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
Group Show by Sailboat Bend Art Community
Opening Reception: Saturday February 18, 2012, 7-11 pm
Open House: Sunday February 26, 1-4pm;
Closing Reception: Saturday March 3, 7-11pm
Admission: Free & Open to the Public
Announcing the first resident-only group art exhibition in over two years at 1310! This event will highlight the work of 27 prominent artists of the Sailboat Bend Artist community through Artspace at their 2,400 square foot, three-floor gallery.
Although this creative enclave has transitioned through a flux-housing both prestigious and emerging local artists since their 2008 inauguration, this exhibition will be proudly featuring the wide-scope of talent nestled there. The newest works by a combination of the veteran residents first to move in to the lofts, as well as residents newer to the community should make for an interesting evening of art, music and culture in Fort Lauderdale.
Artists in the exhibition include:
- Sonia Baez-Hernandez
- Monica Barronton
- Kerry Beasley
- Barry Carmichael
- Rory Carracino
- Phillip Curtis
- Asanyah Davidson
- Louis Davis
- Simone De Bernard Mas
- Dana Dellacamera of Nakedown
- DJ Onestar
- Jeremiah Jenner
- Nicole Kent
- Niki Lopez
- Josafat Miranda
- Suzanna Murphy
- Cynthia Nichols
- Greg Olivier
- Nzingah Oniwosan
- Chris Polzer
- Claudia Polzer
- Lisa Rockford
- Diego Romero
- Nerissa Street
- Yudelka Tavera
- Andy C. Trejo
- Christine Velez-Stone.
The visiting audience can also share their “love” by contributing non-perishable food items in a drive for LifeNet4Families (formerly The Cooperative Feeding Program). With any three or more canned/boxed food items donated, each contributor will receive a raffle ticket for an opportunity to score original artwork from one of the generous artists-in-residence.
The artists at Sailboat Bend form a community located in downtown Fort Lauderdale through Artspace. The various disciplines and media include painters, photographers, writers, poets, sculptors, dancers, musicians, actors, graphic designers and non-profit organizations. Since 2008, the gallery has hosted monthly art exhibits, workshops, open studios, live performances, film screenings, and book readings-with over 48 events hosted in 2011 alone.
1310 Gallery is open by appointment in addition to the event times. For further information, please call 305-975-6262.
The Open House listed on Sunday, February 26th will be in conjunction with the Sounds on the Bend free live music concert and the Sailboat Bend Civic Association’s Walking Tour. For more information please visit: