For the 2022 edition of Untitled Art, Miami Beach, Gaa Gallery is pleased to present new works by New York-based painter Elizabeth Tibbetts and Chicago-based artists Juan Arango Palacios and Emily Yong Beck. The fair runs November 28 through December 3, with an opening preview (by invitation only) Monday, November 28, from 1 - 8 pm and public days Tuesday, November 29 through Saturday, December 3, from 11 am - 7 pm. The gallery will be exhibiting at Booth B12, and the fair will take place at Ocean Drive and 12th Street, Miami Beach, Florida.
The presentation of Arango Palacios’, Tibbetts’ and Yong Beck’s work evokes a sense of melancholy, longing, and nostalgia while also building images of resilience. Both Arango Palacios’ and Tibbetts’ are concerned with the act of seeking light. It finds a way to shine through the darkness and emanates from the canvas. Arango Palacios’ paintings build space for the pluralities of being. Tibbetts’ centralizes and focuses on metamorphic processes- growth and decay. Both painters remind us of the sanctity of nature and the solace and sanctuary it offers, while providing a multitude of approaches to young contemporary painting.
Yong Beck’s hand-built ceramic sculptures juxtapose propaganda cartoons and reinterpretations of European and Asian ceramics and aesthetically expansive examination of cuteness culture. Central to Yong Beck’s work is questioning the role of media and how it is perceived, recollected, and later re-experienced. Creating work that pairs historical materials with contemporary motifs, that at first glance, are familiar, playful, vibrant, and maximal. However, she is asking the viewer to take a second look.
Born in the 1990’s, Arango Palacios, Tibbetts, and Yong Beck have an acute sensibility of the intersections of art history, pop culture, technology, and the natural world. A generation bridging analog, digital, and virtual realms, their work reflects on the significance of art and culture in the formation of belonging, self, identity, community, nostalgia and questioning the role of the media and how it is perceived.