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mtn space mtn space is an artist owned gallery which opened in January of 2021 located in downtown Lake Worth Beach. Appointments available upon request.
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Programming will feature curated exhibits by emerging and established artists showcasing accessible contemporary artwork. Please contact us at [email protected]

Please join us today at 5:30pm for the opening of Manuela Gonzalez: The Aesthetics of Care ✨Stemming from the multi-face...
01/05/2024

Please join us today at 5:30pm for the opening of Manuela Gonzalez: The Aesthetics of Care ✨

Stemming from the multi-faceted tradition of textiles, Gonzalez’s work situates the medium in dialogue with conventions of abstraction while paying homage to its roots in domesticity and care.

Gonzalez, originally from Colombia, grew up in a household and culture where women were responsible for the meticulous curation of the domestic landscape. Materials used to create this oft-unexamined visual language — wallpaper, linens, curtains, bedding, and other fabrics — serve as the basis for Gonzalez’s oeuvre, bringing textiles to the forefront and honoring them beyond their assigned function as backdrops to everyday life.

An avid researcher of fashion and interior design, in addition to textile history, Gonzalez also addresses the importance of these traditionally feminine subjects’ influence on western art history and the development of painting, both stylistic and material. The erasure of this influence stands in contrast to the celebration of white, mostly male artists credited with the invention of abstraction, though Gonzalez doesn’t seek to exalt one over the other — instead, her work highlights their connection and invites viewers to, “examine the present and historical conditions necessary for the existence of these objects and traditions.”

This connection is formally referenced: “Through my work the patches of fabric — the small floral patterns and color combinations found in wallpaper, in kitchen tiles, in my brother’s shirts — are in dialogue with Agnes Martin’s grid, with Jack Whitten’s texture and light, with Howardena Pindell’s touch, Carmen Herrera’s geometries, with Mary Heilmann’s drips, with Alan Shields’ materiality, with a history of painting deeply rooted in emotionally detached, conceptual thinking.”

“Just like Jack Whitten describes his work as a vessel for emotion, for spirit, my work is a vessel for the spirit of care, of my childhood, of the generations of women who developed the technologies necessary not just for fabric, but for painting to exist in the service of nurturing and supporting their loved ones.”

01/05/2024

TOMORROW! Friday, January 5 at 530pm join at for the opening reception of her solo exhibition “Manuela Gonzalez: The Aesthetics of Care.” Congratulations Manuela!!

Please join us next Friday, January 5th at 5:30pm, for the opening reception of “Manuela Gonzalez: The Aesthetics of Car...
12/29/2023

Please join us next Friday, January 5th at 5:30pm, for the opening reception of “Manuela Gonzalez: The Aesthetics of Care” 🧵

Untitled, 2023
Acrylic on mixed fabrics
41 x 32 inches

This week is the last chance to see Marcela Ramos Castillo: Back to the Garden... 🍃 The show will be open until Friday, ...
12/19/2023

This week is the last chance to see Marcela Ramos Castillo: Back to the Garden... 🍃 The show will be open until Friday, December 22nd — be sure to stop by!

We are pleased to announce “Manuela Gonzalez: The Aesthetics of Care” opening Friday, January 5th, at 5:30pm. Stemming f...
12/15/2023

We are pleased to announce “Manuela Gonzalez: The Aesthetics of Care” opening Friday, January 5th, at 5:30pm.

Stemming from the multi-faceted tradition of textiles, Gonzalez’s work situates the medium in dialogue with conventions of abstraction while paying homage to its roots in domesticity and care.

Gonzalez, originally from Colombia, grew up in a household and culture where women were responsible for the meticulous curation of the domestic landscape. Materials used to create this oft-unexamined visual language — wallpaper, linens, curtains, bedding, and other fabrics — serve as the basis for Gonzalez’s oeuvre, bringing textiles to the forefront and honoring them beyond their assigned function as backdrops to everyday life.

