Totemic Lore By Alex Trimino

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Exhibition Dates: May 6 – June 18, 2016
Opening Reception: 6 – 9 PM Friday May 6, 2016
ALH Front Gallery I Artist talk at 7:30 PM

Art League Houston is excited to present Totemic Lore, a solo exhibition by Miami-based artist Alex Trimino in the ALH Front Gallery. The exhibition features a series of illuminated fiber-based sculptures and installations that re-contextualize the traditional use of colloquial, low-tech crafts; crochet, knittings and weavings exploring social views on civilization, technology and gender.

Glowing totem poles, covered in crochet, knittings and found objects reveal the similarities between the modern, hi-tech materials used (micro- controlled neon lights) and the colloquial, lo-tech crafts used (crochet, knittings and weavings); creating an equilibrium between traditions, technologies and generations. Old ways and new technologies commingle together, exploring how we connect to reality today. The artist uses embroidery and technology, creating a connection between past and present and between gender related trades. Trimino transforms and duplicates the shadows the pieces cast using silver silhouettes in order to emphasize that reality is a shared hallucination.


Alex Trimino was born in Colombia and lives and works in Miami, FL. Trimino graduated with a Master in Fine Arts from Florida International University. She received an Ox-Bow Artist Residency in 2012 affiliated with the school of the Art Institute of Chicago as a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Scholarship for Visual Artist. In 2013, Trimino's work was part of "OpenArt" International Art Symposium, Sweden and her solo exhibition "Dark Light" was presented at Läns Museum, West Gallery, Örebro, Sweden. Her 2012 solo exhibition "Luminous" was presented at the Art and Cultural Center of Hollywood, FL. In 2011, Trimino's work was part of "Witness to Creativity" at Florida Museum for Women Artists and her solo exhibition "Binocular Disparity" was presented in the Museum's project Room. Trimino has been the recipient of grants and awards from The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, The Elliot Museum, Appleton Museum of Art, Rawls Museum Arts, Cambridge Art Association and Joan Mitchell Foundation. Trimino is represented by Diana Lowenstein Gallery, Miami.

Press Image Details:
Totemic Lore, 2016, Mixed Media (Neon lights, plexiglass tubes, knittings, crochet, fibers, found objects)
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