“EXIST… an Ode to Ballet” – Curated by Ramón Rik Singley II, December 15, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 15th, 2018, 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm

EXIST an Ode to Ballet | A Group Show Curated by Ramón Rik Singley II

rickArtists: Sasha Huber, Suzanne Unrein, Antonio Jose Guzman, Mary Ann Strandell, Mauren Brodbeck, Amy Hill, Beth Chucker, Ngabo Cesar, Roshanak Khalilian, Aaron Coley, Sonia Barrett, Patrick-Earl Barnes, Christine Cox, Noelle Céspedes, Michael Dote, Gabriele Perici, Kayla Mencia and John K. Cobra…

This important show to end the year is comprised of video, paintings, illustrations & photography from these artists hailing from the U.S. and Europe. This show is going to be a visually stunning foray of works as we end this year and peer into 2019 with new dreams and aspirations. We look forward to seeing you!

To Henri Bergson, the existence of which we are most assured and which we know best is unquestionably our own, for of every other object we have notions which may be considered external and superficial, whereas, of ourselves, our perception is internal and profound. And so he asked, “What, then, do we find?” In this privileged case, what is the precise meaning of the word exist?

The voice and pagination of the works presented for this Group Show exhibition, for me, is a ballet; an ode to Alexey Brodovitch and his famed book of photographs in 1945, titled Ballet. This was the first and only book Brodovitch authored as a photographer, as he was primarily known as an Art Director for Harper’s Bazaar, Portfolio and other publications of the time. The images were of the famous Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo in the mid-1930s. To this day, Ballet is legendary and highly respected amid modernists and germane to the lexicon which helps to didactically explain the meaning of the beauty and importance of a well-composed image and its ilk.


Thank you,

Ramón Rik Singley II