Awarehouse Presents Twelve Young Artists and Pretty Please CD Release Party 12/11/10

Awarehouse Presents Twelve Young Artists Followed By The Pretty Please Cd Release Party
Saturday, December 11th, 2010
Art exhibit opens at 7:00 p.m.
CD Release party starts at 9:00 p.m.

The Awarehouse
550 NW 29th Street
Wynwood, Miami

Tickets at the door cost $5. An extra $5 includes the Pretty Please album.

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Miami’s hub for culture, music, art and conceptual events to host exclusive exhibition by twelve young artists during Wynwood + Design District December Art Walk
and post-exhibition CD release party for Pretty Please with special guests

Awarehouse, Miami’s multi-purpose performance venue and art gallery, presents an exclusive art exhibition and CD release party taking place at Awarehouse, 550 NW 29th Street, in Miami’s Wynwood district on Saturday, December 11th starting at 7:00 p.m., during December’s Wynwood + Design District Art Walk.

Luis Perez Galeria at Awarehouse, the hub for culture, music, art and conceptual events, will host a cutting-edge exhibition by twelve young artists that will be followed by a special post-exhibition CD release party, in association with WVUM 90.5fm radio, for Miami’s very own sugar-pop-distorted-estrogen-charged Art Rockers, Pretty Please, featuring special guests that will include Pocket of Lollipops and Space Between Words. Awarehouse will be home to this very special homegrown record launch, which aims not only to celebrate the efforts of one local band, but also the collaborative spirit of the many local artists and talents who participated in this highly anticipated release.

The twelve young artists will exhibit a range of contemporary and classic pieces from their respective home countries that will include works by: Claudia Calle, Fernando Sucre, Hermes Berrio, Ivan Rivera, Leon Trujillo, Luis Fernandez, Monica L. Travis, Nicole Soden, organicArma, Tata Navia, Tecne Collective and Zusel Escriba.

The current centerpiece of art at the Luis Perez Gallery at Awarehouse is by Jesus R. Soto. “Cubo Y Esfera Virtual,” created in 1994, is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece in aluminum and nylon, suspended in mid-air and priced in the high six figures. Energy is one of the most striking elements of Soto’s work and his experiments with optical effects are representative of some of the most successful of the Op Art-Kinetic Art movements. Soto’s work, however, surpasses the mere exploitation of optical effects and he presents in his paintings a concentration of energy that attain a point where the paintings become a mirage. Soto’s painting began to emerge and assume a sculptural dimension when he suspended wire and rods of metal in front of the background. This striping of the background seems to create the effect of attacking and partly absorbing the forms which are placed in front of it. Soto’s work established a concrete relationship with the viewer’s perception as disconcerting and fascinating as an optical illusion.

The event will be an artsy feast for all palates. Pretty Please will share the indoor stage with a handful of handpicked musicians. Artists, photographers and videographers will splash their art on walls, canvases and screens throughout the venue. Scattered across the yard outside, several artists will paint while sweet acoustic music provides a multi-sensory backdrop.

Pretty Please’s self-titled LP is also a reflection of the high premium Pretty Please places on homegrown artistry and includes contributions from some of Miami’s most revered musicians. Bianca Pupo (GhostMilk), Ferny Coipel (Humbert), Jorge Gonzalez (Jorges, Plains, The Brand), Omar Garcia (The Brand) and Geneva Harrison (Rachel Goodrich, and The Jean Marie) have all oozed some of their musical genius into this project. All of the media, glamour and art direction on the record and merchandise is also a collaboration of many local giants like KRELwear, Jipsy Nefarious, Jeffrey Dellanoy, Jessica Bosch, Jerry Morris, Ivan Rivera, to name a few.

Since completing the album a few months back, Pretty Please has been busy test-driving their baby and turning heads, rocking faces, shocking the unsuspecting, and even offending a few in venues like Bardot, Vagabond, Love Hate, Kill Your Idol, Electric Pickle and a few others. Pretty Please has poured all of its love into this record and it’s about damn time they shared the wealth.