Sunday, January 8, 2017

Contestaciones - One day show in Honor of Papo Colo and collaboration with MoMa PS1

After a one year hiatus, Trailer Park Proyects is proud to present the collective exhibition Contestaciones (answers) which are a group of 12 works from different artists which are a direct resposnse to a socio-political problem happening at that space and time yet all of the works are relevant today as we can see that nothing changes.

We have been invited to be part of the activities celebrating and honoring Puerto Rico's leading performing artists and his long career which was presented at MoMa PS1 in 2016. Colo lived and worked in NYC for decades,  established himslef as one of the best artists of the performance artists and we are proud and happy his work is being shown to a larger audience.



Works from Carlos Raquel Rivera, Jose Rosa, Rafael Miranda, Karlo Ibarra, Omar Velazquez, Nelson Sambolin,  Aslan 1, Aby Ruiz, Jose ortiz, Carlos Osorio and Roberto Yiyo Tirado. The works were selected based on them being Editions (multiples) where they would reach more people. A lot of the exhibited works are Carteles which were propaganda that was pasted in walls (old school graffiti) for everyone and anyone to see.

This time we will be collaborating with Art gallery El Cuadrado Gris which opened their doors in time of need. Our Trailer is not working properly and even though we tried renting one, the rental company could not assure me a truck for the day of the event January 8th. So, Ozzie Forbes and curator Anna Astor Blanco invited me to exhibit at theor space by handing me on of their walls as they are also participating in the activity and have their own exhibit going on. A special shoutout to my always reliable friend and artist Rafael Miranda for helping me make this possible.

The works will be shown at 455 calle Tito Rodriguez (previously known as Calle 13) in Santurce Puerto Rico near La Casita Blanca Restaurant. For more information or to make an appointment please call Ozzie Forbes at 787-564-0423.

Exhibition will be up until March.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

TPP Presents: Madeleine Finley's first solo exhibition "Concave".

After a 6 months hiatus, Trailer Park Proyects is back and ready to continue bringing young emerging and established artists to the new breed of collectors making works available as usual for under the $500 budget.
 
 
This time we will do the opening of Madeleine's works in the parking lot of the newest art space in Puerto Rico called Matadero in charge of Jorge Fusaro. Gallery is working in the same line as TPP showing young contemporary artists. The Gallery is located in 919 Ave. Escorial suite 1, San Juan, PR. You can visit and like their Facebook Matadero Art and see the map on how you can get there. They will be opening "Nosotros, Los Otros" an exhibition of two great local artists Aby Ruiz and Admin Torres which promises to be a great show. SHOW OPENING NIGHT on FEBRUARY 6th at 7:00pm
 
This time we are presenting on her first solo exhibition, Washington based artist Madeleine Finley with her show titled "Concave". Finley got her BFA at the School of Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) which has a long standing connection and tradition of Puertorican artists who come study abroad. Some of our most important contemporary artists have studied, Arnaldo Roche, Nathan Budoff, Angel Otero, Sebastian Vallejo, Manuel Rodriguez and currently working on his MFA is Omar Velazquez are some.
 
 
Finley will show 10 oil and oil stick drawings. The works on paper are about the interaction of color with a mundane subject. They’re rooted in the formal traditions of painting and drawing, and branch off into a more complex arrangement of colors and marks. The compositions are taken from hard, gritty, paintings of the 16th Century. The tone of the work is different in each individual piece, and is to be told through the expression of the marks. The works are preliminary ideas and drawings that later get turned into large, expressive,  Oil paintings.
 
 
If you want to learn more about Madeleine and her work be sure to visit her webpage www.madeleinefinley.com and follow her on Instagram @madeleinefinley sonyou can see what she is working on and her process.
 
If you want to see photos of whole exhibition, make sure to visit and like Trailer Park Proyects facebook page or our website www.trailerparkproyects.com you can also follow us on Insatagram and Twitter @trailerparkproj or for more information contact Alexis Figueroa at 787-409-6983.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Summer Wheat - 2014 TPP Artist in Residence

We are proud to announce that artist Summer Wheat has been selected as Trailer Park Proyects 2014 artist in residence. Wheat completed her MFA at Savannah College of Art and Design.

Her work have been exhibited in shows at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Los Angeles and in the Torrance Art Museum in California. She is currently represented by Samson Projects in Boston who presented her in a solo show at NADA Art Fair New York.



To learn more about her work you can visit her website www.summerwheat.com

She will be working at a private studio for the month of June located in the heart of the city of Santurce so she gets a feel for the art scene and local city life.



As part of the residency, Summer will be visting the studios and meeting some of our local artists and hopefully collaborating and exchanging their points of views regarding our culture, art and customs and viceversa.

Wheat is represented by Sampson Projects and recently had a very talked about solo booth at NADA art fair and a solo show in Thierry Goldberg Gallery. She had a solo show at TPP back it 2012.

We are very excited to have her here in Puerto Rico and hope she enjoys her stay here in the Island. Past TPP residents include Timothy Bergstrom in 2012 and Eder Castillo in 2013.



