Friday, June 30, 2017

TD Gillespie


The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

TD Gillespie 





Ilene Adams


The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

Ilene Adams
My photographs deal mostly with nature, but nature through an intense filter.  Images are put under a microscope and colors are heightened. Ordinary images are enhanced to create painterly new images that leave the viewer wondering if they are paintings or photographs? Abstract or realistic?


Patricio Rodriguez



The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405



Patricio Rodriguez’s work is marked by the outpouring of virtuosity of his visual modus operandi in this case the draft. He creates a beautifully dangerous personal universe full of holes, leaks, findings and abruptness, in the sharp edges of their performances, as “something” endowed with desire, and that desire to be … the artist is palpable, and this danger is your best virtue; deadliest their patience before our eyes, because it will be almost impossible to escape its spell.







Juan Erman Gonzalez



The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405


Juan Erman Gonzalez 
Juan Antonio Gonzalez, better known as "Erman" (Cuba, 1956), is a mixed media artist whose theme driven, series based works are rooted in migration. Using utilitarian methods like wood-work, sewing, cut paper, drawing and ceramics, Erman creates original components for 2 and 3D collage, assemblage and installations long thought to echo and materialize remembrance, to converse about exile, displacement, up-rootness and transculture, with sub-contexts of family, gender and Afro-Caribbean folklore, from a Cuban-American vernacular. This dialogue is achieved with a very personal iconography: empty chairs and cups, ladders reaching heights and depths, wearer-less shoes, floating windows, the bifurcated but not barren landscape presented in a sub-reality where familial issues of home and homelands are questioned, challenged and when successful, resolved.

Erman has been the guest lecturer at Edna Manley College in Jamaica, the National Gallery of the Bahamas, FIT in New York, Colorado State University and Lincoln Center in Ft. Collins, Colorado and most recently at Broward College in Davie, Florida in conjunction with his solo, traveling exhibition "Cortando, Cosiendo y Recordando," a catalogued survey of works curated by Rosie Gordon-Wallace. He has also taught art practices to children and adults living with disabilities. Erman is known as well as a designer of wedding gowns and fine garments for all occasions.

Erman's works form part of many collections including the Miami Art Museum, Miami-Dade Public Library, Craig Robbin's and Instituto Sacatar in Brazil, where he was awarded an International Fellowship in 2006 culminating in a solo exhibition at ACBEU Gallery. He is presently engaged in a new series titled "I Am That, I Am" where using original stencils and drawing, he is experimenting with multiples, repetition and layering while analyzing names, adjectives and phraseology used by others when describing him.




Wednesday, June 28, 2017

"We are everywhere and we shall be free" images and books to be displayed at The Box Gallery


The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405



Charles Hashim at The Box Gallery!
Meet the artist and get your book signed!

Charles Hashim will be at The Box Gallery exhibiting select images for his book "We are everywhere and we shall be free" as part of the "Kitsch and Kulture" Exhibition which opens on July 15, 2017 at 7 PM. All are encouraged to bring your copies and get them signed by the artist. To order your copy got to http://letter16press.com/products/we-are-everywhere.

Accept our invitation to attend the


July 15, 2017 through August 30, 2017
at
The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

Curators: Rolando Chang Barrero and Sandra Schulman

Kitsch and Kulture at The Box Gallery, located at 811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, Florida, explores three decades of work by four exceptional artists that have left an indelible visual account of South Florida’s Kitsch Kulture of the 60-90’s era . The exhibition, co-curated by Rolando Chang Barrero and Sandra Schulman, opens with a reception on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 7 PM and continues through August 30th, 2017.

What emerges from Charles Hashim’s previously unseen photographs — all lovingly transferred from his original 35mm negatives — is an intimate portrait of a city coming apart at the seams, with the old social order crumbling and everything up for grabs. Pioneering gay rights activists, outlaw bikers, and libertine punk rockers duke it out for room to breathe with the Ku Klux Klan and religious revivalists. A new Miami was being born, and here's the proof of its growing pains in all their over the top splendor.

