Fictional Eyes: The Dreams of Reason” photography show at The Lunch Box Gallery

Miami, FL – The Lunch Box Gallery, in conjunction with contemporary art webzine from Spain, Area Zinc, are pleased to announce the new exhibition Fictional Eyes: The Dreams of Reason, showcasing the photographs of 8 artists who have been previously published in Area Zinc. The opening reception is on May 12th, 2012 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at 310 NW. 24th St. Miami, FL 33127.

After a rigorous selection process, a body of works have been chosen that convey the idea of photography as an exercise for the imagination. All the pieces in this show reveal fictional situations, scenarios, objects and even narratives that defy not only the way we see and associate the elements that surround us, but as well challenge the limits of photography as an art form. The artworks confront the traditional idea that a photograph reflects reality, and they also deal with the diversity of outside influences that photographers have incorporated into their images when utilizing other methods of creation and techniques that weren’t necessarily there in the original take.

 

 

The use of technology, digital manipulation, 3D design, illustration, collage, graphics tablet, among many others, indeed transform the image to become “something else”, taking the shape of oneiric expressions and illusions that unleash conceptual and personal imaginations. Nevertheless, even though many of the images reveal nonexistent places, forms and circumstances, they all depart from elements of real life taken with a camera, and at the end, they may become verisimilar to the eye of the beholder thanks to the mastery in merging all the elements together; just like a dream that feels real when dreaming it. Pre-conceived techniques during the taking of the photograph as well as in post-production, become the set for the visual trap, making the impossible, possible.

Awe, curiosity, open conclusions and unlimited meanings arise from the sometimes unconnected imagery that we observe, stimulating the individual appropriation of the photograph by giving the connotation each viewer wants to assign. Here, concept and technique together omit the laws of reason, entering into the dreams of those who create with fictional eyes.
Photographers participating in the show include Sandra Torralba (Spain), Stefano Bonazzi (Italy), Christopher Lee Donovan (USA), Michel Rajkovic (France), Serrah Russell (USA), Kaveh Hosseini (Germany), Polly Chandler (USA), Alba Tenas (Spain).

Fictional Eyes: The Dreams of Reason will be opened to the public on Saturday, May 12th from 6:00pm during the popular Gallery Walks, at 310 NW 24th. St. Miami, FL 33127 (Wynwood Art District). Nevertheless, the gallery will be open that same day since 1:00pm.

More about Area Zinc: Founded in 2007 in Spain, this internationally renowned webzine is directed by Andres Vargas. More than 30 thematic editions have been published throughout the years, showcasing the artworks of more than 1,000 artists from all around the world. Area Zinc has been successfully giving voice to all mediums which include illustration, painting, sculpture, photography and more, always focused on representing the latest tendencies of these art forms. For more information, please visit http://www.area-zinc.com

The Lunch Box Gallery
310 NW. 24th St. Miami, FL 33127
http://www.thelunchboxgallery.com

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Chris Anthony at Merry Karnowsky Gallery

A CAPTURED SPECIES: New work by Chris Anthony
MERRY KARNOWSKY GALLERY
MAY 21st – JUNE 18th 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, MAY 21st 8-11pm
170 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
see some of chris’ artworks at www.area-zinc.com

Exposición ALFONSO BREZMES “Espacios Privados”

ALFONSO BREZMES

 

“Espacios Privados”

 

26 mayo – 30 julio 2011

Inauguración: Jueves 26 a las 20.00

El próximo jueves 26 de mayo se inaugura en la galería camara oscura la segunda exposición en la galería de nuestro artista Alfonso Brezmes.

Este nuevo proyecto indaga en el concepto de “espacio privado” como lugar donde suceden las aventuras más intensas pero menos perceptibles a simple vista:

Ningún lugar está aquí o está ahí.

Todo lugar es proyectado desde adentro.

Todo lugar es superpuesto en el espacio.

Oscar Hahn

Los espacios privados se comportan, por una parte, como un núcleo cerrado al que resulta imposible acceder para el que está fuera de ellos y del que es imposible salir para el que ya estaba dentro. En este sentido, estos espacios privados evidencian la incomunicación, a veces intencionada, a veces resultante de la frustración social, que caracteriza el desarrollo de las sociedades urbanas contemporáneas, y que acaba desembocando en  la conversión de nuestras vidas -la de cada uno de nosotros- en una suerte de burbujas aislantes en las que resulta cómodo vivir sin implicarse, pero que puede acabar convirtiéndose en una experiencia frustrante. De igual modo, se trata también de un acercamiento al concepto de espacio como aquel reducto de intimidad esencial al ser humano, ser social por naturaleza, pero sin cuyo ámbito privado la vida quedaría reducida a un desierto demasiado árido para ser habitable. Estos espacios ajenos se configuran por tanto como una especie de habitáculos translúcidos transparentes para el espectador, que asiste al espectáculo que se le ofrece a modo de un Big Brother omnipresente, sin capacidad de interferencia pero sí de observación, actuando como aquellos fanales donde se colocaban a las imágenes sagradas.

