Arts Mean Business Breakfast: Federico Uribe presented by Forre’ & Co. Fine Art Gallery

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Business for the Arts Broward presents an Arts Means Business Breakfast on Friday, February 6 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. with world renowned Columbian conceptual artist Federico Uribe at the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, One East Las Olas Blvd.

Presented by Forre’ & Co. Fine Art Gallery, the event is free and begins with a breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and the guest presentation at 8 a.m. Uribe is known for his fascinating transformation of everyday objects into art. He creates sculptures which are not sculpted but constructed and woven in all kinds of ways, curious and unpredictable, intricate and compulsive. Individual works and whole-room installations are made entirely out of common everyday objects like thousands of shoes, colored pencils and shoe laces. He has received international recognition with exhibits in New York City, Italy, Spain, Mexico and Germany.

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Check out the video below of Uribe as he installs and describes his work:

http://vimeo.com/31547267

“Most of my work is based on words”, says Uribe, “I sometimes start with a name and look for my objects, sometimes the object makes me think of the word, and I exploit it to create a work.” Humor, beauty and love are essentially what remain in the memory of the viewer of Uribe’s work. For an artist who comes from a country that has been at war for almost half a century, this achievement is a way of reconciliation with life: “I have the hope,” says Uribe, “that people who relate to my sculptures and live with them, will see the love I put into them. I want people to feel that I do this with a lot of careful attention and the purpose of beauty. I give my life to my work and I want people to see it.”

To RSVP for the breakfast call 954-940-5344 or email rvegas@bfabroward.org.

Free guided museum tours will follow the presentation.

For more information about Uribe, visit www.federicouribe.com.