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Emil Alzamora "The Appeal"
Reception: Friday September 6th – 6:30-8:30pm
September 6th – October 8th
"Meaningless, meaningless, everything is meaningless." - Ecclesiastes
Krause Gallery is pleased to announce “The Appeal”, an exhibition of new work by artist Emil Alzamora. September 6th
– October 8th. This will be his 4th solo show with the gallery.
Working with a wide range of materials and approaches, Alzamora activates the gallery space with an energetic
installation of recent sculptures and paintings. Many of the works and groupings of works are part of an ongoing study
that call to mind an alternate reality or a dream state where the abstractions of life may be sorted out, mulled over or
assimilated into one’s personality.
Alzamora is primarily a figurative sculptor, but here he extends his range to encompass the psychically charged object.
Hand built and slip cast ceramic, loosely carved wood as well as various cast metals are exhibited alongside semiappropriated
or interpreted found objects developed both spontaneously and over long periods of time. Juxtaposed with
the physical objects are paintings that might read as windows for suspicious onlookers. Their bodies appear warped by
space, time and the artist’s own fingers, forever relegated to that dimension.
In an unexpected use of both floor and wall space, the gallery’s two levels are transformed into what could be seen as a
laboratory for irrational experiments. Time is a medium, elements and their materiality are celebrated through being
shaped and formed with a sense of curiosity and care. At play in the gallery is an apparent worshipping of matter in which
materialism, in this case sculpture, is elevated to reverie and prayer.
For further information, to preview the exhibition or to arrange an interview with the artist, please contact:
212-777-7799 (gallery) 404-290-6329 (cell)
I G: @krausegallery
Photographs and hi-resolution images available on request.
Emil Alzamora was born in Lima, Peru 1975, and raised
in Boca Grande, Florida. He later attended Florida State
University where he graduated Magna cum Laude in 1998
earninga Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. Alzamora started
his sculpting career in the Hudson Valley working with Polich
Art Works in the fall of 1998. Since his departure from P.A.W.
in early 2001, he has produced his work full-time and shown
regularly through- out the United States and Europe.
He currently lives and works in Beacon, NY.
The human form is a constant within my work. I often exaggerate
or distort into reveal an emotional or physical situation, or to
tell a story. Limitation and potential are as human as the flesh,
yet hardly as tangible. In my works I strive to make visible this
Graduated 1998 Magna cum Laude with Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Florida State University.
Minor in Art History.
2019 - Krause Gallery New York
2015 Marc Straus, New York, New York
2013 Breakdown, Mad Dooley Gallery, Beacon, New York Soft Pioneers,
Krause Gallery, New York, New York
2011 A Nice Reflection, Krause Gallery, New York, New York Mildred I. Washington Gallery, Dutchess CC, Poughkeepsie, New York In the Alltogether, Albany Center Gallery, Albany, New York
2010 Nature is Boring, Mauger Modern Art. London, United Kingdom Random Mutations That Work, Artbreak Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2009 New Works, Krause Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2008 Superluminous, Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts New Works, Krause Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia 2007 Mettle, Mack B Gallery, Sarasota, Florida
2006 Sculptures in Gypsum and Bronze, Karin Sanders Fine Art, Sag Harbor, NewYork Covalence, Yellow Bird Gallery, Newburgh, New York
2003 Unipolarity, Coulter Young Gallery, Peekskill, New York
2002 Recent Works, Anita Hart Balter Gallery, Garrison, New York Defragmentation, Coulter Young Gallery, Peekskill, New York
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015 MARC STRAUS, Art Hong Kong, MARC STRAUS, Art Stage Singapore,
2014 MARC STRAUS, Expo Chicago, Chicago Illinois Sharks!, Everhart Museum, Scranton, Pennsylvania Oneself As Another, Royal Academy West, Bristol, United Kingdom Kavachnina Gallery, Art Context, Miami Florida 2013 Kavachnina Gallery, PULSE NY, New York, New York Emerging to Established, Krause Gallery, New York, New York Power of Place, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York
2012 Regroup, Krause Gallery, New York, New York Kavachnina Gallery, Art Miami Context, Miami, Florida Corpo/Etherial, Patrajdas Contemporary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Patrajdas Contemporary, Art MRKT Hamptons, Bridgehampton, New York Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, California Sculpture On & Off The Wall, Arts Westchester, White Plains, New York Panorama, Galerie Rauchfeld, Paris, France The Wall Show, Sculpturesite, Sonoma, California Krause Gallery, Scope Art Fair, New York, New York Artbitch, Calix Gustav Gallery, Miami, Florida Material Matrix, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, Florida Year of the Chimera 6.2, Glass Garage Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2010 Albany Center Gallery, Albany, New York
