Nov
05
November 05, 2019
6:30PM - 8:30PM
2019-11-05 6:30PM 2019-11-05 8:30PM America/New_York Art Salon with Martin Casuso – “Revisiting the (Pre)occupations of an Un-married Uncle” Private

Art Salon with Martin Casuso – “Revisiting the (Pre)occupations of an Un-married Uncle”

ELLE SCHORR, Facilitator
6:30 – 8:30 pm | Armory Art Center Media Room
$10 donation at the door
Tuesday, November 5

 

Professional artists from South Florida are invited to present their work, talk about their influences, and examine the work of influential artists. Presentations are followed by lively discussions.

 

Martin Casuso is known for his sculptures and installations made of brightly colored color field knit covered boards, found and made textiles and assorted found objects, with occasional stop-motion animation videos. He says: " The basis for all my work originates from the domestic sphere; the themes often subconscious preoccupations with personal memory. Found household objects and discards, often thrift store or recycled finds, as well as images from film or television, craft materials and techniques come together to acknowledge an affinity with all things hidden or overlooked. The manipulation or transformations in my pieces follow Jasper Johns’ dictum: 'Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it. Do something else to it.' You will find varied media (video, site specific installation, sculptural objects of ceramic or yarn".

Born, raised and schooled in Miami, Martin Casuso is the product of a Cuban Freudian analyst father and Dutch born artist mother. A continuous late bloomer, he received his BFA in Mixed Media from Florida International University at 40 and an MFA in Sculpture from The University of Miami at 50.

 

"Steer on Stilts"

 

"Biscayne Bay Fort"

 

"The Great Unknown"

 

 


Category Tag(s): Salons