Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) October 29, 2006
Ch’i Contemporary Fine Art is pleased to announce its upcoming November Exhibitions “Can you See it” by painter, Marc Brotherton and “Twists” by sculptor, John Clement opening with an artists’ reception from 6-9 p.m. on November 17th at the gallery’s Williamsburg, Brooklyn location of 293 Grand St. The exhibitions run from Nov 17-Dec. 15, 2006. Additionally they would like to announce their participation in the first annual Bridge Art Fair Miami , December 7-10, 2006, at the Catalina Hotel, 1735 Collins Ave. South Beach, Miami Fla.
“Can You See it”
Painter and visual artist Marc Brotherton will exhibit his recent works at Chi Contemporary Fine Art, from November 15 through December 13th, 2006. The opening will be Friday, November 17th, from 6 until 9 p.m. Titled “Do You See It?”, Marc’s exhibit focuses on the art of communication: codes and language, maps and signage. The transmission of information and movement of ideas — and how those ideas are introduced into the human psyche — are major themes in his paintings.
“Communication is important because it is integral to our times. We have information all around us. Not only pagers, cell phones, identification numbers, tracking devices, etc., but also other types of communication like computer languages, maps, schematic drawings or diagrams that demonstrate how something should function,” he said. Marc points out that these new forms of communication look a certain way, but do not necessarily function in the way that one might expect. There is a disconnect between the form of the communication and its message. His goal is to present schematics or images of things for the viewer to invent for her or himself. His work suggests other dimensions while keeping a common, everyday reference point in the mundane world. His two-dimensional representation creates ambiguities, allowing the viewer to play a role — to participate in the painting. He includes coded language in his work to bring another level of significance to the paintings, as lyrics bring to music.
Marc is an MFA graduate of Brooklyn College, a BFA graduate from the University of New Mexico and studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has participated in solo and group shows in New York, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Albuquerque. He is a native of Kansas and currently resides in Georgia.
Sculptor John Clement, whose work is currently on exhibition in West Hollywood, Palm Desert, and at the new Hudson River Sculpture trail in Haverstraw, NY, is creating two new mid-size sculptures for Ch’i Contemporary Fine Art. The two pieces will be on view at the gallery’s Williamsburg, Brooklyn location at 293 Grand St. from Nov. 17 – Dec. 15, 2006. John Clement’s sculptures are all created out of either 5-inch or 8-inch diameter steel pipe which is then cut, assembled and welded together in his East Williamsburg studio.
Mr. Clement’s sculptures have appeared as public installations in West Hollywood, Florida, Maine, New York, Connecticut, Kansas and Massachusetts. Additionally, his work has been included in over two dozen solo and group exhibitions at such places as the Socrates Sculpture Park, The Sculpture Center in Brooklyn, The Pier Walk in Chicago and the Kienova Sculpture Symposium in Prague, Czech Republic. He has received awards and/or commisssions from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Mixed Greens in NYC and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. Mr. Clement’s new sculpture can be found at Ch’i from Nov. 17 – Dec. 15th and the public is invited to meet this rising young sculptor on Nov. 17th from 6-9 p.m.
Ch’i @ Bridge Art Fair Miami
Lastly, Chi Contemporary Fine Art is pleased to announce their participation at the Bridge Art Fair, Miami from December 7-10, 2006, at the Catalina Hotel located at 1732-1756 Collins Avenue in South Beach, Miami. Ch’i can be found in room 127 and will feature the works of Sasha Blanton, Marc Brotherton, Kevin Bourgeois, M. C. Carolyn, Steven Dobbin, Elise Freda, Christopher Harrington, Tamara Kowal, Sun K. Kwak, Liu Jian, Arthur Mednick, HunJu Park, Alexis Portilla, Bill Talbot and Amanda Dow Thompson among others. The gallery is also excited that one of their sculptors, John Clement has been selected to place a large scale piece in front of the venue for the fair — look for his abstract steel sculpture when locating the Catalina. Fair hours are: Dec. 7th 5-10 p.m., Dec. 8th & 9th 12 noon – 8 p.m. and Dec. 10th 12 noon – 6 p.m. Bridge Art Fair is occurring simultaneously with Art Basel Miami and a shuttle will run between the two fairs.
For more information on this fair and the exhibitions listed above contact gallery director, Tracy Causey-Jeffery during gallery hours: Th-Sun 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Mon. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.