Please join us at the White Porch Gallery @ R house for “Eklelktikoa” from Janaruy 9th through February 5th 2015
….featuring artist Javier Echenique and other artists and eclectic works by:
Steve Bowersock (Provincetown, MA),
Dietmar Brixy (Mannheim, Germany)
Manela Holly (Cali, Colombia),
Yunier Gomez Torres (Cuba),
Danilo Gonzalez (PR/USA),
Emilio Martinez (Honduras),
Javier Echenique (Spain),
Peggy Mella (France)
Works can be seen in our catalog and details of each artist in our artist section.
….or just stop in to enjoy the art!
Thanks to everyone for making Art for Equality with HRC such a big success – and fun! Proceeds from the silent auction supported both HRC and the artists. Want to see the event? Check out this great video recapping the energy in Wynwood and at the White Porch Gallery @ R House:
It was a personal challenge to create an environment that is more than just a stylish boutique hotel or restaurants simply with art. I wanted to create a contemporary meeting place that had a buzz about it and where people would want to go as a destination for either their vacation, their evening, or special event.
Founder & Curator
Yunier Gomez Torres was born in Remedios Villa Clara, Cuba on February 25, 1982. Arts and education background include: Fine Arts Professional, Member of the AHS, Member of the Cuban Fund of Cultural Property. Career in Letters of Sociocultural Studies at University “Marta Abreu “– Santa Clara,Cuba. Director of Fine Arts sessions at Portico Gallery AHS, Santa Clara, Cuba
Yunier has participated in numerous exhibitions in different countries and part of his work is in private collections in countries such as France , USA , Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Canada, Ecuador, Chile and others. His work has been discussed by important Cuban Art Critics such as Rufo Caballero, Danilo Vega, Yaisi Ojeda, etc. Yunier also participated in the exhibition called “The Last Supper” at Fine Arts Santa Clara Gallery in Cuba.
2010 “Te Guste O No Te Guste” (Like it or not). Museo de la Parranda. Remedios,Cuba.2009- “La Ultima Cena”. (The Last Supper) Galería Provincial de Arte. Santa Clara.Villa Clara. Cuba.
2009- “Me Hieres y Dices Que Me Quieres”. (You Hurt Me and Then you Say You Love Me) Galería Wilfredo Lam. Sagua La Grande. V.C. Cuba.
2009- “Un Palo No Hace El Monte”. (A Stick Does Not Make A Forrest) Galería de la UNEAC, Cienfuegos. Cuba.
2008- “El Muchachón Promete”. (Kiddo Promises) Galería Wilfredo Lam. Sagua la Grande. Villa Clara. Cuba.
(for more info on exhibitions and background please see: http://yunier-gomez.blogspot.com)
Janet Mueller’s paintings are bold images created by throwing large strokes of crudely mixed paint at canvases. Though the images appear to be simple, the meaning behind them is oftentimes complex. Strokes may represent people; rage circles with wild cases depict the light.
Things found along her path on Miami streets transform into elements of the work as well. Pieces of found metal and odd discarded debris turn into three dimensional forms that interact with the paintings. Janet combines varnished tree debris and found objects with molded class to create sculptures, many of which are kinetic. Hanging mobiles dance in front of paintings bringing the view into an expanded dimension. Many of Mueller’s canvasses are stabled to frames made from weathered wood pallets. Sometimes scraps of canvas are dean together and crackle medium applied over the seams. The cracked paint and old wood add character and depth to the work, but the images are forever contemporary.
Originally from Champaign, IL Jane Mueller has lived in South Florida for more than 20 years. Her work as been show in galleries in Miami, New York City, Lexington, KY, and Rome Italy – and has been purchased by collectors all over the world.
