Hands up! Shooting Daisy in Wynwood District4.12.2013 - 8.12.2013
4.12.2013 - 8.12.2013
Hands up! Shooting Daisy in Wynwood District Nicole Furman at SPECTRUM Miami 2013 by Dr. Barbara Aust-Wegemund, Art Historian Spectrum Miami December 4-8, 2013 Wynwood Arts District 3111 NE 1stt Avenue at NE 30th St Miami, Fl 33137 email@example.com www.spectrum-miami.com In the heart of Midtown Miami’s Wynwood Art District - alongside powerhouse art fairs like Art Basel, Art Miami, Scope and Miami Project - SPECTRUM showcases innovative new art in an elegant, gallery-style exhibition space. The juried, contemporary art fair is featuring an international slate of artists and galleries. Miami’s Wynwood Art District is the home to more than fifty galleries, five museums, seven art complexes and many art fairs and studios. Global art lovers enjoy discovering this district and named it one of most stylish neighbourhoods in the world. SPECTRUM showcases the best innovative, contemporary art from 50 top galleries and 50 juried studios representing talented artists from around the globe. It is an important event for all serious collectors, curators, museum directors and interior designers, providing an intimate look at some of the most important work at the forefront of the international contemporary art movement. A lifelong fascination with painting, body painting, performances, installations and photography shapes the work of Nicole Furman. The artworks of her series: Disney Fantasy Series, Hommage Series and Silhouette Series will be displayed in her individual booth No. 613 at SPECTRUM Miami. In reviewing her artistic concepts, the Bogota based artist explains the meaning behind her Disney Fantasy Series: “Utilizing Disney characters as symbols of innocence, I seek to question its mere purity- of innocence, that is- discovering that innocence perhaps never was. Alongside, I play with the adult side of the “Ultimate Fantasy” that Disney symbolizes: with a nude body as my canvas and the satisfaction of fulfilling expectations: a proper woman and a macho man, deconstructed. In regards to her other works she mentions: “The Silhouette Series begins the search and exploration of feminine beauty (inside and out) finding it plagued with secret identities and insecurities. At the same time, it is a very personal and vulnerable journey, rendering my body and self as subject matter in various images. While in the Hommage Series I seek for my aesthetic within the pre-existent remembering that it is all a process of construction and reconstruction.” Nicole Furman lives and works in Bogota, Colombia. She enrolled in a two year IB Higher Level Art Program in Lima, Peru where she focused on body painting and short term performance. She also took art courses with a focus on Visual Studies and Art History at Brown University, Providence, RI and Photography, Printmaking and Oil Painting Courses at the Art Center of South Florida where she further developped her artistic career. Nicole Furman participated in various art performance projects of former NYU Tisch Art Students and produced a number of performances and series of body paints of great artistic vision, original content and unprecedented style while living in both Lima and Providence. Amoungst her juried and curated solo shows it should mentioned, that her works were displayed at TOAF (The Other Art Fair)-London, Feria de Arte Odeon-Bogota and Preview Berlin Art Fair-Berlin. Nicole Furman is an emerging multi media artist and body painter. Throughout her career, she has presented a sustained, eloquent, and provocative exploration of the construction of male and female roles and identites drawn from the unlimited supply of images from movies, TV, magazines, fashion and art history. Working with several third party models and herself as model, Nicole has captured herself and others in a range of guises and personas which are at times amusing and disturbing, distasteful and affecting. To create her photographs she assumes multiple roles. With an arsenal of wigs, costumes, masks, and most importantly, body paints, she has deftly altered the (painted) bodies physique of herself and others, and surroundings to create a myriad of intriguing tableaus and characters. Highlighted in the exhibition are in-depth presentations of her key series, including the ground-breaking series "Disney Fantasy” (2013), with photos of Minnie, Daisy, Donal Duck and Mickey which feature the painted bodies in non-stereotypical female or male roles – or the Beautiful works from her Silhouettes Series (2012), her self portraits, that address the experience and representation of beauty, personal layers, self exploration, and mental emotion, in the context of contemporary obsessions with youth, status, reality – and the miracle of our subconsciousness. Be careful. Shootin’ Daisy is waiting in Wynwood District. Or inside yourself? LOCATION Nicole Furman at SPECTRUM Miami: Booth No. 613 Spectrum Miami Tent Wynwood Arts District 3111 NE 1stt Avenue at NE 30th St Miami, Fl 33137 firstname.lastname@example.org www.spectrum-miami.com SPECTRUM Miami Opening Party Wednesday, December 4: 6pm - 10pm VIP Preview: Access for VIP Cardholders & Press Fair Hours: Thursday, December 5: 12pm - 8pm Friday, December 6: 12pm - 9pm Saturday, December 7: 12pm - 9pm Sunday, December 8: 11am - 5pm General Admissions: Opening Preview + Weekend Pass: $25 Trade/ General Admission: $10 Seniors over 60: $15 Children under 16: free CONTACT ARTIST Nicole Furman email@example.com www.cheznicolette.com CONTACT AUTHOR Source/ Copyrights Art History Consulting Dr. Barbara Aust-Wegemund Krokusweg 6a 22869 Hamburg-Schenefeld Germany Phone +49.40.840 503 55 Mobile +49.179.460 5679 firstname.lastname@example.org www.arthistoryconsulting.de About the Author: PhD Barbara Aust-Wegemund, born in Zuerich/ Switzerland, is a German Art Historian and Managing Director at Art History Consulting (AHC). She studied Art History at Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel (Germany), University for Foreigners Perugia (Italy) and London Guildhall University (UK). In 2002 she earned her PhD from University of Kiel with a Dissertation on Modern Sculpture: “Sources of Inspiration.The Meaning of Nature in Henry Moore´s Late Work.” Barbara is an art historian who has written widely on modern and contemporary art. Her essays have been featured in monographs, exhibition catalogues, e-zines, journals and the online editorial department of Goethe Institute Inc. Based in Hamburg since 2002, she has curated several exhibitions for collectors, commercial galleries as well as for non-profits, including the exhibitions of the Creative Womens Collective GEDOK.
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