FUTURESPECTIVE

"FUTURESPECTIVE" Opening: Thursday, Feb. 14th 2013 Works by: George Sanchez-Calderon Christopher Carter Nicola Costantino Johnny Robles Kiki Valdes Jel Martinez Constanza Piaggio David Marsh JeanPaul Mallozzi Ruben Ubiera Florencia Rodríguez Giles
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FUTURESPECTIVE Opening Tonight

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FUTURE
SPECTIVE 
George Sanchez-Calderon
Christopher Carter
Nicola Costantino
Johnny Robles
Kiki Valdes
Jel Martinez
Constanza Piaggio 
David Marsh
JeanPaul Mallozzi
Ruben Ubiera
Presented by: 
The Rozenblum Foundation
The Michael Margulies Artist Agency 

Curator: Kiki Valdes
8:00pm - 11:00pm
ARTE CITY BUILDING 
2155 Washington Court Suite 109
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(Behind Bass Museum) 


TONIGHT - FEB. 14

    



    

FUTURESPECTIVE OPENS

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FUTURESPECTIVE  

George Sanchez-Calderon
Christopher Carter
Nicola Costantino
Johnny Robles
Kiki Valdes
Jel Martinez
Constanza Piaggio 
David Marsh
JeanPaul Mallozzi
Ruben Ubiera

THURSDAY. FEB 14th
THE MICHAEL MARGULIES ARTIST AGENCY PRESENTS 
ARTE CITY BUILDING 
2155 Washington Court #109
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(Behind Bass Museum) 
8pm - 11pm 

Curator: Kiki Valdes

FUTURESPECTIVE: KIKI VALDES

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SOME FUTURESPECTIVE: 
KIKI  
Kiki Valdes is exhibiting and curating the group show FUTURESPECTIVE - Opens Feb. 14th 2013 

Can you elaborate and tell us more about your current work?


I’ve been making paintings that have a cartoon quality to them…but at the same time they are painted a bit aggressively and not so much in a traditional cartoon graphic style. Some cartoon shapes would make great abstract paintings. Cartoons are a strong force because they grab us as children….so the moment we see them as adults in a serious context we pay a bit more attention because it pulls us to childhood. The only other power to do that are parents. I see it as an extremely powerful tool to say something in painting right now. If it wasn’t I wouldn’t bother. For me it’s just a stage where I’m at right now. It makes sense to me.

Please tell us about your forthcoming group show “Futurespective.”


Well it’s cool because I partnered up with my dealer Mike and got the Rozenblum Foundation involved. The work is really about what is happening in the artist studio right now. It’s really about where these 11 artists are going. They all got different backgrounds. It’s the beginning of something special and we are piecing together all these artists that work very differently but are actively making work. None of these artists… career-wise could have a retrospective at this point in their lives….so its called FUTURESPECTIVE for the works these artists are creating right now will define where they go in their careers in the next 5 to 10 years.

  FUTURESPECTIVE 






George Sanchez-Calderon
Christopher Carter
Nicola Costantino
Johnny Robles
Kiki Valdes
Jel Martinez
Constanza Piaggio 
David Marsh
JeanPaul Mallozzi
Ruben Ubiera
Florencia Rodríguez Giles
VALDES

FUTURESPECTIVE: JOHNNY ROBLES

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SOME FUTURESPECTIVE: 
JOHNNY ROBLES 
Johnny Robles is exhibiting in the upcoming group show "FUTURESPECTIVE" - Opening: Thursday, Feb. 14th 2013
ROBLES THOUGHTS ON FUTURESPECTIVE 
I'm excited to show with artists whose work I like. I'm gonna be showing these new "floater" pieces. I'm in the first stages of this body of work. They're bubble like forms made from acrylic and maple wood...It's the idea of a form that's changing, like glass taking shape where what would be behind it is absent, bending the laws of nature. The idea is derived from the floaters that everyone sees on the outer shell of their eye, that constantly changing transparent shape, usually worm-like. I'm making them 3 dimensional, and trying to capture the organic shape of a soap bubble at the same time."
"I like the negative space and embracing the minimal quality, even though it's a complex form that's very carefully made. It's an exploration that's still unfolding. I work backwards. I build the frame and then I think of what's going to go in it. I build a boundary, then go into the playground and get loose." 
FUTURESPECTIVE 

