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.

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