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Wayne White's Cubist Cardboard Civil War Puppets

Rag-tag Confederate Soldier Sculpture

New York City, March 5, 2015; Wayne White’s “Cubist Cardboard Civil War Puppets” were originally created for an installation called “Foe” in York, Pennsylvania in 2014. This installation is about the invasion of York, Pennsylvania by rebel forces right before Gettysburg. The art pieces are representations of the Rag-tag confederate soldiers that looted the town for new shoes, food and other goods.

During the “Art on Paper” art fair, which took place this month in New York City on Pier 36, Mr. White showcased these art pieces. They are large and elaborate (with interactive movable parts) cardboard sculptures, the largest measuring approximately 20’ high by 30’ long. These cardboard sculptures were the heart of the fair, visible from various key locations within the complex.

In addition to being a successful artist, Mr. White is a very kind and friendly person. 

On my way to the “Art on Paper” opening reception, right off the train, I walked into a snow blizzard. Visibility was low and it was difficult to see which direction to walk to the fair. I asked a few locals on the street, but some did not speak English and the ones that did had no idea what I was talking about. Mr. White was also on his way there, passed me and overheard the conversation.

“Come with me I am walking there,” Mr. White said to me.

It is winter, so, I could not possibly recognize him until he told me his name. Little did he know, I am a fan of his work and also a blogger. His personality and originality set him apart.  

Installation Photographs

To view additional photographs of this event please click HERE!

Art on Paper

 Art on Paper VIP Card

Art on Paper VIP Card

New York City, March 5-8, 2015; I am honored to have received a VIP invitation to the “Art on Paper” art fair. See you there! (Photographs and thoughts about the VIP preview to follow after the event.)

About

Art on Paper is an art fair from the producers of Miami Project. Located in downtown New York’s Pier 36, Art on paper's exhibiting galleries will feature work by artists who look to paper as a major influence in their sculpture, drawing, painting, and photography.

Creative Freedom

As I create an architectural freehand sketch on paper, I feel a sense of creative freedom that is intrinsic to that medium. I enjoy the creative process of architecture, and now, as a photographer I have been in search of that feeling.

As a result, the closest freehand sketch sensation I have ever gotten through the creation of an image using the camera is in this photograph.

Visual Arts Journal Publication

New York City, October 16, 2014; I am honored to announce that my work was published in the ‘Visual Arts Journal’ Fall 2014, along with notes in the Alumni Exhibitions section regarding my two group exhibitions along with other very talented artists.

For more information please see the following blog titles: Wondrous Indeed and Natural Selection

Visual Arts Journal Publication

New York City, April 10, 2014; I am extremely honored to announce that six of my photographs were recently published in the ‘Visual Arts Journal’ (VAJ) spring 2014, in a color commentary regarding my group exhibition along with eight other very talented artists represented by the SVA Galleries at the 2013 Miami Project art fair.

For more information please see the following blog title: Miami Project Recap

Moreover, the publication’s layout was flawless, beautifully designed, and in my opinion the flow from page to page was poetic. I am very satisfied with the spreads’ design to say the least. Its minimalistic quality uses white space as part of the design, and so it gives great importance to my photographs. 

I would like to thank the following people;  Ilona Szwarc, Mark De Wilde, Cassandra Levine, Jocelyne Gilead, Anna Beeke, Wyatt Mills, Frederick Paxton and Bradford Kessler for participating in this successful show. Last but not least, a special thanks to SVA Galleries’ project manager Dan Halm and team Miranda Pierce and Tyson Skross for organizing and coordinating such a professional show and VAJ’s editor Greg Herbowy for considering my documentary style photographs a perfect fit for the outstanding color commentary, “Behind the Booth: An inside Look at SVA’s Miami Project Installation.”

Meet Katie Brown

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December, 2013 Art Basel, Miami Beach, Florida: After visiting the Untitled art fair, outside along the beachfront promenade, I was greeted by the beautiful and enthusiastic Katie Brown. She was doing an outstanding job making visitors feel welcome and escorting them to the VIP bus which was taking guests to other shows in the Wynwood area. I was captivated by Ms. Brown’s happy attitude to be working under the bright sunlight of South Beach and fascinated by the outfit she was wearing. Therefore, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to ask permission to take her photograph for this purpose. In return, Ms. Brown insisted that I should give credit to Lynn Serulla, fashion designer.

