Clifton Childree installation.
SEPTEMBER 30 - NOVEMBER 7, 2020
Emerson Dorsch Gallery is pleased to present Storm Inn, a solo exhibition of Clifton Childree’s new paintings. An award-winning experimental film, performance, and installation artist, Childree began making paintings as backdrops for his films and mixed media installations, but, at the outset, they were props, not the focus. After more than a decade of working in Miami’s art scene, he’s honed a painting style that holds his past while opening into a more meditative moment. The exhibition will open on September 30th and will be on view through November 7, 2020.
Storm Inn by Clifton Childree is funded by The Ellies, Miami’s visual arts awards, presented by Oolite Arts. Through a competitive application process and monetary awards, The Ellies celebrate individual artists who are the backbone of Miami’s visual arts community.
Join us on Instagram Live on Friday, October 30th, 2020 at 6:00 pm for a conversation between Clifton Childree and Thom Wheeler Castillo as they discuss Storm Inn.
ABOUT CLIFTON CHILDREE
Clifton Childree (born 1971 Birmingham, AL. Lives and works Miami, FL) is a filmmaker and artist who has shown at Perez Art Museum Miami, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Oolite Arts, Bas Fisher International (BFI), Pulse Art Fair, Florida Atlantic University (FAU), Frost Museum of Art at Florida International University, Miami International Film Festival, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Florida Dance Festival, Locust Projects, Hallwalls in Buffalo, NY, and internationally in Vienna at Hilger Brot Kunsthalle and a solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien in addition to over 40 domestic and international film festivals. He received an Ellie Award from Oolite Arts, The Hilger Award for Locust Projects, the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship, the Legal Art Native Seeds Grant, and the Florida Individual Artist Fellowship. His large-scale installations have been commissioned by the Pulse Art Fair NYC, Locust Projects Miami, the Miami Performing Arts Center/Miami Light Project, Hilger Contemporary Gallery, and Kunsthalle Wien. Childree collaborated with Pablo Cano on nine animated films intended for permanent display at the Young at Arts Museum in Davie, FL. Childree is a featured artist in the book Miami Contemporary Artists. His show Fuck That Chicken from Popeyes for the Wien Museum Project Space in 2011 was accompanied by an eponymous well-illustrated catalog, featuring essays by Synne Genzmer and Gerald Matt.
His work has been published and discussed in The New York Times, Art in America, Artforum.com, Huffington Post, Miami New Times, and The Biscayne Times. Storm Inn is Childree’s second solo show with Emerson Dorsch Gallery.
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