The CAMP Gallery Now Represents Franck de las Mercedes  

 

New York, April 6, 2021 -- Visual artist Franck de las Mercedes has joined The CAMP Gallery, based in Miami, Connecticut and with outposts in Asia, and European art markets. Franck de las Mercedes is known for pioneering a style through a multifaceted body of work influenced by abstract expressionism, rock carvings, neo expressionism and Nicaraguan primitivism. De las Mercedes achieved international recognition with his conceptual art project “The Priority Boxes" or “Peace Boxes.” The New York–based artist's first exhibition with the gallery is set to open on April 10; and it will showcase Franck's flower series.  



About CAMP:

Based in Miami, also with offices in Connecticut closely works with clients in The U.S., Asia, and Europe. Known for working with and discovering some of the most innovative and interesting artists, The CAMP Gallery boasts a creative program of at least 25 exhibitions annually, and has traveled to art fairs including: Scope New York, Miami Beach and online, Photo L.A., Art Wynwood, and SPRING / Break. Setting as our main goal, we focus on bringing exposure to the artist, without exposing them to exploitative practices rampant in the art world. We create collaborative relationships with the artist and the collector through partnering with online giants to increase exposure, and are known for our in depth knowledge, advice and respect for the artist and the collector.

About FdlM
Franck de las Mercedes is an internationally acclaimed contemporary artist from New York City. Born in Nicaragua, Franck's multifaceted body of work is noted for his intense use of color, jagged linework and hieroglyph-like text layered in abstract patterns. Referencing memory, current events, family dynamics and sociopolitical topics, Franck's body of work is a journey into an emotionally charged, multicultural landscape. In 2006, de las Mercedes achieved international recognition with his conceptual art project “The Priority Boxes" or “Peace Boxes.” Named one of "15 Artists About to Dominate 2015" by Complex magazine,  FdlM is the recipient of an  “Outstanding Latino”  award, the “Hearing Our Voices” award and is profiled in the book titled “Learning from Latino Role Models: Inspire Students through Biographies, Instructional Activities, and Creative Assignments” by David Campos). In 2017. FdlM’s work has been included in several international exhibitions, including, Queens Museum, BronxArtSpace, The Joan Mitchel Foundation, The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt New York, The NY Museum of Modern Art’s “Abstract Currents”, BKLYN Designs, Naples Museum of Art, Folklore Museum of Tripotamos Greece, The National College of Ireland, Queens College Art Center Gallery, Sing for Hope Pianos, The French Institute Alliance Française. and La Fundación Francisco de Quevedo, Ciudad Real, Spain.


Outside the Lines is a multimedia collection of works curated by Carol Ward that examines the intersection of a person's heritage, their current physical location, and their personality in creating their artwork. The interplay between the past and the present will be explored as artists think about where they came from and where they are now in the fabric of New York City.

 

Artists Nelson Alvarez, Franck De Las Mercedes, Andrea Arroyo, Felipe Galindo, Brionna Martinez, and Skip Brea present a wide variety of subject matter and media to speak their narratives to the viewer.

 

EventBrite link for the opening, based on COVID

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/outside-the-lines-exhibition-opening-tickets-142542764245


Outside the Lines Explores the Meaning of Heritage The Show Features New Works by Internationally Recognized Artist Franck de las Mercedes FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 2, 2021 Outside the Lines Consulting is proud to partner with Chashama on a new exhibition in New York City entitled Outside the Lines. Outside the Lines is a multimedia collection of works curated by Carol S. Ward that examines the intersection of a person’s heritage, their current physical location, and their personality in creating their artwork. The interplay between the past and the present will be explored as artists think about where they came from and where they are now in the fabric of New York City.   The concept of heritage is explored through images involving religious beliefs, personal loss and grief, the history of New York City, thoughts on living through the current pandemic and consumer culture.    The exhibition also offers a fresh look at Franck de las Mercedes' new complex and layered series of paintings.
  "My new series of paintings examines the emotional, spiritual, and developmental fractures in family dynamics inflicted by war, trauma, the disintegration of family through migration, and loss. Inviting the viewer to take a critical view at the influence that sociopolitical and cultural issues can have on families." Says Franck   The artist often references his own childhood, history, current events, and pop culture and each work is constructed from an inventory of visual fragments such as: drawings, journal pages, photographs and found ephemera, arranged with bold colors, jagged linework and abstract text patterns.
  Artists Nelson Alvarez, Franck De Las Mercedes, Andrea Arroyo, Felipe Galindo, Brionna Martinez, and Skip Brea present a wide variety of subject matter and media to speak their narratives to the viewer.

