Over the last 35 years, Tom Patti has created art using glass to build and define spaces that transform surface, light and color, incorporating many of his works within architecture.Conceived with architectural glass + metals as the primary sculptural material, the 200 ft X 40 ft work will be Patti’s first major commission in Miami. .“Leviev Boymelgreen is committed to Miami and the arts and we are thrilled to be the first to bring Tom Patti’s masterful works to the Magic City.” said Andrew B. Hellinger, President of Leviev Boymelgreen of Florida. “Art is something that all should have access to and enjoy. What better way is there than placing a major work by one of our generation’s premier artists where it can be seen by thousands of people daily - on the Marquis.”
When Patti began designing the work earlier this year he considered not only the architect’s vision, but was inspired by the City of Miami’s vibrancy and spirit. “The project at the Marquis will allow me the chance to create site specific work that is part of the Marquis building and visually impacts the surrounding neighborhood – from the pedestrian to the light rail traveler and the moving cars on the adjacent highway. It is a challenge that will also mesh completely with my interest in utilizing innovative materials and glass technology to inform my work. I couldn’t be more excited about the prospects.” said Tom Patti “My goal is to create art that enhances the viewer’s perception and compliment Marquis’ flair and exceptional structural design.” Designs for Patti’s work will be unveiled in the spring with installation scheduled for 2009, adding to his impressive list of works including an entrance wall and glass doorway at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the new intermodal station at Roosevelt Avenue and 74th street in Queens, New York with FXFowle and Morton Square with JD Carlisle.
Patti’s artwork will be permanently displayed on the north and west façade of the garage of the Marquis, a 67-story luxury condominium, designed by renowned architectural firm Arquitectonica. The project overlooks Biscayne Bay and promises dazzling water and city views, along with a lifestyle of elite sophistication. Located within walking distance of the new Carnival Center for the Performing Arts and minutes from the American Airlines Arena, the beaches, shopping, and major hot spots, the Marquis is set to become the “Crown Jewel” of Downtown Miami’s Cultural District. In addition to the 306 ultra-luxurious residences, the Arquitectonica designed building will feature a 56 suite hotel, state of the art amenities, high speed elevators, concierge service, valet parking, a 10,000 square foot spa, and other features that will provide a lifestyle unmatched by any other condominium in Miami. For more information about the Marquis visit www.MarquisMiami.com
About - Leviev Boymelgreen was established as a partnership between Boymelgreen Developers of New York, Africa Israel Investments, Ltd. and the Leviev Group to marshal their collective global and local real estate development expertise. Leviev Boymelgreen has quickly built an impressive oeuvre of top-of-the-line residential, mixed-use, and retail properties. Known for creating properties with luxurious living, excellent design, high-quality finishes, craftsmanship, and the latest technology, Leviev Boymelgreen has focused on creating a strong presence in New York City, Toronto, Las Vegas and Miami, developing more than 8 million square feet in New York City and creating a $1.5 billion plan to develop projects in Miami.
About - Tom Patti trained as an artist and designer, with a master’s degree in industrial design from Pratt Institute, Tom Patti works in the areas of art, architecture, and advanced materials. Using 20th and 21st century industrial technology, Patti pioneered the exploration of common commercial glasses as a sculptural medium and created a new visual language that has influenced contemporary art for three decades. He has successfully integrated colorful transparent and translucent materials into the architectural setting in both residential and commercial architecture. An artist, designer and inventive materials technologist, he is confronting today's architectural issues of security and high performance glass as an applied site-line specific art.
Mr. Patti has received numerous awards, and been technical consultant on glass design for Corning, Owens Corning, PPG, Solutia and Israel Berger & Associates. His work has been exhibited extensively in major museums around the world and he has been the subject of numerous international publications.
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