MIAMI, Fla.- The most anticipated art exhibition launch of the year is taking place in Miami on Thursday, March 3, 2022, from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM at the Manolis Projects Gallery featuring Miami’s famous Argentinian-American artist Fernanda Lavera’s newest art show– The Inventive Mind of Fernanda Lavera: A Solo Art Exhibition.
Lavera’s vibrant, larger-than-life, monumental art installations will grace the gallery’s walls while attendees become captivated with Lavera’s contemporary approach to Neo-Expressionism.
Fernanda’s work is known by contemporary audiences for its expressive subtext.
The Manolis Projects exhibit is comprised of nearly 30 new stunning art pieces that have wowed collectors like billionaire political commentator, David Rubin, and legendary music producer, Clive Davis (who will be present during this event).
It is sure to be a powerful and noteworthy artistic blockbuster! Following Lavera’s launch of the Manolis Projects last April 2021, this exhibition is going to be an epic event for Fernanda Lavera’s painting career.
Serious art collectors and lovers alike will be in attendance to get first access to the exhibition’s masterpieces. In addition, a thrilling party will be held for this exhibition launch and aims to
make it an event of this scale happen! An in-depth exhibition essay by legendary art critic, artist, and art historian, Bruce Helander highlights Fernanda on the front cover of ELEVATED offering rave reviews of the new exhibition.
Valet parking is available and top VIP celebrities will be in attendance exclusive agent Greg Schriefer and his life partner, Clive Davis.
Wine and rosé sponsored by Out East Wines.
ABOUT FERNANDA LAVERA
María Fernanda Lavera is a Miami-based contemporary artist, originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. At a young age, she discovered her fascination for art and painting through an aunt and has since had a passion for sketching and textures. At first glance, Lavera’s paintings appear to be wall images or graffiti that captures the human eye, but her usage of hypnotic colors and bluntness with a brush set her apart from the rest.
The Inventive Mind of Painter Fernanda Lavera at Manolis Projects, Miami
By Bruce Helander
Most successful artists are a product of an evolutionary development from their hometown surroundings and personal ambitions. Some were fortunate enough to be born into a creative environment, while others intuitively knew to gravitate to a metropolis. Fernanda Lavera is a gifted artist who fits like a glove into a historical context where the validation and potent vibrancy of one’s hometown or an adoptive city is often what gives a vital professional component for achievement. A hometown girl is making her way into fame and critical acclaim, for which she credits personal motivation and her invigorating surroundings. Buenos Aires has a powerful, proactive arts community and a remarkably energetic street art environment, from murals to graffiti, which has been an artistic blessing for Lavera.
Born in Buenos Aires in 1975, Maria Fernanda Lavera realized at a young age a love of painting and creativity through an aunt, who opened Fernanda’s eyes to the joys of sketching and an appreciation for the textures and colors in the rhythm of the city of her birth. Her aunt also gave her brushes, canvas, and most importantly, encouragement and purpose at a crucial time in her artistic development. As her vision expanded and matured, she began to utilize the images she saw every day on public walls, and eventually, she began to incorporate the spirit of this illustrative graffiti surrounding her neighborhood and the hypnotic colors, symbolism, and inspiration that only a cosmopolitan city can offer. Fernanda is following a great tradition of artists who generated excitement and discovery with the aid of urban momentum and municipal innovation. Renowned artist Lucio Fontana, who became legendary throughout the world as a contemporary artist, owed his early accomplishments to the support he received in Buenos Aires.
Significant critical praise and amazing collector support have propelled Fernanda into an enviable position in the world of art. Famed American record producer, Grammy winner, and art collector Clive Davis said, “When I saw Lavera’s work in Buenos Aires in 2016, I immediately felt her enormous talent… a second-generation neo-expressionist with a very special feminine twist, Lavera is the real deal. I love her art and the stories behind her art.”
As one learns more about Fernanda Lavera and starts to examine her work, there is the realization that her daily surroundings are a vital component to her singular painting technique and how it developed. For example, her hometown of Buenos Aires not only is the capital and largest city in Argentina but also is the undisputed capital of street art on the planet, with the world’s largest collection of outdoor murals, as well as continuing to produce first-class artists.
The life story of Maria Fernanda Lavera is a curious mix of assimilating early opportunities and influences that have shaped an exciting professional career and prompted her to develop a distinctive and dynamic perceptible style. Her winter exhibition at Manolis Projects promises to deliver an intelligent and compelling argument that Fernanda Lavera’s star is shining brightly, polished with sophistication, and highlighted with street smart wit and cleverness. The selected works on view in this beautifully curated exhibition are packed with creative energy, unconventionality, and imaginative intellectual twists and turns. As a dedicated painter with an ingeniously coded abstract visual message Fernanda carries a distinguished badge of courage and responsibility as a communicator for social justice as well following an honored tradition of artists who know that “every picture tells a story.”
Bruce Helander is an award-winning artist who writes on art. He has contributed numerous art reviews to The Huffington Post and ARTnews. His most recent books include “Chihuly: An Artist Collects” (Abrams, Inc.) and “Hunt Slonem – Bunnies.”He is the author of more than twenty books and catalogs on museum shows he has curated. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of The Art Economist. In 2014 he was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, and he is a former White House Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts. His work is in over fiftypermanent museum collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Guggenheim.