Thursday, March 26, 2015
curated by Oscar A. Laluyan
March 26 – April 23, 2015
Opening Reception: March 26, 6-8 PM
Galerie Protégé is pleased to present Hunt For Inspiration, a solo exhibition by one of contemporary arts most innovative visual artists – Jamie Martinez. The show will present three sets of work from different series which illustrate the Triangulism method and the visual thread of constantly hunting for inspiration.
Triangulism for Martinez has been his view and philosophy that he has trademarked as the absolute practice of creating forms by utilizing the most mystical, symbolic and iconic of all shapes. His rapt fascination that all matter can be cut up and constructed by this shape has been the driving force involved in creating his art.
The Abstract series features the triangle as an amalgamated form that begins as the building block. The works on fabric take on a whole new dimension, as the triangle not only becomes the basis of a composition but a textured component as well. Finally, the menagerie and imagery that has garnered the most attention as the triangle rendered in oil has strategically become a conduit of what is not real in plain sight but through the use of electronic devices such as the camera on cell phones will translate the pixel image into absolute reality in the digital realm. This is where Martinez cracks the idiom and convention of visual art showing its future direction has a solid compass. All through these various works, one can feel the relentless pursuit of hunting for the inspiration that will ultimately end in the kill for abject realization.
Jamie Martinez currently works and resides in New York City. A native of Cali, Colombia, he immigrated to the U.S.A. to Florida at the age of twelve. Attending and earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts at Miami International University of Art and Design, he moved to New York City to continue his art education at the Fashion Institute of Technology. He has worked in both fashion and design which infuses all his oeuvre with a distinct style. He is the founder and publisher of the popular art on-line publication, ARTE FUSE. His work has been included in private collections and featured in Nolita Heats, Escape into Life, New York Optimist, Blouin ART INFO, and he has collaborated with the fashion brand Diesel for an installation in Union Square Park. His work has been shown in Russia, Paris, Spain, Canada, Miami and numerous galleries in New York City.
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Friday, March 20, 2015
Antarctic Art Contest seeks works
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The Antarctic Art Contest is seeking entries of work that explores and interprets Antarctic research and science. The free contest will accept entries from April 1 to July 31, 2015, through its website www.waisartcontest.org.
Winning artwork will travel from Alaska to Antarctica. The University of Alaska Fairbanks, the National Science Foundation and research sites in Antarctica will display the artwork. An online gallery will show winning and honorable mention artwork.
The art contest aims to help people explore how both art and science rely on observation and interpretation of the world. The subject of the art contest is an ice core that engineers and scientists drilled from the center of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Scientists are examining the ice core to make new observations and generate new ideas about the last 100,000 years of climate history.
Individuals or groups can take part in the contest. They may enter in one of three divisions — elementary school students, secondary school students or community. Artwork can be in a variety of formats, including visual, written and multimedia. The website also contains a lesson plan that teachers can use with their students.
A team of researchers and educators known as “Velvet Ice” is sponsoring the contest. Other supporting organizations include the National Science Foundation, the UAF College of Natural Science and Mathematics, and the UA Museum of the North.
ADDITIONAL CONTACT: Erin Pettit, UAF assistant professor of geophysics, at firstname.lastname@example.org
ON THE WEB: www.waisartcontest.org
The Olga Korper Gallery :‘Snow in Jerusalem’, a solo exhibition of work by renowned Israeli artist Sigalit Landau.‘Snow in Jerusalem’ will open March 28th