July 12 – August 16, 2014
The LAB (Locust Art Builders): MFA
Opening reception: Saturday July 12, 7-10pm
Conversation with the artist: Saturday August 16, 7pm
Closing reception: Saturday, August 16, 7-10pm
July/August gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
Locust Projects is pleased to present Meta-gallery by Andrew Horton. For his first solo exhibition, Horton will build a freestanding microgallery in the Project Room, establishing an independently functioning, hyper-paced version of an artist-run space that he will program for the duration of the exhibition. This transformable temporary structure will have its own address, 20 NW 39th Street, and will function at an excessive rate with rapidly changing events and exhibitions announced daily via social media and the Meta-gallery website. Exhibitions, events and programs held in Meta-gallery will function under pressure as viewers and participating artists experience art production as an act of endurance. Andrew Horton’s proposal was selected for the 2014 LAB MFA exhibition fellowship, open to Florida-based MFA candidates.
ABOUT ANDREW HORTON
Andrew Horton (b. Miami, FL) is a mixed practice artist and current Masters of Fine Arts candidate at Florida International University. His work seeks to pry into conventions of language and perception by exploiting their subjectivity and flexibility. His approach playful and antagonistic simultaneously: not for harsh critique but to raise questions. He has exhibited his work recently in Miami, FL at 6th Street Container, Dimensions Variable, and Young At Art Museum, Davie, FL.
ABOUT LOCUST PROJECTS
Locust Projects is a not for profit exhibition space dedicated to providing contemporary visual artists the freedom to experiment with new ideas without the pressures of gallery sales or limitations of conventional exhibition spaces. Local, national and international artists are encouraged to create site-specific installations as an extension of their representative work. Locust Projects supports the local community through educational initiatives and programming that are free to the public.
Locust Projects’ exhibitions and programming are made possible with the support from: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Cowles Charitable Trust; The State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; Funding Arts Network; Galt & Skye Mikesell; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; The National Endowment for the Arts Art Works Grant.
LAB is funded by The Children’s Trust. The Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County.