Sunday, October 30, 2016

Surrealist exhibition opening at The Box Gallery may cause impromptu case of nudity.

Curator Rolando Chang Barrero will present a multi-event program at
The Box Gallery beginning on Friday, November 18, 2016.
The Jacques de Beaufort: Aesthetics and Surrealism includes performance art created by Jacques de Beaufort called "Macroaggression: , live music by Fat Sun and Peyote Coyote, screening of Un Chien Andalou by Luis Buñel and Salvador Dali, readings from Andre Breton's Surrealist Manifesto, and an artist talk by the artist.
(See below for The Box Gallery November Times and Dates)

Jacques de Beaufort: Aesthetics and Surrealism

Curator: Rolando Chang Barrero

Opening Reception
Friday, November 18, 2017 | 7P

Exhibition dates: November 19-December 15, 2016
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The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

by Jacques de Beaufort

Macroaggression in Red and Blue: a Performance Piece by Jacques de Beaufort” an interactive performance piece de Beaufort will be creating to run during the opening reception of his solo exhibition "Aesthetics and Surrealism" at The Box Gallery.

 Participants will disrobe and then be painted in red or blue body paint, and then asked to mingle with gallery guests. The paint will be make-up grade non-toxic and water washable. The project is a meditation on and visualization of political and cultural tribal identities and the inter-psychic violence that accompanies the democratic process.
 “I’ve become interested in how the recent political polarization surrounding this Presidential election has served as a dehumanizing and dissociative social mechanism. It’s my intention to literalize the left/right tribal identities and to force the viewer to confront the totalitarian consequences of affiliation that are associated with identity politics. There is no room for the individual in “group identity”, and the newly minted other….the “enemy” is similarly stripped of their humanity and existential legitimacy in order to serve an ideology. The end justifies the means and Symbolic and literal violence follow in short order.” -Jacques de Beaufort
The Box Gallery November

Friday, November 18, 2016 7P
Opening Reception, Macroaggression Performance, and Live Music by Fat Sun and Peyote Coyote

Saturday, November 19, 2016 7P
Film Screening and Readings
Un Chien Andalou by Luis Buñel and Salvador Dali and 
Andre Breton's Surrealist Manifesto

Saturday, November 27, 2016 3P
Artist Talk
Jacques de Beaufort

The Most Awaited Solo Exhibition of the Year! Jacques de Beaufort: Aesthetics and Surrealism Opens at The Box Gallery

West Palm Beach-The Box Gallery will be presenting “Aesthetics and Surrealism: Jacques de Beaufort 10 Year Retrospective” an exhibition looking back on a decade of paintings and drawings by Lake Worth artist and Palm Beach State College Professor, Jacques de Beaufort.
“Certain ideas and images are timeless and my intent is to work in the contemporary space, but to always be reaching for a realm that exists outside of now but simultaneous with both the past and present.”- Jacques de Beaufort.

This exhibition traces the course of several distinct threads that de Beaufort has woven together to form a tapestry of visionary significance. Inspired by Surrealist and Symbolist painters, De Beaufort’s evocative body of work is inhabited with mysterious and otherworldly figures and phantoms that the artist brings to life with his virtuoso technique. Recent paintings deal with tribal and spiritual identities as well as an examination of contemporary masculinity and gender.

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