ESPACIO VIVO: The New, The Comeback, The Unexpected.
Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery founded in 1995, celebrates 23 years of uninterrupted trajectory representing the national and international contemporary art scene. LOR Gallery introduces their new collective show titled “Espacio Vivo: The New, The Comeback, The Unexpected” in their Santo Domingo headquarters this 23rd of November, 2018.
This exhibition comprises of a body of work composed by several artists of different backgrounds, style and generations.
The New is represented by the emerging Spanish Duo “Los Bravú”. Dea Gómez (1988) and Diego Omil (1989) established in Pontevedra, Spain. The artists came together to create a unique language influenced by Italian Renascentist iconography juxtaposed with contemporary elements. In addition, renowned artist Jesús Zurita (Ceuta, 1975) established in Granada, Spain, introduces pieces defined by his attention to detail and his relationship with images and media, which is why film, animation, comics and literature are key items in his work.
The Comeback of Cuban artist Gustavo Acosta (1958) solidifies the show with his enigmatic compositions in which architecture, symbolism and abstract imagery trigger the spectators collective memory. Starring The Unexpected is Dominican artist Juan Mayí (1963), whose explosive and expressive brushstrokes complement his experimental abstractionism, resulting in captivating artwork.
In addition, we exhibit the works of Iconic cuban artists Luis Cruz Azaceta (1942) and José Bedia (1959), Uruguayan maestro Ignacio Iturria (1949), winner of the Venice Biennial, Edouard Duval-Carrié (1954, Haití), recently honored with the first Ellie Michael Richards price awarded by Art Center/South Florida, and Santiago Ydáñez (1969, Jaén), recipient of the BMW Painting Award 2018. Joining Mayí in the exhibition, are fellow Dominican artists José García Cordero(1951), Raúl Recio (1965), Gerard Ellis (1976) and Gustavo Peña (1979). Lastly, the great contemporary artist Walter Iraheta (El Salvador, 1968) re-incorporates the team showcasing his new series of drawings on paper “Gente Armada”.
LOR Gallery is the result of 23 years of hard work, successfully becoming a catalyst for the contemporary art scene in the Dominican Republic. By vigorously working with a selection of dominican, caribbean and latin american artists LOR Gallery helped place the Dominican Republic on the artistic map. With the use of basic tools such as intuition, a critical eye and a particular taste that transcends fashion and tendencies, LOR Gallery discovers new talents while supporting established ones in a multicultural atmosphere; because of this, it has elevated artists by placing their work in private and international collections.
Through 2006-2010 LOR Gallery established its presence in the international market opening a new space in Wynwood Art District. In June 2016 its branch in New York inaugurated with José García Cordero’s solo show titled "Tales From the Caribbean Nights".
LOR Gallery has organized numerous exhibitions in museums, institutions and galleries worldwide, including its participation in some of the most prestigious international art fairs such as: ARCO, Madrid; VOLTA, New York; CONTEXT Art, Miami; Art Miami, CONTEXT New York, ARTE BA, Buenos Aires. PULSE Miami; SCOPE New York, SCOPE Miami’, PINTA, Londres, PINTA, New York; ZONA MACO, México; MIART, Milano; KIAF, Korea, etc.
Espacio Vivo: The New, The Comeback, The Unexpected
Opening: November 23rd, 2018.
Duration: 7 - 10 PM
November 23, 2018
Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery Santo Domingo,
C. Gustavo Mejía Ricart esq Abraham Lincoln
Torre Piantini, Suite 1A