An avid researcher of fashion and interior design, in addition to textile history, Gonzalez also addresses the importance of these traditionally feminine subjects’ influence on western art history and the development of painting, both stylistic and material. The erasure of this influence stands in contrast to the celebration of white, mostly male artists credited with the invention of abstraction, though Gonzalez doesn’t seek to exalt one over the other — instead, her work highlights their connection and invites viewers to, “examine the present and historical conditions necessary for the existence of these objects and traditions.”

This connection is formally referenced: “Through my work the patches of fabric — the small floral patterns and color combinations found in wallpaper, in kitchen tiles, in my brother’s shirts — are in dialogue with Agnes Martin’s grid, with Jack Whitten’s texture and light, with Howardena Pindell’s touch, Carmen Herrera’s geometries, with Mary Heilmann’s drips, with Alan Shields’ materiality, with a history of painting deeply rooted in emotionally detached, conceptual thinking.”

“Just like Jack Whitten describes his work as a vessel for emotion, for spirit, my work is a vessel for the spirit of care, of my childhood, of the generations of women who developed the technologies necessary not just for fabric, but for painting to exist in the service of nurturing and supporting their loved ones.”

We are so pleased to have works available by the Brooklyn-based Leah Tacha — be sure to stop by our project space to see...
12/12/2023

We are so pleased to have works available by the Brooklyn-based Leah Tacha — be sure to stop by our project space to see this new installation ✨

Detail:
Reach, 2022
Intaglio, Chine collé, and pronto plate print on Hahnemühle paper
29 1/4 x 20 3/4 inches
Edition 1/1

“Pale T***y Venus" by Marcela Ramos Castillo 2022Oil on canvas20 x 16 inches
12/08/2023

“Pale T***y Venus" by Marcela Ramos Castillo

2022
Oil on canvas
20 x 16 inches

Installation view of work by Melissa Delprete & Juan Alberto Negroni ✨
12/05/2023

Installation view of work by Melissa Delprete & Juan Alberto Negroni ✨

“Renovations I" by Marcela Ramos CastilloOil on canvas 40 x 32 inchesThis surreal piece removes the anticipatory nature ...
12/01/2023

“Renovations I" by Marcela Ramos Castillo

Oil on canvas
40 x 32 inches

This surreal piece removes the anticipatory nature of the male gaze — the action has already occurred, and not by the spectator; his power is removed in the process

A peek into the studio ~and mind~ of Marcela Ramos Castillo We had the pleasure of visiting  Boca Raton/BRIC location ma...
11/28/2023

A peek into the studio ~and mind~ of Marcela Ramos Castillo

We had the pleasure of visiting Boca Raton/BRIC location many times while planning this exhibition, and we're very thankful for everything they do ❤️

Small-scale studies by Marcela Ramos Castillo 🐊
11/20/2023

Small-scale studies by Marcela Ramos Castillo 🐊

Marcela Ramos Castillo, Soy Playera Pero No Hay Playa2022Oil on canvas45.5 x 68 inches
11/16/2023

Marcela Ramos Castillo, Soy Playera Pero No Hay Playa

2022
Oil on canvas
45.5 x 68 inches

Please join us today at 6pm for the opening of "Marcela Ramos Castillo: Back to the Garden..." 🌿"Painting and sculpture ...
11/11/2023

Please join us today at 6pm for the opening of "Marcela Ramos Castillo: Back to the Garden..." 🌿

"Painting and sculpture are tools through which I create rituals of permanence, confrontation, and significance in the midst of transience, degradation, and dispensability aimed at myself and my community. Bright colors, curated tropical suburban imagery, and the frequent repetition of grass blades serve as appeasing backdrops to figures, bodies, and gestures, no longer relegated to the shadows, that challenge the viewer with their unwavering gaze. 

I utilize the stylistic contrasts between the figure, objects, and the space to create a distance between them. The distance and tension between naturalistically rendered human forms and flattened, abstracted landscapes is at times subtle and at others vigorous, emphasizing the fluctuating artificiality of these constructs and the relationships between them and the public sphere. 

