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New Art Examiner review by Nathan Worcester  
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Alberto Aguilar, Mark Baker, Iris Bernblum, Jeremy Boyle, Roosevelt Buress, Cassat, Parsons and Charlesworth, Juan Angel Chavez, Tadd Cowen, Dehais, Lily Dithrich, Jim Duignan, Patricia Evans, Assaf Evron, Douglas Ewart, Will FitzPatrick, Peter Fleps, Iker Gil, Kelsey Harrison, JAMES JANKOWIAK, Misha Kahn, Matthew Kellen, Seth Keller, Thomas Kelley, Jenny Kendler, Walter Kitundu, Barbara Koenen, Tom Lau, Jason Lazarus, Laura Letinsky, Faheem Majeed, Lou Mallozzi, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Matt Metzger, Sabina Ott, Teresa Pankratz, Dan Peterman, Erik Peterson, Colleen Plumb, Cheryl Pope, John Preus, Michael Rakowitz, Karen Reimer, Kevin Reiswig, Brian Saner, Christopher Schanck, Edra Soto, Dan Sullivan, Marvin Tate, Norman Teague, Lauren Valley, Dan S. Wang, Amanda Williams, Fo Wilson, Titus Wonsey at Open House Contemporary September 14th, 2017 - June 17th, 2018
Posted 5/2/18
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My memories of learning a second language date back to my post-elementary school years, what they call the prep-year, in a bilingual school in Turkey. From the first lesson, the struggle to communicate was real: our teacher, who was from Wales, spoke only English, and my class of ten Turkish-speaking students got by with dictionaries and gestures. For many of us in that classroom, and in Turkey more broadly, not knowing English was a failure—and it was something we had better remedy... [more]
Curated by Albert Stabler, GRAFT is an installation work by ArtSlant Prize 2014 winner, Edra Soto, opening this Friday, April 1st from 6 - 8 pm at Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space. The exhibition will be on view until May 1st, 2016.  Galley Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 12-6 pm. Located inside Essex Street Market, New York.             Image: Edra Soto, , 2016. Photo courtesy of the artist. Born in Puerto Rico and residing for decades in Chicago, artist Edra Soto has found many... [more]
Present Standard gathers 25 works by 25 contemporary, US-based Latino artists who are in one way or another identified as native, linguistic or geographic immigrants. Guest curated by former ArtSlant Prize winner Edra Soto and Josué Pellot, the FREE exhibition runs in the Michigan Avenue Galleries on the first floor of the Chicago Cultural Center this January 30–April 24.   Untitled, Luis Romero, 2015. Photo by William Bengston. The artists each play with the manifold meanings of "present"... [more]
Part one of our Miami Art Week guide introduced the 20 or so art fairs pitching tents, occupying hotels, and renting out convention centers this week. Part two celebrates the Miami stalwarts, its permanent residents—museums, art spaces, and galleries—as well as some of the week's non-art fair exhibitions and pop-ups. Most of these spaces program exhibitions year round and represent the true depth of Miami as an art world epicenter. Here’s what’s on tap. Overwhelmed by the week's excesses?... [more]
The former ArtSlant Prize winner Edra Soto and Dan Sullivan bring together ideas of tradition, leisure and collaboration in the instalation work at the Morgan Lehman Gallery, on display May 7th - June 13th, 2015.  Edra Soto and Dan Sulliva, , 2014, Domino table with four stools, inlaid corian on jatoba wood 30 x 30 x 30 in The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner... [more]
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Edra Soto: Selling a Fantasy   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Oren Pinhassi, Anastasia Samoylova, Sara Shaoul, Edra Soto, Adam Douglas Thompson at Aqua Art Miami December 3rd, 2014 - December 7th, 2014
Posted 12/4/14
Luxury is so often determined by a price tag. But commerce is rarely how we interact with the phenomena of high-end merchandise—its excessiveness, its indulgence; its extravagance is almost always (and exclusively) experienced visually. We feel the texture of opulent velvets and silks first with our eyes, the metallic gleam of a smooth reflection through its cool touch on our sight, in jewels that refract their prismatic color back onto our gaze. There is something intensely tactile in the... [more]
