Drawing on Likeness Opening Reception
Saturday, January 18, 2020 | 5 - 8 pm
Talk with Saul Ostrow, Ivelisse Jiménez, Gustavo Prado, and Lidija Slavkovic | 5:30 pm
Free – Members $10 – Non Members
Today, our accepted process of differentiation seems increasingly out of step with how “web searches” are organized — everywhere and everything has been turned into assemblages of diverse characteristics and qualities rather than discreet entities. Yet amidst all the differences in each of these artist’s practices, this exhibition highlights their affinities; their shared structures, conceptual characteristics, and aesthetics.
Lidija Slavkovic was born in Belgrade, Serbia. In 2012, she worked on “An Ambition,” a project focusing on the question of “what images signify.” Slavkovic’s research into the relationship between visual and spoken language was published by Parsons College Paris (2013) and Tate Research. In 2013 she was a co-founder of the Fall Semester, an organization based in Miami that initiated public discussions about contemporary society and culture. Slavkovic lives and works in Belgrade, Serbia and Miami.
Ivelisse Jiménez has been included in more than 30 exhibitions at major institutions in the US and abroad. Most recently, her work has been shown at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, Puerto Rico (solo), Lehman College Gallery, NY (group), Museo Josefina Camacho de la Nuez UAGM Caguas, Puerto Rico (group) and El Museo del Barrio, NY (group). She has received several awards, including the Joan Mitchell Award for Painters and Sculptors and a recent grant from The Gottlieb Foundation. She lives and works in Puerto Rico.
Gustavo Prado was born in São Paulo, Brazil. His works have been featured in group shows such as the BRIC Biennial, the Bronx Museum Biennial, and Spring Break Art Show, all in New York; and the Museu de Arte Moderna, in Rio de Janeiro and Itaú Cultural in São Paulo. He has had solo shows at Lurixs Gallery in Rio, Nara Roesler Gallery in São Paulo; and Galerie Richard in New York. Prado has participated in numerous public panels and published critical essays in Brazilan art publications, and is an editor and co-founder of Jacaranda Magazine. He lives and works in Brooklyn.