E X H I B I T I O N S
2014 ARTcycle,Exhibited sculptures made from bike parts Coral Gables Museum Jan. 23-Feb. 23 2014, MIAMI SHORES 2014 ART IN PUBLIC PLACES PROGRAM: solo artist selected to exhibit work through 2014 by Miami Shores Fine Arts Commission. R HOUSE 2727 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, FL Selected to paint an abstract mural on outside of building in courtyard, 90 x 15 ft,November 2013. 2013 – current. GALLERY
For more information on exhibitions, background, and details please see: http://www.arts-jmm.co
1961 born in Mannheim, Germany 1985-1991 Studies at the National Academy of Fine Arts, Karlsruhe, Germany with Professors Wilhelm Loth, Michael Sandle, Harald Klingelhöller, Katharina Fritsch, Werner Pokorny and Elisabeth Wagner 1988– First Place, Annual Fine Art Competition, Academy of Fine Arts, Karlsruhe, Germany 1989 – Awarded grant by the city of Mannheim to study in Krakow, Poland Since 1991 independent visual artist living and working in Mannheim, Germany 1998 – Advancement Award from Ludwig Roos Foundation 1999–2001- Renovation of the Old Pumping Station, Mannheim-Neckarau, to a home and atelier. Includes planning and developing an extensive garden surrounding the art nouveau structure built in 1903. 2004– First prize, preservation of a historic property, from the state of Baden Wuertemberg 2008 –„WELDE Award“ (people choice award).
Altes Pumpwerk Neckarau, „Ten – Zehn Jahre Kunst im Alten Pumpwerk“ (OAS) and special guests: Anke Eilergerhard, Detlef Waschkau (Gallery Tammen & Partner, Berlin).
Christian Marx Galerie, Düsseldorf, “Fine Art Summer” (GS).
Gallery Cornelia Kamp, Sylt, „Discover. Brixy“ (OAS).
Stadtgalerie Mannheim „20 years Welde award“ (GS).
Gallery Tammen & Partner, Berlin, „Discover. Brixy“ (OAS).
Art KARLSRUHE 2014 with Gallery Tammen & Partner (one artist show).
R-House/White Porch Gallery, Wynwood Arts District, Miami, USA „Discover Brixy“ (AS).
Badischer Kunstverein, Mitgliederausstellung (GS)
(for more info on exhibitions and background please http://en.brixy.de )
Danilo Gonzalez was born in 1963, in the Dominican Republic where he began his life and education. Living in Paris, France, New York, Caracas, and Mexico, before returning to the United States to establish with the West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, in Stowe, Vermont and then in Wynwood Miami Florida. He has worked in many mediums over his 30 year career, including performance art, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and painting. He is in constant search for new techniques and ideas to integrate to his future body of work, focusing mainly in the industrial and recycling materials. His work has been awarded and honored in several biennials and art contests, and has been shown extensively across the United States, France, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Belgium, Cuba, Mexico, Colombia, Canada, Ecuador, Italy, Japan, England, Morocco, Martinique, Guadalupe, Chile, Spain, amongst others. His work can be found in several private, government and corporate collections around the world, which includes the permanent collections of the Housatonic Museum of Connecticut, Musèe du Colombie in France, Museum of Modern Art in the Dominican Republic, el Centro Leon, Museo del Hombre Dominicano, Museo de Historia y Geografia, la Casa Consistorial de Santiago, el Centro de Arte de la Victoria in Venezuela, Museo Soto, and Museo del Dibujo, among others.
Danilo Gonzalez’ environmental alarm of how human activity, such as growth in population, motivates him to comprehend psychological and behavioral designs of civilization as a global and expanding species. The unraveling destruction of planet Earth and collective place that humanity shares prompts the viewer to accept personal responsibility.
His bodies of work explore “The Forest,” the physical land people occupy as civilizations; “Interior”, the personal habitats one create to shield the hostilities of nature; and “Heads,” that expose subconscious psyches.
For more details, please see: http://www.wynwoodwarehouseproject.com
In many ways, artist Katherine Baltivik is Provincetown. “I came here in the early seventies,” the artist and co-owner of the Charles-Baltivik Gallery says.
“I knew I belonged here. So I made a plan and worked my derrière off and made it happen.”
Baltivik didn’t just want to be another painter working in Provincetown: she wanted everything—her life, her art, her civic involvement—to be intricately interwoven with the town. “I came here with this dream, to capture the history of the town and its ever-changing façade,” she says. It’s that façade for which she has become rightfully famous: her intricate renditions of houses, public buildings, boats, dunes, and harbor. “My painting styles are directly influenced by Provincetown masters such as Blanche Lazell and the color theories of Hans Hoffman,” Baltivik says.
