From Feb 13th through Mar 6th, 2010.
There are three exhibitions opening this month at Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts. Pássaros geométricos e pelo menos um pássaro rectangular! is a solo exhibition by Jose Bechara. The gallery is also presenting four young Chicago artists, Uisuk Byeon, Young Cho, Jessica Labatte and Briana Schweizer in The Triumph of Patience. The Project Room features Si no existe el mas allá, la injusticia del pobre se prolonga eternamente (If there is no afterlife, the injustice of the poor lingers perpetually) by Colectivo MR.
Jose Bechara – Pássaros geométricos e pelo menos um pássaro rectangular!
Jose Bechara was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he studied at the Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage. His work has been exhibited widely in North and South America, as well as Europe. In this most recent exhibition of his work, Pássaros geométricos e pelo menos um pássaro rectangular! (Geometric Birds, a Rectangular Bird at Least), he continues to explore dualities. They remain traditional in that most are two-dimensional works of oil on canvas, yet contemporary in their incorporation and manipulation of rust as a medium. They include very rigid elements of geometry, but couple them with soft transitions of tones and colors. They can be very abstracted, while still referencing landscapes, figures and other elements.
Uisuk Byeon, Young Cho, Jessica Labatte and Briana Schweizer – The Triumph of Patience
Materials transform over time. Like human bodies they disintegrate, collapsing, crumbling, and wearing away over the course of their existence. The artists in this exhibition investigate and capture the frailty of their respective materials, while also reworking and transforming them. Working in Chicago, a city with deep foundations in labor, these artists employ common materials as a means of transcendence. Their choices of materials, combined with exhaustive, often obsessive devotion to process, are contemplations on temporality, mortality, control and the transcendence of contemporary life.
All four of these artists have recently graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago with an MFA. They have exhibited their work throughout the United States, as well as internationally. They bring together personal backgrounds and experiences cohesively while each maintains an individual focus, concept and aesthetic.
Colectivo MR – Si no existe el mas allá, la injusticia del pobre se prolonga eternamente
In Si no existe el mas allá, la injusticia del pobre se prolonga eternamente (If there is no afterlife, the injustice of the poor lingers perpetually), Colectivo MR addresses social issues such as discrimination and racism through a series of staged photographs. These portraits place a family from the Peruvian Andes, in their traditional dress, in settings throughout the wealthy districts of Lima. By doing so, the irony of their seemingly being out of place in their own country is evident. Colectivo MR is a collaboration between photographer Marina Garcia Burgos (Peru) and art critic Ricardo Ramon Jarne (Spain).
Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts
2043 N Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33127