Landscaped Illusions curated by Mariavelia Savino, Curator of Contemporary Art Projects USA will be on display from December 4-9th, 2018 at Scope-Miami International Contemporary Art Fair, Booth G13 as part of Art Basel Miami Week. David Disko will be part of this exhibition which encompasses a diversity of artistic media and densities. From paint/collage on steel and cement canvas to urban street landscapes or three-dimensional views of skies, waters or topographical lands, from sculptures in polished steel or cement to dreamlike Plexiglas or glass mounted photographic images fulfilled by mystery and fantasy. Our goal is to present the expansion of the human mind through Art, as an unlimited source of imagery, depictions, thoughts and feelings, endless and infinite, as it is the Universe in which we live, either the real one, or the one fulfilled by the magical abstract visions that Artists create while depicting it. A section of the exhibition will relate its visitors with visions of graffiti and branding, including a subtle night view of Manhattan, New York, and a motivating tribute to Basquiat as one of the masters that mastered this genre so popular in NYC. The other section is about landscape and nature. The unique artistic pieces will travel from the deep sea to the infinite space, as well as by the wonder of the minimal transcending as major Art theme, and also by depictions of a fantastic world, where animal and human are able to merge, beyond pain or destruction.
In the late ’70s, David Disko was a firefighter for the BLM in Northeastern Utah, often transported to fire sites via helicopter. Being able to view the landscape from the air, the experience transformed his way of seeing the land revealing its larger form, emerged contours unseen from the ground, trees, and rock becoming patterns of color and shadow. Working later in the architectural field, he became acquainted with topographic maps, enjoying the way cartographers use color and line to convey specific information. Recently, GPS, satellite mapping and Google Earth interested him in new ways to view the world. Last July at Art Santa Fe 2018, three of his Artworks were awarded “Art Santa Fe Selects”.
David Disko says about his artworks: “I depict landforms like an amalgam of a cartographer, architect and camouflage designer might. My process is to take apart the landscape and re-assemble it, creating objects and images that tell a story. Sometimes the story is personal, an experience that I had at a particular place, others it is about light and the passage of time, or can be a place depiction by legend or account. I combine concepts of information and disinformation, form and abstract quality of maps or aerial photography to describe places I know or want to know more about. Three places in New Mexico, my home for 30 years, occupied my imagination: Archuleta Mesa, Mt. Taylor, and the Valles Caldera. Five elements are common in my work: the background hue combining New Mexico colors, soil, and plants lightened by the sun; paint drips as north/south axis; grids that tie the composition providing scale, objects’ proximity and patterns; as in topographic maps, color differentiates elevation’s areas from others in several thousand foot increments, I use eight colors, although most inhabited lands are less than several thousand feet in elevation, so my palette derives from a Himalaya’s map; I use contour lines to delineate changes in elevation and define areas in the overall image, leaving lines go their own way inside them, so portions of the images become fanciful doodle from a daydream.”
For Contemporary Art Projects Booth at Scope Art Fair 2018, David Disko will present a wall installation entitled Arrangement of Aerial Images, Insert Yourself! Versions One and Two. The artist says in the narrative about his exquisite and attractive artistic creation: “Satellites pass over the earth every day, ticking off rows of photographic images. I imagine having access to these images, selecting those that spark my interest, then arranging them into pleasing patterns. Looking at aerial images, I think about what it would be like to insert myself into them. What would the terrain be like here, what about the sky? How would it be different over there? I invite viewers to insert themselves into these works and take a look around.” David Disko, a BFA, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, has recently exhibited at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art’s 46thinternational Art Exhibition”, Brownsville, TX; the Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM; the Farmington Museum, Farmington, NM; and the Cloyde Snook Gallery at Adams State University, Alamosa, CO. Mariavelia Savino, Curator, Contemporary Art Projects USA.
PLATINUM FIRST VIEW
Platinum Card Holder or by Invitation
Tuesday, December 4 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday, December 4 | 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday, December 5 | 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday, December 6 | 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday, December 7 | 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday 8 | 11:00AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 8 | 11:00AM – 8:00 PM
About Scope-Miami Beach 2018| International Contemporary Art Show.
Celebrating its 18th edition, SCOPE Miami Beach returns to its bespoke pavilion on the sands of Ocean Drive and 8th Street. Honoring its ongoing mission to provide a platform for discovery, it will welcome a diverse range of contemporary exhibitors, including a selection of participants representing SCOPE’s New Contemporary section.
This year will continue with their acclaimed 360° experience of VIP Programming, immersive Special Projects, compelling brand integrations and a dynamic array of Museum and Cultural Partners, as well as welcoming legendary publication HI-FRUCTOSE to the SCOPE Atrium, midst praise from collectors.
About Contemporary Art Projects USA
Headquartered in Miami, Contemporary Art Projects USA (http://www.contemporaryartprojectsusa.com), is dedicated to nurturing new contemporary art by providing exhibition opportunities and resources for emerging artists and curators. Their mission is focused on promoting art appreciation within the international community, to inspire and assist with the process of the art collection, and to generate resources that support artists’ creative endeavors through art awareness, artist promotion, and art procurement.
They work with the best minds in the industry and share their experience and passion for marketing the arts, culture, and entertainment. From Biennials and gala auctions to exhibitions and major international art fairs, Contemporary Art Projects USA has the experience, innovation, and creativity to engage audiences through inspired campaigns.
For more information, please contact:
Tata Fernandez, Executive Director
Mariavelia Savino, Chief Curator
Contemporary Art Projects USA
13899 Biscayne Blvd. Suite #302
North Miami Beach, FL 33181