“My work is always changing as I am continuously refining it, from doing detailed works on copper to town-centered themes on maplewood, to landscapes and buildings, shorelines and oceans. What I’m really trying to do is portray the real Provincetown through my eyes.”
An open door
But what is it about this place that is so magical to her?
“I fit here,” Baltivik answers with a shrug and a smile. “I love it all: the lifestyle and people. The water. The magnificent ever-changing environment. The hidden places. The quiet winters to paint. The busy summers with all that you can do. I live on the top of a dune where I am high above it all and surrounded by quiet …”
“Provincetown is rich in art and history,” Baltivik says. “I feel part of that, and I’m developing a place in the long line of artists that came before me and will come after me.” She is intensely aware of her place in that continuum of Provincetown artists—and of her mission to the town. “My gallery keeps the same tradition, Provincetown art by those who love the town and work here, their Provincetown. As both an artist and a gallery owner, Provincetown and its history is always my focus.”
For more information and details please see: http://cbgallery.net
Art Education: Bellas Artes (Cali – Colombia b. 1972). Marianela grew up surrounded by walls decorated with copies of renaissance paintings – always intrigued by the idealized mythological characters, what they represented, and how they were portrayed.
After working as a artist for over 17 years and falling in love with pop art, its colors, and playfulness, she decided to bring back the characters she grew up with into her art.
Marianela plays with the relationship between characters, clothes, settings, and feelings. She looks at Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam, for example, and asks herself where he would have chosen to be born if he had been given the opportunity.
“By night, the lights of art lifted my heart and spirit. By day, the reality of life pulled me downward to earth. Day after day, work filled my time and claimed my energy. Night after night, dreams invaded my sleep. To me these were my invitations to create something of beauty with my hands.” M.Holly.
April– 2014, Princeton, FL
Art Fusion Galleries
“Subjects of Splendor”
2nd Award – Annual International Fine Arts Competition
April 13 – 2013, Miami, FL
The Art League of Fort Myers
A National Juried Art Competition Excellence Award
November 2 – 2012, Fort Myers, FL
OMA Orlando Museum of Art,
April 7 – 2011, Orlando, FL
Elke Reva Sudin is a Brooklyn-based visual artist exploring the tension between the traditional and the contemporary in the wake of globalization. She uses her art as a bridge to create harmony between visual and societal chaos, receiving international acclaim for her “Hipsters & Hassids” painting series and has been featured in The NY Times, NY Daily News, Haaretz, EL PAÍS, Hartford Courant and others. Sudin received a BFA in Illustration from Pratt Institute in New York. Her new series “We Are Patriarchs” is touring the US.
Sudin lives with her filmmaker husband Saul in Brooklyn, New York. Follow her @elkerevasudin and view her work at www.elkerevasudin.com.
2014 Hipsters and Hassids, German Consulate, New York, NY
2013 Three Series Retrospective, Jewish Education Project, New York, NY
2013 We Are Patriarchs, Hadas Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Urban Bubble, Chase Family Gallery, Mandel JCC, Hartford, CT
2011 Hipsters and Hassids and other Judaic works, Greenstein Gallery, Cedarhurst, NY
2010 Hipsters and Hassids, Le Salon d’Art, New York, NY
2014 Jewish Educational Leaders, JOFA (Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance), New York, NY
2014 ConiCon, Con Artist, New York, NY
2013 Members Only, Culturefix, New York, NY
2012 BoCoCa Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Seeking Space, The Loom, Brooklyn, NY
2012 JustArt, Benrimon Contemporary, New York, NY
2012 Self Promotion, Pratt Institute Library, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Windows to the Divine, Madden Museum, Greenwood Village, Colorado
2011 Distant Cousins: Jewish and Muslim Women Speak, CSV Cultural Center (LES), New York, NY
2010 The Dura Europos Project, Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, Philadelphia, PA
2010 Seduced by the Sacred, Hartford, CT
2010 Transcending History: Moving Beyond Slavery and the Holocaust, Vivant Art Collection, Philadelphia, PA
2010 Buy What You Love, Fundraiser for the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Jack Shainman Gallery, NY, NY
2009 A Book About Death, Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery, NY, NY; Otis College of Art and Design, LA, CA; The Mobius Artists Group Gallery, Boston, MA
2009 Gleason’s Gym Boxing Art Exhibition, DUMBO Art Under the Bridge Festival, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Nonsense NYC 10th Anniversary Show, 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY
Bowersock is a bit surreal, or maybe just a little dreamy; it depends on how you view the work. Bowersock’s art straddles the new neo-surrealism, surreal and dreamscape disciplines; it is mindscape, or an escape from reality that fosters subconscious exploration.
