Money Makes Art opening at Artformz Alternative 11/14/09

Join the Artists Saturday, November 14th 7-10pm
at 171 NW 23rd Street, Wynwood Arts District
and a special event “Money/Art/Opinion” with
Award-winning journalist and art critic Elisa Turner
Artformz’s winter group show addresses the current global concern for “money”. How money, the abundance of it, or the utter lack of it, affects everyone’s lives is the topic of conversation everywhere. The outcome has been decidedly personal with each artist coming up with decidedly different work in each of their own styles, yet all reflect the current focus on currency. Everywhere there seems a conversation of sales, consumption, need, the economy, the paycheck, the job, retirement, bills, mortgages, college funds, layoffs, and studio rent. The dilemma is more relevant now as artists tiptoe through this recession. While we listen to the hype and propaganda on how everything is getting better, the work struggles to get made and each artist finds there own creative way to survive. Money certainly does facilitate making art, but at the same time, the lack of an abundance of money in the wrong hands, may just possibly make better art.
Artists: Natasha Duwin, Donna Haynes, Alette Simmons-Jimenez, Sibel Kocabasi, PJ Mills,
Rai Escale, Ray Paul, Gisela Savdie, Ray Paul, Rosario Rivera-Bond, Henning Haupt, Guillermo Portieles