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CONCEPTualism 2019 Installations

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CONCEPTualism 2019

In partnership with...
Art Synergy and Art Palm Beach Week

The Box Gallery kicks off the
Palm Beach Art Week 2019 with

CONCEPTualism 2019 Installation Projects by

Diane Arrieta, Linda Behar, Giannina Coppiano Dwin, Sibel Kocabaşı, and Rick Newton.

Opening Reception and First Viewing will held on Saturday, January 12, 2018 | 7-10 PM

Exhibition dates: 1-12-2019- 1-31-19.

The collaborative team of artists will transform the 4000 square feet exhibition space creating a paradigm where their inter-dependent thoughts and concepts are woven together literally and metaphorically.

CONCEPTualism 2019 is organized and curated by Rolando Chang Barrero at the Box Gallery in conjunction with Art Synergy and Art Palm Beach Week.

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The State of The Arts: Performance and Installation Artist Salon will be held at
The Box Gallery on Thursday, January 3, 2019 | 6-9 PM with Diane Arrieta, Linda Behar, Giannina Coppiano Dwin, Sibel Kocabaşı, Rick Newton, Andrea Iaroc, and Dr. Raul Moarquech Ferrera-Balanquet.

RSVP SOFA: Performance and Installations

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Diane Arrieta:


-I feel the types of art being shown today has shifted a bit. I see a return to more social, message based works. Olafur Eliasson stated, “I believe that one of the major responsibilities of artists – and the idea that artists have responsibilities may come as a surprise to some – is to help people not only get to know and understand something with their minds but also to feel it emotionally and physically. By doing this, art can mitigate the numbing effect created by the glut of information we are faced with today, and motivate people to turn thinking into doing” (Eliasson, 2016).

Regardless of shrinking budgets, all the talk of unequal representations, corporate sponsors in museums…. I can see a rise in important social content being shown. That being said, I think the tense climate of society requires a really gentle and engaging approach to these topics. I am not a fan of shock art or full blown activist in your face art. [I used to be, but things mellow with age!] It leaves very little room for equal conversations. People are tired and scared. This is the niche where my work comes in. I am not hammering my ideals in my art. There is an intricacy of my views in the beginning of making the work, but hopefully it transforms into universal ideas and topics that help move the conversation forward.


Linda Behar


-The exploration of shape goes deeper through my work with the study of body language. The pose is shapes, and shape is both a noun and a verb, to understand the human behavior is imperative to see it at a whole. Body language gave a visual form to identity and enhanced the visual aesthetics of communication. Through the pose, the body, and the strictures of tradition, the image itself shapes what one says and the way one thinks and preserves them as art. You are what you create, as much as you are what you perform. My goal is to create images that echo the past, confront the present, and embrace the future.


Giannina Coppiano Dwin


-My artistic practice of late are calls to protect and restore the environment, to heal it, to care for the earth as we care for ourselves. To restore it we must first heal personally, as a community and globally through mutual understanding. The awareness that it is all interconnected and that “the welfare of one is bound up in the welfare of all” (Keller) is of prime importance.


For this exhibition, I will be showing images from a performance I did in a Salt Lake in Texas together with objects and installation inspired from that event. In Spanish, almost all things have gender, Salt in Spanish is La Sal, and its gender is feminine. Metaphorically during the performance, La Sal represented the female energy of the earth and the female body in an era in which sexual harassment, rape, intimidation and abuse of power is being brought to light because women, in acts of courage, are coming forward with what has been happening to them silently all through history as part of everyday life.



Sibel Kocabaşı

-I became focused on the role of women in supporting the traditions which suppress them. The conflict between living with tradition, participating and keeping the tradition alive and resisting against tradition which is harmful to us. The symbolic use of cloth in my recent works focuses on themes of concealment or hiding, motivated by a reluctance to confront problems and making the identity of women visible in the light of their religious, linguistic, and racial differences.

I wish to emphasize how purity and beauty are folded together with cruelty and loneliness, by mixing the immensely soft and silent, texture of fabric with synthetic gold and silver colored metallic survival blankets.


Rick Newton


Stylistically inspired by scientific textbook illustrations, Rick Newton presents his personal mythology concerning the future of our world. Incorporating Cold War imagery interacting with animal life set in surreal landscapes he supposes a world where there has been a shift in hierarchy.





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