Bowersock, a native of the Ohio alluminum mill region “where velvet Elvis’s were fine art,” started to pursue painting seriously nearly two decades, following a stint in the US Marine Corp. He studied at Granite State College, in New Hampshire, and at Sanctuary Arts, Eliot, Maine.
Bowersock has exhibited in numerous invitational and curated exhibitions throughout the East Coast. He received Best in Show at the Gallery at 100 Market in Portsmouth NH, and addition recognitions. He is currently a resident of Provincetown, Massachusetts.
So much of the mystery is implied in the use of his symbolism, colors, startling reds and blues, or soothing greens and earth tones. But it is the language that moves us to search first the canvas then ourselves. They rouse a contemplative unease, an enigma to solve.
11/02 York Arts Association, York ME.
06/03 Prescott Park Arts Festival Juried Exhibition, Portsmouth, NH.
08/03 47th Annual Show; York Art Association (Group), York, ME.
05/03 Spring Show; York Art Association (Group), York, ME
09/03 Autumn Show; York Art Association (Group), York, ME
05/04 Spring Show; York Art Association (Group), York, ME
07/04 Summer Show; York Art Association (Group), York, ME
04/06 Winter Show; 100 Market Street Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
10/06 Artists of Provincetown, MA. J&W Gallery, New Hope, PA
06/07 Summer Splendor, Artstream Gallery, Rochester, NH
11/07 Winter Show Juried Exhibition; Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA
05/08 Mansion in May; Designer Show House, Heim Far Hills, NJ … and many more…
Awards & Merits
05/04 Merit Award Spring Show; York Art Association, York ME
04/11 Second Place at “Just My Imagination,” juried exhibition, The Gallery at 100 Market, Portsmouth NH.
Honduran born American artist Emilio Martinez embraced painting as a means of expression. Born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras in 1981. He immigrated with his family to Miami in 1994 where he has since lived and resided.
His work comes to life through his persistence of the dream realm – created through the constant repetitive dreams from his childhood memories. He is in ongoing contact with the spiritual world through icons, symbols and texts from an unknown past of ancient primitive indigenous descendants. His work comes to life through the Bi-cultural puzzle, which he de-codes, on a daily basis using a sketchbook where he records like a dairy, his obsessions, passions and fears.
His palette is of a true colorist. His imagery from the primitive warriors of the past rendered Emilio one of the most authentic creators in Miami. He is currently represented in Miami by The Purvis Young Estate Gallery and will be announcing an installation in a museum of modern art before Art Basel Miami 2014. Stay tuned here for details.
He has works in private and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad.
SOLO SHOWS & SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITS
2013 “Discovering Dreams” The Purvis Young Museum of Art, Miami, FL.
2014 “Shades of black” The Little Haiti Cultural Center, Miami, FL.
2013 “ 500 Años de presencia Hispana” centro cultural de Mexico, FL.
“CARIBBEANA” Alternative Contemporaneities in Miami Art, Multitudes Contemporary Gallery, Miami, FL, USA
“AMERICANA” Alternative Contemporaneities in Miramar Cultural Center, Miami, FL.
2013 “The Dream Collection” The Little Haiti Cultural Center, Miami, FL.,
2012 “Angels” The Purvis Young Museum of Art Two man show, Miami FL
2012 Art Miami’12 Cancio Contenporanio. Miami, FL 2011 “Memorial” Artopia Art Center. Miami, FL
2010 “Outsider Artist” Artopia Art Center. Miami, FL.,
2009 Manuel Carbonell Artopia Art Center. Miami, FL.
Purvis Young Museum of Art, Miami, FL,
Gary Nader Fine Art, Miami, FL.,
In Corporate & private collections in the U.S. and abroad.
