Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Box Gallery Spotlight: Curator Rolando Chang Barrero taps Patrick Willard to show work at ART FLORIDA 2017 at The Box Gallery

SPOTLIGHT: Rolando Chang Barrero
 to show Patrick Willard at ART FLORIDA 2017 
The Curators Choices
Jan.7-28, 2017

"In the Heart of the West Palm Beach Cultural Corridor"
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

West Palm Beach- The Box Gallery is proud to announce that Rolando Chang Barrero will be presenting the work of Patrick Willard as his choice for the Art Florida 2017 Curators Choices Exhibition. The Box Gallery will be host to a VIP reception for the curators and their selected artists on 
Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7 p.m. RSVP
ART FLORIDA 2017 CURATORS CHOICES was organized by Rolando Chang-Barrero to emphasises the importance and impact that Bruce Helander, Paul Fisher, Jane Hart, Lee Ann Lester, Marisa J.Pascucci, Noor Blazekovic and Debby Coles-Dobay have on the maturation and the vitality of the art and culture scene of South Florida.

Rolando Chang BarreroRolando Chang Barrero is the curator/owner of The Box Gallery, President and Co-Founder of Art Synergy, President of Florida Arts Association, Director and founder of the Boynton Beach Art District.Rolando is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, recipient of the lauded Ryerson Fellowship, a recipient of a Congressional Letter of Commendation in the Arts, he is recognized as one the top Trailblazers of South Florida Green Movement (SunSentinel), and one of the most intriguing men in the arts 2014 (SFG News).

Patrick Willard at The Box Gallery

Patrick Willard (Artist Statement)

Through my art making practice I explore themes of ornamentation and superficial grandeur as they occur at a domestic scale. I often combine notions of quotidian household surroundings with those of the ephemeral and surreal. My fascination in our culture’s relationship with decoration and surface treatment plays a large role in my work. Furthered by my experiences as a faux-finish painter and interior designer in the suburbs of Philadelphia, I am intrigued by the interactions that we as individuals cultivate with our private spaces and possessions. Aside from adding aesthetic appeal, the objects and processes we utilize to embellish our personal spaces allow us to in some ways author our own identities and histories, project distinct ideals, and even express our economic or social aspirations. I am curious about the place where these constructed ideals and fantasies make contact with real life. 

More Spotlights and Sneak Peeks into Art Florida 2017 coming soon!

The Artists:
J. Steven Manolis, Patrick Willard, Andy Marx, Dana Donaty, Karla Walter, 
Carin Wagner, Sarah Knouse, Stefan Radu Cretu, and Jon Glaser 

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