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  Options  by Joey James Salehi

Options by Joey James Salehi

RETROSPECTIVE

March 24th - April 14th, 2018

Arthur King  |  Bart Mastronardi  |  Bill Wishner  |  Brayden  |  Chantal Giddens  |  Evgenii Masko  |  Frida Davidsson  |  George Hobbs  |  Gordon Holden  |  Joey James Salehi  |  John Szabo  |  Lance Chang  |  Linzi Lynn  |  Lori Pond  |  Melissa Sundt Zinkiewicz  |  Mr. MK Ultra  |  Pola Rubis  |  Rhonda Lee  |  Ricky "Sheep" Sencion  |  Yousuf Seyam  |  Zachary Crane

VIP PREVIEW

WHERE: Hollywood - 1546 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
WHEN: Saturday, March 24, 2018, 8pm - Midnight

 

Retrospective features works by the most sought after AC Gallery LA artists from the past 3 years of exhibitions in Hollywood! An eclectic exhibition showcasing the greatest highlights of his or her respective careers, Retrospective will connect these past artists to current dialogues and seek to put on full display the natural evolution of an artistic oeuvre.

The launch of AC Gallery's residency program 2018 will also coincide with Retrospective, combining the present with the future and giving rise to the newest artists of the Los Angeles art scene.

 
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  Blah Blah Blah  by Plinio Maines Junior

Blah Blah Blah by Plinio Maines Junior

PLINIO MAINES JUNIOR

CONSTRUCTIVE COLORS

March 24th - April 14th, 2018

 

VIP PREVIEW

WHERE: Hollywood - 1546 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
WHEN: Saturday, March 24, 2018, 8pm - Midnight

 

AC Gallery MIAMI presents Plinio Maines Junior x Constructive Colors. At the intersection of true logic and interpretational beauty, one will find contemporary artist Plinio Maines Junior.

Born in Lages, Santa Catarina, Brazil in 1963, Plinio Maines Junior always had an interest in the materiality of objects and a knack for creating with his hands, but was never fully aware of the role art could play in his life. It was not until a week before entering la Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina located on “La Isla de la Magia” Florianopolis in 1982 that Junior would have a revelation. Starting off with a block of wood and simple chisel set, Junior created his first sculptural work. It was at this point that Junior found an activity that seemed to fully spark his underlying interests. With the beginning of school year in a matter of days though, a field of study decision was destined to occur.

Weighing his options between his newfound passion and an in-demand career option, Junior hesitantly chose the latter and entered the mechanical production engineer program at UFSC. His career would turn out to be very lucrative and filled with successes yet his desire was never fully present, only making appearances as a hobby.

An engineering career did benefit Junior in one major way; as a lead manager for an engineering enterprise, he was given the perk of air travel. It was during these trips from Brazil to Belgium, Canada to China and the world over that Junior would contemplate whilst glancing down onto the surface of the world and witness the lines and forms that shaped our home planet. Blocks of fields would congregate, rows of buildings would sprout and the geometry of life would come alive. With canvas scraps and acrylic pens, Junior went to work on bringing these macro geometries to the human scale and fuel the creative passion that continued to exist within.

Color blocking and definite lines convene and construct the cityscapes, faces, flora and fauna in the works of Plinio Maines Junior as he believes the building blocks of life occur in such a way; abstraction is reconfigured figuratively through our mind. Yet he understands that all interpretations are valid and it is only through our individual interpretations of reality that things will blend to a cohesive state we will all collectively understand.