FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Christian Duran and Pedro Velez
Ingalls and Associates is pleased to present two new solo exhibitions: APPARITIONS by
artist Christian Duran and UNI
VAS RASF UR FALUT by artist Pedro Velez.
In the South Gallery, Christian Duran will present APPARITIONS, an exhibition
of large scale drawings in ink and acrylic in which he explore the spiritual
bond between us and nature.
In APPARITIONS, Duran wishes to convey the
idea that one does not need to search at great length to observe and experience
spirituality. In his words, “People
and nature are in themselves astonishing phenomena that are linked through a
common vigor. This occurrence is most readily observed through shared structures
and their physiology, such as veins and arteries, as they may relate to roots
and branches”. In Duran’s new work, he presents the human body and
nature as interchangeable and poetic.
Christian Duran lives and works in Miami, Florida.
In the North Gallery, Pedro Velez presents UNI VAS
RASF UR FALUT, a multi-media
exhibition incorporating photography, sculpture and large-scale collages.
UNI VAS RASF UR FALUT is a coming together of aggressive and disparate elements
where the Velez questions the making of taste in contemporary society and the
curatorial decision making process.
Vélez’s work utilizes collage, posters, and photographs, which incorporate
stylized text, educational systems and the urban landscape. Meant to provoke
and raise questions about meaning and morality, the artist juxtaposes random
images with cryptic text and invented language. Terms like "LAMB UC," "UR
FALUT," "RASF," with its willful misspellings, all scrawled with
crude materials in mostly crude forms, are sometimes leavened with delicate grace
notes over book pages and found Benneton banners, creating a simultaneously optimistic
and fatalistic meaning amidst chance occurrences.
Pedro Velez is a conceptual artist who works in Puerto Rico and Chicago.
09.10.05 – 10.08.05
UNI VAS RASF UR FALUT
09.10.05 – 10.08.05
Ingalls & Associates
125 NW 23rd Street
Miami, Florida 33127