AxcessArt to Present YOU CAN'T GO HOME Group Exhibit, 10/5
On October 5, 2013 from 6-9 p.m. at 109 Willoughby Street, Brooklyn, AxcessArt-New York's newest artist showcase from the combined creative efforts of cultural curators Vanessa Fernandez and Jerry Gomez-presents You Can't Go Home featuring the works of artists Jaime Bandres Ruiz, Trevor Foster, Erik Jones, and Sebastian Pinaud. In You Can't Go Home, Bandres Ruiz, Foster, Jones, and Pinaud, all transplants to New York City, explore and present different personal visions of home-from the literal to the nostalgic, the fond to the downright mocking. You Can't Go Home is AxcessArt's second exhibition presented in New York City, and will run from October 5th through October 13th. After October 5th,You Can't Go Home will be on display by appointment only.
"Producing nomadic shows give us the freedom to provide accessible programming throughout New York City featuring inspiring artists without formal representation," says Fernandez. "Both Jerry and I have worked with emerging artists separately in our careers; AxcessArt was an organic progression. There are incredible artists working in New York who are not exhibited in traditional gallery shows and AxcessArt fills this niche. We feel passionately about introducing emerging, unrepresented artists at fair prices to untapped audiences."
Jaime E. Bandres Ruiz
Jaime E. Bandres Ruiz currently lives and works in New York City. Bandres Ruiz's current body of work created for You Can't Go Home focuses on abstract linear concepts explored through mixed media. This concept is a visual exploration of his past, current, and future travels, as well as the various places in which he has resided throughout his life. Born in Venezuela, raised in Colombia and Miami, educated at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and later transplanted to New York, Bandres Ruiz's nomadic life has informed the linear, map-like quality of his work. The work is inspired by the artist's fascination with the interaction between natural and arbitrary man-made lines, their resulting shapes, and their effects on our lives.
Trevor B. Foster
Trevor B. Foster is an artist living and working in New York City. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking and art history from New York University. Foster's work is concerned with truth and beauty-sometimes growing like flax flowers in springtime, sometimes decaying like cypress trees in dark water, but always watched over by machines of loving grace.
Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, Erik Jones received a bachelor's degree from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2007. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY, where he also works as an artist full-time. His work has been featured in exhibits at Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA; ThinkSpace, Los Angeles, CA, and was recently on the cover of Hi-Fructose magazine. Jones' work captures a heightened sense of realism through the contrast of hyperrealist subjects and nonrepresentational abstract forms. This effect is achieved by using multiple mediums such as watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic, water-soluble wax pastel, and water-soluble oil on paper. For the body of work created for You Can't Go Home, Jones abandoned his figurative subjects in favor of geometric, non-representational forms and figures, exploring-in a literal sense-the notion of "home" as a three-dimensional structure.
Sebastian Pinaud de Zubiria
Sebastian Pinaud de Zubiria makes installations and mixed media artworks. With the use of appropriated materials borrowed from a day-to-day context, Pinaud de Zubiria creates work through labor-intensive processes that can be explicitly seen as a personal exorcism. Through this practice, he creates work in which everyday objects are altered or detached from their natural function-pompous writings and Utopian constructivist designs are juxtaposed with trivial objects or trite sayings. Pinaud de Zubiria's work questions the conditions of appearance of an image in the context of contemporary visual culture in which images, representations, and ideas normally function. By referencing romanticism, black humor, and symbolism, he creates work where categories are subtly reversed, associations and meanings collide. This work ultimately generates diverse and intentionally divisive meanings.