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Gallery Diet, Miami, Florida, USA
November 7, 2013 – November 13, 2013
Curator : James Cope
By definition, banter means to joke around, make fun of, and be loud. The exhibition, by contrast, is about the quiet moments that are a part of contemporary art and its system. Joseph Kosuth said, “art is about meaning.” Here, the making of art and its meaning has no direct association with any particular visible experience, but instead develops from an inward and strictly personal experience.
Borden Capalino is a visual artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. His work has been described as akin to forensic surrealism. It deals with materiality, repurposing, retrofitting, and ultimately the life of objects. His 2013 exhibition activities include appearances at at Frieze NY, Derek Eller Gallery, and Eli Ping Gallery. Capalino is represented by Ramiken Crucible.
Swiss artist Marianne Eigenheer’s work includes interdisciplinary projects with scientists, anthropologists, and designers. She is particularly interested in ‘glocal’ issues – cross-cultural research and new media.
Texas based artist Brian Fridge creates distinctly low-tech videos, operating with a minimalist’s mentality. By restricting his palette, tools, and scope, Fridge challenges both himself and the viewer with slow-moving abstract images and forms.
Miami based artist Nicolas Lobo’s sculptural practice is predicated on pursuing the inaccessible and the intangible. He attempts to translate these metaphysical “things” that are beyond our cognitive realm of understanding into physical volumes and forms.
New York based artist Nathlie Provosty’s work is a meditation on the lineage of materials, wherein she creates visually compelling investigations into the history of recurring geometric forms.
New York based artist Cordy Ryman’s work ranges from small to large scale and often interacts with the spaces in which they are presented. When Ryman works on a smaller scale, his paintings tend to be saturated with paint, transforming the nature of the scrap materials he works with. The undulating surfaces of these works push the boundary between sculpture and painting.
Courtesy of Gallery Diet.