ArtSlant - Closing soon en-us 40 Christian Holstad - de la Cruz Collection - September 8th, 2012 - October 6th, 2012 <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 Seth Price - de la Cruz Collection - September 8th, 2012 - October 6th, 2012 <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 17:03:17 +0000 Group Show - Diana Lowenstein Gallery - September 8th, 2012 - October 6th, 2012 Sat, 08 Sep 2012 13:26:02 +0000 Alejandro Mendoza, John Davis, Marco Nereo Rotelli, Marcos Lora Read, Luis Granda - KAVACHNINA CONTEMPORARY - September 8th, 2012 - October 6th, 2012 Sat, 08 Sep 2012 05:58:19 +0000 farley aguilar - Spinello Projects - September 8th, 2012 - October 6th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;">Spinello Projects announces the opening of its new gallery on Saturday, September 8th, 2012. Located West of Wynwood, the two-floor converted 1940′s warehouse is destined to become the new playground for unorthodox and experimental artists. Spinello Projects’ highly anticipated 3,000 square-foot space will enable an enriched program — progressing the gallery’s primary mission of initiating groundbreaking change in Miami’s cultural landscape and beyond. To inaugurate the expansion, Spinello Projects presents a solo exhibition by Nicaraguan self-taught painter Farley Aguilar, <em>Americana</em>, running September 8th to October 6th, 2012. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Americana</em> features a suite of ink on mylar paintings which depict the struggle of the American psyche. Aguilar explains, “There is a very tense relationship between individuals and the society, community, or subculture they belong to. Even though the paintings are dated by a historical period, they show traces of their past and point to the future.” Characters are awkward, grotesque and disfigured; many times a violent act has just happened or is about to occur. Elements of classical mythology are selectively inserted throughout Aguilar’s work, nodding to stylistic modes of German Expressionism.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Aguilar’s work communicates sensations of danger, dread and emotional volatility filtered through the psychological wavelengths of the ‘mob mentality’. “American culture is obsessed with violence and the images in this new body of work reflect this notion,” states Aguilar. “Violence is a clear eruption of frustration, fear and anxiety within an American moral, conservative, psyche that explodes in terror when confronted with the unknown.”</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In a constant state of searching for truth, Aguilar highlights the possibilities of attaining ultimate knowledge: like Faust, enlightenment leads to self-destruction while ignorance remains blissful. His colors and subjects reflect the full scale of human mortality, destined for a glorious demise.</p> <p> </p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:44:32 +0000 Group Show - The Lunch Box Gallery - August 11th, 2012 - October 6th, 2012 <p><img src="" /></p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 04:22:09 +0000 Group Show - Boca Raton Museum of Art - July 18th, 2012 - October 7th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;">Bring along your lucky putter July 19 through October 14  into a fully-playable miniature golf course. Designed by artists from across the United States, <em>Big Art: Miniature Golf</em> is a unique exhibition that explores the fusion between art, design and play.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Visitors will see – and play on – a diverse selection of artist-created miniature golf holes (clubs provided), ranging from an orbit around the Sun and into a black hole, playing inside an enormous golf hole cup, a surrealist pinball hole where other players can operate the paddles, to the world’s smallest version of the world’s largest miniature golf course.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Each hole offers a one-of-a-kind experience for all visitors, be they golf lovers, art lovers, or both. <em>Big Art: Miniature Golf</em> promises a singular survey of some of the most whimsical and playful American artists working today.</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:11:28 +0000 William Glackens, Edith Dimock, Lenna Glackens, Louis Glackens - NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale - October 25th, 2011 - October 7th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Museum of Art is the repository of the estate of American painter William Glackens, a member of The Eight and a transformative artist at the turn of the twentieth century. What is less known about Glackens is that he was part of an extended artistic family. He married painter Edith Dimock and their daughter Lenna was a talented young artist. In addition, William's older brother Louis was a well-known illustrator and cartoonist. Installed in the Museum's Glackens Galleries, this exhibition includes works by each of the artists in the Glackens family, with a large concentration of the art of William Glackens, the family's most celebrated painter.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The idiom “the apple never falls far from the tree” epitomizes the allure that members of William Glackens’ household felt for the visual arts.  To them, individually as well as collectively, art making was neither a distraction nor simply a source of income, but rather a passion that fulfilled both spiritual and intellectual pursuits.