Ivelisse Jiménez in a group show at Art and Culture Center/Hollywood

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PRAN / Today, our accepted process of differentiation seems increasingly out of step with how “web searches” are organized — everywhere and everything has been turned into assemblages of diverse characteristics and qualities rather than discrete entities. New York critic and independent curator Saul Ostrow has organized the exhibition “Drawing on Likeness,” which includes work by Ivelisse Jiménez (Puerto Rico/USA), Gustavo Prado (Brazil/USA) and Lidija Slavkovic (Serbia/USA). The exhibition consists of work that has been previously fabricated as well as site-specific pieces. The artists will arrive prior to the opening of Drawing on Likeness to use the exhibition space as a site of production. A publication of the exhibition will be available online.

Lidija Slavkovic Domos, 2020 Black marker on paper 7’ x 5’ x 4”

These artists work in diverse media and genres; Jiménez makes painterly installations of transparent materials, Prado creates multi-media works including photographs, videos and sculptural objects constructed with surveillance mirrors, and Slavkovic makes “cut-drawing” as well as imagistic works, which explore the space between perception and cognition. Seemingly, this would appear as a random mash-up since these artists do not share any singular concept or theme as subject. Yet amidst all their differences the exhibition highlights their affinities, shared structures, conceptual characteristics, and aesthetics amongst their work, which they have morphed.

Gustavo Prado, InDepth, 14 x 33 17, metal and mirrors

About Ivelisse Jiménez

Ivelisse Jiménez has been included in more than 30 exhibitions at major institutions in the US and abroad. Most recently, her work has been shown at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, Puerto Rico (solo), Lehman College Gallery, NY (group), Museo Josefina Camacho de la Nuez UAGM Caguas, Puerto Rico (group) and El Museo del Barrio, NY (group). She has received several awards including: the Joan Mitchell Award for Painters and Sculptors, First Prize in Painting 7th Arte Leguna, and a recent grant from The Gottlieb Foundation. She was an artist in residence at Oxbow and MassMOCA in 2018. Born in 1966, Ciales, Puerto Rico, Jiménez completed a BA in Humanities from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus and a MFA in Studio Arts from New York University. She lives and works in Puerto Rico.

Detail “Folding Plan ”Ivelisse Jimenez installation 

About Saul Ostrow

Saul Ostrow is an independent critic and curator based in New York. He has been the Editor of the book series Critical Voices in Art, Theory and Culture published by Routledge, London and Co-Editor of Lusitania Press (1996-2004). Since 1987 he has been the Art Editor for Bomb Magazine. He has curated over 80 exhibitions in the US and abroad. His own writing has appeared in numerous art magazines, journals, catalogues and books in the USA and Europe. 

Drawing on Likeness is funded in part by a grant from Funding Arts Broward.

The exhibition through, Sunday March 15, 2020 at Art and Culture Center / Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St. Hollywood, FL 33020 More information: https://artandculturecenter.org/visit