Summer Time Blues at Fredric Snitzer Gallery 8/13/11

Second Saturday Opening: Saturday August 13, 2011 7:30-9:30pm
Fredric Snitzer Gallery
2247 NW 1st Place
Miami, FL 33127
August 3 – September 5, 2011

In the words of Eddie Cochran and Jerry Capehart, “Ain’t no cure for the summertime blues.” So, why not embrace them?

With the persistent blazing heat and the relentless threat of hurricanes looming in our blue skies, Miami summers can be all too monotonous. As summer comes to a close here, there is no escaping the dive back into reality. At times every individual experiences the blues however, when overcome one can acquire newly found freedom. Blue, the overwhelming color of choice by both males and females is considered a constant in our lives. It can be both calming and dependable while conversely referencing sadness and melancholy undertones. Both the musical Blues and Picasso’s blue period were produced through inspiration brought on by hardships. The August group show at Fredric Snitzer Gallery has them swimming through the Summer Time Blues, before the wave of action rolls through Miami this fall.

The Summer Time Blues exhibition will feature works by: Alice Aycock, Zack Balber, Loriel Beltran, Timothy Buwalda, Sean Dack, Jacin Giordano, Luis Gispert, Gavin Perry, Bert Rodriguez, Diego Singh, and Michael Vasquez; each working with the color blue in their own distinct and intuitive way. The body of work within this show connect through a variety of themes directly dealing with the color blue, best expressed through nature, beauty, and energy.

Timothy Buwalda, The Birthplace, 2011, Oil on Canvas, 78 x 116.5 in.