New York, NY. Porter Contemporary presents works focused on skill, technique and the ability to push the boundaries of a chosen medium through the works of Jason Bryant, Jeff Huntington, Lori Larusso and Carolina Rodriguez Baptista at this year’s Context Art Fair during Art Basel from December 3 – 8, 2013.
CONTEXT, will take place at a 45,000-square-foot pavilion in the renowned Wynwood Arts District. CONTEXT's successful 2012 debut established it as the ultimate platform for international galleries to present cutting-edge works by emerging and mid-career talents. The fair provides insight into the latest trends in contemporary art by contextualizing them with some of the finest examples of groundbreaking 20th century movements at its neighboring sister fair Art Miami.
Artworks from all represented Porter Contemporary artists will be available at the fair (see full list below); however the booth will focus on highlighting four artists whose work best represent Porter Contemporary’s mission to focus on skill & technique combined with pushing the boundaries of a particular medium.
Photo-realist painter, Jason Bryant will debut new works for his upcoming solo exhibition, Letters From Home.
Jeff Huntington’s work will focus on a new series he began in 2012 where he started “painting” by using magazine clippings as his medium.
Abstracted mundane interior and exterior scenes make up the basis of Lori Larusso’s shaped acrylic panels, each one balancing painterly and sculptural effects. Dissections of reality and unreality sometimes are combined in multiple panels interacting with a whole idea.
Carolina Rodriguez Baptista, led by the forces of her medium, bronze, follows the motion and hardiness by her own sense of self, femininity and strength. Baptista works through the harshness of the bronze to unearth feminine curves, tenacity and moments of self-satisfaction creating figures of action, gentleness and contemplation.
Artworks will also be available by Jennie Barrese, Jessica Charlotte, JaH-HaHa, Naoto Hattori, Jan Huling, Jee Hwang, Jihay Kang, Sarah Kaufman, Katarzyna Majak, Anne Marchand, Judith Mullen, Jennifer Murray, Johnny Romeo, Anne Smerdon, Catherine Tafur, and Roy Wiemann.
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