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Paul Mathisen: Catalogue Edition  
Posted 11/19/13

Paul MathisenAbstract painting Lives and works in: Venice, FLWebsite: http://mathisenstudios.comTo purchase contact: Paul Mathisen I was born in Lakewood Ohio in 1974. My family moved every three years as my father accepted various career advancements. As a result we have lived in many different locations all over the world. When I was 12 years old I went to boarding school, which introduced me to the world of painting and ceramics. I studied Creative Arts at Bradford College,... [more]

20131101063952-macrame Watchlist Artist: Melvin Martinez  
Melvin Martinez at David Castillo 11/1/13 Posted 11/1/13

David Castillo Gallery is proud to present All Inclusive!, a solo show by Melvin Martinez. Martinez paints with oil, acrylic, silk flowers, plastic gemstones, glitter, yarn, and the detritus of a post-apocalyptic Hobby Lobby. The artist applies swatches of glossy magazines with the torque of a pallet knife. He layers paint like fondant until it catches pompons. Martinez interrogates the rhetoric of painting. In turn, the artist interrogates that of sculpture, collage, performance, and decoration... [more]

ArtCenter Gives Back to the Community through New Creative Care Program  
9/20/13 Posted 9/20/13

Source email. ArtCenter/South Florida is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014, and is renowned for its rich history of local leadership in community outreach, and diverse regional programming. Free Art Classes, Storytelling, Literature and Puppetry for Children Undergoing Medical Treatment Drawing on its 30-year legacy of leadership in community outreach, ArtCenter/South Florida announces Creative Care, its newest program to help children and families (in partnership with The Center for Literature and... [more]

20130918174732-anbadlo_-acrylic-and-oil-painting-on-canvas_-150-x-150-cm_-2013 The Revelation of Great: Jerome Soimaud  
Jerome Soimaud at YEELEN GALLERY September 1st, 2013 - December 30th, 2013
Posted 9/18/13

The Revelation of Great: Jerome Soimaud The qualities of a great artist, I suppose, are always up for discussion in the art world. For intellectuals, a great work might be one that elevates the mind or translates an idea. For those who covet the superficial, the captivation of the eye does the trick. Maybe an artist or academician would analyze the work for technical skill: the balance of the composition, manipulation of materials and process, and its maker’s use of color and line, before... [more]

20130609151541-40__6813 "Historic Process/Contemporary Visions" at Dina Mitrani Gallery: A Reminder to See AND Do  
Rafael Balcazar, Lisa Blair, Heidi Kirkpatrick, Fritz Liedtke, Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman, Ken Lyon, Erin Malone, Gloria O’Connell, Rachel Phillips, Curtis Wehrfritz at DINA MITRANI GALLERY June 8th, 2013 - August 31st, 2013
Posted 7/29/13

Dina Mitrani, along with potential clients, reflected in the mirrored surface of a daguerrotype by photographer Curtis Wehrfritz. The daguerreotype is created when a positive image is imprinted directly on its silvered surface; Photo by Seanica Howe. Recently I had an artist, a very successful sculptor actually, sit me down and explain to me the loss of the ability to "do" in our society. Do you know how to make your grandmother's best meal? I don't either, but in the house in... [more]

One Night Stand: Bookleggers Presents The Art Book Review (Jun. 14, 2013)  
6/14/13 Posted 6/14/13

(Source: Locust Projects) ONE NIGHT STAND: Bookleggers Presents The Art Book Review Friday June 14, 7-10 pm Cost: Free Venue: Locust Projects Phone: 305-576-8570 Address: 3852 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL, 33127, United States Please join us for an evening of art books, cocktails, and music at Locust Projects. Admission is free. For this One Night Stand, Bookleggers, the Miami-based mobile library presents The Art Book Review, the LA-based art book organization that encourag... [more]

20130606115221-dsc_5512 Watchlist Artist: Ronny Quevedo  
Ronny Quevedo at carol jazzar contemporary art 6/6/13 Posted 6/6/13

Carol Jazzar is pleased to present ULAMA, ULE, OLÉ, an exhibition of recent works by Ronny Quevedo that de-construct the spaces in which sports are played. This will be Quevedo’s first solo exhibit at the gallery. This series of works depicts playing fields and sport arenas devoid of players and fans, in order to consider these specialized spaces as territories, in which actions are limited by precise measurements, guidelines and rules. Quevedo notes: “As a consensual space for play, I consider the... [more]

The ArtSlant Prize: Where Are They Now?  
6/5/13 Posted 6/5/13

Halfway through the 5th round of the 2013 ArtSlant Prize, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look back and see where previous ArtSlant Prize winners are in their careers. Wow! What a group! Biennales, Public and Private Collections, new galleries and more prizes! This group is getting at it! Many thanks to these great artists who have stuck with us over the years. We are very excited to hear of all the great things they are up to! ArtSlant Prize 200... [more]

