ArtSlant - Current exhibits http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/show en-us 40 Ruben Ubiera, Claudio Ethos - 101/EXHIBIT - September 7th, 2012 - November 26th, 2012 <p>"On September 7, 2012, Juxtapoz will be a co-sponsor of a new exhibition opening in Miami at <a href="http://www.101exhibit.com/splash" target="_blank">101/Exhibit</a>, Urban Narrative, featuring new works by former Juxtapoz featured artist Claudio Ethos and Dominican-born artist, Ruben Ubiera.</p> <p><br /> From the Gallery: </p> <p>The acclaimed Sao Paulo-based street surrealist, Claudio Ethos and Miami New Times vote for Best Street Artist of 2012, Ruben Ubiera, will present a dual exhibition, entitled “Urban Narrative“ at 101/Exhibit preceeding Wynwood’s 2nd Saturday’s Art Walk on Friday September 7th.</p> <p> </p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 03:32:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Tony Caltabiano - Abba Fine Art - September 8th, 2012 - October 10th, 2012 Sun, 16 Sep 2012 23:43:20 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list DEBRA HOLT - Abba Fine Art - September 8th, 2012 - November 15th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;">Debra Holt's recent installation, <em>"An Unborn Child Leaves a Shadow on the Soul" </em>is on view at Abba Fine Art from September 8th through November 15th, 2012. <br /> <br /> Holt's installation engages viewers to enter and experience symbols of pre-birth life and death. The exhibition includes depictions of a uterus with an embryo, fetal developments, a child's world of dolls, antique furniture, including a crib with a newborn child, collectibles, photography, poetry, sound and a comment box for participants remarks. Holt's installation incorporates a variety of media inspired by the use of space and found objects in the works of installation artists Edward Kienholz and Joseph Cornell.<br /> <br /> Upon entering the room, viewers look into a pink rose-framed mirror hanging on the back wall. Below the mirror, a child's handwritten crayon message reads, "What have we done?" <br /> <br /> Further on in the exhibit, an antique framed photograph of a dimly lit doll with a weathered, cracked face casts a large shadow that suggests "although we may try to objectify the fetus to rationalize destroying it, an unborn child still leaves a shadow on the soul." One begins to wonder: If our bodies and souls are a result of this miraculous creation, do we have "the right to choose"? Do the unborn have a "fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed." Is <em>all</em> life sacred?<br /> <br /> Debra Holt, a native South Florida artist, was born in West Palm Beach and presently lives and works in Miami, Florida. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Florida International University and a Masters of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute, NY. As a multimedia artist, she employs freedom of expression to create artwork without boundaries to explore conceptual ideas with the flexibility of media and content. The artist uses various media, including photography, painting, sculpture, video, sound, and installations to convey the concept she wishes to explore. Holt's extensive travel experiences in the United States and abroad have influenced the rich development of her unique and creative artistic expressions. <br /> <br /> Debra Holt's works have been included in solo and group gallery and museum exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami. She is currently represented by Abba Fine Art located in the Miami Wynwood Art District. The curators of Photo Miami 2009 selected Debra Holt, along with noted artists Kalup Linzy, Zefrey Throwell, and Carrie Mae Weems, as featured artist for Special Projects. Debra Holt presented a large-scale video installation <em>"Living Water"</em> for Special Projects during Art Basel Miami. Her solo <em>"Pulse of Nature"</em> was presented at Photo LA 2011, and she has been included in other art fairs including Scope NY, Scope Miami and Next Art Fair.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 02:30:48 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Caryne Havican Mender - ACND Gallery of Art - September 15th, 2012 - November 3rd, 2012 <p>Caryne Havican Mender originates from the Detroit area holding a BFA from the College of Creative Studies, School of Art &amp; Design, a MALS from the University of Detroit, a K-12 Art Education Certification from Aquinas College and most recently a MFA from the Miami International University School of Art &amp; Design. Now living in Miami, Mender has participated in art shows in both Michigan and Miami including the Bouzon Gallery, Solo Art Miami Inaugural Art show, and Miami International University Thesis Art Show. Mender synergizes artifacts pulled from the urban landscape.  These discarded man-made objects found in abandoned houses, junkyards, antique shops, and flea markets transform into a collection of works that reflect a renewed sense of beauty.</p> <p><a href="http://www.havicanwilliamsgallerystudio.com/" rel="nofollow"><strong>Photos Courtesy of Havican Williams Gallery/Studio</strong></a></p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 14:33:21 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Ana Tiscornia - Alejandra Von Hartz Gallery - September 20th, 2012 - November 24th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;">For a long time Ana Tiscornia’ work has focused on memory and social oblivion: “It is my silent charge against forgetting”. This is complicated because forgetfulness and silence are alike, both mark the place where what has been avoided stirs. Silence makes possible that which is sayable; forgetfulness, repetition.