Opening reception: October 20, 2012. 7:00 p.m.
From October 17 through November 20, 2012.
Fascinated by the individual elements that are signifiers of desirable life, in her latest body of work Kristen Thiele deals with the settings, the dress, the accoutrements, and the gestures that signify a desirable life, and the participation of people who activate these same elements as a form of ritual.
In Thiele’s words: “My imagery is derived from the motion pictures of the 1930s and 40s. They align with the concept of artifice in their opulence and escapist themes. The paintings are about the fleeting, the missing, and the unattainable. As paintings however, they become things that may be attained. There is both the sense of distance in time, coupled with the immediacy of the new, as these concepts and images are reintroduced into our contemporary consciousness.”
Kristen Thiele began her art studies at the University of Miami on a full tuition scholarship. Subsequently, she attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she graduated with a BFA in 1995. Upon her return to Miami, she became a member of the ArtCenter South Florida on Lincoln Road in South Beach, where she held a studio until 2010. Thiele recently received her MFA from Miami International College of Art and Design. She currently co-runs and co-curates exhibitions with her father Robert Thiele in the Project Space located in the Bridge Red Studios Warehouse complex.
The artist has participated in numerous solo and collective exhibitions in the United States and abroad. These have included The Masterpieces, MIA Gallery, Miami, Florida; The Icing on the Cake, Kenise Barnes Fine Art. Larchmont, NY; Miami Meets Zurich, Galerie Daniel Tanner, Zurich, Switzerland; Time and Temp, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Florida; Open House, Farside Gallery, Miami, Florida; Masterpieces, Farside Gallery, Miami, Florida; Kristen Thiele, Galerie Daniel Tanner, Basel, Switzerland; Miami Contemporary Artists, Making a Scene, The Freedom Tower, Miami, Florida, BMG Annual, BLK/MRKT Gallery, Los Angeles, California; Eye Candy, The Art Gallery at Government Center, Miami, Florida; Solace, Liza Coscino Gallery, Monterey, California and Home Invasion, Miami, Florida.
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