20130425071223-1 Watchlist Artist: Kanako Sasaki  
Kanako Sasaki at DINA MITRANI GALLERY 4/25/13 Posted 4/25/13

Dina Mitrani Gallery is pleased to present Kanako Sasaki: Illuminations (how not to forget) with an artist talk on Thursday April 11th at 7pm. The exhibition, the artist’s second solo show at the gallery, will be on view through May 24th and consists of photographic images as well as a video. During the time that the artist was beginning this recent series, the eastern coast of Japan was devastated by a massive earthquake and tsunami. These images are a response to the emotional loss that was ca... [more]

20130316132553-picasso-to-koons-web-header The Artist Next Door  
Georges Braque, Anthony Caro, Max Ernst, Lucio Fontana, Anish Kapoor, Jeff Koons, Louise Nevelson, Yoko Ono at Bass Museum of Art March 15th, 2013 - July 21st, 2013
Posted 3/19/13

Occasionally we are given a glimpse into the artist as mere mortal.  The same men and women who produce art that is sold for millions at auction and are discussed and dissected for hours by scholars and the common man do, indeed, walk among us; and “From Picasso to Koons: The Artist as Jeweler” is proof.   The most admired and glorified modern and contemporary artists are also jewelers.  Who knew?  And this small, yet impressive, exhibition is a precious reminder that art need not take on static ob... [more]

20121122005419-10__112112 Bill Viola is a Mad Genius  
Bill Viola at Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami (MOCA NOMI) December 5th, 2012 - March 3rd, 2013
Posted 3/12/13

Bill Viola’s “Liber Insularum” is, in a word, powerful.  It brings to mind the transcendental power of Ann Hamilton’s recent Park Avenue Armory show, “The Event of a Thread,” where billowy white curtains coupled with pulley supported swings worked in concert with the monotonous readings of philosophical and spiritual prose.  Here, instead of integrating the viewer into a strange world created through participatory installation, Viola uses digital media as a tool to directly communicate with and ev... [more]

20130120020336-00620130120 And the Award Goes To...  
at Art Wynwood International Contemporary Art Fair February 14th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Posted 3/4/13

All the world’s a stage and it’s not just the Oscars, but the contemporary art fairs of late, who are commanding it.   I, for one, have been a reluctant participant in this global drive for exposing contemporary art to the masses.  But thanks to Art Miami LLC and its director, Nick Korniloff, I too have become a member of the captivated audience of the art fair. Art Wynwood is its star and has given sunny Miami an event that lives up to the hype of its current art scene, one often written about bu... [more]

20130302123718-4 Watchlist Artist: Alexandra Rowley  
Alexandra Rowley at DINA MITRANI GALLERY 3/2/13 Posted 3/2/13

Dina Mitrani Gallery is pleased to present 'Alexandra Rowley: Process', the artist's second solo exhibition at the gallery. The photographs in the exhibition are a myriad of images, figurative and abstract alike, illustrating the concept of transformation. The artist explores the experience of “process” through different media and materials including her body, her studio, her home, her year-old child and the planet. The work speaks of the endless cycles of creation, fruition, and destruction. T... [more]

Locust Talks 2013 @Locust Projects, Miami  
1/12/13 Posted 1/12/13

(Source: Email) Locust Projects is a not-for-profit exhibition space founded by three Miami artists in order to provide contemporary visual artists the freedom to experiment with new ideas and methods without the limitations of conventional exhibition spaces. 2013 marks Locust Projects' 15th Anniversary as an experimental exhibition space with a mission to serve artists and the community. To mark this milestone we will inaugurate Locust Talks, a new lecture series that brings visiting curators a... [more]

GEOslant with Kathryn Garcia: Miami Heat  
Posted 12/13/12

Kinke Kooi, Everything is Vain, 2011; acrylic paint, marker, graphite on paper; 30.25 x 22.375 Kinke Kooi: before yesterday I wasn’t at all familiar with her work or her name, but doesn’t it just have a ring to it? Kinke Kooi. I walked into Feature Inc. with my friend Daniel Feinberg and immediately being at Basel felt better, the anxiety lifted. Kinke Kooi’s work resonates and it quickly became clear that I didn’t need to know anything about her because I knew everything standing in front of th... [more]

Special Edition: Art|Basel Miami Beach #1  
Posted 12/13/12

DOING IT RIGHT: ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH by Joel Kuennen Art Basel Miami Beach (ABMB) is the mother of American art fairs (you know this by now). Celebrating a decade this year, ABMB has, from the beginning, been a city-wide event. Every year, a new satellite fair/festival/happening/event is added to the already art-packed weekend and yet it seems Miami has an art tolerance on par with your average Baseler’s liver. ABMB became the destination par excellence in the art world, not only as... [more]

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