Thursday, October 24, 2013

Palm Beach Post on UNIT 1 Gallery's Exhibition: Surface and Symbol



Surface and Symbol
Rolando Chang Barrero
UNIT 1
1202 Lucerne Ave.
Lake Worth, Florida 

Opening Reception: Friday, October 25, 2013 | 7 PM


A new, unique gallery has opened in Lake Worth. Unit 1, described as a performance and exhibition space, showcases artists in all media.
Their newest show, ‘Surface and Symbol: The Work of Rolando Chang Barrero’, promises to be of the same description: unique.
After overcoming brain cancer, which halted his career for years, Barrero is having his first solo show in 15 years.
His close-up portraits depict colorful, yet dark expressions of the subject. The vibrant face in his acrylic piece, ‘El Pajaro Numero 1’, shows a serious yet peaceful expression with beautiful hues of blue, surrounded by tropical flowers that seem to blend with the emotion of the work.
It is though the dark reality Barrero has had to face shows underneath the surface of his paintings.
The opening reception and show will be Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., with musical performances by Jean Jacket and Sweet Bronco from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The gallery is currently open during events and by appointment only.


‘Surface And Symbol’
When: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday
Where: Unit 1 Gallery, 1202 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth
Admission: Free
Artist Info: Rolando Chang Barrero (786) 521-1199
UNIT 1 Info: (213) 255-0730 or visit https://www.facebook.com/unit1projects

ActivistArtistA's Bay Gates Project


ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project

Boynton Beach Art District
404- 422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

Sensibilities: The Work of Ali Miranda and Cheryl Maeder

Opening Soon..

AvtivistArtistA Gallery
422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
786/521-1199

Sensibilities 
The Work of Ali Miranda and Cheryl Maeder

December 28 through January 30, 2014

About the Artists:

Cheryl Naeder
I began my photography studies while living in Switzerland at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Zurich. I left Switzerland and returned to the United States, where, after much hard work and perseverance, I opened my photography studio in San Francisco. For the next 15 years, I worked as a national fine art and advertising photographer shooting campaigns for clients such as Sony, AT&T, Visa, Calvin Klein, Marriott Hotels among others. My work was the inspiration for the Dove Campaign on Real Women, Real Beauty, which was shown in the United States and throughout the world.

In early 2000, I traveled through the coastal towns of the Costa Brava in Spain. Inspired by the play of color and light before me, I began experimenting, using my photography in an entirely new direction. This experimentation evolved into my current, ongoing project, the Dreamscapes Series. I have also transitioned to photographing the beauty of the human form, inspired by the Impressionists. Being a visual artist for 25 years and always working to break through stereotypes, in 2011, I also began shooting motion.

My photography work is in the permanent collection of the Frost Museum and exhibited at the Boca Museum of Art. My work has been awarded the Artoteque Biennial Contemporary Art Award of Excellence, International Color Awards Photography Masters Cup, Women in Photography International, Hasselblad Lurzer’s International Screenings Award and I was a finalist in Art Takes Miami 2012, Juried Competition by Artists Wanted & Scope Art Fair. My photographs have been auctioned at Sotheby’s and are collected worldwide, including Shanghai, Paris, London, Istanbul, Miami and Toronto. My work has been hailed by Bruce Helander, Artist and Contributor to Art News Magazine and Huffingtonpost.com, as “one of those rare talents that effortlessly combine painting and photography into an engaging visual statement.” - See more at: http://maederphotography.com/about/#sthash.czk4ZbNc.dpuf




ALI MIRANDA

Greatly known for his erotic nudes, Ali's work is often featured in both local an national publications, covering a broad spectrum in the photography field from commercial to fine-art. A native of the Miami area, Ali established himself as a photo artist in South Beach during the late 80s and up to the present. 
He holds a degree in Fine Arts from the Academy of Arts College of San Francisco and also attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and Chicago.
Ali's work has been exhibit in various galleries, and collected by many buyers around the world.


Born in Cuba, raised in Miami,Fl. 
BFA from the Acaemy of Art,SF.CA. 
Attended the School of Visual Arts, NYC. 
Exhibited in solo/group show internatinal galleries.. 
Published in books: 
Great Unknowns by We-Zer Publishing 
Male Nudes by Taschen 
Male Bondage & Beasts by FotoFactory 
Men in the Sun by Universe Publishing 

www.aliphoto.com 

Upcoming Exhibition: Eco-Sensitive Beachcomber Artist Turns Profane into Sublime

Art made from Medical Waste dumpped on our shores
"Art made from glass, trash, and other non-organic waste (medical waste inclusive) may raise questions about how we care for our shores. 
One Man's Trash which will open on November 8th at 7 PM at ActivistArtistA Gallery is a utopian evnvironment created by Thomas Bazinet, a/k/a "Tiki Tom" who has made cleaning up the beach and making art some what of a synchronism. Taking the profane to the sublime the folk artist brings his outsider art in doors to create an environment for comtemplation, introspection and marvel. "
-Rolando Chang Barrero, Curator 

One Man's Trash: The Work of TIKI TOM
at
ActivistArtistA Gallery
422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
786-521-1199

November 8th thru December 201th, 2013

 Below are some of the elements that will become 
beachcomber artist, Tiki Tom's "One Man's Trash" Environment.


















