Calix Gustav Gallery Reveals Wynwood’s Most Sordid And Glamorous Works During Art Basel 12/1-6/09

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WHAT/WHO: Calix Gustav Gallery is pleased to announce the launch of its newest group exhibition “Grit: to endure a trying situation and continue on without complaint,” along with “Monitoring Art,” a collaboration of video installations with O Cinema. In honor of the exhibition’s debut and in celebration of Art Basel Miami Beach, the gallery will host two receptions – one with Grit’s featured artists, including Yanelis Lopez, Jonathan Stein, Carl Pascuzzi, Klaus Guingang and Charles Chase on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and another for O Cinema on Saturday, December 5, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Grit will feature an array of photography, sculptures, light installations and mixed media exploring the mundane, gritty, sordid and glamorous side of Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. Highlights include Yanelis Lopez’s Soap and Potatoes Series, an exploration of the manipulation of simple, everyday items; Jonathan Stein’s photography portraying the hardcore reality of social intolerance toward the transgendered community; Carl Pascuzzi’s flashy depiction of an artist’s desperation for attention and accolades; Spunk and The Orange Kittens’ shocking “Casting Couch” represent the deplorable human lack of morality; Charles Chace’s sleek, industrial-inspired metal pieces; as well as Klaus Guingang’s thrilling marquee-like light installation “MAFIART.”

Monitoring Art will showcase the talent of burgeoning and established artists working in video and the moving image, including Clifton Childree, Xavier Cortada, Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez, JC Espinosa, Christina Pettersson, Alette Simmons-Jimenez, Nikki Rollason, Russell Chartier and Paul J. Botelho. The exhibition will also feature the lush work I’m Not the Girl Who Misses Much by international artist Pipilotti Rist which depicts pop culture’s repetitive strategies and absurd representations of women in music videos.

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WHEN: Grit Reception: Tuesday, December 1, 2009; 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Monitoring Art w/ O Cinema Reception: Saturday, December 5, 2009; 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Gallery Walk: Saturday, December 12, 2009; 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Ongoing Exhibition: Tuesday, December 1, 2009 – Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Gallery visiting hours: Tuesday – Friday, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Calix Gustav Gallery
Wynwood Arts District
98 NW 29th Street
Miami, FL 33127