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
Ocean Drive and 12th Street
Miami Beach, FL
2021 VIP PREVIEW
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.
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