Archive for December, 2009

La que alumbra es la de alante

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

In an effort to start developing the industrial design scene, the exhibition La que alumbra es la de alante presents a group of architects and young Puerto Rican artists with the purpose of promoting the design of functional objects, in this case lamps.[...]

Studio Visit: Conversations with Victor Vázquez

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

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Living between Old San Juan and Paris, it is unusual to find the artist Victor Vázquez around the streets of Old San Juan. When in San Juan, he spends most of his time at his studio; thinking, musing and creating. Victor welcomed me to his studio at San Sebastian street, to talk about his career as an artist, his work and his upcoming show at Seraphin Gallery.[...]

National Art Exhibit, A Mediocre Nation?

Monday, December 14th, 2009

On the second week of December, at the Arsenal de la Puntilla in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the awaited National Art Exhibit opened its doors to the public. Curated by Marilú Purcell, María Arlette de la Serna and Juan Carlos López Quintero, the show included established as well as emerging Puerto Rican artists such as Jorge Díaz and Elsa Meléndez. And although many noteworthy artists were definitely missing, this year the show presented a well organized and carefully chosen body of work that succeeded in displaying the forte of Puerto Rican artists working with contemporary themes.[...]

Admir and Comenius: For Big Mistakes, Erased Princess Diana Drawings

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

Upon entering the 2009 Scope Art Fair in Miami, I was surprised to find on the first booth to my right what was, at first glance, framed blank pieces of paper. These were displayed with an old and used pink eraser encased in a plexiglass box. However, upon closer inspection of these apparently empty works, I could see the faint tracings of drawings.[...]

Stanley Whitney at Team Gallery

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Like a correspondent in the standardized Western mode, Stanley Whitney approaches the blank page of the canvas and begins to write his sentences, word by word, from the top left corner, concluding at the bottom right.[...]

Luis Adelantado Inaugural Exhibition

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

The Luis Adelantado Gallery is delighted to announce the opening of a new Gallery in Mexico City. Luis Adelantado comments that “this new challenge is planned as a logical attainment, after already various years of close relation between the Gallery and Mexico.” The Gallery, with an extension of 1500 m2, is situated in a new cultural area near Polanco, where the new headquarters of the prestigious Jumex Foundation and Collection and the Soumaya Museum is being constructed.[...]

Karlo Andrei Ibarra

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Souvenir Stories: Beyond the Paradise is the title of Karlo Andrei Ibarra’s most recent project featured at Photo Miami 2009 by the gallery RICA. In it, the artist examines the imagined idea of an island paradise against the harsh reality of political and social conflict.[...]

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