Hernan Bas: We may even see the wind together
Schmidt Center Gallery
March 4 - April 10, 2004
Hernan Bas is prominent among young Miami artists who have been identified with the city's rising presence in the contemporary art world. His work is being recognized in New York's Whitney Art Museum's Biennial Exhibition.
Bas' installation fills the Schmidt Center Gallery. There is a projected two-channel video that fills one corner of the gallery, a sculptural tableau in the center of the gallery, two photographs and a single painting. The black and white images in the videos prominently feature a scene at the beach with several young men wading and swimming with makeshift shark fins strapped to their backs. These humorous images are interspersed with portrait-like images of the artist and other androgynous young men. The ocean theme of the video is referred to in the installation's single painting which features an octopus and sea shells.