ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 - Armory Art Center WPB - August 28th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">This exciting multi-media&nbsp;exhibition features the new faculty members who&nbsp;have joined the Armory for the current&nbsp;season. We are offering&nbsp;a range of new classes and teachers that will&nbsp;expand the breath of techniques&nbsp;in&nbsp;a variety of disciplines to engage new students and long standing students who want to try something new.</p> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 17:52:31 +0000 Michael Namkung - Locust Projects - August 29th 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM <p>Saturday, August 29, 2015<br /> Conversation with the artists: 6:30pm</p> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:27:06 +0000 Jedediah Caesar - Locust Projects - August 29th 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM <p>Saturday, August 29, 2015<br /> Conversation with the artists: 6:30pm</p> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:27:18 +0000 - CIFO (Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation) - September 3rd 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Caught in the dilemma between being the edge and the top, between being surface and symbol, the idea of reinventing Miami as &lsquo;the capital of Latin America&rsquo; can be problematic. A sense of belonging and spreading roots have gained authority over the stereotypes of &lsquo;the city of sun and frivolity&rsquo; or &lsquo;the nostalgic city of temporary refuge.&rsquo; While that does not exclude the risk of replacing old labels with new, seen from another perspective, the willingness of acceptance, and even pride, in becoming &lsquo;another capital for Latin Americans&rsquo; is remarkable.&rdquo; said Eugenio Vald&eacute;s Figueroa, CIFO&rsquo;s new director. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Some of the leading figures of Dada and Proto-Surrealism identified themselves during the second and third decade of the twentieth century with the famous phrase by the Count of Lautr&eacute;amont: &ldquo;Beautiful as the chance meeting on a dissecting-table of a sewing-machine and an umbrella.&rdquo; </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The title of the exhibition, <em><strong>Intersections (after Lautr&eacute;amont)</strong></em>, &ldquo;refers to the notion of beauty and how, during each era, art is responsible for reformulating, subverting, and/or proposing alternative ways of understanding beauty. There is no single criteria in the exhibition, opening spaces for tense intersections, armed with both correspondence and friction,&rdquo; says Vald&eacute;s Figueroa, &ldquo;Placing the questions raised by the works of this year&rsquo;s winners through the prism of this new juncture in the city that hosts them, could produce moments of estrangement, disturbing crossroads, poetic collisions. That is already an initial point of convergence, among other possible intersections offered by this exhibition: on one hand, the changes produced in the Miami scene in relation to Latin America; on the other hand, the wide range of concerns that occupy the award-winning artists.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>Opening night</strong><br />September 3, 2015<br />Guided tour by the artists | 6 p.m.<br />Reception | 7 p.m.</p> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 18:13:54 +0000 Michael Loveland, Serge Toussaint - BFI - September 11th 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">A rip current is formed when water coming ashore is channeled back to sea through a narrow passage, taking all within its path. A rip current can also refer to today&rsquo;s world topics and current events that flood our news feeds and headlines daily.<br /> <br /> Michael Loveland has been working with the concept of &ldquo;levels of communication&rdquo; for many years, from hand painted local shop signs to corporate billboard ad campaigns. The delivery of media content is the core of Loveland's art practice.<br /> <br /> Serge Toussaint is best known for his hand painted murals and store signs found all over Miami, mostly in the Little Haiti neighborhood. His use of imagery, color and style is instantly recognizable and has made Serge a local legend<br /> <br /> This exhibition has been a long time in the making: Loveland has wanted to collaborate with Serge since first seeing his murals 13 years ago. The exhibition "Rip Current" will be the first time these two artists will be collaborating. They will be creating a body of work that will consist of large billboard vinyls and painted collages, as well as sculptures.<br /> <br /> Rip Current will also feature a WEIRD MIAMI bus tour with Toussaint and Loveland, a panel discussion of the artists' work as well as a workshop led by Toussaint. To receive more information on those future events, please <a href="" target="_blank">join our mailing list</a>.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <em>Serge Toussaint is a Haitian born artist working in Miami, Florida. He has competed hundreds of murals and signs since moving from Corona Queens NY, including his most known murals of The Miami Heat, Martin Luther King, Jr., and President Obama. Serge Toussaint's work has been written about and documented extensively over the years.<br /> <br /> Michael Loveland was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He attended New World School of the Arts in Miami and then received his BFA from Maryland Institute Collage of Art, MICA in Baltimore MD. Loveland has exhibited all over the world and is now based back in Miami. His works can be found in many private collections as well the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Art Museum New York and Perez Art Museum, PAMM Miami.