Depthfinder enters the permanent collection of Museo d’Arte in Ravenna, Italy
American Mosaic Art Enters Permanent Collection of Italian Art Museum
Dallas, TX, October 5, 2013 – Sonia King’s mosaic artwork “Depthfinder” has been acquired by the Museo d’Arte della città di Ravenna (MAR). It is the first mosaic by an American included in the MAR’s permanent collection of contemporary mosaic art. King’s art will be featured prominently during RavennaMosaico, the biennial international mosaic festival in Ravenna, Italy.
The presentation of Depthfinder will be October 12, 2013 in conjunction with the opening of the redesigned galleries for contemporary mosaic art at the MAR. The evening, known as Notte d’Oro (Night of Gold), signals the opening of over twenty mosaic exhibitions. King will have two other works on view during RavennaMosaico. “Coded Message: Invisible Ink II” will hang in the international juried exhibition ‘Mosaics from the World’ while “Tabula Rasa” will be part of ‘Bibliomosaico’, an invitational exhibit exploring the relation between mosaics and books.
Sonia King commented, “I am honored that my work has been chosen by the Museo d’Arte in Ravenna for inclusion in their permanent collection of contemporary mosaic art. I’d like to say it’s a ‘dream come true’ but I never dreamt this big.”
Sonia King is an award-wining artist known for her dynamic and complex abstract mosaics. King’s work presents a uniquely personal expression of the power of mosaic art to challenge the viewer and engage the senses: visual, tactile and emotional. Seemingly limitless blends of materials are woven together into complex compositions that are organic and familiar but stimulate the imagination. Macro and micro visions of our landscape are simultaneously at rest and moving, pulling the pieces together into complex compositions while exploring the interaction of each element and the mystery of the spaces between.
About Sonia King:
Sonia King’s award-winning mosaic art is exhibited internationally and represented in private, public and corporate collections. Born in the US, King has studios in Dallas, TX and San Francisco, CA. Sonia King is a founding member and President Emeritus of the Society of American Mosaic Artists and a Vice-President of the Associazione Internazionale Mosaicisti Contemporanei in Italy. King teaches advanced workshops around the world and wrote the bestselling book “Mosaic Techniques & Traditions” from Sterling Publishing. Visit her website at www.mosaicworks.com
About Museo d’Arte della Città di Ravenna (MAR):
Located in Ravenna, Italy, the Museo d’Arte della Città di Ravenna (MAR) is a popular art museum, located within the magnificent Loggetta Lombardesca. There is a large collection of contemporary mosaic on the ground floor in addition to innumerable artifacts: primarily paintings, and sculpture depicting the history of Italy as well as various artistic trends.
RavennaMosaico is a biennial international festival of mosaic art. The festival showcases the best contemporary mosaic artworks in a city with a rich tradition of mosaic art. Ravenna, Italy has eight Byzantine mosaic sites recognized as Unesco World Heritage locations. RavennaMosaico includes exhibitions of international artists, urban installations, performances, concerts, conferences, workshops, meetings and guided tours. The festival runs from October 12 to November 24, 2013 in Ravenna, Italy.