El proyecto de Alfonso Brezmes aborda de esta forma el exhibicionismo social, propio de las sociedades actuales,  dentro de su peculiar imaginería a medio camino entre la realidad y la ficción, donde se nos invita a asistir a las “fotos fijas” de vidas de gente que en realidad no conocemos pero cuyos salones, cocinas y cuartos de baño podemos fisgar. Aunque, en realidad, nos sigan quedando tan lejanos como la distancia que separa nuestros propios espacios privados de aquellos del papel couché.

Esperamos contar con tu presencia y agradecemos la difusión de esta nota de prensa. Para más información puedes contactar con Juan Curtoen el teléfono 91 429 17 34, en el correo electrónico info@camaraoscura.net o visitando nuestra web www.camaraoscura.net

Madrid, 14 de abril de 2011.

camara oscura galeria de arte

T./F. 91 429 17 34

c/ Alameda, 16, 1º B

28014 Madrid

vea alguna de las obras que ha exhibido alfonso en www.area-zinc.com

ARTMONACO’11

 

CONTEMPORARY ART INVADESTHE MUNICIPALITY OF MONACO!!

Get ready for a sensory explosion in a mega melting pot of creativity atFrench Riviera’s only contemporary art fair!

 

From March 31 to April 3, 2011 – Under the direction of the international event promoter– Johnessco Rodriguez – The Grimaldi Forum will be transformed once again in 4000square meters art gallery for Art Monaco’11. Monaco will serve as host to more than 60exclusive galleries from around the globe. Galleries will showcase and sell their originalcreations during the four-day festival. A VIP reception on March 31st will kick off theevent, followed by three full days of vernisage-style exhibits open to the public.Art Monaco’11, was fashioned for the growing need to support local and internationalart. It serves as the perfect creative environment for these «gallerists» to get together, networking and sell their artworks under one exclusive roof and for the public to viewand purchase incredible works of art from Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Tommy Wilson, Agostino Bonalumi, Lucio Fontana, Nikolai Blokhin, Aung Kyaw Htet, Enkhtaivan O., John Nicholson, A. Jeitz, Navch, Alessandro Dubini and many other well known andemerging artists.We used to say « all roads will take you to Monaco » and we’ll keep saying it foreverstill! … There is nothing more prestigious for art galleries gathered from every corner ofthe world that being able to exhibit and sell their artworks in one of the most glamorousdestinations of the world that has became a unique of international meeting point.

 

ART MONACO’11 | DATEBOOK

WHERE Grimaldi Forum – Monaco WHEN Thursday March 31, 19:00 to 22:00 (VIP Reception) / Friday April 30th, 13:00 to 21:00 / Saturday May 1st, 12:00 to 20:00 / Sunday May 2nd, 12:00 to 19:00 TICKETS VIP Reception: 100 €, Reservations vip@artemonaco.com / Passport for 3 days: 40 € / General admission: 20 € / Students and seniors: 10 € / Children under 12: Free

ABOUT ART MONACO’11 Art Monaco’11 is the prestigious fine arts event in Monaco that serves as a platform,allowing artists and galleries to showcase, trade and sell their work in an atmospherethat facilitates interaction with art lovers, new contacts and new partnerships.

 

more info at: http://www.artemonaco.com

INVERSES by Rodolfo Vanmarcke

 

INVERSES, by Rodolfo Vanmarcke
Feb 12, 2011 – March 09, 2011

Miami, FL – The Lunch Box Gallery is pleased to announce its new show “Inverses,” a mind-bending exhibit by acclaimed Venezuelan photographer Rodolfo Vanmarcke on February 12, 2011 at 310 NW. 24th St. Miami, FL 33127.
The exhibition features 15 photographs from “Inverso-símil” and “Inverso-símil en Clave Cóncava,” two renowned photograph series shot by Vanmarcke. Both series are designed to challenge the natural way we observe our everyday world by means of a devious visual experiment; Vanmarcke reshapes common landscapes and urban scenes by “maliciously” inverting his captured images and using (as close accomplices) the reflection of rainwater puddles and a magnifying glass.
The result is a stunning visual effect that challenges us to view the common in a new way, combining two sides of a coin in a single image — the right way up and the wrong way down, the real and the imagined, the possible and the impossible, the within and the without; unthinkably merging multiple scenarios that cause confusion in the viewer when discovering them. At the end, images that appear to be digital manipulation are actually real photographs preconceived to exist upside down, inside out.
By integrating documentary photography with surrealism, Vanmarcke forces the viewer to untiringly pursue the regulatory intervention of reason, arising in him a fight between his perceptions vs. recognition.
In conclusion, these series inverse the natural order of things to play with the implausible factor in the viewer: Perception is subjective and images that seem to be true, are not necessarily so. It’s up to the viewer to decide.

When: February 12, 2011
Where: The Lunch Box Gallery. 310 NW. 24th St. Miami, FL 33127
Time: starting at 7:00 p.m.

 

see some of rodolfo’s pictures at www.area-zinc.com

Naama Sarid – Diálogo con ELLA

 

Naama Sarid – Diálogo con ELLA

Fundación Entredós –  sala Remedios Varo

C/Marques Viudo de Pontejos, 4 Madrid

 

Exposición: Febrero/Marzo

Inauguración: 2 de Febrero 20:30h
+info: http://www.unapalabraotra.org/entredos/

 

vea algunas de las obras de naama sarid en www.area-zinc.com