ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/show en-us 40 Laz Ojalde (LMNOQ), Babette Herschberger - Art Center / South Florida - August 10th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sun, 16 Feb 2014 18:51:09 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Group Show - The Lunch Box Gallery - August 11th, 2012 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p><img src="http://dbprng00ikc2j.cloudfront.net/userimages/34000/1ggx/20120803134735-pr.jpg" /></p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 13:49:36 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Jenny Brillhart, Rosemarie Chiarlone, Robin Griffiths, Hugo Moro, Lea Nickless, Evan Robarts, Victoria Skinner, Tom Virgin - Art Center / South Florida - August 15th, 2012 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This show brings together a range of artists working in multiple disciplines.  All have deep roots in the community and have deeply rooted traditions to draw from. Each artist creates with an intense and time consuming method of production that is obvious in the final product, yet the works are held together conceptually by their ability to intimately engage viewers.  What is visible in this painstaking work is not just labor, but the joy of making.  From books and prints, to painting and installation, each artist initiates a dialogue with their work that brings viewers in to touch, read, examine, and soak up details.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>ArtCenter/South Florida</b> presents <b><i>By Hand</i> </b>with works by <b>Jenny Brillhart, Rosemarie Chiarlone, Robin Griffiths, Hugo Moro,  Lea Nickless, Evan Robarts, Victoria Skinner </b>and <b>Tom Virgin,</b> an exhibition that initiates a dialogue between the work and its viewers inviting them to touch, read, examine, question and soak up details. Each artist creates with an intense and time consuming method of production that is obvious in the final product, yet the works are held together conceptually by their ability to intimately engage their viewers. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This show brings together a range of artists working in multiple disciplines.  All have deep roots in the community and have deeply rooted traditions to draw from. Each artist creates with an intense and time consuming method of production that is obvious in the final product, yet the works are held together conceptually by their ability to intimately engage viewers.  What is visible in this painstaking work is not just labor, but the joy of making.  From books and prints, to painting and installation, each artist initiates a dialogue with their work that brings viewers in to touch, read, examine, and soak up details.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>Robin Griffiths,</b> a draftsman and tradesman turned sculptor and mathematician, creates technically sophisticated installations that provide a visible history of his process of creation. Ultimately, the art, science, technology and ideas embedded in the sculpture in <i>By Hand</i> are released only through curious, kinetic interaction...better known as play.  <b>Evan Robarts</b>’ work also addresses the interplay between science and art, looking for new relationships with material, form and identity. With an emphasis on various non-traditional materials and found objects, Robarts’ explores these constructs and interfaces them with the surrounding world.<br /> <br /> ArtCenter alumni <b>Jenny Brillhart</b> creates a dialogue between made and found spaces and forms, and their relationship to place, structure and organization. Her formation of objects and materials in works from the series “Constructs” reveals a process of adding and subtracting, in an attempt to balance or level ideas of beauty, form, representation, structure and narrative. ArtCenter resident artist <b>Hugo Moro</b>’s work addresses the humans within structures and spaces. His work responds to social issues ranging from gender to religion to the economy using a wide range of media. Moro’s work may take on a classical form or use pop art language or even feature assemblages of found objects. <br /> <br /> Philadelphia native <b>Rosemarie Chiarlone</b> presents works from her series, “Silhouette,” a collaboration with poet Susan Weiner. Chiarlone’s work explores the tension between visual image and text in an intricate form created with cut-outs and perforated text. The words are teased out of substrates of paper and fabric as negative space surrounded by white space. The evocative quality of Weiner’s poetic language is enhanced by Chiarlone’s deliberate and elegant method of slowing down the reading process. Born and raised in the Midwest,<b> </b>Miami artist <b>Tom Virgin</b> also merges stories and image in his woodcut prints, artist’s books and public artworks. Virgin shows works created in response to a residency at Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, OR. Virgin forgoes words in this exhibition, telling his story through an installation of images in several media. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>Lea Nickless, </b>who is also a freelance curator, collection manager, and educational consultant, works predominantly with watercolors and book arts. For <i>By Hand</i>, Nickless will present an intricate installation created with mixed media on paper. Lake Worth artist <b>Victoria Skinner </b>works with collage in microscopic form<b> </b>blurring boundaries; between human and animal, science and art, imagination and knowledge. The exhibition features an installation of works from Skinner’s “Chimera 2D” series that will capture any viewers’ eye.<br /> </p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 09:46:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Mireya Alfonso, Ivan Santiago - 6th Street Container - August 17th, 2012 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p>Photography word by Mireya Alfonso and Iván Santiago.