Artists in Action! 2014

Four presentations at Girls’ Club by prominent local female artists will offer a glimpse into their unique methods of artmaking. In conjunction with the exhibition I think it’s in my head, the four presenting artists are all featured artists working with diverse media.  They will share their inspirations, career paths and ah hah! moments with the public. A lively atmosphere and stimulating discussion is guaranteed.

Curated by artist team Tasha and Monica Lopez de Victoria, known as the TM Sisters, I think it’s in my head is a selection of fifty works from the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz that inspire contemplation of the esoteric and the extra-sensory. The works on view come in a diverse range of media and techniques, and the title of the exhibition is derived from a pink and blue neon text work by British artist Tracey Emin.

Artists in Action! artists Harumi Abe, AdrienneRose Gionta, Jiae Hwang, Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez each construct their works using unique processes that range from the handmade (analog) to the high tech (digital). Harumi Abe will share her approach to painting emotionally loaded landscapes and interiors. AdrienneRose Gionta manipulates digital imagery to comment on identity. Jiae Hwang weaves together diverse media, from sculpture and murals to video and digital animation to create enigmatic works. Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez alters found 16mm film footage by scratching, coloring, bleaching and inserting subliminal imagery and sound.

Each evening’s presentation illuminates the questions and struggles facing contemporary artists today. How do artists isolate their individual processes and career strategies amidst the plethora of available media and techniques? How has the easy access to digital imaging technology affected contemporary art? All four artists will share their inspirations, career paths and ah hah! moments with the public. A lively atmosphere and stimulating discussion is guaranteed. Attendees can expect a different experience each time, and they are encouraged to attend all four presentations.

At each event, Girls’ Club will release an affordably priced limited edition multiple produced by the artists for sale to the public. These multiples are all priced under $100 and range in object and function. Each object is created in collaboration with Girls’ Club and is informed by the artists’ interests. This is an opportunity for budding art collectors to own one copy of a signed, limited edition work, published by Girls’ Club.

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Harumi Abe

Talk | Friday, March 21, 7-9pm

Multiple |#USinteriors
Limited edition of 30 monoprints
5 x 7

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AdrienneRose Gionta

Talk: Friday, April 11, 7-9pm

Multiple | One in the Same, 2014
Limited edition of 40 paperback books
with collaborators Frances Tinceri Malish and Annik Adey-Babinsky
11 x 8.5″

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Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez

Talk: Friday, May 23, 7-9pm

Multiple | Banglefest, 2014
Limited edition of 21 hand-crafted acrylic bangle bracelets
$35 each

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Jiae Hwang

Talk: Friday, June 6, 7-9pm

Multiple | Acoustic font #1, 2014
Limited edition set of 30 prints
$35 each

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Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.