Opening Reception and Conversations with the Artists 1/18/14

Opening Reception and Conversations with the Artists
VirginiaPoundstone.152355Saturday, January 18, 2014 , 7-10pm
Locust Projects
3852 North Miami Ave
Miami Fl 33127
www.locustprojects.org

7pm: Conversation with Alan Gutierrez, moderated by Amanda Sanfilippo
7:30pm: Conversation with Virginia Poundstone, moderated by Hunter Braithwaite, Editor, The Miami Rail
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm

Virginia Poundstone: BOG—MIA
Locust Projects is pleased to present BOG-MIA, a new installation by New York-based sculptor Virginia Poundstone, known for her exquisitely crafted sculptures that examine the art historical, scientific and economic significance of flowers. The works in this exhibition take their material and formal cues from the logistical machinations of the cut flower industry in Colombia. Miami is the main point of entry for the products of this industry: retail bouquets containing carnations, roses and baby’s breath, which enter Poundstone’s practice as artifacts of a vast industrial system producing the aesthetics of popular emotion.

At Locust Projects, Poundstone describes this vast nature-transforming system through her first video installation, which she likens to a landscape painting. The impressionistic sequences, shot in fields, greenhouses and shipping facilities, set the ambiance for a series of new sculptural works consisting of printed screens, aluminum panels and eternalized flowers. The sculptures are supported by platforms made of brightly printed cardboard shipping boxes scavenged from the importer’s warehouse near Miami International Airport.

Project Room: Alan Gutierrez, Nobody knows me better than you
Locust Projects is pleased to present Nobody knows me better than you, an exhibition by Miami-based artist Alan Gutierrez. Centered around a series of paintings, the exhibition utilizes a suite of theatrical production equipment as an arbitrary means to reframe the exhibition space as a site of production. Throughout the course of the exhibition, the artist will change the installation into different iterations, embracing process and the malleable nature of rehearsal.

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