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In her recent works, Tiscornia has been making discrete objects, sculptures, and collages that result from the manipulation and intervention of common tools, pieces of furniture, cardboard letters, sheet rock, insulation, and other familiar materials. These constructions and visual rearrangements of everyday objects appear both obscure and familiar. They draw upon the paradoxical bond between architecture – a language of construction par excellence – with that of destruction and dislocation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">“In rearranging the various materials I seek a potential poetics – a kind of cartography of social oblivion – that is simultaneously exposing but also recovering scattered fragments of the utopian project. Somehow I am trying not to reconstruct but to organize them in a new project. Although specific political circumstances and catastrophes prompt me to make these pieces, these works look to a shared global moment and do not literally correspond to any one particular incident or place. They rather scrutinize how can mediums be pushed beyond their traditional associations, and still protect from erosion complex and nuanced social meanings. “</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For her first solo show at Alejandra von Hartz Gallery, Tiscornia will also present a newly developed group of large paintings, and cardboard pieces that resulted from a previous series of collages which she started overlapping cut outs of digital drawings of renderings of houses in disarray. From her perspective, ideas and technical solutions are inseparable, so the pieces in the exhibition, in different media, aim to stand by themselves while being part of an installation that allows various dialogues.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ana Tiscornia was born in Uruguay in 1951 where she studied architecture at the Universidad de la República. Since 1991 resides in New York. She is a Emeritus Professor at SUNY College at Old Westbury. Her work, extensively shown, includes the most recent solo projects at Point of Contact Gallery, Syracuse; Volta 2011 New York represented by Alejandra Von Hartz Gallery; Galería El Paseo, Uruguay; ARCO 09 in Madrid; On Location at Allegra Ravizza in Milan; and Noticias Breves at Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires. Additionally, Tiscornia has participated in group shows such as Esa Vara. Modernity and emplacement, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Costa Rica; Microwave 8, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York; The Disappeared, University of Wyoming Art Museum. The artist represented Uruguay in the II and IX Bienal de La Habana, Cuba, and the III Bienal de Lima, Perú. She has been a recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Tiscornia is the author of the book, Vicissitudes of the Visual Imaginary: Between Utopia and Fragmented Identity, published by White Wine Press with Distrito Cuatro. Recently, she curated La Guerra que no hemos visto, which debuted in 2009 at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogota and traveled to Museo de Antioquia in Medellin, El Museo de la Tertulia in Cali, and Frost Museum in Miami.</p> <p></p> <div id="footer"> <div id="footer-text"></div> </div> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 03:34:27 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Juan Pablo Garza - Alejandra Von Hartz Gallery - September 20th, 2012 - November 4th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;">The determining factor of JPG’s practice is the exploration of photography as a technical resource and a language unto itself.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">From this central idea springs his interest in revision and the dialogue between the photographic image and other mediums of representation; together with an investigation of the possible transformation of the quotidian spaces into expressive matter. He conceives the creative process as an instrument of research and knowledge, where intuitive intelligence and the intellectual exercise of constant questioning, induces the formulation of doubts, vital to the beginnings of new possibilities and directions.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">By taking the image as a container of ideas and a vehicle of information (not as a mere fact anchored in formal precepts), he is able to manipulate the scenes as well as to complete construction of images, all of which results in the exploration of other mediums, questioning the limits of each and every one of them.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">“My images represent objects, but these objects have been modified both formally and conceptually, giving them the possibility to project themselves beyond their functionality and structure. In this realm of ideas, one intuits a certain poetic character, which is more attributable to the object, itself; or because of its being<br /> selected, than to the photograph. However, and in spite of the fact that I want the photograph to act only as a register and container of the idea (image-idea), I cannot but help to think of photography’s capacity to<br /> transform: in this flattening out of information, or that photography makes an indissoluble unit of all of the elements.”</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As part of an expanding investigative process, and in his first individual exhibition at Alejandra von Hartz Gallery, JPG will present a project in which he continues to explore photography through photography, itself.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This is accomplished through constructed images that exist as independent entities expressing an idea; not the mere registers or memories of a “reality”. The reality is the photograph, itself.