This glitch creates a space to deconstruct, decode, and critique the pitting of the Other against the laws and supposed realities of the 'land.' Who made the land? Who owns it? Who gets to live on it? Who answers?" 

Marcela Ramos Castillo (b. 1992; Los Angeles, CA) currently lives and works in South Florida. She received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI (2014). She is currently a full-time Visual Arts educator at Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach. 

"Back to the Garden..." will be on view through December 22, 2023. 

Please join us next Saturday, November 11th at 6pm for the opening of "Marcela Ramos Castillo: Back to the Garden..." Gr...
11/03/2023

Please join us next Saturday, November 11th at 6pm for the opening of "Marcela Ramos Castillo: Back to the Garden..."

Grass Under Woman, 2020
Oil on canvas
24 x 30 inches

Next week is the last chance to see "Ates Isildak: Pantransitions" 🌹 Be sure to visit before the show closes on November...
10/27/2023

Next week is the last chance to see "Ates Isildak: Pantransitions" 🌹 Be sure to visit before the show closes on November 4th! 

Selected studies by John SkiboDetails: Boxed II, 2021Oil on panel6.5 x 10 inchesResting, 2022Oil on panel9 x 12 inchesTh...
10/25/2023

Selected studies by John Skibo

Details:

Boxed II, 2021
Oil on panel
6.5 x 10 inches

Resting, 2022
Oil on panel
9 x 12 inches

The King, 2022
Oil on panel
6 x 9 inches

10/20/2023

We are so pleased to announce (and thar we are proud of) long time Marcela Ramos Castillo for obtaining a well deserved gallery show coming up in at the prestigious ! Save the date!

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We are pleased to announce "Marcela Ramos Castillo: Back to the Garden..." opening Saturday, November 11th, from 6-8pm.

"Throughout my life, I've been deconstructing my existence as a Mexican American woman in a mixed-status immigrant family, and exploring how these experiences fit into the greater dialogues concerning the Latin American diaspora, particularly in the United States.

Despite these qualities being intrinsically tied to my sense of identity, I was not empowered to speak about them, as there are real-life consequences that could arise from exposing myself and my family to scrutiny. However, it is through this submersion in silence that injustice and marginalization is allowed to flourish, impregnating the social consciousness with an adulterated conceptualization of belonging, one that serves to preserve power within its historical and institutional havens.

It is a rebellion against this silence that has motivated my interests in investigating the very structures and dynamics of power that have affected my community, as well as interrogating the narratives that influence our sense of selves and the various manifestations of the Other."

Marcela Ramos Castillo (b. 1992, Los Angeles, CA) currently lives and works in South Florida. She received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI (2014). She is currently a full-time Visual Arts educator at Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL.

"Back to the Garden..." will be on view through December 22nd.

Pigeons, 2021
Oil on canvas
48 x 48 inches

We are pleased to announce "Marcela Ramos Castillo: Back to the Garden..." opening Saturday, November 11th, from 6-8pm."...
10/19/2023

We are pleased to announce "Marcela Ramos Castillo: Back to the Garden..." opening Saturday, November 11th, from 6-8pm.

"Throughout my life, I've been deconstructing my existence as a Mexican American woman in a mixed-status immigrant family, and exploring how these experiences fit into the greater dialogues concerning the Latin American diaspora, particularly in the United States. 

Despite these qualities being intrinsically tied to my sense of identity, I was not empowered to speak about them, as there are real-life consequences that could arise from exposing myself and my family to scrutiny. However, it is through this submersion in silence that injustice and marginalization is allowed to flourish, impregnating the social consciousness with an adulterated conceptualization of belonging, one that serves to preserve power within its historical and institutional havens. 

It is a rebellion against this silence that has motivated my interests in investigating the very structures and dynamics of power that have affected my community, as well as interrogating the narratives that influence our sense of selves and the various manifestations of the Other." 

Marcela Ramos Castillo (b. 1992, Los Angeles, CA) currently lives and works in South Florida. She received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI (2014). She is currently a full-time Visual Arts educator at Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL. 

