2009: “Space; Unlimited” @ AMOA

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Partial view of the main painting installation titled “Hyperbolic Nature: New Hampshire Autumn”. Each of the nine panels is 60″ x 48″.

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Space; Unlimited was a collaborative curatorial exhibition at the Art Museum of the Americas (AMOA) which is part of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington D.C. The exhibition opened February 21 and ran through April 12, 2009. It was the most visited exhibition of contemporary art the museum had ever had and it was widely, and positively reviewed…so much so that a museum in Mexico City asked to try to have a version of the show go there. Below is a small pdf of the exhibition brochure that includes two brief curatorial essays (“Resounding Space” and “Mediums Unbounded”) by each of the curators: Laura Roulet, an independent curator from the DC area and Tatiana Flores, Art History associate professor at Rutgers University.  See small pdf below to read their essays.

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ABOUT THE EXHIBIT: Space, Unlimited includes the work of seven contemporary artists who challenge the boundaries of physical, perceptual or psychological space. Through a variety of mediums, from painting and photography to assemblage and video, these artists defy expectations that may be traditionally imposed over the form or content of their work or their artistic identities.

FEATURED ARTISTS: Guerra de la Paz, Lilian Garcia-Roig, Magdalena Fernández, Angela Bonadies, Ara Ararauna, Ada Bobonis, Nayda Collazo-Llorens.

*A web link to the Art Museum of the America’s webpage archive of this show is below:

http://museum.oas.org/exhibitions/2000s/2009-space.html

*In addition, below is a small pdf of the AMOA’s website that shoed an example of each art it’s work in the show.

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*Below is a small pdf of the Washington Post’s front page Arts section review of “Space; Unlimited” by Jessica Dawson.

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*Below is a pdf of Terri Weissman Art Nexus review of “Space; Unlimited”

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“Fall Flows” (NH) triptych 48″ x 120″, this painting was positioned on the wall behind the main grouping of nine 60″ x 48″ NH on-site paintings so as to create a wrap-around effect in the gallery.

2009: TIME + TEMP

TIME + TEMP: Surveying the Shifting Climate of Painting in South Florida Nov 16, 2009 – Jan 10, 2010 Opening Reception Fri, Nov 20

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“Hyperbolic Nature: Vine Diptych” (FL) 60″ x 96″, 2008. This image was reproduced in the show brochure

Curated by Jane Heart and exhibited at the Hollywood Arts and Culture Center, this exhibition presents a survey of dynamic work by a selection of South Florida based artists who embrace and incorporate aspects of painting into their practice. A resurgence of painterly tendencies is currently taking hold among artists on a national even international level. Its growing appeal is also evident within the ever expanding contemporary art community in our region. On view will be work by approximately 50 artists who are in different ways investigating and pushing prevailing definitions of painting. Boundaries of form have been expanded through a variety of techniques utilizing a broad range of materials. Some pieces have been created specifically for this exhibit yet are made with media other than traditional pigment-based paint on canvas. Representation and abstraction continue to be very much at the forefront of this genre. However issues which have dominated painterly themes, such as color, surface, narrative and gesture are finding new expressions in a variety of unconventional and energized styles. Our tropical, lush and organic natural environment intersected by gleaming architectonic towers of light, glass and concrete set the stage for fertile and flowing currents of invention which are reflected in this diverse array of works. Participating Artists Harumi Abe, Farley Aguilar, Kevin Arrow, Bhatki Baxter, Loriel Beltran, Francie Bishop Good, Pip Brant, David Brieske, Timothy Buwalda, Julie Davidow, Ivan Toth Depeña, Clayton Deutsch, Lilian Garcia-Roig, Lynne Gelfman, Mike Genovese, Mark Gibson, Jacin Giordano, Aramis Gutierrez, Guerra de la Paz, Richard Haden, Jason Hedges, Craig Kucia, Natalya Laskis, Nicolas Lobo, Pepe Mar, Jordan Massengale, Raul Mendez, Beatriz Montevaro, Gean Moreno, Daniel Newman, Glexis Novoa, Ray Olivero, Skot Olsen, Brandon Opalka, Perry Pandrea, Raul Perdomo, Gavin Perry, Vickie Pierre, Oliver Sanchez, Asser Saint Val, Diego Singh, Nancy Spielman, Alex Sweet, Runcie Tatnall, Kristen Thiele, Mette Tommerup, Kiki Valdes, Marcos Valella, Michael Vasquez, Chuck Webster, Agatha Wara, Michelle Weinberg and John Zolle. 2009TimeTemp 2009TimeTempB

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View of my painting through Glexis Novoa’s drawing installation “window”

Below is a pdf of a review of the show in the Broward/Palm Beach New Times by Michael Mills which mentions my work. %22Time+Temp%22 at the Art and Culture Center Proves That Painting Is Not Dead

2009: “Autumn Spectacles”

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“Maple Bouquet” (WA) 36″ x 48″, 2008. Private collection, Dallas. This was the image used for the invitation.

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In January had my with solo show at Valley House Galley in Dallas. This show featured  works created during the fall seasons at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH and Texas works produced on a private 4000 acres ranch next to Lost Maples State Park in Bandera County, the heart of the Texas hill country. There were even a few paintings created in northern Florida in the fall but they paled in comparison, color-wise, to the other regions.

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“Maple & Vine Creek” (TX) 48″ x 48″, 2008. In Dallas collection.

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DETAIL of top section of “Maple & Vine Creek” (TX)

2009: “Nature of Being There”

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I was invited to have a solo show in January of 2009 at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery (in what then called Edison College) in Ft. Myers, FL. This is an amazing and vast space that is used by the university and community as an arts center with an active regional and national roster of exhibits but it was originally designed and funded by Bob Rauschenberg, in part, so that he could have a proper place to show his monumental works that was close to his studio. I was able to show a different configuration of my Hyperbolic Nature: Northern Florida Series that I originally conceived for the Huntsville Museun the year prior as well as most of my larger-scale painting grouping from WA, NH and FL.

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2009: Florida Museum of Women Artists

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“Cumulative Nature: Serpentine Vines ” (FL) triptych,

I was invited to be in the Inaugural Exhibition of the Florida Museun of Women Artist in Deland, FL which took place in the fall of 2009. My painting, Cumulative Nature: Serpentine Vines (FL) triptych, won a juror’s award.

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DETAIL of top left section of far left painting of “Cumulative Nature: Serpentine Vines”

2009: “Into the Wild”

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“Jigsaw Woods” (FL) 48″ x 36″. private collection New York

In October 2009, Carol Jazzar Gallery in Miami  presented Into The Wild, a group exhibition of figurative and abstract painting and sculpture from local and national artists working with nature. Echoing the current revival of nature-based subject matter each artists plumbs the depths of personal experience, reacting and representing their impressions with fervor. From gestual forays to labor intensive and methodical systems the exhibition not only resonates aesthetically, but also by virtue of the many processes involved is analogous itself to an ecological web. The exhibition featured works by Ai Kijima, Elizabeth Condon, John DeFaro, Luis Garcia-Nerey, Lilian Garcia-Roig, Enrique Gomez De Molina, Juanita Meneses and Michelle Weinberg.

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“Falling Fall” (NH) diptych 30″ x 48″. Private collection Miami