On the Move with Artist Laurence Gartel

Posted on 12 January 2018 by LeslieM

By Rachel Galvin

Figuring out where local artist Laurence Gartel is right now is a little like “Where’s Waldo?” After all, he is not one to sit around Boca Raton; he is more likely jet setting half a world away. Recently, this “Father of Digital Art” was in Italy for an extended stint for his Hyp Pop show showcasing his work next to Andy Warhol’s. But he came back to SoFla with a vengeance.

Gartel explained, “Since my traveling exhibition in Europe, “Warhol vs. Gartel Hyp Pop,” which has gone to several Italian cities, as well as exclusive book signings in Switzerland, I have been working on a new book and preparing for this upcoming exhibition in Pompano. Additionally, I created three new ART CARS for Art Basel and will be displaying them at various venues throughout the New Year, like at Art Ft. Lauderdale (Jan. 24-28). SuperCar Week in West Palm (Jan. 6 –14), Foto Fusion (Jan. 23-27) and other locations. People will get to see one at the Pompano showcase.”

Yes, touring all around Art Basel showing off dynamic art cars and being on the scene wherever he could, Gartel garnered quite a lot of attention. Next, he will be speaking at Art Ft. Lauderdale. And, after that, he is bringing his artistic creations right back here to Pompano Beach for a special exhibition that is going to bring not only a lot of attention to the area and his art, but also will bring in dignitaries from all around. The show is slated to run Feb. 22 – March 8, 2018 (pending approval) at the new Pompano Beach Cultural Center, but the date has already changed once, so it could be shifted again (More details soon).

After visiting all these grand locales around the world, “Why Pompano?” I asked, to which he responded, “Pompano has committed itself to be a new arts region. There will be artist housing, artist studios, the cultural amphitheatre and the new cultural center. There will be an exhibition space, a lecture/multiple use environment (hopefully, having diverse programming and cross cultural events). Included there is going to be a Digital Media Center. This is, of course, my area of interest and I hope to have great input into the direction this area goes in. As a visionary and pioneer of this field, I have clear concepts which I hope to implement. The goal is to further enrich lives through the development of art and technology.”

He added, “When I started, Digital Media did not exist, so the world has come a very long way in 40 years. It has literally taken a lifetime but it is worth the effort to change the shape of our civilization.”

Back in the day, it was Gartel who introduced Andy Warhol to digital art, after meeting him at Studio 54. His work was the official artwork for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, part of an Absolut Vodka campaign…He has created work for the likes of Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears… The list goes on and on of what he has accomplished through the years.

His upcoming Pompano exhibition, he said will “include a variety of images, as well as processes that have been explored over time. From electronic images that have been photographed off the video monitor screens with a still camera mounted on a tripod, to black and white orthographic prints, Iris prints, thermal graphic prints, large scale ink-jet prints, as well as 3D ‘sculptural’ works. There will also be works created with a 3D drawing pen, so there will be a variety of images. The other ‘surprise’ will be a wall of media created from the history of my career…This is most unique.”

The title of his exhibit is a name he used 30 years ago as the title of his first book, which was published in 1989: ‘Laurence Gartel: A Cybernetic Romance.

The ‘romance,’” he explained, “is between ‘Artist and Machine,” adding, “Early on, it was questionable how a creative person could use a computer to release aesthetic ideas and concepts, as Rembrandt, Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet, Manet and every other artist through the centuries did. This was a revolution to be sure which the entire world now embraces. It is mind blowing when you think of it — to change an entire culture through an artist’s vision.”

After this, what could be next for this artist who is always on-the-go?

What’s next,” he said, “is to work on several concepts of books. I have so much work. Meeting new people around the world helps stimulate the artistic mind. I have been most fortunate to travel to Australia, India, Spain, Russia, Austria, Japan, Switzerland and Norway, to name a few. Travel is definitely in my future and so are the ART CARS that I love so much.”

For more on the Laurence Gartel, visit https://gartelmuseum.weebly.com/commissions.html.