Exhibition Opening Reception - March 5th, 2021
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/outside-the-lines-exhibition-opening-tickets-142542764245
21 Greenwich Ave, New York NY Exhibition on View Through March 29th Viewing Hours - Wednesday through Sunday, 12pm-6pm   Images (Courtesy of Outside The Lines Consulting and FdlM Studio) https://1drv.ms/u/s!AtTT_1i9o6gTjNZCAKDTE_pAGFKT8Q?e=UhdVME zfmq_courtesyfranckdelasmercedes.jpg Franck de las Mercedes is an internationally acclaimed contemporary artist from New York City. Born in Nicaragua, Franck's multifaceted body of work is noted for his intense use of color, jagged linework and hieroglyph-like text layered in abstract patterns. Referencing memory, current events, family dynamics and sociopolitical topics, Franck's body of work is a journey into an emotionally charged, multicultural landscape. In 2006, de las Mercedes achieved international recognition with his conceptual art project “The Priority Boxes" or “Peace Boxes.” Created by the artist in an effort to promote peace through participatory art, the project earn him a joint legislative resolution from The New Jersey Senate and General Assembly, honoring the artist for his meritorious record of service, leadership, and commitment in the arts and his community. FdlM’s work has been included in several international exhibitions, including, Queens Museum, BronxArtSpace, The Joan Mitchel Foundation, The Artists Unite MTA Poster Project, The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt New York, The NY Museum of Modern Art’s “Abstract Currents”, BKLYN Designs, Naples Museum of Art, Folklore Museum of Tripotamos Greece, The National College of Ireland, Queens College Art Center Gallery, The 2019 Latin American Triennial of New York,  Sing for Hope Pianos, The 5th Bronx Latin American Art Biennial, The French Institute Alliance Française. and La Fundación Francisco de Quevedo, Ciudad Real, Spain.   
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HONORING DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr IN NEW VIRTUAL ART EXHIBIT & ONLINE EVENT SERIES


    New York, NY – January 8, 2021 -- The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center and Teatro LATEA have joined in collaboration with NYU and Univision,to commemorate Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. with eMeLe-K's “Social Reckoning” exhibit. Part of a week-long multidisciplinary virtual festival of streamed events, curators Anderson Pilgrim and Alexis Mendoza, have assembled a group show observing the impact and influence that Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement had in reshaping the history and cultural heritage of the Americas and the world.  

 

WHAT: Art Talk with Miguel Trelles and exhibit curators, Alexis Mendoza, and Anderson Pilgrim WHEN:   Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 – 7:00 PM EST

WHERE:   Teatro LATEA Word @

https://teatrolatea.org/

https://www.facebook.com/teatro.latea    

 

"Now more than ever we have to unite as artists, as intellectuals, as humans. Our common purpose should be focused on making our society better for all. The "Social Reckoning" exhibit aims to bring attention to the importance and necessity of basic human rights. We welcome the opportunity of presenting art and the artists’ approach to promote Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision of equality and justice for all, through nonviolence. The exhibition provides a common forum where people have the opportunity to learn and share ideas and experiences with one another.”                                            --Alexis Mendoza, Artist, Writer & Independent Curator  

 

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT:   Dr. King’s dream, mission and legacy are celebrated through the creative expression of over 22 artists from NY, Latin America and abroad, with works in painting, sculpture, objects, video, drawing, printmaking. The show honors Dr. King’s life and legacy celebrates Afro America’s vast cultural heritage, but also addresses the present social unrest in America and tackles topics like human rights, immigration, and discrimination.     

