Armando Lerma

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Armando Lerma

Widely known for his work as a member of the collective, Date Farmers, Armando Lerma presents his first series as a solo artist at ACE Gallery, 5514 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, November 4, 2017 at 7 pm. Lerma’s work made under the Date Farmers name entails a diffusion of individual authorship, a circumstantial but pertinent anonymity that evoked the nameless throng of farm workers who harvest and serve the food we eat. Beneath its overt visuality, a cultural identity that remains hidden behind the lines of poverty and struggle, occupies his work. As a solo artist, Lerma develops many of the same themes, but with an underlying consciousness of a cosmic essence, a redemptive power that resides in the timelessness of spirit. While the world at large offers fleeting internet obsessions and political turmoil, Armando Lerma’s work offers a window to another dimension.

Reflections on routine social realities of place conceal an infinite reality. Underlying these works is a subtle and profound connection to nature, the stars, to a universe that transcends space and time. In the labyrinth of Neo-colonialist impositions of otherness, the artist finds himself in conflict by the mere fact of his situation. But he retains insight to an ancestral connection with the infinite amid the displacements of geography and social condition. In a world full of scandal and elitism, the consequence of poverty with its inherent absence of voice, bears a delicate, insightful, and enduring resilience that harks back to its indigenous ancestry for answers. Lerma’s glimpse into our own American experience does not shy away from recognizing the corruption of our inception and its terrible impact on the present.

Exhibitions

2017 Chris Davison Gallery, Newburgh, New York
2015 MARC STRAUS, New York, New York
2013 Breakdown, Mad Dooley Gallery, Beacon, New York Soft Pioneers, Krause Gallery, New York, New York
2011 A Nice Reflection, Krause Gallery, New York, New York Mildred I. Washington Gallery, Dutchess CC, Poughkeepsie, New York In the Alltogether, Albany Center Gallery, Albany, New York
2010 Nature is Boring, Mauger Modern Art. London, United Kingdom Random Mutations That Work, Artbreak Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2009 New Works, Krause Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2008 Superluminous, Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts New Works, Krause Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2007 Mettle, Mack B Gallery, Sarasota, Florida
2006 Sculptures in Gypsum and Bronze, Karin Sanders Fine Art, Sag Harbor, New York Covalence, Yellow Bird Gallery, Newburgh, New York
2003 Unipolarity, Coulter Young Gallery, Peekskill, New York
2002 Recent Works, Anita Hart Balter Gallery, Garrison, New York Defragmentation, Coulter Young Gallery, Peekskill, New York

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 MARC STRAUS, Expo Chicago, Chicago
2015 MARC STRAUS, Art Hong Kong, MARC STRAUS, Art Stage Singapore,
2014 MARC STRAUS, Expo Chicago, Chicago Illinois
Sharks!, Everhart Museum, Scranton, Pennsylvania
Oneself As Another, Royal Academy West, Bristol, United Kingdom
Kavachnina Gallery, Art Context, Miami Florida
2013 Kavachnina Gallery, PULSE NY, New York, New York
Emerging to Established, Krause Gallery, New York, New York
Power of Place, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York
2012 Regroup, Krause Gallery, New York, New York
Kavachnina Gallery, Art Miami Context, Miami, Florida
Corpo/Etherial, Patrajdas Contemporary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Patrajdas Contemporary, Art MRKT Hamptons, Bridgehampton, New York
Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, California
Sculpture On & Off The Wall, Arts Westchester, White Plains, New York
Panorama, Galerie Rauchfeld, Paris, France
The Wall Show, Sculpturesite, Sonoma, California
Krause Gallery, Scope Art Fair, New York, New York
Artbitch, Calix Gustav Gallery, Miami, Florida
Material Matrix, Florida
State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, Florida
Year of the Chimera 6.2, Glass Garage Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2010 Albany Center Gallery, Albany, New York
2010 Group Exhibition Part 1, David B Smith Gallery, Denver, Colorado
Miami International Art Fair, Next Generation, Miami, Florida
2009 Wolfe Contemporary, Scope Art Fair, Miami, Florida
There’s Still Life in Miami, Mauger Modern, Scope Art Fair, Miami, Florida
There’s Still Life in London, Mauger Modern, Art London, United Kingdom
Wolfe Contemporary, LA Art Show, Los Angeles, California
Group Exhibition Part 1, David B Smith Gallery, Denver, Colorado
Mauger Modern, Scope Art Fair, Miami, Florida
2008 Wolfe Contemporary, Aqua Wynwood, Miami, Florida
Turner Carroll Gallery, Art Now, Miami, Florida
Mauger Modern, Bath, United Kingdom
Mauger Modern, Art London Fair, London, United Kingdom
Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, New York
Hudson Valley Invitational Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill Project
2008, Peekskill, New York
New Works Group Show, ADA Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
Summer Group Show, Wolfe Contemporary, San Francisco, California
Krause Gallery, AAF NYC, New York, New York ADA Gallery, Scope/Basel, Switzerland
Villa Del Arte Galleries, Barcelona, Spain
Turner Carroll Gallery, Red Dot Fair, New York, New York
2007 Lanoue Fine Art. Art Now Fair. Miami, Florida
Van Brunt Gallery, Bridge Art Fair, Miami, Florida
Forja Arte, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York
Deep Roots, United Nations, New York, New York
Recent Works, Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, New York
Deep Roots, Peruvian Consulate, New York, New York
Hispanic Heritage Month, PepsiCo World Headquarters, Purchase, New York
Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts
2003 Sculpture in the Park, Rockland Center for the Arts, Nyack, New York
David Findlay Gallery, New York, New York
Analog/Digital, Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, New York
2002 Earthtones, Sculptor and Curator, University Settlement, Beacon, New York
1998 BFA Graduation Exhibition, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts,Tallahassee, Florida
1997 Bang! The Gun as Image, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, Florida

Works

Armando Lerma
Stelr, 2017
Mixed media
50 × 73 in

Armando Lerma
Pink Deer
Mixed media on canvas
43 × 32 in

Armando Lerma
Plastico
Mixed media
43 × 36 in

Armando Lerma
Animales Exitcos , 2018
Mixed media
42 × 35 in

Armando Lerma
Super Mareo, 2018
Mixed media
42 × 35 in

Armando Lerma
Velma Dawson
Mixed media
50 × 38 in

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