</p> <p></p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 20:48:46 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Rosemarie Romero, Heather K. Wilson-Miller - Locust Projects - August 18th, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Locust Projects is pleased to announce Female Hu$tle, a collaborative project by Rosemarie Romero &amp; Heather K. Wilson-Miller for the LAB (Locust Art Builders) / MFA exhibition program. Miller and Romero, both current MFA students at the University of Florida, Gainsville, present a project engaging ideas of third wave feminism and explore a complex and contradictory dialogue about objectification and identity.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Situated in the front gallery and storefront windows facing North Miami Avenue, Female Hu$tle consists of Miller’s human-scaled sculptural-photographic work Gold/Mirror, a serial representation of the female body painted gold with the face omitted and replaced by a mirror. Romero’s video and participatory work Porn Nails is a nomadic nail salon providing custom design manicures for women in exchange for conversations in relation to love, sex, and work specific to the geographic region of South Florida.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">2012 marks the third year of the LAB program which provides exhibition opportunities to high school students in South Florida. In conjunction with Locust Projects’ 15 year anniversary, for the first time the program was extended to Floridabased MFA students. Miller and Romero were selected through an open call by a committee of local arts professionals.</p> <p>Make your free Porn Nails manicure appointment today!<br />August 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 25 from 12-2pm and 5-7pm</p> <p>(*Extended hours for Porn Nails manicures)</p> Sat, 11 Aug 2012 05:41:33 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Javier Valle-Perez - The Americas Collection - September 3rd, 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Thu, 30 Aug 2012 23:57:34 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Dolly Moreno - Kelley Roy Gallery - September 4th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tue, 04 Sep 2012 12:18:22 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list William Maguire, Roberto Riverti - Dina Mitrani Gallery - September 6th, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Dina Mitrani Gallery is proud to present <em>Light in the Shadows: Photographs by William Maguire and Roberto Riverti, </em>opening on Thursday, September 6<sup>th</sup> at 7pm and on view through November 2<sup>nd</sup> 2012.  This exhibition examines the work of two contemporary photographers, from different parts of the world, exploring black and white night photography with a classic sensibility.  Maguire, a well-known professor at Florida International University, and Riverti, an Argentine transplanted in Uruguay, both point their lenses to the lights and shadows produced by the night. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The exhibition presents a grouping of Maguire’s “motorcycle and car” photographs, taken in the 1970s that are richly imbued with American culture and trends of the time. His larger, framed works are quiet depictions of desolate landscapes illustrating architectural structures, vehicles and the occasional human figure caught in the mysterious glow of a streetlamp or lit neon sign.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Riverti’s photographs also document buildings and places after sunset, yet they contain a melancholy produced by the historical buildings and by the light that dramatically moves through the image.  Through his lens, Riverti captures images with a romantic view depicting a reverence for his South American landscapes.  Both artists offer remarkable aesthetic documents of their countries and cultures, with a richness and tonal depth that lures the viewer and evokes contemplation.  </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Dina Mitrani Gallery opened in November 2008 and specializes in international contemporary photography. The gallery represents emerging and mid-career artists, offers artists talks and lectures on photography, as well as photo-based books. The gallery is committed to promoting its artists, as well as working with independent curators to produce unique group exhibitions.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 19:40:01 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Carlos Estevez - Pan American Art Projects - September 6th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Pan American Art Projects is very pleased to announce the beginning of the 2012 / 2013 art season with exhibitions by Cuban-American artists Carlos Estevez and Elsa Mora. In this two - person show each artist is individually exploring his/her own ideas of transformation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Pan American Art Projects is very pleased to announce the beginning of the 2012 / 2013 art season with exhibitions by Cuban-American artists Carlos Estevez and Elsa Mora. In this two - person show each artist is individually exploring his/her own ideas of transformation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="\&quot;MsoNoSpacing\&quot;">Conceptually Estevez continues to explore his recurring themes, such as man’s place in the universe and relationships between human beings. Formally, his paintings show evidence of his interest in medieval tapestry and illuminated manuscripts. His canvases are mimicking the use of gold and the rhythmic repetition of patterns that characterize textiles from that period. His palette, based on rich contrasts between the golden background and colors such as deep blue, purple and bright reds, is also evocative of the epoch.