“I’ve never gone out with a picture already in my head — the real world of Miami is stranger than anything I could think of,” explains Hashim, a Miami native and the now-retired Chairman of Miami-Dade College’s Photography department, where he taught from 1964 to 2003. His photos have been exhibited at BarryUniversity, the Frost Art Museum, the Miami Art Museum, and the MDC Museum of Art + Design.

“Hashim's cool photographs are a wild, free-falling flashback toSouth Florida in the late ’70s and early ’80s. To those who weren't there — and don't believe what they've heard — this book is proof that it wasn't fantasy. It was real.”
-- Carl Hiaasen, novelist, Miami Herald columnist



Book now available from Letter16Press
11.25 X 10.25 INCHES / 72 PAGES  HARDCOVER
EDITION OF 500
Only 
$29.95



Saturday, June 24, 2017

Kitsch and Kulture: Transition in South Florida Culture 1960-1990 at the Box Gallery

Photo by David Godlis

The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405


Accept our invitation to attend the
Kitsch and Kulture
Transition in South Florida Culture 1960-1990 

July 15, 2017 through August 30, 2017
at
The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

Curators: Rolando Chang Barrero and Sandra Schulman

Kitsch and Kulture at The Box Gallery, located at 811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, Florida, explores three decades of work by four exceptional artists that have left an indelible visual account of South Florida’s Kitsch Kulture of the 60-90’s era . The exhibition, co-curated by Rolando Chang Barrero and Sandra Schulman, opens with a reception on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 7 PM and continues through August 30th, 2017.


West Palm Beach—While Odd Nerdrum’s manifesto on September 24, 1998 contextualized the Kitsch movement by declaring himself a “kitsch painter,” the diatribe between low and high art is still contentious at best. Although Kitsch art has since become recognized as a style and movement in the arts, it is still largely considered low-brow among many intellectuals  seen primarily through a sentimental pane of melancholia created by the non-traditional artist. Ironically South Florida, which is currently at the top of the international fine art scene for quite some time now, has served as the bulwark of kitsch art and its accompanying culture for more than 25 years. 
Kitsch and Kulture at The Box Gallery explores three decades of work by four exceptional artists that have left an indelible visual account of South Florida’s Kitsch Kulture of the 60-90’s era
David Godlis
New York photographer David Godlis champions the life of the leopard print fake fur-clad society… the under belly of the world known as the art-deco-dent days of South Florida. His recent book, “History is Made at Night,” documents the raucous New York punk nightlife at the CBGB club in the 1970’s.


Selections from his book “We are Everywhere and We Shall Be Free” have been cited by Carl Hiaasen of the Miami Herald as “cool photographs that are a wild, free-falling flashback to South Florida in the late ’70s and early ’80s. To those who weren't there — and don't believe what they've heard — this book is proof that it wasn't fantasy. It was real.”

“I’ve never gone out with a picture already in my head — the real world of Miami is stranger than anything I could think of,” explains Hashim.

Carlos Alves
Alves kick-started his post-college career with a free flowing ceramic tile installation located on the floor and walls of South Beach’s Art Center South Florida. The project eventually led to commissions by a number of public and private clients in the US, and from London to Hong Kong. Alves’ use of custom handmade blue bananas mingled with souvenir ceramics of flamingos, Florida gators, art-deco memorabilia, and vintage Fiestaware, all transformed kitschy objects of South Florida’s Weeki Wachee days into grand installations at the private homes of the rich and famous and fine art collectors worldwide.

Dina Knapp
The recently decease
d Dina Knapp introduced fine art as wearable art to the couture class and catapulted a trend that continues today. Knapp’s life was spent weaving craft, kitsch, poetry, and history into three-dimensional works of art riddled with humor, truth, and the essence of life on South Beach.