"Back to the Garden..." will be on view through December 22nd. 

Pigeons, 2021
Oil on canvas
48 x 48 inches

Several series by Juan Alberto Negroni on view in our project space 🌿Serenos, 2019Mixed media on canvas16 x 12 inches, e...
10/10/2023

Several series by Juan Alberto Negroni on view in our project space 🌿

Serenos, 2019
Mixed media on canvas
16 x 12 inches, each

Items, 2020
Acrylic on canvas
20 x 16 inches, each

Archipiélagos, 2015-6
Discarded paintings and drawings, scrapbook paper, acrylic, paint, gouache, and ink on paper
11 x 8.5 inches, each

Ates Isildak's new series of photo experimentations feature warped visions of earth, heaven, hell, and South Florida — a...
09/30/2023

Ates Isildak's new series of photo experimentations feature warped visions of earth, heaven, hell, and South Florida — a direct comment on the dangers of blurring the line between church and state 

4 x 4 inches, each

Mumbi by Ates IsildakDigital photograph print24 x 36 inches
09/28/2023

Mumbi by Ates Isildak

Digital photograph print
24 x 36 inches

Shoutout to our crew 💖   One day we will get a photo with the mystical
09/23/2023

Shoutout to our crew 💖



One day we will get a photo with the mystical

Please join us today at 6pm for the opening of "Ates Isildak: Pantransitions" ✨ Live music by Richard Vergez of Night Fo...
09/16/2023

Please join us today at 6pm for the opening of "Ates Isildak: Pantransitions" ✨ Live music by Richard Vergez of Night Foundation will begin around 7:30pm ✨

Inspired by gender fluidity, sexual ambiguity, and intersectionality, Isildak works across various media to spark a celebration of what was once taboo, exuberantly express marginalized communities, and ultimately flout repression.

On view will be the complete body of Isildak’s Polaroid photography, including imagery from his portrait series, "Practicing our own magic, summoning only ourselves," as well as candid fe**sh and experimental works. These will be displayed alongside a series of the artist’s well-known digital portraiture, in which Isildak uses color manipulation to capture and subvert conventional expressions of beauty and sexuality.

Isildak’s video collaboration "Fabulous Muscles," featuring Roger Jackson and Kevin Laurore, will be on view for the duration of the exhibition. Referencing a song of the same name by American experimental band Xiu Xiu, "Fabulous Muscles" is an attempt to capture the experience of the male gaze toward BIPOC while grappling with the artist’s role behind the camera.

"Pantransitions" will also debut Isildak’s newest series of photo experimentations: warped visions of earth, heaven, hell, and South Florida — a direct comment on the dangers of blurring the lines between church and state.

Ates Isildak is a recipient of the 2019-20 South Florida Cultural Consortium, and received third place in the South Florida Cultural Council’s 2021 Biennial. He recently premiered an Art in Public Places documentary at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. In addition to the Norton, his work has been shown at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale; Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami; Spectrum Miami; and the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County. His video work has been featured by Medium, Troma, Spin, FLOOD Magazine, Office Magazine, Consequence of Sound, and VICE.

Please join us on Saturday, September 16th at 6pm for the opening of "Ates Isildak: Pantransitions" 📸 Live music by Rich...
09/07/2023

Please join us on Saturday, September 16th at 6pm for the opening of "Ates Isildak: Pantransitions" 📸 Live music by Richard Vergez of Night Foundation to begin at 7pm 

Rosa, 2022
Digital photograph print
24 x 18 inches 

We are pleased to announce "Ates Isildak: Pantransitions" opening Saturday, September 16th. A reception will take place ...
08/24/2023

We are pleased to announce "Ates Isildak: Pantransitions" opening Saturday, September 16th. A reception will take place on the 16th from 6-8pm featuring live music from of Night Foundation.

Inspired by gender fluidity, sexual ambiguity, and intersectionality, Isildak works across various media to spark a celebration of what was once taboo, exuberantly express marginalized communities, and ultimately flout repression.