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">William J. (1870-1938) and his older brother, Louis M. (1866–1933), were born in Philadelphia into a lower middle class family headed by parents Samuel and Elizabeth Glackens.  Both siblings attended Central High School, followed by brief enrollment in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.  According to family records, the Glackens boys began drawing at an early age and, while still in high school, collaborated on carefully illustrating a homemade dictionary.  As they grew older, the personal lives and careers of William and Lou (as he was affectionately called) diverged.  Professionally, the former followed a dual career path by becoming a highly successful illustrator for newspapers and magazines as well as a renowned painter whose artistic sojourn took him from stark urban Realism to Renoir-esque Impressionism.  By comparison, the latter’s achievements were more modest.  First and foremost, Lou became a proficient cartoonist for Puck, a popular New York-based weekly satirical publication, followed by a brief stint in Hollywood drawing comics during the early years of the motion picture industry.  The brothers also pursued contrasting lifestyles at home.  William happily married an heiress with whom he had two children, lived mostly in well-appointed homes and apartments, and regularly vacationed in Europe.  Louis, on the other hand, remained single, childless, and continued to reside in his parent’s Philadelphia home, living a life centered on his brother’s progeny.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Edith Dimock Glackens (1876-1955) and Lenna Glackens Borden (1913-1943) were William Glackens’ wife and daughter, respectively.   They were William’s favorite models as well as artists in their own right.  Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Edith was heir to the prosperous silk manufacturing business of her father Ira.  Her desire to become a painter dated to her childhood.  Defying her parent’s objections, Edith moved to New York City in her early twenties and enrolled at the Art Students League, where she studied under the guidance of noted American Impressionist William Merritt Chase (1849-1916).   Lenna also received formal artistic training.  Following in her mother’s footsteps, she attended the Art Students League, where her instructors were Jerome Myers (1867-1940) and Guy Pène du Bois (1884-1958).  Due in part to their affluent background, Edith and Lenna were never forced to make a living with their art and their public exhibitions were few and far between.  Nevertheless, Edith became an admired watercolorist whose genre scenes, though charming, often displayed a caustic sense of humor.  Askewing her mother’s whimsy, Lenna’s style combines a mixture of Surrealism and Symbolism that is far more difficult to decipher.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ira Glackens (1907-1990), a major benefactor to the Museum of Art and the only son of William and Edith, also dabbled in the arts, though he viewed painting as a recreational activity and preferred to be known as a biographer, novelist, and horticulturist.  Taking his wishes into account, we have chosen not to include any of his artworks in this installation.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 19:44:39 +0000 Tony Caltabiano - Abba Fine Art - September 8th, 2012 - October 10th, 2012 Sun, 16 Sep 2012 23:43:20 +0000 Guido Mena, Rocio Granados, Katiuska Gonzalez, Astolfo Funes, Carolina De Panfilis, Cristina Alzualde - Cremata Gallery - September 14th, 2012 - October 10th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;">Participating artists : Cristina Alzualde (Argentina), Carolina de Panfilis (Venezuela), Astolfo Funes (Venezuela), Katiuska Gonzalez (Venezuela), Rocio Granados (Spain), Guido Mena (Cuba).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Contemporary Expressions groups six unique artists of various persuasions, career profiles and nationalities with very personal artistic vocabularies.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">All together they form a heterogeneous hexagon in the dynamics of contemporary art. From unexpected relationships and contrasts, a compendium of generational takes nourished from individual as from the collective consciousness, cross cultural roads that converge in one space.</p> Sun, 16 Sep 2012 13:34:47 +0000 - Armory Art Center WPB - September 15th, 2012 - October 13th, 2012 <p>An exhibition of artwork by the Palm Beach County Art Teacher's Association Members. Exhibition organized by the Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association. Armory exhibitions are free and open to the public.