William Reed to join powerhouse group of artists at The Box Gallery



The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405



William Reed
Coming Soon to The Box Gallery






The Box Gallery is proud to announce that William Reed will be joining the cadre of professional artists this season at the Belvedere Road location with selection of mid-size works in  July.

Reed's larger public artworks will be available at
The Box Gallery Unleashed WPB, Rolando Chang Barrero's newest gallery that is expected to open in early January 2018. The Box Unleashed WPB will provide public artists a magnificent space to showcase and sell large scale works.




William Reed majored in fine arts at Portland State University
specializing in clay and stone sculpture under the tutlage of
Fredrick Littman and James Hansen.
He worked as a professional stone sculptor in Montreal and
moved to Italy in 1979 after participating in the 3rd International
Sculpture Symposium in Carrara. Living there for
almost 10 years he furthered his vision in stone and gained
vital knowledge of techniques.
He returned in 1986 to the U.S. to teach and work to help
others express in stone their creativity. He established work
shops for local stone carvers and lectured on the importance
of 3-dimensional stone carving in the Virginia Beach area.
In 1993 Willie moved to downtown Boca Raton, FL and with
his life partner Jane, opened a professional studio teaching local stone carvers. His award winning work is represented
in permanent exhibitions and private collections all over the
world.

“I grew up in the Pacific Northwest where the
wonders of nature filled my emotions with
creativity, forcing me to express my love of the
outdoors through art.”
“My challenge has always been to interact with
the inner energy of the wood or stone discovering
and releasing the complex texture and fluidity
for all to see.”





Thursday, June 15, 2017

Trump supporter threatens to seek out every artist marching!

Participants in the Artist March on Wednesday June 14 march toward Palm Beach. Carla Trivino/Daily News

Artist March Creates Stir in South Florida: 
The recent article by Carla Trivino in the Palm Beach Daily News
caused quite a stir with Trump supporters online...


While some called them "yo-yo's" and "unpatriotic," "useless idiots," and threatened to "seek out every artist doing this march", others retorted "all artistic, intelligent and cultured people know a fraud when they see one" as well as, a reminder that " this country was founded on dissent, so dissent is very patriotic!" 

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Photo by Michael S. Kennedy

Artist March to Mar a Lago in Newsweek!
read story here:
Newsweek:

FOR TRUMP’S BIRTHDAY, PROTESTERS GOT HIM A PLANE TICKET TO RUSSIA


The party in Manhattan will be just part of a “national day of anti-Trump events,” which will include protests around his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and at Trump National Golf Club in Westchester County, New York, the group said.










Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Pulse Orlando Memorial by Rolando Chang Barrero


ActivistArtistA project …for the birds?

ActivistArtistA has been Rolando Chang Barrero street moniker since the AIDS epidemic. The activist artist that created thousands of crying “pajaros” (birds in Spanish) as iconic epitaphs for those who died for the disease in the 80’s and 90’s. The “Pajaro” icon has been his signature for over 30 years, for the last 10 years the dripping red teardrop had faded away as the bird symbol took on various incarnations. This week, however the “pajaros” are crying again in the 1 year memorial anniversary of the Orlando Pulse shooting.

“Pajero” is a Spanish language derogatory for “gay”- akin to the English language “Fairy.”

“I don’t want the memory of all the innocent men and women who died to forgotten or overshadowed during the Equality Marches throughout the country this Sunday which is the anniversary eve of the shootings, so I’m doing my part to keep it alive.”

The work which is being painted on front windows of The Box Gallery located at 811 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach has already cause much attention on the busy commuter street just off the I95 exit. The project will be completed this Sunday and remain for one or two weeks. A total of 108 birds will be displayed: 49 crying birds, 58 sans tears for the wounded, a single black bird located at the far left window stands alone as  reminder that systemic hate still exist and that unfortunately stills kills, yet we must not let hate win.

The community is invited to add the names of the victims to the commemorative piece on Sunday at 5 PM.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

ActivistArtistA project …for the birds?



