“Wet Foot/Dry Foot” Is Featured At Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery

Art Synergy’s ArtWeekPalmBeach 2016 in conjunction with ArtPalmBeach is offering a special exhibition in Lake Worth.  “Wet Foot/Dry Foot”, Opens with a Reception on Friday, January 15, 2016 at the Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery in Lake Worth, Florida.   The exhibit asks the viewer to decide if there is a schism between the works produced by artists who began working prior to and after the 1995 policy changes in the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1995.  “Wet Foot/ Dry Foot” asks if the immigration status of each of the artists can be detected in the works presented. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of four Cuban visual artists: Juan Erman Gonzalez, Patricio Rodriguez, Alejandro Justiz, and Noel C. Hernandez Perez.  In addition, you can pick up your Free multi-day pass to ArtPalmBeach being held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery

711 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL

 

 Presents:

“Wet Foot/Dry Foot”

Opening Reception:

January 15, 2016 6-10 P.M.

Exhibit continues through January 24, 2016

Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 11-6 PM

 

 

 

 

 

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Gallerist and curator, Rolando Chang Barrero’s intention is two-fold, first to allow the viewer to decide whether or not a schism exist between the works produced by artists who began working prior to and after the 1995 policy changes in the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1995. Secondly, Wet Foot/ Dry Foot begs an answer to whether the immigration status of each of the artists can be detected in the works presented.

 

 

 

Alejandro Justiz, National Academy of Beaux Arts ¨San Alejandro¨ Havana, Cuba

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Alejandro Justiz, “Wave” 36” x 27”, acrylic and ink on paper, $2400

 

 

 

Noel C. Hernandez Perez, Cuba

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Noel C. Hernandez Perez, “Masedumbre” aquarelle/linen, 75 x 54 cm., $4000

Juan Erman Gonzalez

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Juan Erman Gonzalez, “El Plato Nacional” Mixed Media Installation. $ 1500

 

 

 

Juan Antonio Gonzalez, better known as Erman, has lived in the United States since 1969. Erman works include mixed-media installation consisting of a variety of works continuing his thematic concentration of migration, trans-culturism, exile, and displacement. Using utilitarian methodologies such as assemblage, cut paper, ceramics, and sewing, and utilizing post production, recycled, and donated goods.

 

Patricio Rodriguez

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Patricio Rodriguez,”Rostros 5”, Cut paper on board, w/ charcoal and ink, 40” 28” $4500

 

 

Patricio Rodriguez’s work is marked by the outpouring of virtuosity of his visual modus operandi in this case the draft. He creates a beautifully dangerous personal universe full of holes, leaks, findings and abruptness, in the sharp edges of their performances, as “something” endowed with desire, and that desire to be … the artist is palpable, and this danger is your best virtue; deadliest their patience before our eyes, because it will be almost impossible to escape its spell.

 

 

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Art Synergy
invites you to attend
Art Palm Beach First View
at
The Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach, Florida

Pick up a brochure at
Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery
711 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth, Florida

 

 

 

Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday 11-6 PM

The brochure admits you and a guest to
First View,
January 20, 2016 | 6-7:30 pm.
The Collectors Preview
continues until 10pm.

Brochure includes special complimentary multi-day pass!

Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery
711 Lucerne Avenue,
Lake Worth, Florida 33426
786-521-1199

rcbfineart@gmail.com

http://RCB.ArtGalleryPalmBeach.org

www.artsynergypbc.com

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Fiber Artist, Leora Klaymer Stewart Exhibits at Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Gallery

Fiber artist extraordinaire, Leora Klaymer Stewart will present her newest work in a SOLO Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.  Leora’s  woven vessels are reminiscent of forms found in nature.  What secrets are they holding?  What do they protect?  The Rickie Report urges you to attend this free reception on April 26th to meet the artist and explore her world of fabrications.  Here we give you details and a sneak peak, but can only hint at what promises to be the LARGEST installation of its kind in Palm Beach County!

 

 

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Please join us at the Cultural Council

 Saturday,  April 26,    3-5 P.M.

To celebrate the Opening Reception of

 

Leora Klaymer Stewart

 in the Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center. 
Refreshments will be served.  
Exhibition runs: April 26 through May 24, 2014  
  
Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 5PM  

 

601 Lake Avenue         Lake Worth, FL  33460

561.471.2901

www.palmbeachculture.com

 

Weaving as an metaphor is a common association and no exception with the artwork of Leora Klaymer Stewart.  The public is invited to her SOLO Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Gallery. There will be a free reception and opportunity to meet the artist on Saturday, April 26, from 3-5 pm. The exhibit continues through May 24th. There is no charge to view the gallery, located at 601 Lake Avenue in Lake Worth,FL.

 

 

Leora’s major  installation piece, “Entanglements” consists of an 8 foot high by 3 foot wide knotted construction that has been wrapped and intertwined.  She used natural hemp twine and a variety of other fibers to represent the growth and intertwining of the Banyan tree.  She collaborated with Fine Art Photographer and Master Printer, Steve Spring, of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.  Images of the Banyan tree were printed on Habotai silk and silk  organza panels 40 inches wide by 96 inches high.  These panels will be installed on each side of the  knotted structure to create an environment that represents nature as a metaphor for the cycle of life.

 

 

 

"Lifecycle 1" by Leora Klaymer Stewart

“Lifecycle Series” by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

 “RED MICROTUBULES” is part of the Life Cycle Series.  It is a circular piece constructed with red linen threads that have been loop-stitched with wrapping and glass beads. It is 16 inches in diameter, mounted on linen and enclosed in a plexi-box.

 

 

"Life Cycle 2" by Leora Klaymer Stewart

“Life Cycle 2” by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

“LIFE CYCLE”  is a circular piece constructed with pink and orange linen threads that have been loop-stitched with wrappings and glass beads.  It is 16 inches in a diameter, mounted on linen and enclosed in a plexi-box.

 

Leora tells The Rickie Report, ” All of my pieces represent the idea of the cycle of life – represented as a circle or sphere and as a container form holding mysteries.  I use ancient textile techniques ( knotting, loop-stitching, wrapping and inter-twining).”

 

 

"Virgin Bride" by Leora Klaymer Stewart

“Virgin Bride” by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

“VIRGIN BRIDE”  is an oval piece which is 12 inches wide by 24 inches high.  It is created with a loop stitch in white nylon cord. Leora incorporates hand sewn pearls and feathers.   Her woven vessels are reminiscent of forms found in nature and can be interpreted as holders of secrets, emptiness or even generative possibilities.  Leora refers to her work as “transitional fabrications” which can also be interpreted as life cycles.

 

 

Leora graduated with an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grants.  Her architectural commissions include Beckton Dickson Pharmaceuticals, Wool Bureau of America, Contintental Wheat and Grain, Prudential,Hong Kong Shanghai Bank and Knoll Showrooms.  Leora has taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City for 20 years and is currently teaching a fiber arts course at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, FL.  She is continually creating new pieces in her studio, Llama Studios, in Palm Beach, FL.

 

 

 

For more information about Leora’s art work, please visit her website:  www.leorakstewart.com

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291