ART SALONS at the ARMORY ART CENTER in West Palm Beach are a gathering place for artists throughout the region. Each month from October to May, Art Salons offer presentations by professional artists whose artwork is being shown in museums and galleries in South Florida. Presenters show their work, talk about their influences, and explore the work of artists showing in museums and galleries. Stimulating discussions follow, led by Coordinator, Elle Shorr. The public is invited to “The Alchemy of Juxtaposed Elements and Metaphysical Confrontation in Sculpture, Installation, Painting and Print” with Randy Burman on Tuesday, October 4th. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.
1700 Parker Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
AT THE ART SALON:
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2016
6:30 -8:30 pm
”THE ALCHEMY OF JUXTAPOSED ELEMENTS AND METAPHYSICAL CONFRONTATION IN SCULPTURE, INSTALLATION, PAINTING AND PRINT”
Dept of Poetry Works
IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER LIBRARY
There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.
“Internatsyonale Fonschlong Zikherhayt Aperatus”
Randy Burman has been creating art all his life and showing it since 1965. He says: “Drawing widely from popular culture, art history, information design, and social and political events, my practice is based on bringing together disparate formal elements to reveal hidden, compelling connections, and seeks to reveal the cultural forces that develop unintentionally in the real and digital worlds of objects, material, and ideas.
“Dept. of Poetry Works”
“The tone of my work – a back and forth between weighty intellectualism and flippancy – is deeply personal. My involvement in the counter-culture movements in the 1960s and 70s led me to question the history of fine art as much as the political and institutional regimes that dominate in the United States, a critique which often gets expressed in the form of humor”.
“These aspects of my own development have also resulted in yet another dichotomy in my practice – the utilization of destruction as a means for creating. Several pieces have involved the poaching of significant works by canonical artists, which are cut up, re-assembled, collaged, and in some cases, completely annihilated”.
“Whether I’m meticulously creating or blatantly destroying for the sake of art, the experience of sublimity is the destination, and wit is often the means of arrival.”
“United States of Oil”
Randy grew up in Baltimore, where he attended the Maryland Institute College of Art until he dropped out in his Junior year. He had his first one-man show soon after, and published a book of drawn poetry entitled” We Knows Who’s Crazy Baby”. He worked as a staff artist for the underground newspaper, “Harry”, as well as creating movie titles for John Waters’ “Pink Flamingos” and “Female Trouble”, before moving to Miami in 1976. There he worked at a silkscreen workshop at Lowe Art Museum, partnered with several graphic design studios, and began his own design firm, IKON Communication + Marketing Design, where he continues as Creative Director today.
In 2005, Randy returned to fine art practice and in 2010 became a member of the Artformz Collective in Wynwood. He has shown his work at Artformz, Armory Art Center, Art Center of South Florida, 1310 Gallery in Fort Lauderdale, The Projects at Fat Village and many other places. Please visit his website: www.randyburman.com
ARMORY ART CENTER:
The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.
For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.
ABOUT ART SALONS:
Our discussions cover the gamut of contemporary art themes, including conceptual, cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art. Art Salons also offer the opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, enhance professional development, share useful resources, and network with other artists. Elle Schorr, a well known artist / photographer who spends much of her time at museums and art exhibits locally and internationally, has been facilitating the salons, hosted by the Armory Art Center, since 2012. All are welcome to join in these timely explorations of trends in contemporary art and individual artists’ work.