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="\&quot;MsoNoSpacing\&quot;">Among the pieces we have a couple of his new ‘smoke paintings’, in which he actually ‘paints’ with smoke, creating beautiful ‘marbleized’ figures. The contrast between the represented monuments supposedly made out of stone, and the fragility of the smoke, represents concepts such as mortality and illusion. The idea of stone as an everlasting material is refuted by the inexorability of time.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="\&quot;MsoNoSpacing\&quot;">The three-dimensional pieces in the exhibition are combinations of ready-made objects, which remind us of surrealistic sculptures. Methodologically he follows the same principle as in previous works, in which he created hybrids with combined elements from nature and man-made mechanisms. This time, Estevez decided to apply this concept to machines, creating new ones out of pieces from different old ones. Taking advantage of the aesthetic qualities of the object per se, and with wit and humor, he makes a one-of-a-kind telephone out of an old one mixed with parts from a blender, or a hand shower, or a gun. In others, musical instruments are converted into marionettes. The results are stunning objects, in which functionality is superseded by fantasy.</p> <p class="\&quot;MsoNoSpacing\&quot;"> </p> Sun, 19 Aug 2012 15:41:50 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Elsa Mora - Pan American Art Projects - September 6th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Pan American Art Projects is very pleased to announce the beginning of the 2012 / 2013 art season with exhibitions by Cuban-American artists Carlos Estevez and Elsa Mora. In this two - person show each artist is individually exploring his/her own ideas of transformation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="\&quot;MsoNoSpacing\&quot;">In this exhibition Elsa Mora is showing her most recent series, <i>Femina Plantarum.</i> Inspired by nature, and partially based on the long tradition of botanical illustration, Mora takes passages from the natural world as similes for stages in human life. She is exploring the concept of transformation from a symbiotic point of view, blending vegetation and humans. Her distinctive ‘women’ are created with mixed elements from both worlds; her female torsos have either faces constructed of groupings of birds, or arrangements of flowers for heads resulting in extraordinary surrealistic creatures.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="\&quot;MsoNoSpacing\&quot;">This series introduces a new phase in her work, which had always touched upon autobiographical themes.  In this instance she is making reference to a personal transformation, illustrated through her hybrid beings.</p> Sun, 19 Aug 2012 15:42:26 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Emmett Moore - Gallery Diet - September 7th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">For his first solo exhibition at Gallery Diet, Miami based designer Emmett Moore will be presenting a series of limited edition furniture objects. This body of work continues his investigation into natural and man-made patterns that draw out the differences between reality and illusion, façade, and structure. Moore uses the tenets of furniture fabrication to draw attention to construction methods and the geometric references in the natural patterns of his chosen materials.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the Projects Room, the exhibition continues with a collaboration between Emmett Moore, Chris Johnson, and Conor Klein.  This ongoing project spans three cities; Miami, London, and New York bringing form to conversations about the role of appearances and tradition in design culture and exploring the way illusion plays into functional objects.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Moore was born in Miami, Florida where he currently lives and works. He attended Design and Architecture Senior High School in Miami’s Design District and completed a BFA in Furniture Design at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence.  Moore has exhibited at the Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design and has been included in group exhibitions such as P.S. at The Frost Art Museum.</p> <p>He most recently exhibited in a solo exhibition at Locust Projects, High, Low, and Inbetween.</p> Mon, 03 Sep 2012 21:30:43 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Rashid Johnson - Miami Art Museum - September 7th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In New York–based artist Rashid Johnson's first major solo museum exhibition, he explores the complexities and contradictions of black identity in a practice that is rooted in his individual experience. Incorporating commonplace objects from his childhood in a process he describes as “hijacking the domestic,” the artist transforms everyday materials such as wood, mirrors, tiles, rugs, CB radios, shea butter and plants into conceptually loaded and visually compelling works.  </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 13:58:47 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Group Show - Bass Museum of Art - September 8th, 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The concept of nature has acquired a new relevance in the hyper-technological age, leading many artists to reflect on artificial environments, where one is unable to trust what is real and what is not. A significant number of artists today challenge the gap between traditional perceptions of “nature” and “culture.” In many cases, they introduce new understandings of the sublime that replace its Romantic and the related sense of awe with a diverse range of critical, political and poetic approaches.