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Watchlist Artist: Xaviera Simmons

David Castillo Gallery is proud to present Open, a solo exhibition by Xaviera Simmons in photography and sculpture.If the medium is the message, what bodies speak its language? How does it translate across experiences, memories, and histories? Simmons is engaged with a rigorous studio practice that encompasses photography, performance, installation, sculpture and video works. The works in Open present the richness of medium specificity.  Xaviera Simmons sets the terrestrial in dialogue with... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 12/20/13

Watchlist Artist: Melvin Martinez

David Castillo Gallery is proud to present All Inclusive!, a solo show by Melvin Martinez. Martinez paints with oil, acrylic, silk flowers, plastic gemstones, glitter, yarn, and the detritus of a post-apocalyptic Hobby Lobby. The artist applies swatches of glossy magazines with the torque of a pallet knife. He layers paint like fondant until it catches pompons. Martinez interrogates the rhetoric of painting. In turn, the artist interrogates that of sculpture, collage, performance, and... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 11/1/13


by ArtSlant Team
      David Castillo Gallery is proud to present (Harvest): Any Number of Myths and Stories, a solo exhibition by Xaviera Simmons. (Harvest): Any Number of Myths and Stories explores notions of landscape and character while also asserting ideas surrounding gain through power, agency, and mysticism utilizing photography, sculpture, text, video and installation. Simmons’ work emerges from a constant observation of natural and urban environments as they relate to social, political, personal... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 11/21/10

A Salute to Summer!

by Gretchen Wagoner
          What better way for a recent New York City transplant to get introduced to the Miami art community than visiting DCG Open at David Castillo Gallery?  Just voted Best Art Dealer by Miami New Times, David Castillo Gallery has been a presence in Wynwood, Miami’s burgeoning art district, since 2005.  Taking refuge from the oppressive heat one day, I had the chance to visit his inviting (and well air-conditioned) gallery to take in the once yearly summer show, a survey exhibition of... [more]
Posted by Gretchen Wagoner on 6/20/10
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