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UNTITLED, ART Miami Beach

Booth A26: featuring June Edmonds, Gabriel Sanchez, Evita Tezeno, Peter Wiliams, Karla Diaz and Hugo Crosthwaite

Ocean Drive and 12th Street

November 30 – December 4, 2021

Peter Williams Mine, 2017

Peter Williams
Mine, 2017
Oil on canvas
60 x 72 in.

Peter Williams, BLAM, 2020, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in.

Peter Williams
BLAM!, 2020
Oil on canvas
30 x 40 in.

June Edmonds Alpina de las Aguas, 2021

June Edmonds
Alpina de las Aguas, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
96 x 120 in.

June Edmonds Four Years in the White House Flag, 2019

June Edmonds
Four Years in the White House Flag, 2019
Acrylic on linen
96 x 60 in.

Gabriel Sanchez, Feliz Los Cuatro, 2021, Oil on canvas, 46 x 60 inches

Gabriel Sanchez
Feliz Los Cuatro, 2021
Oil on canvas
46 x 60 in.

Gabriel Sanchez, Unidos Por Sangre, 2021, Oil on canvas, 50 x 32 in.

Gabriel Sanchez
Unidos Por Sangre, 2021
Oil on canvas 
50 x 32 in.

Evita Tezeno, In the Twilight I Will Lead You, 2021, Mixed media collage on ragboard, 40 x 36 inches

Evita Tezeno
In the Twilight I Will Lead You, 2021 
Mixed media collage on ragboard
29 x 24.5 in.

Hugo Crosthwaite Tijuana Radiant Shine, #5, 2014

Hugo Crosthwaite
Tijuana Radiant Shine, #5, 2014
Ink, acrylic, graphite on panel
​30 x 54 in.

Karla Diaz, My Sleeping Beauty II, 2021

Karla Diaz
My Sleeping Beauty II, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 in.

Karla Diaz, Pollos La Estrella, 2021

Karla Diaz
Pollos La Estrella, 2021
Watercolor and ink on paper
14 x 11 in.

Press Release

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is very pleased to announce our participation in UNTITLED, ART Miami 2021 with a presentation of works by June Edmonds, Gabriel Sanchez, Evita Tezeno, Peter Williams, Karla Diaz, and Hugo Crosthwaite in Booth A26. The fair will be held on Ocean Drive and 12th Street, Miami Beach from November 29 – December 4, 2021. 

We are also pleased to announce that our presentation will be highlighted as part of several 2021 independent curatorial initiatives at the fair organized in celebration of Untitled's 10th edition including:
     • Reinvention, a group presentation by Natasha Becker, Curator of African Art at the de Young Museum
        in San Francisco, showcases eleven galleries dedicated to Black voices. 

     • Moving Feeling, selected by Miguel A. López, a Peruvian writer, researcher and former Co-Director and
       Chief Curator of TEOR/éTica in San José, Costa Rica, highlights a series of works from different
       generations and geographies where the body appears as a tool to investigate the social. 

     • Elsewhere(s), a special exhibition co-curated by Estrellita Brodsky, art historian, collector, and advocate
        for art from Latin America, in collaboration with José Falconi, Professor of Art History and Human
        Rights at the University of Connecticut, is centered around themes of cosmology, magic, shamanism
        and non-Western forms of knowledge.

June Edmonds (b. 1959) uses abstract painting to explore how color, repetition, movement, and balance can serve as conduits to spiritual contemplation and interpersonal connection. Of critical importance is her interest in redefining traditional Western color theory. Color associations can be connected to culturally symbolic imagery, trauma, and emotion, and are thus able to communicate about power and systemic disenfranchisement. 

Gabriel Sanchez’s (b. 1993) paintings focus on Cuban current events and politics as seen through the lens of portraiture.  Carefully rendered with classical technique, Sanchez creates deeply empathetic work that captures the spirit of an emerging avant-garde living and working in Cuba. Artists, writers, photographers, dancers, and opera singers—this sub-culture of young, bold, and restless Cubans represent the future of the island’s art scene and his paintings explore notions of solitude and intimacy.  His use of realism produces “an authentic and inescapable illusion of existence” that brings the viewer into a closer relationship with his subject.  Sanchez excels at creating scenes of togetherness and social unity.


UNTITLED, ART 2021

LOCATION
Ocean Drive and 12th Street
Miami Beach, FL

2021 VIP PREVIEW
Invitation Only
Monday, November 29

2021 PUBLIC DAYS
Tuesday, November 30: 11am–7pm
Wednesday, December 1: 11am–7pm
Thursday, December 2: 11am–7pm
Friday, December 3: 11am–7pm 
Saturday, December 4: 11am–7pm

Evita Tezeno's (b. 1960) collage paintings employ richly patterned hand-painted papers and found objects in a folk-art style.  Her work depicts a cast of characters in harmonious everyday scenes inspired by her family and friends, childhood memories in South Texas, personal dreams, and moments from her adult life—and influenced by the great 20th century modernists Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, and William H. Johnson—scenes of joy animate her vision of a Black America filled with humanity. 

Peter Williams (1952-2021) chronicled current and historical events for more than 45 years, interspersing pictorial narratives with personal anecdotes and fictional characters in order to create vivid paintings about the diverse experiences of Black Americans. With boldness and humor, he tackles the darkest of subjects including, but not limited to, police brutality, lynching, slavery, mass incarceration, and other realms of racial oppression.  Williams uses cultural criticism to form new creation myths, retelling the history of America from fresh and cosmic perspectives.

Karla Diaz (b.1976) is a writer, teacher, and multidisciplinary artist who engages in painting, installation, video, and performance. Using narrative to question identity, institutional power, and explore memory, her socially engaged practice generates exciting collaborations and provokes important dialogue among diverse communities. Notably, she is the co-founder of the socially engaged collective and community artist space Slanguage. Critical discourse is central to her practice as she explores social, subcultural, and marginalized stories.  

Hugo Crosthwaite (b. 1971) ​allows the act of drawing to organically dictate his compositions and works within a grisaille palette to juxtapose a wide range of textural and tonal ranges against spaces that alternate from dense and atmospheric to flat and graphic. Two seminal series of drawings, titled Carpas and Tijuanerias, pay homage to Goya's "Caprichos" with its depiction of grotesque and surrealistic figures and themes executed in an informal, sketch-like style. His subjects—the everyday men, women and children that populate the border region of San Diego/Tijuana—are presented in a non-idealized documentary style that allows them to appear in their humble familiarity and authenticity. 

For further information, including images and previews, please call 213-395-0762, or email: gallery@luisdejesus.com.

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