09.19.2003

JOSÉ LERMA at Southfirst

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Date/Time: 19/09/2003 12:00 am


SOUTHFIRST: PRESENTS
JOSÉ LERMA
TWO BEATS OFF
19 September – 31 October, 2003
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, 19 September 6–9 PM
SOUTHFIRST gallery is proud to present the first New York solo exhibition
of Spanish-born Puerto Rican artist José Lerma.
TWO BEATS OFF, an exhibition of oil paintings, will be on view from 19 September – 31 October, 2003.
The show features oil paintings Lerma created during his stay at the artist residency program Skowhegan
this summer. Lerma has previously exhibited in a solo show at 7/3 Split in Chicago, and a two-person show
at Southfirst about which The New York Times wrote, “He’s very good.”
José Lerma was born in Sevilla, Spain in 1971 and received an MFA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
He recently completed a year of teaching painting at the Escuela des Artes Plasticas, San Juan, Puerto Rico,
where he worked with the studio program M&M Proyectos. He is a recipient of a Glassell Core Program fellowship
and will begin residency in Texas this September, and he was recently nominated for a Tiffany Grant.
>> Opening reception: Friday, 19th September, 6PM-9PM in conjunction
with the Williamsburg Gallery Association “THIRD FRIDAYS” event (26 galleries in Williamsburg are open
until 9 PM every third Friday of each month through December).
The gallery is located on 60 N6th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Gallery hours: Fri & Sat 1-9 PM, Sun 1-7 PM
and by appointment. Subway: L train to Bedford Avenue. For more information, please contact gallery director
Maika Pollack at 718 599 4884 or maika@southfirst.org.
S O U T H F I R S T
60 N6th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211
phone 718 599 4884
www.southfirst.org
SOUTHFIRST: UPCOMING
JANE CALLISTER
STICKER PROJECTS AND WORKS ON PAPER
NOVEMBER – DECEMBER, 2003
for more information, please contact the gallery at 718 599 4884
José Lerma, Pink Polo Shirt
oil on canvas, 2003

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