Denise Bibro Fine Art, in Chelsea, New York is presenting “Appropriations”, an exhibition of re-purposed media, from October 8th through November 7th, 2015. The opening reception is October 8th, 6-8pm.
The exhibition features work by artists Linda Vallejo, Carlos Estevez, and Tyrome Tripoli, in which adopted and recycled imagery re-contextualize human-made visual culture.
With readymade and found-object iconography, “Appropriations” spotlights a cohesive sampling of re-work distinct to each represented artist.
Tyrome Tripoli: Brooklyn-based artist Tripoli’s assemblages blend materials and compositions into carefully crafted “abstract paintings.” Pre-existing materials and forms connect in an organic, purposeful way; the deliberate integration of part relies on the color, shape, and past life of each individual object. The relationship of the materials and previously recognizable function create a new subtext and “leaves the piece open to metaphoric exploration.”
Linda Vallejo, a California-based artist, fuses contemporary pop-culture with her multicultural experiences immersed in the Chicano/Latino/Mexican American community: a combination that further develops her artistic practice. With untamed images and re-mapped contexts, statements of race, color, class alter the pre-determined cultural symbols underscoring the creation of “an America that included me.”
Cuban artist Estevez delves into the visual representation of man and the universe. Composed collages are selectively pieced together as inquiries into their underlying conceptual connections with each other. With distinct elements of symmetry and balance, Estevez fragments and compartmentalizes the collages: a visual that reflects his reflective process “intermingled with the dynamic of the human thinking.”
About Denise Bibro
Denise Bibro began exhibiting the work of a diverse group of contemporary artists in corporate and alternative spaces in 1980. After showcasing work at her art salon in Union Square, 1987, she opened her first gallery in SoHo. Denise Bibro Fine Art moved to its current Chelsea location in 1997. It encompasses the main gallery as well as a project space, Platform, which provides over 4,000 square feet of exhibition space.
Denise Bibro Fine Art presents and promotes both emerging and established artists. The gallery’s emphasis is on painting, works on paper, sculpture, and multi-media works. The programming for Platform explores more conceptual work, including video and installation works, as well as presenting collaborative projects with other curators and dealers.
Ms. Bibro also provides comprehensive advisory services for both artists and collectors. She offers portfolio reviews, promotion, publicity, and grantwriting for artists. She offers art appraisals and installation services for collectors.
Visit Denise Bibro Fine Art website at www.denisebibrofineart.com