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The Betsy South Beach announces exhibition of new works by NY-based artist Gerard Mossé

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Ocean Drive Hotel announces 2017 commissioned artist for annual light box exhibition – to debut during Art Basel

The Betsy Hotel is proud to commission a collection of new work, to debut during Art Basel Miami Beach 2017, from NY-based artist Gerard Mossé for exhibition in the hotel’s unique gallery space where work is presented in 26 light boxes. Gerard Mossé’s work will remain on exhibit through April 2018.

With an MFA from Claremont Graduate School, Mossé maintains a studio in Tribeca, and has participated in wide ranging recent group exhibitions including Schema Projects, Chelsea Art Museum, Elga Wimmer Gallery, Danese Gallery, 156 Project Artspace, and Francene Saders Gallery (WA) with solo exhibitions at Jill Newhouse Gallery in 2013 and 2016 and a solo exhibition expected at The Marlborough Gallery in 2018.

Mossé’s “spellbinding paintings do, indeed (already) appear to project light. They illuminate their surroundings, and bathe the viewer in a warm, sensuous radiance,” (David Ebony)

‘The luminous light-infused paintings of Gerard Mossé celebrate illumination as experienced within modernist painting ... Mossés essential structure – the establishment of vertical columns of color with hued highlights approximately one-third from the top of the bars – is repeated in paintings that suggest the minimalist appraisal in their bare forms. The verticality of the bars intimates the figure in simplified shapes, while the color seems to exist for itself, as a bit of joyous expressiveness justifiable on its own terms. (Jonathan Goodman)

The Betsy Hotel debuts a new light box collection annually during Art Basel Miami. Past partnerships include Bolly Dolls by Amrita Sen presented in partnership with illy Coffee, the Lost Beatles and Rolling Stones presented with Not Fade Away Gallery, Global Africa Images and Icons presented with the Museum of Art and Design, Rene Trevino’s Redacted Horizons presented with The Maryland Institute College of Art, Christopher Cozier’s The Arrest, Hands up, Hand Out! with David Krut Galleries, and Ricardo Cavolo’s 101 Artists to Listen to Before You Die with Miami’s Centro Cultural Español.

ABOUT THE BETSY HOTEL - The Betsy-South Beach (www.thebetsyhotel.com) (www.betsywritersroom.com) and is well regarded for its promotion of culture and art through a unique philanthropy, arts, culture and education program (PACE), which is the driving force behind the four-star luxury hotel's mission. The recently expanded 130 room boutique resort hotel debuted two new public art pieces in 2017: The Betsy Orb and Poetry Rail. Recent awards for luxury hotel excellence include: Travel and Leisure’s Top Boutique Hotel on Miami Beach (2017), and Conde Nast Gold List (2017), among many others. A 2017 recipient of the Americans for the Arts BCA 10 Award for exemplary arts programming, The Betsy – South Beach is on a mission to redefine hospitality with music, art exhibitions, readings, book signings, guest room libraries, poems placed on pillows at turn down each night, and charitable collaboration (since 2009) with hundreds of charitable organizations in South Beach, and beyond. The Betsy-South Beach is family owned and operated.

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