Tuttavia Povero! (Still Poor!)
Group Show featuring Guerra de la Paz
curator Douglas Ferrari

Dates: March 30th - April 27th 2007
Opening Reception: Sunday April 1st, 2007, 3-6pm
Location:Shore Institute of Contemporary Arts
Directions: 20 Third Avenue, Longbranch, NJ, 07740

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The Arte Povera (Poor Art) movement of the 1950s has emerged and evolved (or devolved) from artists working with discarded materials out of economic necessity--into an art for a culture that recognizes and embraces its refuse. This show explores a sampling of those artists who have become aware of our current condition of profuse refuse, as well as the inherent beauty of these abandoned and discarded everyday objects.

The artists being asked to participate are Jean Blackburn, Sara Barsness, John Bock, Bob Boemig, Tim Burke, El Anatsui, Laura Evans, Alessandra Exposito, Tony Feher, Dana Filibert, Lucy Hodgson, Evan Holloway, Elliot Hundley, Richard Klein, Michael Misurell, Bruce Moore, Portia Munson, Sono Osato, Dan Peterman, Stephanie Pflaum, Samuel Rousseau, Claudia Schmacke, and Greg Smith.


about the artist: Guerra de la Paz is the composite name that represents the creative team efforts of Cuban-born artists, Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz. What began as an idea for two individual artists to share a working studio in Miami's Little Haiti, has become an ongoing collaboration that has evolved into constant experimentation, manifesting into a body of work that spans over eleven years in a variety of formats. The recipient of the 2008 SCOPE Foundation Grant for artist project “Under the Banyan Tree,” they are are represented in the Saatchi Collection (London), 21C Museum Foundation (Louisville, KY), Frost Art Museum (Miami, FL), Miami Art Museum (Miami, FL), and The Cintas Fellows Collection.

about the institute: SICA is a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to establish a uniquely stimulating and creative environment in which to experience the contemporary arts. The primary goal of the center is to increase the general public's accessibility, awareness and appreciation of the contemporary arts in central New Jersey.

Guerra de la Paz, Pieta, 2005, mix media sculpture with assorted clothing, 66x55x38in (168x140x21cm) Images courtesy of {CTS} creative thriftshop, New York