Jacksonville, FL (October 20th, 2016) - Florida Mining is excited to present Identity and Abstraction, a group exhibition seeking to explore the intersection of a colorful and contemporary imagery associated with a generation of young artists in defining self, individuality, and identity.
This exhibition is curated by Jacksonville-native Gabe Wise and features three artists addressing art from different perspectives. Brooklyn-based artist Michael Hunter explores process, while Atlanta-based artist Christina West explores interiority, and Yale MFA candidate Alex Jackson explores geneology and racial representation.
Michael Hunter holds an MFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has exhibited his work in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, and Paris, among other locations. Christina West holds an MFA from Alfred University, and has exhibited with Mindy Solomon Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, the Red Bull House of Art, and other galleries. Alex Jackson is an MFA Candidate at Yale and holds a BFA from the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture.
This show exemplifies Florida Mining’s increasingly prevalent role in helping to define contemporary southern art. Through this exhibition, FMG is working to bring work from the global contemporary art market to a Jacksonville collector base.
While the work is a visual deviant from the work that has historically defined southern art, a few defining themes of southern art remain: defeat, self-criticism, and revolution, all resurrected through an increasingly colorful, and contempoary, imagery.
Join us November 11th at 6pm for a Curator Talk, and at 7pm for the Opening.
Both events are free and open to the public.
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