Frank Juarez Gallery is pleased to announce its newest exhibition titled, “I Listen to Color” featuring assemblages, paintings, drawings and installation by Michael Davidson (WI), Robert Otto Epstein (NJ), Lauri Hopkins (UK), Anna Kunz (IL/NY), Rob de Oude (NY) and Julie Torres (NY). Exhibition curated by Frank Juarez.
Join us for an artist reception on July 12 from 5 to 8pm with an artist talk at 6pm. The gallery is located at 1109 North 8th Street in Sheboygan. This exhibition runs from June 21-July 26, 2014.
When you look at a piece of art what intrigues you? Is it the use of materials? The interplay between line and movement? Use of color? “I Listen To Color” is an exhibition focusing primarily on the use of color and how it drives the work of these six artists. A TedTalk presentation titled, “I Listen To Color”, which Neil Harbisson presented in June 2012, inspired the idea of curating an exhibition that is stimulated by color. Harbisson was born completely colorblind. A device was implanted in his head, which allows him to detect color through audible frequencies and as a result is able to ‘see’ color.
Michael Davidson received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee in 1985. Moving east, he studied with Bob Storr, Irving Sandler at Purchase College – State University of New York. In 1988, while completing his Master of FIne Arts in Painting, he moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In New York City, he worked with curators and artists installing art for the Guggenheim Museum, International Center of Photography, The American Craft Museum and numerous galleries and private collections. In addition, Michael maintained a rigorous schedule of following contemporary art, visiting approximately 450 exhibits per year, for his 15 years in New York. Michael started a design consulting practice in 1992, and is a Professor and Chair of Fine Arts at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. His work has been exhibited in galleries in the Midwest and in New York.
Robert Otto Epstein studied philosophy and political science at the University of Pittsburgh and law at the University of Durham in the UK. Epstein will have a solo exhibition in July at Matteawan Gallery (Beacon, NY) and will take part in a group exhibition this September at the Drawing Center (New York). He has shown widely in the US and Europe, namely, Mulherin + Pollard (New York); Ada Gallery (Richmond, VA); Jack Hanley Gallery (New York); Outpost Artist Resources (Ridgewood, NY); Voorkamer Gallery (Lier, Belgium); Airplane Gallery (Brooklyn); Kenise Barnes Fine Art (Larchmont, NY); Schema Projects (Brooklyn, NY); Imogen Holloway (Saugerties, NY); Pierogi Gallery (Brooklyn); Parallel Art Space (Brooklyn); Drive-By Projects (Watertown, MA). ROE has been featured in a number of publications, including: L Magazine, Design Sponge, Curating Contemporary, The New Criterion, Brown Paper Bag, Pattern Pulp, Juxtapoz, Little Paper Planes, Make Space, Dwell Studio, Roll Magazine, and Past Present Future. Epstein currently lives and works just outside of New York City.
Lauri Hopkin’s work crosses disciplines but primarily involves painting, collage and the re-assembling of defunct materials. Inspiration is often drawn from mid-century Architecture and Design, the history of Abstract Art, objects that have fallen out of use and childhood memories.Hopkins is based in the South of England and has exhibited regularly since completing a BA in Fine Art from The University of Chichester in 2012. Her work has been selected for numerous Art Competitions and has appeared in group shows across the UK, including The Discipline of Painting alongside works by Sean Scully and Luke Frost. She has won awards, including best exhibitor at Palace Art Fair and sells to collectors internationally. Avenir Magazine recently named her their Artist of the Week and tipped her as ‘one of the young rising stars of the contemporary art world’. She is represented by Fourwalls Gallery, Lewes and Quercus Gallery, Bath.
Anna Kunz’s work has been recently featured in exhibitions including The Olypmia Center, Chicago, Luminae at White Box NYC, curated by Juan Puentes, Spectral Landscape at Gallery 400, and at The Smart Museum on The University of Chicago’s campus. Kunz has worked collaboratively to create expansive paintings for various theatrical and dance productions, namely, for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in 2009. She completed two large scale projects, one for the Seldoms Dance Company entitled, “Exit Disclaimer: Science and Fiction Ahead”, and another with Paige Cunningham Calderella and the House of Ninja for The Industry of the Ordinary’s retrospective exhibition at The Chicago Cultural Center. Kunz has been the recipient of awards and nominations, from organizations such as The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Rema Hort Mann Foundation in New York City, The Skowegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and The Marie Walsh Sharpe Residency NYC 2010. She was honored as an Artadia 2012 finalist. This summer, Kunz’s work will be on view at Munch Gallery NYC, The Frank Juarez Gallery in Sheboygan, WI and she will be an artist in residence at The Edward Albee Foundation in Montauk, NY.
Rob de Oude studied painting, sculpture and art history at the Hoge School voor de Kunsten in Amsterdam and SUNY Purchase, NY. He has shown recently in the US, Europe and Asia, notably at: Galerie Gourvennec Ogor in Marseille, France, Storefront Bushwick in Brooklyn, NY, McKenzie Fine Art in New York, NY, BRIC Rotunda in Brooklyn, NY and City Ice Arts in Kansas City, MO, and has participated in several art fairs in New York, Miami and Paris. De Oude has been featured a.o. in the NY Post, L Magazine, Sculpture Magazine, Artnet Magazine, NYArts Magazine, The New Criterion, Capital New York, Bushwick Daily, The James Kalm Report and Brooklyn Magazine. As a founding member, de Oude is currently co-director of Parallel Art Space in Queens, NY. He currently lives in Brooklyn and has his studio in Queens, NY.
Julie Torres is a painter, curator, and arts organizer in NYC. Recent solo exhibitions include: Close Encounters at the Riverside Art Museum in Riverside, CA; Bold As Love at Taller Boricua Art Space in New York, NY; and Ghost in the Machine at Storefront Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. In May, Torres welcomes 10 visiting artists to NYC from across the country to participate in a curatorial collaboration entitled Do It Yourself, a group exhibition showcasing 70+ artists at Bushwick Open Studios 2014. Her paintings can be seen this June in Brooklyn Bridge at George Lawson Gallery in San Francisco, curated by Justine Frischmann; and Life on Mars Gallery Summer Invitational in NYC.
Gallery hours are Saturdays from 10am-4pm and by appointment. Open to the public.
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