New Wave Announces Second Iteration of Curated Artist-in-Residence Program in West Palm Beach

As the Lead Residency Partner, Rosemary Square Continues as Host Location of Transformative Initiative Spearheaded by New Wave Known for Highlighting Diverse and Underrepresented Communities

December 3, 2020

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – December 3, 2020 – Rosemary Square announces the second iteration of the New Wave Artist-in-Residence program, an organization founded by Sarah Gavlak with a mission to foster a vital dialogue around diversity, inclusivity, immigration, and equal rights for women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ communities through public and artist-in-residence programs for emerging artists from underrepresented communities.

December 2020 through summer 2021, the program will welcome three renowned artists and continue the legacy of art patronage by supporting artists working in a multitude of disciplines. New Wave offers financial support, exposure, and career development opportunities to each artist that they invite for a six-week stay. Rosemary Square, is providing housing at The Flats at Rosemary Square and a storefront studio space to support their contribution to the public discourse. Each artist will create temporary public artworks for the community to engage with during their residency underscoring Rosemary Square and West Palm Beach as one of the most prominent culture-forward and art-infused destinations in South Florida, home to the largest concentration of public art installed by a private company in Palm Beach County.

“When we set out to imagine Rosemary Square, we felt strongly that free, inclusive public art experiences have the power to transform cities. We were delighted to welcome Renzo Ortega, New Wave’s inaugural Artist-in-Residence this past summer, who brought an immersive, contemplative artistic expression surrounding immigration to the neighborhood and we look forward to continuing the dialogue and fostering change through the upcoming artists invited by New Wave,” says Gopal Rajegowda, Partner of Related Southeast.

“We’re delighted to continue to elevate important voices and support artists through our residency program that offers much needed time, space, and financial support, especially during times like this. This initiative is transformative for the South Florida region as we continue to advance our cultural conversations with art-world players, collectors, and community stakeholders who have the connections and financial ability to create real change in this discourse,” says Sarah Gavlak, founder of New Wave.

Below is a line-up of the artists confirmed for the 2020-2021 program, which spotlights emerging artists exploring the theme of self and collective identity and otherness through a variety of mediums.

  • Estelle Maisonett will be in residence at Rosemary Square from December 2020 - January 10, 2021. Maisonett is a Mexican Puerto Rican mixed media artist whose life-size assemblages aim to highlight intersectionality and reflect on preconceived notions of identity. Incorporating found objects, digital media, and sourced clothing, her collages are an archeological collection that documents the landscapes she navigates. Removing the figure, Maisonett investigates how personal associations to consumer products, materiality, and environment inform the interpretation of prescribed identity. A social and interactive process, her collages question how individuals create preconceived notions of value, economic status, race, culture, sexual orientation, and gender based on personal experiences. Maisonett will hold three virtual engagement opportunities during her stay. She will also be working in studio daily 11am-2pm and socially distanced studio visits can be made by appointment by emailing [email protected]
  • Joiri Minaya will be in residence at Rosemary Square from February 15-March 31, 2021. A Dominican-United Statesian multi-disciplinary visual artist, her works destabilize historic and contemporary representations of an imagined tropical identity. Navigating the global North / South informs her recent work, expanding her initial preoccupations around the body, domesticity, and gender roles into the landscape: unlearning, decolonizing and exorcizing larger systems. Her work explores the performativity of tropical identity as product: the performance of labor, decoration, beauty, leisure, service, and the (female, brown, black) body within it all. Minaya has exhibited internationally across the Caribbean and the U.S. and is a recipient of numerous grants including the Artadia grant, Nancy Graves Foundation Grant and more.
  • Asser Saint-Val will be in residence at Rosemary Square in Summer 2021. Born in Port-de-Paix, Haiti, he is a South Florida-based multi-disciplinary artist, painter, sculptor, installation artist, graphic designer and musician. His work explores Neuromelanin with an interest in spirituality and self-consciousness. He has had several solo and group shows throughout South Florida, North Carolina, and Tennessee as well as New York, Washington, DC and more. Internationally, Saint-val has exhibited in Argentina and throughout the Caribbean. In 2017, one of his installation’s was selected to represent Paris Perfume’s new cologne, Pour Un Homme CARON Sport during Miami Art Week.

During their residencies, guests can engage and connect with each artist during virtual conversations hosted on Instagram at @rosemarysquarewpb and @newwaveartwknd. West Palm Beach has become a cultural corridor of South Florida with an explosion of thought-provoking public art and this new initiative amplifies the integration of world-class art into the community. Related Companies has worked with New York based-Culture Corps to curate the neighborhood’s collection, paving the way for Rosemary Square’s trajectory as an unparalleled urban oasis destination for the arts. Rosemary Square is home to installations by Symmetry Labs, Jeppe Hein, Shilpa Gupta and 2,000+ feet of large-scale murals created by world-renowned and local artists including RETNA, Chalk and Brush, Frankie Cihi, Rico Gatson, Michael Craig-Martin and Greg Astro. Set to be unveiled in 2021 and commissioned in partnership with The West Palm Beach Art in Public Places (AiPP) Program and City of West Palm Beach, Material (SG) II by world-renowned London-based artist Yinka Shonibare, CBE, will anchor the outdoor plaza of 360 Rosemary. Related Companies’ public art installations complement nearby cultural institutions including the re-envisioned Norton Museum of Art designed by world-renowned architect Lord Norman Foster.

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New Wave’s mission is to foster a vital dialogue around diversity, inclusivity, immigration, and equal rights for women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ communities through public programs, and by hosting an artist-in-residence program for emerging artists from marginalized communities. New Wave's residency program offers exposure to some of the nation’s top collectors and art world players, the time and space to focus on creating work, as well as a $5,000 stipend to be spent as the artist wishes.

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