Discover Local Artists: Kara Walker-Tome’s 10X10 Returns

Independent curator Kara Walker-Tomé (creator of Showtel) presents the third installment of 10X10, a unique art experience, 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21 at Lake Worth Storage.

Last year 600 people attended 10X10. What attendees get to do is search through the cavernous facility of hundreds of storage units to discover seventeen art installations, spread out through the space.

Victoria Skinner installation, 2008
Victoria Skinner installation, 2008

It’s truly amazing and fun to see what those ingenious artists are up to as they create their fully multi-dimensional site-specific installations in 10 square feet or less.

This year, 14  artists in the show are new to 10X10. Selected artists are from Palm Beach County and Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa and Gainesville.

The twenty-one artists participating in the exhibition are: Elizabeth Atzberger, Steve Backhus, Jeane Cooper, Vanessa Diaz, Daniel Elias Fernandez, Samantha Gozlan, Kristin Miller Hopkins, Lauren Alyssa Howard, Lauren Jacobson, Bridgette Ludden, Kate McLeod, Andrew Nigon, Darren C. Price, Justin Rabideau, Lisa Rockford, Cristina Sierra, Carmen Tiffany and Kalina Winska.

Unit 2186 Kristin Miller Hopkins “Nesting”
Unit 2186 Kristin Miller Hopkins “Nesting”

Kristin Miller’s installation, “Nesting: a place of quiet respite from building a home,” makes referenence to the history of wallpaper and The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1899). “Wallpaper provides simultaneous comfort in its repeated delicacy and paranoia in its perfection,” she said. “The nest and the inaccessible nature of its display brings attention to the dichotomy between collection vs. obsession and how quickly one can become the other.”

Kristin Miller Hopkins is a local artist, educator and writer. She teaches art and art history at PBCC. Selected 2009 exhibitions include Showtel, ARC Gallery in Chicago and the Florida Craftsman Gallery. She has an MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY.

Unit 2210 Justin Rabideau “My Ancestors Row with Golden Keels
Unit 2210 Justin Rabideau “My Ancestors Row with Golden Keels”

Inspired by the phenomenal South Florida sunsets, Justin Ribdeau came to the idea of golden ships passing overhead. “When I look up, the clouds seem to emulate the shadows cast by their great hulls,” he said. “I often find joy and intrigue in natural materials that are specific to a region. In this case, I found inspiration with the palm tree and its fronds.”

Justin Rabideau received his MFA from the University of Georgia and then moved to Syracuse, NY to work at the Everson Museum and to teach sculpture at Pratt MWP and Cazenovia College.  He currently works at the Flagler Museum in the curatorial department.

Admission to the show is $6. Lake Worth Storage is located at 4166 South Military Trail, Lake Worth. Limited on-site parking. Parking suggested at the NE corner Lake Worth Rd/ Military Trail. More information call 561/670-9658.

10×10 is produced by ArtSite Projects. Sponsors include Luice Design, Hotel Biba, and Propaganda.