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Bhakti Baxter\, Nicolas Lobo\, Gean Mor eno\, Daniel Newman\, Ernesto Oroza\, and Gavin Perry will be featured in t he exhibition\, Spit-Polishing a Starless Sky/Outer Space\, at Chare st-Weinberg Gallery\, from September 12 through October 5\, 2009. The openi ng reception will be on September 12 from 6pm to 9 pm at 250 NW 23rd Street \, Space 408\, Miami\, FL 33127.

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The exhibition is comprised of two different exhibitions that have been superimposed without any attempt to m ake them cohere. Two sets of information have simply been brought together\ , and the resulting form of the exhibition will be determined by the very d ynamics of their interaction.

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The first exhibition\, Spit-Polish ing a Starless Sky\, is made up of black or nearly-black paintings by B hakti Baxter\, Daniel Newman and Gavin Perry. In the work of all these pain ters\, the black monochrome is entwined with references that belong in cult ural spheres that exist far away from formalist concerns. In Baxter’s case\ , the black paintings double as images of macroscopic phenomena and have a scientific flavor. In Perry’s work\, the black monochrome is literally the high-end side of paintings that also trade in lowbrow referents and objects \, like cheap rugs and souped up cars. With Newman\, the black glaze is all process. He has covered over 200 found paintings with black\, turning a ge sture characteristic of iconophobia into a delirious flow of production. In a sense\, in the work of all these painters\, two sets of information are already blended. Each of their works becomes a stand-in for the overall str ucture of a double-exhibition with incompatible or competing halves.

\n< p>The second exhibition\, Outer Space\, titled after a 1999 short fi lm by Peter Tscherkassky\, will be made up of sculptural proposals by Nicol as Lobo and Giancarlo Sardone\, and Ernesto Oroza and Gean Moreno. Each of these collaborative projects begins with elements provided by the technolog ies\, conventions and infrastructure that form the invisible materiality of our social space. Working through all the engineering problems and ontolog ical recoding that rendering a virtual artifact in actual space brings\, Lo bo has collaborated with terrazzo mason Sardone to produce a real-life doub le of a standard bench that can be found ready-made in the design program S ketchUp. As the bench took shape\, its proportions began to feel slightly o ff due to some distortion caused by the Sketchup rendering engine. What loo ked like a perfectly bland bench on screen takes on an uncanny air in our p hysical space. Oroza and Moreno will use the tabloid\, of the sort found th roughout the city’s neighborhoods\, to create both a “catalog” and an ornam ental wallpaper pattern from forms determined by the exhibition itself that will\, in turn\, activate the supposed neutral walls of the space.

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All of the artists in the exhibition are part of Miami’s burgeoning scene. They have all exhibited their work internationally and are represented in the collections of major museums. This will be the first time their work is shown at Charest-Weinberg Gallery\, whose reputation continues to grow as Miami’s premier venue for emerging art.

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