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Light, as a vehicle of ideas, as information, as a catalyst, as a subject, will be the object of study and reflection, thereby becoming the essential element that ties photography with the material. The exhibition refers back to the basics of photography, exploring the idea of reproduction, the tools that create the possibility of registration, photo sensible materials, the picturesque representation of light, amongst others.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Juan Pablo Garza was born in Maracaibo, Estado Zulia, Venezuela, 1980.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Studied photography in the Escuela Julio Vengoechea, 1998, Venezuela, Maracaibo; and in Miami Dade<br /> College together with the artist Teresa Dihel, 2002, USA</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Has participated in various workshops, amongst others: Taller de Aproximación a la Fotografía Contemporánea given by Nelson Garrido, 2005, Maracaibo, Venezuela.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Has enjoyed numerous individual shows in Venezuela and in collectives in countries such as Venezuela, Colombia, Holland, Canada, Spain and the United States.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Amongst prizes and distinctions received, one must note: Scholarship by Fundación Cisneros / Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros to participate in the residential program of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 2012; First prize, XII Salón SuperCable Jóvenes con FIA, Centro Cultural Corp Banca, 2010, Caracas, Venezuela; and First Prize 6th Salón Regional de Jóvenes Artistas, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Zulia, 2010, Maracaibo, Venezuela.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Currently Juan Pablo Garza continues with his personal development as an artist, teaches, is the editor of Photography for the magazine, Gopher Illustrated, and co-directs AL BORDE, a space for contemporary art, which has received a grant from the Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros within its program to support cultural organizations.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 06:25:43 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Juan Pablo Garza - Alejandra Von Hartz Gallery - September 20th, 2012 - November 24th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;">The determining factor of JPG’s practice is the exploration of photography as a technical resource and a language unto itself.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">From this central idea springs his interest in revision and the dialogue between the photographic image and other mediums of representation; together with an investigation of the possible transformation of the quotidian spaces into expressive matter. He conceives the creative process as an instrument of research and knowledge, where intuitive intelligence and the intellectual exercise of constant questioning, induces the formulation of doubts, vital to the beginnings of new possibilities and directions.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">By taking the image as a container of ideas and a vehicle of information (not as a mere fact anchored in formal precepts), he is able to manipulate the scenes as well as to complete construction of images, all of which results in the exploration of other mediums, questioning the limits of each and every one of them.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">“My images represent objects, but these objects have been modified both formally and conceptually, giving them the possibility to project themselves beyond their functionality and structure. In this realm of ideas, one intuits a certain poetic character, which is more attributable to the object, itself; or because of its being selected, than to the photograph. However, and in spite of the fact that I want the photograph to act only as a register and container of the idea (image-idea), I cannot but help to think of photography’s capacity to transform: in this flattening out of information, or that photography makes an indissoluble unit of all of the elements.”</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As part of an expanding investigative process, and in his first individual exhibition at Alejandra von Hartz Gallery, JPG will present a project in which he continues to explore photography through photography, itself.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This is accomplished through constructed images that exist as independent entities expressing an idea; not the mere registers or memories of a “reality”. The reality is the photograph, itself.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Light, as a vehicle of ideas, as information, as a catalyst, as a subject, will be the object of study and reflection, thereby becoming the essential element that ties photography with the material. The exhibition refers back to the basics of photography, exploring the idea of reproduction, the tools that create the possibility of registration, photo sensible materials, the picturesque representation of light, amongst others.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Juan Pablo Garza was born in Maracaibo, Estado Zulia, Venezuela, 1980.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Studied photography in the Escuela Julio Vengoechea, 1998, Venezuela, Maracaibo; and in Miami Dade<br /> College together with the artist Teresa Dihel, 2002, USA</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Has participated in various workshops, amongst others: Taller de Aproximación a la Fotografía Contemporánea given by Nelson Garrido, 2005, Maracaibo, Venezuela.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Has enjoyed numerous individual shows in Venezuela and in collectives in countries such as Venezuela, Colombia, Holland, Canada, Spain and the United States.