Javier de Echenique-Vico was born in Madrid to a family of artists. He is the son of Maria Teresa Vico, painter and piano teacher, and Ángel de Echenique Ubide, one of the founding fathers of Radio and TV in Spain. His paternal grandfather, Angel de Echenique Pardo, was Secretary General at the Prado Museum. Javier had the privilege to grow up in a unique artistic environment, thus developing an eclectic and Mediterranean style.
His colorful creations have been published in countries like Spain, Chile, Argentina, and the US. His next upcoming exhibitions of paintings will be carried out in Colombia in Bogota and Cartagena, and in Miami during the last months of 2014 and early 2015.
A graduate in Advertising and Marketing, he later studied Design and Art History in Lisbon. A versatile entrepreneur, Javier owned several franchises and directed radio programs in Madrid. As Account Manager in Lisbon, among his clients we find Citibank, Blockbuster, Fiat, Lancia and Alfa Romeo. He also designed the office of the President at Ericsson Portugal and several outstanding residences in Cascais and Estoril close to the coast of Lisbon in Portugal.
Painting remains his grand passion. Javier has been quoted in the medias as saying:
“A natural born creator must know when to leave all things non-essential and dedicate his/her life to the pursuit of happiness; that golden bough is only to be found in the process of creation. Like squizofrenics do – godly angels capable of smelling colors – I intend to let my hands go and be inspired by the scent of the blue in their quest for meaning.”
Peggy Mella (France) is a French Italian photographer who, after studying in both Paris and in New York at Efet and NYU respectively, and working in postproduction photography, developed her own photographic concept. For over 10 years Peggy Mella has been modeling her universe of images and compositions creating a modern and free spirited portfolio.
As Peggy technique waft and navigate through her art, she takes us to new destinations with her series called “Fragments”. This highly aesthetic Franco-Italien photographer never ceases to surprise us. Her deep blue focus reflects movements in her work and her life. Using enlarged images which she recolors and deconstructs, she now creates abstract graphic works in XXL format.
Her works are represented in galleries in Paris, New York, Miami and in vibrant cities around the world in private collections.
2013 Gallerie Memmi, Paris
2014 Ricart Gallery, Miami
2014 Art Wynwood, Miami
2014 Domaine des artistes, Cap D’Antibes
Photographer, mixed-media artist, philanthropist and curator: this is the life of celebrated Miami artist Henrique Souza. The Brazilian born self-taught photographer began his career in his homeland of Rio de Janeiro at his 20’s , working as a photo assistant for fashion photographers and a freelance photo assistant for Caras magazine.
Inspired by what he describes as the beauty in life, in mundane objects and real people, Souza is a visual lover – a sort of voyeur. not one to be confined by rules or expectations, his art comes naturally. His work expresses the dichotomy of modern industrial, time-drive lives, alongside humanity. Intimacy, the need for personal space, curiosity and the mischievous nature of men are echoed in his work.
His interest in photography came by happenstance – watching a friend photograph fashion models. Souza took great interest in fashion, and especially honed in on the art of photography. The photographers he assisted over the years became his teachers.
In 1999 Souza set his eyes on New York where he starts a new life as an artist, and his break came in 2003, when he exhibited his collection of photographs at Fire Island Pines in Long Island, New York.
A visual storyteller, his photographs are intertwined with an array of unconventional materials, including aluminum, acrylic, Lucite, resin and canvas. What results are moments frozen in time – an exploration of personal space, both sensual and tactile, and a feeling of displacement – being in and out of his creations.
In addition to his artwork, Souza donates his time working with the students at the Miami Arts Charter School, as well as children (ages 10-14) at DesignLab Miami.
“An artist can only draw inspiration by what he has physically experienced. What his eyes have seen, whom he has met and what impression they have left. Beauty is all around us, if we take the time to see.
