September 12, 2019

AIRCAT 2019: Exhibition Documentation

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AIRCAT Press Release Summer 2019

AIRCAT (Artists in Residency, Catalunya) is pleased to announce the inaugural exhibition "Littoral" comprised of art works created in Tossa de Mar by invited artists Avital Yomdin, Alberto Barcia Fernandez, including program mentors Gerard Smulevich and Dennis Hollingsworth. The exhibition will be on view from July 13 to August 25, 2019.

The four week residency is designed to reinvigorate the creation of contemporary art in Tossa de Mar. This is a legacy established within Tossa in the mid 20th century by the influx into the Costa Brava of creatives from a wide array of art forms seeking refuge in the interwar years. The Municipal Museum of Tossa de Mar is distinguished by the status of the first contemporary art museum established in Spain, its collection is graced by artwork created specifically within Tossa de Mar by artists of the stature of André Masson, Jean Metzinger, Marc Chagall, Rafael Benet, and many others. The objective of AIRCAT is to attract the best artists world wide who are concerned with advancing the ongoing dialog of emergent art history, introduce them to the kaleidoscopic array of aspects of the Costa Brava, presented thematically as a littoral, and to exhibit their art work to the audience of Tossa de Mar.

A littoral is where the land meets the sea, and more broadly where fundamentally different entities interact and where life thrives. Participants are exposed to a wide range of littoral aspects cultural and physical, and their work will be reflections of this either directly or indirectly in a variety of artistic media.

Avital Yomdin (Berlin, Tel Aviv) is captivated by the expressive potential of thermoplastic materials. Finding a concordance between the liquid qualities of her medium and the Mediterranean littoral, she has struck upon a fusion of method and subject that is most unique. Alberto Barcia Fernandez (Tossa de Mar, Mallorca) is fascinated by the churn and froth of paint. His paintings tend to register his encounters with specific physical places in the natural world, lending an aura of the performative to the tradition of painting. Gerard Smulevich (Los Angeles) is enchanted with the sea, often found kayaking along the coast of the Costa Brava. An architect and photographer, his meditations on the palisades of the Catalan littoral has animated his imagination about the possibilities of a secret world within them. Dennis Hollingsworth (New York City) is a painter based in both New York City and Tossa de Mar, Spain, who has been a practicing visual artist for more than 30 years.  Represented by Galerie Richard in New York and Paris, Michael Kohn Gallery Los Angeles and Galerie Miguel Marcos Barcelona, he has shown his work in exhibitions around the world including Japan, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, France and of course Spain and the USA.

AIRCAT would like to thank the community and Municipal Government of Tossa de Mar for the opportunity to create and exhibit contemporary art in what is perhaps the most beautiful seaside villages of the Costa Brava. We are astonished by your generosity and our gratitude is boundless.


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"Littoral Mask", AIRCAT Collective, 2019, 5 x 30 x 40 cm, photography

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(Left) "Litossferenc I, Gerard Smulevich, 2019, 50 x 23 cm, photography
(Center) "Litossferenc II", Gerard Smulevich, 2019, 50 x 23 cm, photography
(Right) 4. "vista sober la ciutat", Gerard Smulevich, 2019, 123 x 33 cm, photography

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(Left) "Litossferenc II", Gerard Smulevich, 2019, 50 x 23 cm, photography
(Right) "39.760085,3.111368", Alberto Barcia Fernández, 2019, 120 x 200 cm, Acrylic & ink on canvas

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"swimming in the Lake is just not the same", Avital Yomdin, 2019, 40 x 30 cm, Hot Glue on Plexiglas

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(Left) "39.760085,3.111368", Alberto Barcia Fernández, 2019, 120 x 200 cm, Acrylic & ink on canvas
(Right) "swimming in the Lake is just not the same", Avital Yomdin, 2019, 40 x 30 cm, Hot Glue on Plexiglas

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(Left) "swimming in the Lake is just not the same", Avital Yomdin, 2019, 40 x 30 cm, Hot Glue on Plexiglas
(Right) "La Primera Vez", Dennis Hollingsworth, 2004, 100 x 110 cm

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(Back Wall) "41.714905,2.933792", Alberto Barcia Fernández, 2019, 120 x 200 cm, Acrylic & ink on canvas
(Foreground) "swimming in the Lake is just not the same", Avital Yomdin, 2019, 60 x 45 cm, Hot Glue on Plexiglas

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(Background) "41.714905,2.933792", Alberto Barcia Fernández, 2019, 120 x 200 cm, Acrylic & ink on canvas
(Foreground) "swimming in the Lake is just not the same", Avital Yomdin, 2019, 60 x 45 cm, Hot Glue on Plexiglas

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"pocket of the Mediterranean ", Dennis Hollingsworth, 2019, 120 x 50 cm, Oil on Canvas on Wood and Wire

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(Left) "Don't be a Guiri", Avital Yomdin, 2019, variable dimensions, Hot Glue on Nylon and Wire
(Right) "It's quiet down here", Avital Yomdin, 2019, variable dimensions, Hot Glue on Vinyl

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(Foreground) "It's quiet down here", Avital Yomdin, 2019, variable dimensions, Hot Glue on Vinyl
(Background) "41.713958,2.916238", Alberto Barcia Fernández, 2019, 140 x 200 cm, Acrylic & ink on canvas

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"Don't be a Guiri", Avital Yomdin, 2019, variable dimensions, Hot Glue on Nylon and Wire

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"41.713958,2.916238", Alberto Barcia Fernández, 2019, 140 x 200 cm, Acrylic & ink on canvas

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"41.725731,2.943887", Alberto Barcia Fernández, 2019, 140 x 200 cm, Acrylic & ink on canvas

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"41.724370,2.940972", Alberto Barcia Fernández, 2019, 140 x 200 cm, Acrylic & ink on canvas

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(Foreground) "It's quiet down here", Avital Yomdin, 2019, variable dimensions, Hot Glue on Vinyl
(Background) "41.713958,2.916238", Alberto Barcia Fernández, 2019, 140 x 200 cm, Acrylic & ink on canvas

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(Left) "Ciudad Perdida I", Gerard Smulevich, 2019, 40 x 50 cm, photography
(Right) "Ciudad Perdida II", Gerard Smulevich, 2019, 40 x 50 cm, photography

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(Left) "Ciudad Perdida I", Gerard Smulevich, 2019, 40 x 50 cm, photography, "Ciudad Perdida II", Gerard Smulevich, 2019, 40 x 50 cm, photography
(Background) "Don't be a Guiri", Avital Yomdin, 2019, variable dimensions, Hot Glue on Nylon and Wire
(Right) "It's quiet down here", Avital Yomdin, 2019, variable dimensions, Hot Glue on Vinyl


Posted by Dennis at September 12, 2019 5:41 PM

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