PALM BEACH, FL – Oliver Cole Gallery will exhibit at Art Palm Beach in Florida from the 17th of January to the 21st of January. The Collector’s Preview will be held Wednesday January 17 from 6 - 10 pm. This year will mark Art Palm Beach’s 21st year in existence making it the longest running mid-winter art fair in South Florida. The internationally renowned premier contemporary art fair will showcase at the Palm Beach Convention Center located at 650 - Okeechobee Boulevard. Art Palm Beach, founded by David and Lee Ann Lester, is under the Next Level Fairs umbrella and will showcase ancillary exhibitions dedicated to some of the leading street artists. The five day event will host over 60 top galleries and a partnership with UNINHIBITED Urban Art Magazine. This will give fairgoers a hands on look at the energizing world of today’s most important street artists with live art painting and performances. Oliver Cole Gallery will present a 462 square foot booth showcasing the finest in contemporary artists such as David Drebin, Stephen Graham, Anja Van Herle, Becky Rosa, Whisbe, Michael Kalish, and Christopher Schulz. Booth location will be located near the entrance at booth number 162.
David Drebin is a graduate of Parsons School of Design. David’s career began in commercial photography and he quickly made a name for himself advancing into the world of contemporary fine arts. His unique vision, distinctive depth, and often passion or tension filled images provide an infinite surface for the imagination. Drebin’s dreamscapes feature his femme fatale along with a dramatic landscape that solidify his attention to detail and focus. Drebin will be the feature artist at Art Palm Beach. Throughout his career, Drebin has worked with individuals, A-list celebrities and global powerhouse brands such as Mercedes, American Express, Adidas, The May Fair Hotel, MTV, Nike, Breil, Sony, Davidoff and many more. He’s contributed to top publications such as Vanity Fair, New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, GQ, Condé Nast
Traveler, National Geographic and ELLE. Over the years, his filmic signature style has evolved into other art forms including lightboxes, neon installations, etching on crystal starfire glass and most recently, the revolutionary “photo sculpture” where he transforms his iconic muses and femme fatales into breathtaking high-definition 3D art masterpieces. His work has been shown at many of the most prestigious art fairs around the world over the last decade including Art Basel Miami, as well as, in multiple exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Berlin, Istanbul, Amsterdam, Austria, Brussels, Las Vegas, Chicago, Montreal and Toronto. Drebin has three fabulous coffee table monograph books: Dreamscapes (2015), Chasing Paradise (2016), and Love and Lights (2017) that can be bought through the Gallery.
Stephen Graham is represented by Oliver Cole Gallery in Wynwood, FL. His focus is on décor, fashion, and lifestyle art. Formally trained at the Central Saint Martins School in London, Stephen’s style can be described as innovative and experiential design. Returning to South Africa, Stephen has dominated the market. As an artist, theater designer, and conceptual creative director, his focus has become his Swarovski crystal pin art. A commanding dynamism is seen through his careful 3-d modeling and placement of his crystal pins. This rendering can be seen as a depiction of Graham’s appreciation for high fashion.
Michael Kalish is recognized for inventing an entire genre and brand out of the license plates and for creating distinctive iconic sculptures made solely from reclaimed materials. Over the past 20 years, Kalish has been creating large scale interactive public monuments as well as smaller scale works that hang in Galleries and Museums, private collections, fortune 100 companies, professional athletes, and musicians. His unique position as a preeminent arbiter of design and style has led to features in a wide variety of media including The Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Details, Wired, Art News, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, E!, MSN, TLC, and most recently as the host of Discovery Channel’s “Final Offer”.
Anja Van Herle was born in Belgium in 1969. Her early interest in fashion design led her to a career in the arts. In 1987, she enrolled in Belgium’s prestigious Higher Institute for Art Education where she earned a Master’s of Fine Arts in Painting. In 2003, Anja relocated to Los Angeles, where she now concentrates on playful figurative paintings that combine a European sense of high fashion with an American sense of wonder. As timelessly chic as Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Anja’s women are playfully sexy, and their expressions and eyes tell stories that go far beyond the simple exhibition of fine fashion. In Anja’s masterful hands, fashion becomes alive. “These women—they feel.”
Becky Rosa is respected for her manipulation of culture icons and logos. In 2015, Becky created her first sculpture, entitled ‘Birkream' which is an almost 6ft tall resin and fiberglass Hermes Bag melting on an ice cream cone, into a puddle base. This is her iconic image. Since then Becky has become infamous for creating works focusing on delivering her provocative messages, focusing on consumerism, societal issues, fashion, current affairs and conflict. Becky does this through multiple mediums including sculpture, street, pop, appropriation and conceptual art. She is the peoples choice winner of the Bombay Sapphire and Rush Arts Artisan Series. In 2016, she was sponsored to create a large public mural incorporating the 'Birkream' in Wynwood, Miami. She has also collaborated with other artists and media outlets such as COMPLEX.
WhisBe’s iconic vandal gummy will be on view at Palm Beach.This bear can be found in the World Trade Center as part of billionaire owner, Larry Silverstein’s, personal art collection. WhisBe’s gummy mural and fiberglass sculptures are additionally located in the WTC private art Gallery on the 69th floor. This is soon to be Spotify’s new headquarters. One of the leading contemporary street artist, WhisBe was seen in Banksy’s HBO documentary, “Better Out Than In” Also on view at Palm Beach Art Fair will be Niclas Castello and Christopher Schulz.
With a commitment to contemporary art, Oliver Cole Gallery will exhibit paintings with subject matter that renders precise technical execution. Oliver Cole Gallery was founded in 2004 to provide the contemporary collector with a unique cultural buying experience. For a full list of our artists, visit our website at www.olivercolegallery.com. The Gallery is located at 301 NW 28th Street in Wynwood, FL. For more information contact the Gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow us on instagram @olivercolegallery.