MARCO KLEE FALLANI: NEW WORK
MARCH 13 – APRIL 10, 2014
OPENING: THURSDAY, MARCH 13 AT 6PM
SACI’s Maidoff Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of new 2D and 3D work by Marco Klee Fallani.
Marco Klee Fallani was born in New York City, 1965. He attended the Istituto d’Arte di Porta Romana and the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence. In 1990 he won a scholarship to study for a Masters of Fine Arts at California College of Arts, which he completed in 1993. He has participated in various exhibitions both in sculpture and painting, and has won the painting prize from the city of Lucca. Fallani has worked as set designer for Luca Ronconi’s production of Lo Specchio, he has collaborated in the making of the monument to Joe Louis for the city of Detroit, and he prepared the molds and the plaster casts of the Guiglielmo pulpit for the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo of Pisa. Private works include a commissioned portrait, a bronze sculpture for German government official and paintings commissioned for private individuals for example Formula one race team owner Ron Dennis.
Fallani’s paintings and sculpture have been exhibited in Italy, the U.S. and the Netherlands. He designed the set for the Teatro Del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino production of the operatic version of Maurice Sendak’s book Where the Wild Things Are. In 2005 he was commissioned by Syracuse University for The Huntress, a life-size sculpture in terra cotta. In 2006 he realized a painting for the fashion company Le Gatte Jeans the painting was published and was exposed in a traveling show in all major city in Europe and Asia. In 2008 Fallani was commissioned by Gherardini Hand Bags a painting inspired from Leonardo’s Mona Lisa. The painting was used to make a hand bag that was sold internationally. The painting traveled in museums in Italy, France, and Japan, and was shown at the Leonardo Da Vinci Museum in Vinci. Fallani has been teaching painting, drawing and sculpture for SU Florence since 1993, and he coordinates placements in Florentine studios. He was commissioned a large sculpture for the main square Piazza Grande from the city of Arezzo, Italy. He has taught since 1987 in various schools in Florence and in the United States.
JULES MAIDOFF GALLERY
Via Sant’Egidio, 14
50122 Firenze, Italy
T/F 055 240 910
Open Monday – Friday, 9am – 7pm, Saturday and Sunday, 1 – 7pm
Admission is free