ArtSlant - Current exhibits en-us 40 Colin Chillag - 101/EXHIBIT - June 9th, 2012 - July 31st, 2012 Mon, 18 Jun 2012 06:06:37 +0000 Group Show - 101/EXHIBIT - June 9th, 2012 - July 31st, 2012 Mon, 16 Jul 2012 03:22:04 +0000 Lynne Golob Gelfman - Alejandra Von Hartz Gallery - June 7th, 2012 - July 31st, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;">“To see the world in a grain of sand….”<br /> –William Blake</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The works in the exhibition lynne golob gelfman: sand at Alejandra von Hartz Gallery, June 7-July 31, refer to landscape but do not represent it. Rather they evoke a sense of place.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sand in its many permutations has engaged Gelfman for years in her process of making abstract paintings. This show sand begins with the water/clouds/sand series and the experience of walking through sand. Each painting suggests a step on a path across sand and the markings that the imaginary passage leaves behind.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The works from the dune series explore the movement of light shifting on sand. As the viewer traverses the image, the surface changes constantly modulated by the angle of light. To quote the art historian Judith F. Rodenbeck, these new works are noted for “a silky liveness of muted and elegant shimmer, indefinably layered and pearlescent, coruscating.”</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The disc series, in the second room, examines the physicality of sand in its varied textures and abrasive power. Used to create the painting between 1 included in the oil and sand series, the discs reveal Gelfman’s process of layering and offer a through-view to the element of space itself. The use of the sanding machine resembles the effect of wind and water on sand. Here Gelfman yields the control embodied in the hand and embraces chance.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Gelfman graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1966 and the School of the Arts, Columbia University, MFA in 1968. Recent selected solo exhibitions include scapes at the Patricia and Philip Frost Art Museum, FIU (2012); sand at Alejandra Von Hartz Gallery (2012); between at Carol Jazzar Gallery (2010); water/clouds/sand at Luminaire X (2009) and react at Fredric Snitzer Gallery (2006). Her work is included in many prominent private and corporate collections as well in the permanent collections of museums such as the Miami Art Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution; The Baltimore Museum of Art and the Detroit Institute of Arts. Current projects include a book with an essay by Judith Rodenbeck.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 03:42:54 +0000 - Armory Art Center WPB - June 16th, 2012 - July 14th, 2012 Thu, 31 May 2012 12:08:04 +0000 - Armory Art Center WPB - June 16th, 2012 - July 14th, 2012 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 14:58:46 +0000 Jillian Mayer, eric schoenborn - Bass Museum of Art - March 21st, 2012 - August 12th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;">Jillian Mayer’s practice investigates the intersections between art, media, entertainment and pop culture. She is best known for her successful viral video projects, which are intended to circulate in both the art context and the popular cultural arena of YouTube. Her collaborative video <strong>Scenic Jogging</strong> was one of 25 chosen from 23,000 submissions from 91 countries for the Guggenheim’s <strong>YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video</strong> in October 2010.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Erasey Page</strong> is a newly commissioned web-based project that Mayer produced in collaboration with computer programmer, designer, and creative technologist Eric Shoenborn, which will be on view in the Bass Museum’s recently renovated project room space. The interactive website begins with a greeting from the artist as a pop-up spokes model who promotes visitors to live an internet-free and happy life by simply deleting the World Wide Web page by page. Participants are then encouraged to type in a web address of their choosing to erase. Afterwards, the spokesperson reappears to thank visitors for making the choice to regain their lives and to enjoy “a less computer interactive and a more real-time reactive lifestyle.”</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Contemporary culture is profoundly informed by the ways we access, navigate and use information online, which is both celebrated and questioned by the artist. Lying somewhere between a parody of utopian ideals and an infomercial for a self-help product, <strong>Erasey Page</strong> humorously comments on one’s personal agency. The project becomes particularly poignant in light of recent activism and online blackouts in protest against the U.S. government’s proposed legislation—SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) &amp; PIPA (Project IP Act)—which aims to regulate user-contributed material on the Internet and block entire websites. However, Mayer’s proposition is more directed towards questioning our increasingly virtual lives (via social media, etc.) to playfully imagine a world without the Internet.