George Sanchez-Calderon
Christopher Carter
Nicola Costantino
Johnny Robles
Kiki Valdes
Jel Martinez
Constanza Piaggio 
David Marsh
JeanPaul Mallozzi
Ruben Ubiera
Florencia Rodríguez Giles

Presented by: 
The Rozenblum Foundation
The Michael Margulies Artist Agency 


Curator: Kiki Valdes


8:00pm - 11:00pm


ARTE CITY BUILDING 
2155 Washington Court Suite 109
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(Behind Bass Museum) 


More Info: MarguliesAgency.com
Info@MarguliesAgency.com
305.972.8962
Opening: Thursday, Feb. 14th 2013
Words/Images via: New Times 

FUTURESPECTIVE - Opens Thursday!

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FUTURESPECTIVE: DAVID MARSH

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SOME FUTURESPECTIVE:
DAVID MARSH 

You experiment with layers, materials and techniques. Do you need the freedom to experiment or do you need various techniques to express who you are as an artist?


Both. These are not separate concepts in my work. They go hand-in-hand and support each other.


What are your latest interests in terms of techniques and subject matter?


Sewing is an element I’ve recently started using. It used to be something where I just did it to see what happens and now I sew a lot. My subject matter is the same as it ever was---it’s just material, shape and design.


Where do you see your art going?


I can’t predict where my art will go because I am always changing my work and challenging myself.


Does Miami inspire you?


Yes—it’s beautiful here. I’m not too inspired by the art scene as a whole, but I’m positive about what goes on within it. The atmosphere outside is more inspirational to me—for example, some of my paintings incorporate sports jerseys. I was inspired to do this out of being able to exercise and be active with my friends. Being around here keeps me in that mood.


You are part of the upcoming group show “Futurespective.” Can you tell us more about the exhibit?


I believe in the group of artists that were chosen to be a part of this show. I believe they are all great artists.


DAVID MARSH IS IN THE NEW GROUP EXHIBIT "FUTURESPECTIVE" OPENING FEB. 14TH 
Excerpts from interview for Miami Art Zine. Words by Heike Dempster
Opening: Thursday, Feb. 14th 2013
Presented by:
The Rozenblum Foundation
The Michael Margulies Artist Agency

Curator: Kiki Valdes


8:00pm - 11:00pm


ARTE CITY BUILDING
2155 Washington Court Suite 109
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(Behind Bass Museum)


More Info: MarguliesAgency.com
Info@MarguliesAgency.com
305.972.8962
Works by:
George Sanchez-Calderon
Christopher Carter
Nicola Costantino
Johnny Robles
Kiki Valdes
Jel Martinez
Constanza Piaggio
David Marsh
JeanPaul Mallozzi
Ruben Ubiera
Florencia Rodríguez Giles
FUTURESPECTIVE




       

FUTURESPECTIVE: RUBEN UBIERA

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SOME FUTURESPECTIVE:
RUBEN
 

UBIERA
Interview excerpts from Wonderland Magazine. 
"FUTURESPECTIVE"
 Opening: Thursday, Feb. 14th 2013

You are part of the upcoming group show “Futurespective.” What can you already tell us about the show and your work in it?


I think it’s something very different than what people are used to see. I know a lot of the artists in the show and have worked with some in the past. Most of them are locals, all talented. I believe people will be arrested by the element of surprise behind every corner.


You incorporate found objects such as wood, newspapers and old skateboards. Can you elaborate on why you use objects and make them part of your art?



Yes. I do incorporate all sort of objects and re-claimed wood found on the streets. It is after all our environment. I try to get objects that are unusual, items you rarely see, work with them and assemble a balanced composition with them until something starts to take shape. I find that people relate to these items, which make an initial connection, but then, I change their perspective by creating something completely different and unexpected on top of each ensemble. It has become a true definition of “one ugly item by itself, it’s just ugly – one hundred ugly items, organized and systematically planned, become beautiful.”



