Gallery Openings and Events

Industry Gallery Presents: 'A Baroque Soirée' with Borek Sipek

LUIGI. Photo Courtesy of INDUSTRY

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Opening Reception : Saturday, September 8th from 6pm to 9pm

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.Borek Sipek, the renowned designer, artist and architect who served as the court architect of the Czech Republic while his friend, Vaclav Havel was the country’s president, opens his baroque soirée at Industry Gallery at 1358 Florida Avenue, NE at a special opening event on Saturday, September 8th, 2012 from 6 pm to 9 pm . The soirée will also launch the Embassy of the Czech Republic’s Mutual Inspirations Festival 2012: Milos Forman, celebrating Oscar-winning, Czech-American director Milos Forman’s 80th birthday and work, the best of Czech cinematography, and the accomplishments of the transatlantic film industry.  www.mutualinspirations.org.

About INDUSTRY INDUSTRY is the premiere gallery in the US devoted to exhibiting the work of 21st Century design. Its focus is on designers who create functional art from industrial materials. Offering single-artist exhibitions, INDUSTRY represents a broad spectrum of international design trends through imaginative and limited edition works that blur the boundary between art and design and redefine the relationship between designer and gallery.

INDUSTRY’s MISSION is to introduce and promote designers and their work to US collectors, curators and critics, to stimulate the conversation about the role design can play in theirs lives, and to inform the viewer about the importance of contemporary design in this time and place. INDUSTRY DIRECTOR Craig Appelbaum has been a collector and private dealer. He opened INDUSTRY in 2010 to exhibit individual artist’s work within the frame of an installation, allowing each artist to tell his or her own story through site-specific works designed to transform the perception of space.

“Many of the artists I show are producing pieces that are highly sought after by museums and collectors in the rapidly expanding area of contemporary design. In the past decade the field has grown considerably as measured by the increasing number of museum exhibitions, international art fairs such as Design Miami and S.O.F.A., and attention by major international auctions houses including Christie’s, Phillips and Sotheby’s.”

INDUSTRY MENTORING PROGRAM In addition to showcasing established artists the gallery also has developed an initiative to introduce the work of emerging designers and design students, offering them the opportunity to exhibit in a professional environment and affording them a realistic gallery experience. And while introducing new talent, at the same time gallery visitors will have a rare opportunity to view the work of tomorrow’s designers showcasing innovative products from a new generation.

INDUSTRY │Washington DC  21st Century Design Gallery is located at 1358 Florida Avenue NE, Suite 200.  Contact them by phone at 202.399.1730, by email at [email protected] or online at www.industrygallerydc.com  (Note the gallery also has a new Los Angeles gallery located in the Pacific Design Center).

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