 

Streamed events will take place from January 14th to January 19, 2020
For viewing info and other streamed events: https://teatrolatea.org/  

 

-Abrazo Interno Gallery: 

Carla Armour, Diogenes Ballester, Tanda Francis, Michael Kelly Williams, Ademola Olugebefola, and TAFA  

 

-Nelson Tamayo Gallery at Teatro LATEA: 

Nelson Álvarez, Ed Andrade, Diego Anaya Pablo Caviedes, Wildriana de Jesús Paulino, Franck de las Mercedes, Darwin Erazo, Alex “Fdez” Fernández, Julia Justo, Rafaela Luna, Yani Monzón, Naivy Pérez, Moses Ros, and José Luis Tejeda  

 

 

HI RES IMAGES OF SELECTED WORKS: CLICK HERE

 

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This year the project will be further enriched by special Univision initiative "Comienza en Casa" campaign. On the 52nd anniversary of his death, the spirit, the commitment, and the dynamism of Martin Luther King Jr. are needed more than ever. Inspired cultural experiences can demonstrate to diverse communities how we are all more similar than not. In that spirit, we present “Social Reckoning” for eMeLe-K @ Teatro LATEA, a visual arts exhibition taking place at Nelson Tamayo Gallery (LATEA) and the Abrazo Interno Gallery of the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center at 107 Suffolk Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.





20 International Contemporary Artists Join Forces to Beautify Highbridge Park's Fort George Hill Trails in Upper Manhattan A fence displaying over 20 massive, 7x9 feet original paintings is currently on Public Viewing at Fort George Hill, just steps from the Dyckman train station.  Titled "For the Love of Art: An Appropriated Intentions Exhibition” The collective appropriated a public space where works hang on a vacant fence after being painted on repurposed advertising banners. 20 Artists joined to contribute the community of Upper Manhattan with a public outdoor gallery space, giving the public the opportunity to enjoy art up close and personal, while keeping social distance. 

 

WHAT:For the Love of Art: An Appropriated Intentions Exhibition 

 

WHEN:Now Open to The Public 

 

WHERE: Fort George HillDyckman Street Train Station 1 Line(Turn right and go uphill upon exiting the station) 

 

ARTISTS: Nelson Álvarez, Diego Anaya, Ed Andrade, Pablo Caviedes, Franck de las MercedesWildriana del Jesús Paulino, Darwin Erazo, Alex “Fdez” Fernández, Julia JustoCarlos Jesús Martínez Domínguez-FEEGZ, Ricardo Llano, Rafaela Luna, Paola MartínezAlexis Mendoza, Yani Monzón, Naivy Pérez, Yumarlis Rodríguez, Moses Ros,Luis Stephenberg, José Luis Tejeda 

 

Video

Slide Show https://1drv.ms/v/s!AtTT_1i9o6gTjJY2ffbLgTxdxGo3tw?e=w7TKsc 

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The Enlightened by Franck de las Mercedes
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APPROPRIATED INTENTIONS
RECEPTION: Saturday, Aug.29 / 6PM
Inwood Hill Park  - New York, NY 10034

Participating ARTISTS:
- Nelson Álvarez

-Pablo Caviedes

- Darwin Erazo

- Alex “Fdez” Fernández

- Julia Justo

- Ricardo Llanos

-Alexis Mendoza

-Franck de las Mercedes

-Naivy Pérez

- Amy Ponce

-Yali Romagoza

-Moses Ros

- Daniel Sánchez

- Luis Stephenberg

- Ed Vasquez

- Ching Wen Tsai

*Especial urban intervention #CAJAARTE,

organized by the New York Latin American Art Triennial.

