INVITE: Nathan Alan Yoakum Opening Reception @ Chic – Evolution in Art
Yoakum, a Memphis native, transforms resin into 3D art, a technique he developed while maintaining his resin-based surfboards on the Florida coast…
* Three-dimensional art by Nathan Alan Yoakum. Opening reception this
Saturday, November 19th from 6 – 9 p.m. at Chic – Evolution in Art.
* Chic – Evolution in Art Owner and Curator, Ivan Pitoni
Before opening Chic – Evolution in Art at Phipps Plaza in Atlanta, Ivan Pitoni enjoyed a pop-star like career in professional volleyball in his native Brazil.
Born in Sao Paulo, that career came to a halt after Pitoni endured a sports-related injury. Soon after, a Brazilian artist asked if he could help get one of her paintings sold, and the rest is history.
Before opening Chic – An Evolution in Art to the public last October, Pitoni worked from home selling art to a variety of A-list clients including interior designers and decorators.
Today his space at Phipps Plaza, which is more high end luxury gallery than retail store, sells to Atlanta’s elite. Recently , the Grammy award-winning music producer and star of ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta‘ stopped by to pick up a piece by Mexican artists Carlos & Albert for daughter Riley.
‘The main difference with me and perhaps other galleries is that a customer can come in and tell me what they want – style, scheme, theme, colors, sizing – and I can make it happen. I enjoy giving personal service and going to people’s homes ensuring the piece and size is right for the location.’
Because he art represents an international appeal, Pitoni travels extensively – mostly to Miami, Europe and his native Brazil to hand-select new artists that he feels his Atlanta clientele will appreciate.
‘No one is more excited when I get a new shipment in that me. It’s like opening presents.’
- Nathan Alan Yoakum opening reception Saturday, November 19th at Chic – An Evolution in Art (Phipps Plaza, Second Level) from 6 to 9 p.m. RSVP to [email protected].
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