Friday, September 17, 2010

Don't Miss THE MYTH OF POWER----Part of the Art Fallout Tour!

1310 Gallery is one of the main stops on the ART FALLOUT Tour. Hop on the free bus @ any of the free parking areas or drive to...

THE MYTH OF POWER @ 1310 Gallery

1310 SW 2nd Ct. (Middle St.), Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312.

A Juried Exhibition featuring innovative works by regional artists

As part of ART FALLOUT 2010

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 16, 2010, 5-9pm

Exhibition Dates: October 16 – November 12, 2010

Admission: Free & Open to the Public

The Myth of Power visual art exhibition features over 40 regional artists that offer insightful investigations into notions of power. The Myth of Power exhibition will open on October 16 at 1310 Gallery as part of ART FALLOUT 2010, initiated by Girls’ Club.

The artwork featured in the exhibition will range from thought-provoking performance art, performed during the opening night, in addition to 3 floors of sculpture, painting, mixed media, site-specific installation, and video art.

Artist Lisa Rockford acted as juror for this group show. Artists were selected from an open call asking for individual conceptions of “power” in visual form. The result is a diverse range of artworks, whose imagery ranges from reactions to in regards to social doctrine, hierarchy, gender or racial inequity, or other forces of power, influence, including imagery of physical strength, heroism, idols, sovereigns, icons, etc.

Cash Awards will be given to innovative artworks, including an “Audience choice” award, selected by opening night attendees. Artworks will also be for sale. There will also be a section of “mail art” works contributed by numerous international artists that created works specifically for the show.

Lisa Rockford, Curator of The Myth of Power, states,

“My main objective in planning this exhibition is to discover and feature exceptional, under-represented local artists. It is also my goal that the exhibition will facilitate an enlightening discussion of cultural issues.

I picked the theme of ‘power’ because questions of power (be it political, economic, commercial, personal, etc.) seem to be at the basis of many prevailing current events that test the character of our humanity.

I have selected a wide range of artists whose works are contemporary and innovative, offer a strong visual impact, yet contain symbolism and allegory. Many of these works draw from popular imagery and question stereotypes and social mores.”

Lisa received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Lisa is a resident artist at Sailboat Bend artist Lofts and founding member 1310 Gallery, where the exhibition will be held. Lisa was inspired to organize this event as an extension of the themes within her own artwork, which challenges the viewer to questions notions of gender, power, and persona.

Sponsored by PRP Wine International and Koji Collection.

The exhibition will also be complimented by a lecture and film screenings later in the month.

The lecture by Lisa Rockford, “Contemporary art and the critique of Capitalism” will take place at the North Regional Library, Tuesday November 9 at 6pm, This lecture will surveying artists from the last 30 years who question the spectacle of corporate power and advertising in their work.

There will also be a night of Free Film screenings on Friday, November 5, screened next door to the gallery at the Historical Commission building. The films chosen will focus on the power of capitalism and the medias’ influence on our individual choices.

ALL Myth of Power events are free and open to the public.

About 1310 Gallery:

1310 Gallery is located at 1310 SW 2nd Ct. (Middle St.), Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312.

We are an artist-run collective that offers over 2400 square feet of exhibition space split into 3 levels, and housed within ArtSpace’s live/work facility, Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts. 1310 Gallery rotates art exhibitions monthly and also hosts performances and workshops. 1310 Gallery’s exhibitions have been featured in The Sun Sentinel, City Link, New Times, Home Ft. Lauderdale, the Miami Herald, and on NPR. The gallery is open by appointment in addition to the Opening & Closing receptions. For further information please call 954-729-5794.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

CALL TO ARTISTS: Submit work to a One-Day exhibition at Girls' Club in Fort Lauderdale

All South Florida artists are invited to submit artworks to a one-day open-call visual art exhibition at Girls’ Club, at 117 NE 2nd Street, held Saturday, October 16th, 2010, from 5pm to 8pm.

Works will be received at Girls’ Club Wed-Fri, October 13-15, from 1pm to 5pm.

For a nominal $5 per work fee, all works are accepted and presented to the public for the one day exhibition event.

A panel of prominent South Florida arts professionals will informally judge the works in the exhibition on their merits and the public is invited to give personal feedback to the artists via a system of handwritten messages.

A fun way to connect artists and art enthusiasts, perhaps inspiring individuals to start their own art collections!

Download the submission form and guidelines on this page.

Art Fallout, a Day for Contemporary Art in Downtown Fort Lauderdale

Saturday, October 16, 5-8pm
Tour art venues, free bus transportation
One-Day Open Call exhibition of South Florida artists at Girls’ Club

To celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month, Girls’ Club, 1310 Gallery at Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts and 18 Rabbit Gallery host the First Annual Art Fallout - a day to support and enjoy the production and presentation of contemporary art in Downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Artist spaces and galleries in the neighborhood will join in with exhibition openings and events.
Look for the round purple Fallout signs designating each location.
Come discover the hotbed of creativity that is developing in Fort Lauderdale.

18 Rabbit Gallery, a contemporary art exhibition space located in the F.A.T. Village Arts District, will open "Altered States", an exhibition about mind/body relationships, their first in their new space located at 17 NW 5th Street. 1310 Gallery, located in the Sailboat Bend Artists Lofts at 1310 SW 2nd Court, presents “The Myth of Power”, a group exhibit showcasing innovative works by regional artists, juried by artist Lisa Rockford.

The Museum of Art/Fort Lauderdale at 1 E Las Olas Blvd. will be open that evening from 5pm-8pm with free admission. A free bus will operate from 5pm to 9pm to transport attendees from one event space to the next. Free parking is available at: NW 1st Ave between NE 5th & NE 6th Streets in F.A.T. Village and NE 2nd Avenue across from Girls’ Club.