David Birks “Paraíso en Proceso” is the opening exhibit of Oficina de Proyectos Culturales (OPC), located in the center of Puerto Vallarta (Juarez & Aldama). The exhibit is a conceptual project that explores the recent history of Puerto Vallarta from the artist`s point of view, with the collaboration of other artists, architects and urban designers that use different supporters and media for the montage.
Puerto Vallarta is a city that transforms, with changing demographics, growing urban development and a fluctuant tourist population. The exhibit examines several facets of Puerto Vallarta, actual and past, with the intention to create a direct dialogue with the public.
Among the fifteen installations that the artist David Briks has prepared for this exhibit some of them involve the viewer in a direct fashion. “Proyecto de los Recuerdos” allows the visitor to gaze to the past through memories collected from photographs and documents of 20 families from Puerto Vallarta.
“Cajon Vallarta” is a “parklet” created by the architects Oscar Moran and Raul Henderson Jr. consisting of a parking space and a green area within the urban surrounding. The object is to promote a balance between the artificial and the natural, between the automobile and the pedestrian.
Oficina de Proyectos Culturales (OPC) is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting dialogue through exhibits, debates, forums and conferences about public art. Also to generate educational programs about art and awareness of the development of the city.
Davis Birks was born in Seattle Washington and arrived in Puerto Vallarta after completing his education at Arizona State University. His shows include important Galleries in Mexico, United States and Europe. His work is found in the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, and the Museo de Bellas Artes (Museum of Fine Arts) in Guadalajara.
Other collaborators to the project are Luis Echeverria, Edson Gomez, Raul Henderson Jr., Mary Koruga, Arturo Montero, Oscar Moràn, Ana Olivera, Heidi Padilla and Jorge Ramirez.
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