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As soon as Armory Week 2016 concludes in early March, READart is packing their bags to head south to the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach for Tropicália Remix, the latest exhibition by color junkie Peter D. Gerakaris. Drawing upon elements from his recent Cornell Tech installation Tropicalia, Gerakaris will present a selection of new mixed media works on canvas along with a large mural vignette from the original show. The exhibition will also feature an exotic soundtrack created by New York composer/producer Trevor Gureckis. Support for this exhibition courtesy of the Cornell Club of Eastern Florida and the Armory Art Center.


PETER D. GERAKARIS | TROPICALIA REMIX
February 29 – March 18, 2016

CURATED BY Heather Zises, (READ)art Founder

PRIVATE RECEPTION + ARTIST PRESENTATION
March 10, 5:30-7:30pm. RSVP to: suzanne.redmond@armoryart.org

LOCATION
Armory Arts Center – East Gallery, 1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

View PRESS RELEASE here | View VIDEO here

ABOUT THE ARTIST American interdisciplinary artist Peter D. Gerakaris has maintained a NYC studio for over a decade, having earned a BFA from Cornell University in 2003 and an MFA from Hunter College in 2009 where he received the Tony Smith Prize. Gerakaris’ kaleidoscopic paintings, installations, and origami accordion sculptures engage nature-culture themes and are showcased in many prominent institutional collections including the U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies Program Permanent Collection in Libreville, Gabon (Africa), the Schomburg Center, and Citibank, in addition to numerous private collections such as Beth Rudin DeWoody. His artwork has been exhibited around the globe at venues such as the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Chinese Contemporary (Beijing), iSolAIR (Cape Verde Islands, West Africa), the National Academy of Fine Arts, and the Mykonos Biennale, and featured in publications like Cool Hunting, Time Out Beijing, the Financial Times, and Architectural Digest. Gerakaris has also created a variety of large-scale, site-specific installations commissioned by Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island, NY and Bergdorf Goodman on 5th Avenue.

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