 

CURATORIAL STATEMENT:

The exhibition is focusing on the appropriation of a public space, occupied the empty walls of vacant space. The artists must create for a site-specific exhibition, freely express ideas, and present their creations to the public. More importantly the intention of this project is to create awareness of the appropriation of this land by the colonial investors and the displacement of the original natives habitants of this area, this park, these tunnels. By organizing this exhibition, we as artists are symbolically recognizing that this land it’s not our. The artworks presented are exploring the current issues in our society, but also expressed the ephemeral character that the artworks proposed. It’s like artists are sacrificing their works, they are becoming offering to the land. The exhibition includes perishable and temporary art, artworks that are going to be taken by nature or consume by the passage of time. The exhibition also expressed the idea that each artist is contributing to collective discourse instead of an individual point of view.

 

History tells us that in May of 1626, Dutch West India Company representatives Peter Minuit met with local Lenape Native Americans to purchase the rights to the island of Manhattan for the value of 60 guilders. We don’t know who signed the deal with Minuit, but it could have been the Canarsees, who didn’t have much of a footprint in Manhattan, rather than the Weckquaesgeeks, who lived north of the Dutch on the island. The exact value of 60 guilders in modern dollars is irrelevant – the transaction itself involved a useful but not particularly pricey set of European tools.

 

“Appropriated Intentions”, calls for open dialogue, a discussion about the roll of art in history. The tunnels present themselves as empty arch walls and brute flooring dominating exterior balance of the space. Admittedly, it would have been easy – and somewhat unscientific – to present an exhibition on the appropriation of space as a hodgepodge of squatting and hippie camp sites. Instead, the organizers of the project invited the creative minds of local artists and adopted the work-with-what-you-can-find attitude of squatters, but applied it in a slightly different way to the space, presenting painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, installation and video in the conventional setting but in a space that it’s not designed to hold an art exhibition.

 










 

 

 


Exposición Virtual:

La Noche Larga de Museos de La Paz, Bolivia Presenta
  Estamos Aquí Sin Dejar de Estar Allá

El Reconocido Pintor Nicaragüense Franck de las Mercedes Presenta Nueva Obra En Nueva Exposición Virtual

 Mayo, 2020 -- La Noche Larga de Museos de La Paz, Bolivia - El gobierno municipal de La Paz, DCH Fine Arts en conjunción con la Trienal de Arte Latinoamericano de Nueva York realizan una exhibición virtual para la XIV Noche Larga de Museos. Titulada “Estamos Aquí Sin Dejar de Estar Allá” el evento hace referencia al concepto del espacio que ha cambiado las percepciones de la humanidad en las últimas semanas en la era del Covid-19.  Sus curadores, Dante Chumacero y Ezequiel Taveras se dieron a la tarea de seleccionar artistas internacionales a presentar obras, tours virtuales desde sus talleres, al igual que charlas con el publico.   “Estamos lejos y distanciados, pero acercándonos todos más que nunca. La modalidad virtual permitirá a nuestro evento mostrarnos desde todas partes en tiempo real, esperandoalcanzar a un público diverso de todas las edades que pueda descubrir el trabajo de nuestrostalentosos artistas.” Dice el curador Dante Chumacero  

 

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El internacionalmente reconocido artista plástico Franck de las Mercedes estará presentando un tour virtual de su nueva serie de pinturas “Espacio Negativo” desde Nueva York el viernes 22 de mayo de 10:10 a 11:20 pm EST. La transmisión del evento se realizará a través de a siguiente página de Facebook:

 

https://www.facebook.com/DCHFineArts  

 

En esta exposición, el artista neoyorquino de origen nicaragüense  Franck de las Mercedes, estrena una nueva serie que explora el contraste entre la historia, la vida cotidiana antes del Coronavirus, y el contexto cultural actual que lo llevaron a crear escenas inquietantemente obras en un panorama urbano.  Reconocido internacionalmente por su multifacética y prolífica trayectoria y proyectos de arte público, su obra captura un vibrante uso del color el cual aborda el sufrimiento de los demás ycelebra la resiliencia del espíritu humano.    XIV Noche Larga de Museos se lleva acabo del 18 al 23 de mayo del presente de 18:00 a 00:00. Esta versión será íntegramente virtual debido a la llegada del Covid-19.


