David Boxer, Omari Ra, Stanford Watson and Paul Stoppi From May 12th through Jun 16th, 2007Panamerican Art Projects located in Wynwood Art District is presenting a collective exhibition devoted to Jamaican art. With the intention to show different aspects of Contemporary Jamaican art, the gallery has invited well recognized artists such as David Boxer and Milton George as well as younger artists like Omari Ra, Stanford Watson and Paul Stoppi. David Boxer, artist and art historian, was educated at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York and at Johns Hopkins University. As an art historian he has published extensively about Jamaican art, having authored most of the pioneer texts on the subject. As an artist his work has been representing the country in prestigious biennials such as the Sao Paulo and Havana and Santo Domingo. Boxer work is autobiographical. He uses his one image for some of the pieces and in others reflects how determined events have affected him. These events, most of them of historical nature, marked his generation. Among them we can mention the Second World War, especially Hiroshima’s bomb. Other recurrent theme is slavery, which consequences are visible in the Jamaican society today. Omari Ra was educated at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. He works with diverse materials including dirt and human hair, sometimes in an experimental approach. His work is related to the struggles of the African descendents in the Caribbean and their place in the contemporary society. He is very political and provocative, and his works are made with the intention of being controversial. Stanford Watson was also educated at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. His work is characterized by the use of heavy impasto and recently the use of X-Rays reflecting social problems in a subtle way. Stanford is commenting from a personal point of view how the society is still functioning at a neo-colonialist pace. In the Project Room, there will be the work of photographer Paul Stoppi, which adds a special touch to the surroundings with his eclectic images that often expose a humorous note.
Carbón, by Serlian Barreto, is a series composed of work produced over the last two years as a homage to his grandfather, who is a life-long producer and exporter of coal in Cuba. Barreto grew up with his grandfather and gained in-depth knowledge of the specifics of turning organic materials into coal, to later be used as fuel: from gathering raw materials, … +
The latest work of two prominent Miami based artists – Gustavo Acosta and Carlos Estevez – has been recently on view at Panamerican Art Projects. The exhibition opened to the public with a reception bursting in positive energy and red dots. Gustavo Acosta is one of the few contemporary artists that has resisted the temptation of making three dimensional works. He is … +
A Tale of Two Cities. From Apr 12th through May 10th, 2008. Different cities have been the muse for many photographers through the history of art. In this occasion Panamerican Art Projects bring together two photographers with two very different poetics and visions of two cities: New York and Buenos Aires. These two artists, Gory (Rogelio Lopez Marin) and Gian Paolo Minelli, … +
Gustavo Acosta, Carlos Estevez and Ted Larsen. From Mar 1st through Apr 5th, 2008.Panamerican Art Projects is opening three different exhibitions early March showing the work of Gustavo Acosta, Carlos Estevez and Ted Larsen. A careful selection of paintings, drawings and sculptures evidence the dissimilar points of views of these three artists.
Reaching Beyond. From Oct 13th through Nov 20th, 2007. Reaching Beyond at Panamerican Art Projects is an exhibition showcasing three artists reaching beyond their psychological space. Santiago Porter's series on buildings seems, at first glance, to be an admiration for architecture, when in fact it is a testimony of violence, the actual memory of an event. He is recording images of places … +