Primary Projects Presents His WIFE and Her LOVER Opens 9/9-10/11

Private Collectors Preview | Friday, September 9, 2011 | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Opening Reception | Saturday, September 10, 2011 | 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. (open to the public)
Primary Projects
4141 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 104
Miami Design District

Artist Panel Discussion | Moderated by George Sanchez Calderon | Friday, September 16, 2011 | 7:30 p.m. SHARP

A Group Exhibition featuring New Works from: Valerie Hegarty, Mark Jenkins, George Sanchez Calderon, Dead Dads Club Corporation, Manny Prieres, Emmett Moore, Franky Cruz, Andrew Nigon, Cleon Peterson, Nick Klein, Johnny Robles, Jessy Nite and Edouard Nardon

Primary Projects is pleased to present His WIFE & Her LOVER, an exhibition featuring 13 artists with a healthy range of discipline and defiance. Much like the cause and effects commonly associated with the love affair, Primary Projects has conceptualized a group show as a call-and-response to destruction, secrecy, violence, social class, pride and desire.

The opening reception of His WIFE & Her LOVER is free and open to the public; complimentary beverages are provided by 42 Below and Perrier. Curated by BooksIIII Bischof, Typoe and Chris Oh, the exhibit will be on view until October 1, 2011. For more information, please visit or call 954.296.1675.

Valerie Hegarty embodies the soul of His WIFE & Her LOVER in her works. The joy of her approach lies in destruction rather than its creation. Centering her practice on the politics of the American myth, Hegarty’s canvases and sculptures replicate emblems of frontier ethos – colonial furniture, antique dishware, heroic paintings of landscapes and national figures – only to demolish them by devices associated with their historical significance.

Los Angeles-based Cleon Peterson introduces a world in which contrasting schemes of morality result in eruptive hostility between social classes. Common in Peterson’s work, he depicts upheavals that embody the inner workings of the individual and mechanics of society. It’s up to the viewer to take sides and feel sympathy, indignation or catharsis.

Respond, destroy, create, destroy: a cycle that can be viewed as a simplified narrative of Edouard Nardon’s work entitled “Only the Strong.” Nardon fabricates twenty authentic jailhouse “shivs” with objects assembled from common prison materials. Nardon then breaks these objects and reassembles them with the sole purpose to destroy again.

These brief examples provide a window into the overall mood and complexities romantically displayed in His WIFE & Her LOVER, an ominously bright exhibit.

The revival of public art over the past 20 years has found an incubator in Miami with Primary Flight, which since 2007, has produced a thoughtful, new brand of outdoor works. Primary Projects takes cue from the attitude and intellect commonly associated with this genre of art as a multidisciplinary, multifaceted, experimental project space. Powered by artistic collective Primary Flight, the organization’s mission is to develop intelligent projects and installations that can be considered noteworthy achievements for both the artists and curators. Primary Projects is located at 4141 NE Second Avenue, Suite 104, Miami Design District. For more information please visit

Primary Flight is a collaborative curatorial organization dedicated to the production of site-specific, street level and indoor, murals and installations. Since its inception in 2007, Primary Flight has brought together more than 150 of the world’s most influential artists to install their bodies of work live in the streets of Wynwood, the Design District and greater Miami-Dade. Launching Primary Projects at 4141 NE Second Avenue, Suite 104 in December 2010, Primary Flight uses this 4,000-square-foot space as an art lab, giving professional, established and emerging artists the opportunity to redefine the context in which their work is experienced. For more information please visit

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