written by Eddie Arroyo

This space use to be a car garage and has been converted into a room. The case with most homes in South Florida. Most if this was done for extended family or to rent out for financial supplement. It’s this domestic history and quiet nostalgia which ever present in the “here and then” exhibition at Carol Jazzar. Alice Raymond curated this exhibition, a compilation of four artists exploring different mediums in a retrospective eye.

Antonia Wright’s “The Brief Case of Poets” which is a collection of books, magazine, pencil, pen, paper, and a book entitle “How to Get Published”. On the wall hung above seems to be a quote from the book instructing the reader the tools and methods on how to obtain a professional job. The piece is beautiful in its simplicity. Subtle frustration seems to be receipt for failure.

Kerry Phillips’ “View with a room” plays with the space it occupies in wonderful trompe l’oeil fashion. She has used the same window on both sides of the room one has a view of the outside and the other only has a view of the wall.

Antonia Wright |The Brief Case of Poets
briefcase, written, in journals, 1 blank, books, BOMB magazine, pencil, pen, paper, How To Get Published
dimensions variable
2010

Kerry Phillips | View with room
found windows, woods, drywall, grasscloth
dimensions variable
2012

Kerry Phillips | View with room
found windows, woods, drywall, grasscloth
dimensions variable
2012

Dogain Arslanglu pieces seem to be an walk in American History where he has manipulated the image of an atomic explosion and entitled it “Oppenheimer Quote”. The other is called “Image with Harry S Truman Speech”. This seems to be an extension of Arslanglu’s solo exhibition Investigations at the 6th street container last year where he re-contextualized familiar images.

Loriel Beltan seems to be doing the same with “untitled” paintings on magazine pages. The paint covers most of the original images and abstracts it to an unrecognizable perception of shapes and color. Overall, the show seems to be an exercise of looking back in order to move forward or further back.

Dogain Arslanglu | Image with Oppenheimer Quote
inkjet print
33″ x 24″
2012

Dogain Arslanglu | Image with Harry S Truman Speech
inkjet print
33″ x 24″
2012

Loriel Beltan |Untitled
oil on magazine paper
9″ x 11″
2012

Antonia Wright| From the series Women Who Stand on the Sun
single channel video
6 min 13 sec
2012