Pan American Art Projects is very pleased to announce its next exhibitionObjects ofBeauty, for the months of September and October.
This exhibition explores artworks that are a formal or conceptual departure from traditional media, engaging the spectators in dialogues that question traditional concepts of material, utility and space.
Carolina Sardi is a multifaceted sculptor who is also interested in producing jewelry and furniture. She translated her trademark work into silver for fine pieces, and to steel for tables, resulting in beautiful yet functional pieces.
Rusty Scruby’s pieces combine photography with weaving. A photographer, an engineer and third generation weaver, Scruby combines all his trades in his unique pieces.
William Cannings is represented by his trademark metal “inflated” objects. In this show we have two pieces: Mirage and Tower of Innertubes. The first one is an installation of elements that look like lifesavers,the combination of lightsand shadows createsa new piece on the walls, therefore the title. The second is literally a “tower” of innertubes.
Abel Barroso’s fixation with technology has led him to reproduce all kinds of artifacts made out of wood, in a humorous way. In this exhibition he is represented by a wood telephone and a foosball “machine”. His pieces are made in a realistic scale and many of them are functional.
Nora Correas’piecesareapparently inspired by fashion, but on a closer inspection we discover that her dresses are representing the human body by association.
Leon Ferrari is known for his rebellious pieces and for his calligraphic representations. In this display he is modifying architectural planes as art pieces.
Gustavo Acosta continues exploring the relationship between architecture and man. The pieces in this exhibition reflect his interest in architectural details, to the point that some become almost abstract.
Roberto Matta’s chair is a humorous homage to Rene Magritte. Reproducing the iconic hats and apples Matta is defying people to use his chair, which becomes more of a sculpture than a chair in terms of functionality.
Tracey Snelling pieces in this exhibition are inspired by cinema and graphic design. At first they seem like posters made for movies, one for a horror film and the second from a romantic film scene.
The project room is back to its original intentions: to offer a space for young artists to test the waters. In this occasion we are presenting two artists: Fernanda Torcida and Gabrielle Baez.
Torcida is presenting a suite of photographs, which despite looking like portraits are far from the usual posed images. She is interested in capturing human nature at its truest, and her photographs portray people from different walks of life in spontaneous postures and situations. Baez is presenting a couple of her trademark drawings. Her delicate renderings are a mixture of whimsical memories in which dreamlike elements populate the entire surface, making it difficult to separate elements taken from reality and those which are the fruitof her imagination.
Pan American Art Projects is located at 2450 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida, in the Wynwood Art District. Our hours are: Tuesday-Friday 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday 12-6 pm. On gallery-walk nights we are open 12-8 pm. For more information, or our press package, please call 305-573-2400 or contact: