September 8th, 2019 - January 5th, 2020
concrete jungle: narrative of Presencee is a group exhibition focusing on economy of materials as a form of contextualizing the narrative of the quotidian landscape. Accessible materials; plaster, concrete, wood, cardboard, textiles and other reclaimed ephemera capture the visual poetics of each artists idiosyncratic interpretation of the world around us.
The exhibit includes South Florida artist Adrienne Chadwick's numerous fragile and intimate ceramic dwellings. Meditating on community, resources and accessibility. Late Miami/New York artist, Duane Hanson's rare Polaroid highlighting the value in the "everyday" individual. South Florida artist, Ralph Provisero's expansive geometric earth works speak to our contemporary situation not limited to Florida's changing landscape. Los Angeles based artist, Sofia Cordova's, no relation to the curator, reclaimed syncretic pillars whose codes intersect the known and unknown.. lo sagrado. Equally, Karen Rifas and Robert McKnight's sculptures ground the secular and spiritual shadows of our ownPresencee. - william cordova
Artists: Onajide Shabaka, Yanira Collado, Sofia Cordova, Adrienne Chadwick, Ashley Wyche, Francisco Maso, Dona Altemus, Alexis Sanfied, Devora Perez, lou anne colodny, Robert Thiele, Robert Huff, Carol Todaro, Robert McKnight, Karen Rifas, Duane Hanson, Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, Ralph Provisero, Matt Manalo, Gavin Perry, Susan Weiss, Kevin Arrow