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">UNNATURAL will present scientific, romantic, conceptual, poetic, sensual and ecological conceptions of nature through a variety of strategies that reflect advances in technology in the twenty-first century. The works in the exhibition question conventional means and methods of representing the natural world and metaphorically embody both the paradoxical longing to fuse with nature and the threat embedded in such fusion. The works in UNNATURAL thus reflect a cultivated, synthetic, manipulated nature, which includes allusions to science as manifestations of a reality oscillating between the real and imaginary.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The artists selected for UNNATURAL come from diverse cultural backgrounds and work in a wide range of media including video, photography, sculpture and installation. These artists seem to be stretching the limits of time and place, while collecting and assembling imagery from different sources to create a new, artificial form of nature. The majority of the artists in this show are Israeli-born which charges the exhibition with a political accent that relates to nature, territories and landscape in critical ways. In the contemporary Israeli context it is impossible to disassociate the landscape from its political resonances and from the multiple narratives that surround it. Landscape imagery and representations of nature in contemporary Israeli art today are rarely naive, and certainly not romantic. They are scorched by the fire of conflict and marked by the fervor of internal controversy.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">UNNATURAL represents the far-fetched fusion of reality, fantasy and simulation. At the same time, it reflects the freedom of the imagination and the wonders of simulation technology, which make the inconceivable conceivable. It reveals how the unmediated sense of awe and wonder provoked by nature has been replaced by the work of art, which enables us to marvel at the act of representation and to re-imagine nature, while celebrating the wonders of the human imagination.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The location of this project in Miami Beach—a subtropical, botanically lush barrier island that was built on a filled coral reef,  where even the beach sand was artificially imported—further strengthens the tangible relationship between the “natural” and the “unnatural”.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Participating artists:<br /> Boaz Aharonovitch | Einat Arif-Galanti | Aziz + Cucher | Céleste Boursier-Mougenot and Ariane Michel | Blane De St. Croix | Rose-Lynn Fisher | Ori Gersht | Meirav Heiman and Yossi Ben Shoshan | Hilja Keading | Freddy Shachar Kislev | Sigalit Landau | Dana Levy | Tobias Madison | Richard Mosse | Gilad Ratman | Samantha Salzinger | Tomer Sapir | Yehudit Sasportas | Michal Shamir | Uri Shapira | Jennifer Steinkamp | Gal Weinstein | Wendy Wischer | Guy Zagursky</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About the curator</strong><br /> Tami Katz-Freiman is an art historian, curator and critic, based in Miami. Until recently, she served as the Chief Curator of the Haifa Museum of Art (2005-2010). She has curated numerous group and solo exhibitions in prominent museums in Israel and the US, where she lived and worked between 1994 and 1999.  Her most notable project in collaboration with the Bass Museum was Desert Cliché: Israel Now—Local Images, a traveling exhibition co-curated with Amy Cappellazzo that debuted at the Bass Museum of Art on April 1997. Between 2008-2010 she was teaching at the Art History Department at Tel Aviv University and at the International Curatorial Studies Program of the Kalisher Art School in Tel Aviv. She has published extensively in books, catalogues and magazines devoted to contemporary art. Her most recent exhibition Critical Mass: Contemporary Art from India (co-curated with Rotem Ruff) is currently shown at the Herta and Paul Amir new building of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.</p> Sun, 02 Sep 2012 11:50:43 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Adler Guerrier - David Castillo - September 8th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>David Castillo Gallery</b> is proud to present <i>Here, Place the Lever</i>, Adler Guerrier's second solo exhibition with the gallery. Guerrier continues his investigation of urban landscape as performative people's history in new photographs and drawings. Although sourced from Miami-Dade county, <i>Here, Place the Lever</i> is an open invitation to site non-specificity. Like Brian Massumi's <i>affective fact</i>, Guerrier philosophizes a broader condition to which empirical fact only aspires. Guerrier reminds the viewer that the difference between wilderness and lawn rests only in the tedious construction of privacy, the indeterminacy between natural aerosol and digital storage device resolved by sociopolitical exposure to the delicate concept of <i>cloud.</i></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Merleau-Ponty identifies <i>reversibility </i>between phenomena such as seeing and being seen, or touching and being touched, that yields an experiential byproduct greater than that which one-dimensional exchange could allow. <i>Here, Place the Lever</i> is reversible language that beckons the viewer outside the comfort of personal space toward loaded contingency. The title is an invitation-- an order-- a dare. It is a gesture of support and a threat of instability, an adventure and a liability. It is public and private. It is the intimacy of presence and the abstraction of potential.