ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Faten Safieddine - Armory Art Center WPB - June 2nd 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Lebanese artist Faten Safieddine will show her short film "La Chrysalide" and talk about her work.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ms. Safieddine lives and works in Marrakesh and Paris, was educated at the Sorbonne and the Universite d&rsquo;Abidjan and has shown her work throughout the Middle East, France and Canada.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In addition to working as a photographer and film maker, Ms Safieddine is a journalist, art critic and writer focusing on culture and history. In 1988 the Metropolitan Museum of Art commissioned her to create a documentary on the restauration of the Minbar in the Grand Mosque of Koutoubia. The documentary received the Image d&rsquo;Or prize in France.</p> Mon, 25 May 2015 08:00:36 +0000 - Armory Art Center WPB - June 5th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition will feature work by Armory students in the printmaking, digital, and related arts departments.</p> Mon, 25 May 2015 07:58:40 +0000 - Armory Art Center WPB - June 5th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Mon, 25 May 2015 07:59:09 +0000 Thomas Cole, John Kensett, Albert Bierstadt, Robert Henri, John Sloan - Tampa Museum of Art - June 13th 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Between the 1830s and the end of the First World War, American art came into its own. From the majestic Hudson River School paintings of Thomas Cole, John Kensett, and Albert Bierstadt to the gritty urban realism of Robert Henri and John Sloan, this presentation draws on the rich holdings of American paintings and sculptures in the collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. This selection of more than 50 paintings and eight sculptures highlights the maturation of a distinctly American idiom, one informed by international currents and engaged with capturing the fluxes of modern life. Masterpieces of landscape, genre, still-life, and portraiture, punctuated by a selection of sculptures, trace an evolution in style from an art driven by the mandates of westward expansion to one animated by experimentation. In both idealized and naturalistically rendered landscapes, in scenes of everyday life, or meticulously detailed images of everyday objects, the presentation also narrates an important chapter in American cultural history that witnessed the Civil War and its aftermath, the expansion of national boundaries and the closing of the western frontier, and the transformations wrought by the emergence of new technologies at the dawn of the 20th century.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition has been organized by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.</p> Mon, 25 May 2015 14:30:04 +0000 - The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum - June 13th 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">New Orleans is often hailed for its distinctive Creole heritage&mdash;evident in its food, architecture, and people&mdash;but it is far from alone. Its Creoleness may be unique to the United States, but New Orleans is part of an entire family of Latin Caribbean cities with similar colonial histories. Founded as New World outposts of Old World empires, these cities forged new identities from their European, West African, and indigenous influences&mdash;by turns inspired by, in defiance of, and adapted from all of them.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Photographer Richard Sexton has been intrigued by this Creole world since he first traveled to Central and South America as a young man. For him, the architectural and urban similarities among Creole cities compose a visual theme supported by endless variations, grand and humble, old and new.&nbsp; The exhibition features fifty-nine photographs of Cuba, Ecuador, Argentina, Bolivia, and Haiti, as well as New Orleans, along with objects, photography equipment, and background material that relate to the photographer&rsquo;s experiences while photographing.</p> Mon, 25 May 2015 18:37:38 +0000 Carlos Luna - The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum - June 13th 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">One of the foremost contemporary Cuban painters, Carlos Luna is part of a generation of Cuban artists who embrace their strong heritage and traditions but have reinvented themselves along the way. Luna tells stories and relates fables through his detailed and richly painted canvases and mixed-media works on paper. Citing Rufino Tamayo and Wifredo Lam as major influences on his work, Luna is culturally attuned to shifts in the social and political environments in Cuba and Mexico, as well as the humanity that makes these countries so vibrant (the artist lived and worked in Mexico for 13 years after leaving Cuba, before settling in Miami). The exhibition focuses on discrete cycles of work, including the world premiere of a number of ceramic works produced at the famed<a href="" target="_blank"> Talavera Pottery</a> in Puebla, Mexico as well as fine art tapestries featuring the artist's work, woven by <a href="" target="_blank">Magnolia Editions</a>. Several new artworks are featured, showcasing Luna's cross-pollination of influences from Cuba, Mexico and Miami. The exhibition has been organized by guest curator, Dr. B&aacute;rbaro Mart&iacute;nez-Ruiz.