Thursday, September 12, 2013

Spotlight on 1310 Gallery and Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts

1310 Gallery and select artists studios will open their doors for Art Fallout 2013, inviting the public to experience not only the unique, tri-level gallery space but the live/work spaces of Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts, a public project coordinated by Broward County to retain affordable housing and studio space for artists and their families.

1310 Gallery, 1310 SW 2 Court
A recent winner of New Times magazine “Best Gallery 2013/Editorial choice,” 1310 Gallery offers a unique 3000 square foot exhibition space, split into 3 levels. The gallery is housed within ArtSpace’s Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts, situated in a scenic and historic part of downtown Ft Lauderdale. 1310 Gallery is an artist run collective that rotates art exhibitions monthly.

On view during Art Fallout, Fiber Optics: a comprehensive survey of fresh, innovative approaches to “fiber art” curated by Lisa Rockford. The artists selected have reinvented traditional craft processes such as embroidery, crochet, knitting, weaving, sewing, and quilting. Rather than follow prescribed methods, they merge traditional craft with sculpture, installation, and video art; and utilize unexpected materials that transcend their banal origins with integral symbolism. Though the approaches are unconventional, technique, precision, and aesthetic appeal are still at the core of their processes.

Open Studios at Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts

1st floor (Exterior entrance on South side of building):

#109: Niki Lopez
Niki is a Visual Artist & Designer. Her paintings can be described as representational/figurative (with a hint of surrealism). Lopez's brilliant colors, intuitive mark-making, and free-flowing strokes create themed works from aliens to breast cancer survivors.

2nd Floor (Interior, East side):

#201: Diego Romero & Michelle Riu

Diego Alejandro Romero is a multi-disciplinary artist from Bogotá Colombia. His work ranges from illustrations and pen and ink drawings to paintings and animations. Romero explores social and metaphysical issues. The drama, beauty and irony of life revolve in his themes experimenting with a visual language that can serve as a vehicle to transformation.
Michelle Riu is a singer and performer in Theatre and Music.

#205: Cynthia Nichols
Cynthia has experience in photography and an array of media. She creates iconic mixed media collages and prints with a photographic pop art aesthetic. Affordable small works are for sale as well.

2nd Floor (Interior, West side):

#209 : Sonia Baez Hernandez
Mixed media sculpture. Sonia's artworks explore the interplay between anthropomorphic forms, corporality, fragmented memories and body and abstract modulations.

3rd Floor (Interior, West side):

#309: Josafat Miranda
Contemporary Painting & Drawing

#310: Melisa Caprio

Photographer Melisa Caprio launches a global movement to inspire others to make significant changes in their lives. Postcards to the Universe™ is a unique project launched by artist and photographer, Melisa Caprio. Melisa is inviting people from around the world to participate in this movement by using photography, art, personal wishes and desires and sending them out to the Universe via a postcard. Melisa is giving workshops on photography, art, transformation and manifestation.

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