As per Miami DDA and CU1gallery.com, the “CU-1 Gallery, a new contemporary photo space in downtown Miami, opens its doors with “Look at Me“, a group show on view from June 27 through August 23, 2013. “Look at Me“features work by five international artists — Simon Emmett, Billy & Hells, Tina Luther, Christopher Thomas, and Roger Weber — all shown in Miami for the first time. The exhibition opening takes place Saturday, June 27, 7–10 pm and the show is on view through Friday, August 23.
Most of the artists included in the exhibition produce commercial art as well as fine art, and the works in the show, while strikingly di- verse, largely inhabit the intersection where fine art and fashion meet, resulting in engaging, sophisticated images that demand the reader to look and look again.
Artist and creative director of British GQ Paul Solomons, who often works with celebrities, explains his collaboration with Simon Emmett that is on view in the show as pushing beyond expected ideals of fashion and beauty: “With this project we have laid bare the constraints of working to often diluted creative direction and obvious subject matter...We are trying to push what is acceptable as beautiful. We want the viewer to look and keep looking and appreciate the work for its result rather than its subject matter.”
Look at Me is CU-1 Gallery’s inaugural exhibition. “We are thrilled to be opening a space for contemporary photography in downtown Miami. There are not many venues dedicated to photography in the city, and none with our emphasis. Our goal with CU-1 is to introduce the Miami audience to the art of incredible photographers, most of them European, who sea work is generally new to Miami,” explains Stephan Goettlicher, one of the founders of CU-1. “We are very excited to have created this opportunity to celebrate contemporary photography and share it with Miami.”
The exhibition shows around 40, mainly large format prints on two different floors and in one of the oldest vault rooms of Miami. Each artist presents his work on different styles, from shadow framed lamda-prints to diasec mounted pictures and classical black/white images.
Look at Me is organized by the founders of CU-1: Stephan Goettlicher, Bernd Mueller, Marc Schmidt, and Roger Weber.”
The event is free, but RSVP is required to CUfirstname.lastname@example.org.
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“About The Gallery
CU-1 Gallery opened in June 2013 and is dedicated to bringing Contemporary European photography to Miami.
CU-1 places an emphasis on the integration of art and life. Rather than a Gallery where art hangs lifelessly on walls, CU-1 encourages a holistic experience of the works on view. As part of its Mission to celebrate art and bring it to life, CU-1 offers events on a regular basis in Conjunction with its exhibitions, such as wine tastings, live music, fashion happenings, dinners, and more, much of it in partnership with other local establishments.
The Gallery is located in the iconic security building in downtown Miami, in a dramatic, 5,500-square-foot space, a fitting setting for an exciting new cultural venue.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 1-6 pm and on request
all works signed, titled and numbered. Copyright and edition stamps on verso. All images and colours depicted are subject to change on final artwork.
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