David B Smith Gallery, Denver, Colorado Miami International Art Fair, Next Generation, Miami, Florida
2009 Wolfe Contemporary, Scope Art Fair, Miami, Florida There’s Still Life in Miami, Mauger Modern, Scope Art Fair, Miami, Florida There’s Still Life in London, Mauger Modern, Art London, United Kingdom Wolfe Contemporary, LA Art Show, Los Angeles, California Group Exhibition Part 1, David B Smith Gallery, Denver, Colorado Mauger Modern, Scope Art Fair, Miami, Florida
2008 Wolfe Contemporary, Aqua Wynwood, Miami, Florida Turner Carroll Gallery, Art Now, Miami, Florida Mauger Modern, Bath, United Kingdom Mauger Modern, Art London Fair, London, United Kingdom Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, New York. Hudson Valley Invitational Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill Project 2008, Peekskill, New York New Works Group Show, ADA Gallery, Richmond, Virginia Summer Group Show, Wolfe Contemporary, San Francisco, California Krause Gallery, AAF NYC, New York, New York ADA Gallery, Scope/Basel, Switzerland Villa Del Arte Galleries, Barcelona, Spain Turner Carroll Gallery, Red Dot Fair, New York, New York
2007 Lanoue Fine Art. Art Now Fair. Miami, Florida Van Brunt Gallery, Bridge Art Fair, Miami, Florida Forja Arte, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York Deep Roots, United Nations, New York, New York Recent Works, Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, New York Deep Roots, Peruvian Consulate, New York, New York Hispanic Heritage Month, PepsiCo World Headquarters, Purchase, New York Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts 2003 Sculpture in the Park, Rockland Center for the Arts, Nyack, New York David Findlay Gallery, New York, New York Analog/Digital, Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, New York
2002 Earthtones, Sculptor and Curator, University Settlement, Beacon, New York
1998 BFA Graduation Exhibition, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts,Tallahassee, Florida
1997 Bang! The Gun as Image, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, Florida
MUSEUM, PUBLIC AND LARGE SCALE INSTALLATIONS
2016 Abrazo, Holland Museum, Holland
Michigan acquired by the museum for their permanent collection
2015 Clear Conscience, Knoxville Museum Of Art, Knoxville Tennessee acquired by the museum for their permanent collection
2014 Tides, Peekskill Waterfront Commission, three life-size bronze figures permanently installed on the Hudson River, Peekskill, New York Oscillator, Seolbong Park. Icheon, South Korea, Life-size cement sculpture acquired by the City of Icheon by way of the 17th International Sculpture Symposium in Icheon Albedo, Roxbury, Connecticut, 12 ft. bronze installed in a private residence
2011 Sleeping Shark, Santa Fe Government Building, New Mexico
2016 Andy Smith, Latest Sculptures of Distorted Human Figures, Hi Fructose Katherine Mangiardi, Anonymous Beings, White Hot Magazine 2015 Jeffrey Carlson, A Universal Figure, Fine Art Connoisseur
2015 Pouria Fargahi, Lost Identity, Comma Art Magazine
2014 Jobson, Christopher This Is Colossal, Editorial, Freeing The Human Body of the Confines of Physics, Curiator
2013 Laluyan, Oscar A, Picture This Sculptures by Emil Alzamora, Arte Fuse Magazine Sparrow, The Power of Place, Chronogram Thorne, James, Soft Pioneers, Cool Hunting
2012 Hodara, Susan, Review of Sculpture On & Off The Wall, The New York Times Harmon, Ken, The Top 20 Articles of
2011, Hi Fructose 2011 Schnabel, JL, Feature: The Sculptures of Emil Alzamora, Hi Fructose Scarry, Richard, Feature: Big Stories, Juxtapoz.com
2010 Rexer, Lyle, Review, Random Mutations that Work, The Brooklyn Rail Clark, Philip, Interview, The Art Point Sutton, Benjamin, Article on Random Mutations that Work, The L Magazine Schonberger, Interview Random Mutations That Work, Curated Mag
2009 Gavin Cumine, Interview, I Heart Gum Dinel, Dominique, Interview, Musiqueart
2008 Laban, Linda, Article on Superluminous, The Boston Metro News Genocchio, Benjamin, Review of HVCCA Peekskill Project, The New York Times Steinberg, Anastasia, Wolfe Contemporary’s Summer Group Show, San Francisco Art Magazine
2007 Merino, Juan, Review of Deep Roots, El Diario Costello, Kevin, review of Mettle, Herald-Tribune Altabe, Joan, Review of Mettle, The Bradenton Herald Ernst, Eric, Review of KSFA Show, The Southhampton Press
2006 LePere, Renee, Feature, Harbor Style Magazine Genocchio, Benjamin, review of Covalence, New York Times Fuchek, Carolyn M. Review of Covalence, Pulse Mahoney, Brian, Portfolio Feature, Chronogram
2004 Abern, Amy, Review of Abrazo sculpture installation, Herald-Tribune
2002 Lombardi, D. Review of Earthtones, New York Times Lombardi, D., Review on Defragmentation, New York Times