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Praxis International Art
541 West 25th Street, 212-772-9478
May 19 - July 9, 2011
Reception: Thursday, May 19, 6 - 8 PM
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Praxis International Art is pleased to present flybabyboyfly, a solo exhibition of works by David Antonio Cruz (b. 1975, Puerto Rico). A reception to celebrate the opening will be held at 541 West 25th Street, on Thursday May 19th, from 6-8 pm.

Cruz’s exhibition consists of four distinct but interrelated bodies of work including mixed media paintings, sculpture, audio and video work. His work demonstrates a queer, diasporic, psychological space that is constantly shifting. His background has set the stage for his artistic investigation of the interstitial and undefined spaces as he navigates between fixed points and undefined realms. In the thick of a lush dream forest, a noisy traffic-filled street, or the cold sterility of a vacant interior the characters in his work begin their performances, activating these worlds with a strange brew of love, frustration, multiplicity, fantasy, memory, and madness.

David Antonio Cruz currently lives and works in Brooklyn. He received his BFA from Pratt Institute, continued his studies at Skowhegan School of Painting and earned his MFA at Yale University School of Art. His work has been exhibited widely in institutions and galleries, including museums like The Jersey City Museum, El Museo del Barrio, The Bronx Museum and El Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico. David Antonio Cruz has been awarded numerous grants and awards, such as Artist in the Marketplace, National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts Award, Presidential Scholar in the Arts, Urban Artist Initiative Award, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Fellowship Grant Award, among others.
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