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.

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