Reality of Placement

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“REALITY OF PLACEMENT”
An Exhibition of Contemporary Latin American Art
September 23rd to November 22nd 2013
UNION COLLEGE VISUAL ARTS ATRIUM ART GALLERY
807 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12308-3107 Tel.: 518-388-6714

ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: October 3rd 2013 at 5:00PM, in the gallery.
PANEL DISCUSSION: October 3rd 2013, starting at 6:00PM, in room 215 of the Visual Arts Building.
PANEL ARTISTS: ISMAEL CHECO, ANTHONY MONTES, ROXANNA MELENDEZ, XAVIER FIGUEROA
Panel Organizer & Moderator:
PROFESSOR LORRAINE MORALES COX
Department of Visual Arts Union College
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

EXHIBITING ARTISTS:
ALAIN GUTIERREZ, CARLOS BARBERENA, CARLOS SOLIS, DIO-GENES ABREU, ISMAEL CHECO, KAREN MACHER, JAMIE RODRIGUEZ, LISSETTE SOLORZANO, ALEXIS MENDOZA, ANTHONY MONTES, PATRICIA HENRIQUEZ, JESUS RIVERA, MIGUEL LESCANO, LUIS STEPHENBERG, RAMON PERALTA, ROXANNA MELENDEZ, XAVIER FIGUEROA.

PROJECT CURATOR: ALEXIS MENDOZA

Union College’s Department of Visual Arts in collaboration with the Office of Multicultural Affairs are happy to announce the opening of “Reality of Placement,” an exhibition of contemporary Latin American art on view from September 23- November 22, 3013. An exhibition reception will be held at 5pm on October 3, 2013 in the gallery followed by a four artists panel at 6:00pm in room 215 located on the second floor of the Visual Arts building, directly above the gallery.

Organized by M&B Latin American and Contemporary Art Projects, “Reality of Placement” addresses the conditions and circumstances that are relevant to the experiences of migration globally and the people, ideas and objects that pass from one culture to another. The artists suggest a sense of documentation, fiction or non-fiction, creating a conglomerate of clues that never completely stop sending information. The artists in the show weave connections between past and present, a form that stipulates its own shifting terms, constantly renewing and differentiating meaning from one moment to another. Some of the artists are acutely aware that they are trying to capture a moment that is quickly turning into a documented journey of their own migration situation.

“Reality of placement” presents artists who have a long term relationship with their subjects and who use various mediums to break down the barriers of neighborhood, family, and identity and seek to address the spaces that emerge in-between them. The exhibiting artists addresses the call for a rational and creative interpretation on the action of human migration and exile that presents particular perspectives achieved throughout various genres and media including painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, mixed media, installation and printmaking.

The Jungle“The Jungle” (after Lam) Linocut by Carlos Barberena.

“Carlos Barberena’s sensibility of his created forms, coupled with use of elements, create movement that invites viewers to activate their visual and emotional perceptions. His Gaze serving position throughout visually in unison and his hand responds to that, abstracting glare and coordinates. The multiplicity of signs on their production is related to a background lysergic, where he tries to give an answer to almost organic means and supports contemporaries’ creations. Formal investigation and conceptual works which, although three-dimensional product approaches are diametrically opposed. Barberena’s analytical possibilities rooted in a deep understanding of the material in its deployment space, shows several dimensional achievements, accompanied by conceptual ideas, a preparatory work originating from his imprint of love and experimental paradigms”
Alexis Mendoza*

*Alexis Mendoza is an artist, writer an independent curator, co-founder and co-curator of the Bronx Latin American Art Biennial.

CONTACTS:
Office of Multicultural Affairs: Jason Benitez, Director
Department of Visual Arts: Lorraine Morales Cox, Associate Professor of Visual Arts
M&B Latin American and Contemporary Art Projects: Carmen Bello, Director of Exhibitions
Gallery hours:
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
All events are free and open to the public.
Union College Visual Arts Atrium Art Gallery
Visual Arts Building
807 Union Street Schenectady, NY 12308-3107
518-388-8710
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Union College
Reamer Campus Center
Schenectady, NY 12308
518-388-6030

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About carlosbarberena

Carlos Barberena is a Nicaraguan self-taught Printmaker based in Chicago where he runs his printmaking project La Calaca Press. Barberena has exhibited individually in Costa Rica, Estonia, France, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain and The USA. His work has been shown in important Art Fairs, Art Biennials, Museums, Galleries, Universities and Cultural Centers around the world, among them: the 7 International Printmaking Biennial of Douro at the Lamego Museum in Portugal; Printmaking In / In Graafika Fest at Linnagallerii, Parnu, Estonia; the IX Nicaraguan Visual Arts Biennial (IX BAVNIC) - Ortiz-Gurdián Foundation. “Recycling Memory: Recapturing the Lost City” curated by Omar López-Chahoud. PAC Museum, Managua, Nicaragua; Tartu Printmaking Fest 2014, Tartu Art House, Tartu, Estonia; LAPS 21, National Printmaking Biennial, CSUN Art Galleries, Northridge, CA; Pulso: Arte de las Américas, KCAD Fed Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI; “Santitos” curated by René Arceo, Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), Chicago; Hanal Pixan - Food for the Souls, curated by Dolores Mercado, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago; III Bronx Latin American Art Biennial, Bronx, New York; “Les Saltimbanques” an homage to Gustave Doré at the Musée d’Art Roger-Quilliot - MARQ - in France, where his work was exhibited alongside Doré’s Masterpiece; III World Body Art Conference in Venezuela, Lia Bermudez Museum; V Biennial of Caribbean Dominican Republic, Museum of the Dominican Man; 8th Triennial - Mondial de L’Estampe et de la Gravure Originale in Chamalieres, France; 6th KIWA at the Kyoto Museum of Art in Japan; Takanabe Art Museum, Miyazaki, Japan; Latin American & Nicaraguan Printmaking, former Convent of San Francisco Museum, Granada, Nicaragua; 24 Grafiekbiennale Sint-Niklaas, International Exlibriscentrum, Stedelijke Musea, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium and the XIII Art Salon, Identity Imprint: A Glance at Ibero-American Printmaking at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, DC. He has received various awards, most notably the “National Printmaking Award 2012” given by the Nicaraguan Institute of Culture in Managua, Nicaragua and the award- poster for the Ecology and Human Rights in Banana Plantations in Costa Rica, given by GEBANA in Berlin, Germany. Barberena’s work is included in numerous public and private collections, including Ortíz-Gurdián Museum, León, Nicaragua; Douro Printmaking Biennial Collection, Museu do Gravura, Alijo, Portugal; Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), Chicago, USA; Artist Printmaker Research Collection, Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA; Special Collection, University of Colorado at Boulder, CO, USA; The National Gallery, San José, Costa Rica; Museum of Contemporary Art “Julio Cortazar”, Managua, Nicaragua; Permanent Art Collection of the Bibliotheca of Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt; Benedictine University, Lisle, Illinois; KIWA, Kyoto, Japan; the School of Fine Arts, (UNAM), Mexico; the Triennial Prints Cabinet, AMAC, France, the International Exlibriscentrum, Stedelijke Museum in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium; the Lia Bermudez Museum, Venezuela; Former Jesuit College Cultural Center, Patzcuaro, Mexico and Praxis Gallery of Nicaragua. www.carlosbarberena.com
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