ArtSlant - Closing soon en-us 40 Christy Gast - Gallery Diet - April 5th, 2012 - May 12th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;">Gallery Diet is pleased to present<em> Out of Place,</em> featuring sculptures by Christy Gast. This is the artist’s second solo show with the gallery.<br /> <br /> This new body of work investigates the collision that occurs when two notions regarding studio practice meet: Virginia Woolf’s <em>A Room of One’s Own</em>, which locates creation within a physical space, and Daniel Buren’s manifesto <em>The Function of the Studio</em>, which frees the artist from its confines. The resulting group of burlap sculptures, double-sized duplications of a year’s worth of sculptural assemblage, reflects on the artist’s studio as the site of that collision, treating the conceptual and physical space of creation as an archaeological site.<br /> <br /> The exhibition title, <em>Out of Place</em>, refers to the notion of existing between polarities: here and there, object and idea, interior and exterior, figure and abstraction, past and present. By manipulating burlap, typically used as a container for materials of potential (roots, dry legumes, soil), Gast replicates the folkloric objects, wooden planks and textiles she used to create a series of assemblages. The assemblages, which she thought of as untitled signifiers, referred to places outside of the studio where she gathered the materials or formal suggestions for the individual works: Lake Okeechobee, the Salton Sea, Teufelsberg.<br /> <br /> The burlap doubled doubles, containers for or skins of the studio practice, are unruly interlocutors in the gallery, sprawling and dripping through the space. Like most of her practice, this exhibition works through notions of cultural landscape in both practical and romantic senses, or political and art historical manifestations.<br /> <br /> Gast's work has been exhibited at museums and galleries internationally, including MoMA/P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Performa, Artist’s Space and Harris Lieberman Gallery in New York; Miami Art Museum, the de la Cruz Collection, Gallery Diet, and the Bass Museum of Art in Miami; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions and High Desert Test Sites in California, The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich and Centro Cultural Matucana 100 in Santiago, Chile. A forthcoming book, Source, will be published by [NAME] Publications in 2012.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 18:01:02 +0000 Jack Pierson, McDermott & McGough - Gavlak - February 18th, 2012 - May 12th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;">Gavlak Gallery is pleased to present <b>McDermott &amp; McGough</b> and <b>Jack Pierson's</b> first exhibition together, titled <i>The Palm Beach Beach Story, or Whatever Happened to Baby Jane</i>. This is also the first exhibition to present the artists' paintings, photographs and text works that demonstrate their shared interest in the style, pleasures and not-so-thinly veiled perversions of what resembles fabled Palm Beach vis-à-vis the twisted narratives of old Hollywood glamour.<br /> <br /> McDermott &amp; McGough's paintings of starlets from scenes by filmmakers like Preston Sturges are juxtaposed with Pierson's iconic text pieces of repurposed vintage sign letters, such as "My Sin," to create a narrative of desire, fantasy and even homage to a bygone era. Pierson's glittering photographs of Florida palm trees and McDermott &amp; McGough's painting of the final still from Douglas Sirk's <i>Imitation of Life</i>, in which "The End" hovers over a pile of falling diamonds, speaks not only to the seductive and high camp sensibilities of all three artists but to the perfect context of the artists work: the entire mis-en-scene of Palm Beach itself.<br /> <br /> McDermott &amp; McGough's work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions at such galleries and institutions as Cheim &amp; Read, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Pat Hearn Gallery, Massimo Audiello Gallery, Galleria Gian Enzo Sperone, Sperone Westwater, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Whitney Museum of American Art, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Centre Pompidou, Kunsthalle Wien, Manezh Moscow and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Previous exhibitions also include the Whitney Biennial, New York, in 1987, 1991 and 1995. McDermott &amp; McGough mounted a mid-career retrospective at the Provincial Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Oostende, Belgium.<br /> <br /> Jack Pierson's work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including El Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Malaga, Spain; The Irish Museum of Art, Dublin, Ireland; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Florida and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois. Extensive monographs and publications have been published about the work including <i>Desire Despair, Angel Youth</i> and <i>Jack Pierson</i>. His works are in the permanent collections of The Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 18:02:17 +0000 Félix González-Torres, Michael Jenkins, Nicholas Arehart, Abby Double, SINISA KUKEC, FEDERICO NESSI, George Sánchez-Caldéron, Agustina Woodgate - Spinello Projects - April 13th, 2012 - May 12th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;">— Inspired by a collaborative work between celebrated Cuban artist Félix González-Torres and photographer Michael Jenkins (comprised of an 'endless' stack of offset prints with a come-hither image of a male sailor), <em>JOIN</em> is an investigation into concepts of invitations, gifts and cooperative act.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As the trigger for the show's curatorial core, González-Torres and Jenkins' work was presented as a 'gift' to director Anthony Spinello from the collection of Donald and Mera Rubell; the work was recently exhibited in <em>American Exuberance</em> held at the Rubell Family Collection in Miami. Ironically, the work itself belongs to everyone and no one. According to the wishes of Gonzalez-Torres, who died of AIDS-related complications in 1996, the work is intended to be taken by anyone and everyone. 'Value' or 'price' is rendered mute in this context, while free imagery and unfettered social commentary experiences a release.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Together with the work of González-Torres, a group of rising contemporaries also consider facets of unbounded expression and the turbulent dynamics between sale and gift, positive and negative, artist and audience, object and gesture. Erasure and resurrection play important roles in their practices at large, with the mode of production focused on the replication of the singular image.