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><i>Here, Place the Lever</i> is the <i>abject</i>, conceptualizing a difficult commons between subject and object populated by semiocapital, networked identity, digital culture and other symptoms of modernity. Guerrier's commons is home to anxiety and contradiction as the flaneurial perspective that renders his artworks is both oversaturated and solitary. Guerrier does not photograph vernal grass without a glimpse of black water. His drawings do not reference the layered detritus of municipal walls, bus stops or billboards without the cultural weight that informs their production and perception. Guerrier pushes glimpses of urban landscape into a hypertrophic state beyond studio art practice. Indeed, his artworks are counter-protological, subverting aesthetics toward a socio-politics of the spatial commons referenced by their imagery. They are at once lyrically seductive and acutely cautionary against the entomology of "decadence," from the Latin <i>cadere</i>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><i>Here, Place the Lever</i> is perhaps a subtle plea toward the empathy among bodies strategized by Italian Autonomist Franco "Bifo" Berardi and media theorist Geert Lovink as an antidote to contemporary estrangement and self-interest. "Media virtualization has destroyed the pleasure of touching each other and the pleasure of living in urban spaces," Bifo and Lovink write. With a lever of correct proportions, Archimedes claimed that he could lift the Earth. Wandering Guerrier's urban landscapes, one cannot help but ponder whether ascendency lies in the lapsed human spirit, the insistence upon green in concrete.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Adler Guerrier was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and lives and works in Miami. He studied at the New World School of the Arts in Miami and has exhibited widely including The Whitney Biennial 2008, The Wolfsonian Miami Beach, Miami Art Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, and Tate Liverpool. The artist will have his first large-scale museum solo exhibition at the newly-designed Herzog &amp; de Meuron Miami Art Museum in 2014. Guerrier's work has appeared in the <i>New York Times</i>, <i>Artnews</i>, and <i>Art in America</i>, among numerous other publications. He was recently included in the exhibition <i>Vanishing Points: Paint and Paintings from the Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection</i> at the Harn Musuem of Art in Gainsville, FL, which originated at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach in 2011.</p> <p> </p> Sat, 08 Sep 2012 05:21:08 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Christian Holstad - de la Cruz Collection - September 8th, 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The de la Cruz Collection is pleased to announce the opening of an installation in our project room of works by American artist Christian Holstad. <br /> <br /> Christian Holstad's art practice reflects his interests in crafts, hand-made objects and textiles. Holstad's work shares a "Camp" aesthetic sensibility with references to kitsch. "Camp" was very much part of the 1960's culture and is often associated with drag queen performers, filmmakers like John Waters (his films <em>Pink Flamingos</em>, <em>Hairspray</em> and <em>Polyester</em>), Andy Warhol and artists like Divine and Liberace.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Holstad's installation <em>Sleeping Bag from Dignity</em>, 2004, a crotched campfire scene, includes a sleeping bag with an image of Patty Hearst on the pillow, a symbol of American History in the 70's. <em>Big Drag</em>, 2004, a metallic purple hyena with flamingos is also included in the installation, further referring to disco culture.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>It Comes in Waves</em>, 2003, Christian Holstad's sparkling tinsel curtain, brings back memories of Felix Gonzalez-Torres' glittering curtains. By inprinting on the curtain Japanese artist Hokusai's famous early 19th century woodblock print <em>The Wave</em>, Holstad introduces high art on modest materials.<br /> <br /> Christian Holstad was born in Anaheim, California 1972.<br /> He lives and works in New York.</p> Sun, 02 Sep 2012 16:59:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Seth Price - de la Cruz Collection - September 8th, 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The de la Cruz Collection is pleased to announce the opening of an installation of works by American artist Seth Price. <br /> <br /> In an interviewwith Gwen Allen in 2007, Seth Price stated - "I'm interested in the effect of digital technologies, as they reached the marketplace sometime in the 1970s. It does happen to line with my own life span." Like Marcel Broodthaers and Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Seth Price is interested in the importance of the distribution and dispersion of the artwork.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In <em>Digital Video Digital Effect: Spills</em>, 2004, Price alters a homemade video shot by Joan Jonas featuring Richard Serra and Robert Smithson discussing current issues referring to the art market. Price uses electronic ink to abstract and erase the image, however their conversation can be heard. The packaging of the video is an integral part of the work, creating a time capsule, and questioning the obsolescence of technology.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Price's use of industrial methods is manifested in his vacuum-formed works. In this case, the synthetic rope becomes a "luscious" object even though its just a plastic mold like those used today for packaging and distributing mass-produced goods.</p> <p>Seth Price was born in East Jerusalem 1973.<br /> He lives and works in New York.</p> Sun, 02 Sep 2012 17:03:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list