RYAN DIGHT+ SURREALUX SEBASTIAN
ISILDAK CRISTINA KOLOZSVARY-KISS KATELYN
The H/OURS Collective, a newly
formed collaborative of emerging artists, opens their first exhibition, FLAT, on Friday, July 20, 2018, from 6
to 10 PM, at the Fritz Gallery in West Palm Beach. The inaugural exhibit
features work by Michael Bucuzzo and Surrealex (a New York based artist
collective), Sebastian Bruno-Harris, Michael Dillow, Ates Isildak, Cristina
Kolozsvary-Kiss, Katelyn Spinelli, and Amber Tutwiler.
FLAT is a video-based exhibition that
ranges from traditional narrative to moving image installation. Each artist in
the exhibition presents work that harnesses the avant-garde spirit of new
media. Video art emerged as a legitimate medium in the 1960’s and has been
popularized by available high and low technologies. As television and video
have become the most widespread means of communication, artists have
challenged, embraced, and repurposed the functions and forms of moving images.
While some videos consider the invasive nature of the transmitted moving image
in society’s psyche, others explore the medium’s potential to capture temporal,
surreal imagery other artistic media cannot. FLAT is concerned with both the confines and capacities of new
media; in the flatness of the walls, a depth is excavated, creating the
capacity for experience and transportation.
Of a few
samples of what to expect, Fringe Dream(2016), bySebastian Bruno-Harris, confronts
the viewer with a hard, metallic moving surface that slowly begins to melt. The
solid door-like shape evaporates and progresses into an empty purple-hued and,
potentially infinite, space. Katelyn Spinelli in Single Use, You (2018) uses the ground as a site of projection,
while sharing the sentiment, “I'm sorry. I didn't mean for it to come out like
this, it wasn't meant to come out like this, it's coming out like this.”
Michael Bucuzzo, functioning as an extension of the artist collective
Surrealux, will be partnering with Cristina Kolozsvary-Kiss to create an
immersive video installation that requires viewer participation.
FLAT will be on view at
the Fritz Gallery in West Palm Beach from July 20 to July 27. The exhibition’s
opening on Friday, July 20 runs from 6 to 10pm. There will a $5 donation at the
door. The Fritz Gallery is located upstairs at 1608 S. Dixie Hwy in West Palm
Beach. For more information, please feel free to visit www.hourscollective.org,
email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (561) 352-1925.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Bruno-Harris (b. 1991,
San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a visual artist born in Puerto Rico and raised in
Buenos Aires. He studied at Florida Atlantic University, earning his BFA in
sculpture in 2016. Through a practice in sculpture and drawing, his work
explores a phenomenological inquiry of space and perception. Sebastian has
exhibited at the FAU Theater Lab, as well as the 2016 Juried Student Exhibition
at the Ritter Art Gallery.
Michael Dillow (b. 1988, Philadelphia, PA) earned his BA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University (2010) and
is currently a pursuing an MFA in Visual Arts at Florida Atlantic University
(2019). Dillow’s work examines the transient landscape of South Florida, which aims
to develop a conversation about humanity’s complex relationship to place, to
community, and to the spaces we occupy. Most recently his work was exhibited at
the Center for Fine Art Photography, in group exhibition titled, Photography
as Response, and was interviewed as a featuredartist in Fisheye
Magazine, a photography publication based in Paris, France.
Ates Isildak (b. 1984, West Palm Beach, FL) is an
emerging artist from South Florida. His work is often collagelike, blending
digital video, stop-motion photography, graphic design and sketches into
disorienting narratives that challenge the male gaze. Focusing on the local art
scene, he has participated in many venues on downtown Clematis. His work has
been featured in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, and the Lake Worth
(Tina) Kolozsvary-Kiss(b. 1987, Miami, FL) was raised on the exotic sands of South Florida. An
indefatigable dreamer, she learned early that making films was a salubrious way
to live in a world of pure fantasy. She works in the industry producing and
directing corporate and commercial video for clients such as Violette Fr, Este
Lauder, Nylon Mag and Rimmel Cosmetics. Cristina has exhibited her works
internationally and has received the Emerging Artist Fellowship at the Jacob
Burns Film Center, and the Princess Grace Honoraria Award.
Spinelli (b. 1987,
West Palm Beach, FL) is a South Florida born artist. Spinelli received her BFA
from Rhode Island School of Design in 2009, and her MFA in Graphic Design at
Yale School of Art (2018).
Ryan Dight + Surrealux (New York City, NY) is a
collective of artists who work with mediums of documentation — still and moving
images captured on film, digital and analog technologies. Collaborating on
projects and working individually on personal projects, the members of
Surrealux have exhibited across the United States and Europe.
Tutwiler (b. 1988,
West Palm Beach, FL) is an interdisciplinary artist who works across oil
painting, sculpture/installation, audio, and video. Her work is a meditation on
interface and embodiment in technology. She has won various awards, including
the Women in Visual Arts Scholarship and the Williamsburg Painting Award. She
was accepted into the Women Cinemaker’s 2018 Biennale, and will be published in
the next edition of Independent Women’s Cinema Magazine in Berlin.