Gallery challenges convention and showcases unique perspectives by treating art and design as an ever-evolving cultural dialogue on avant-garde and important vintage design within Naples Design District
Art and design enthusiasts, get ready to embark on a journey into the extraordinary as PDA Gallery, a trailblazer in the realm of art and design, unveils its new exhibition space dedicated to showcasing the unconventional and avant-garde vintage designs, innovation, and creativity of both well-known and underappreciated late 20th and early 21st-century designers and artists.
Nestled in the heart of the downtown Naples Design District, the novel 800 square foot gallery, located at 41 Ninth Street North, promises to challenge conventions and ignite imaginations. The space, formerly occupied by Shoreline Cabinets, now stands as a beacon of creativity and exploration, thanks to the vision of Mike and Kelly Mahigel, founders and avid collectors who recently relocated to Southwest Florida from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
"PDA Gallery is a home for a collection of objects created by designers, architects, and artists we love," say Mike and Kelly Mahigel. The couple's merger of art and design, fueled by personal approach, expansive knowledge, eye for detail, and unique taste, has resulted in a carefully curated collection that includes museum-worthy decorative objects, furniture, vessels, lighting, mirrors, screens/room dividers, large-scale sculptures, and architectural artifacts.
New and seasoned collectors alike have an exciting opportunity to delve into both established and emerging artists, celebrating a broad spectrum of styles and mediums. PDA Gallery pays homage to avant-garde architects, vintage furniture designers, and artists such as Shiro Kuramata, Gaetano Pesce, Ettore Sottsass, Shigeru Uchida, Alessandro Mendini, Carl Frederik Svenstedt, and many more.
"Our goal is to bring together works that represent the innovative and experimental spirit of the avant-garde movement alongside carefully curated vintage pieces that showcase the design trends and styles of the 1970s through the early 2000s," explains Mike Mahigel. "This blend provides a unique perspective on the evolution of design over time, celebrating both the unconventional and the timeless."
The couple's globetrotting endeavors in search of art pieces for the discerning collector have led to the establishment of international partnerships with esteemed gallerists, curators, and collectors across the US, Europe, Japan, and the Middle East. As an authority in Fine Art Asset Management, PDA Gallery has assembled a collective of leading experts in various fields to cater to ambitious buyers and collectors.
Avant-garde, a movement characterized by its innovative, experimental, and unconventional approaches, finds its expression in the pieces showcased at PDA Gallery. Meanwhile, vintage design pieces offer a glimpse into past eras, capturing the essence of design trends and styles prevalent during their time.
Key features of the new PDA Gallery space include:
Unconventional Vintage Designs: Showcasing pieces that embody the spirit of experimentation and creativity, defy convention, and push the boundaries of artistic expression.
Avant-Garde Masterpieces: Shining a spotlight on the diversity and richness of artistic expression during the avant-garde movement of the late 20th and early 21st-century design.
Naples Design District president Elizabeth Kurtz Isbell expresses enthusiasm for the new addition to the destination's cultural landscape, stating, "PDA Gallery is a cultural cornerstone in our community, and the opening of this new gallery space is a testament to their commitment to pushing the boundaries of artistic exploration. This gallery promises to be a haven for those who appreciate the unconventional and avant-garde."
A grand opening event, scheduled for later this month, promises an evening of exploration and celebration, featuring guided tours, artist talks, and an opportunity to mingle with fellow art enthusiasts.
About PDA Gallery: PDA Gallery, located at 41 Ninth Street South in Naples, Florida, specializes in bringing the world of avant-garde and vintage designs of well-known and underappreciated late 20th and early 21st-century designers and artists to interested and ambitious collectors. Open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 12 – 4 pm and by private appointment. For more information about PDA Gallery and its upcoming exhibitions, call (239) 777-8157 or visit www.pdagallery.com.