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Born in 1988 in the South of Brazil, Guiri Reyes is self-taught mix-media artist that started his photography journey at twelve years old experiencing the evolution from analog to digital photography. Working hard at his craft, his particular view of the light through the camera lens set his course to the fusion of steady and moving images into art expression. Through photography and video Guiri shows techniques that reflect his life experiences and upbringing in a small and rural beach village in Brazil. In Praia do Rosa, Santa Catarina nature’s true colors connect with the rich spiritual oriental philosophy practiced by his family, that contrasts with the urban and material world he has been exposed to while traveling. Commercial or artistic photograph, Guiri was always adventurous to create new pieces.
In particular for this exhibition, Guiri created a collection that reflects his world, his viewpoints, his experiences and travels, pieces that everyone will be able to relate in some detail. The pieces are interactive and surreal where the observer is able to select where to focus and spend time finding their perspective of something not standard in this creation.
Exhibitions, Awards, and Recognition
2013 Biscayne Art House – Miami, FL – “Colors of Conscience”
2013 Ithaca South Beach – Miami, FL – “Colors of Conscience”
2013 16º Festival de Gastronomia de Tiradentes – MG, Brazil – “Book Expediçao Brasil Gastronomico”
The White Porch Gallery is proud to be a key component to the vibe, culture, and events at R House Restaurant and Lounge. Located on the main strip of Miami’s hip Wynwood Arts District at 2727 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami Wynwood! We are pleased to announce that the first installation of 2015 is “Eclectic” and is available for viewing from January 9th through February 5th, 2015 during our regular hours or by appointment.
We would also like to give a special thanks to Felipe Lara and JFL Development LLC for creating the ideal stage to share works of art from Miami, Wynwood and around the world.
R House’s concept is based on the integration of three key elements: Food, Art and Music. The food element is defined by the creative vision behind each dish and theattentive service provide to each and every guest. The R House is a unique fine dining establishment focusing on an eclectic mix of Mediterranean, Asian and Latin dishes The music element is represented by the exciting live music events and DJs planned at R House. The art element is represented by the installations provided by White Porch Gallery @ R House. These installations are present all throughout the space. From the bar to the dining room to the outdoor space, the art plays the strongest presence of the elements thus making the R House and the White Porch Gallery a completely creative sensory experience.
It is the goal of the White Porch Gallery @ R House to bring the essence of the Wynwood gallery and arts movement into the space by allowing the local and global artists to capture the excitement and buzz that has turned this neighborhood into one of the hottest parts of Miami.
The White Porch Gallery @ R house enjoys being part of the Wynwood Gallery Art Walk every month, an event that brings thousands of people to the area as well as the Art Pre-view Walk which is the second Thursday of each month.
White Porch Gallery @ R House
2727 2nd Avenue NW
Wynwood Miami, FL 33127
Our Provincetown art gallery is located at the White Porch Inn in the heart of Provincetown and in the middle of the Provincetown gallery district made available through an installation know as In(n) Art.
In(n) Art is the ever changing installation of contemporary and traditional art that is displayed by the White Porch Gallery to the White Porch Inn. The concept of In(n) Art is to make art available to guests in a living environment that is integrated with their surroundings during their Provincetown vacation. In this relaxed and easy-going environment, guests have the opportunity to enjoy the pieces, over a glass of wine or two, while leaning about and possibly becoming attached to a certain piece through this experience.
The pieces are on display through out the common areas of the White Porch Inn as well as in the room are from artists from countries around the world. Most of the pieces on display are available for purchase. There are also special package deals available for guests staying at this Provincetown art hotel to help patrons who have bonded with a certain piece to acquire it, take it home, and through that have something to help them always remember that special vacation in Provincetown and at the » White Porch Inn.
White Porch Inn & In(n) Art
7 Johnson Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
The CATALOG includes many but not all of the works that are part of the installations of Miami Wynwood and Provincetown locations. Click on the thumbnails to see a larger version of a specific work. Further information and additional works are available upon request.
WHITE PORCH – ART & HOSPITALITY
White Porch Gallery @ R House
2727 2nd Avenue NW
Wynwood Miami, FL 33127
White Porch Inn Art Hotel
7 Johnson Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
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