The Miami based studio / exhibition space Bridge Red Studios is currently presenting a solo exhibition by the artist duo Guerra de la Paz (Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz). Titled Transcendental / Transmutation, the show features two bodies of work. In this video we have a look at the exhibition and the Directors of Bridge Red Studios, Kristen and Robert Thiele, provides us with an introduction the exhibition and their studio / exhibition space. Guerra de la Paz: Transcendental / Transmutation at Bridge Red Studios in North Miami runs until January 7, 2024.
Guerra de la Paz: Transcendental / Transmutation. Bridge Red Studios, North Miami. North Miami (USA), December 12, 2023.
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Guerra de la Paz about their exhibition:
“We live in a world that is constantly rearranging itself. And presently, an epic reconfiguration of the planet is taking place; causing shifts to the environment and the molecular structure of all living things. Cycle upon cycle, a gradual evolutionary process comes together with every instant of discovery, and ushers in a future where the altering effects of humanity bring forth an entirely new reality.
Based on the repurposing of mass-produced materials and a further exploration of the duality of things, our work follows organic processes of additive methods similar to those found in nature. Both series offer fantastical, animistic formations brought about by way of woven fiber networks and fabrics sewn together tightly as if infused to each other. We also take into consideration the cosmic rules of construction as we manipulate into existence sculptural compositions that evoke synthetic organisms and minerals, merging the geological with the supernatural and integrating artificiality with nature.” – GdlP
About Guerra de la Paz:
Guerra de la Paz is the composite name of the creative team efforts of Cuban born artists, Alain Guerra (Born: 1968 Havana, Cuba) and Neraldo de la Paz (Born: 1955 Matanzas, Cuba). Currently based in Miami, Florida, and have been working collaboratively since 1996.
Driven by a combination of tradition and experimentation, Guerra de la Paz applies an essential sense of duality to lush, multi-layered artworks. They find inspiration in using and the familiarity of ready-made – whose archaeological qualities and encapsulated energies evoke the significance of the human footprint and reveal psychosocial and environmental messages – while exploring themes with cultural and historical relevance.
About Bridge Red Studios:
Bridge Red Studios is an artists’ complex in North Miami. Bridge Red consists of 10 working artist studios and an exhibition / project space that is run by sculptor and painter Robert Thiele and his daughter, painter Kristen Thiele. Recently, Bridge Red Studios/Project Space was the recipient of a Knight Challenge Grant to further the mission to exhibit, document, and expose the art work of strong and developed artists who do not get the exposure their work merits. Works shown include paintings, drawings, photography, collage, installation, clay art, sound, video, sculpture, and performance. The artists who currently hold studios at Bridge Red are William Cordova, Yanira Collado, Kristen Thiele, Robert Thiele, Stephan Tugrul, Carol K. Brown, Luisa Basnuevo, and Lou Anne Colodny.
Colony, who was the first director of MOCA and it’s former incarnation, the Center of Contemporary Art (COCA), has converted her studio into an exhibition space located below Bridge Red’s Project Space, called Under the Bridge. Both exhibition spaces hold openings on the same Sunday evenings and closing brunches on the same Sunday afternoons. Both are open in between these events by appointment. Bridge Red is located just east of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA NOMI) and west of Biscayne Boulevard, off of 125th street.