Gustavo Oviedo “No Rush”
Opening Reception Nov. 2nd, 6pm -10pm
On View Nov. 2nd – 22nd, 2019
Curated by Jane Hart
Miami Art Society
6300 N.W. 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33150
“No Rush” is the aptly titled name of this upcoming exhibit, consisting of works by Miami based artist Gustavo Oviedo. “No Rush” is what Oviedo christened his first modestly sized boat, and those runabouts that have replaced it in the past decade. As his practice has evolved, these vessels have each served to become his principle studio. During the course of these 10 years, his approach has expanded, being done outside of the traditional confines of a static space, embracing the bountiful, open waves of South Florida. He fearlessly plunges the watery depths for his inspiration, and correlating process of art making.
On view, will be pieces made in a wide variety of media; including painting, drawing, vinyl collage, video, and mixed media installation. Since he first embarked upon his voyages of discovery — circumnavigating, deep sea diving, and salvaging various debris— his understanding and appreciation of a highly fragile ecosystem has developed, and significantly altered the focus of his creative output.
Actively engaging with multilayered aspects of the marine environment informs Oviedo’s use of divergent materials and aesthetics. Waves, coral, clouds, shifting currents, and sea life, all find fresh forms in his latest paintings and drawings. His vinyl collage compositions of biomorphic shapes in fluorescent hues, are reminiscent of reefs teeming with life. In the installation pieces, Oviedo meticulously assembles collections of flotsam and jetsam found on the sea bed and surface, vintage charts and maps, souvenirs, and bric a brac, all related in some way to mariner lore. Presented together here, he creates unique narratives to share his aquatic adventures.
For more information call 7865253898 email JP@MiamiArtSociety.co