Alzueta Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in Art Miami, featuring new art- works by Jordi Alcaraz, Hugo Alonso, Gabrielle Graessle, David Macho, Xevi Solà Serra, Guim Tió, Andrea Torres Balaguer and Luis Vidal.
In the same way that in the 1930s numerous American writers and artists embarked on a journey through Europe in search of the European myth, at Alzueta Gallery we have set out to travel back in time and alter the past.
In an attempt to capture a collective idea, we have brought together six artists of diverse nationalities with a single instruction to guide their creative process: to convert into im- ages the ideas that inhabit the European subconscious about the American Dream: from the modernity and maximum prosperity of the bustling streets of NY, to the Big Brother effect of LA; from the beach and the sun of Miami to the iconography and the harsh sun- rays of the wild west.
All of our elders feel they have been among tumbleweed and galloped on the shoulders of a stallion across the plains of Texas. Their readings and movie afternoons consist of it. All our adults know the Big Apple even if they’ve never been there and they would sware of what a Banana Splitz tastes like because Danny Zuko showed it to them. Every teenager knows what goes on in the streets of Beverly Hills almost as if they lived there, just because of social media.
From naivety, humor and the acid truth of an idea that has been formed over generations on the other side of the Atlantic, our artists connect with that ideal of the ‘purely imagi- nary’. Gabrielle Graessle is straight outlandish, glitter and cowboys; Xevi Solà’s work lives around vanity and high fashion; Guim Tió’s landscapes rival in beauty with the Grand Canyon or the snowy Aspen; Hugo Alonso transports us to clas- sic black and white cin- ema; Luis Vidal’s ceramics take westerns to meme culture.
After participating in ARTMIAMI before, this year, with the opportunity to return, we intend to show what we learned from our experience. And more more importantly, what we eventuatly unlearned about the United States of America.