</p> Mon, 28 May 2012 03:52:45 +0000 Charles LeDray - Bass Museum of Art - April 27th, 2012 - August 12th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;">Tiny suits, miniature ceramic vessels in towering vitrines, hand-embroidered baseball caps, Charles Ledray’s work is a poetry of material, scale, and cultural resonance rich with history and emotion. Well known for his exquisitely crafted objects, working in a range of materials from fabric to human bone, Ledray’s work touches on loss, pathos, and absence. These objects, each exquisite in their separate ways, are also meticulously made by hand, bringing awe to our experience of them, each object virtually singing or humming from beneath the crushing conceptual weight of the immense labor involved in their own creation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Charles Ledray: Bass Museum of Art</strong> is the artist’s first museum exhibition to follow his just-completed comprehensive survey exhibition workworkworkworkwork<strong>,</strong> which was organized by The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston and toured to The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">While workworkworkworkwork included more than 50 art works spanning the artist’s career, <strong>Charles Ledray: Bass Museum of Art</strong> will consist of just four art works, including his major work Mens’ Suits. The result is an exhibition giving enormous physical and imaginative space to only four very carefully selected works, allowing each work its autonomy even as each also adds their voice to an intimate conversation. In contrast to a survey that seeks to explore the full range of an artist’s concerns or approaches, <strong>Charles Ledray: Bass Museum of Art</strong> will place the emphasis on a unique experience of the artist’s work in a specific place at a specific time. Not meant to represent the artist’s overall oeuvre, or even to represent any particular theme within the artist’s work, this exhibition is focused on creating a unique dialogue between four individual, powerful works – a dialogue of profound intellectual and visual beauty.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Charles Ledray: Bass Museum of Art</strong> is the artist’s first exhibition in Florida.<br /> ______________________</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Charles LeDray was born in Seattle in 1960 and now lives and works in New York. He did not receive conventional artistic training; he began his career as a security guard at the Seattle Art Museum, then worked as an art handler for a private gallery where his first piece of work was selected for inclusion in a group show just hours before the opening. Recent solo exhibitions also include Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Galerie Schmela, Düsseldorf, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco and Seattle Art Museum. Collections the Museum of Modern Art; The Whitney Museum of American Art; The Denver Art Museum; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 06:06:47 +0000 Dale Chihuly, Dan Dailey, Michael Glancy, Harvey Littleton, Concetta Mason, William Morris, Jay Musler, Toots Zynsky, Harvey K. Littleton - Boca Raton Museum of Art - March 27th, 2012 - October 14th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;">This survey of contemporary studio glass will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary in 2012 of the Studio Glass Movement in America.  Studio glass describes one-of-a-kind fine art glass pieces made in individual studios rather than glass factories. This movement started in the early 1960s, when Harvey Littleton – today considered the father of the studio glass movement - built his own glass-making furnaces in a freestanding studio. <em>Glass Act</em> will showcase art glass representative of the full breadth of this defining period in contemporary glassmaking. This exhibition demonstrates the different ways in which glass is used as a medium for contemporary art. The display focuses on unique objects that explore ideas by the leading glass artists today including Dale Chihuly, Dan Dailey, Michael Glancy, Harvey Littleton, Concetta Mason, William Morris, Jay Musler, Toots Zynsky and others. Organized in conjunction with Habatat Galleries, West Palm Beach.</p> Sun, 01 Apr 2012 23:29:48 +0000 - Boca Raton Museum of Art - May 30th, 2012 - July 8th, 2012 <p>In conjunction with the <em>61st Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition</em>, this juried exhibition presents works by professional artist members of the Museum Auxiliary Guild.</p> Sun, 29 Apr 2012 05:06:19 +0000 George Goodridge - Boca Raton Museum of Art - May 30th, 2012 - July 8th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong></strong><em><strong></strong></em>As the state’s oldest annual juried competition, the <em>All Florida</em> has introduced the work of thousands of Florida artists working in all media – emerging, under recognized, and established younger and mid-career artists.  