NOT SO STILL, (LIFE)
101/exhibit follows an inspiring showing at the Art Wynwood Festival with a three artist showcase bringing together the layered works of Chambliss Giobbi, the symbolic Americana paintings of David Michael Bowers and the historic sculptures of Christopher Carter from Saturday, March 10th to Thursday, April 12th, 2012.
Art is a three-dimensional medium no matter what materials are being used and what message is being conveyed, be it the meticulously crafted collages of Giobbi, the photo-realistic, symbolic paintings of Bowers or the mixed-media sculptures of Carter.
Says curator Sloan Schaffer, “To bring these artists together in one show has been a goal of mine for some time. The interplay between their techniques and messages is quite astounding, yet each of them [Giobbi, Bowers and Carter] have very different collectors and admirers. They’ve each contributed tremendously to the ongoing dialog of art, and by showing them together I hope to continue that conversation in a new way.”
The works of Chambliss Giobbi, David Michael Bowers and Christopher Carter will be showcased in three different rooms in the expansive 5,000 sq. ft. 101/exhibit gallery from Saturday, March 10 through Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 101 NE 40th St in the Miami’s design mecca. Opening reception will be held on Saturday, March 10 from 7 – 9pm. Artists will be in attendance.
About the Artist
Regardless of subject, Chambliss Giobbi’s process for creating his work is as layered as the actual pieces. After a marathon photo-shoot with his subjects, Chambliss prints thousands of photographs. He then tears the prints and glues them, piece by piece, layer upon layer, to create the image. What follows is a series of collages on aluminum panels. Some pieces are flat, while his newer work utilizes sculpted forms to create three-dimensional surfaces: Each series embodies a reinvention of technique that conforms to how Giobbi sees the individual portrayed.
Giobbi’s work is deeply psychological: portraits at once linear and composed, then abrupt and splintered. One is left with the notion of witnessing an intense, virtually operatic compression of moments, catharsis and myth: an intimate viewing of entropy.
A recipient of Guggenheim, NEA and NYFA fellowships, Giobbi was a prolific composer of classical music for fifteen years before turning to visual art. The notion of time and simultaneity in the development of musical ideas has become a central theme in his fractured, stop-frame images. Chambliss Giobbi lives and works in New York City.
About Sloan Schaffer and 101/exhibit
With a mission to discover, promote, and preserve the works of great contemporary artists, 101/exhibit, established by Sloan Schaffer in 2008, has become an important destination in the burgeoning cultural and commercial landscape of Miami. Founded on his own personal love of collecting, Schaffer presents the works of modern masters and emerging artists- to an ever-growing number of collectors and art enthusiasts in his stunning 5000 square foot gallery space in the heart of Miami’s Design District. Among the artists whose work he represents are: Jason Shawn Alexander, David Michael Bowers, Christopher Carter, Isabelle Du Toit, Claudio Ethos, Robert Fleisher, Chambliss Giobbi, Joshua Hagler, Michelle Hinebrook, Marcus Jansen, Marilyn Manson, Charles Pfahl, Pat Rocha, Jorge Santos, and Ted Vasin. Alexander Calder, Albert Paley, Michael Lucero, Peter Voulkos and Larry Rivers are also featured.
An architect, jewelry designer and metal smith in his own right, Schaffer has a keen eye and a great appreciation of art and design. His passion for collecting is evidenced in his contemporary Coconut Grove residence, designed by the Cuban architect Roney Mateu, where he resides with his wife, Carli Schaffer. Together the couple has amassed an impressive collection of mid-twentieth century furniture, which they juxtaposed with a lively and ever-changing mix of emerging and established artists.