Edgar Endress, "Finding Baroque"
October 2 – November 25, 2015
Finding Baroque (terre florida) is an interdisciplinary project between Flagler College students Yasmeen Abou El Seoud, Brittany Bertazon, Adrian Gonzalez, Laura Henning, Brenda McClary, Dulce Ros, Lara Sibson and artist Edgar Endress. The project began in a course during the spring of 2015 when the artist and students engaged in the process of finding the Baroque in St. Augustine. The works found in this exhibition are a collaborative effort, and perform as a response to the colonial past of Florida through the interrogation of the historical documents, objects, and ideas that were discovered and discussed during the course of their research.
As part of the process pieces were commissioned to craftsman and artists that regularly work in the legacy of the mestizo baroque in a religious context. We are indebted to them for their contributions: Joel Roger Espinoza Chamorro (Peru), Marco Moreno Navarro (Mexico), Karla Kolb (USA).
Artist Talk: Sofia Bastidas
Thursday, October 22, 7pm
Bastidas is currently completing a yearlong residency at Cannonball, Miami. In 2012 Bastidas founded Dwelling Projects, an itinerant residency that generates partnerships with artists, institutions and alternative spaces in Latin America and the Caribbean. Dwelling Projects has been successfully carried out in Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Mexico City and Miami. Bastidas received a BA in Art History from Florida International University, with a focus in Contemporary Art.