I ate and went for long walks in its gardens. There I found all that I needed to transform my life. I return every day since” – reads the artist’s statement.

The full-gallery installation includes a “buffet table” set with ceramic pieces inspired by Leiva’s dreams of other-wordly environments.

Ceramist, painter, sculptor and graphic artist, Nicolás Leiva’s has applied his transformative art to …motorcycles, cars, delicate ceramics, guitars, found objects and canvasses. He is participating in the “Base Paint” project for Haiti by designing a tent to be used as a school.

Leiva is a graduate of Argentina’s National University of Tucuman school of art and has shown extensively in Europe, South America and the U.S.  His work features in collections and museums throughout the world.

Accent Alternative Art Space is a not-for-profit art initiative by advertising agency Accentmarketing. Launched in 2010, this gallery space is dedicated to non-commercially driven artwork, by emerging and mid-career artists. Essentially, AAAS wants to develop ideas that are outside of the mainstream scope of Miami commercial art galleries while harnessing local talent and culture. To learn more about the not-for-profit art gallery

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, May 21st
DATES: Through July 18th, 2010
Also open for the Bird Road Art District Walks on the Third Saturday of every month –
June 18th and July 16th). Other times by appointment.
LOCATION: Accent Alternative Art Space. 4841 SW 75th Avenue. Miami, FL 33155
DIRECTIONS: From Bird Road and 74th Court (Shell Gas Station), turn south and follow 74th Ct.
as it curves around and becomes 75th Avenue – continue to 48th Street
just before railroad tracks.

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