Joyce Gordon Gallery Presents Amor Fati
Amor Fati, January 8 – February 8, 2010 with Malaquias Montoya, Carlos Villa, Kwatro-Kantos (England Hidalgo, Marcius Noceda, Carlo Ricafort, Mel Vera Cruz,), Miju (Michele Muennig & Juan Carlos Quintana), Favianna Rodriguez
By: Joyce Gordon
January 8 – February 8, 2010
Opening Reception: January 8, 2010, Friday, 6pm-9pm
406 14th St . ( 12th St. Bart Exit) Oakland , CA 94612
Gallery hours: Wed-Fri 12-6pm, Sat-Sun 1-4pm
Masters, Educators and Collaborative featured in group exhibition entitled
“Amor Fati” or Love of Fate
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OAKLAND – December 3, 2009 – In the Main gallery of Joyce Gordon from January 8 to February 8, 2010, is an exhibition entitled, Amor Fati (Latin for Love of Fate).
A vivid window display with a high contrast of colors will serve as a palette for Favianna Rodriguez’s installation reflecting the changing U.S. metropolis and a new diaspora in the arts. On the center will hold - a visual anthropological sculpture by San Francisco Art Institute’s Carlos Villa, and, a spotlight on paintings and drawings by one of the forefronts of Chicano political poster art, Malaquias Montoya.
These main features will be supported by the whimsical arbitrariness of the duo, MIJU and the compelling anti-heroic vision of emerging Filipino-American art collective, Kwatro-Kantos.
Miju is a collaborative (Juan Carlos Quintana and Michele Muennig) whose drawings are passed back and forth, as they are contemplated, reworked, and sometimes erased. The strength of the duo’s subjects inhabits a magical and uneasy world situated between distilled memories and suspended hopes and fears.
Kwatro-Kantos (England Hidalgo, Marcius Noceda, Carlo Ricafort, Mel Vera Cruz) is a Filipino-American collective conceived in the Bay Area whose last show in Oakland was in 21 Grand. Jeanne Storck of flavorpill.com describes their last exhibition as “an exploration of the collision of American capitalism and Filipino History, peppering it’s work with references to both cultures.” Dewitt Cheng of Eastbay Express describes it as Postmodernist collage and graffiti, reflecting the cultural mash-up.
Curated by Lian Ladia, Amor Fati is a group exhibition representing artworks that have passion towards life. Parallel to turmoil, history and progress - is a creative process of color, narrative and subjectivity. This is when an artist comes in to deliberate, paint, and tell stories of justice, torment, truth or even chaos - to the devotion to "what is". The exhibition is from January 8 – February 8, 2010.
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The Joyce Gordon Gallery is a commercial fine art gallery located in the downtown district of Oakland California. It exhibits art that reflects the social and cultural diversity of the Bay Area and international artists. The aim of the gallery is to respect the creative pursuits of the individual and seeks to make such work accessible to a broad audience.