It reinforces the Museum’s commitment to Florida artists, provides professional exhibition opportunities for emerging artists, and reveals a provocative glimpse – through Florida artists’ eyes – of the state-of-the-art today through approximately 100 paintings, sculpture, photographs, video and installations. This year’s juror is Valerie Cassel Oliver, senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Prior to Houston, Cassel Oliver was director of the Visiting Artists Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1995-2000) and program specialist at the National Endowment for the Arts (1988-1995).  In 1999, she was part of a team of curators that organized the 2000 Biennial for the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Cassel Oliver will select this year’s All Florida and its award winners from more than 1500 entries.</p> Sat, 02 Jun 2012 08:34:52 +0000 Jacob Gossett - Charest-Weinberg Gallery - June 8th, 2012 - July 31st, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;">“Introducing Jacob Gossett” is a 46 page ebook (pdf), presenting an in-depth overview of Gossett’s studio practice and his first exhibition, <em>Olympia</em>. View: <a href="" target="_blank">Introducing Jacob Gossett (PDF) (9.2 MB)</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Charest-Weinberg is thrilled to present <em>Olympia</em>, the first public exhibition of Jacob Gossett’s artwork. <em>Olympia</em> will open to the public on Friday, June 8th and will be on view through July 31st, 2012. There will be an opening reception on <strong>June 8th from 7-9pm</strong>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Following the opening, Beacon, Gossett’s electro-R&amp;B group, will stage a performative concert alongside Michna (NY) and Heathered Pearls (LA) at The Vagabond in Downtown Miami. This performance is hosted by Charest-Weinberg and Ghostly International. Doors open at 10pm. (view artwork)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Jacob Gossett was born in 1983 in Youngstown, Ohio and grew up surrounded by athletic culture. Over the past few years, his work has dealt with the cult(ure) of flesh: body politics, competition and aggression, and the physical ideal in the arts. Similarly, Beacon is known for their intensely visual performances and videos based upon sexual fantasy. For <em>Olympia</em>, Gossett has made four large-scale and tightly cropped paintings of flexing Mr. Olympians out of Creatine powder mixed with epoxy resin. Just as weightlifting breaks down the body so that it can become larger and more defined, these compositions, rendered in a dot matrix, are only cohesive when viewed from afar. As the spectator approaches the canvas, they disintegrate. The paintings will be presented alongside a looped video of an athlete training in a dank basement room covered in photographs of bulging muscles.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Olympia</em> is a display of power that cannot be activated. Bodybuilding is performative in nature, yet the ideals of the performers are closer to Greek statuary. When training, these men strive for beauty, symmetry, and proportion—in other words, sculptural qualities. In the 1977 documentary <em>Pumping Iron</em>, a young Arnold Schwarzenegger describes this connection:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>“Good bodybuilders have the same minds when it comes to sculpting that a sculptor has. You look in the mirror and say, ‘ok, I need a little bit more deltoids, a little more shoulders so I get the proportions right.’ ”</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Schwarzenegger, whose image appears in the show, is a powerful symbol of the intersection of physical and political aesthetics. In this regard, one must remember that <em>Olympia</em> was also one of Leni Riefenstahl’s most famous films. Gossett addresses this racial quotient with the colors of his paintings, which depend on two components: the Creatine supplement (his brand comes in either vanilla and chocolate) and the guidance of the widely used bodybuilding suit chart, which matches the color of the garment to the athlete’s skin tone.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Jacob Gossett was a resident at Skowhegan in 2009 and graduated from the Pratt Institute in 2010.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 03:45:01 +0000 Group Show - Cremata Gallery - June 5th, 2012 - July 7th, 2012 <p align="center">Painting, installation, Multi Media, Drawing, Sculpture, Photography</p> <p align="center">This event is a preview to a forthcoming CAFÉ exhibition  directed by Grisel Pujala, Ph.D., University of The West Indies, and main Curator: Leandro Soto, Visual Artist.