Justin H. Long: Bow Movement
Sept. 8 – Oct. 21, 2012
Opening Reception: Fri., Sept. 7, 6 – 9 pm
Closing Reception for Justin H. Long: Bow Movement, Alex Trimino: Luminous, and Lori Nozick: Walkabout
Fri., Oct. 19, 6 – 9 pm
Members free, regular admission for non-members
Beer, wine, and soft drinks
In his new site-specific exhibition, Miami-based artist Justin H. Long explores his passion for the ocean and sailboat racing with a mixed-media gallery installation that includes a massive sailboat hull. With a subversive whimsy that is at the core of his work, Long breaks new ground in his first exhibition in Broward County by claiming sailing as an artistic medium, not only a sport.
The centerpiece of the exhibition is an approximately 60-foot-long hull that will be elevated from the gallery floor. This singular work, which resembles the skeleton of a whale, is augmented by large paintings depicting important events in sailing history. Long also incorporates a series of videos that capture him racing solo in a sailboat in preparation for future races, as well as maps and artifacts that highlight significant journeys and sailboat lore.
Justin H. Long received his Masters of Fine Arts in Photography and Media from the California Institute of the Arts in 2008. He received a Bachelorâ€™s in Fine Arts in Time-Based Media in 2004 from FIU. In 2010, Long participated in a residency at Fonderie Darling in Montreal and was selected among Miamiâ€™s top â€œ100 Creativesâ€ by New Times. His comedic short film, â€œIn Search of Miercoles,â€ won the Optic Nerve XII competition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, where it is part of the permanent collection.