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 11 January 2018 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Dec. 26: Someone entered two sheds at Breezy Hill Resort at 800 NE 48 St. and stole stereo equipment.

Dec. 26: A man reported his vehicle stolen from 18 SE 9 St.

Dec. 26: A man reported that someone entered his vehicle parked at 2020 NE 2 St. and stole a wallet, a Florida driver’s license and credit cards.

Dec. 29: A woman reported a burglary attempt at her home at 1520 SE 4 Ct.

Dec. 29: A man living in an assisted living facility reported that he was missing $310. The incident was reported at 51 W. Sample Rd.

Dec. 29: A man reported his vehicle stolen. The incident was reported at 321 NW 3 Ave.

Lighthouse Point

Dec. 17: The victim was riding his motorcycle between his residence and the tennis courts. When he arrived at the tennis courts at 3600 N. Federal Hwy., he discovered his tennis bag containing racquets and prescription glasses were missing. The loss was $900.

Dec. 19: The victim, who lives in the 3500 block of NE 27 Avenue, said he lost his wallet two years ago and has been the victim of identity theft. The wallet contained his driver’s license, social security card and credit cards.

Dec. 19: Various groups of people have been stealing packages from porches and police identified three subjects who were caught at 2300 NE 49 St. with $200 in packages in their possession.

(This is a partial list. For Deerfield Beach Crime Watch in full, visit www.DFB.City and click on “Sign Me Up” to receive the city wide report.)

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 04 January 2018 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Dec. 19: A woman reported that someone stole $2,300 in cash and five gold chains at 4337 NW 6 Ave.

Dec. 19: A woman reported that someone entered a vehicle and stole a wallet with credit cards at 218 SW 2 St.

Dec. 19: A man reported the theft of his personal tools at 812 SE 14 St.

Dec. 19: A man said that he believes a former tenant stole a refrigerator and tools before leaving. The incident was reported at 207 NE 52 St.

Dec. 19: A man was arrested and charged with battery. He physically attacked his girlfriend of six years. The incident was reported at 248 SE 9 Ave.

Lighthouse Point

Dec. 5: The victim who lives in the 2700 block of NE 48 St. said someone used her identity to open accounts.

Dec. 8: The victim said she moved to the city recently and lost her passport at 2131 NE 42 Ct.

Dec. 14: Police were alerted to a stolen vehicle and they followed it to a convenience store at 3600 block of N. Federal Highway. When they attempted to conduct a stop, the vehicle drove away at a high rate of speed through back streets where police called off the chase.

(This is a partial list. For Deerfield Beach Crime Watch in full, visit www.DFB.City and click on “Sign Me Up” to receive the city wide report.)

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 28 December 2017 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Dec. 12: A man reported his vehicle tag stolen at 4220 NE 1 Terr.

Dec. 12: A man reported that a former employee stole printers, wire cutters and spools of wires and may be reselling them on eBay. The incident was reported at 1980 NW 44 St.

Dec. 13: A woman reported being attacked and having her cell phone stolen at 201 E. Sample Rd.

Dec. 13: A woman reported her vehicle broken into and a purse, iPad, iPad mini, iPad nano and bank cards stolen.

Dec. 15: Two women were observed stealing 25 cans of baby formula from Publix at 150 S. Federal Hwy.

Lighthouse Point

Dec. 1: A subject concealed over-the-counter medications and left the store at 3700 N. Federal Hwy. without paying for them. He was apprehended at a nearby bus stop and the medications, valued at $144.95, were recovered.

Dec. 4: The homeowner was hospitalized and had someone check her residence in the 2400 block of NE 26 Ave. for her and an open door was discovered.

Dec. 4: The reporter said he was making a turn with a delivery truck and caught low hanging wires and pulled the truck into a driveway at 2000 NE 25 St.

(This is a partial list. For Deerfield Beach Crime Watch in full, visit www.DFB.City and click on “Sign Me Up” to receive the city wide report.)

