Sunday, September 22, 2013

(Un) Common Traces and Poncilli at ActivistArtistA Gallery, Friday, Oct. 4th, 2013

"Travel to 3 separate installations and personally trace the path that Dwelling Projects has created for their debute exhibition since their trip to Ecuador and Back.
(Un)Common Traces with Poncilli is an exhibition, a journey, a remarkable experience for all who love art, travel, and history."
-Rolando Chang Barrero

"...there, you will set out to confront undiscovered places, uncontrolled emotions, unseeing reactions and use these experiences to translate them into 
a new artistic vision."!

For Immediate Release:
 ActivistArtistA Gallery
422 West Industrial Ave, Boynton Beach, Florida, 33426

Dwelling Projects and Poncilli in
Exhibition and Performance Art Night at 
ActivistArtistA Gallery

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Curator: Rolando Chang Barrero 

Opening Reception: Friday, October 4th, 2013 at 7 p.m.

Performance at 8 p.m.

Exhibition continues through October 25th, 2013


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BOYNTON BEACH, FL---Dwelling Projects and Poncilli Performance group in (Un)Common: Traces, at ActivistArtistA Gallery, is a visual journal of a journey to “Ecuador and Back” by four, Miami based artists: Nathelie Alfonso, Sofia Bastidas, Andres Ramirez, and Edision Peñafiel with the Poncilli Performance troupe of Puerto Rico.

A series of documentary exhibits/installations, and explore how common and uncommon a place can be, not only in the superficial level, but also in the very intimate moments they shared while dwelling in Ecuador, having to confront to undiscovered places, uncontrolled emotions, and unseeing reactions, with a very comforting common taste, language, food, and mannerism.

The four Miami based artists explored Ecuador’s, social and ecological diversity. Now in their return they will be presenting the work they developed while they were traveling for a period of one month from the coast to Ecuador to the highlands, as well new works created for this exhibition. 

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Special Performance Art Piece by Poncilli Creacion of Puerto Rico.
"Poncilli designs transcendental experiences by combining and integrating all types of art forms. Poncili works as a decentralized art collective establishing themselves everywhere they go with the purpose of always breaking limitations and expanding the current definition of what art is thought to be. Poncili currently works in Puerto Rico, Ft. Lauderdale, FL United States, and is currently on a North American Tour."

Curator Note:

I have organized the presentation of "(un) Common Traces"  in 3  separate exhibition spaces dispersed throughout the Boynton Beach Art District to heighten this "experiential show." 

The viewer's will begin their travels from the ActivistArtistA Gallery where Sofia Bastidas work is presented alongside the ephemera collected during their excursion to Ecuador, and a documentary film, the viewers  will follow, "trace",  the path to the first of remaining 3 installations: a photographic montage and video by Andres Ramirez, a video and set design by by Edison Peñafiel, and the raw organic fiber art installation by Nathalie Alfonso.

The works presented highlight the impact on 4 artists who journey towards their past;  akin more to time travelers tracing their ancestral culture heritage, then to the tourist/voyeur documenting the spectacle of a different culture.

From, "Paper Plane" the fundraising exhibition that would allow these artists to travel to "Ecuador and Back," to "Dwelling Projects is Back with: (un) Common Traces" the maturity of the work, and of the artists themselves is astonishingly evident.

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Cultural Council of Palm Beach: 
Call for Nominations for prestigious 2014 Muse Awards Due November 15th, 2013.

Please consider ActivistArtistA Gallery/ Rolando Chang Barrero for: 
Outstanding Collaboration withThe City of Boynton Beach in the developement of the Boynton Beach Art District and contributuitions to the arts in Palm Beach County.

Outstanding Festival for KeroWACKED ART and MUSIC Festival 2013and The Boynton Beach Art District Art Walk (awarded Best Art Walk 2013), both of which were recognized by the press and the public, as new refreshing and vibrant.

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