Peter Hammar, Pepe Mar, and Alex Trimino
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 — Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The works on display by Peter Hammar, Pepe Mar, and Alex Trimino—FIU's 2012 Visual Arts Master in Fine Arts candidates.
Pablo Picasso's re-working of classical composition inspired in part by African masks, Frank Stella's creation of non-rectangular shaped canvases, and Dan Flavin's experimentation with neon light are all important milestones in the history of modernism—an art movement that has origins in Western Europe in the early twentieth century and took hold in America in the 50s and 60s. Concerned with form, scale, and geometry, it is perhaps a now well-rehearsed argument that issues of identity had little or no place in classical modernism.
The works on display by Peter Hammar, Pepe Mar, and Alex Trimino—FIU's 2012 Visual Arts Master in Fine Arts candidates—implicitly draw on the formal vocabulary of work by the aforementioned artists and in the process re-imagine modernism as feminist, queer, embodied, affective—or more specifically as a discrepant or discordant variant of it.