Shawn Barber’s work will be exhibited alongside a number of other names you’ll recognize in the We’ll Make A Lover Of You Exhibition curated by Francesco LoCastro and presented at Art Basel Miami Beach 2006. The exhibition explores the avant-garde urban contemporary and pop surrealism characteristic of the Lowbrow movement. Forty internationally renowned artists will show their paintings, installations and sculptures at the ACSF Gallery from November 25, 2006 to January 21, 2007.
R. Grimes and Francesco LoCastro are collaborating to create a large-scale mural as the backdrop for the show. A deviation from the white walls traditionally seen in galleries, this colored canvas will connect the hanging pieces, the installations and the physical space. ArtCenter Gallery will be transformed into a venue to be admired as a whole in addition to the individual works within.
- Exhibiting artists include Van Arno, Anthony Ausgang, Gary Baseman, Shawn Barber, Tim Biskup, Andrew Brandou, Ray Caesar, Colin Christian, Sas Christian, Richard Coleman, Dave Cooper, Curve, Dalek, Mike Davis, Cardiac Design, Ron English, Shepard Fairey, Doze Green, R. Grimes of FACTION, Alex Gross, Thomas Han, Jim Houser, Yumiko Kayukawa, David “LEBO” Lebatard, Kris Lewis, Travis Louie, Mars 1, Chris Mars, Scott Musgrove, Niagara, Anne Faith Nicholls, Kevin Peterson, Chris Ryniak, Todd Schorr, Nathan Spoor, Jeff Soto, Miss Van, Jonathan Weiner, Robert Williams and Francesco LoCastro.
“Lowbrow is beginning to enter the realm of the highbrow art world and is quickly becoming the voice of our society â€“ a unique phenomenon which has not been documented within the constructs of past movements” says LoCastro, We’ll Make A Lover Of You curator and artist. “The goal of this show is to add a new facet to Art Basel and to introduce South Florida, as well as the international art community, to a fresh era in art.”
Opening Reception: Friday, December 8, 2006 7 pm to 11 pm.
@ Art Center/South Florida Gallery
800 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
After-Party & Silk Screening Session:
R. Grimes of FACTION will be silk-screening live on Friday, December 8, 2006 at the We’ll Make A Lover of You after-party at The Catalina Hotel (1732 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach). The silk-screening session will take place from 11:00pm to 1:00 a.m. and the party will continue throughout the night. R. Grimes will be working on shirts provided by Alternative Apparel.
On Saturday, December 9, 2006 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, ACSF will be hosting a book-signing event at the 800 Lincoln Road Gallery. Several We’ll Make A Lover Of You artists including Sas Christian, Gary Baseman, Niagara, Shawn Barber, Yumiko Kayukawa, Jonathan Weiner, Richard Coleman, Jeff Soto, LEBO, Ron English, and Dave Cooper have published their own books and will be present to discuss and sign copies. T-shirts, prints and memorabilia will be on sale in the merchant area of the front gallery space.
Produced association with:
The Art Center/ South Florida, Miami Beach
Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles
Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York City
The Shooting Gallery, San Francisco