LEXICON

RICARDO AGUDELO
HENNING HAUPT
RACHEL HENRIQUES
HUGO MORO
GUSTAVO OVIDEO
RUBEN UBIERA

APRIL 6  /
MAY 18

T H E   Y O U N G   A T   A R T   M U S E U M

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Hugo Moro / “La Charada Del Monstruo”, Rachel Henriques / “To a Brave New World I & II”, Gustavo Oviedo / “Miami Beach Inscriptions” & Installation View

A COMPENDIUM OF SIX DISTINCT AESTHETIC VOICES  +  INTERACTIVE INTROS TO THEIR CREATIVE VOCABULARIES

YAA / BLA celebrates a unique group of artists with disparate aesthetic vocabularies as varied and unique as the myriad verbal languages of the human tongue, presenting text, glyph and abstracted message based works that transcend traditional modes of communication.

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Ruben Ubiera / “Sapien Experiments” Series, Ricardo Agudelo / “Light Texture”, Gustavo Oviedo / Installation View of “Microscopic”, “Invisible Sights”, “Broken Boat Parts ‘Reminders'”, “Colladas”, “Periodic Table” & “Particles”

Lexicon spans the entirety of the new, 55,000 square foot Young at Art Museum, infiltrating the Knight Gallery and meandering through the angled walls of the building’s main corridor. Light and video-based artist Ricardo Agudelo expands this by sending his architecturally mapped projections into the rafters of the museum and onto surfaces integrated into current, permanent installations. Hugo Moro, a multimedia jack of all trades, presents both the museum and the conjoined library with sculptural works including his slip-cast series of hyper-realistic branches, Capilla de Los Palos, dipped in gold luster and presented on velvet pillows for viewers to examine the cryptic text incised within the bark. Moro’s La Charada Del Monstruo invites participants to interact with his rice paper and graphite mural based of pictograms based on a traditional Chinese game played in Cuba.

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Henning Haupt / “The Return of the Magenta”, Hugo Moro / “Mirror for a Delicate Groom”, “Cornucopier”, Rachel Henriques / “Happy Little Clouds”, “As Free as the Clouds”

Further into the museum a diverse installation of Gustavo Oviedo’s grid-like accumulations of photographed surfaces and invented, cartoonish alphabets looms across from the arrestingly direct gaze of one of several serious, yet playful gorillas by muralist and painter Ruben Ubiera. Bookending the exhibition are Rachel Henriques’ haunting, text-driven prints which wander up the museum’s walls in contrast with Henning Haupt’s The Return of the Magenta which physically envelops the entirety of the Knight gallery in undulating panels of chromatic abstractions.

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Hugo Moro / “Twelve Great Feasts”, Detail of “Capilla de Los Palos”, Gustavo Oviedo / “Periodic Table”, Hugo Moro / Detail of “La Charada Del Monstruo”

THE ASSEMBLY:
CURATORS   |    Rory Carracino  /  Zack Spechler       CREATIVE DIRECTOR   |  Ben Morey       PROJECT MANAGERS   |   Anthony Delgreco  |  Ali Spechler  |   Andrea Trejo       PHOTOGRAPHER   |   Tara Penick

LEXICON / FINALE

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The Cypress Bay High School Marching Band procession / Grand finale in Henning Haupt’s “The Return of the Magenta”

Lexicon culminated in a Finale on May 18th, 2013, structured to reflect the diverse creative vocabularies of the six artists represented within the exhibition. In an absurd homage, a disparate variety of foods (oreos, pickles, bacon/donut sandwiches) were all deep fried and served to viewers. Visitors were also invited screen-print their own posters and shirts and create unique woodblock prints as a souvenir of their experience. To celebrate the artists and the finite temporality of the exhibition the Cypress Bay High School Marching Band led a surprise procession through the main corridor of the museum, bringing the show to a climactic end with a performance inside of Henning Haupt’s The Return of the Magenta.

SPECIAL THANKS TO:
MCGOWAN BARTENDING   |   SLOW FOOD TRUCK   |   THE CYPRESS BAY HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND    |   THE YAA STAFF & VOLUNTEERS

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RICARDO AGUDELO

1.  Light Texture  |  3D architectural video
2.  Symmetry City  |  video, after effects
3.  02HH20  |  DSLR, after effects

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HENNING HAUPT

4.  The Return of the Magenta  |  oil and crayon on plywood

RACHEL HENRIQUES

5.  As Free as the Clouds  |  oil, wax and  silkscreen
6.  Happy Little Clouds  |  oil on paper
7.  Happy Little Clouds  |  oil & wax on canvas
8.  To a Brave New World I  |  monotype with collage
9.  To a Brave New World II  |  monotype with collage

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HUGO MORO

10.  Capilla de Los Palos   |   ceramic on velvet pillows
11.  Cornucopier  |  matador jacket with lights
12. Port-au-Prince Power & Light  |  mixed media
13.  La Charada Del Monstruo  |  graphite on rice paper
14.  Mirror for a Delicate Groom  |  milk of magnesia and gesso on vintage mirror
15.  Twelve Great Feasts  |  faux-etchings

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GUSTAVO OVIEDO

16.  Miami Beach Inscriptions  |  photographs, doors, resin
17.  Microscopic  |  ink on paper
18.  Invisible Sights  |   video
19.  Broken Boat Parts ‘Reminders’  |  boat parts, furniture
20. Colladas   |  plastic bags, empty collada cups
21.  Periodic Table  |   sharpie on canvas
22. Particles  |  ink on paper

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RUBEN UBIERA

23.  A Slice of Time  |   mixed media on wood
24. Sapien Experiments – Legal   |    acrylic, newsprint
25. Sapien Experiments # 6   |    acrylic, newsprint
26. Sapien Experiments – Illegal  |   acrylic, newsprint
27.  Hanging Around  |   mixed media, acrylic, records
28.  Present  |   mixed media, acrylic, newsprint
29.  Selected works from Urban Decay