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Alumni News |
Dec, 2014

JUAN BETANCURTH – All of this is made for you – Baxter St. Camera Club of New York

Curated by Regine Basha
with the participation of Benjamin Fredrickson and Aaron Philip
December 12 - January 3, 2015
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 12 - 6 pm

Opening Reception | December 12th | 6-8 pm
126 Baxter Street, NYC 10013
For All of this is made for you, Juan Betancurth will present a selection of objects and photographs as well as work from a new series, Bouquet at 25, realized in collaboration with performer Aaron Philip and photographer Benjamin Fredrickson. This recent body of work investigates flowers and their specific capacity for exaltation or mourning. Considered through collage, performance and photography, the floral characters invoke the artist's own Colombian roots and the rituals invested within them.  The new work signals the artist's departure from tradition into more ambiguous terrain. Both tender and dark, like many of the objects in the room, the images from Bouquet at 25 reveal the results of a playful seduction taken almost to sadistic limits. In this triad scenario, Betancurth suggests a flexibility with control and trust, as well as with collaboration and ownership, which for the artist is a material as well.

http://www.baxterst.org/exhibitions-3/juan-betancurth/

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