EXHIBITION | DIA DE MUERTOS

Dates:
23 October - 17 November, 2023
Location

111 10TH ST. S. SUITE 112, NAPLES, 34102

EXHIBITION  |  DIA DE MUERTOS
OCTOBER 23, 2023 – NOVEMBER 17, 2023

Celebrating a holiday of joyful remembrance, Method & Concept opens a call-to-artists for a juried exhibition entitled, Dia de Muertos.  Embracing our local heritage of Hispanic traditions, Dia de Muertos provides a creative platform for all artists to connect to the memory of dearly departed family and friends, visually depicted using a variety of media.  Traditionally a Mexican cultural celebration, this exhibition stands to unite a community of all artists.  Exhibition highlights include, a large-scale ofrendas (alter) as well as traditional hand-made wears from Mexico for an interactive flea market installation (mercado de pulgas).  Artists by invitation include, Columbian-born painter, Juan Diaz (b.1981), whose large-scale mixed media painting entitled, King Warrior Reborn depicts a son’s sensitivity and compassion for his beloved father.  Born in New York and raised in Puerto Rico, internationally recognized fine art photographer, Omar Cruz of South Beach Miami, graces the exhibition with an elegant contrast of beauty and implied malevolence in his black and white silver-printed photograph, Candela.  Multi-faceted creative, Maria Pia Malerba’s imposingly large fur-adored scull sculpture, The Spirit Within, presents like an object of couture fashion reflecting the artists expertise in wearable design.  Recent Florida Gulf Coast University/FGCU art program graduate Maria Dominguez showcases a series of wood block relief prints that inform the viewer of language and cultural barriers confronting the artist as a first-generation American.   A playful homage to the father of La Calavara Catrina, Jose Guadalupe Posada (1832 – 1913, Mexico) Method & Concept Director, Chad Jensen reproduces some of the iconic characters of the political illustrator and printmaker’s:  with large-scale installations throughout the gallery.  Among the aforementioned: Tamara Sigler, Nicario Jimenez, Brett Harvey, Lauren Redding, Anna Velia Alonso and Pedro Gerardo De Armas Puig.  Additionally, participants of the open-call-to-artists include a spectrum of student and professional artists whose submitted work embodies the spirit of the exhibition theme.

DIA DE MUERTOS EXPERIENCE | TICKETED EVENT SOLD OUT!  |  FRI. NOV 3rd  |  7:00 – 10:00 pm
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Sarah Baker

Art & Design Coordinator

Sarah Baker is inspired by artist studio practices and as the Art and Design Coordinator at METHOD & CONCEPT she is dedicated to supporting the creative process. A graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, Fine Art program, Sarah is active in the SWFL art & design culture and is an artist in her own right.Integrating her skillset at a maker with expertise and knowledge of fibers and textiles, Sarah collaborates with METHOD & CONCEPT teams to provide an informed experience for art collectors and interior design clients.

Yose Alonso

Associate Interior Designer

Yoselin Alonso is an Interior Designer who focuses on functional design and believes in constructing exclusive spaces that evoke emotion. Incorporating the unique diversity of each client, her design details are profound, ensuring one-of-a-kind personalized spaces. A graduate of University of Florida’s College of Design, Alonso harnesses conceptual and practical skills that bring spaces to life from planning and construction through to the finest of details. Having grown up around construction and design, Alonso is eager to make her mark in the design world as a part of the METHOD & CONCEPT team.

Amy Jensen

Gallery Manager

At METHOD & CONCEPT, Amy is a champion for artists and coordinates season exhibitions and special events as well as outreach and community projects working closely with artists, collectors and community partners. Drawing from an arts education and two decades of experience working in the arts and for non-profit institutions, Amy actively advocates for arts & culture and enhanced quality of life through her work as Gallery Manager for METHOD & CONCEPT and in the local community.

Chad Jensen

Creative Director & Managing Partner

Chad Jensen is an artist, furniture maker, designer, and the Founding Director of METHOD & CONCEPT. Jensen is a true advocate for the arts, his work and the gallery’s programming both demonstrate the symbiotic relationship between contemporary craft, fine art and design.

In 2013, Jensen launched METHOD & CONCEPT as a division of Thomas Riley Companies, to represent international emerging, mid-career and established artists and designers. Jensen has exhibited numerous artists including Matthew Shlian, Peter Zimmermann, Tadao Cern, Kim Keever and Arik Levy.

In addition to his work at METHOD & CONCEPT, Jensen is an active leader in Naples’ cultural landscape, placing monumental public art at The Collective and Sugden-Gomez building at Baker Park. He is the Founding Director and serves on the Executive Board of the Naples Design District and the United Arts Council of Collier County, where he served as president for two terms. Jensen also serves on the Advisory Board of Digital Media Design at Florida Gulf Coast University, where he is a frequent guest speaker, gallery juror and student mentor.

As an artist, he has exhibited at The Baker Museum in Naples, FL; Rudolf Budja Gallery, Miami; as well as Guinevere, London. He has participated in international art fairs such as the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York, NY and the Shanghai Art Fair, China. In 2014, Jensen designed a limited-edition furniture collection that was presented during New York Design Week. Interior Design, Art Basel Guide and Casa da Abitare have featured his work.