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 21 December 2017 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Dec. 5: A woman reported her motorcycle stolen from her parking space at 660 Cypress Club Way.

Dec. 5: A home at 630 SW 11 St. was broken into and four watches, computer equipment, shoes and a checkbook were stolen.

Dec. 10: A man reported he went into Ali’s Market at 5361 N Dixie Hwy to make a purchase. He left his car running. When he returned, the car had been stolen.

Dec. 11: A woman reported her scooter stolen from 155 SE 5 Ct.

Dec. 11: A woman reported her purse stolen from 779 S. Federal Hwy.

Lighthouse Point

Dec. 1: A tenant had moved out earlier in the day and the residence at 4821 NE 27 Terr. was found with the door open. There were no signs of entry or criminal activity.

Nov. 28: A Yorkie was struck by a vehicle and had labored breathing at 4201 N. Federal Hwy. Animal control responded and euthanized the dog because of the severity of the injuries.

Nov. 30: Police responded to a hit on a stolen license plate. A female subject returned to the vehicle at 3580 N. Federal Hwy. and led police on a high speed chase through the city before it was called off.

(This is a partial list. For Deerfield Beach Crime Watch in full, visit www.DFB.City and click on “Sign Me Up” to receive the city wide report.)

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 14 December 2017 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Dec. 1: A man reported that someone stole his ATM cash withdrawal from the ATM dispenser while he was distracted. The incident was reported at 1031 S. Military Tr.

Dec. 1: A victim reported that a man he knows as Greg stole his car. The incident was reported at 1421 NW 45 St.

Dec. 3: A person entered an open garage door at 832 SE 13 Ave. and stole a mountain bike.

Dec. 4: Someone stole a trailer with two motorcycles inside from the Extended Stay motel parking lot at 1200 SW 11 Way.

Dec. 4: A loss prevention officer reported that a former employee of Target at 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd. stole $5,759 worth of cell phones.

Lighthouse Point

Nov. 17: A victim was going to perform painting services for a subject and placed his cell phone on an irrigation station outside the residence at 3111 NE 27 Ave. When he went to retrieve it, it was missing.

Nov. 17: A subject was trespassed from a property at 3780 NE 27 Ave.

Nov. 18: Witnesses said they saw a subject throw three pieces of an alligator out of a vehicle and there were also small packages that appeared to be ice in a canal near 4920 NE 25 Ave.

(This is a partial list. For Deerfield Beach Crime Watch in full, visit www.DFB.City and click on “Sign Me Up” to receive the city wide report.)

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 07 December 2017 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Nov. 21: A woman reported that someone accessed her online bank account and then fraudulently transferred more than $3,300 to two different accounts. The incident was reported at 4570 NE 1 Ave.

Nov. 21: A woman reported her home at 367 S. Federal Hwy. broken into and said that someone stole her purse with credit cards, a Canadian driver’s license and $200.

Nov. 21: A woman reported that her home at 850 NE 50 Ct. was broken into and an Xbox and laptop were stolen.

Nov. 21: A woman reported her bicycle stolen from 1959 SE 3 St.

Nov. 21: A man reported his vehicle stolen from 501 E. Sample Rd.

Lighthouse Point

Nov. 15: An unsuspecting person received notification from three different entities that he was a victim of identity theft. A bank, DMV and the post office notified him in the 2800 block of NE 23 Ave. of suspicious activities.

Nov. 17: A subject attempted to take items and got into an altercation with the manager of the store at the 3580 block of N. Federal Hwy. who pushed him as he was attempting to recover those items. There was no loss of property.

Nov. 17: Someone opened fraudulent bank accounts in a victim’s name and attempted to change the bank account address from his address in the 2600 block of NE 24 St. The transactions amounted to $1,944.

(This is a partial list. For Deerfield Beach Crime Watch in full, visit www.DFB.City and click on “Sign Me Up” to receive the city wide report.)

