Valient Art Events is proud to present a group show Be Touched An exhibition that acknowledges GLBT pride values through the mastery of photography and paint. Event falls on gallery walk on Saturday April 9, 2011 commencing at 6pm in the grand opening of “Untitled Gallery” 10 NE 41 St. across from the De La Cruz Collection. Portions of proceeds benefiting the Gay and Lesbian Task Force (an uncompromising national voice for full LGBT equality)
The artists foray play on the notion of taction, sexuality, sensuality, emotion, and humor between people and the self through the eyes of both heterosexual and homosexual artist. Be Touched, a double entendre makes light of manâ€™s yearning for basic human contact and interaction.
Featured artist Philip Ross Monro, a contemporary fine artist in mixed media as well as paint. Trained at the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Beau Arts in Paris. Rossâ€™ contemporary photography revolves around water images and the human figure. These nudes represent a crossover between high realism and abstract human figure.
Steve Walkerâ€™s work may be summed up in a personal quote â€œLove, Light, Loss, Life. Touching, Watching, Thinking. Yearning, Reflecting, Fearing.â€ Stevenâ€™s work is a combination of realism and a classical romanticism conveys an unapologetic sexual orientation that simply is part of its charm. His work present as many questions as it does answers.
Gil Bitton an emerging artist works also retains an unapologetic sense of self as he explores through photography his personal reflections on sexuality by using himself and ex-girlfriends as the principle subject matter.
Be Touched purpose is to champion GLBT values as well as raise funds to assist the Task Forceâ€™s aim for social equality. With equality in mind not all the artist selected for the exhibition are gay or does every artist piece deal with a homosexual theme but better yet conveys an overall cohesive notion of our similarities as humans. The aim of the show is to benefit and unify the community. The date was chosen as a precursor to the Miami Beach Gay Pride Eventâ€™s that are being held next week.
Valient Art Events Is Valeriano Torres art consulting business venture. Mr Torres represents and curates exhibitions throughout Miami since 2005 for various organizations such as The Childrenâ€™s Trust, Art Basel, and other public function with always the community and artist in mind. This event is being Sponsored by Status Vodka, The Task Force, and Pie Studios with Special acknowledgment to Dan Marinberg and Dustin Benge for support and sponsorship. For more information contact: Valeriano TorresThank you for using Soul Of Miami!