(West Palm Beach, Fla.---) Jabo Gallery, owned by internationally renowned artist Javier Bohorquez, invites locals and art enthusiasts to its premier exhibit of the season on Saturday, December 1st from 5:30-7:30 p.m. highlighting three local emerging artists among the works of Jabo. The flagship gallery located in West Palm Beach’s Northwood Corridor provides a hub for artists to exhibit their works and to connect with other artists and collectors worldwide. The upcoming exhibition will feature pieces by Elayna Toby Singer (mixed media assemblage); Sean Erwin (contemporary ceramics); and Lisa Johnson (jewelry designer). Wine and hors d’Oeuvres will be served.
Jabo Gallery is currently previewing Javier’s ‘Black and White’ exhibit. “Most of these works are very abstract and contemporary. The images are very organic, sensual and evoke lots of movement,” says Bohorquez whose works have been recognized in a number of notable publications. These include: National Geographic’s Top 35 photos (2009), What Digital Camera Magazine, United Kingdom (2011), and Palm Beach Society. In 2011, Bohorquez was nominated for Best Amateur Photographer of the Year at the 5th Annual Photography Masters Cup.
For more information regarding the event, contact: Eileen@altimaccclub.com or 561 833 8283
About Jabo Gallery
Jabo Gallery provides artists a hub to exhibit their works, connect with other artists and collectors worldwide. The gallery allows guest a unique experience in the Garden Patio, where Javier’s Green Wall and Planter Designs offer visitors a taste of his love of nature, the inspiration behind many of his photographs. “Most of these works are very abstract and contemporary,”
The gallery also features gifts that incorporate Javier’s creativity and photography including coasters, placemats and other signature home decorative accessories.
About Elayna Toby Singer
For the past eight years, Singer has kept up with her own studio art practice in Palm Beach County. She is originally from Chicago, where she obtained a degree in Cultural Anthropology. Since then, she has lived in San Francisco where she began her trade in art and jewelry, selling handmade earrings and necklaces to boutiques in the Castro and Noe Valley. Her affinity for Africana and other indigenous cultures, ancient and tribal essences are clearly seen and felt in many of her designs.
Her mixed media assemblage mobiles and jewelry blend art, spirit and story. Each piece's balance and movement stirs from the center, inviting viewers to connect with their own emotional, physical and spiritual core.
About Sean Erwin
Erwin’s work uses narrative as a device to engage the viewer while trying to understand some truth about human nature and the world around us. The content is initially derived from his own personal experiences that are then fictionalized into sculptural narratives. He does not attempt to be a political guide, but intends to provoke the viewer’s imagination into reflecting on their own personal experiences and identity in relation to the work.
Erwin employs seduction associated with fine craft to further engage and sustain the viewer’s interaction with the narrative. The versatility and archival nature of ceramic sculpture provides him with an endless as well as timeless medium for documenting his narratives.
About Lisa M. Johnson
Lisa M. Johnson holds Master’s Degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in metalsmithing and jewelry design from Indiana University. The work she creates exhibits vast methods of construction from traditional metalsmithing and jewelry techniques, ceramic disciplines, and experimental glass working. In her studio practice, the materials and techniques she uses are determined by conceptual elements and needs of the piece.
Often the content of her work arises from an interest in the juxtaposition of puns, translations, irony, and duality that are a direct expression of observations or experiences in life and then expressed through the use of identifiable objects. Redefining the recognizable communicates as appealing, stimulating, and sometimes humorous anecdotes.
About Javier Bohorquez
Javier Bohorquez is a photographer and a contemporary new media artist based in NYC. His work is being recognized under Jabo (Javier Bohorquez). The foundation of his digital artwork is based upon his photographs. His creative process involves layers of imagination that create powerful compositions where color plays a dominant role. For Jabo, color is a strong driving force that comes from his Latin roots.
His technical skills were gained from studies done at leading schools such as the International Center of Photography in New York and the Applied Art School in Amagansett, New York. His work has been exhibited in galleries in New York City, The Hamptons, NY, Minneapolis, MN and South Florida
Additionally, he has had the opportunity to attend a number of seminars with both talented and gifted photographers such as Scott Kelby, a master in digital photography. But after all, experimenting has been his biggest teacher! He is amazed at how things do not always seem what they look like. “There is a surprise factor that we should always keep in mind,” Bohorquez says.
Originally from Colombia, Javier earned a Bachelor of Science in Animal Nutrition and Genetics in 1996 and dedicated his efforts to work with pure bred dogs for 12 years. He relocated to New York City in June 2001 from Colombia. His passion for nature and design motivated him to go back to school for the Landscape Architecture program at The City College of New York where he completed his studies in 2006. He worked for various Landscape Architecture firms in New York City, The Hamptons, NY and Palm Beach, FL. www.jabophotography.com