"Swimming Upstream"\, an exhib ition of works by 17 New York and Miami-based artists\, will take place at the Art @ O gallery space from November 3rd to 30th. Each participant\, has individually interpreted the show's theme. The works are aquatic in focus\ , centered on the constant struggle of the female artist\, or a combination of both. The exhibition encompasses diverse mediums--- including video\, c ollage\, photography\, and painting--by artists who range from the well-est ablished to those showing work for the first time.


The impetus for the show\, co-curated by Cat Del Buono and Di ana Leidel\, came from a Del Buono video which is included in this exhibiti on. It is a floor installation in which swimmers ceaselessly stroke by unde rfoot in what appears to be an underground pool. The works range from Gabri ela Vainsencher's "And There I Was Fulfilling Myself in Some Amazing Way'" (a watercolor of a fishes' contemplation)\, to Kim Butler's photo of a gas mask-clad damsel in a river\, Toa Castellanos' "Monsters" collage of a make shift woman\, and Diana Leidel's "Swimming Lesson" black on black digital i mage.

Other artists in "Swimming Upstream" are Amanda Church\, Gillian Crosson\, Jade Doskow\, Teresa Forsch\, Veronica Frenning\, Gina M argillo\, Estelle Nichols\, Sarah Palmer\, Naomi Tarantal\, Anja Wade\, and Antonia Wright.


LOCATION:O Cinema\,90 NW 29th Street \nMiami\, FL 33127 SUMMARY:SWIMMING UPSTREAM \, Kim Butler\, TOA Castellanos\, Amanda Church\, Gillian Crosson\, Cat Del Buono\, Jade Doskow\, Teresa Forsch\, Veronica F renning\, Diana Leidel\, Gina Margillo\, Estelle Nichols\, Sarah Palmer\, N aomi Tarantal\, Gabriela Vainsencher\, Anja Wade\, Antonia Wright END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR