Beyond the Border Gallery at Aqua Wynwood, December 3-7, 2008, Booth #12. Beyond the Border Gallery will feature several emerging and museum quality artists who present an objective representation of the overlapping art activity that is taking place between San Diego and TiJuana.
August 26, 2008, - San Diego; AQUA ART MIAMI, Beyond the Border Gallery will be participating in this year’s Aqua Art Miami in Wynwood, December 3-7, 2008. Preview reception: December 2, 5-7 pm. Contact the gallery for more information at (858) 254-3031 or http://beyondthebordergallery.com , or visit Aqua Art Wynwood, Miami Beach at http://aquaartmiami.com/
Beyond the Border Gallery is dedicated to showcasing and exploring new contemporary art practices and artists from San Diego and Tijuana who explore issues as they relate to identity, new urbanism, architecture and the environment. Geographical boundaries and stereotypes have become irrelevant as containers for cultural forms. Beyond the Border Gallery will feature several emerging and museum quality artists who present an objective representation of the overlapping art activity that is taking place between San Diego and TiJuana.
Featured artists include collaborating artists-brothers Einar and Jamex de la Torre who were born in Guadalajara, Mexico (1963 & 1960), where they grew up until a sudden family move to California in 1972. Presently living and working in Ensenada, Mexico and San Diego. California. Jamex started lampworking glass in 1977, attended California State University at Long Beach and received a BFA in Sculpture in 1983. Einar started work with glass in 1980 and also attended California State University Long Beach. Jamex attended Pilchuck School of Glass under scholarship twice and Einar as teacher’s assistant to Therman Statom. Both have owned and operated a flame-worked glass figure business from 1981 to 1997.
The de la Torre brothers work is in the following collections: Arizona State University Museum; The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art;Kanazu Museum in Kanazu, Japan; The Fisher Gallery Museum at USC, Los Angeles, CA; Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, CA; The Mexican Fine Art Center Museum in Chicago, IL; The Ernsting Stiftung Alter Hof Herding Museum, Coesfeld, Germany;Museum of Glass:International Center for Contemporary Art, Tacoma, WA; The Henry Art Gallery Museum of the Washington University, Seattle, WA; The American Glass Museum, Millville, NJ; The Frauenau Museum of Glass, Frauenau, Germany,Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland OR.; Also in the private collections of Cheech Marin, Elton John, Terry McMillan, Sandra Cisneroas and Quincy Troupe.
Einar and Jamex de la Torre http://beyondthebordergallery.com/artists/de_la_torre_bros.html
Other San Diego / Tijuana artists that will be represented at the Beyond the Border Gallery, Del Mar, Booth #12 at Aqua Art Wynwood, Miami Beach will be:
Marcos Ramirez "ERRE"
1961. Born in Tijuana, Baja California Mexico. Law Degree in the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California. Immigrated to the United States where he worked for 17 years in the construction industry as a Carpenter.In 1989 became active in the field of visual arts, since then he has participated in different individual and collective exhibitions in countries like Mexico, USA, Russia, Puerto Rico, France, Spain, Cuba, Chile, Argentina, Brazil and in mayor exhibitions like InSite94, InSite97, the VI and VII Havana Biennials, the Whitney Biennial 2000, The San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial, Made in California, Mexico Illuminated, From Baja to Vancouver, and Politica de la Diferencia, Arte Iberoamericano de fin de siglo, The 2007Sao Paulo /Valencia Biennial and the second Moscow Biennial among others. He is currently developing a program for Estacion Tijuana a non-profit alternative space at the San Diego-Tijuana border with a focus in Art, Architecture, Urbanism and Popular Culture.
Raul Guerrero http://beyondthebordergallery.com/artists/raul_guerrero.html
Guerrero has been an important presence on the Southern California art scene-particularly in the San Diego/Tijuana region-- for more than thirty years. Making paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, and videotapes, he has forged an expansive, ever-evolving vision-one that combines technical innovation with symbolic power.
Julio Orozco http://beyondthebordergallery.com/artists/julio_orozco.html
Julio is a conceptual artist that has developed a wide artistic range that includes installations, video and photography. Julia is from Tijuana, and his work-which uses fact and fiction – documents the changing face of the city as it has been going through a dynamic transformation in recent years. His knowledge of the city goes beyond the surfaces of the urban and into the psyche of the residents of the city, who, in the midst of rapid development, are having a hard time holding onto notions of fixed realities. They, however, continue to use dream and fantasy, as coping mechanisms to the changing conditions that attempt to quickly erase the past to serve a not yet conceived future.
Iana Quesnell http://beyondthebordergallery.com/artists/iana_quesnell.html
Iana’s current work is about temporary living situations, specificity of place, as well as, navigation through the spaces she occupies and intends to occupy. Whether that be a military tent in Bosnia, her car, a studio on the border in Tijuana, or the Omni Hotel, each incorporates architectural floor plans and schematic rendering with more experiential and ephemeral details.
Tania Candiani http://beyondthebordergallery.com/artists/tania_candiani.html
Candiani’s work titled Gordas features the artist's large, machine-sewn canvases that explore cross-cultural questions of female body image. "Sketching" with stitches, Candiani renders portraits of women in the act of eating, gagging, and looking at their bodies. She augments her canvases with medical suturing, and stretches them with a unique mechanism that resembles the braces and ties of corsets. The aesthetics of women's work, sexual fetishism, and medical illustration also inform these sewn portraits. Tania Candiani's artworks have been included in group exhibitions in Mexico at the Museo de Monterrey and Tijuana's Centro Cultural, and she was recently included in an exhibition in the campus gallery of the California State University, Los Angeles.
AQUA ART MIAMI, Beyond the Border Gallery at Aqua Wynwood, December 3-7, 2008 - Booth #12. Preview reception: December 2, 5-7 pm. Contact the gallery for more information at (858) 254-3031, or visit Aqua Art Wynwood, Miami Beach at http://aquaartmiami.com/