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Amongst prizes and distinctions received, one must note: Scholarship by Fundación Cisneros / Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros to participate in the residential program of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 2012; First prize, XII Salón SuperCable Jóvenes con FIA, Centro Cultural Corp Banca, 2010, Caracas, Venezuela; and First Prize 6th Salón Regional de Jóvenes Artistas, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Zulia, 2010, Maracaibo, Venezuela.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Currently Juan Pablo Garza continues with his personal development as an artist, teaches, is the editor of Photography for the magazine, Gopher Illustrated, and co-directs AL BORDE, a space for contemporary art, which has received a grant from the Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros within its program to support cultural organizations.</p> <p></p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 03:25:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list - 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 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Adriana Carvalho - Art Center / South Florida - September 29th, 2012 - November 11th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><em></em></p> <p><b><i>101 Dresses</i></b><b>, </b>a solo exhibition of works by <b>Adriana Carvalho</b>, will take the viewer on her evolutionary voyage through her years as a resident artist at the ArtCenter/South Florida. The exhibition will showcase the process and creative thinking behind her obsession with the iconic metal dress sculptures that appear to have mutated and spawned like humanistic creatures. Carvalho’s work evokes humor, empathy, loss and sexuality. The opening reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held on <b>October 3, 2012</b>, at <b>6:00 pm</b> at <b>ArtCenter/South Florida’s Richard Shack Gallery</b> located at <b>800 Lincoln Road at Meridian Avenue in Miami Beach</b>. <i>101 Dresses</i> will be on view through November 11, 2012. For more information, please call 305.674.8278 or visit the website at <a href="http://www.artcentersf.org/">www.artcentersf.org</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p>Carvalho’s dedication in balancing between her strong sense of the aesthetic and impeccable technical skills is apparent throughout her line of work, which ranges from 3-dimensional sculptures made of common hardware materials to artworks where she crushes the 3D pieces into flat pieces that she refers to as “Road-Kill”. The exhibition will include her life-size homage to Frida Kahlo that depicts all of her physical and mental struggles as well as other curious artworks made entirely of recycled materials. Carvalho explains, “Once I see materials being thrown away, I must have it. I know eventually I will use it in some way.” One can see her pack-rat way of life by visiting her studio. At first glance, it seems chaotic, but delving deeper one can see organized chaos as she cleverly transforms everyday thrown away items into iconic dress sculptures that run the gamut—from food can tin top dresses to adorning metal dresses on stuffed animals. There is an innocence that prevails, even in artworks that depict internal struggles. There is a series of life-size dress sculptures have poetry inscribed as well as pieces with metal spikes piercing through the genital and heart areas. “I project myself into each artwork. I feel they are my voice,” explains Carvalho.</p> <p> </p> <p>Adriana Carvalho is originally from a small town Brazil. She earned her BA in Sao Paulo and then moved to Chicago, where she lived for 8 years. Influenced by artists such as Julio Gonzales and David Smith, Carvalho studied welding and focused on 3D welded artworks—her first foray into working with metal. Her diverse artwork would eventually include assemblage and later printmaking, of which she created a unique printing technique using her metal works as templates. In her native Brazil, she established an art foundation dedicated to teaching under privileged children the importance of art and craftsmanship. In Miami, she is part owner of Pink Bastard Art Forum, an organization that showcases other artists. She exhibits with established galleries and museums, art foundations and international art fairs.  She will be exhibiting in Guatemala City in September and in October at the Art Live Fair.</p> Sun, 16 Sep 2012 13:37:03 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Adriana Carvalho - Art Center / South Florida - Project 924 - September 29th, 2012 - November 11th, 2012 <p><b><i>101 Dresses</i>, </b>a solo exhibition of works by <b>Adriana Carvalho</b>, will take the viewer on her evolutionary voyage through her years as a resident artist at the ArtCenter/South Florida. The exhibition will showcase the process and creative thinking behind her obsession with the iconic metal dress sculptures that appear to have mutated and spawned like humanistic creatures. Carvalho’s work evokes humor, empathy, loss and sexuality. The opening reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held on <b>October 3, 2012</b>, at <b>6:00 pm</b> at <b>ArtCenter/South Florida’s Richard Shack Gallery</b> located at <b>800 Lincoln Road at Meridian Avenue in Miami Beach</b>. <i>101 Dresses</i> will be on view through November 11, 2012. For more information, please call 305.674.8278 or visit the website at <a href="http://www.artcentersf.org" rel="nofollow">www.artcentersf.org</a>.