Tag : Angel Vapor

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LABOR: A Survey of Works by Angel Vapor, at Aluna Art Foundation, Miami

April 11 – May 17, 2014

Curated by Ricardo Pau-Llosa

Aluna Art Foundation
172-B West Flagler St.
Miami, Fl. 33130

The title of this exhibition of works by Angel Vapor (b. 1970 in Cuba, in US since 1999), Labor, emphasizes themes central to the artist’s visual thinking: the importance of craft, the focus on the everyday working man (industrial laborer, farmer, soldier, fire-fighter, among others), and the fusion of time-honored techniques in art with the intellectual rigors of conceptualism. The title also evokes the act of giving birth. All the exacting activities of human psyche—from the menial to the transcendent (samurai and meditating monks are recurring themes, as well) share equal status in Vapor’s epic view of labor as the primary joy, not the burden, of life. Mere intellectual play on aesthetic notions, onerous technicism in the name of skill, and brute toil are not, by themselves, art because they are not Labor—the activity that unifies thought, beauty, discipline, and skill and thus the only consistent and trustworthy path to personal fulfillment. Only through the fusion and intersection of disciplines and activities falsely assumed to be disparate can the imagination create original works of art whose meaning and significance may be genuinely thought of as universal.

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FARSIDE GALLERY PRESENTS OBRAS/WORKS BY ANGEL VAPOR

On View November 26, 2011 – January 8, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 26, 2011

FARSIDE GALLERY

1305 SW 87th Avenue,
Miami, FL 33174

Born in Havana in 1970, Angel Vapor finished his graduate studies at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas (ENAP) in Cuba in 1991. Previously, he had graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas San Alejandro. In 1994 he went into exile in Spain, where he lived until he moved with his family to Miami in 1999, where he has lived and worked to this day. He has had important exhibitions locally, at Edge Zones Art Center and other venues in the United States and Spain, and he has participated in numerous group exhibitions—among these, the Giants in the City inflatable sculpture project. This December, Vapor will be one of four South Florida artists to be featured in a major article by Ricardo Pau-Llosa in Sculpture magazine.

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From the UK to South Florida – Art Auction

Friday May 20, 2011  Hammer & Block Auctioneers

We are pleased to announce the Hammer & Block Latin American Auction to take place on May 20.

The following Cuban American artists are participating:

Alex Queral, Ramon Williams, Miguel Fleitas, Yovani Bauta, Tomas Esson, Alejandro Mendoza, Luis Marin, Ciro Quintana, Raimundo Travieso, Angel Vapor, Jesse Rios, Alonso Mateo

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Angel Vapor, Liset Castillo, Ramon Williams, Tatiana Blanco, at arteaméricas 2011

March 24 to March 28, 2011

Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, FL

arteamericas

Gallery LMNT

Booths 207/209

Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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