The Box Gallery WPB

The Box Gallery 

811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach Florida 33405



IMPRESS: Printmaking styles, techniques, and processes.

West Palm Beach- The Box Gallery presents IMPRESS: Printmaking styles, techniques, and processes. An exhibition of works by 8 contemporary artists whose work explores the varieties of techniques of the over 3000-year-old process of making impressions.

With themes ranging from feminism and immigration to the black lives matter movement work created by Linda Behar, John English, Carol Hayman, Andrea F. Huffman, Ronald Pacacha, Jordan Pettingill, Laurie Pedolsky Agüera-Arcas, and Nomi Silverman exemplify the power of the print in today's cultural landscape. While some of their approaches and the techniques employed have remained relatively intact throughout the ages, the content and the context of the work is poignant and refreshing.

Impress opens with a reception on Friday, May 11, 2018, at 7 p.m. at The Box Gallery located at 811 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach, Florida, and continues through June 1, 2018.


Ongoing through May 11, 2018




"The concept of Art Brut stems from the French painter Jean Dubuffet who, from 1945, assembled a collection of objects created by the inmates of various psychiatric hospitals and prisons—solitary or outcast persons. In their creations, he saw "an entirely pure, raw artistic operation that the creator fully reinvents in all its phases, as spurred uniquely by his own impulses." The idea of Art Brut is thus based on certain social characteristics and aesthetic peculiarities." - Collection de l'art brut.

In the tradition of art brut at The Box Gallery

Dans la tradition de l'art brut: The work of Robert Catapano, Nelson Babilonia, and Eric Perna.

The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach Florida 33405
www.TheBoxGallery.info

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West Palm Beach-On April 21, 2018, you are cordially invited to attend a wine reception at The Box Gallery. Dans la tradition de l'art brut exhibition, featuring the works of contemporary artists: Robert Catapano, Nelson Babilonia, and Eric Perna. 

“Art Brut translates literally into English as Raw Art,"  Maizels explains, "raw because it is ‘uncooked’ by culture, raw because it came directly from the psyche, and, in its purest form, touched a raw nerve.”

In coining the term, Dubuffet switched the dysfunctional focus away from the mad inmates and towards the critics and galleries. His 1947 Art Brut manifesto declared that “We understand by this term works produced by persons unscathed by artistic culture, where mimicry plays little or no part (contrary to the activities of intellectuals). These artists derive everything - subjects, choice of materials, means of transposition, rhythms, styles of writing - from their own depths, and not from the conventions of classical or fashionable art."

As a movement, Art Brut captured certain Modernist sympathies, including the belief that an honest lack of sophistication was both morally and aesthetically superior – The Preference for the Primitive, as the art historian EH Gombrich once put it. _-A movement within a movement/ Phaidon

The Box Gallery is located at 811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33405.
www.TheBoxGallery.Info






Exhibitions and Events

IMPRESS:

Printmaking styles, techniques, and processes.

West Palm Beach- The Box Gallery presents IMPRESS: Printmaking styles, techniques, and processes. An exhibition of works by 8 contemporary artists whose work explores the varieties of techniques of the over 3000-year-old process of making impressions.

With themes ranging from feminism and immigration to the black lives matter movement work created by Linda Behar, John English, Carol Hayman, Andrea F. Huffman, Ronald Pacacha, Jordan Pettingill, Laurie Pedolsky Agüera-Arcas, and Nomi Silverman exemplify the power of the print in today's cultural landscape. While some of their approaches and the techniques employed have remained relatively intact throughout the ages, the content and the context of the work is poignant and refreshing.

Impress opens with a reception on Friday, May 11, 2018, at 7 p.m. at The Box Gallery located at 811 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach, Florida, and continues through June 1, 2018.


Art Walks and Festival


ActivistArtistA Gallery and Recovery Vibes Fest at 

City of Boynton Beach Art Walk

The Boynton Beach Art District has been a haven for hipsters, young and old, who are looking for extraordinary presentations of art that comes alive. For over 7 years the City of Boynton Beach Art District has done just that. The upcoming award-winning art walk, produced by Rolando Chang Barrero of the ActivistArtistA Gallery, teams up with Foreel Recovery at The Boynton Beach Art District for a joint celebration called Recovery Vibes on May 12, 2018.


Special presentations will include Live Art, Open Studios, Music, Photography, and an Open Mic along with food and local vendors.
The ActivistArtistA Gallery located at 422 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, Florida 33426 will be the temporary home for The Art Of Recovery Film Fest which will be presenting exhibitions every Saturday throughout the month to promote the film festival which runs July 7-8, 2018 at the Stonzek Theater in Lake Worth.

Among the happening that evening are two special printmaking demonstrations at the studios of Ron Pacacha and Jordan Pettingill who will demonstrate the art of the monoprint and silkscreen print as part of the IMPRESS Exhibition which opens the day prior the Art Walk on May 11, 2018, at The Box Gallery in West Palm Beach.