ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/show en-us 40 Zammy Migdal - Armory Art Center WPB - August 25th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Zammy Migdal, a native of Tel Aviv, Israel, has created a language in metal that transforms spaces and walls into shapes, colors and shadows. In his work, energy flows to form clarity, definition, and purpose. He shapes metal into forms, but it is the emptiness inside the forms that holds the shadows. While some of his very architectural work is firmly grounded on Earth, other work has its origins in his interest to suspend objects against gravity. Such work is created by the relationships among metal foregrounds, attaching pins, spaces, light and shadows, in which hard metal resembles ribbons that flow and twist in the wind.</p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:01:45 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Autumn Casey - Primary Projects - September 6th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">For her debut solo at Primary Projects (PRIMARY), Autumn Casey presents &ldquo;Agalma&rdquo;, a show of sculpture, objects, and video &ndash; a gift to her audience, and dark meditation on the sublimity of self-reflection.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Agalma is an ancient Greek term for offerings to the gods. A votive object intended to woo them, it&rsquo;s a token of beauty presented to gain favor, luck, redemption, etc.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Casey is an artist who investigates the relationship between people and objects; how we empower them, and the power they have over us.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For &ldquo;Agalma,&rdquo; she uses the materials she&rsquo;s canvassed throughout her life&mdash;curios of her childhood, mysteriously familiar kitsch, ephemera she&rsquo;s instinctively attracted to&mdash;to create a sentimental haunt of personal and local history. One that suggests, perhaps: the more personal we get, the more universally we appeal.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Or, instead or in addition: with the act of introspection, we see that the boundaries between beauty and horror are more fluid, less distinguished, than they&rsquo;re usually made out to be.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Or at the very least, ahem, we get a window onto the artist, Autumn herself. The result is that we&rsquo;re left tracing the outlines of our own history, the irretrievable rush of youth, the tensions between moments of fragility and strength, the secret lives of objects and environments from our lives and how they inspire sweet nostalgia one moment, then a creepy sort of hollow feeling the next.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Thus, the fractured though no less robust bond between people and inanimate things. Above that, of course, &ldquo;Agalma&rdquo; is about the relationships between people, and the weird space between one&rsquo;s self and what might be thought of as a deeper self, something that looks like truth or meaning, but which is mostly ungraspable.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">PRIMARY is a multidisciplinary project space, positioned in Downtown Miami &ndash; at the heart of the Miami World Center &ndash; to explore and promote multiple forms of aesthetic expression from established and emerging artists. Utilizing extensive and wholly specific experience in producing public and private curatorial endeavors, the creative forces behind PRIMARY unite the commercial and critical efforts of artists, curators, critics, professionals and patrons. The result is the vital presence of an intelligent, alternative arts environment with a bold urban sensibility delivered through a diverse range of media.</p> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:54:00 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list James B. Clover - YEELEN GALLERY - September 13th 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p class="Body1">Yeelen will be exhibiting the American artist and consummate academician James B. Clover this September. Opening reception with the artist will be on September 13<sup>th</sup> 2014; marking the artist's first solo exhibition in the U.S. in over 25 years.</p> <p class="Body1">Clover&rsquo;s work is an Alexander Calder mobile and jazz-infused Piet Mondrian wrapped into one.&nbsp;&nbsp; He has taken the best of Modern painting and sculpture and collectively created a style of his own that only a great artist and academician can. Paul Gauguin&rsquo;s rejection of colonial life and gravitation towards nature are present.&nbsp; Wassily Kandinsky&rsquo;s musical inflections seep in. Even Constantin Brancusi's witty aptitude for geometry is channeled.</p> <p class="Body1">His latest series of work---deviating from the minimalist sculptures of which he is better known---use basic iconography and scales of color to harken back to creation. Repetitive forms dance across the surface of his compositions like those in a carnival or ones seen in brief flashes of mystically woven child-like dreams.&nbsp;</p> <p class="Body1">&nbsp;Seanica Howe</p> <p class="Body1">&nbsp;</p> <p class="Body1">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:20:35 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Barbosa Prince, Clint Imboden, David Burke, Dickson Schneider, Anastasia Schipani, Sylvie Lukacova, Liese Lietzke, Joey Enos - Aqua Art Miami - December 4th 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM <div> <div><strong>12/03/2014 VIP Reception </strong></div> <div><strong>4pm to 11pm <br /></strong></div> <div><strong>Access for ARt miami, CONTEXT and Art Aqua Miami VIP Cardholders and Press <br /></strong></div> <div> <div id="stcpDiv" style="position: absolute; top: -1999px; left: -1988px;"><strong>VIP Preview</strong> <br /> Access for Art Miami, CONTEXT and Aqua Art Miami VIP Cardholders &amp; Press - See more at: http://www.aquaartmiami.com/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=24#sthash.jdVKtFeJ.dpuf</div> </div> <div> <div id="stcpDiv" style="position: absolute; top: -1999px; left: -1988px;"><strong>VIP Preview</strong> <br /> Access for Art Miami, CONTEXT and Aqua Art Miami VIP Cardholders &amp; Press - See more at: http://www.aquaartmiami.com/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=24#sthash.jdVKtFeJ.dpuf</div> </div> <div><strong>&nbsp;</strong></div> <div><strong>Aqua Art Miami&nbsp;</strong>announces its tenth edition &ndash; its second since joining the Art Miami family of fairs. Aqua has consistently earned critical recognition for presenting vibrant and noteworthy international art programs with a particular interest in supporting young and established galleries with strong emerging and mid-career artists.</div> <p>Aqua Art Miami continues this tradition established in 2005, attracting increasingly diverse and distinguished exhibitors while retaining the fair&rsquo;s signature relaxed vibe and lively energy. Aqua&rsquo;s unique environment &ndash; in a classic South Beach hotel with spacious exhibition rooms that open onto a breezy, intimate courtyard &ndash; has become a favorite gathering spot for collectors, curators and art lovers to discover fresh talent and acquire new works while exchanging cultural ideas and forming meaningful connections.</p> <p>The 2014 edition features 47 dynamic exhibitors from North and South America, Europe and Asia whose displays of high-quality art are enhanced by the refined production values and expanded amenities that the fair&rsquo;s new ownership offers. Innovative interdisciplinary programming, multimedia installations and other happenings create an immersive experience for fairgoers.</p> - See more at: http://www.aquaartmiami.com/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=19#sthash.gMUMxN3I.dpuf</div> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:57:12 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list