Closing Reception: Friday, April 13, 2012, 7-10 pm
3 Solo Shows: JC Bravo / Ben Morey / Paul Caprio
Sun Sentinel Feature
1310 Gallery invites you to the Closing reception for Imaginary Friends, three shows that offer a cross-section of some of the freshest talent in South Florida Contemporary art. The three artists featured, JC Bravo, Ben Morey, and Paul Caprio, each create their own surreal, fantastic figurations using imaginative dark humor, conceptual wit, and Renaissance-level draftsmanship. For a duration of 3 weeks, each level will feature individual exhibitions by Bravo, Morey, and Caprio: “All American”, “TV-PG” and “Other World”, respectively.
1st Floor | ALL AMERICAN by JC Bravo
The entrance level of the gallery will premiere Bravo’s newest series of figurative symbolism, integrated with humor, pop culture, and social commentary. To explore ideas of “Americanism,” Bravo combines his knowledge of art history, modern art, and psychology with personal experiences and observations of human behavior to create paintings that pose questions regarding abundance, violence, sexuality and self-acceptance.
2nd Floor | TV-PG by Ben Morey
TV-PG is an accretion of multimedia work spanning 2008 to 2012 including drawings, paintings, sculptures, videos, and an interactive installation. The works in this colorful exhibit have been created compulsively in response to social tension, self-medication and existential frustrations. Morey’s subjects and the environments around them evoke the playfulness of children’s toys and the over-the-top aesthetic of retro television and psychedelia, drizzling an unnervingly cheerful sugarcoating over the tension of each image and installation.
3rd Floor | OTHER WORLD by Paul Caprio
Other World includes the most recent ink drawings by Paul Caprio, exquisitely detailed renderings of conceptual surrealism that will beckon the viewer to look closer. The sophistication of Caprio’s draftsmanship is evocative of Albrecht Durer or Edward Gorey, yet progresses with deeply embedded emotions and parodies of human nature.
Closing Reception: Friday, April 13, 2011, 7-10 pm
1310 SW 2nd Ct., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
March 17-April 13, 2012
Posted on 12 October 2011 by Lisa Rockford
CLOSING Reception: Saturday, October 15, 2011, 5-9 pm
Closing Reception & ART FALLOUT Community Event: 5-8 pm
Admission: Free & Open to the Public
This group exhibition on 3 floors will make you smile and prove to be one of the Best of the season! HUMORATORIUM is a spectacle of the best and most innovative contemporary art that incorporates wit, humor, irony, or playfulness in process, materials, or subject matter. Featuring the amusing creations of 34 artists, from inflatable Installation art to painting and animation, this exhibition will be a visual treat!
CLOSING RECEPTION October 15, 5-9 pm
1310 SW 2nd Ct., Ft Lauderdale, FL 33312
Prizes announced at 7pm
Special performance by Nicole Martinez and Rodrigo Arcaya at 7:30pm. They will perform with hacked children’s toys, modified by Nicole to behave as musical instruments. Rodrigo Arcaya will create visual accompaniment using live cameras and computer programming.
Come early to ride the free shuttle for ART FALLOUT downtown Ft Lauderdale art tour, 5-9pm:
ART FALLOUT is a collaboration between Girls Club Art Collection, 1310 Gallery, 18 Rabbit Gallery, The Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale and other local venues. There will be a shuttle bus rotating between each of these locations. Multiple venues will host their own new art exhibitions and events on the same night. To make the evening all the more entertaining, there will be a scavenger hunt, with items to locate at each venue.
These artists embrace creation through playful materials or processes and use humor to enlighten cultural discussion. on view for only two weeks.
Artists were selected through a part juried, part invitational process, by curator Lisa Rockford. Several artists will receive cash prizes, selected by prominent art professionals.
Featured artists include Benjamin Morey, Andrew Nigon, Tawnie Silva, John Pack, Carmen Tiffany, Randy Burman, and Judy Polstra.
Edible art by Wendy Doscher-Smith and free beverages by Magners Original Irish Cider and Bawls Energy drink. The exhibition is supported in part by a grant from The Broward Cultural Division and National Endowment for the Arts.