Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Karla Wozniak's - "Blue Highway" solo exhibition. Opening Tomorrow March 27th


Blue highway. Purple sky. Green clouds. Yellow arrows in a gray parking lot. Driving home through the orange fog, we see the Smoky Mountains. Lights fall on asphalt, cutting across kudzu-strangled trees. An illuminated sign nestled between strange bulbous figures beckons us; a road sign points the way. Time is passing, the light is changing, the weather is unpredictable. Something is happening in the hills. Things are heightened, magical, foreboding. East Tennessee breathes; it dreams.

Trailer Park Proyects is proud to present Blue Highway, an exhibition of works on paper by the Knoxville, TN-based painter Karla Wozniak.  The places depicted in these works are unstable, vacillating between the mundane and the fantastical. As the viewer muses from a car window, the sky and ground run together. Tethered to the ground, we find ourselves in the clouds.

Karla Wozniak received her MFA from Yale University and her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Her recent exhibitions include a solo show at the University of Vermont’s Colburn Gallery, Burlington VT(2013), and the Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco (2011). Recent group exhibitions include Decade, Gregory Lind Gallery (2012), Bronx Calling, Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY (2011); Weasel, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX (2010). Wozniak’s distinctions include a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (2011), participation in the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program (2009-10), and two MacDowell Colony Fellowships (2005, 2007). Her work has been noted in a number of publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Houston Chronicle, the Village Voice, and the Huffington Post. Wozniak is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
TPP will be parked outside Roberto Paradise Gallery at Calle Hipodromo #610 in Santurce from 7:00pm.  Rboerto Paradise will be opening the solo show "It'll be Alright" from artist Autsin Eddy and we will be presenting the works of Jason Karolak as well. A great day to see great art. Karla Wozniak will be present at the opening so if you want to meet her and talk about her work, you have to be here tomorrow.
Karolak's and Wozniak's works will fluctuate between $100-$500.

Sebastian Vallejo's print - Es un peligro estar vivo.

This month is the turn of Sebastian Vallejo to present his limited edition silkscreen print. The print titled “Es un peligro estar vivo” was created in Vallejo’s unique style and sense of humor making reference to the Island actual state in regards of criminality. It’s a social call out to everyone which forces you to see the realty and calls out for everyone to be on the lookout because the way we are living anything can happen to you at any time. One of the colors used to create the work is silver making reference to the bling bling the underworld uses to position them and show their success within their peers. The print can be read as well if placed upside down making reference to the Island’s political and social situation which is as we say upside down.

Vallejo has a MFA from the Chicago Art Institute (SAIC) and moved to NYC afterwards. His works has been exhibited in Lloyd Dobler Gallery, Lehman Maupin and his solo show at Trailer Park Proyects titled “MarkMaking: Sketches from Bushwick” which were presented earlier this year.

The print is signed and numbered to 50 copies only and they sell at the usual price of $50. Make sure you get yours today before we sell them out. Call us at 787-409-6983 to reserve yours today.

Friday, March 15, 2013

TPP awarded Chicago Community Trust through the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture (IPRAC) Chicago

Trailer Park Proyects is proud to announce that we have been awarded the Chicago Community Trust trough the Institution of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture (IPRAC) in Chicago. www.iprac.org

TPP will be running our projects in the city of Chicago from March until the month of October. We will be exhibiting artist from Puerto Rico and introducing them into the Puerto Rican communities in the city of Chicago so the people can learn more about the artists from the Island. It's a great way to connect our art with the Puerto Ricans who live in Chicago and keep the roots of that community with the Island.

Artists will exhibit at the Trailer and a small room in the IPRAC simultaneously and the exhibiting artist will be giving a workshop for the community. This will help the viewers understand the artists works and methods of working as well as create a bond with the artist and the Puerto Rican roots.

The opening of the first exhibition will be held on March 15th and will feature the work of co-founder Jorge Rito Cordero. We will have on display our limited edition prints as well as documentation of the project working in the Island. After the opening we will hit the road and visit some schools in the community, galleries and museums.

This is a great way to promote the project our artists. Other artists that will be exhibiting are Rafael Miranda, Omar Velazquez, Admin Torres, Aby Ruiz, Quintin Rivera Toro and a few more. Please keep checking the site and our facebook page for updates and opening dates.

Visit the Facebook page Trailer Park Proyects, IPRAC Chicago
(https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Trailer-Park-Proyects-IPRAC-Chicago/422719211143530?fref=ts) for updates and photos of the progress of the project and LIKE the page to help us spread the word. Also, LIKE the IPRAC official page so you can see what's going on during the year in the Chicago Puerto Rican arts community.

We are very very happy to be part of this grant and are happy that we will work together with the IPRAC and the City of Chicago to expand our coulture and our artists.

Hope everyone in Chicago shows up to support a great collaboration and learn more about your artists.

Friday, March 8, 2013

TPP Presents: Roberto Marquez and Janelle Wisehart's: Works on Paper/Stories on Paper

This month TPP is proud to present the dual exhibition: "Works on Paper/Stories on Paper" of local artist Roberto Marquez and american artist Janelle Wisehart. The exhibition will consits of around 20 drawings on paper in different sizes.

Marquez and Wisehart are both persuing their MFA at Univesity of South Florida where they met and became friends after seeing each others works which are much alike in the language but it's really amazing that tow complete stranges were studying in the same class, same school and have similar ways of thinking and expresing their thoughts in their work

I've known and worked with Roberto for a couple of years and have seen his work evolve and develop troughout the years. Janelle I met about 4 years ago when she appeared in the curated magazine New American Paintings where I saw her work and purchased one. I belive her work has become mature, sarcastic, and with her sense of satire which has always been present.

The exhibition are an inner look into the world of these great young artist and the stories each of their characters has to tell. We are basically in the outside looking into the their world and situations without them knowing we are watching.

Using humor as the main and most important part of the work, we can see the different themes they present: rebellion, sexuality, fetishes, political, sical networks, religion, art history. Theses drawings are part of an exploration of the human behavior where we can easily relate to and become part of the character's world.

All works are priced under the usual $500 with most rangeing in the $100-$250 range. To see all available drawings that will be exhibited please visit our Facebook page Traler Park Proyects.

TPP is also exhibiting New York based artist Jason Karolak as well during this month.

We will be visiting the Escuala de Artes Plasticas on Tuesday March 12 and the University of Sagrado Corazon adn Universidad de Puerto Rico on Wednesday March 13th.