Dead Dads Club Corporation Zack Balber Spinello Gallery 3/13/10


Dead Dads Club Corporation | Everything I Leave to You [2009] | Crayola Crayon on Cotton Paper | 79″ x 64″
SPINELLO GALLERY: 155 NE 38 ST, No. 101, Miami, FL – 33137
MAIN GALLERY: Dead Dads Club Corporation | “Final Performance” | Solo Debut
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, March 13th, 7-10pm

Spinello Gallery (155 NE 38 St., No. 101, Miami Florida – 33137) is tentative to introduce, with extreme trepidation: Dead Dads Club Corporation in their debut solo exhibition, “Final Performance.” DDCC magically corporealize bullshit cotton candy cone portraits, landscape cross-sections of brown derby cake, and hardcored florals by incantations of Crayola crayons. The inert non-ism works on expansive cotton paper are stepped on wildly by drunken hookers whenever they get the chance. “There is no fuckery with the painting tradition, early modernism, earthworks, or process art, other than to be aware to avoid a practical understanding of which therein.” So they say now.

Presidential address: “The intent is to create artistic monopolies over materials, contexts and combinations that will rule out any competition and thereby enhance our price point in that variety of object-making. Catering to the prevailing fondness for unique universality in epic fashion we deliver a calculating approach, giving art what art wants into the tide that has brought so many others to the top(of art’s glass ceiling). We maintain secrecy about our ideas and composites. The product is meant as decorative, presented as object and title. Our methods of writing and conclusions on subject and context are our taste, arrived at by an arbitrary free associative process.

The goal is to take over genre, form, principle and be the most elite provider of XXXL Crayola crayon images of bodies on the frozen earth and suffocating heads around. If we can’t do that, it’s onto the next genre, form, principle and fuck you all. Anything else.”

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 13th, 2010 / Exhibition through April 3rd, 2010.

Zack Balber | NW 7th Avenue (Pusher) [2010] | C-Print | Edition of 5 | 18″ x 26″
SPINELLO GALLERY: 155 NE 38 ST, No. 101, Miami, FL – 33137
PROJECT SPACE: Zack Balber| “My Americans” | Solo Debut
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, March 13th, 7-10pm

Spinello Gallery (155 NE 38 St., No. 101, Miami Florida – 33137) is proud to announce the addition of a new project space. The inaugural exhibition we be launched by the much anticipated solo debut show, “My Americans,” by Zack Balber, featuring a suite of photographs inspired by Balber’s obsession with people, colors, and environment as he commuted daily through Little Haiti, Overtown, and Downtown Miami, to avoid traffic and construction.

“Photography is not like painting,” Henri Cartier-Bresson told The Washington Post in 1957. “There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative, Oop! The Moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever.”

Over fifty years later, Balber’s images like those of “The Americans” by Robert Frank, reflect a similar perspective of America yet now embodying the cultural integration that is characteristic of the 21st century. Originally from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, a monochromatic steel town, Balber was transported out of the gloom and into the glitter. “What are you looking at Cracker?” was his welcome. Like T.S. Eliot in his poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” they both found themselves seeking to connect to an unfamiliar society, longing for acceptance.

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 13th, 2010 / Exhibition through April 3rd, 2010.

Spinello Gallery prides itself in exhibiting intelligent works of art in every medium by contemporary local Miami emerging artists. Spinello Gallery has become the playground for unorthodox and experimental artists who don’t easily fit into the confines of the traditional gallery space. Spinello Gallery is steadily making headway in the Miami Art Scene and beyond becoming a contender in the Art World.

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