Saturday, November 12, 2016

Exhibition: GALLERIE 909 presents “Darwin Leon part II” - Opening Reception on Saturday, November 12, 2016 @ 5:00pm - 9:00pm at Gallerie 909 — St Petersburg, FL USA

“Darwin Leon part II” November 12, 2016 at Gallerie 909
Event: GALLERIE 909 presents “Darwin Leon part II” - Opening Reception on Saturday, November 12, 2016 @ 5:00pm-9:00pm at Gallerie 909 — St Petersburg, FL USA; Event Details - Location: Gallerie 909; Street/City/Zip: 909 22nd St S, St Petersburg, FL 33712; Phone: (727) 565-3930; Event Type: Lectures & Art Talks, art, show; Website: Gallerie 909
Event Description: “GALLERIE 909 presents 'Darwin Leon part II' on Saturday, November 12, 2016 @ 5:00pm-9:00pm. All are welcome! Darwin Leon was born in 1972 in Santiago de las Vegas a small town in Havana, Cuba. In 1987, Leon's family sought refuge from the political and economical crisis in Cuba, and departed to Spain, then later continued to the United States to settle in Miami. Leon earned his Bachelors in Fine Arts from Miami International University of Art & Design, where he attended as a recipient of the 'Visual Arts Scholarship Award of Excellence' and received Best in Show at his first Juried Student Exhibition. His first direction was expressed through religious portraits. However, he found a greater enthusiasm for figurative and expressionistic forms in which he incorporated satire and irony through surrealism and cubism. Leon's work is energetic, fresh, alive and abundant with color ...”Read more: Gallerie 909-Fish Out of Water-Facebook, Gallerie 909-Facebook and Gallerie 909
About the Artist: “Leon's art combines aspects of the masters of the Renaissance, including the technique of chiaroscuro, with his own surreal style, which he refers to as Expressionistic Surrealism. Scenic images portray the nature of expressive design through the movement of action and textured aspects. With a sharp sense of humor and figurative imagination, Darwin Leon details the social context of pseudo-political, human involvement with a gift for enhanced form and characterization. Displaying the imbalances of society with a satirical perspective, his artistic creations animate the discontinuities of the post industrial order. Leon's paintings play on the interpersonal deceptions that move a society ...”Read more: Gallerie 909-Fish Out of Water-Facebook, Gallerie 909-Facebook and Gallerie 909
About Gallerie 909: “GALLERIE 909 - is an African-American art gallery founded by Carla Bristol in April, 2014. This gallery is centrally located in the heart of historic Midtown on the Deuces in a community that has inspired artists for generations. The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum is also a gem of this community. The area is part of a new emerging arts community as well as The African American Heritage trail documenting its rich history. This gallery is becoming known as the preeminent art space representing African and Caribbean Collections with works of Art by established and emerging artists. 909 offers pop-up gallery in our shared courtyard and features new artist every three to six weeks with over 30 local and national artists presented within the first 12 months. The gallery offers several mediums including paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photographs, custom jewelry and selected home furnishings. In less than a year, this gallery has been featured in The duPont Registry Tampa Bay (online), 3rd in Tampa Bay Business Journal Readers’ Choice Award, Fox 13, Bay News 9, The St. Pete Times Cover, The Weekly Challenger, Power Broker and so much more. Owner Carla Bristol recently received The Men and Women of Distinction award for Arts, Culture and Heritage. Bristol proudly sits on the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum Board, Studio @ 620 Board and The Pinellas County Historical Commission. Her background in sales and service for over 25 years is a proven asset to her business. GALLERY HOURS: Saturday | Sunday 1PM – 6PM and also by appointment.”Read more: Gallerie 909-About Us
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Identity Project - video by Darwin Leon Academy for the Arts

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