“It was Always About You…” @ Oolite Arts

Oolite Arts’ “It was Always About You…” is an intimate celebration of a community of artists who have had a significant relationship with Oolite Arts over the course of its four decade history on Lincoln Road. Shepherded by a ceramic work from Oolite’s late founder Ellie Schneiderman, this show is scaled for an intimate viewing of each individual work. This exhibition includes the work of more than 40 artists, encompassing a wide range of practices and mediums. From flat visual works to sculpture pieces, mixed-media collages and short-form videos, our summer salon-style hang allows for the diverse entries to be viewed in conversation with one another. The gallery becomes a proxy for the many years of service to artists in our community, bringing them together to celebrate our lasting bond. “It Was Always About You…” reminds us that Oolite Arts has always put supporting artists first.

Curator(s) Bio:

Laura Guerrero is a Colombian-American art historian and arts administrator from Miami, Florida. She is a recent graduate from the University of Virginia, where she received a B. A. in Art History. She currently works as a Programs Coordinator at Oolite Arts where she oversees exhibitions. Prior to joining Oolite Arts, she worked in the Collections Department of The Fralin Museum of Art, at the University of Virginia.

Dennis Scholl is the President and CEO of Oolite Arts. His undergraduate degree is from FIU and his law degree is from the University of Miami. He has been a collector of contemporary art for over 4 decades and has curated more than a dozen exhibitions. Most recently, Disembodied, an exhibition of video art by women, at the Miami-based alternative art space, Locust Projects.


Featured Artists:

Michael Loveland, John Sanchez, Alette Simmons-Jimenez, Regina Jestrow, William Osorio, Jayme Gershen, Barron Sherer, Amanda Bradley, Carlos Betancourt, Gonzalo Fuenmayor, Pablo Contrisciani, Laura Marsh, Vickie Pierre, T.E.S., Tom Virgin, Chire Regans, Ahol Sniffs Glue, Roscoè Thické, James Herring, Christina Pettersson, Ema Ri, T. Elliot Mansa, lou anne colodny, Marielle Plaisir, Cara Despain, Diana Eusebio, Jen Clay, Kelly Breez, Frances Trombly, Germane Barnes, Rose Marie Cromwell, Juan Luis Matos, Ellie Schneiderman, Beatriz Monteavaro, Gavin Perry, Luis Gispert, Thomas Bils, Rafael Domenech, Mark Koven, Matthew Forehand, Ernesto Oroza, Carolina Sardi, Agustina Woodgate, Kristen Thiele, Robert Thiele, Reginald O’Neal, Michael Vasquez

Text on this project: https://www.ernestooroza.com/repair-as-ruptura-lll/