You are from the Dominican Republic. How does your heritage inform your art?



In almost every way. First off: color. My island has a lot of color and folklore. I try using my folklore to focus on my heritage, and hide it within my work. I don’t like to scream my origin, but if someone happens to see a symbol or a Dominican item like the “Limping Devil,” guira or drums, then great! If not, no big deal. But the reality is that a lot of ideas I have, have been brewing ever since I was a child in that small island in the Caribbean. I just now posses the tools to do it. My nationality does not dictate my art, but it shapes it. ---- Keep reading this interview right here

Works by:

George Sanchez-Calderon
Christopher Carter
Nicola Costantino
Johnny Robles
Kiki Valdes
Jel Martinez
Constanza Piaggio
David Marsh
JeanPaul Mallozzi
Ruben Ubiera
Florencia Rodríguez Giles


Presented by:
The Rozenblum Foundation
The Michael Margulies Artist Agency

Curator: Kiki Valdes


8:00pm - 11:00pm


ARTE CITY BUILDING
2155 Washington Court Suite 109
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(Across from Bass Museum)


More Info: MarguliesAgency.com
Info@MarguliesAgency.com
305.972.8962

FUTURESPECTIVE: NICOLA COSTANTINO

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Nicola Costantino was born in Rosario (1964) where she studied Fine Arts, produced and exhibited her first works, and also learned the new sculpture techniques that influenced the concept of her production; the molds of human and animal bodies cast from the original that characterize her work.

In 1994 with the support of Pablo Suárez, she attended the Barracas Workshop of Antorchas Foundation coordinated by Suárez and Benedit. Shortly after moving to Buenos Aires, she spent a year in Houston, Texas, in the Core Program for Artists, where she began producing silicon human skin to make dresses and lavish coats with human hair necks. Nicola learned design and haute couture in her adolescence working with her mother in her clothes factory, which allowed her to create “Peletería humana” [Human Furriery] a work of the finest quality.

Since 1997, the support of Benzacar Gallery facilitated her inclusion in the international art scene through her participation in art fairs. The following year, she presented her “Chanchobolas” [Hog-balls], an emblematic work from the animal sculpture line that she would continue with


NICOLA COSTANTINO
One of the artists featured in FUTURESPECTIVE
Group show opens Feb. 14th 

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Friso de nonatos” [Frieze of Unborn Animals] in 1999 and “Animal Motion Planet” in 2004.

“Peletería Humana”, a window display with twenty mannequins dressed in Nicola’s designs, represented Argentina at the Biennial of Sao Paulo in 1998, whose director was Pablo Herkenhoff, and the theme “anthropophagy and cannibalism”.  This presentation led to several exhibitions and international biennials, and the reproduction of her work a number of catalogs. The display was also shown in the First Liverpool Biennial and Jeffrey Deitch invited her to turn his Soho gallery into a boutique in September 2000. At the same time, the selection committee of the MOMA became aware of Nicola’s work and added her “Male Nipples Corset” to their collection. This was followed by a show at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Buenos Aires [Buenos Aires National Museum of Fine Arts] and a second one in the projects room of The Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona.

In 2004, Nicola presented “Animal Motion Planet”, a series of orthopedic machines for unborn animals, consisting of chromed iron mechanisms powered by engines, and she launched “Savon de Corps” [Body Soap] at the MALBA [Buenos Aires Museum of Latin American Art], which is formed by a multiple of 100 pieces imitating an exclusive cosmetic product. Nicola produced this soap with 3% of fat from a liposuction and created the slogan “Take a bath with me” that attracted media attention. Nicola became the artist, the model and the prime matter of her work.