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 30 November 2017 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Nov. 14: When a man gave a hitchhiker a ride, the hitchhiker pointed a gun at the driver and demanded to be taken to a warehouse. The gunman forced the driver to watch him and a young woman do drugs. The gunman then left. The incident was reported at 321 NW 3 Ave.

Nov. 14: A man reported that his former business partner used his personal credit card to pay an $859.24 phone bill. The incident was reported at 1015 E. Cypress Dr.

Nov. 14: A man who is now in police custody stole another man’s cell phone. The incident was reported at 2400 W. Atlantic Blvd.

Nov. 14: A man said two women attacked him with a board and stole his wallet with $80. The incident was reported at 321 NW 3 Ave.

Nov. 14: A woman reported her cell phone stolen and said she believes it was stolen by her friend’s grandson at 217 NE 23 Ave.

Lighthouse Point

Nov. 8: The victim said he found the lights to his business at 2028 NE 36 St. on after it was closed the day before. He also discovered the computers were turned around and cables unplugged to an x-ray machine. The coffee maker was warm. The victim believes a former business owner may be responsible.

Nov. 8: The victim said boarding stairs were missing from a boat at 2701 NE 42 St. The victim was out of town since March.

Nov. 10: Police responded to a boat fire at 2421 NE 27 St. The victim said 30 minutes prior to the fire he had connected a battery to a charger. The victim attempted to put the fire out with a garden hose. The damage was estimated at $100,000.

(This is a partial list. For Deerfield Beach Crime Watch in full, visit www.DFB.City and click on “Sign Me Up” to receive the city wide report.)

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 22 November 2017 by LeslieM

DEERFIELD BEACH

Nov. 6: Someone broke into a car parked at 753 Siesta Key Cir. and stole a driver’s side airbag valued at $1,500.

Nov. 6: Someone broke into a car parked at 964 Siesta Key Dr. and stole an airbag and a wallet.

Nov. 8: Someone broke into Goval Auto Sales at 3991 N. Dixie Hwy. and stole a pressure cleaner and other tools.

Nov. 8: A man reported that someone stole his motor scooter from 174 SE 3 St.

Nov. 11: A man reported that his trailer at 875 NE 48 St. was broken into.

Lighthouse Point

Nov. 1: Police responded to an alarm call stemming from the north garage and interior door at 2457 NE 26 St. It was discovered that an employee accidentally set it off. The interior was checked and the call was cleared.

Nov. 1: A phone was found at 2432 N. Federal Hwy. and turned over to police where it was placed into property.

Nov. 2: A witness observed a dog running around at 5001 NE 24 Ave. and called the police. A short time later, the witness called back to say the dog was with its owner.

(This is a partial list. For Deerfield Beach Crime Watch in full, visit www.DFB.City and click on “Sign Me Up” to receive the city wide report.)

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 16 November 2017 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

Oct. 31: It was reported that wheels and tires were stolen from a vehicle parked in a back lot at King Hyundai at 1399 S. Federal Hwy.

Oct. 31: A man reported his scooter stolen from 959 SE 2 Ave.

Oct. 31: A man reported his car parked at 1041 SW 8 Ave., entered and an iPhone stolen.

Nov. 3: It was reported that a concrete saw owned by T & D Solutions was stolen from 790 NE 48 St.

Nov. 3: A man reported his home at 3801 Crystal Lake Dr. was burglarized.

Lighthouse Point

Oct. 28: A subject was trespassed from the coin laundry at 1810 NE 25 St. after causing a disturbance.

Oct. 31: Police responded to a call at 3860 NE 24 Ave. concerning two subjects on skateboards smoking marijuana, but could not be located when police arrived.

Oct. 31: A victim said he lost his wallet in the Publix parking lot at 3700 N. Federal Hwy. The wallet contained several IDs for the victim and his mother, a green card, debit cards and a Florida driver’s license. The loss was $35.

(This is a partial list. For Deerfield Beach Crime Watch in full, visit www.DFB.City and click on “Sign Me Up” to receive the city wide report.)

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