Exhibition Dates: June 21 – July 11, 2014.
Lisa Rockford presents a group exhibition of artists that transform “raw” & unexpected debris materials and into works of splendor. Visceral materials are combined with exquisite embellishment, and aesthetic appeal is not abandoned, resulting in a tension between repulsion and seduction.
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 21, 7 - 10 pm
Art Walk event: Saturday, June 28, 7 - 11 pm
Closing & Awards presented: Friday, July 11, 2014, 7-9 pm
Prominent guest judges from local arts establishments will visit the exhibition and vote for the top artists. Up to 10 artists will be selected for a total of at least $500 in cash prizes.
The exhibit will be included in the Flagler Village Artwalk on June 28. The Artwalk is a collaboration between FAT Village Arts District, Girls Club Art Collection, 1310 Gallery, 3rd & 4th Avenue Art districts, The Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, and other local venues.
Andrea Nhuch Abrahamson
Gardner Cole Miller
Joshua Hunter Davis
Judy Leeson Polstra
Michelle A. M. Miller
Oscar H. Perez
GALLERY & JUROR INFO:
1310 Gallery offers over 3000 square feet of exhibition space split into 3 levels, and housed within ArtSpace’s Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts, in a historic area of downtown Ft Lauderdale. 1310 Gallery is an artist run collective that rotates art exhibitions monthly.
Lisa Rockford, Juror, received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Lisa is a tenured 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. She has curated and juried numerous group exhibitions in Broward County, collaborating with prominent art professionals as guest judges, including 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, Gregg Sheinbaum, Owner of Gregg Sheinbaum fine art gallery, Dan & Kathryn Mikesell, Art Collectors, Founders of Fountainhead Art Residency, Klaudio Rodriguez, Assistant Curator at The Frost Art Museum, and Carol Jazzar, Owner and Director of Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art, and more.