Wednesday, March 12, 2014

TPP Present: "Murmuration" solo exhibition by Nathan Budoff

Trailer Park Proyects is proud to present artist’s Nathan Budoff latest solo exhibition titled “Murmuration”. Budoff who has a MFA in painting form the SAIC (Chicago Art Institute) and whom is currently teaching painting at the University of Puerto Rico (Rio Piedras), has been exhibiting actively in the past years with his amazing solo exhibition at the Museo de Arte de Caguas titled “Looking Up” along with curator Elsa Maria Melendez which was a very impressive museum show, a two man exhibition alongside Carlos Ruiz Valarino at Colburn Gallery at the University of Vermont and a solo show titled “Retrato” in Recinto Cerra Alternative space directed by sculptor Jaime Rodriguez Crespo which consisted in expanded drawings on paper with outlines along the walls in what to my opinion was one of the best shows of last year.

 

Budoff describes the works of the exhibition as an ongoing investigation on the patterns of nature and things constructed by human beings. He studies the trees and how they make up different forms and shapes both symmetrical and asymmetrical. Just like birds in the sky which suddenly disperse and disappear as they fly and how these patterns vanish in a split second in contrast and difference to the constructions and spaces where we build our homes and cities.














These drawings have a high margin of unpredictability because the drawings are not planned and they get the shape and composition along the way of the creation. The intense colors used are vital and unexpected in each work. All works get the elements randomly filling them as the drawing comes along with what felt natural and appropriate at the time. These are drawings created so everyone can see the world around us with a set of different eyes and from another perspective and inspiration.

      



All the works exhibited are mixed media drawings on paper sized 11”x 15” and will be priced at $350. The show will be traveling in the first week of April to the usual stops at Universidad de Puerto Rico (Rio Piedras) and la Escuela de Artes Plasticas in Old San Juan. Follow us on twitter for up to date schedules and follow us on Facebook to see all the works that will be shown and photos of the stops of Trailer Park Proyects.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

TPP Presents: Ally White's - "Stuck Inside" solo exhibition.


Trailer Park Proyects is happy to present the first solo exhibition of Athens, Georgia based up and coming young artist Ally White. The show titled “Stuck Inside” Consists of 20 of her most recent works fresh of her 2013 BFA at University of Georgia where she was the recipient of the Presidential Scholar Award and the Mary Rosenblatt Scholarship.

White’s work was recently selected to be the front cover of New American Paintings issue 106 and she was selected as a “jury picks” for the book 100 painters of tomorrow a project of Beers Contemporary in London which showcases 100 young artists from all over the world. The book will come out later this year (www.100paintersoftomorrow.com). For more information on Ally’s work you can visit her website www.allywhite.com


“Stuck Inside” features paintings of imagined still lives and portraits that depict a vibrantly bored world. The works deal with the contrast in domesticity and exoticism – the yearning for something unfamiliar versus being content within home bounds. They are constructed with thoughts about suburbia, vacations, and interior spaces.



















All the works presented are done in both painting and collage. The image emerges through a process of erasure, mending and embellishment of these materials.  We will be showing works ranging from $175-$500 in different sizes and will be taken to the UPR Rio Piedras and Escuala de Artes Plasticas in San Juan on February 13. It will also be presented at some point to the NADA members visit to San Juan, Art City of the Future during the same weekend.



For more information please call or contact Alexis Figueroa director of Trailer Park Proyects at 787-409-6983.


Sunday, November 10, 2013

TPP Presents: Ryan Travis Christian and Marcie Oakes exhibition "American Landscapes and Stuff"


This month TPP is proud to present the dual exhibition titled “American Landscapes and Stuff” of Chicago based artists Ryan Travis Christian and Marcie Oakes. Both have a BFA from North Illinois University and have been showing constantly around the USA.  Oakes has an upcoming solo show at the McHenry Community College in 2014 and Christian will have his own at Western Exhibitions in 2014.
Ryan Travis Christian

Ryan Travis Christian

Marice Oakes

Marcie Oakes
 

Oakes works colored drawings which depict landscapes and great depth and shades of colors that captivate the audience and within the abstraction makes you look and search for different forms and figures.  Although for this exhibition she will exhibit black and white paintings.

Ryan Travis Christian on the other hand is well known for his graphite drawings which depict his own fascinating world of illustration and abstractions along with his satiric/sarcastic insights. A really complex and creative imagery that is ever-changing that helps create and share with us, his own private Idaho.

For more information and to see other works from Marcie Oakes visit:  http://artsandjunk.wordpress.com/category/marcie-oaks/

For more information and examples of Ryan’s work please visit: http://ryantravischristian.blogspot.com/

The exhibition will run from November and extend until December 2013. We will visit our mandatory visits to the Escuela de Artes Plasticas and University of Puerto Rico (Rio Piedras Campus).  At Artejangueo 7 (Anniversary Celebration) on December the drawings will be shown alongside some of our other artists including, Nelson Figueroa, Jose Ortiz, Tim Bergstrom, Manuel Rodriguez, Omar Velazquez, Rafael Miranda, Sebastian Vallejo and others.

All works are priced at $500 or under. For inquiries please call Alexis Figueroa at 787-409-6983 or email us at trailerparkproyects@yahoo.com

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Trailer Park Proyects at Los Muros Habalan

TPP is proud to be a part of the world renown street art festival Los Muros Habalan. we were invited to be part of the event and we will be traveling around Rio Piedras and locate the Trailer where some of the murals will be painted for the festival.

We will be showing this months artist Nelson Figueroa and his show titled "Royalty" selected new drawings. Don't miss this amazing show where everything will be priced at only $200. All works are 22"x 30" and are oil, charcoal and spray paint on paper.

We are really happy to be part of this amazing festival that helps regenerate forgotten and abandoned public spaces.

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