ActivistArtistA project …for the birds?

ActivistArtistA has been Rolando Chang Barrero street moniker since the AIDS epidemic. The activist artist that created thousands of crying “pajaros” (birds in Spanish) as iconic epitaphs for those who died for the disease in the 80’s and 90’s. The “Pajaro” icon has been his signature for over 30 years, for the last 10 years the dripping red teardrop had faded away as the bird symbol took on various incarnations. This week, however the “pajaros” are crying again in the 1 year memorial anniversary of the Orlando Pulse shooting.

“Pajero” is a Spanish language derogatory for “gay”- akin to the English language “Fairy.”

“I don’t want the memory of all the innocent men and women who died to forgotten or overshadowed during the Equality Marches throughout the country this Sunday which is the anniversary eve of the shootings, so I’m doing my part to keep it alive.”

The work which is being painted on front windows of The Box Gallery located at 811 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach has already cause much attention on the busy commuter street just off the I95 exit. The project will be completed this Sunday and remain for one or two weeks. A total of 108 birds will be displayed: 49 crying birds, 58 sans tears for the wounded, a single black bird located at the far left window stands alone as  reminder that systemic hate still exist and that unfortunately stills kills, yet we must not let hate win.

The community is invited to add the names of the victims to the commemorative piece on Sunday at 5 PM.

Rolando Chang Barrero with Tom Hantzarides and Dana Munson on Get Out South Florida Radio



Addiction and Recovery in the LGBT Community

Missed last Saturday's show? Here it is! With special guest, artist/activist Rolando Chang Barrero, "Foley on Politics" with U.S. Congressman Mark Foley, "Faithful & Fabulous" by Pastor Lea Brown, and "Just This" with pop editor Dana Munson. News presented by South Florida Gay News. Thanks to our underwriter, The Grand Resort & Spa in Ft. Lauderdale.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

EQUALITY MARCH WEST PALM BEACH and Memorial for 50 Killed and 58 Wounded


These events will include a remembrance of the June 12th, 2016 Pulse Nightclub tragedy.

MARCH-CELEBRATE-REMEMBER-SUPPORT


#EqualityMarch June 11, 2017 Throughout U.S.A.

MARCH 1-3 PM

COMPASS COMMUNITY CENTER WEST PALM BEACH, FL
 (June 11, 2017) – Leaders of several Palm Beach County organizations, in conjunction with the City of West Palm Beach, have collaborated to host the “Equality Rally for Unity & Pride – Palm Beaches” to take place on Sunday, June 11th, from 1-3PM in the courtyard of City Hall in downtown West Palm Beach, FL. The event will include a remembrance of the June 12th, 2016 Pulse Orlando massacre.

 
More info:

Equality Rally for Unity and Pride-Palm Beaches



CELEBRATE 3 PM


REMEMBER: 5 PM 

The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach
(next door to Rooster's)


Artist Rolando Chang Barrero will be painting 108 "Pajaros"
on the front windows of The Box Gallery
in honor and memory of the 
50 lives killed and 58 wounded at the Pulse Night Club.
The community is invited to add the names of the victims to the commemorative piece.






The “Equality March for Unity & Pride” is a grassroots movement which will mobilize the diverse LGBTQ+ communities to peacefully and clearly address concerns about the current political landscapes and how it is contributing to the persecution and discrimination of LGBTQ+ individuals.
Progress has been made over the past decade in the ongoing fight for LGBTQ+ inclusion, access, and justice, but there’s still so much more to be done – especially since the progress we’ve achieved is currently being threatened by increased hostile rhetoric, discriminatory policies, and violence perpetrated against the most vulnerable in our communities.

SUPPORT

#HonorThemWithAction

On June 12th, 2016 , our community was rocked by the massacre that claimed the lives of 49 people. The horror unfolded in the middle of Pride month on Latin night at Pulse Nightclub, a popular gathering place for young LGBTQ people of color. https://honorthemwithaction.org/individuals/