TRANSFORM: A GROUP EXHIBITION

Opening reception: Friday, December 1st 6 - 9pm

Miami Art week: Open to the public Dec 7th to Dec 10th 11am - 3pm

The exhibition runs from December 1st, 2017 until March 5th, 2018

Alfa Gallery is pleased to announce Transform, a group exhibition showcasing the work of thirty artists and featuring a variety of mediums including painting, installation, performance, photography, mixed media, and sculpture by Paul Amundarain, Marco Beria, Janine Biunno, Laura Braciale, Fabian Bürgy, Maria Konstanse Bruun, Kim Carlino, Nathalie Chikhi, Julie Davidow, Elaine Defibaugh, Rodolfo Edwards, Gamaliel Herrera, Peter Hosfeld, Katherine Keltner, Vesna Kovacic, Victor Mahana, Maureen Meyer, Laura Mosquera, Daniel Mullen, Ignacio Muñoz-Vicuña, Andrea Nhuch, Olivia Peake, Anastasia Samoylova, Valentina Sciarra, Denise Treizman, Tomas Valdivieso, Jovan Karlo Villalba, Nicolas Vionnet, and Yaara Zach.

Transform invites you to a reconsider what and how art is made. Through artistic processes, interventions, and a series of metamorphoses, all of the exhibited artists take materials and turn them into new realities. With their work, they communicate different ideas through varied visions, using the language of form as a means of transformation.

American playwright and actor Harvey Fierstein has said that “art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire and motivate.” Here, the verb transform is defined as, “a thorough or dramatic change in the form, appearance, or character” with synonyms such as change, alter, convert, metamorphose, transfigure, transmute, and mutate.

This definition and message truly lies at the heart of the exhibition, as artists convert, transfigure, and mutate artistic materials and ideas into new and illuminating realities. Driven by a desire to communicate through changing processes, the message of change itself becomes the artist's medium as well.

Each work of transformative art bears silent witness to both the process and end-product of the metamorphosis achieved — on an individual level, and on a group level as felt through the exhibition.

Transform runs from December 1st, 2017 through March 5th, 2018 with an opening reception on Friday, December 1st, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm.

Transform is on view during Miami Art Week, Dec 7 through Dec 10th
Open to the public: 11am - 3pm and any time by appointment.


About Alfa Gallery:
Alfa Gallery is an artist-run contemporary art gallery. Since its establishment more than a decade ago, the gallery has identified and cultivated the careers of an international roster of visionary and emerging artists. Our mission is to support artists by providing a platform to showcase their work and dedicate to creativity and experimentation, as well as collaborate with venues on the national and international levels, presenting museum-quality solo and group exhibitions.
We represent an incomparable array of groundbreaking national and international artists working across all visual arts media.

For additional press information, please contact the gallery by email alfa@alfa-gallery.com

Alfa Gallery is located in the heart of the historic Brickell Financial District at 1627 Brickell Avenue suite 1607, Miami FL 33129. English: 305.804.8685, Spanish: 786.709.5129, or visit: www.alfa-gallery.com


Works Available on Artsy
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