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Downtown Art Days Hours</strong><br /><strong> Saturday September 12 &amp; Sunday September 13</strong><br /><strong> 11am-6pm</strong></p> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 18:09:25 +0000 Samuel Rothbort - Boca Museum of Art - September 11th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">In the late 1930s, Samuel Rothbort (1882 &ndash; 1971) began creating &ldquo;memory paintings&rdquo; of his native Walkovisk, a small village in Czarist Russia. Eventually numbering over five hundred, Rothbort&rsquo;s paintings have become lauded as a cultural resource depicting life in a predominantly Jewish village, commonly known as a Shtetl. Their nostalgic sense of wonder and joyous colors have challenged many observers&rsquo; notions of prewar Eastern European Jewish life.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Memories of the Shtetl</em> features a selection of oil and watercolor paintings by Rothbort. Artistically gifted and largely self-taught, Rothbort&rsquo;s work depicts a reverence for nature and everyday life in a Shtetle. His memory paintings were the subject of a 1961 documentary film &ldquo;The Ghetto Pillow&rdquo; (later renamed &ldquo;Memories of the Shtetle&rdquo;) by Harriet Semegram and provided inspiration for Jerome Robbins&rsquo; staging of the 1964 musical &ldquo;<em>Fiddler on the Roof</em>.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 09:02:02 +0000 Renata Stih, Frieder Schnock - Boca Museum of Art - September 11th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Rosie Won the War</em> by Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock recalls the seminal moment in the history of the 20th century. With America&rsquo;s engagement in World War II, working women began to dominate the public image at home. Inspired by Norman Rockwell&rsquo;s iconic picture, Rosie the Riveter, Stih and Schnock&rsquo;s series is a homage to women on the home front working &ldquo;men&rsquo;s jobs&rdquo; in manufacturing plants while men were fighting the enemy in battlefields abroad.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Rosie Won the War</em> depicts powerful women in life-size portraits wearing working gear. Tools in hand define their current occupation. The images capture this particular moment in history seen through the female eye, set in relation to working women today.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The images depict women positioned provocatively like the &ldquo;Big Nudes&rdquo; of Helmut Newton, but with very different expression and self-definition. They stand on maps from the past, recalling the topography of World Word II and forming a link between past and present. The portrait series includes paintings based on digital collages of staged photography, mapping structures, drawings, and text.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Complementary to the photo series is the video Counter Attack. Calling upon the image of Rosie the Riveter with one foot on Adolf Hitler&rsquo;s Mein Kampf, the video shows women&rsquo;s feet stepping on the Nazi leader&rsquo;s manifesto with spikes on their feet until it is tattered, and then completely destroyed.</p> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 09:04:42 +0000 Shimon Attie - Boca Museum of Art - September 11th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The Neighbor Next Door</em> by Shimon Attie presents a visceral interpretation of the experiences of those driven into hiding by the Nazi regime as was the family of Anne Frank in Amsterdam. Attie has created immersive multimedia art that reflects on the relationship between place, memory, and identity. The installation is Attie&rsquo;s re-envisioning of a site-specific work he first presented in Amsterdam in 1995 where he projected films taken in secret by people forced into seclusion by the Nazi occupation onto the street every night for two weeks.</p> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 09:05:39 +0000 Terry Berkowitz - Boca Museum of Art - September 11th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">On March 31, 1492, an edict issued by the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon, ordered the expulsion of Jews from their kingdom. Given only three months to flee the country, convert to Catholicism, or be executed without trial, some 200,000 people were abruptly exiled from their homeland. Those who chose to leave were forbidden to carry gold, silver, or coined money out of the kingdom.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Veil of Memory. Prologue: The Last Supper</em> by Terry Berkowitz depicts a forgotten moment as the Jews of Spain paused for a final meal, at the threshold of the unknown, just a few hours before crowding into the tiny 15th century ships that would take them away. Visitors are invited to sit at a wooden table in the shape of a crucifix. Atop the table sit empty bowls, spoons, and glasses partially filled with water. Video projections on nearby walls reveal blue-hued shapes of people lined up to march on their journey with portions of the edict of expulsion layered under image. In the center of the table is a display of the sea in constant motion with sounds of crashing waves, Catalan liturgical music, and the murmurs of people too nervous or afraid to speak aloud.</p> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 09:08:32 +0000 - Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami (MOCA NOMI) - September 12th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The collections assembled in this exhibition are chromosomes of the process of synthesis; a necessary step in a practice of art Peter Wayne Lewis calls &ldquo;analytic&rdquo;. To understand, he says, is always &ldquo;to unbind, to de-compose, to sequence and in a way to destroy the figurative, to densify, to give thickness to the sensible&rdquo;. