Angel Otero online tour and private viewings

On the occasion of Angel Otero’s solo exhibition at Lehman Maupin in New York, The Fortune of Having Been There, ICI invites you to an online conversation with the artist on March 11; private viewings in New York and Palm Beach of his limited edition for ICI, Caja de Leche, 2020; and a limited-capacity in-person viewing at Lehman Maupin Palm Beach on March 9.

Thursday, March 11, 5pm EST
Virtual Tour of The Fortune of Having Been There

Join Renaud Proch, Executive & Artistic Director, Independent Curators International (ICI) in an online conversation with artist and ICI Trustee, Angel Otero for a virtual tour of The Fortune of Having Been There.
Register here to rsvp.

Tuesday, March 9, 10am EST
Private Viewing at Lehman Maupin, Palm Beach

Join Carla Camacho, Partner at Lehmann Maupin, for an in person viewing of Caja de Leche, and the upcoming group show at the gallery’s Palm Beach outpost with Teresita Fernandez, McArthur Binion and Nari Ward.
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The exhibition features a series of new paintings that merge abstraction and figuration and mark the return of representation to Angel Otero’s practice. While best known for paintings that are all over abstractions collaged from a single paint skin that the artist carves into, Otero’s newest body of work features representational imagery painted directly onto blank canvases and paint skins.

“The paintings he has made….many of which are on display in a new exhibition at Lehmann Maupin, are less abstract than his previous work. They depict pieces of furniture — a sofa, a bathtub, a dining table — that act as gravitational centers for larger clusters of what he describes as “glimpses of feelings or composited moments” from his childhood.

Alice Newell-Hanson, The NY Times Style Magazine, 2/11/21 Click here for full article

Otero’s limited edition made exclusively for ICI will also be available for viewings at Lehman Maupin New York and Palm Beach. Launched at ICI’s Benefit in a Box virtual event in October, Otero’s glazed ceramic milkcrate, Caja de Leche 2020, reflects the artist’s recent exploration of personal motifs. Elevating the common milkcrate, an object used in his childhood as a basketball hoop or more recently in his studio as a step ladder, Otero commemorates this familiar object.

Angel Otero
Caja de Leche, 2020
Glazed Ceramic
10.5 x 10.5 x 8.5 inches
Edition of 10 + 2AP each unique

Otero (b. 1981, Santurce, Puerto Rico; lives and works in Brooklyn, New York) has had recent solo exhibitions of his work at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City (2020), Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York (2018); and Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, TX (2017).

Since 1990, ICI has commissioned limited edition artworks to raise funds for its programs, collaborating with artists including Kahlil Robert Irving, Sam Moyer, Ebony Patterson, Robert Rauschenberg, Laurie Simmons, Jessica Stockholder and Martine Syms among many others. To view all available editions visit ICI at the following link:

The Fortune of Having Been There is on view through March 27, available to visit by appointment and emailing Manuela Paz at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

March 9, 2021 - March 11, 2021


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