Miami-Dade County Visual Arts

“The Outsiders” Group Exhibition at Ironside Warehouse

"The Outsiders" Group Exhibition at Ironside WarehouseSaturday January 7, 7pm – Ironside Warehouse, 7630 NE 4th Court, Miami

“THE Outsiders” is a group show that celebrates the bravery of the creative outsider. Curated by Kiki Valdes and located in a warehouse just a stone’s throw away from some train tracks, this group exhibition will join a medley of artists from Miami and NYC for a 1 week show, debuting January 7th, 2012.
The Outsiders is a show that spotlights the isolation and distance an individual artist can face during the art making process, while also uncovering the social and economical barriers that pervade an artist’s world. As each artist is unaffiliated with gallery representation, their works embody what it is to be an outsider, works which are at times tantalizing, at other times subtle and compelling like Kiki Valdes’ interpretation of the 9 Muses or Dianne Radler’s photographs of Basquiat and Madonna.
The Outsiders aims to deconstruct the image of what it means to be an “outsider”, unravelling the ironic standards and tight conventions by which artists are commonly required to adhere to. This exhibition begins by taking a look from the outside peering inward and elucidates what lies within through dialogue and context. In the process, curator Kiki Valdes opens a discourse on the very artists that create and operate outside the mainstream circuit, examining their identity and the impact their work has as a result, and constructs an exhibit that has no boundaries, barriers, or single world.