ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 - The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum - May 6th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The fifth annual Museum Studies exhibit at the Frost Art Museum focuses on Recent Acquisitions - selections of artwork which entered the collection of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Art between 2009 and 2014.&nbsp; Students have studied over two hundred artworks, including paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture and mixed media, to come up with fewer than forty pieces to present to the public.</p> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:31:35 +0000 Shana Lutker - PĂ©rez Art Museum Miami - May 7th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Since 2012, Shana Lutker (b. 1978, Northport, New York) has been researching the Surrealist movement. Among the most important European avant-garde groups of the 20th century, the Surrealists explored the unconscious mind and creative expressions that were tied to the irrational. They were also, as revealed by Lutker&rsquo;s research, prone to physical, public fights incited by intellectual arguments and personal slights. Lutker has identified seven fights that she is investigating through sculptural installations. She has realized two of these projects: the first one in three parts, including gallery presentations in Los Angeles and Zurich as well as a performance at Performa 13 in New York, and one as part of the 2014 Whitney Biennial.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For P&eacute;rez Art Museum Miami, Lutker will realize the third work in her series. Her installation will respond to the architecture of PAMM&rsquo;s unique auditorium space. In addition to her newly commissioned artwork for the project gallery, Lutker will debut a performative lecture focused on the Surrealist fight she has been researching.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:07:54 +0000 Katie Stout - Gallery Diet - May 8th 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Gallery Diet is delighted to present the first Miami solo exhibition of the Brooklyn based designer Katie Stout. Continuing the gallery&rsquo;s interest in presenting the work of emerging designers, this exhibition is a playful exploration of domesticity. <em>Docile/Domicile/Dandy</em> includes a series of new functional and &ldquo;functional&rdquo; objects.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Stout&rsquo;s designs project soft absurdity into domestic environments. Ideas fluctuate within the context of a characterized home with an underlying theme of softness: rugs, beanbags, curving silhouettes, and shagginess. She uses materials that were once soft and are now hard in ceramic lamps and paper pulp stools. She celebrates while subtly questioning the purpose of furniture by creating stuffed, prepubescent versions of different pieces.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Using a variety of materials, Stout explores the juxtapositions between simple forms. Textures range from smooth to hand- pinched; the furniture is shaggy, stuffed, and braided. Stout takes familiar forms and gives them an unfamiliar application, like a rug that shifts into a chair, or a beanbag chair that resembles a traditional four-legged chair.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Together the pieces create a sweetly perverse domicile. Ordinary furniture is turned on its head, poking fun at the idealized concept of home. Stout allows for the individual objects to become something other than how they are conventionally understood.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Katie Stout is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design. She has exhibited at Design Miami/, both in Miami and Basel, as well as in numerous other international venues. She was recently profiled in Dwell magazine and featured in the 2013 Design Issue of T: The New York Times Style Magazine. Bjarne Melgaard commissioned her to create the furniture for his installation in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. Stout was also included in the 2014 exhibition Great Expectations at the home of Nina Johnson-Milewski and Daniel Milewski.</p> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 06:37:15 +0000 Michael Clifford - Gallery Diet - May 8th 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Gallery Diet is pleased to present <em>Playing Hands</em>, the second solo exhibition of the Miami-based painter Michael Clifford, in the gallery projects room. Incidental, laboriously quick, and preciously considered, Clifford&rsquo;s work is executed with levity, amassing elements of sexuality, loss, and sentimentality.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Clifford investigates abstract mark making through the implementation of symbols. The notions in the symbols become bittersweet in their familiarity, yet are rooted in faint memory.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The use of familial materials in his work suggests a proclivity towards childhood prophecies and intuition. Whether mark making with paper towels, drawing with his fingers, or painting with smoke bombs, Clifford&rsquo;s practice is an ode to the frantic romantic in a collectively aware and domestic setting.