Monthly Archives: June 2012

Talking “Las Noticias”, Francisco Moreno

Curbs & Stoops Presents: “Las Noticias”, Francisco Moreno Solo Exhibition
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New York, June 23 2012 – Curbs & Stoops & Rhythmology are pleased to invite you to the opening of our first pop-up exhibition. We see this collaboration as an opportunity to experiment at the interstice of art and performance. We hope to create a venue where engaging cultural conversations can happen in a social context. Because we exist outside of the traditions of the inner city art scenes, we can support experimental projects by inner city artists. We also see ourselves as a launching platform for international rising stars breaking into the New York art scene. It is in this spirit that we open with “Las Noticias,” (The news in Spanish), a solo exhibition by Mexican-American artist, Francisco Moreno. In his paintings, murals and installations Moreno explores notions of American identity and iconography. He uses a graphic language of black and white camouflage as a metaphor for assimilation into foreign environments and foreign conditions.
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Throughout his work, Moreno considers the process of assimilation for immigrants as they contemplate immersion into American culture. In one room, the “icon paintings” inccessently question, “What determines our Americaness?” Moreno depicts the Dallas cowboy flags and super heroes that he often found proudly plastered across friends “extra rooms” in Texas. In the main exhibition room we share key works from Moreno’s headline series including his RISD thesis installation “Las Noticias.” In this series of work the artist takes queues from annecdotes of his father reading the sports section of the newspaper in order to be able to participate in conversations at work. Interested in more than association, Moreno takes to the same medium to dissect American values. The artist shares, “I want to examine the images, reality, or sheer absurdity of what America considers news. A headline attempts to captures how we function in society now.” No catastrophy falls out of the realm of representation.

Opening Reception: July 20, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: Friday, July 20th – September 7
Location: 361 Union Avenue Westbury, New York 11590

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Grand Opening and “Greatest Hits”

 

Tiny Park is pleased to announce the opening of our new gallery space at 1101 Navasota St., Austin, TX 78702 and the opening of “Greatest Hits”, a group exhibition featuring all of the artists (and in some cases, specific works) we presented in our previous home-based gallery. The exhibition is an opportunity for us to get oriented in the new space and present a tongue-in-cheek “history” of our activities to date. We’ll be working with some of these artists in the coming year, so the exhibition acts as both a history and preview.

Opening Friday, June 29, 2012, 7pm to 11pm, the exhibition continues through July 28 and will be available for viewing 12pm – 5pm on Saturdays and at any time by appointment.

The exhibition includes work by Michael Sieben (Austin), Sam Prekop (Chicago), Deborah Stratman (Chicago), Miguel Aragon (Juarez, Mexico), PJ Raval (Austin), Nick Brown (Los Angeles), Leah Haney (Austin), David Culpepper (Austin), Stephanie Serpick (NY), and Rob Lomblad (NY).

 

 

 

 

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