Nicolas Lobo and Gallery Diet invite you to a listening party for Justin Timberlake’s comeback album “The 20/20 Experience.” Derided by critics as a mediocre effort, “The 20/20 Experience” serves as sonic fodder for Lobo’s ongoing experiments with deconstructed pop music. For one night ONLY the gallery will be filled with the sounds of Timberlake’s album disassembled into their most basic components. The audio is the product of the mobile app “Purple-goo,” a collaborative invention of Nicolas Lobo and Dylan Romer, which will be released mid-May. In addition to sound, a selection of Lobo’s recent drawings and sculptures will be on view. Timber, lakes is the first in a series of ongoing one-night solo exhibitions by Lobo planned in between regular gallery programming.
In the projects room Lobo has chosen to screen “Fashion shows” by Bernadette Corporation
“From 1995 to 1997, Bernadette Corporation constituted itself as an underground fashion label based in New York, complete with a head designer and four well-received runway shows. Drawing on the vernacular of local subcultures, from recent immigrant communities to the downtown fashion scene itself, the label’s collections can be seen as a self-consciously critical examination of social codes and their expression through industrial nexuses of power and money. The shows themselves, which are documented on this video as “a condensed history of anti-fashion,” send up the spectacular nature of the fashion industry, incorporating such trappings as bear-costumed mascots, troupes of high-school dancers, and jets of fire.”
About the artist
Nicolas Lobo designs systems of assimilation, looking to digest as much cultural and physical material as possible. Absorbing discrete objects rather than attempting to invest individual artworks with meaning, his primary goal is one of consumption rather than production. His work has
been included in exhibitions at locations including The Miami Art Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, The de la Cruz Collection, ARTIS, and various other galleries and institutions around the world. His work has been written about in Art Forum, Art in America,
Art Papers, and various other publications. This will be Nicolas Lobo’s first solo exhibition at Gallery Diet.
About Gallery Diet
Gallery Diet is an art gallery in Wynwood. The gallery regularly produces exhibitions by emerging and established artists from around the world, often bringing those artists into Miami for the first time. Recent solo exhibitions include those by Betty Woodman, Bhakti Baxter, Clifford Owens, Emmett Moore, and Christy Gast, recent group exhibitions have included the work of Harun Farocki, Unica Zurn, Michelle Lopez, Liz Deschenes, and Jon Kessler, to name a few. The gallery has been open since the Fall of 2007.