April 12 – 27, 2013
Clothesline Gallery, Sarasota
Opening: Friday, April 12 from 5-9 p.m.
Part of the ARTiZ collective in Punta Gorda, the three artists were chosen for their bold aesthetic choices, modernist influences, and distinct styles.
Peter Gaztambide – Raised in Puerto Rico, Gaztambide is a master printmaker and mixed media artist with a career spanning four decades. While earning a BFA at the University of South Florida, he studied with Theo Wujic, Bradlee Shanks, Jeffrey Kronsnoble, and George Papas. Gaztambide’s unique Neo-Caribbean style is bold and captivating which shows through his use of various mediums. His work has been exhibited not only in Puerto Rico and the United States but Internationally as well, including France, Dominican Republic, Korea, Japan, and Spain among others. His work is included in many private and pubic collections, both here and abroad
Helen Gerro – A self-taught artist in both painting and fashion design, Gerro started designing women’s wear in the early ’80s in Minneapolis. She then moved to the heart of Manhattan and worked in the garment district. After 3 years, Gerro started her own line of “wearable art” couture which sold to Dayton Hudson, Marshall Field’s, and Nordstrom’s. Her art-inspired fashions have been featured on the Oprah Show and in magazines such as the L.A. Times and Women’s Wear Daily. For the past two decades, Gerro has been focused on creating fashion-inspired acrylic paintings. Today she continues to hone in on developing her chic, feminine style.
Clif Lundberg – Born and raised in Boston, this ex-Miami artist grew up in the ’60s and ’70s, absorbing the mad, erotic overlapping of color and form found in psychedelic and pop art movements. Lundberg graduated from the Swain School of Design in 1979, established a successful design career, and began pursuing sculpture full-time in 2005. Today, Lundberg’s work explores the tactile sensuality of wood and steel – pushing the boundaries between child’s play and industrial process. His geometric sculpture blends the sweeping curves of 1950’s neo-Dadaism, the fluorescent colors of the Caribbean, and oblong forms found in urban tagging.
529 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236
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