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Swampspace’s Oliver Sanchez on Collaborating with Art Stars

By Carlos Suarez De Jesus

Tue., Jul. 29 2014 at 10:30 AM

In 2006, Oliver Sanchez transformed the implausible into reality. “I tarred and feathered a classic Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible,” the unpretentious and soft-spoken 55-year-old Cuban-American recalls. “The hardest part of the job was finding the right type of feathers, but we finally settled on goose down after going through a bunch of samples ranging from plain chicken feathers to the more exotic and ornate.”

Sanchez defiled the Rolls for a Wynwood exhibition by two Scandinavian artists, Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, who aimed to erect a monument to art-world avarice. In the years since, he has become the go-to guy for making artists’ visions a reality. He has created works for big-time locals such as Daniel Arsham, Bert Rodriguez, Naomi Fisher, Bhakti Baxter, and Typoe, as well as established international names.

 

 

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Interview with Cuban-American artist Bert Rodriguez – Idiom Magazine

by September 23, 2011

Bert Rodriguez is a Miami-based conceptual artist. Emotional Blackmail, a group show featuring his most recent work, opens at the Saag Gallery in Alberta, Canada on September 24th. A member of the now L.A.-based OHWOW arts collective and community and a winner of a Frieze Foundation Commission, his work has also been displayed in the 2008 Whitney Biennial, in Berlin at Sassa Trülzsch and, last year, in Naples at Annarumma 404. While his works range in medium–sculpture, neons, and large-scale, sight-specific installation–their common threads are humorous and critical displays of the art market and the simple examination of the human condition’s complexities. We met with him in his studio in Wynwood to discuss the playful quality of his work, his light-hearted mockery of the art industry, and the economy of gesture.

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Bert Rodriguez, Luis Gispert in SUMMER TIME BLUES at Fredric Snitzer Gallery

August 3-September 5, 2011
Opening Reception: August 13th, 7:30-9:30 pm

Fredric Snitzer Gallery

2247 NW 1 Place
Miami, FL

Blue–statistically the most popular color–can soothe or electrify; it can convey mourning or celebration, melancholy or elation. Although we commonly associate both the Blues and Picasso’s “Blue Period” with suffering, the color blue can also connote erotic passion, security, infinity, purity, fluent thought, and spiritual ascension.

The Fredric Snitzer Gallery’s “Summer Time Blues” exhibition features artists ALICE AYCOCK, ZACK BALBER, LORIEL BELTRAN, TIMOTHY BUWALDA, SEAN DACK, JACIN GIORDANO, LUIS GISPERT, GAVIN PERRY, BERT RODRIGUEZ, DIEGO SINGH, and MICHAEL VASQUEZ, each of whom distinctly and intuitively explores the color which arguably has the greatest emotional and spiritual range.

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‘Home: Dream Home’ an edgy exhibit at Praxis

BY BETH DUNLOP

THE MIAMI HERALD

July 17, 2011

Nothing is quite what it seems in the exhibition Home: Dream Home, and yet everything is indeed exactly what it is.

A globe-shaped pendant lamp by Ernesto Oroza sparkles like glass. It’s actually layers — many layers — of Scotch tape, and at the same time, a fully functioning light fixture . (It’s called, whimsically enough, Little Havana Lampshade.)

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Home: Dream Home, on view through Aug. 13 at Praxis International Art, is a showhouse like no other. Though it’s a gallery exhibition, you can touch, sit on or in the case of the “fur’’ rug — roll around on the art.

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Home: Dream Home at Praxis, Miami

From Jul 9 through Aug 13, 2011.

Praxis International Art

2219 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127

www.praxis-art.com

Home: Dream Home is a diverse group of works by some of the most cutting edge artists currently living and working in Miami (and a couple of out of town guests). The exhibition is a reflection of a dream home with all the manifestations of furniture and décor placed within a gallery setting.

Home: Dream Home is assembled by Grela Orihuela, Executive Producer of Wet Heat Project, the Miami-based company that produces original films, events, and web destinations about contemporary artists and art professionals, such as wetheat.tv, miamiHeights, and HOTBED Miami.

Featured artists include Troy Abbott, Nicholas Arehart, Loriel Beltran, BooksIIII Bischof, Brian Burkhardt, Teresa Diehl, Natasha Duwin, Brian Gefen, Enrique Gomez de Molina, Guerra de la Paz, Graham Hudson, Jessica Latino, Michael Loveland, Elena Lopez-Trigo, Emmett Moore, Gean Moreno, Paul Myoda, Laz Jade, Ernesto Oroza, Jose Felix Perez, Gavin Perry, Bert Rodriguez, David Rohm, Moises Sanabria, Kristen Thiele, Mette Tommerup, Kyle Trowbridge, TYPOE, Tatiana Vahan, Dan Walker, Agustina Woodgate and Daniel Young.

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Maria Martinez-Cañas, Bert Rodriguez, and Jose Bedia in group show M E R Z B A U – N O W at Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami

June 10th – July 11th

Opening Reception,
Friday June 10, 2011 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Fredric Snitzer Gallery
2247 NW 1st PL
Miami, FL 33127

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This June at Fredric Snitzer Gallery, we modestly aim to pay homage to Kurt Schwitters in our group exhibition MERZBAU – NOW. In this group exhibition we will present works by artists Maria Martinez-Canas, John Bock, Michael Vasquez, Christian Holstad, Ida Ekblad, Bert Rodriguez, Mauricio Gonzalez, Yasue Maetake and Jose Bedia. Kurt Schwitters’ comprehensive influence on art history resonates with each of these artists uniquely. While each of the participating artists has a distinctive style of their own that has surely evolved since the early 20th century, cohesively their collages, sculptures, photographs, and installations are intertwined with the multidimensional artistic relationships that Kurt Schwitters himself explored.

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Glexis Novoa, Beatriz Monteavaro and Bert Rodriguez at The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

May 25, 2011 – August 21, 2011

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
Florida International University

10975 S.W. 17th Street
Miami, FL, 33199

South Florida Cultural Consortium Exhibition
The recent works of the recipients of the 2010 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artists Fellowship are presented. […] This exhibit is an essential feature of the fellowship program and enables artists to be shown in a flagship visual arts institution of the region. The artists included in this exhibit are Cooper, Michael Genovese, Francie Bishop Good, Nolan Haan, Sibel Kocabasi, Beatriz Monteavaro, Glexis Novoa, Jonathan Rockford, Bert Rodriguez, FriendsWithYou, TM Sisters and Tonietta Walters.

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