From then on, Nicola’s public relevance gave sense to her later production. The encounter with Gabriel Valansi in 2006 marked her entrance in the world of photography. In her work, she has combined two types of images: a series that refers to important works in the history of photography and art, and others that crisscross some element of her imaginary and her identity as an artist. The constant is her role as leading character representing different personalities, glamorous and feminine, hard worker, maternal, intimidating. In this last production, marked by her maternity, she adds the value of her experience a
     
FUTURESPECTIVE
 Opening: Thursday, Feb. 14th 2013


Works by:
George Sanchez-Calderon
Christopher Carter
Nicola Costantino
Johnny Robles
Kiki Valdes
Jel Martinez
Constanza Piaggio
David Marsh
JeanPaul Mallozzi
Ruben Ubiera
Florencia Rodríguez Giles
Presented by:
The Rozenblum Foundation
The Michael Margulies Artist Agency

Curator: Kiki Valdes


8:00pm - 11:00pm


ARTE CITY BUILDING
2155 Washington Court Suite 109
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(Across from Bass Museum)


More Info: MarguliesAgency.com
Info@MarguliesAgency.com
305.972.8962





   

FUTURESPECTIVE - PRESS RELEASE

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FUTURESPECTIVE

 

The Rozenblum Foundation and the Michael Margulies Artist Agency Present the Group Show “Futurespective,” Curated by Kiki Valdes

MIAMI

- February 4, 2013 - The Michael Margulies Artist Agency and Kiki Valdes announce "Futurespective," a group installation focused on the exciting times in Miami's art scene. From striving local talent to a growing impact on the international art conversation, “Futurespective” encapsulates Miami's new era while highlighting significant developments in the city. The forward-thinking, emerging and mid-career artists showcased in “Futurespective” offer new, artistic perspectives by experimenting with contemporary media and exploring different themes to encourage new discourse.

























Each member of the group interprets the theme individually, such as Christopher Carter’s heavy, powerful sculptures with deep roots in history or David Marsh's abstract, visual paintings with layers, materials, techniques and the place of the painter himself. George Sanchez-Calderon’s large-scale projects engage in the modern condition while JeanPaul Mallozzi adds his distinct paintings of emotional observation. Jel Martinez puts an urban spin on art -- going beyond graffiti with explorations of erasure, removal and texture.

The group show features works by local artists Christopher Carter, David Marsh, George Sanchez-Calderon, JeanPaul Mallozzi, Jel Martinez, Johnny Robles, Kiki Valdes and Ruben Ubiera as well as Argentine artists Nichola Constantino, Constanza Piaggio and Florencia Rodriguez Giles. Each one differs in practice; however, all share a forward-driven vision based on a pattern of new discoveries in the Miami art landscape. Curator and artist Kiki Valdes' close connection to each member of the group allows Valdes to mix and match the works, “like a jigsaw puzzle,” until the vision of “Futurespective” comes to life.

Johnny Robles’ work ranges from murals to the juxtaposition of delicate black and white renderings with bright colors and site-specific installations. Kiki Valdes’ expressionist paintings explore the multi-dimensional complexities of people, religion, American-life, sex, and superstition. Ruben Ubiera’s Post-Grafism, centered on urban life and the Diaspora culture of the city via installation and mixed media, adds to Miami’s present and future representation. Nicola Constantino, Constanza Piaggio and Florencia Rodriguez Giles add views from behind the lens. Constantino’s photography explores female identity and questions the ambivalent codes of conduct in modern society. Piaggio uses visual language to transcend barriers and explore the unknown while Rodriguez Giles examines transcultural themes such as spirituality.


The “Futurespective” opening reception will be held on Thursday, February 4th and run through Thursday, February 28th at the Arte City Building in Miami Beach.


Opening Reception - Thursday, February 14, 8 -11 pm

Closing Reception - Thursday, February 28, 8 - 11 pm

For more information on “Futurespective,” the artists, or upcoming events visit:

www.marguliesagency.com or call 305.972.8962.

  DAVID MARSH 
CHRISTOPHER CARTER 
 NICOLA COSTANTINO
GEORGE SANCHEZ-CALDERON 
  KIKI VALDES
RUBEN UBIERA