Featuring the work of Adam Handler & Luis ‘Zimad’ Lamboy

Artists Adam Handler and Luis ‘Zimad’ Lamboy come together for a two-person exhibition at the Gold Coast Arts Center opening on Sunday, May 7th, 2017 from 4-7pm. Artists will be in attendance for the reception, which is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view through September 15th, 2017.

One can see in these two artist’s work an interconnected world where even though the shapes and figures are similar in aspect, their individual styles nonetheless distinguish each of them as unique.Themes and stories begin to unravel, as each artist enters a creative crossroad  between the past and the present. The balance of color and contrast contribute to the captivating mood, which is dreamlike and ever changing.”  -Jude Amsel, Curator


Adam Handler
Adam Handler was born in Queens NY and grew up on Long Island. As a young child and adolescent, he spent countless hours at his grandparents framing factory in New York City. There, his passion for the arts grew and it became inevitable that he too would discover the many possibilities of art. As a college student, Handler studied Life Drawing in Italy and went on to graduate from Purchase College with a major in Art History. He has also studied craft design with Jorge Nieves and printing color photography with Debra Mesa-Pelly. Handler has exhibited his work in New York City, Greenwich CT, Canada, and Texas. Handler has no plans of slowing down and continues to create new series of works, which include painting, sculpture and drawing.
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Luis ‘Zimad’ Lamboy
Luis Zimad Lamboy was born in the South Bronx in 1965. In the late 1970’s he began his career as a graffiti and street artist, which has heavily influenced his style and global brand. He attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC between 1988 and 1990 where he studied textile Surface designing after being awarding a scholarship. As a self taught artist, he began to combine his skills with formal training in design to develop the unique and contemporary styles he is best known for today.

His first show was in 1984 at Fashion Moda, a gallery best known for first showcasing graffiti art in NYC. Since then, he has showed and sold his work globally including exhibitions in the United States, Russia, France, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Philippines, Vietnam, Ecuador, Panama and Netherlands. His clients include many major brands such as Nike, MTV, Modello, Corona, Red Bull, Lions Gate Films, Jacob & Co. and State Farm as well as many private clients and celebrities. He has appeared in dozens of documentaries and has been interviewed and invited to participate in shows and projects all over the world.
His influences come from Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Jean Michele Basquiat and, Jeff Koons. Luis Lamboy sees art as a living timeless force. He lives and breathes art and sees it in everything from architecture, to nature. His works incorporate his experiences and histories often forgotten lessons, which he hopes will educate and inspire people all over the world for generations to come.
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