Saturday, October 19, 2013

Unit 1 Gallery showcases "Til the Cows Come Home" By Rolando Chang Barrero

Til the Cows Come Home by Rolando Cang Barrero


"‘El Pajaro Numero 1’, shows a serious yet peaceful expression with beautiful hues of blue, surrounded by tropical flowers that seem to blend with the emotion of the work."
-Laura Lordi, Palm Beach Post

"But there is a dark-side, after all, to the pretty little birds and the beautiful boys, and if you care to venture below the surface into the depth of the symbol, you might find evidence of a life lived with hard lessons and hard truths."
-Jacques de Beaufort, Curator

Visit Rolando's facebook page

A new, unique gallery has opened in Lake Worth. Unit 1, described as a performance and exhibition space, showcases artists in all media.
Their newest show, ‘Surface and Symbol: The Work of Rolando Chang Barrero’, promises to be of the same description: unique.
After overcoming brain cancer, which halted his career for years, Barrero is having his first solo show in 15 years.
His close-up portraits depict colorful, yet dark expressions of the subject. The vibrant face in his acrylic piece, ‘El Pajaro Numero 1’, shows a serious yet peaceful expression with beautiful hues of blue, surrounded by tropical flowers that seem to blend with the emotion of the work.
It is though the dark reality Barrero has had to face shows underneath the surface of his paintings.
The opening reception and show will be Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., with musical performances by Jean Jacket and Sweet Bronco from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The gallery is currently open during events and by appointment only.


‘Surface And Symbol’
When: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday
Where: Unit 1 Gallery, 1202 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth
Admission: Free
Info: (213) 255-0730 or visit https://www.facebook.com/unit1projects



Friday, October 18, 2013

CALL TO ARTISTS: Americana Art Exhibition



CALL TO ARTISTS:
AMERICANA ART Exhibition
ActivistArtistA Gallery
422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
Deadline: December 15, 2013

All Media Considered
Work Size: Up to 4’X4’, 30 LB. MAX

Entry Requirements: (No Originals, Materials will not be returned)
Cover letter describing exhibition proposal.
Ten to twenty (10-20) digital images on CD/DVD.
Image should be presented in JPEG format with image size set to 
300 dpi resolution, 4 x 6′′ image size, approximately.
All Submiisions Must Include:
Artist Resume including biography, educational background, and exhibition record.
$20 Submission Fee

Submiision Must Be Mail To:
ActivistArtistA Gallery Office
1021 Avon Road  
West Palm Beach, Florida 33426

                 
Timeline:
Exhibition will run from February 7, 2014 to March 15, 2013 

Entries Due:
December 15, 2013

Notification to artist:
January 8, 2014

Accepted Artwork:
Must be ready to hang, artists must provide any special display needs (ie. Pedestals)

Delivery:
January 30, 2013
ActivistArtistA Gallery,
422 West Industrial Ave.,
Boynton Beach Florida

Reception: February 7, 2014

Exhibit ends on March 15, 2013 
WORK MUSTBE REMOVED BY March 21, 2013
Sales Commission: 35 % of Sales[

Contact:
Rolando Chang Barrero, ActivistArtistA@gmail.com

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

New Artist Page on Facebook!


ActivistArtistA Studio
Boynton Beach Art District
410 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
786-521-1199

Upcoming Exhibitions:
































Friday, October 11, 2013

New Times: ActivistArtistA Celebrates Two Years of Art and Fun with Three Days of Art and Fun



ActivistArtistA Celebrates Two Years of Art and Fun with Three Days of Art and Fun

ActivistArtistA's GOLDEN WEEKEND!
FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
October 11th, 12th, and 13th 2013

422 W. Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
786/521-1199

Click for details: GOLDEN
Visit our Webpage: ActivistArtistA

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ActivistArtistA Celebrates Two Years of Art and Fun with Three Days of Art and Fun

By Fire Ant, County Grind, New Times
Two years along and still choogling, artist and impresario Rolando Chang Barrero's adventurous alternative arts gallery ActivistArtistA is throwing a three-day birthday bash this weekend. The event includes live music, visual arts, food, and performances of the unexpected sort that we've come to expect from him. This includes fire actscapoeira, andbelly dancing.
Located in a threadbare industrial district (like all the best avant-garde arts efforts) just West of the FEC railroad tracks off I-95, the Miami ex-pat's venue is the heart of a compound of storage bays and workspaces that make up the Boynton Beach Arts District. It hosts multimedia extravanganzas week after week -- shows by up-and-coming artists, spoken word events, theater and, always, lotsa music -- making itself a keystone and magnet for local arts.

At this weekend's "Golden" event, Barrero and the resident artists of the compound will be showing their work, with three bays devoted to that of the visitors from Miami's Dwelling Projects collective. The fire show is Friday, capoeira Saturday afternoon, and the belly dancing on Sunday (with kids' events earlier that day).
The music, spread over three days and nights, includes -- among many others -- the "rock, reggae, and funky groovage" of Making Faces, the electro swamp rock of Koffin Varnish, and the "multi-genre funk roots drum n bass" of Beat Thief Inc.
Proud papa Barrero had this to say, in an email, as he looked back:
It really doesn't seem like two years have gone by for me. Coordinating the gallery exhibitions, as well as the Boynton Beach Art District events has kept me so busy that time has flown by fast. While I love where both are, my dreams get bigger and my business plan seems to get longer. What started out as simply a studio to work in has blossomed into an art scene. The highest point was being recognized as the Best Art Walk 2013 by New Times [Flattery will get you everywhere, Rolando] but there is actually a second high point happening now, a group of us have organized Art Synergy, and have positioned ourselves with Art Palm Beach to create three satellite exhibitions in January 2014. ActivistArtistA Gallery is growing up fast.
GOLDEN Weekend: Music, Art, and Dance Fest. Starts Friday, 7 p.m. to Sunday, 10 p.m., at Boynton Beach Art District at 422 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach.
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