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Art Basel Miami Beach; Reoccurring Currency Theme

 Mark Wagner

Mark Wagner

 Mark Wagner

Mark Wagner

December 3, 2013, Miami Project Art Fair VIP Opening Event; From every direction, people are coming together to participate and celebrate art. A wonderful experience to be part of, to say the least!

Entering the Miami Project event, a piece that caught my attention was “Overgrown Empire” by Mark Wagner. It not only claimed my attention for being near the entrance, but also because of the material being used for the art. The artist uses American currency to develop his master pieces. Why would he use money? And why American currency? Thinking about these two simple questions while looking at Mr. Wagner’s art left a memorable impression on me. Perhaps because it was the first piece I stopped to look at during my stay in Miami. Honestly, I really don’t know, but Wagner’s art had influenced me in such a way that I began to notice other art with references to currency throughout the Art Basel.

I was fortunate to have received invitations to various events throughout the Art Basel like Untitled, Pulse Miami and Miami Project to name a few. My stay in Miami Beach lasted 4 nights and every day I saw art until my brain couldn’t process it anymore. While looking at art, I used my Instagram account to curate some of the pieces that I liked from the event, here!

Below, please see some of the art pieces that I photographed to illustrate my inquisitiveness regarding the subject. Moreover, I had asked two of my good friends Jocelyn Gilead and Miranda Pierce to help me by photographing any art that they may notice throughout the Art Basel with references to money.

**You may notice that some of the photos here are missing the artist’s credit.  If you the reader know the artist please leave a comment with the artist’s name and I will make the update.

 Dan Tague

Dan Tague

 Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe

 Ambreen Butt  

Ambreen Butt
 

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Andrew Schoultz

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 Ebony G. Patterson

Ebony G. Patterson

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** Photograph by Jocelyne Gilead

Miami Project Art Fair Recap

 Miami Project Dec 3-8 2013 Wynwood Art District

Miami Project Dec 3-8 2013 Wynwood Art District

Miami Project's Complex

SVA Galleries Space Entrance (Photograph by Jocelyne Gilead)

December, 2013 Art Basel, Miami Beach, Florida: Nice warm weather and the atmosphere was full of excitement, this is a time when people around the world fly out to Miami to enjoy and participate in one of the most known international art fairs. Miami Project is also part of this excitement which takes place in Miami’s  Wynwood art district.

The SVA Galleries space was located in area #903 within the Miami Project’s complex. There the works from Ilona Szwarc, Mark De Wilde, Cassandra Levine, Jocelyne Gilead, Anna Beeke, Wyatt Mills, Frederick Paxton, Bradford Kessler,  and Randhy Rodriguez (me) were being shown to the event’s goers. Please visit Randhy Rodriguez Photography on Facebook for additional photographs from the event, here. And if you like what you see please feel free to leave a comment and like the page. Thank you!

Left to right, works from Frederick Paxton, Anna Beeke and Wyatt Mills

Left to right, works from Anna Beeke, Wyatt Mills, Ilona Szwarc and Mark De Wilde

Left to right, works from Mark De Wilde and Randhy Rodriguez (me)

Left to right, works from Randhy Rodriguez (me,) Bradford Kessler and Jocelyne Gilead

Left to right, works from Jocelyne Gilead and Cassandra Levine

Miami Project Art Fair

  Miami Project Official Website

 Miami Project Official Website

It is an honor to show my work along with a selection of extremely talented artists in the Miami Project Fair during this year’s Art Basel. The event will be taking place in Miami, Florida starting from the third through the eighth of December, 2013.

Works from Ilona Szwarc, Mark De Wilde, Cassandra Levine, Jocelyne Gilead, Anna Beeke, Wyatt Mills, Frederick Paxton, Bradford Kessler,  and Randhy Rodriguez (me) will be represented by the SVA Galleries and available for purchase.

I am excited and ready for this great event, see you there!