BRONX STUDIES
New paintings by
Franck de las Mercedes
October 2nd to October 31st, 2019

Opening Reception: October 3rd, 2019
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
240 E 153rd St, The Bronx, NY 10451

New York -- BxArts Factory is pleased to invite you to the opening reception of Bronx Studies, new paintings by our artist-in-residence Franck de las Mercedes. The exhibition is comprised of 15 works of art and is the result of weeks of examining the Bronx as subject-matter. From the street corner, to a garden and a simple fence, the rich cultural diversity of the borough is reflected in each canvas.

De las Mercedes finds influence from looking at how life behaves around him, with broken street signs, graffiti murals and street art often informing his use of color - sometimes complex and vibrant, sometimes limited to two or three pigments. It’s a visual constellation, a strict adherence to observable fact that suggests De las Mercedes falls outside the boundaries of the rules of art, yet his brushwork and technique embody the most advanced aspects of contemporary painting.

Franck de las Mercedes (FdlM) (born 1972 in Masaya, Nicaragua), is an artist who lives and works in New York City. Franck's experience as a child in war-torn Nicaragua, the visual clash of New York's graffiti and an interest in the abstract expressionism movement played a major role in his evolution as a visual artist. With a self-obtained education, straight from the aisles of the Mid-Manhattan Public Library, Franck de las Mercedes has emerged as one of the country's most prolific artists in recent years. Incorporating elements of photography, drawings, journal pages and text art, Franck creates frenetic paintings with energetic abstractions bursting with color. FdlM draws inspiration from his New York backdrop and the effect that time and the elements have on urban surfaces. Referencing past experiences, trauma and family relationships in real life and literature, he creates psychologically-charged imagery.
BxArts Factory is a grassroots, 501c3, non-profit organization that connects Bronx-based artist and community, in experiences, events and opportunities for connection, community development and healing. We assist affiliated artists to engage and advance the Arts in communities throughout the borough via a diverse set of arts-oriented programming and services. Through collaborations with local artists and community-based organizations, we offer dynamic arts programming that incorporates education and showcase a variety of art genres. The BxArts Factory provides unique and engaging experiences to advance the Arts and cultural education in the Bronx.


“Color Speaks Truth” at One River School of Art + Design Gallery
  Opening in Larchmont, NY this Saturday at One River School of Art + Design Gallery, is “Color Speaks Truth: A Solo Exhibition of Works by Franck De Las Mercedes”.
"De Las Mercedes’ work showcases a joyful energy through movement and color that pulls the viewer into the compositions. Once there, the viewer encounters explorations of various ideas of culture, political commentary and truth. This exhibition continues One River's goal to showcase New York artists with a strong voice who our students and community can learn from and engage with both on the visual level and to enhance their own art making journeys."
--Carol Ward, Art Historian, Museum Consultant and Curator  
Color Speaks Truth: A Solo Exhibition of Works by Franck De Las Mercedes

On View September  - December 2019 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 28th 6pm-8pm Location: 2081 Boston Post Road, Larchmont, NY 10538   zfmq_onerivesss.jpg   Franck de las Mercedes lives and works in New York City.  His multifaceted body of work includes painting, collage, drawing, photography and writing. His paintings combine abstract figuration, journal entry, and hieroglyphic-like text, in energetic abstractions bursting with color. Franck’s personal history, childhood memories and upbringing are extracted and combined with fragments of current events, family dynamics and books. Exploring the contrast between memory and present-day cultural context, Franck creates scenes of an emotionally charged urban landscape.  
About Franck De Las Mercedes

https://www.artfdlm.com/biocv

About One River
https://oneriverschool.com/about-us/

HI RES IMAGES (Courtesy FdlM Studio)
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Artwork:

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Artist:

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