February 1 – 26, 2012
Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art (Featured Gallery)
Jennifer Basile is a professor of art at Miami Dade College. A this exhibit, she will display eight works from her “Stranger Series.” These works combine traditional drawing techniques with pen, acrylic ink washes, and spray paint with stencils. “The drawings direct the viewer to recognize people who are present and more dominant in importance and people who were physically present but in reality were absent,” says Basile. “The acrylic washes are there to evoke the sense of a stained memory of moments. They’re meant to show the viewer how important human relationships are and how fleeting they can be.”
Bianca Pratorius was born in Cologne, Germany, in 1969. She completed a three-year program at the Holzfachschule Koeln focusing on furniture building and design. She subsequently moved to Miami and now lives and works in the Miami area. Her work is featured internationally in many private and corporate collections, including the Millenium Partners Collection permanently displayed in the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami. “The unifying thread through my work has been pattern and repetition, which I explore through simple yet labor-intensive processes,” she says. “The patterns reprensent the perfect analogy for the chaos that surrounds us and the complexities within us.”
The opening reception, with artists in attendance, is February 3, 6-8 p.m.