Pan American Art Projects is pleased to announce Text/Image, a collective exhibition curated by Ross Karlan, on view from November 16 to December 23, 2023. The gallery will host an opening reception on Thursday November 16 from 6 to 9 PM.
Text/Image is an exploration of the relationships between these two often interconnected concepts. This show engages in a broad discussion of semiotics and visual rhetoric. The exhibiting artists explore the idea of meaning-making as it pertains to signs, symbols, language, and visual tropes. While some artists employ written language directly in their works, others pull inspiration from written texts or even create their own linguistic systems and indices, expanding the semiotic possibilities and blurring the line between the linguistic and the visual.
We are thrilled to announce the upcoming opening of our second location for Pan American Art Projects. Located just a short 5-minute drive from our main gallery, this new space is nestled in the center of the new art area of the Miami Design District at 21 NE 39th Street, Miami, FL 33137. We are excited to unveil our doors during Art Basel Week 2023, where we will showcase a curated selection from the Robert Borlenghi Collection, along with the latest works by our esteemed represented artists. Join us in celebrating the art of the Americas at our newest location. Mark your calendars for the official opening on December 3rd, from 11am to 4pm, as part of the Progressive Art Brunch program.
Pan American Art Projects was established in 2001 with the mission to exhibit and promote established and emerging artists from North, Central and South America, providing a context for dialogue between the various regions. We represent a strong roster of contemporary artists of the Americas and hold a collection of important works from Cuba, Argentina, the U.S. and the Caribbean. Our programming reflects these complementary arenas providing a comprehensive historical context for contemporary tendencies in the visual arts from these regions.
The gallery was born from the personal collection of our owner, Robert Borlenghi, who as a founding member of MOCA Los Angeles made his first trip to Haiti in 1990 and found many great artists that were relatively unknown to collectors in the U.S. He made it his mission to collect and exhibit underrepresented artists from Haiti, Jamaica and later Cuba. This mission then transferred to our gallery when we opened in Dallas in 2001, when we began adding actively represented artists from North and South America.