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 image courtesy Natasha Kertes

 

West Palm Beach-Rolando Chang Barrero has gathered top curators to select the art for the upcoming The Box Gallery's Art Florida 2017 Exhibition.

 

 

 

Art Florida 2017:

The Curators Choice
 

Opening Reception: Friday, January 20, 2017 6-10 PM
 

Exhibition Dates:

January 7-28, 2017
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Contemporary works selected by guest curators:
Jane Hart,

Marisa J Pascucci,

Lee Ann Lester,

Debby Coles-Dobay,

Noor Blazekovic,

Bruce Helander, Rolando Chang Barrero, and Paul Fisher,  
  

Featuring the work of
J..Steven Manolis, Patrick Willard, Andy Marx, Dana Donaty.
​Karla Walter, Carin Wagner, Sarah Knouse, 
​Stefan Radu Cretu, and Jon Glaser. ​
This exhibition is partnership with...
ArtSynergy    ArtPalmBeach  
Irreversible International Art Project  

Noor Blazekovic, image courtesy Natasha Kertes


Curator Noor Blazekovic taps Jon Glaser to show work at ART FLORIDA 2017 at The Box Gallery
 

 

SPOTLIGHT:
Noor Blazekovic

Jon Glaser to show at ART FLORIDA 2017 

ART FLORIDA 2017

The Curators Choices Jan.7-28, 2017


VIP RECEPTION: Friday, January 20, 2017 | 7P

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As seen on the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Calendar

 

The Box Gallery

"In the Heart of the West Palm Beach Cultural Corridor"
811 Belvedere Road

West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

www.TheBoxGallery.info

 

West Palm Beach- The Box Gallery is proud to announce that Noor Blazekovic will be presenting the work of Jon Glaser as her choice for the Art Florida 2017 Curators Choices Exhibition. The Box Gallery will be host to a VIP reception for the curators and their selected artists on  Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7 p.m. RSVP
 

ART FLORIDA 2017 CURATORS CHOICES was organized by Rolando Chang-Barrero to emphasises the importance and impact that Bruce Helander, Paul Fisher, Jane Hart, Lee Ann Lester, Marisa J.Pascucci, Noor Blazekovic and Debby Coles-Dobay have on the maturation and the vitality of the art and culture scene of South Florida.

 

 

Noor Blazekovic is the curator and publisher at IRREVERSIBLE PROJECTS - EXHIBITIONS - THE MAGAZINE

"Irreversible - an International art project - is a pioneering exhibition platform for all projects that transcend the classical art show including small format, large scale installations, theatrical events, mixed media, video projections, massive sculptures, music, live performances & unlimited kids programs." IRREVERSIBLE makes buying and collecting art accessible and affordable. Many of our artists have succeeded outside of the traditional gallery system, emerging through all backgrounds we deal with cutting-edge art, and we are viewed as one of the most influential exhibition platform of our era. Irreversible projects and magazine have become breeding grounds for cutting edge exhibitions. Our versatility provides a platform for emerging artists, giving them the opportunity to showcase their talent, as well as offering more established artists the freedom to play and produce experimental exhibitions.

GIANTS IN THE CITY
"Giants in the City" is a monumental inflatable public art show series and traveling exhibition committed to attract national and international cultural exchanges "Art in public places is not about us, but about others. Does not reveal personal inclinations, or talk about the myth of the artist, instead reveals its civic sense. Does not it intend for people to feel diminished and insignificant, but to glorify them. It’s not about the existing emptiness between culture and the public, but seeks that art becomes public and that the artist becomes a citizen…

 detail, Jon Glaser A Bridge moves II 75” X 33” Mixed media. Photography. 2015 image courtesy Natasha Kertes

 

Photography was originally considered a way to objectively represent reality, completely untouched by the photographer’s perspective. However, photographers manipulate their pictures in various ways, from choosing what to shoot to altering the resulting image through computer digitalization. The manipulation inherent to photography brings to light questions about the nature of truth.