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">It is the memory of the extension of a lover&rsquo;s hand, a last word that still dances on the lips, or softness in the breath of the one who desires to leave a message. We are all faithful observers, unrehearsed players on a stage whose intent is to bring to surface that cyclical narrative. In this way, Michael Clifford finds a common thread between the dualities of the sweet and sour, the serious and the silly.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Clifford is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago who currently lives and works in Miami, Florida. He has recently shown at the El-Saieh Gallery in Port-au-Prince, the Material Art Fair in Mexico City, QT Gallery, and Courtney Blades Gallery. This is his first solo exhibition at Gallery Diet.</p> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 06:38:17 +0000 Henrietta Harris - Robert Fontaine Gallery - May 9th 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;The Hum is Henrietta Harris&rsquo; first solo exhibition at Robert Fontaine Gallery. This new body of work is an exploration of portraiture. The Artist&rsquo;s use of watercolor and its fluidity; dislocating and redefining our perception of a portrait&rsquo;s meaning, and placement as human reflection.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Harris&rsquo;s work is enigmatic and introspective, isolating heavy-lidded subjects lost in thought. Her paintings are often described as &lsquo;deconstructed portraiture,' and draw focus on the hesitant figures she paints with deliberate glitches in their form. Harris&rsquo;s new work highlights less the individual, and instead the forms a person inhabits metaphorically. Her paintings are wet, and alive..and reside in a non-place as if momentarily transfigured to a borderless landscape wherein the subjects seem large and small, disputing both time and space.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Henrietta Harris exhibits internationally and resided in Auckland, New Zealand.</p> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:13:00 +0000 lse Altfelt, Ejler Bille, Henry Heerup, Asger Jorn - Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale - May 17th 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition examines the innovative, abstract work of the group of Danish artists know as Helhesten (Hell-horse), including Else Altfelt, Ejler Bille, Henry Heerup, and Asger Jorn, who participated in the resistance to the Nazi occupation of Denmark. Their daring work&mdash;artistic acts of resistance&mdash;inspired and shaped the objectives of the avant-garde Cobra art movement following the war, and included many of the same artists. Precursors to the Cobra art movement, Helhesten artists published their radical ideas and art in Helhesten, the journal they founded and produced between 1941 and 1944. The works in this exhibition, selected by curator Kerry Greaves, establish the historical and artistic context for the Cobra art movement as well as NSU Museum of Art&rsquo;s exceptional collection of works by Cobra artists, the largest collection of its kind in America.</p> <div class="avia_textblock " style="text-align: justify;"> <p>Exhibitions at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale&nbsp;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 through a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge with additional funding provided by Linda J. Marks and Stephen R. Marks, Dan and Jan Lewis and the David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation.</p> </div> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:16:08 +0000 Orestes Gauhliac, Zach Sawan, Rene Ramos, Stephen Kasun - RDZ Fine Art LLC - May 22nd 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Contemporary figurative exhibition opening with a strong focus on expressive works that reflect current themes of "Love in the New Millennium". There will be an opening cocktail reception with artists in attendance, great wine and art. We look forward to seeing you all there. RSVP is required. The exhibition will open May 22 from 6-9pm. The exhibition will run through till July 20, 2015.</p> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:00:28 +0000 - The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum - June 13th 10:00 AM - 5:00 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> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:32:38 +0000 Carlos Luna - The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum - June 13th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">One of the foremost contemporary Cuban painters, part of a generation of international artists who have lived and worked in the USA for the past two decades and paved the way for new kinds of painting.&nbsp; The Exhibition traces Luna&rsquo;s painting and sculptures from the last decade to the present with a special focus on a discrete cycle of works,<em>&nbsp;the Wall Series</em>, which is testimony to both the time and place of its making, and shows the artist&rsquo;s growth and development and his concern about the nature of imagination, the evocative nature of memory and the passage of time. Curated by B&aacute;rbaro Mart&iacute;nez-Ruiz.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:33:38 +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