Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts. From Mar 8th through Apr 5th, 2008.Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts opens two new solo exhibitions during the March Wynwood Second Saturday Gallery Walk. On view, in the main gallery Graciela Sacco: "Historias del m: Espacio Minimo Vital" and Clifton Childree: "It Gets Worse in the project room". The opening reception will take place on March 8th from 7:30 – 10pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Graciela Sacco is a visual artist, photographer, video and installation artist. In Historias del m Sacco reexamines the square meter, the minimum vital space needed for an individual. She states, "It is a reflection on social space and on individual space; a reflection on the everyday battle for that desired place. It alludes to our permanent movement towards a place of belonging; the inside and the outside." The gallery will be modified with an installation of panels of placed at 90° angles which portray signs and metaphors of mankind in transit. These displacements are captured as footsteps left on stairs as seen from below. This is her second solo show with the gallery.
Clifton Childree's It Gets Worse, with Rat Bastard and Nikki Rollason, is a nightmarish slapstick short film. This 1920s style silent horror film is about an old sea captain troubled by a cursed coffin shaped nickel arcade game which changes his appearance and personality, transforming him into the Mr. Hyde alter ego of his character. "My work comes from inner exploration of childhood fears, nightmares, fever hallucinations and personal history reconstructed under the guise of resurrected and dusted off silent film. Photos from my grandmother’s early years dancing in Vaudeville, a grandfather who dabbled in whaling and told tall tales, and a host of other colorful characters are part of the history pool I fish from. Curious as to what happens in the gaps of the stories, what isn’t caught on film and what isn’t openly discussed, I create my own fill-in scenarios," Childree states.
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