 

  detail, Jon Glaser A Bridge moves II 75” X 33” Mixed media. Photography. 2015 image courtesy Natasha Kertes



All art forms manipulate reality in order to reveal truths not apparent to the uncritical eye. Photography today is largely seen as a postmodern art form, and postmodernism states that truths do not necessarily last, but instead truths alter and shift with changes in culture. Modernism, however, states that some truths do last, and these truths reflect basic, universal conditions of humanity. These
lasting truths are often expressed in mythic themes and archetypes. Science, journalism and art make use of the connection between myth and truth, most notably, in the mythic archetype of form: beauty. Scientific, news, artistic and documentary photography all use the archetype of beauty as a connection to truth. Beauty, however, is based on the beliefs of a culture, and does not necessarily define truth. In the end, both postmodernism and modernism have
their place in photographic philosophy. Understanding of photographic truth, like all other truths, depends on an understanding of culture, belief, history, and the
universal aspects of human nature.

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curator Jane Hart taps Dana Donaty to show work at ART FLORIDA 2017 at The Box Gallery

 

SPOTLIGHT: Jane Hart 

Dana Donaty to show at ART FLORIDA 2017

ART FLORIDA 2017

The Curators Choices

Jan.7-28, 2017

VIP RECEPTION: Friday, January 20, 2017 | 7P

 

 

The Box Gallery

"In the Heart of the West Palm Beach Cultural Corridor"
811 Belvedere Road

West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

www.TheBoxGallery.info

 

West Palm Beach- The Box Gallery is proud to announce that Jane Hart will be presenting the work of Dana Donaty as her choice for the Art Florida 2017 Curators Choices Exhibition. The

 

Box Gallery will be host to a VIP reception for the curators and their selected artists on 

Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7 p.m. RSVP

 

 

 

From creating international art fairs and publishing critical reviews for the academic art world, to organizing museum exhibitions and sponsoring dialectical symposiums --the collective experience of the selected curators present the work of J.Steven Manolis, Andy Marx, Dana Donaty, Sarah Knouse,  Karla Walter, Carin Wagner, Jon Glaser, ​Stefan Radu Cretu, and Patrick Willard  

 

 

Jane Hart

Jane Hart attended the visual arts programs at Miami Dade South Campus, SVA in New York City in the late 70s with classmates Kenny Scarf and Keith Haring, and then the University of Miami. In the the 80s Hart was a founding collaborator with then fledgling collective of artists, Artifacts. Concurrently, Hart commenced working in commercial galleries, the first of which, Moosart, was in Miami's Design District. Following her tenure as gallery director there,

Hart moved to NYC to work at Piezo Electric and later Marlborough gallery. A stint was spent working in London at Flowers Gallery. A move to Los Angeles in 1990 began with Hart as assistant director at L.A. Louver in Venice, CA, and acting liaison with their then New York gallery location. During this period Hart worked on major projects devoted to the work of Wallace Berman, Jimmie Durham, David Hockney, Kienholz and Suzanne McClelland, as well as other gallery artists. Next, Hart joined publisher Gemini G.E.L., meeting and working with artists such as John Baldessari, Robert Rauschenberg and James Rosenquist. By the mid 90s Hart left Gemini to take the helm of cutting edge, fine arts publishing firm, Muse [X] Editions, which produced limited edition artworks solely utilizing digital media, innovative new tools offering greater creative possibilities -- There Hart worked side by side with a wide array of

artists including Doug Aitken, John Baldessari, Uta Barth, Gregory Crewdson, Peter Halley, Mike Kelly, Catherine Opie, Diana Thater, James Welling, Pae White and Andrea Zittel to name but a few.

 

Hart has owned galleries in Los Angeles and Miami. In 1996 Hart established an alternative gallery space in her Hollywood Hills home, lemon sky: a project space. November 2001, lemon sky: projects + editions opened in a storefront gallery on Wilshire Boulevard, mounting exhibitions as well as publishing fine art prints. In 2003, Hart made the move back to Miami and re-established lemon sky, occupying a variety of spaces. Over the years since its

founding, lemon sky has exhibited and/or published the work of both internationally known and emerging artists including Banksy, Jessica Bronson, Peter Coffin, Sue De Beer, Jeremy Deller, Peter Doig, Dara Friedman, Frank Haines, Charles LaBelle, T. Kelly Mason, Christian Marclay, Alyson Shotz, Joe Sola, Mark Dean Veca, and Stella Vine among many others.

 

From 2006 until 2015 Hart held the position as Curator of Exhibitions at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. During her approximately nine years there, Hart curated over 100 exhibitions as well as special projects such as the two time Knight Foundation awarded "Hot Topics" lecture series which brought acclaimed arts professionals to the Center; including Lyle Ashton Harris, Dan Cameron, Marvin Heiferman, Shamim Momin, Jerry Saltz and others artists

Hart curated exhibits for include Farley Aguilar, José Alvarez (D.O.P. A.), Francie Bishop Good, Elisabeth Condon, Ryan Humphrey, Sinisa Kukec, Dave Muller, Nathan Sawaya, Charles M. Schulz, TM Sisters, Wayne White, and Agustina Woodgate among many others.

 

Notable among the exhibits was the critically acclaimed "Artist Unknown/The Free World" exhibition with accompanying book, devoted to vernacular photography and digital

images, which Hart curated together with artists John D. Monteith and Oliver Wasow. Jerry Saltz proclaimed the show to be the 21st Century equivalent to the seminal 1955 traveling exhibition "The Family of Man" curated by Edward Steichen, former director of photography at MoMA.


Hart is the curator of the current multi-venue exhibition 100+ Degrees in The Shade: A Survey of South Art. This expansive show features an array of works in all media, by a selection of the finest artists of South Florida. Sculpture and installation works, painting, photography, mixed media and works on paper, as well as video and performance are included. The breadth of this exhibit is both inclusive and discerning, with an emphasis on innovation, impact, and inspiration, in ways which are integral to the lush, tropical-urban environment that exemplifies South Florida. There are a total of over 170 participants, encompassing internationally and nationally known established, mid-career and emerging artists included. A full color, hardcover 220 page book accompanies the show, produced by [NAME] Publications, designed by Misael Soto with texts by Hart, Erica Ando and Sandra Schulman.

 

 

 

 Curator Marisa J Pascucci taps the work of Karla Walter and Carin Wagner at ART FLORIDA 2017 at The Box Gallery

 

Marisa Pascucci

Curator of Collections at Boca Museum of Art

West Palm Beach, Florida

 

 

An experienced museum curator and noted researcher, writer, speaker and educator with a progressive career at renowned museums. A strong initiator and innovator with well-honed communication and leadership skills. Ability to identify and leverage the collaborations in process and people to realize net gain for organizations and the community. A resolute focus on quality, value creation and on-time results delivery.

Specialties: American art, Contemporary art

Curator of Collections

Boca Raton Museum of Art

 

• Permanent collection of 5,000 works of art, 12-18 special exhibitions annually
• Direct the care, development and refinement of the permanent collection of 4,500 works of art dating from the early 20th century to the present day
• Curate 6-8 special exhibitions annually from the permanent collection and other institutions
• Develop related programming, sponsorship, and promotion in relation to the permanent collection and special exhibitions

 

 

The Box Gallery Spotlight: Curator Lee Ann Lester taps Sarah Knouse to show work at ART FLORIDA 2017 at The Box Gallery
 

SPOTLIGHT: Lee Ann Lester

 to show Sarah Knouse at ART FLORIDA 2017 

ART FLORIDA 2017

The Curators Choices

Jan.7-28, 2017

VIP RECEPTION: Friday, January 20, 2017 | 7P

RSVP

As seen on the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Calendar

 

The Box Gallery

"In the Heart of the West Palm Beach Cultural Corridor"
811 Belvedere Road

West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

www.TheBoxGallery.info

 

West Palm Beach- The Box Gallery is proud to announce that Lee Ann Lester will be presenting the work of Sarah Knouse as her choice for the Art Florida 2017 Curators Choices Exhibition. The Box Gallery will be host to a VIP reception for the curators and their selected artists on 

Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7 p.m. RSVP

 

SPOTLIGHT: Debby Coles-Dobay

to show Stefan Radu Cretu at ART FLORIDA 2017 

ART FLORIDA 2017

The Curators Choices

Debby Coles-Dobay 

 

As manager of the City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places Program, Debby curates and coordinates the selection, siting, installation and maintenance of the public art collection. She serves as liaison to the Arts Commission, City/CRA staff, developers and the community. The public art ordinance, was adopted in October 2005 and Debby became the City’s first public art administrator in 2007. Since then, under her direction, over 50 public art projects have been integrated in the architecture, infrastructure, landscape and greenways. Key successes of the program are several eco art and kinetic projects, the Avenue of the Arts year-long outdoor

exhibition, exhibits in City facilities, Conrad Pickel Celebration and support of the Boynton Beach Arts District.

 

Debby’s leadership for the City’s public art strategic master plan focused on kinetic, eco and glass public art projects.  The goal is to integrate meaningful public art projects into the community to brand the City, create placemaking and celebrate it’s diversity. Mrs. Coles-Dobay also serves as the executive director of the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium. This event combines kinetic fine art with educational programming and

entertainment making it internationally unique to typical art fairs. The February 3-5, 2017

International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium will be the third biennial event and has

connected the cultural environment in Boynton Beach with the global community to become an

arts destination.

 

Debby has over 22 years experience in corporate marketing management. Her creative

marketing skills contributed to the success of many regional, national and international brands.

After relocating to South Florida in the late seventies, transferring from City University of New

York to Florida Atlantic University, Debby graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

 

 

 

 
 
Curator Bruce Helander taps J.Steven Manolis to show work at ART FLORIDA 2017 at The Box Gallery
 
Bruce Helander 
 

Bruce Helander is an artist and curator who writes on art. He has a Master’s of Fine Arts in Painting from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, where he later became the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. He is a former White House Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and is a member of the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, an honor he shares with Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist and John Chamberlain, among other distinguished artists, as well as writers Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams. Helander is the recipient of several grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and received the Palm Beach Cultural Consortium award for professional achievement.

Helander’s work is represented in more than fifty museum permanent collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Smithsonian. In Florida, he has had solo exhibitions at the Norton Museum of Art, Boca Raton Museum of Art, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale and Coral Springs Museum of Art.

 
As a curator, Helander has organized over 100 gallery and museum exhibitions, including in locations from Manhattan to Dubai. As an art critic, he has contributed regular reviews for The Huffington Post for many years, and has written for Sculpture magazine, Simply the Best, Art Hive magazine and ForbesLife, and has a monthly column at One Art Nation called “As I See It.” He is the former Editor-in-Chief of The Art Economist, and currently is on the board of the Center for Creative Education.

 

 

 

 

 

Curator Paul Fisher taps Andy Marx to show work at ART FLORIDA 2017 at The Box Gallery

 

Paul Fisher

 

 

Paul Fisher established his eponymously named gallery in 1990 Flamingo Building, a 7500sf historic building located near the Norton Museum in the heart of West Palm Beach. 

 

Curator, Paul Fisher, has regular exhibitions at the Flamingo Building and Paul Fisher Gallery Palm Beach (at the Brazilian Court) showing highly established and renowned living artists, 20th century masters, and a well curated selection of emerging and mid-career talents.   

 

SPOTLIGHT: Rolando Chang Barrero to show Patrick Willard at ART FLORIDA 2017 

ART FLORIDA 2017

The Curators Choices

 

Rolando Chang Barrero is the curator/owner of The Box Gallery, President and Co-Founder of Art Synergy, President of Florida Arts Association, Director and founder of the Boynton Beach Art District.

 

Rolando is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, recipient of the lauded Ryerson Fellowship, a recipient of a Congressional Letter of Commendation in the Arts, he is recognized as one the top Trailblazers of South Florida Green Movement (SunSentinel), and one of the most intriguing men in the arts 2014 (SFG News).

 

 

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