STATEMENT 2017

For the past ten years I have been exploring the different ways we are presented with information and how we absorb and process it in our daily lives, from hand-painted street signs to high-end corporate AD campaigns seen on billboards as we drive by at 60 mph. I try and find new light and meaning in common and even mundane materials. 

These works are exploring various layers of communication, which include repurposed used chain-link fencing that once held people out of an area now turned in to shade shelters for all to enjoy, in the same area now a 7.5 acre area called Omni Park. Cut collaged billboards combined with photographic images printed on found glass, glass and used table tops that I collect and find in the street. They come with their own history of scratches and marks - the history of past conversations once had over them by family and friends.

 

Loveland lives and works in Miami, Florida. He graduated from New World School of the Arts in Miami in 1991 and earned his Bachler’s of Fine Arts degree (BFA) from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore in 1994. He studied and worked in New York for 7 years before returning to Miami in 2001. Loveland’s works has been exhibited in many galleries, art fairs and exhibitions threw out the United States and Europe. His work is also included in many private collections such as Marty Margulies collection Miami, Virgin Hotel Chicago collection as well the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Art Museum, Perez Art Museum Miami and the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami.

 

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