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 May 2015 18:39:50 +0000 Andy Warhol - Tampa Museum of Art - June 20th 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Andy Warhol (1928&ndash;1987) depicted the world with the volume turned up. Employing a seemingly endless palette, his work has challenged our perceptions of popular culture, politics, and consumerism for more than fifty years. Warhol was the central figure of American pop art, a movement that emerged in the late 1950s in reaction to the heroism of abstract expressionism. Warhol and his contemporaries sought to eradicate the notion of the &ldquo;genius artist&rdquo; and downplay the role of originality in art, adopting mechanical means of generating images such as screenprinting, which theoretically allowed for an endless reproduction of images. In drawing inspiration from the rapidly changing world around them, pop artists sought to be more inclusive in their subjects, and more aware of the day-to-day conditions of contemporary existence.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Spanning three decades of Warhol&rsquo;s career, this exhibition features some of the artist&rsquo;s most iconic screenprints, including his portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Mao Zedong, the splashy camouflage series, and the controversial Electric Chair portfolio. Drawn exclusively from the rich collections of Jordan Schnitzer and his family foundation, In Living Color is divided into five sections&mdash;experimentation, emotion, experience, subversion, and attitude. In each, Warhol&rsquo;s work is placed in conversation with that of other artists of the postwar era who use color as a tool to shape how we interpret and respond to images; these include Louise Bourgeois, Chuck Close, Keith Haring, and Frank Stella.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">More than twenty years after his death, Andy Warhol remains one of the most influential figures in contemporary art and culture. Warhol&rsquo;s life and work inspires creative thinkers worldwide thanks to his enduring imagery, his artfully cultivated celebrity, and the ongoing research of dedicated scholars. His impact as an artist is far deeper and greater than his one prescient observation that &ldquo;everyone will be world famous for fifteen minutes.&rdquo; His omnivorous curiosity resulted in an enormous body of work that spanned every available medium and most importantly contributed to the collapse of boundaries between high and low culture.</p> Mon, 25 May 2015 14:32:29 +0000 - Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale - June 21st 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">Haiti&rsquo;s catastrophic 2010 earthquake destroyed much of the nation&rsquo;s history, art and culture, causing an irreparable rupture with the past. Photographs made before 2010 are generally all that remain of the rich culture, monuments and way of life predating this disaster.&nbsp;From Within and Without&nbsp;allows NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale to play a crucial role in retrieving and restoring memories of this vibrant culture. The exhibition includes work by 20 photographers, as well as studio archives, family snapshots and photojournalist works. Because the exhibition includes photographs made before and after the earthquake, it provides the first comprehensive history of Haitian photography and offers differing perspectives on Haitian life and culture.</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">Opening in Fort Lauderdale, known for one of the largest Haitian populations in the U.S., with renowned Haitian artist Edouard Duval-Carri&eacute; as guest curator, the exhibition explores the manner in which Haiti is represented from the inside and outside, as well as the role journalists played in documenting Haitian life in times of political and social strife. The exhibition provides new perspectives on the history of photography and visual culture in the Caribbean as well as a dynamic experience for diverse audiences.</p> <div class="avia_textblock " style="text-align: justify;"> <p>Exhibitions at NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale are made possible in part by a challenge grant from the David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation.&nbsp;Funding for this exhibition is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention &amp; Visitors Bureau. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.</p> </div> <div class="avia_textblock "> <p style="text-align: justify;">Supported by Funding Arts Broward, Inc. Additional funding for this program provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.</p> </div> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:17:56 +0000 Brenda Hope Zappitell - Boca Museum of Art - July 25th 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">In continuing the tradition of the&nbsp;<em>All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition</em>&nbsp;and showcasing artists living and working in Florida, the Boca Raton Museum of Art is proud to present a selection of paintings by Brenda Hope Zappitell.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Zappitell credits the Boca Raton Museum Art School as an indispensable training ground during her early years, which helped catapult her to national recognition that she enjoys today. Those early years included representational work and collage. However, she soon found imagery to be a crutch and was moved to employ the gestural freedom of Abstract Expressionism.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;My paintings emerge from the emotion I feel in the moment my brush touches a blank surface," said Zappitell. "I am a very physical and spontaneous painter. Moving back and forth with decisive brush strokes and dynamic gestures, I work rapidly to capture that ephemeral feeling in tangible form.&rdquo; The results are large panel compositions with layers of vigorous marks that are innumerable and subtle.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In addition to painting, Zappitell is an accomplished writer and instructor, regularly contributing to Professional Artist Magazine and holding private workshops in Florida and New Mexico.</p> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:39:18 +0000