</p> Sun, 19 Aug 2012 14:59:25 +0000 Emmett Moore - Nina Johnson - September 7th, 2012 - October 13th, 2012 <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> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:23:35 +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 Janine Antoni, Michele Oka Doner, Rimma Gervolina & Variety Gerlovin, Ana Mendieta, Annee Olofsson, Peter Voulkos - The Bass - September 14th, 2012 - October 14th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>bass museum of art selections from the collection in conversation with works by janine antoni, michele oka doner, rimma gerlovina &amp; valeriy gerlovin, ana mendieta, anneè olofsson, manny prieres and peter voulkos</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>adoration and opulence</strong><br /> Throughout the so-called Middle Ages, meaning the 11 – 14th centuries, the appearance and iconography of Christian art in western Europe continued to be heavily influenced by the Byzantine artistic traditions of the eastern or Greek Orthodox church. Around the year 1300, however, painters in central Italy, led by Giotto (1266/67 – 1337) and later Masaccio (1401 – 1428), began to develop a visual vocabulary that was more harmonious with the humanistic ideals of the Greek and Roman literature which had survived from antiquity (thanks primarily to Arab scholars in Spain), and with the equally humanistic aesthetics of modern poets and authors, from Dante and Petrarch to Pico della Mirandola. Affecting depictions of the Virgin Mary and, especially, of the Madonna with her holy Child, Jesus Christ, became at least as popular as representations of the Crucifixion – of Christ dying on the cross in atonement for the sins of all mankind. During the heyday of the so-called Renaissance, the 15th – 17th centuries, painters from Botticelli (1444 – 1510) to Rubens (1577 – 1640) created works, often for public exhibition, which glorified both the humanity of Mary, the adoring mother of an infant, as well as her divinity as the Queen of Heaven, therefore an object of worship in her own right. The bass museum of art’s collection comprises numerous examples of these and related subjects, some of which are displayed in this gallery along with contemporary works of art by Janine Antoni, Ana Mendieta and Anneè Olofsson, which directly or indirectly refer to the madonna, mother earth or the subject of maternity.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The subtext of the present installation is the opulent manner in which artists of the Renaissance portrayed the sacred personages of the Holy Family and the socially superior entourage of a royal court. Looking around the gallery, it is apparent that the palette of Renaissance artists – whether in paint, enamels, or textiles – was conspicuous for its abundance of crimson red and lustrous blue: both were expensive pigments, the former being extracted only from the bodies and scaly shells of female kermes (an insect harvested on evergreen oaks), while the most coveted blue was ultramarine, made from the semi-precious stone, lapis lazuli, which for thousands of years had been mined in the remote river valleys of northeastern Afghanistan. The use of these intense colors immediately signaled to a viewer, whether rich or poor, that an artwork had been created at great expense and therefore was a token of the prestige – wealth and power – of the person who had commissioned it, of the person who had purchased it, or of both. The artwork in the bass collection which far and away would have been the costliest, at the moment of its completion, is the gigantic Flemish tapestry depicting the prelude to a joust, <strong>the tournament</strong> (1979.129). In terms of both material and labor, the price of such an object would have been unrivalled by that of any European painting until Peter Paul Rubens achieved international celebrity, in the late 1620s, and thus was able to charge unprecedented, astronomical amounts for major works such as <strong>the holy family with saint anne </strong>(1963.009), likewise on view in this gallery.</p> <p>-Roger Ward, PhD<br /> Adjunct Curator of Collections</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 10:07:21 +0000 Tori Arpad-Cotta, R. F. Buckley - The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum - September 12th, 2012 - October 14th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;">The Faculty Show is an annual FIU exhibition of the Art &amp; Art History Department, this year featuring Tori Arpad-Cotta’s <em>long, lovely portage</em>, and R.F. Buckley's <em>Reflections on Water.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The <b>FIU Faculty Show</b> features two outstanding artists from the Art &amp; Art History Department, Tori Arpad-Cotta and R.F. Buckley. Arpad-Cotta’s exhibition, <i>long, lovely portage</i>, continues her attention to place and practice, with an installation of projected video, hand-bound books and cast Egyptian paste in which presence and absence mingle. The rhythms of South Florida waterways and substance of its sand and soil provide the locale for a meditation on the space between things. Buckley describes his exhibition, <i>Reflection on Water</i>, as being about aluminum and light;light and its refraction and interaction with aluminum. “My attempt with aluminum is to present a touchstone to access a few of our stored memories and experiences with water. The most recent iteration attempts to recall reflected light off of water, the movement of water and the fluidity of its changing states.”</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The FIU College of Architecture + The Arts, The Wolfsonian-FIU and the Frost Art Museum will also be highlighting what each has planned for the upcoming year in the <b>Fall Arts Preview</b> during this Target Wednesday After Hours.</p> <p><em> </em></p> Sun, 02 Sep 2012 11:22:21 +0000 John James Anderson - Locust Projects - September 8th, 2012 - October 17th, 2012 <p><img src="" /></p> Sun, 16 Sep 2012 23:43:40 +0000