Super Star Musician George Michael, Partner of Owner Kenny Goss, to Attend Grand Opening; First exhibition will feature works by photographer David LaChapelle; LaChapelle to Be in Attendance; London's Noted Hamiltons Gallery to Be Consultant in Curating Exhibitions
The much anticipated Goss Gallery, owned by Dallas native Kenny Goss and featuring international contemporary art and photography, will open its doors with a private party on May 19 with an exciting exhibition of large scale photographic works by photographer David LaChapelle. The show will open to the general public on Friday, May 20, and continue until August 12.
Super star musician George Michael, partner of Kenny Goss, is flying from London with Goss to attend the private May 19 preview event along with other VIPs and friends of Goss and Michael's. David LaChapelle, whose work is the premiere exhibition, will be arriving from Los Angeles. Notable artists also scheduled to attend include Stella Vine, Richmond Burton, Gary Komarin and Richard Hudson, all of whom will have featured shows at Goss Gallery in the coming months.
"Kenny's from Dallas so we chose to have a home there and the city has become my favorite place in America. Both Kenny and I love contemporary art and we wanted a gallery that would take the Dallas art scene to a whole new level. David LaChapelle is brilliant and his work is sexual, bizarre and gorgeous. Both of us adore his work and Dallas will never be the same once they see Goss Gallery and David's art," said George Michael.
Goss Gallery is built on Kenny Goss' love and appreciation of outstanding contemporary art that he and George Michael have collected and enjoyed at galleries and art fairs in New York, Los Angeles, London and throughout Europe. Goss, a successful businessman, and George Michael, possess an extensive contemporary art collection that graces their homes in Dallas, London and the British countryside.
The show will include a retrospective of some of LaChapelle's most noted works including selections from his show at the Barbican Museum in London, Europe's largest multi-arts venue, as well as new work that has not previously been shown.
"When you walk into Goss Gallery, it will be one-of-a-kind, vibrant and exciting," said Goss. "Dallas has many serious art collectors who travel the world to purchase pieces. My vision is to bring a truly international gallery program to Dallas that will entice serious collectors, as well as those who are looking to build a new collection."
London's respected Hamiltons Gallery (www.hamiltonsgallery.com ) will act as a consultant -- not only serving as a curator for exhibitions and acquisitions, but also advising on the overall look and operation of Goss Gallery. Owned by Tim Jefferies and known as one of the world's leading galleries of late 20th century photography, Hamiltons embarked on a major refurbishment in 2000 and its exhibition schedule has evolved to include a diverse selection of contemporary paintings. Past exhibitions included Robert Mapplethorpe, Irving Penn, David Bailey, Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon, Robert Frank, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Tom Wesselman, as well as a number of young contemporary American artists such as Jack Pierson and Richmond Burton, among others.
Filippo Tattoni-Marcozzi, Hamiltons Gallery Manager for the past five years, will maintain his position in London while also undertaking the position of Director and Curator of Goss Gallery.
For more information please visit the Goss Gallery website.