FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. “There is Always a Light to Turn Off”

 REM Project Gallery presents the exhibition:

There is Always a Light to Turn Off

There is Always a Light to Turn On, refers to aspects of human evolution and behavior in the current political-social context in relation to the way we sense, and understand our existence in utopian – or dystopian – civilizations. The participating artists, articulate their respective visions of the world through the use of video and photographs.  Our comprehension the present and how the future is perceived through different contradictory emotions such as romantic ideas of our past versus, feelings of loss and urgency.

Rem Project Gallery

204 Calle Canals

Santurce, Puerto Rico

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

REM Project is proud to announce the opening of its next collective exhibition,

There is Always a Light to Turn Off held March 10th, 2017 from 7:00PM –11:00PM

 

There is Always a Light to Turn On, refers to aspects of human evolution and behavior in the current political-social context in relation to the way we sense, and understand our existence in utopian – or dystopian – civilizations. The participating artists, articulate their respective visions of the world through the use of video and photographs.  Our comprehension the present and how the future is perceived through different contradictory emotions such as romantic ideas of our past versus, feelings of loss and urgency.

 

The roster of participating artists, both local and international, includes five artists: Mariana Vassileva (Bulgaria), Edgar Leon (Costa Rica), Jesús Bubu Negrón (Puerto Rico), Miritza Castillo (Puerto Rico), and Spencer Tunik (U.S.)

 

Mariana Vassileva’s video Reflections displays takes place in Weinbergsweg Park, located in the city of Berlin, Germany. On a summer’s day, Mariana Vassileva asked visitors of the park to reflect the sunlight in the camera with mirrors. With those simple means, the artist creates a poetic, mystical light show, which transforms the average everyday in a completely unspectacular manner. For the flashes of light do not only individually meet the lens of the camera, but illuminate the whole of the park. In collaboration with anonymous people.

 

The Costa Rican artist, Edgar León, in his video, builds a critical social-political narrative of our Homeland’s Forefathers and their social promises.  His documentation of statues, venerating these founders, are juxtaposed with the environment that has been invaded by Multinational Banking Institutions, thereby citing power struggles that have led to extreme poverty in developing nations and countries.

 

In Post Industrial Dust, the photographer, Myritza Castillo, captures the aura of forgotten and deteriorating industrial spaces which served, at one time, as an economic platform in Puerto Rico such as the sugar and coffee industries. These places are abandoned, due to governmental negligence, leaving behind an empty skeleton, that once thrived.  Even though her photographs promote a sense of anxiety and loss, they also contain a certain nostalgic beauty that surges from a romantic idea of Puerto Rico’s lost agricultural industries.

 

On the other hand, Jesus Bubu Negrón in his video piece Equality, is based on Puerto Rico’s dying agricultural structure, in this case, an abandoned sugar mill,  an important part of economic activity in Puerto Rico during the beginning of the twentieth century,  Passing generations, quenched once, by its economic flame, were distorted by the idea of ​​economic industrialization.  The documentation was produced in collaboration with the artist’s community, who helped light the iconic flame of the sugar mill, reviving its chimneys at least for an ephemeral space of time.

 

In addition to the exhibition There is Always a Light to Turn On, Spencer Tunik, will be working on his photographs of individuals who have responded to an open call online to participate in his project in Puerto Rico.  He is best known for his large scale photographs of human nudes positioning them in different landscapes both natural and urban.  These prints will later be exhibited in REM Project.

 

REM Project is a contemporary art space, created by Roberto Escobar Molina (REM). The gallery space is located in Santurce, Puerto Rico and dedicated to exhibiting mostly Caribbean, Latin American, and their integration with artists of other origins. Rem Project’s main focus is on curating a broad selection of multidisciplinary artists, whose work ranges in different medias, such as: paintings, installations, sculptures, murals, mixed media, photography, film and conceptual art.  The gallery participates actively in the island’s growing art scene, making the gallery a center of influence in this part of the world, recognized by collectors globally.

 

The exhibition is open to the general public and is free of charge, for more information, or interviews please call 787 547 5757 or remproject@gmail.com

There is always a ligth to turn off

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