</p> <p align="center">Participating artists : Yovani Bauta/Israel León Viera, Armando Tejuca, Víctor Gómez, Carlos Manuel Cárdenas, Baruj Salinas, Santos, Fermín Fleites, Rubén Fuentes Gonzales, Jorge Porrata, Ana Carballosa, Pedro Vizcaíno, Laura Luna, Anita Guerra,Charry Castro Marín, Jesús García, Roberto Wong, Guillermo Portieles, Raúl Villareal, Sergio García, Cesar García, Ana Flores, Alexis Guin, Víctor Caldee, Yolanda Sánchez. Ana María Sarlat, Alejandro López, Nelson García Miranda, Aldo Menéndez, Ivonne Ferrer, Leandro Soto.</p> <p align="center">“As an island—a geographical space with mutable and porous borders—Cuba has never been a fixed cultural, political, or geographical entity. Migration and exile have always informed the Cuban experience, and loss and displacement have figured as central preoccupations among Cuban artists and intellectuals. A major expression of this experience is the unconventional, multi-generational, itinerant, and ongoing art exhibit CAFÉ: The Journeys of Cuban Artists.”</p> <p align="center"> </p> <p align="center">Professor Andrea O’Reilly Herrera</p> <p align="center">author of</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Setting the Tent Against the House: Cuban Artists Across the Diaspora</span></em><b><span style="text-decoration: underline;"></span></b></p> <p> </p> <p align="center"></p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 15:10:53 +0000 Group Show - David Castillo - June 9th, 2012 - July 24th, 2012 <p><b>David Castillo Gallery</b> is pleased to present <i>DCG Open</i>, a yearly survey of artists from South Florida. This year's curator Brandi Reddick, Artists and Communications Manager for the Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places Program &amp; Curator of the Miami-Dade Public Art Collection, has chosen nineteen artists from the region. Reddick has worked with various concepts of sculpture for this year's edition of DCG Open. As in years past, there is a wide range of media in the exhibition- from assemblage, ephemera, video, and paintings to more universally understood sculpture.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 17:52:20 +0000 - Deering Estate at Cutler - June 20th, 2012 - August 31st, 2012 <p>Each year Grove House Artists partners with the Deering Estate at Cutler for their Annual Members Summer Exhibit. Curated by director Barbara Tejeda, the exhibit will feature award winning works from the Affair en Plein Air Event, a juried two day, outdoor painting competition that captures views from our site.</p> <p>GroveHouse Artists is pleased to announce its annual General Membership and Plein Air Exhibit displayed throughout the historic homes of the Deering Estate at Cutler. Opening: Wednesday, June 20th from 7 to 9 p.m. Free admission to the estate for the opening light refreshments and a cash bar will be available. The exhibit will run through August 31st, 2012.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 03:20:54 +0000 Gye Hoon Park - Diana Lowenstein Gallery - June 9th, 2012 - July 28th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;">Park is critical of provocative images of amusing illusions. He expresses his main idea dealing with primitive traits by using the form of bean-sprouts. This work started in the late 1990s with needlework on hemp cloth and continued quite coherently with small pieces of chopsticks. Most recently he incorporates his signature bean-sprout shape cutting it into Korean paper.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Park considers coherence to be an artist's ultimate goal and solemnly regards art's social functionality. 'Standing Flimsy' indicates a strong interior, similar to a fragile shoot punching through frozen ground. Moreover, it expresses the proliferation of life by time's accumulation against the indicators of nature's distress. According to the artist, his life's accumulation is the transformation of his long journey to Materializing of Conscience, and only those who await the development of that form found in ‘Standing Flimsy’ can read the artist's true character. As he has said before, he wants to "prove simple and ignorant temporality", and thus "live with an uneasy conscience that seeks the inherent truth".</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Gye Hoon Park received his Masters in art and sculpture at the Chungbuk National University in Korea. One of Korea’s most prominent contemporary artists, he has shown at the National Museum of Contemporary Art and the Daejeon City Museum in Korea, as well as internationally.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 00:27:27 +0000 Daniel Verbis - Diana Lowenstein Gallery - June 9th, 2012 - July 28th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;">I am interested in art that has yet to be corrupted by ideas in my search for a basic honesty. Curiously, the interesting has ceased to interest me.  The visual arts are created in a specific time and place, which provide their context, but I believe that art must transcend that context.  It must express itself on another level.</p> <p></p> <p>Daniel Verbis</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 00:32:02 +0000