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“(Un)Common Ground: Traces” Showcase Experiences in Ecuador

“(Un)Common: Traces”, at ActivistArtistA Gallery, is a visual journal of a journey to “Ecuador and Back” by four, Miami-based artists, where they document how common and uncommon a place can be, not only in the superficial level, but also in the very intimate moments they shared while dwelling in Ecuador.  They confronted undiscovered places, uncontrolled emotions and unseeing reactions, with a very comforting common taste, language, food, and mannerism. The Rickie Report hopes you stop by to share this experience!

 


ActivistArtistA Gallery

Presents

Dwelling Projects in
(un)common:Traces

An exhibition of works by 

Nathalie Alfonso

Sofia Bastidas

Edison Peñafiel

Andres Ramirez

Curators:

Rolando Chang Barrero and Sofia Bastidas

Opening Reception:

Friday, October 4th, 2013

7 p.m.

Exhibition continues through October 25th, 2013

 

422 West Industrial Ave, Boynton Beach, Florida, 33426

 

(un) Common

 

(Un)Common: Traces, at ActivistArtistA Gallery, is a visual journal of a journey to “Ecuador and Back” by four, Miami based artists, where they document how common and uncommon a place can be, not only in the superficial level, but also in the very intimate moments they shared while dwelling in Ecuador. They confronted undiscovered places, uncontrolled emotions and unseeing reactions, with a very comforting common taste, language, food, and mannerism.

 

The four Miami based artists  Nathalie Alfonso, Sofia Bastidas, Andres Ramirez and Edison Peñafiel, explored Ecuador’s, social and ecological diversity. Now in their return they will be presenting the work they developed while they were traveling for a period of one month from the coast to Ecuador to the highlands.

 

Dwelling Projects partner with an established art residency in Ecuador “La Factoria” here the four artists collaborated together to help installation artist Nathalie Alfonso create a piece based on the materials of the area. This journey made the group of artists become more aware of the many ways to collaborate, learn from each other and meet local artisans and artists.

 

Participating artists:

 

Nathalie Alfonso, Sofía Bastidas, Andres Ramirez and Edison Peñafiel, All of them born in Latin America and raised or moved to Miami.

 

Nathalie Alfonso graduated from Broward College with an A.A. on Fine Arts, at this time she was specifically working with ceramics and sculpture. Today Nathalie is attending the BFA program at Florida International University. She has exhibit and performed in The Miami Performance International Festival 2012, The Miami Beach Botanical Gardens, Buena Vista Bldg., Pompano Citi Centre and Broward College Fine Art Gallery. Nathalie is interested in exploring the approaches of labor and its outcomes. She builds structures manipulated with materials such as plastic, glass and clay in order to transform spaces.

 

Sofia Bastidas graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor on Art History. As a curator and art historian Sofia has curated two Dwelling Projects shows, she curated and collaborated with Ecuadorian Artist Teo Monsalve in “El Despertar”, exhibit in GC Gallery at Florida International University and Perform in Noh-Bari at Dwelling Projects venue.

 

In her work, Sofia is driven by the holistic well-being and the capacity to nurture the people around her not only as an artist but as a curator. These orchestrated meals can offer radical hospitality that punctures in everyday experiences, using meals as a means to shift perceptions and spark encounters that aren’t always possible in fast moving and segmented society.

 

Edison Peñafiel graduated with A.A. in Visual Arts in Broward College. Edison has been selected to exhibit in the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood Biennial, The Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, The North Hall Gallery in Davie and Broward College Fine Art Gallery. Edison work evolves from personal and collective social experiences as well as fantasy, giving birth to surrealistic photographic compositions that explore the abuse of power, institutional impositions, and inequality of the social strata; his intention is to question, reveal and express opposition to social injustice.

 

Andres Ramirez graduated with his BFA from Florida International University. He has exhibit in The Frost Art Museum, Workhouse Art Center, Dina Mitrani Gallery, Buena Vista Bldg., Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach Urban Studios and BC Fine Art Gallery in Fort Lauderdale. Andres works as a photographer where he is able to explore the transitory qualities of identity, places and objects.

 

 

For more information  please contact: Rolando Chang Barrero at ActivistArtistA Gallery  786-521-1199  or ActivistArtista@gmail.com

 

 

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