Goodies Two shoes and Idyllic World at Dot Fiftyone Galley
“Goody Two-Shoes”, an exhibition of new work by Leslie Gabaldon and “An Idyllic World”, by Maria Cristina Carbonell. (Project Room). “Goody Two-Shoes” and “An Idyllic World”, March 13th through April 30th, 2010 at Dot Fiftyone Gallery, 51 N.W. 36th Street, in the Wynwood Arts District. Following the March 13th opening reception, gallery hours will be Monday-Friday, 12 P.M. to 7 P.M. On Saturdays private viewings will be available by appointment.
The phrase "Goody two-shoes", often used to describe an excessively or annoyingly virtuous person, has in recent years developed a more negative connotation, implying that the virtuousness of a "goody two-shoes" is insincere.
Leslie Gabaldon’s brazenly and naughtily entitled “Goody Two-Shoes” stems from this notion and continues with the exploration sparked by “Domestic Intimacies” (2007) in which the artist entered the secret moments of a household’s everyday life. “Goody Two-Shoes” will present a series of photographic work that embodies an expression of women's sociological memory and their personal, ideological, and professional issues in the contemporary world. The show will be based on paper dolls that by construction lack movement and imply stiffness-- an impossibility of change in their postures.
Gabaldon revealed a small preview of “Goody Two-Shoes” at the Dot Fiftyone Gallery booth during last December’s Art Miami 2009. The pieces were extremely well received by special guests, collectors, and fair visitors.
Leslie Gabaldon attended The New England School of Art and Design in Boston and was among the first artists to manipulate her work through a computer. Her animations and renderings were shown at SIGRA, an Autodesk exhibition in the early 90s, and in 1996 she joined The Art Students League of New York and opened a studio in DUMBO. After several years of painting, Gabaldon discovered photography. She continued her path as an artist, with camera in hand, as her first solo show at the Project Room in Dot Fiftyone Gallery in Miami opened in 2007. Gabaldon then completed an Artist-in-residence program at the prestigious Altos de Chavon school of Design in 2007 where her passion and mastery of photography only grew stronger.
Project Room Second Floor:
Maria Cristina Carbonell “An Idyllic World”
In the gallery project room, a series of paintings, sculptures, and video art compose artist Maria Cristina Carbonell’s “An Idyllic World”, a showing that translates ideas of female identity, intimacy, and being.
“An Idyllic World is the private, intimate, and seemingly schizophrenic universe of the feminine characters I have created in my videos and paintings. My heroines are inspired by Nordic fairytales as well as by old legends and myths. Their allegorical existence is what defines their personalities and what makes them the visual element that triggers my stories; their presence alone makes evident how absurd the reality that surrounds them really is.” - Maria Cristina Carbonell
Carbonell, born in Puerto Rico, attended the Arts Student League of New York, and studied fashion design at The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City. The artist began her career with an education in formal drawing that led to her exploration of different mediums such as installation, sculpture, photography, video, and painting. Parting from a visual language perspective, Carbonell focuses on mastering different mediums and outlets to achieve an end result that emphasizes a technical refinement within a genuine expressive dimension. The artist has participated in exhibits and art fairs since 1989 and continues to develop her work within the concept of the feminine character and self.
The artist has participated in exhibits and art fairs since 1989 and continues to develop her work within the concept of the feminine character and self.
Further information regarding the exhibitions is available by calling (305) 573-9994 and online at firstname.lastname@example.org; www.dotfiftyone.com. Images of Leslie Gabaldon and Maria Cristina Carbonel recent works are available upon request.