ArtSlant Prize Exhibition at Aqua Art Miami   Aqua Art Miami, December 3rd-7th, is hosting the ArtSlant Prize exhibition this year. Come find us and amazing works from  Edra Soto,  Adam Douglas Thompson,  Anastasia Samoylova and  Oren Pinhassi as well as a very special exhibition from the Georgia Fee Resident, Sara Shaoul. Check out our full Basel guide here. Aqua Art Miami is known for being one of the most exciting boutique fairs during the Art Basel Miami Beach blitz.... [more]
Our 2013 ArtSlant Prize winner Robin Kang and 2014 ArtSlant Prize winner Edra Soto are currently exhibiting in New York and Chicago.     Opening tonight at CATINCA TABACARU GALLERY in New York, Kang is exhibiting works in her latest show with Rwandan artist Duhirwe Rushemeza. The exhibition brings together both artists' unique perspectives on artistic practice and production in the digital age. From the gallery: "Weaving composites of varying time, space and culture, each artist engages in... [more]
ArtSlant is very please to announce the winners of the 2014 ArtSlant Prize: 1st Place ($3000): Edra Soto 2nd Place ($1000): Adam Douglas Thompson 3rd Place ($500): Anastasia Samoylova Student Prize ($500): Oren Pinhassi Edra, Adam, Anastasia and Oren will be exhibiting in our booth at Aqua Art Miami December 3rd-7th. Aqua is known for being one of the most exciting boutique fairs during the Art Basel Miami Beach blitz. Located a block from the beach and now under the... [more]
Edra Soto does not take summer to mean vacation. She has been hard at work for the past several months making large scale, site specific installations, as well as small, infinitely reproducible sculptures that fit in the palm of your hand. She’s a teacher, but most recently, she’s enjoyed being one of the inaugural students in a new professional development program run by The Hyde Park Art Center. She’s a gallerist whose exhibition space is located in her backyard, and she’s partnered with the... [more]
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The Inadvertent Chicago Biennial of 2011   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Mike Andrews, Ali Bailey, Nick Black, Daniel Bruttig, Andrew Burkholder, Lilli Carré, Joseph Cassan, Mariano Chavez, Ryan Travis Christian, Vincent Como, Bruce Conkle, Jean-Louis Costes, Anne Van der Linden, Vincent Dermody, Mike Diana, Edie Fake, Scott Fife, R.E.H. Gordon, Edith Sloat & Sophie Greenstalk, John Hankiewicz, Keith Herzik, Carol Jackson, Bob Jones (Chicago), Chris Kerr, Jason Robert Bell & Marni Kotak, David Leggett, Mike Lopez, Teena McClelland, Dutes Miller, Joe Miller, Andy Moore, Max Morris, Rachel Niffenegger, Onsmith, William J. O’Brien, David Paleo, JOHN PAROT, Michael Rea, Tyson Reeder, Dan Rhodehamel, Bruno Richard, John Riepenhoff, Kristen Romaniszak, Steve Ruiz, David Sandlin, Mike Schuh, Mindy Rose Schwartz, Miller & Shellabarger, David Shrigley, Edra Soto, Ryan Standfest, William Staples, Ben Stone, Bill Thelen, Jeremy Tinder, Sean Townley, Jim Trainor, Jason Villegas, Sarah Beth Woods, Aaron Wrinkle at Western Exhibitions January 14th, 2011 - February 19th, 2011
Posted 2/7/11
Western Exhibitions’ packed show “Heads on Poles” achieves almost inadvertently what most biennials regularly fail to do: gather together artists and artworks that can be seen as representing common artistic impulses under an interesting theme. Taking the title as the theme for the exhibition, the curators Paul Nudd and Scott Wolniak, Chicago-based artists themselves, gathered together over 60 artists who only received basic submission guidelines and then were free to create and interpret the... [more]
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Forever Vegetal   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Brian McNearney, Edra Soto at Roots & Culture December 11th, 2009 - January 16th, 2010
Posted 12/21/09
      Easily the weirdest show I've seen in sometime, “Forever Vegetal” pushes the limits of taste, and not necessarily tastefully so. The two-person exhibition of Edra Soto and Brian McNearney at Roots and Culture places two post-disciplinary artists in close proximity, ultimately highlighting their differences. Edra Soto's contribution is a wandering examination of her Hispanic heritage filtered through objects and images of Catholicism. The wide range of media and symbols doesn't... [more]
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