WHAT/WHO: Calix Gustav Gallery is pleased to announce the launch of its newest group exhibition â€œGrit: to endure a trying situation and continue on without complaint,â€ along with â€œMonitoring Art,â€ a collaboration of video installations with O Cinema. In honor of the exhibitionâ€™s debut and in celebration of Art Basel Miami Beach, the gallery will host two receptions â€“ one with Gritâ€™s featured artists, including Yanelis Lopez, Jonathan Stein, Carl Pascuzzi, Klaus Guingang and Charles Chase on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and another for O Cinema on Saturday, December 5, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Grit will feature an array of photography, sculptures, light installations and mixed media exploring the mundane, gritty, sordid and glamorous side of Miamiâ€™s Wynwood Arts District. Highlights include Yanelis Lopezâ€™s Soap and Potatoes Series, an exploration of the manipulation of simple, everyday items; Jonathan Steinâ€™s photography portraying the hardcore reality of social intolerance toward the transgendered community; Carl Pascuzziâ€™s flashy depiction of an artistâ€™s desperation for attention and accolades; Spunk and The Orange Kittensâ€™ shocking â€œCasting Couchâ€ represent the deplorable human lack of morality; Charles Chaceâ€™s sleek, industrial-inspired metal pieces; as well as Klaus Guingangâ€™s thrilling marquee-like light installation â€œMAFIART.â€
Monitoring Art will showcase the talent of burgeoning and established artists working in video and the moving image, including Clifton Childree, Xavier Cortada, Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez, JC Espinosa, Christina Pettersson, Alette Simmons-Jimenez, Nikki Rollason, Russell Chartier and Paul J. Botelho. The exhibition will also feature the lush work I’m Not the Girl Who Misses Much by international artist Pipilotti Rist which depicts pop cultureâ€™s repetitive strategies and absurd representations of women in music videos.
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WHEN: Grit Reception: Tuesday, December 1, 2009; 6:30 p.m. â€“ 9:00 p.m.
Monitoring Art w/ O Cinema Reception: Saturday, December 5, 2009; 6:00 â€“ 9:00 p.m.
Gallery Walk: Saturday, December 12, 2009; 7:00 p.m. â€“ 10:00 p.m.
Ongoing Exhibition: Tuesday, December 1, 2009 â€“ Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Gallery visiting hours: Tuesday â€“ Friday, 12:00 p.m. â€“ 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, 12:00 p.m. â€“ 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Calix Gustav Gallery
Wynwood Arts District
98 NW 29th Street
Miami, FL 33127