Trilateration, Diana Lowenstein Gallery, Miami, April 15- May 28 2016
April 11, 2016
"In geometry, trilateration is the process of determining absolute or relative locations of points by measurement of distances, using the geometry of circles, spheres or triangles. In addition to its interest as a geometric problem, trilateration does have practical applications in surveying and navigation, including global positioning systems (GPS)" Wikipedia.
The Diana Lowenstein Gallery is pleased to present Trilateration: Andy Coolquitt, Tamar Ettun, Michael Loveland, a three-person exhibition curated by Ombretta Agró Andruff, Diana Lowenstein Gallery's curatorial advisor. French-born, New York-based Julien Gardair's painting cut-outs will be on view in the project space. An opening reception will take place on Friday April 15th, 6:00-9:30PM. The gallery will host a conversation with the artists and the curator prior to the opening reception, starting at 6:00PM The exhibition will be on view through May 28th, 2016.
Trilateration brings together the work of Austin-based Andy Coolquitt; Israeli-born and New York-based Tamar Ettun; and Miami-based Michael Loveland. While the artists share similarities in their art-making process and modus operandi, the artworks featured in the show all have strong individual personalities that set them apart, and yet are able to engage in a fascinating dialogue amongst each other. The use of everyday objects and humble materials such as kitchen rubber gloves and utensils, scraps of fabric and house carpet, as well as street signs and commercial billboards, is the common denominator that inspired Trilateration, however each artist combines, dissects and reassembles urban and domestic debris in unique and distinctive ways to create the sculptures, videos, photographs and installations that inhabit Diana Lowenstein Gallery.
Coolquitt creates objects and installations as a means to highlight how humans relate to each other and to the spaces around them, how architecture, objects, and environment interact to manipulate space and dictate experience. Ettun, through her objects and performances addresses the space between: "davka (Hebrew for 'deliberately') and awkward: a purposeful, awkward art that attempts to question and recompose movement with sculpture in the absurdity of the everyday. By composing objects and movers Ettun creates a sense of what she calls a “handheld history". Loveland's paintings and sculptures are inspired by the aesthetics of grassroots PR, buffed graffiti tags to homemade political posters and hand painted business signs. Beginning with repurposed vinyl billboards and found graphics, Loveland obliterates the original image through processes of “painting out,” masking and erasure that changes the signage’s original meaning to another level of communication. Each one of the artists is presenting existing works as well as new ones created specifically for this exhibition.
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