Art On The Move
Reception: Thursday, December 5, 7-10pm
Now celebrating its 15th year presenting experimental contemporary art, Locust Projects is pleased to announce that artist Angel Otero has been commissioned to create a work for Art on the Move, part of an ongoing public commissions initiative. The New York-based Puerto Rican artist embeds personal history in his densely stratified abstract paintings. Otero’s investigational process begins with thickly layered compositions painted on large planes of glass. These “oil skins” are then scraped off in sheets and draped onto canvas, revealing layers of under painting and distorting the original image. Otero’s artwork will appear on the backs of Miami Beach buses and at Miami Metro Rail stops in December 2013.ABOUT THE ARTIST
Angel Otero (b. 1981, Santurce, Puerto Rico) received both his MFA (2009) and BFA (2007) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois. Otero has been the subject of several solo exhibitions, including Angel Otero at the Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, North Carolina (2012-13), and Material Discovery at the SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, which subsequently traveled to the museum’s venue in Hong Kong. He has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions, among them the 2013 Prague Biennial; Queens International 2012: Three Points Make a Triangle, Queens Museum, New York (2012); El Museo del Barrio’s 6th Bienal, The [S] Files, New York (2011); and Constellations, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2009). Otero is the recipient of the 2009 Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Visual Arts and recently participated in the prestigious residency program at Anderson Ranch in Aspen, Colorado. The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.ABOUT LOCUST PROJECTS
2013 marks the 15th anniversary of Locust Projects, a not-for-profit exhibition space founded by three Miami artists in order to provide contemporary visual artists the freedom to experiment with new ideas and methods without the limitations of conventional exhibition spaces. Artists are encouraged to create site-specific installations as an extension of their representative work, and Locust Projects offers them a vibrant Miami experience to develop their ideas. Locust Projects is committed to offering an approachable and inviting venue for the Miami and international art community to experience the work and meet the artists.ABOUT ART ON THE MOVE
Art on the Move features specially commissioned artists’ projects in public spaces around Miami. Through this effort, new work by artists such as Nicole Eisenman, Agustina Woodgate and Liam Gillick has appeared on billboards, bus shelters and bus backs throughout the county.
Art on the Move is made possible with major support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Locust Projects’ exhibitions and programming are made possible with the support from: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Cowles Charitable Trust; Cultural Advancement Program; Florida Department of State; Foundation for Contemporary Arts; Hannibal Cox Jr. Foundation; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor, and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners; Miami Sports and Exhibition Authority.