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Artists Nicholas Arehart, Abby Double, Sinisa Kukec, Federico Nessi, Manny Prieres, George Sánchez-Caldéron and Agustina Woodgate participate in this special presentation, <em>JOIN</em>.</p> <p></p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:44:32 +0000 Arnold Newman, Andy Warhol - Boca Raton Museum of Art - September 6th, 2011 - May 13th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">From the pensive gaze of Georgia O'Keeffe in profile to the powerful punch of Muhammed Ali’s fist, some of the most iconic images of artists and celebrities are part of the Museum’s collection of portraiture. There’s something about a portrait that can be irresistible and quite revealing. Portraiture captures a single moment, giving us insight into someone’s personality.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This exhibition in the Auditorium presents more than 50 images in all media – painting, drawing, prints and photography – exploring the intimate as well as very public faces of artists, celebrities, politicians, and everyday people worldwide.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 18:00:53 +0000 Adrian Guerrero, Jordi Riera - KAVACHNINA CONTEMPORARY - April 14th, 2012 - May 14th, 2012 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 18:03:16 +0000 - The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum - May 9th, 2012 - May 16th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;">This unique partnership between the Miami-Dade County District 11 Schools and the Frost Art Museum culminates in an annual exhibition of student art created throughout the year. The project is a collaboration to meet M-DCPS Curriculum Based Competency Goals, the Sunshine State Standards for Arts Education, and state and national School-to-Work Initiatives.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Joe A. Martinez and The Frost Art Museum will host the ninth annual <em>Creative Visions</em> student art exhibition. The exhibition features talented artists from District 11 Miami-Dade County Public and Private Schools (M-DCPS), including elementary, middle and high school students. For the past nine years, hundreds of school-aged children have participated in this unique arts competition.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Creative Visions,</em> an annual juried exhibition held in May at The Frost Art Museum, was conceived in 2004 to highlight the artistic achievement of K-12 children in District 11. It also honors the M-DCPS art teachers who promote the visual arts in our community. Creative Visions continues to show the immense talent of our students - a window into their lives that eloquently expresses how they perceive our world. The exhibition runs through Wednesday, May 16, 2012. </p> Mon, 07 May 2012 12:55:18 +0000 Will Barnet - Boca Raton Museum of Art - March 27th, 2012 - May 20th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;">To mark the 100th birthday of pioneering painter, printmaker, and educator Will Barnet (born May 25, 1911), this exhibition of nearly fifty works explores the momentous evolution of Barnet’s art from realism to abstraction during one of the most distinguished careers in American art. Barnet’s paintings, drawings, and prints are in major museums around the world — and at the age of 100, he is still creating the works of a true American master.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Barnet’s career as an artist and America’s foremost printmaker has evolved from 1930s social realism to 1940s cubism to 1950s geometric abstraction, and since 1961, figurative realism. “I have lived through a lot of difficult periods: abstract expressionism, minimalism and so on,” Barnet said, in thinking back. Barnet’s highly original work builds upon the foundation of his <em>Indian Space</em> abstract works of the 1950s, based upon Native American-inspired organic and geometric pictograph forms within a flat, seamless space. In the 1960s, Barnet’s work shifted from abstraction to figurative work, when he created his most iconic and beloved works. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition of more than 50 works demonstrates Barnet’s continuous capacity for reinvention and new perspectives, even today in his 100th year. <em>Will Barnet At 100</em> is organized by The Harmon-Meek Gallery, Naples, Florida, which has represented Barnet since 1973.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 18:03:19 +0000 Misako Inaoka - Boca Raton Museum of Art - March 27th, 2012 - May 20th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;">Misako Inaoka is known for her kinetic sculpture and site-specific installations. The artist’s desire to carefully construct miniature environments that evoke wilderness, but are grounded in technology, comes from a long-standing interest in, as she says, “the boundary between what we call natural and artificial.” Born in Kyoto, Japan in 1977, Inaoka lives and works in San Francisco, California.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Expect to walk among birds twittering in tree branches, a deer shyly glancing up at you, and fantastical worlds tucked behind an ordinary wall. Expect also to find bizarre combinations of animal and machine, both endearing and unsettling. An incremental tilt of a small bird’s head when you near it, or a flash of light and color glimpsed through a peephole in an otherwise unobtrusive wall, signals the viewer that they should move in, as close as possible, to delight in the invented creatures and landscapes of Inaoka’s imagination. The relationship between the viewer and Inaoka’s artwork is one of discovery. The viewer’s presence brings the exhibition to life, literally.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 18:03:06 +0000 - Boca Raton Museum of Art - April 11th, 2012 - May 20th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;">Each spring, <em>An Artistic Discovery,</em> a nation-wide high school arts competition sponsored by the members of the U.S. House of Representatives, recognizes and encourages the artistic talent in the nation as well as in each congressional district. The Museum’s exhibition, which presents the work of hundreds of students, invites all high school students in Florida’s 19th Congressional District to submit work to be juried and exhibited. The student whose work is selected Best in Show travels to Washington D.C. where their artwork is displayed in the halls of Congress.</p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 13:23:33 +0000