Press Release (ePRNews.com) - SANTURCE, Puerto Rico - Apr 21, 2016 - SAN JUAN, PR – Peligro Amarillo / Santurce is pleased to announce a new series of interactive sculptures by Paul Myoda, a Japanese-American artist based in Rhode Island, from April – May 2016. The opening reception is Saturday, April 23, from 6PM – 9PM at Calle Cerra 627 in Santurce, the arts district of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The inaugural show at Peligro Amarillo will feature Myoda’s historic representations of nimbuses in religious art – Greek, Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Christian, and others – which he uses as a springboard for dynamic wall compositions that investigate the transformative quality of light. Geometric nimbuses occur throughout these histories, but vary significantly due to their perspectival representations. As Myoda states, “Each perspectival system places subjects and their nimbuses in different spatial relationships, and therefore provides a different attitude of spectatorship, from the immersive and corporeal to the detached and otherworldly.”
Myoda’s sculptures are developed in various two and three-dimensional design applications and then fabricated using computer-based technologies such as laser and water jet cutters, 3D printers and traditional hand tools. Myoda combines materials such as reflective acrylic, aluminum, LEDs, microprocessors and infrared sensors to create these constructions. In direct response to the viewer’s movements, the sculptures exhibit an array of behaviors in varying intensities, rhythms and light effects.
The opening reception for Paul Myoda is Saturday, April 23, from 6PM – 9PM. The exhibition will conclude at end of May 2016. This is Myoda’s first solo exhibition at Peligro Amarillo / Santurce. Previously, he has presented solo exhibitions at Yellow Peril Gallery in Providence, Rhode Island, and select contemporary art fairs in New York, Miami, Istanbul and Bologna.
About Paul Myoda
PAUL MYODA (b. 1967, United States) is a Japanese-American sculptor based in Rhode Island. Myoda is inspired by the underlying logic and mathematical principles of the natural world and applies them to his work with new media, technology and industrial materials. The result is compositions of light, motion, and form that find a balance and a beauty between the organic and built. Regularly exhibited both nationally and internationally, his sculptures and installations are known for their elegance and their expression of organic forces through artificial materials and systems. Myoda holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Yale University. Based in NYC from 1990-2006, Myoda was represented by the Friedrich Petzel Gallery, and was co-founder of Big Room, an art production and design collective in New York City. He was also a contributor to Art in America, Flash Art and Frieze. He is a recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Warhol Foundation and Howard Foundation, among others. In 2001 he participated in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s World Views Program and had a studio on the 91st floor of WTC I. In March of 2002 he co-created the Tribute in Light in memory of the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, which has since become an annual installation. Over the past decade, Myoda has been developing an extended series of interactive illuminating sculptures that respond to the presence of viewers. Their design is informed by a wide range of forms, such as bioluminescent fauna, crystal morphology and religious nimbuses. An example of hybrid arts practice and cybernetic sculpture, the series bridges the disconnections and eases the anxieties of the post-industrial world through affect, presence and responsive gesture. His works are part of the collections of the Queens Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami and the Library of Congress. He has had solo exhibitions of this series of works at the Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL; the Project 4 Gallery, Washington DC; the Yellow Peril Gallery, Providence, RI; and the Maine Museum at the University of Maine, in addition to numerous group exhibitions. He is represented by the Yellow Peril Gallery and Piero Atchugarry. He is an Associate Professor in Brown University’s Visual Art Department, where he has been teaching since 2006. For more information about Paul Myoda, visit paulmyoda.com.
About Peligro Amarillo / Santurce
Founded in 2016, PELIGRO AMARILLO / SANTURCE is a contemporary art outpost located in the arts district of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Like the flagship Yellow Peril in Providence, RI, the outpost fosters art critiques from emerging, mid-career and established artists who have been featured in biennials and museum exhibitions, participated in top tier art fairs and acquired by private collectors worldwide. Its presence in the Caribbean will connect audiences with the gallery’s roster of artists and introduce Puerto Rican artists to audiences outside the region. For more info about future exhibitions at both Peligro Amarillo and Yellow Peril, visit www.peligroamarillo.com.
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