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The Center aims to activate underutilized spaces, engage community, and to create self-sustaining opportunities in alternative spaces.
Sensors catch your movement, altering pitch and frequency as you approach propped paintings with drips and marks. With a balance of works that shift our perception of physical space and invite us to pick up headphones and participate, Rafael Vargas Bernard employs readily accessible technologies to create interactive experiences that provoke dialogue and action.
As you enter a pink gallery with saturated colors, the faces of exaggerated figurative sculptures peer out at you. These works represent animals, humans, hybrid creatures, and hermaphrodites. With both imaginative and social commentaries, this selection of works pushes the medium of ceramics into a conceptual realm.
Though Drawing on Likeness Ivelisse Jimenez, Gustavo Prado and Lidija Slavkovic work with different materials, imagery, structures, processes and forms, their approach to making has more in common than one might at first imagine. In a sense they share a likeness – a family resemblance. They hold in common certain conceptual as well as material characteristics, which they have morphed by their cross-breeding and inbreeding. Consequently, each work partakes of a general economy consisting of the political, cultural and historical appropriation, as well as issues of perception and cognition. By bringing this sampling of their works together, my objective is to generate an environment in which the correspondences and differences between their works unfold to reveal, wherein resides the effort of the artist, the work art does and the role of the viewer.
Exposed turns art patrons into art buyers during a fun and exciting night in which every ticket holder goes home with an artwork. This exhibition features approximately 100 artworks donated by artists for a thrilling closing-night draw that never fails to produce an adrenaline rush. Names are drawn one-by-one and when your name is called you choose any work of art that has not yet been selected. Everyone is a winner at this one-of-a-kind art party.