Gallery Hopping on Thursdays: November 14, 2013

Heighten your senses with two stimulating exhibitions opening this week in Boca Raton, Florida, and Madrid, Spain that feature thought-provoking compositions and intense color palettes. Although each artist works with different media, Mauro Perucchetti, Lluis Barba, and José Manuel Broto capture the attention of their audiences by expanding on the visual components and socially conscientious elements that garnered Pop Art and abstraction enduring admiration from 20th-century viewers.

Mauro Perucchetti Sculpture & Lluis Barba Photographs will be on view from November 14 to January 4 at 608 Banyan Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431.

Self Portrait—Andy Warhol by Lluis Barba

Lluis Barba, Self Portrait—Andy Warhol, 2011, diasec-mounted photograph, Baker Sponder Gallery, Boca Raton, FL

In south Florida, Baker Sponder Gallery will be presenting Mauro Perucchetti’s whimsical sculptures and Lluis Barba’s Pop-Art-inspired photographs side by side in an exhibition that explores contemporary consumerism and the use of appropriation in art. At first glance, Perucchetti’s resin Jelly Babies seems light-hearted and even comical, but viewers will find that they are overflowing with social critique reminiscent of the ideals championed by the Italian Arte Povera movement. The politically charged figures are simplified in form and rendered in vibrant colors in order to appeal to the masses in the manner of pop culture. In turn, Barba’s photographic compositions, packed with references spanning the entirety of art history, call to mind Richard Hamilton’s iconic collage, Just What Is it That Makes Today’s Homes So Different So Appealing, 1956.

Broto: Secos Arabescos will be on view from November 14 to January 4 at Villanueva, 30, 28001 Madrid, Spain.

Peonien XVI by Gabriella Gerosa

José Manuel Broto, Secos Arabescos XIV, 2013, acrylic on canvas, Fernández-Braso, Madrid, Spain

The prolific painter José Manuel Broto (Spanish, b.1949), known for his audacious brush work and his use of primary colors to create energizing neo-abstract work, will be showing his latest series, entitled Secos Arabescos, at Fernández-Braso. The gallery, which boasts its own collection of Broto paintings, will run the striking exhibition through the rest of the year. An ongoing exhibition that explores the influence of music in the artist’s work is currently on view at the Majorcan museum, Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Broto materializes color into organic forms that pulsate within the canvas, forcing viewers to gravitate closer and closer to his chromatic ensemble of plasticity.

Browse openings by city to see where art can be found in your town!

Bangkok, Thailand
Erwin Wurm: The Discipline of Subjectivity at 100 Tonson Gallery
November 14–January 5, 2014
100 Soi Tonson Ploenchit Road, Lumpinee Patumwan, Bangkok, 10330 Thailand

Coral Gables, FL
A Night In Havana at H Benitez Fine Art Gallery
November 14, 2013
305 Alcazar Avenue, Suite #4, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Michael Kunert: Begegnungen im Zwielicht at Art Virus Ltd.
November 14–December 2, 2013
Bergesgrundweg 3, 60599 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Munich, Germany
Karoline Bröckel: Unterwegs. Bleistiftzeichnungen at Galerie Biedermann
November 14–December 20, 2013
Barer Straße 44, Rückgebäude, 80799 Munich, Germany

New York, NY
Helmut Federle: The Ferner Paintings at Peter Blum
November 14–January 4, 2014
20 W. 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

Mary Frank: Elemental Expression: Sculpture & Recent Work at DC Moore Gallery
November 14–December 21, 2013
535 W. 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011

Nurnberg, Germany
Leszek Skurski at Galerie VON & VON
November 14–January 18, 2014
Lorenzerstrasse 31, 90402 Nurnberg, Germany

Paris, France
Yoshihiko Ueda at Galerie Tamenaga
November 14–December 5, 2013
18 Avenue Matignon, 75008 Paris, France

San Francisco, CA
Ranu Mukherjee: Apparitions at Gallery Wendi Norris
November 14–December 21, 2013
161 Jessie Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Dangerous Beauty at Lucy Garcia Gallery
November 14–30, 2013
Calle Tetelo Vargas No.15, Torre Minery XXII Apt. 5B, Naco, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Zurich, Switzerland
Alexander Zschokke: Stadtbilder & Landschaften (Zurich) at MARCdePUECHREDON
November 14–December 2, 2013
Zuerichbergstrasse 21, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland