By Aisha Blakey, Xibie Corea, Floyd the Rock Artist (featuring Ed King, the Neo-Pop Artist)
@ CHIRINOS SANCHEZ GALLERY (A North Miami Art Space)
March 30 – April 7, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, March 30, 7:30-10pm
787 NE 125th STREET | NORTH MIAMI, FL 33161
CONTACT: Xibie Corea | firstname.lastname@example.org | 305.984.3889
We are pleased to announce a vibrant art exhibition, a tribute to POP ART, this March 30th, 2012 at Chirinos Sanchez Gallery (CS Gallery) - conveniently located in North Miami Beach, right across from MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art). This group exhibition is featuring exclusive works by Aisha Blakey, Xibie Corea, Floyd the Rock Artist (featuring Ed King, the Neo-Pop Artist), it truly doesn’t get more exciting than this. Opening reception will happen during the “third Friday of the month” – Jazz night at MOCA.
I used to ride three buses home everyday. I had a lot of time to see people from very different backgrounds and destinations share moments together. While studying sculpture at the University of Florida, I explored these moments. I moved back to Miami. Now I make sculpture based on my fascination with how we tell our own stories. I think about my cultural differences and how we make sacrifices, or should, in order to live together. I make objects to populate our world.
A pioneer in the Motion Art movement; he is the only artist of his kind who creates art with rock bands. The final product is a revolution on canvas fueled by the music's energy and Floyd's art. Floyd has appeared on more than 40 TV programs. In 2011 he premiered his Art Video shot to the song "Blen Blen Remix" exclusively on Buenos Dias Miami on Telemundo. In April 2011, Floyd had a solo exhibit at Show Business TV's production studio at Wynwood Art District. The show which airs across Latin America and the Caribbean features Latin and American celebrities at the peak of their popularity. Due to the highly successful exhibit Floyd's art is now a regular installment and serves as a backdrop for the interviews. Floyd has worked with Edesio Alejandro and has been invited to exhibit his work in New York City at a charity gala event with participants including Victoria Secret models, championship NASCAR winners and elite fashion designers at Gloria Cressler's Austrian Forum Cultural Event. These are some of Floyd’s achievements. To read more, please check his website.
Miami local artist, born in São Paulo, Brazil. Moved to the United States in 1993. Got involved with the arts and received her Bachelors in Fine Arts from New World School of the Arts/University of Florida in 2006. Xibie has been working in her field as an art director for many years. In 2003 she joined “Art by Girls” and that venture happened ‘till 2007, where she curated and managed exhibitions as well as showed some of her own work. Now Having exhibited in 15+ shows locally, Xibie is now working independently within commercial arts, painting, photography and is much involved with the “blogging”
Since 2003, award winning neo-pop artist Ed King has been living his dream of creating fun and inspiring artwork for clients all over the world. His use of vibrant colors, black outlines, and his signature stitching has won over the hearts and minds of South Florida. While Miami is his home base, Ed King has delivered paintings, prints, and calendars to homes throughout the United States, Canada, England, France, Germany, Australia, Venezuela, Kuwait, and more. Beyond the upbeat look and feel of the work is an undercurrent of positive messages of prosperity and happiness which is displayed for each painting in his online gallery. “There is a ‘fun-tellectual aspect to my work that people really connect with," states King. "My job is to bring smiles to the faces of people all over the world. Wherever my art goes, smiles follow". Artist Ed King has been selected as one of the top creative minds in South Florida by SoFi Magazine, was featured in the German travel magazine GoSixt, and was commissioned to create his artwork into a special award for the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court. King has previously won the Calabash Visual Arts Community Service Award, worked with autistic children at the Carrie Brazer Center, and has painted with the kids of Holtz Children's Hospital. King's work has represented the “Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Festival” and “Carnaval on the Mile” posters as well as the Legal Service of Greater Miami's "Heart of Giving" campaign.
For information contact:
Xibie Corea | email@example.com | 305.984.3889