SILVERSPOT CINEMA DOWNTOWN PROUDLY PRESENTS
“monochrome exercises: body of water”
BY RODOLFO AGRELLA
On Wednesday, February 6, Silverspot Cinema Downtown hosted a press and VIP preview cocktail reception to unveil their exciting new custom commissioned mural “monochrome exercises: body of water” by world-renowned designer Rodolfo Agrella.
With “monochrome exercise” Agrella has designed a demonstrative homage to the ever-moving source of energy: the ocean.
The piece is composed of a continuum of sensitized cut-out surfaces, masterfully connected by color planes that mutate when the passerby’s view and the Miami’s sun converge across the almost 600 square feet of surface extension. Bold shapes that overlap and fold on top of the walls and ceilings, as if they are waves conquering the shore, are depicted with a strict monochromatic palette. Used to enhance the play of shadows and volume, it’s a refined method to express multiple transparencies of the lush and dynamism that distinguish the Tropics and Agrella’s work.
“We are delighted to have the privilege to showcase this special piece from the very talented designer, architect, Rodolfo Agrella, at Silverspot Cinema Downtown. Miami is a cultural hub with a prominent place in the modern art scene. This unique work perfectly aligns with us and we hope the Downtown Community admires and enjoys this beautiful work of art,” said Gonzalo Ulivi, Managing Partner of Silverspot Cinema.
“ I am so thrilled to be working with Silverspot Cinema on this project. My work is informed by a deep understanding of the tropics, and when I came to Miami to view the location, I was immediately inspired by the “cut-out” of the Miami skyline from an urban focal point. My goal is to inspire a reflective process by manipulating scale while remaining faithful to structure, geometry, and function, I seek to activate our sensory systems. The team at Silverspot allowed me to have artistic freedom to create and stay true to this vision. I am very proud and excited to have my piece as a visual cornerstone of their building.”
Along with the mural, Agrella will also present a small exhibition of additional monochrome exercise works on the third floor of the theater. The exhibition will run through Feb 15, 2019.
ABOUT SILVERPOT CINEMA
Silverspot Cinema is a privately held, Venezuelan-owned company that offers guests a sophisticated cinema experience, which includes in-theater dining, the latest technology, and world-class service. In addition to traditional Hollywood fare, Silverspot Cinema’s movie programming includes independent films, award-winning foreign films and a cultural arts program featuring operas, ballets, and concerts.
Silverspot Cinema currently operates movie theaters in three Florida locations (Miami, Naples, Coconut Creek), North Carolina (Chapel Hill), and Ohio (Orange Village), with plans to launch new theaters.
ABOUT RODOLFO AGRELLA
RODOLFO AGRELLA is a contemporary Latin-American Designer, born in Caracas, Venezuela, based in New York. He is the creator of a diverse portfolio of award-winning products, spaces, and surfaces, presented at the most imposing venues around the world, Milano, New York, Madrid, Frankfurt and Miami among many others. The work of Agrella is a successful balancing act between technical components, fun, and the emotional human factor, confirming that happiness and playfulness are the correct tools to engage design (and life). Appealing to the mind as well as to the eyes, on his daily pursuit of beauty.
Agrella has presented his designs in numerous group and solo exhibitions, including SaloneSatellite in Milan, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Inventory 03: Experience of the City: Design Miami and Art Basel fairs, New Territories: Design, Art and Craft in Global Latin America at the MAD Museum in New York City, Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseño (BID). In 2015 the Shadow Line won the prestigious German Design Award 2015 with a Special Mention. In 2017, his piece Memorabilia Satellite is selected to be part of the Collezione SaloneSatellite 20 Anniversary, as well as the Salone del Mobile Permanent Collection.
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