Irreverent Theater

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Irreverent Theater
Mark Osterman

ON VIEW July 20 – September 24, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION & FILM SCREENING July 20, 2017 | 6 pm
Location: O Cinema Wynwood | 90 NW 29th Street, Miami, FL

Irreverent Theater features a new series of paintings by ArtCenter Alumnus, Mark Osterman. The series is inspired by Hollywood Film Noir of the early 1940s through late 1950s and includes narratives that range from the personal to the irreverent to the socio-political. Osterman explores how the media visually interprets the world differs from the world’s actual condition and believes these images represent a mutual experience that shapes our perceptions. He attempts to control this process by reimagining images that illustrate extreme contrasts of value and meaning so that their significance can be felt and realized. Irreverent Theater utilizes media images originally meant to be transient and ephemeral and transforms them into something lasting and substantial.

The opening reception will feature a film screening of Dark City.

Mark Osterman
Mark Osterman received his B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts and his M.A. at New York University. His work crosses multiple media, including drawing, sculpture, installation, digital collage, and painting. Drawing upon mass media culture and contemporary social issues as a conceptual basis, he has refined his visual and conceptual vocabulary to create open-ended narratives for the viewer to contend with. His work can be found in public and private collections and has been seen in numerous exhibitions. Mr. Osterman has been awarded a Visual Artist Fellowship Grant from the Anolic Foundation, an Artist Access Grant from Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, and has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Mark Osterman lives and works in Miami Beach, Florida.

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