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Opening Reception, September 12, 2015, 7-9PM<br />Free for &nbsp;Members<br /> $10 non-members</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">RSVP</a></p> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:32:59 +0000 Carlos Estévez - The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum - September 12th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Celestial Traveler takes its name from one of Carlos Estevez&rsquo;s works of art included within the exhibition. The work, an exquisitely ornate kite, serves as a many-layered metaphor for the artist, his work and the exhibition. The kite represents the connection between heaven and earth, the pursuit of dreams and the artists&rsquo; own spiritual and physical journey.<br /> <br /> This journey has been a source of inquiry throughout Estevez&rsquo;s artistic career. Through his work, Estevez both examines and interprets how we navigate the concrete and ethereal worlds that surround us.&nbsp; <br /> Celestial Traveler addresses the complex and layered internal, spiritual, familial and public conversations that occur throughout this fleeting journey of life, and the dynamics that are elemental to them. Through Estevez&rsquo;s artistic, existential and philosophical quest he shares a personal, yet universal, experience about human and spiritual connections.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition is sponsored in part by Sawgrass Infiniti and Bacardi.</p> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:43:06 +0000 Jim Couper - The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum - September 12th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition features a new series of paintings by Jim Couper,&nbsp;professor emeritus in the Department of Art and Art History at FIU and founding director of the Art Museum at FIU.&nbsp; His paintings do not have people or even traces of people in them, just untouched nature in its purest form. According to Couper, "It's the experience of the wild landscape, not a picture of it that interests me.&rdquo; The Florida Everglades are the artist's favorite place to paint; unfortunately, he has witnessed the Everglades decline over the years.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">He stated, "I never feel as inspired as when I am in nature- as far away as possible from any traces of human intervention. My work is a humble acknowledgement of the wonder that is being taken from us.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;He made this choice because of concerns for the preservation of what remains of the Everglades. This concern is the conceptual basis for making this body of work, and the Everglades provides an endless source of visual and spiritual inspiration.</p> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:43:32 +0000 Rufina Santana - The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum - September 12th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Rufina Santana is a Spanish painter with a degree in Fine Arts and Painting from Barcelona University. She lives in Lanzarote (Canary Islands), where she produces most of her work. Her work is inspired by nature, water, memory and the journey.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition presents abstract waterscapes that deal with the journey, a journey not just physical, but also symbolic and even cosmic.&nbsp; The journey of the body, and the meditative journey of the spirit and the soul.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition is a Partnership between:<br /> School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), The Center for Spanish and Mediterranean Studies&nbsp; and the Delegado del Gobierno de Canarias en Miami.</p> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:44:15 +0000 Jennifer Basile, Lucas Blanco - Deering Estate at Cutler - September 16th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The Deering Estate welcomes Alumni Artists in Residence, Jennifer Basile with <strong><em>Structures</em></strong>, and Lucas Blanco with <strong><em>Recent Landscapes</em></strong>, in a season culmination exhibit featuring nature based paintings, installations, and mixed media site-specific works.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman,serif; font-size: medium;">Exhibit Opening:<br /> </span><span style="font-family: Times New Roman,serif; font-size: medium;">Wednesday September 16,&nbsp;</span>7 pm - 9 pm<br /> Free and open to the public<br /> Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available</p> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:08:38 +0000 - Armory Art Center WPB - September 25th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">2+3: THE ARTISTS' ORGANIZATION is a consortium of professional artists promoting visual arts through education and dedicated to excellence. This exhibition showcases juried work from their member artists.</p> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 17:56:45 +0000 - Armory Art Center WPB - October 2nd 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Many of South Florida&rsquo;s most interesting and respected contemporary artists have joined in an ongoing dialogue about art and artists at the Art Salons, held at the Armory Art Center. This group exhibition features many of the artists who have been Salon presenters over the last three years. This exhibition is brought to you by&nbsp;Elle Schorr, the founder and organizer of the Art Salon and chief curator&nbsp;of this exhibition.</p> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 17:53:54 +0000