BFI is pleased to present the first solo art exhibition of Miami-raised artist Jorge Elbrecht in conjunction with a multi-media installation by Los Angeles based sculptor Max Hooper Schneider. The band Coral Cross will be performing to/for this installation at Miami Beach’s historical Colony Theater. This one-night only exhibit and performance will be made open to the public December 3rd at 9pm. A series of large-scale drawings by Jorge Elbrecht will be on view as part of this event.
Doors open at 9pm
Performance starts at 10pm SHARP
Jorge Elbrecht (born San Jose, Costa Rica 1978) is a composer and visual artist holding a BFA from Cooper Union and an MFA from Columbia University. He lives and works between Costa Rica, Miami, and Los Angeles. Elbrecht’s work explores connections between sound, performance, drawing, sculpture, installation, video and animation. His work as a member of the art company Lansing-Dreiden (2000-present) seeks to utilize the blurred line between art and commerce as a vehicle for fictional stories. The drawings on view at this event will be his first visual works exhibited as a solo artist.
Max Hooper Schneider (born Los Angeles, CA 1982) graduated from Harvard University in 2011 with a master’s degree in landscape architecture. The foregrounding of material technologies and biological systems within this field continues to inform his artistic practice. Hooper Schneider’s work develops and explores the aesthetics of succession through the creation of worlds that materialize and dramatize nature in diverse ways with nature conceived as a process of ceaseless change and morphogenic modulation. The resultant work voids the difference between the natural and the artificial, challenges hegemonic systems of classification, and suggests a worldview that strives to dislocate humans from their assumed position of centrality and superiority as knowers and actors in the world. Hooper Schneider lives and works in Los Angeles.
Coral Cross was born out of conversations between Hooper Schneider and Elbrecht. It is a NY-based choral thrash metal band helmed by Elbrecht and drummer Lev Weinstein (Krallice). The band's music is simultaneously blurry and fast paced, characterized by single-note guitar lines layered over with barely-audible cathedral harmonies.