The Cynthia Corbett Gallery in association with MEISSEN® – Europe’s most tradition-rich house of fine art and hand-crafted luxury are delighted to present Chris Antemann’ ANTEMANN DREAMS COURTESY OF MEISSEN® Collection at Art Miami 2014.
In 2010, Oregon-based sculptor Chris Antemann was invited by Dr Kurtzke, CEO MEISSEN® to participate in the MEISSEN® artCAMPUS, Art Studio program, inviting her to collaborate with the Meissen master artisans in Germany to create unique pieces and a series of limited editions of her sculptures, resulting in some of her largest and most complex pieces to date.
In October this year, Antemann’s full room installation, Forbidden Fruit was debuted at the Portland Art Museum in Oregon launching her US touring exhibition in association with MEISSEN®. The Portland Art Museum was curated by Bruce Guenther, chief curator and The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. This exhibition composed of over 20 individual pieces, and Forbidden Fruit pays homage to the delights and delicacies of 18th Century dining culture where the figurine craze began.
To coincide with this museum exhibition and the launch of the US Tour, The Cynthia Corbett Gallery will present a smaller installation, at Art Miami which will feature a 9-light Chandelier, a pair of Fruit Pyramids and a collection of Antemann’s signature vignettes which parody male and female relationship roles and where the classics and the romantics are given a contemporary edge; elaborate dinner parties, picnic luncheons and ornamental gardens set the stage for her twisted tales to unfold.