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Oceano by Dario Campanile

Emillions Art is proud to present a collection of paintings by world renowned contemporary master artist Dario Campanile.

Emillions Art presents a 10-day solo show of contemporary master artist Dario Campanile’s abstract expressionism, spiritual surrealism, landscapes, seascapes, florals, oil on metals and contemporary artwork, February 18-28, 2022 in the 2nd floor location at 837 5th Avenue South in Naples, Fla.

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Unknown Treasures by Dario Campanile

What Meaning Does Art Have Now?

During these uncertain times, art may be more relevant than ever. To many of us — most of us — it is a time of unprecedented fear and uncertainty. Never in our lifetime have we experienced an event so dramatic and sweeping in its impact that it could unseat the very core of our daily lives. And, naturally, we wish to do everything within our power to flatten the curve, to do right by our fellow humans and acquiesce to the calls for distance, isolation, avoidance, caution, care and vigilance. But this course leaves us with a question: Where does beauty belong? Is there still a place for the abstract, the entrancingly grotesque, the figurative, the spirited? Can we still […]

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It’s Official!

Emillions Art’s official launch kicks off with a major art opening on January 16th in its new Naples show space! The contemporary art opening features a unique mix of regional, national and international artists. Look out for work such sought-after artists like Jim Salvati, Joan Sonnenberg, Jane Peccarelli, Layla Love, Chuck Mardosz, Robert Indiana, Don Gummer, Shray, and many more. Official Grand Opening Emillions Art Show Space Reception: January 16, 2020, 5:30-7:30pm Public Exhibition: January 17 – February 3 837 Fifth Ave. S. 2nd Fl Naples, FL 34102

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Art Can’t Become Precious

In order for an artist to sustain creative output and maximize artistic flow, there must be a continual letting go of the work. Otherwise, the work becomes the very thing that stops new work. Let’s explore the idea together! Truly great artists aren’t captives of their own ideas. What does this mean? Well, simply put, it means an artist cannot afford to be caught managing the aftermath of the creative process. As artists, the job is to observe, contemplate, distill and the execute. But now, more than ever, there is an alluring trap which calls the artist to watch as their work enters the world — to see the joy or pain in the beholders’ eyes. It follows that they […]

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ART + Design

Very exciting news! EMILLIONS ART will host ART & Design, an event to introduce the Emillions Art Fifth Avenue show space to the region’s top designers, contractors, developers and architects. The two-day event takes place November 6-7 at Emillions Art, 5thAvenue South’s new global resource for contemporary art. ART & Design commemorates the grand opening of the Emillions Art Show Space in a series of art openings throughout the fall of 2019 and the winter of 2020 to engage various segments of the Naples arts community, including collectors, collaborators, corporate entities, investors, patrons, and art enthusiasts. The official grand opening for the EMILLIONS ART Show Space will take place in January 2020 with a regional-wide event to launch all facets […]

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Art Is A Universal Spirituality

There is no difference between prayer and art. How do I incorporate my faith into my work? I think that being an artist is one of the highest forms of spirituality you can do, because you are being of service to people, you are being creative, expressing creativity, you are providing entertainment, you’re trying to get people to think and feel deeply on a soul level. – Rian Wilson   Have you wondered what motivates the greats, masters, contemporaries, expressionists, cubists, sculptors, mixed-media artists — what pushes them to push themselves? What do they see that the rest of us don’t? What do they wish to see that we haven’t thought of? Great thinkers, philosophers and social scientists have searched the […]

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The Art of Good Neighboring

There’s a movement afoot in our modern society — a movement toward civility. Toward friendliness. Toward the sharing of ideas and support. No? You may disagree… One might think, and justifiably so, based upon a sampling of pop headlines and poorly curated news feeds, that this bold claim is wildly off-base. Nevertheless, there is a growing body of evidence which supports the notion of good neighboring rebirthing itself in our national—and even global—social consciousness. All around us, in the midst of the mist and haze which sometimes comes to overthrow us — the fog of crumbling decency and basic human respect — all around us, there are new centers of thought, places of innovation, springs of fresh perspective and hopeful […]

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Jeffrey A. Dering, Ancient Mountain Music

Art is Process: A Brief History of Jeffrey A. Dering, Part 2

We’ve been getting acquainted with Jeffrey Dering this March on the Emillions Art blog. Jeffrey is an accomplished artist and businessperson — having worked around the world to create experiential environments for his clients and their customers. We are endeavoring to take a closer look at the inner workings of his art — and the enigma that is the formation of an artist’s process. Read Part 1 here. — Process can be a dry and somewhat pedestrian word. It’s the kind of term managers pepper into their motivational spiel to let subordinates know “success doesn’t come without engaging the mundane.” But we shouldn’t be so swift to overlook the importance, and the promise, of process. Jeffrey Dering sees process as a […]

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Art Is What Curiosity Looks Like

A Brief History of Jeffrey A. Dering This is Part 1 of a multiple part series. You can read Part 2 here. In every artist’s story, there are series of leaps, pauses — steps forward, backward and off to one side. Growth and exploration of one’s bent is rarely, if ever, up-and-to-the-right. It’s the gift of being an objective observer to be spared the pain, intrigue, guttural fear and sheer, desperate hope of these rises and falls. But for the artist — the one on the visceral roller coaster ride of journeying simultaneously inward and outward — there is no space of separation, no gap, no relief. For every artist who seems self-assuredly positioned in the “known” category, enjoying a […]

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Basquiat: Still Hot

Jean-Michel Basquiat still holds a few secrets even though the painter died at a very young and promising 27 in 1988. One of his untitled works, currently under private ownership, has just been through extensive scientific forensic analysis verifying that the materials and pigments are consistent with a date of origin of 1981, but that’s not all. Conservator Emily MacDonald-Korth found surprising fluorescent arrow designs on the canvas after she passed a black light over the artwork, which are consistent with Basquiat’s use of ultraviolet in other of his works. The notable discovery has been highlighted just last week on Artnet and in the Smithsonian’s SmartNews. Marlissa Gardner, of Emillions Art, has been greatly involved in this current Basquiat discovery. Gardner is […]

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