Uploaded on Nov 27, 2011
SPINELLO PROJECTS presents:
SINISA KUKEC | FAREWELL FOUNTAIN
SCOPE MIAMI 2011
NOVEMBER 29TH - DECEMBER 4TH, 2011
TRISECTION | 3 SPECIAL CURATED SOLO PROJECTS
Sinisa Kukec, Farley Aguilar, Abby Double
For the 11th Anniversary of the SCOPE International Art Fair Miami (NE 1st Ave/Midtown Blvd), Spinello Projects presents an innovative curatorial trifecta of three individual installations from artists renowned for their unconventional, highly conceptual practices. Under the direction of Spinello Projects' director Anthony Spinello, Trisection will feature Sinisa Kukec's 'Farewell Fountain' (Booth B01), Farley Aguilar's 'Dogville' (Booth B23) and Abby Double's 'Prolegomena' (Booth B21) respectively.
Incorporating complex light projections, otherworldly sculptural forms and a notable reliance on the dynamics of natural landscapes, Sinisa Kukec synthesizes pre-fabricated elements to reflect wholly unusual, wholly original three-dimensional states of flux. The solo project Farewell Fountain is his own visual playground; a constitution of materials bombarding each other and the viewer in order to dispel common mythologies of how sculpture should or could be placed in relation to their surroundings. Kukec received his Diploma of Fine Arts from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada and his MFA from Alfred University in New York. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at venues in South Korea, the Netherlands and in Philadelphia, Aspen and Miami. Kukec's work has been featured as part of the Museum of Contemporary Art's (North Miami) Optic Nerve XII in 2010 and has been featured in group exhibitions at the Columbus Museum of Art in Georgia and the Auckland Museum of Art in New Zealand. Kukec lives and works Miami.
Widely recognized amongst Miami's young contemporary art community, Farley Aguilar presents a new series of paintings under the title Dogville. Borrowed from the title of Lars Von Trier's 2003 dark drama, Aguilar communicates sensations of danger, dread and emotional volatility filtered through the psychological wavelengths of the 'mob mentality'. In a constant state of searching for truth, Aguilar highlights the possibilities of attaining ultimate knowledge: like Faust, enlightenment leads to self-destruction while ignorance remains blissful. His colors and subjects reflect the full scale of human mortality, destined for a glorious demise. Elements of classical mythology are selectively inserted throughout Aguilar's work, continuously nodding to stylistic modes of German Expressionism. Aguilar lives and works in Miami and has been featured in exhibitions with Spinello Projects, Carol Jazzar Contemporary and the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
The summation of conclusive ideas from Immanuel Kant's seminal work Critique Of Pure Reason was published two years later as a short treatise known as Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics That Will Be Able to Present Itself as a Science (1783). Acting as a kind of defense in light of the poor reception of Critique, French twins Brice and Regis Abby (known as Abby Double) re-appropriate the contextual issues of threat, power and trust into an intuitive live performance. Exacting a fragile, almost ethereal balance of dominance and surrender is the primary objective for these artists; their work demonstrates the blurry borders between life-saving and life-threatening gestures. The Postmodern symptom of repetition, perpetually erasing itself from conscious memory and fragments of Romantic Conceptualism are key factors in their multidisciplinary collective practice. Born and based in Paris, this marks the U.S. debut of Abby Double.
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// Spinello Projects is a contemporary art venture based in Miami founded by Anthony Spinello in 2005. Spinello Projects prides itself in exhibiting intelligent works of art in every conceivable medium by local emerging artists. Over the course of six years, Spinello Projects has become a playground for unorthodox and experimental artists not easily placed into the confines of a traditional gallery space. Its mission: to initiate groundbreaking change in Miami's cultural landscape and beyond, shaping into a formidable contender in the global contemporary art world. //