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Guttenberg Arts hosts a wide range of exhibitions throughout the year which provides STAR artists and community members an outlet to showcase their work and garner exposure. In return we provide the public with a venue which offers unique presentations in an unexpected place... around the corner from their home.
Sculptures and paintings by armando guiller
Curated by Elvis Fuentes
march 18th – april 30th, 2017
Open to the public: Sat. March 18th 12pm - 5pm
Opening Reception: Sat. march 18th 6pm - 9 pm
Guttenberg Arts is pleased to present Joint Ventures, the second iteration of our new Exhibition Program series. Joint Ventures is a solo show of Union City-based artist Armando Guiller, whose work bridges art and engineering. The exhibition features fifteen works through which the artist explores nature’s building blocks, crucial elements that allow for life’s development and growth.
Armando Guiller’s work dwells on jointures as metaphors of change and organic adaptation. He makes joints and junctions visible, bridging the gap between diverse materials, and piecing together disparaging forms. By combining shapes with a twist, straight lines bend and become curves; two-dimensional forms evolve into volumes. As the artist points out, “My sculpting process consists of stacking a chosen material in sections or layers to form a complex body, where the body refers to life, and the sections to those experiences that can turn its course.”
Armando Guiller is a Cuban-American artist, but also works as a civil engineer. He lives and works in Union City, New Jersey. He has participated in numerous exhibitions in the United States and abroad. He recently had a major solo exhibition at the William Paterson University. In Joint Ventures, he presents five mid-size sculptures of his signature style, as well as a series of decades-old works on paper never before shown. This exhibition will be open to the public from March 18th through April 30th at the Lake House at James J. Braddock North Hudson County Park in North Bergen.
Joint Ventures is part of a new Exhibition Program organized by Guttenberg Arts and curated by Meyken Barreto and Elvis Fuentes that focuses on artists living and/or working in the New Jersey area. This new series of exhibitions is taking place in two locations: the Guttenberg Arts Gallery in Guttenberg and the Lake House at James J. Braddock North Hudson County Park in North Bergen.
Cabinet of Curiosities
The Whimsical World of Carlos DeMedeiros
Curated by Meyken Barreto
February 18th – March 24th, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, Feb 18th, 6pm - 9 pm
Guttenberg Arts Gallery is pleased to present Cabinet of Curiosities, a solo exhibition by Carlos DeMedeiros. DeMedeiros is a self-taught artist, who works exclusively with found and discarded objects, reassembling and turning them into singular creatures, scenes or artifacts.
Cabinet of Curiosities is just a sneak peek into the variety of elements and ideas that are part of the creative universe of this artist, who has developed a whimsical, unprejudiced and expressive poetic language. DeMedeiros understands art as an integral part of life, as therapy, as an entertainment and as a form of communication. Regarding his work the artist has stated:
“All of my pieces are reflections of my experiences I truly believe that Art is a tonic for the human spirit.“
In his working place everything is possible: a light bulb could turn into a candle and a chick at the same time, a broken doll into a political statement, a hammer into a bird or a piece of wood into an odd crucifix. Entering his studio is a way to get into the fabulous, unique and extremely creative thinking of DeMedeiros. That is why this exhibition aims to recreate the environment of the artist studio, highlighting the sensitivity and singularity of his aesthetic proposal.
Carlos DeMedeiros is Brazilian-born and former Monastic scholar. He lives in New Jersey and works at the Sun Union Mill Lofts in Union City. He has participated in exhibitions at the New York Public Library, Art Students League of New York, the Bakehouse Art Complex in Miami, Bluffton University’s Grace Albrecht Gallery in Ohio, and the Outsider Art Fair in New York among others.
Cabinet of Curiosities is part of a new Exhibition Program organized by Guttenberg Arts and curated by Meyken Barreto and Elvis Fuentes that focuses on artists living and/or working in the New Jersey area. This new series of exhibitions will take place in two locations: the Guttenberg Arts Gallery in Guttenberg and the Lake House at James J. Braddock Park in North Bergen. For more information visit www.guttenbergarts.org.