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Innovative Art is Here at the Outdoor Two-Night Biennial At Whitespace Collection

 “Outside the Box2” is the second biennial exhibition of outdoor, site-specific art in Palm Beach County, FL. This unique and alternative format, situated at the uniquely prestigious Whitespace-The Mordes Collection, features innovative contemporary artists that will interact with the unique landscape & outdoor environment. The inaugural event in 2012, featured installations by 22 artists from South Florida, attracted hundreds of art enthusiasts, and was covered extensively in local media.  This year’s exhibit has grown in scope with nearly double the amount of installations. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to attend!   Attendees will walk through a maze of color, images & sounds. Visitors can use the map to ensure that they find all 37 installations. The artworks range from hand-sculpted ceramics, found object assemblage, video art, performances, and interactive installations. 




                                                   THE MORDES COLLECTION

                                OUTSIDE the BOX –2

a curated exhibition by Lisa Rockford  

37 artists  

sculpture, video, preformance and special projects  

placed in the Landscape  

     around Whitespace   

Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5 
(2 nights only)
7:30 – 10:30 pm
Admission $10 per person – no reservation required
parking at Urban Youth Impact and Clear Lake Animal Hospital
2805 N. Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
partial proceeds benefiting the arts and arts education in Palm Beach Country through Community Foundation
curated by Lisa Rockford,
is the second biennial exhibition of outdoor, site-specific art in Palm Beach County, FL.
This unique and alternative format, situated at the uniquely prestigious Whitespace –
The Mordes Collection, features innovative contemporary artists that will interact with the
unique landscape & outdoor environment.
Artists in South Florida working in installation art, mixed media, sculpture, video art,
new media, sound, and performance will be included in this exhibition.
The curator will give preference to installations that are imaginative,
have high aesthetic appeal, include interactive and/or multi-sensory elements,
and incorporate or adapt well to the site.
Best in Show will receive $350, Second Place will receive $150.
Prize Jury Panel:
Lisa Rockford – Curator Outside the Box 2
Marisa J. Pascucci – Curator of 20th Centruy & Contemporary Art- Boca Museum of Art
Bryan D. Walsh – Gallery Director DTR Modern Galleries
John J. McGurk – Independent Curator NYC.

Lisa Rockford, the curator, said she gave preference to installations that were “imaginative, include interactive and/or multi-sensory elements, have high aesthetic appeal, and incorporate nature, or adapt well to the site.”


There are more notable installations and site-specific interventions than can be mentioned. The Outside the BoxBiennial is sure to become one of the most significant and indispensable celebrations of visual art in South Florida, and will clearly be a spectacle of visual delights for all who attend.







Amalia Mermingas

Andrew Nigon

Ariel Baron-Robbins

Cara McKinley

Carmen Tiffany

Caroline Collette

Cat Del Buono

Chelsea Odum

Christine Fogel

Craig Smith

Duane James Brant

Erik Kucera

Gardner Cole Miller

Ian Honore

Jacques de Beaufort

Jade Henderson

Joseph Herring

Joshua Hunter Davis

Judy Polstra

Karla Walter

Katelyn Fay

Kevin Curry

Kristina Thalin

Mark Joseph Oliver

Martin Casuso

Matthew Falvey

Mumbi O’Brien & Kaleb Durocher

Pilar Batlle

Randy Burman

Rebeca Gilling

Regina Jestrow

Sylvia Riquezes

TD Gillispie

Valeria Rocchiccioli

Vanessa Diaz

Vanessa Garcia

Woody Othello


The exhibition inside the “Box, ” called “Optic Edge,” which has been on view since December, will also be open for viewing during this event. The Whitespace gallery (indoors) features internationally recognized artists from the Mordes collection, rotating new works for every annual exhibition. “The “Outside the Box” exhibition marks the final weekend for the Optic Edge exhibition.




Lisa Rockford, received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Lisa is an Assistant Professor at Broward College, a resident artist at Sailboat Bend artist Lofts, and founding member 1310 Gallery. Lisa began curating Contemporary art exhibitions in her position as Art Services Director of the Dittmar Gallery at Northwestern University in 2000, and has curated and juried numerous group exhibitions in Broward County, collaborating with prominent art professionals as guest judges. Guest judges have included Jose E. Lopez, Director & Publisher of Art Districts Magazine, Janet Batet, Curator & Art Critic, Francie Bishop Good, Artist and Art Collector, Owner of Girls Club Art Collection, Guerra De la Paz, International Artists, Rochi Llaneza, Executive Director of Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, Dan & Kathryn Mikesell, Art Collectors, Founders of Fountainhead Art Residency, Klaudio Rodriguez, Assistant Curator at The Frost Art Museum, Carol Jazzar, Owner and Director of Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art, and more. As a visual artist, Lisa Rockford exhibits her artwork both nationally and internationally, has been featured on Chicago Public Radio, and covered by the Chicago Reader, Time Out Chicago, Peel Magazine, and the Miami Herald. Lisa was awarded the Innovative Collaborative Grant through Funding Arts Broward in 2011 for her Solo show at the Art and culture Center and named as one of Gold Coast Magazine’s “40 under 40 Rising Stars.”



About Whitespace:


Whitespace is the private contemporary art exhibition space and loft-style home of Elayne and Marvin Mordes located in West Palm Beach.  The Mordes’ have been collecting Contemporary Art for over 30 years and have a unique European approach to their collection.  One of the strengths of the collection is the consistency of vision that it exhibits and, in addition, has also been characterized by its enthusiasm and focus.  Whitespace has approximately 8000 square feet of exhibition space which has partial permanent programming and a changing project space entitled “Whitebox”, which has curated exhibitions which meet a high level of competency, vision and creativity.  This is the only venue of this type in this area. We consider it an honor to establish a growing audience of Contemporary Art “Lovers”!! 

The mission of Whitespace is to expand and introduce the viewer to current trends in contemporary art by creating international exhibitions by major mid-career contemporary artists using various mediums: including painting, sculpture, photography, drawing and video. Whitespace is open from December through April of each year.   The goal of Whitespace is to fund a granting program for the Arts and Art Education in Palm Beach County through Community Foundation.

This season Whitespace is proud to announce the 6th season of “Whitebox”, an artist’s project space for emerging and mid-career international artists.  There is  also a small museum shop – WhitePackage, with unique host & hostess gifts and décor designed by international artists, architects and design personalities.


photos courtesy of Jacek Gancarz

Proceeds benefitting the Arts and Art Education through Community Foundation


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