September 18th - October 30th, 2016
Eddie Arroyo (born 1976) works and lives in Miami, FL. His paintings utilize impressionistic techniques to document facets of regional aesthetics. Arroyo explores realities of gentrification and its influence on neighborhoods. Accelerated commerce that assesses value among different cultures within an urban community is an essential factor contributing to his work. Curiosity in the relational tension between real estate developers, artists, and local residents inform his practice. Arroyo received a BFA from Florida International University in 2001 and exhibited his work at Girls' Club Collection, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Locust Projects, and Little Haiti Cultural Complex. Solo shows include exhibitions at the Bakehouse Art Complex, Swampspace, and the CS Gallery. His journalistic work has been published on the websites 'Art is About' and 'The Miami Rail.'
"Nothing in this world is commonplace. An artist should have an innocent eye, to which nothing is either beautiful or ugly, but full of interest and worthy of recording." I wrote those sentences on a brochure for an exhibition of Charles Burchfield paintings I saw many years ago. They were probably from printed material on view at the show, and I assume they are the words of Burchfield.
My work reflects what I see in the world around me. This includes objects, animals, vegetables and minerals, indoors and outdoors.