Curated by artist Michael Loveland, includes artwork by Adrian Bonvecchio, Audrey Gair, Annabell Lee, Asher Mones, Lucia Sanchez & Daniel Young.
This exhibition brings together six young artists who are keenly aware of their current transition from the role of adolescents dependent on their environments and families to mature artists and independent adults. Each of them undergoes this process from a different perspective but chooses to communicate their unique yet universal experience in a manner that is open to interpretation. Introspection leads to exploration of a variety of themes including sexuality, permanence, technology, privacy, tradition and convention.
In the coming months, the artists are graduating from Design and Architecture High School in Miami’s Design District or New World School of the Arts in Downtown Miami. This year all six were finalists, while two were Presidential Scholar Nominees, in the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts’ YoungArts program, which seeks to “recognize and support America’s most talented 17-18 year olds in the visual, literary and performing arts.” All of the artists are members of The Catch Collective, a student run exhibition space.
“As we approach the end of this chapter in our lives, we all can look back upon the work we have produced and feel a mutual sense of accomplishment. Yet what we have learned through our production of art is that the most innovation comes from a playful approach to creation. Our ply, therefore, is inspired by our play. We invite the public to enter our respective worlds, the places in which we have built homes for ourselves in the context of art. Our work is built around the ideas of home, domesticity, role in society and personal sexuality. Together we have found a common thread in our ideas as we are at similar points in our lives.”
Project Room: CHU TEPPA | WHITE NATURE
“And yet, and yet . . . Denying temporal succession, denying the self, denying the astronomical universe, are apparent desperations and secret consolations. Our destiny is not frightful by being unreal; it is frightful because it is irreversible and iron-clad. Time is the substance I am made of. Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire. The world, unfortunately, is real; I, unfortunately, am Borges.” Jorge Luis Borges