FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
" SCENE STEALERS"
(in the North Gallery) Paintings by Brendan Cass,
Emilio Perez, Chie
Fueki, Giles Lyon & Aimee Jones
" A FAIRY TALE"
(in the South Gallery) A solo exhibition of video, collage and zines
by William J. O’Brien
October 15th - November 19th, 2005 - Opening Reception: Saturday October
15, 2005, 7-10 pm
Ingalls & Associates
125 NW 23rd Street - Miami, Florida 33127
Tel: 305.573.6263 - Fax: 305.573.8039
Ingalls and Associates is pleased to present two new exhibitions: SCENE
STEALERS and " A FAIRY TALE" co-curated
by Nina Arias and José Diaz.
On view in the North Gallery, SCENE STEALERS, an exhibition dedicated to abstract
by a selected group of young emerging artists. Using vibrant colors, thick lines
and bold compositions the painters in SCENE STEALERS, Brendan Cass, Emilio Perez,
ChieFueki, Giles Lyon and Aimee Jones create lush and exciting landscapes that
blur the line between Technicolor fantasies and color scheme saturations.
Cass’s body of work came about through his obsession of travel
and escapism. Cass is fascinated by the land formations and sense of terrain
in popular and inspiring European locales. “By painting primarily Euro
as a kind of subliminal reminder or activator in the hopes that, American culture
today can regain some of its Europeanism, socially and behaviorally to
be a kind of social antidote temporarily for the awkward times,” Cass states.
There is also that energy and liberation that many people feel when going away
on vacation, this energy also inspires Cass. “So it's a kind of escapism
back to a smoother social and political way. But I really want to create portals,
of travel, mentally, spiritually, physically,” Cass states. Cass studied
at Bard College, SUNY Purchase, School of Visual Arts and has exhibited nationally
and internationally at CANADA Gallery NY; Kenny Schachter in NY & London;
and the New Museum, NY to name a few.
Emilio Perez’s paintings intertwine
high-speed surges of color with a lyrical black and white vernacular, which resembles
irregular snapshot of cartoon animation. Amorphous characters hustle across a
swirling chaotic landscape. Perez’s brushstrokes map out and execute intense
visuals. Perez has recently exhibited at Luxe Gallery, NYC; Barbara Davis Gallery,
TX; Galleri SE, Bergen, Norway; AR Contemporary, Milan, Italy; and Byblos Art
Gallery, Verona Italy.
Japanese artist Chie Fueki's multimedia paintings use
imagery to recall her personal life of growing up in Brazil. Embellished with
paint and graphite, offer mirages of shifting colors, ghostly images and sparkling
jewel-like expanses. Like confetti or fireworks, the spectacular plumage seems
to celebrate this unique reinvention of her heritage. Using the traditional Japanese
ground of mulberry paper, Fueki layers various pigments and materials to create
a cultural balancing act of worlds like timeless revelations into the past and
into the future. Fueki received her MFA From Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut,
1998, she has exhibited at Shoshana Wayne Gallery in Los Angeles, and has an
upcoming solo show at Mary Boone Gallery in 2006.
Giles Lyon's comic book abstractions
are simultaneously microscopic and macrocosmic. Mixing automatist spills, splatters
and stains that are obsessively outlined and accentuated with layered and encrusted
buildups that include detritus from insects, flowers, food, hair and credit cards,
creates funhouse explosions that reference pop culture and art history as well
as biological cycles and intergalactic nebula. Lyon continues his exploration
into the process of painting and a personal abstract topography. Organic compositions
of biomorphic haze and clustered constellations allude to the biological and
cosmological, while comic book colors reference popular culture. Lyon’s
paintings offer a kaleidoscope of psychological associations. Lyon received his
BFA at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI and has exhibited at Feigen
Contemporary, New York, NY; Lynn Goode Gallery, Houston, TX; and Drawing Room,
Brooklyn, NY to name a few.
Aimee Jones is a Houston based artist who has used
her artwork as a means of expressing her current mental state. About her most
recent work she says, “I wish to be in a fantasy land millions of miles
away from the bullshit of everyday life...through my recent paintings I have
a direct route that takes you on that trip...sit back and enjoy the ride!” Jones
received a BFA at the University of Houston and has shown at Deborah Colton Gallery,
Houston, TX; Arthouse, Austin, TX; Cactus Bra Space, San Antonio,TX; Plush, Dallas,
TX; and participated with Worm-Hole Laboratory in Miami, FL.
The South Gallery will present A FAIRY TALE, a solo exhibition of video, collage
and zines by William J. O’Brien. A Fairy Tale features a nonlinear narrative
music video that explores issues of identity and the commonalties found within
and personal relationships mediated through popular culture. Also on view, A
Descent, a video based on appropriating live club shots from the 70's movie Outrageous.
O’Brien’s work seeks to accomplish
a commentary on media, the structure of information, and with that an appropriation
of images that relate to my own ideas of sexuality. William O’Brien received
his MFA from The Art Institute in Chicago, IL; and has exhibited at The Institute
of Modern Art, Chicago, IL; Nina Menocal Gallery, México City, México;
and Deitch Projects, Participant
Inc. NY, NY.
For more information, please contact the gallery:
Ingalls & Associates
125 NW 23rd Street
Miami, Florida 33127