PROOF : Contemporary Prints
Opening and Celebration
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 (12-12-12)
7 — 9pm
We are delighted to announce our upcoming exhibition PROOF: Contemporary Prints which opens on the date of the Harbinger 50th Anniversary celebration, 12-12-12, and features many highly recognized artists and collectible works. Artists include Jim Campbell, Casey James, Zach Fitchner, Iva Geuorguiva, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Dave Kinsey, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ibrahim Miranda, Abbott Miller and Ellen Lupton, Ed Ruscha, Keith Sonnier, Robert Stackhouse, and John Waters.
The pieces shown above, “On / Off” are by J. Abbott Miller and Ellen Lupton, Miller studied at the Cooper Union School of Art in New York and is a partner in the New York office of the design firm Pentagram. He edits 2wice magazine, a publication named “Magazine of the Year” by the Society of Publication Designers in 2006. 2wice is also in the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Ellen Lupton and Abbott also co-chair the Design Department at MICA Baltimore.
Also featured in this exhibition is Dave Kinsey, who was born in Pittsburgh in 1971, and attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the Art Institute of Atlanta before moving to California in 1994 to pursue a career as a designer and fine artist. His work attempts to capture the universal essence of the human condition mainly through a symbolic portrayal of contemporary life. Utilizing a range of mediums, he constructs multi-layered, textured environments that echo the complexities of our existence. His fine art has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide—among these have been exhibitions at the URBIS Museum in Manchester, UK, NEXT Chicago, Joshua Liner Gallery in NY, Alice Gallery and Art Brussels in Belgium. His work has been featured in multiple local and international print and online publications from The New York Times and Washington Post to The Citrus Report. He has also been invited to speak at institutions such as the Pasadena Art Center, UCLA, Montserrat College of Art and the Semi-Permanent conference in Sydney, Australia.
Trenton Doyle Hancock has been featured on Art21, the prestigious PBS artist documentary series. Hancock is the recipient of numerous awards; he lives and works in Houston, and was a 2002 Core Artist in Residence at the Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Jim Campbell is best known as an electronics artist, working with video, LED light, and interaction elements in his installations. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions and permanent collections, and most recently Exploded Views, installed in the atrium of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), which closed this month. Campbell explores the nature of interactivity, especially as it relates to the Heisenberg Principle, which posits that attempts to closely measure or observe a phenomenon alter it, thereby making precise observation impossible. The Dynamism series tempts the viewer to move closer to the object to bring it into focus, but the image becomes less legible as the distance decreases. Here Campbell makes a reference to Futurism, the international art movement founded in Italy in 1909. Futurists, such as Luigi Russolo and Umberto Boccioni, emphasized the dynamism, speed, energy, and power of the machine and the vitality, change, and restlessness of modern life.
This exhibition confirms the Florida Mining commitment to engaging our audience through story telling and innovation, presenting contemporary and recent historical works of art.
Florida Mining Gallery, a division of Harbinger, presents contemporary, forward-thinking works of art to a contemporary and engaged audience.
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