On view will be the complete body of Isildak’s Polaroid photography, including imagery from his portrait series, "Practicing our own magic, summoning only ourselves," as well as candid fe**sh and experimental works. These will be displayed alongside a series of the artist’s well-known digital portraiture, in which Isildak uses color manipulation to capture and subvert conventional expressions of beauty and sexuality.

Isildak’s video collaboration "Fabulous Muscles," featuring Roger Jackson and Kevin Laurore, will be on view for the duration of the exhibition. Referencing a song of the same name by American experimental band Xiu Xiu, "Fabulous Muscles" is an attempt to capture the experience of the male gaze toward BIPOC while grappling with the artist’s role behind the camera.

"Pantransitions" will also debut Isildak’s newest series of photo experimentations: warped visions of earth, heaven, hell, and South Florida — a direct comment on the dangers of blurring the lines between church and state.

Ates Isildak is a recipient of the 2019-20 South Florida Cultural Consortium, and received third place in the South Florida Cultural Council’s 2021 Biennial. He recently premiered an Art in Public Places documentary at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. In addition to the Norton, his work has been shown at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale; Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami; Spectrum Miami; and the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County. His video work has been featured by Medium, Troma, Spin, FLOOD Magazine, Office Magazine, Consequence of Sound, and VICE.

"Ates Isildak: Pantransitions" will be on view through Saturday, November 4th.

August 5th is the last chance to see our Annual Summer Show — be sure to stop by before it closes ☀️couch
07/27/2023

August 5th is the last chance to see our Annual Summer Show — be sure to stop by before it closes ☀️
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Melissa Meyer, "Untitled Brights" and "Untitled B&W" from 2013Oil on canvas12 x 12 inches, each“I strongly identify with...
07/07/2023

Melissa Meyer, "Untitled Brights" and "Untitled B&W" from 2013

Oil on canvas
12 x 12 inches, each

“I strongly identify with the importance of change as a commitment to my visual art and way of working. Through gesture, line, shape-making, and color, I have experimented in different scales, formats, materials, and approaches, and yet there is a thread that is consistent throughout these changes, a particular energy I make visible. My goal is to continue to reinvent myself without severing my connections to Abstract Expressionism, more particularly, to the brushstroke and drawing in paint.” 

Melissa Meyer is an American artist known for her calligraphic abstract paintings. From the earliest stages of her career, Meyer has been creating fluid, gestural compositions of harmonious, sumptuous color in all-over patterns, navigating line and form with a graceful touch. Seemingly loose, unbridled brushstrokes are reigned in by an underlying grid pattern which brings an inherent orderliness to the organic structure of her work.

A closer look at Renee Phillips' Meditation Series 🧘‍♀️Latex and spray paint on woodApproximately 8 x 10 inches, eachAs ...
06/27/2023

A closer look at Renee Phillips' Meditation Series 🧘‍♀️

Latex and spray paint on wood
Approximately 8 x 10 inches, each

As a process-based artist inspired by macro and micro visions of Earth’s surface, Renee Phillips explores the layering of color and manipulation of paint to achieve sculptural-like results that droop, ripple, crack, and pool off of the surface. Using color as the raw material, she navigates the line between painting and sculpture. She received her BA in Fine Art from University of Miami, FL, and continued her art education at the University of Paris, France, and the School of Visual Arts in NYC. She is currently an Artists in Residence at the Arts Warehouse in Delray Beach, FL.

Melissa Delprete, Split, 2020 💖Oil on wood panel20 x 15 inchesMelissa Delprete’s paintings and drawings are informed by ...
06/23/2023

Melissa Delprete, Split, 2020 💖

Oil on wood panel
20 x 15 inches

Melissa Delprete’s paintings and drawings are informed by a dedicated doodle practice which travels with her almost everywhere she goes. Layers of lines and organic shapes take on forms which interact within atmospheres of washed colors on unprimed masonite, linen, and wood. Melissa received her BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art, and received her MS in Art Education. 

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