</p> Sat, 22 Dec 2012 14:57:36 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Bassmi, Michele Concepcion, Florian Depenthal - ArtSpace / Virginia Miller Galleries - October 5th, 2012 - January 6th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Artspace/Virginia Miller galeries is delighted to present an exhibition of intriguing works that also celebrate the joy of color and forms in space. We hope that you will find the same inspiration and emotional satisfaction that we get from these extraordinary paintings. <br /> <br /> According to Bassmi, his paintings “are created to serve as windows to an inner passage where viewers can find their own undiscovered dimensions. When viewed in a meditative sense, they convey the poetry of cre­ation; they help us experience the one-ness of life and a peaceful state of being.” For me, that statement could apply to all the works in this show.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Three mid-career artists with distinctive visions of abstract paintings will be featured in “<i>Color, Form, Space</i>,” opening from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5th at ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries in Coral Gables. <br /> <br /> The background of the artists is as varied as their works: <i>Bassmi</i>, who paints under the single name Bassmi, is from Egypt and now lives in this country; <i>Michelle Concepción</i> is from Puerto Rico and lives in Germany; and <i>Florian Depenthal</i> is German and divides his time between Europe and this country. <br /> <br /> “The unifying principles of the exhibition are that all three artists are superb colorists who work in a non-gestural manner,” said gallery owner and director Virginia Miller. “Rather than a literal view, they are concerned with the emotional effect.” In the words of Constantin Brancusi: “Abstract (art) is the most realistic, because what is real is not the exterior but the idea, the essence of things.”</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As stated by critic <i>Peter Frank</i>, “The hundred-year history of abstract art is a history of distilling the ineffable. Whether motivated by intellectual argument or spiritual quest, the abstractionists in our midst have chosen not to depend on the recognizable world as a subject, although it remains available to them, and us, as a visual or conceptual armature; rather, it is the world inside their heads, and ours, they choose to elaborate.”<br /> <a href="http://www.virginiamiller.com/artists/bassmi/"><i><br /> </i></a><i>Bassmi</i> has held solo exhibitions in galleries in Cairo, New York, and Paris as well as the Burroughs-Chapin Museum in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; the Pensacola Museum of Art; the Ormond Beach Memorial Museum; and the Hardin Art Center in Gadsden, Alabama, among numerous other venues.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">According to art critic John Mendelsohn, Bassmi’s paintings “speak in a language that we intuitively recognize—the movement of water, the massing of clouds, the delicacy of light in mist...the luminosity of translucent color alerts us to the essentially non-physical nature of what Bassmi is pointing to... the far shore of experience, where delight is the most natural thing in the world.”</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><i>Michelle Concepción</i> has exhibited widely in Europe, the U.S. and the Caribbean, with solo exhibitions in Frankfurt, Barcelona and at ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries. In his essay for her most recent one-person show at the gallery, Peter Frank summarized her work with an observation that might apply to all the paintings in this exhibition:<br /> <br /> “Michelle Concepción follows in the footsteps of Kandinsky, Malevich, Mondrian, and a host of nonobjective painters who in their various ways have explored and conveyed what was at once deep inside them and all around them, visually inchoate but profoundly immediate in experience. When this auratic force emerges and coalesces, we tend to find the mundane world in such formulations. But even as we do, those formulations act upon us and within us. Concepción’s is an art not of things, but of their ghosts.”</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Paintings of <i>Florian Depenthal</i> have been exhibited in numerous prestigious venues in his native Germany as well as in this country and are included in such important permanent collections as those of H.P. Schwerfel-Sammlung, Paris; Stone Container Corporation, Grant Thornton Collection, and Lake Point Tower Collection in Chicago. <br /> <br /> Critic Janet Batet found that his “dazzling canvases”... “are loaded with powerful expression. Each emphatic stroke ...evidences a trace of mood, the vivid feeling invading the canvas before being tempered by reason.” His new work softens the edges of his subject matter as well as his somewhat flamboyant palette.</p> Sun, 04 Nov 2012 23:25:03 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list 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 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list 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 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list - Boca Raton Museum of Art - September 11th, 2012 - February 3rd, 2013 <p><strong>Celebrating quilting </strong>as a medium for both art and social change, <em>Politics NOT as Usual: Quilts with Something to Say</em> highlights two centuries of women who wouldn’t take “no” for an answer; women who used quilting as a venue to cast their votes, comment on the political landscape, and participate in national life.</p> <p>Drawn from the American Folk Art Museum in New York City, the collection demonstrates quilts as one of the most eloquent and consistent reflections of American life from the colonial period to the present.</p> <p>From quilts expressing Union pride following the Civil War, promoting presidential candidates, anger at being denied the right to vote, to a call for Hawaiian independence, <em>Politics NOT as Usual</em> offers visitors a unique and personal context to our country’s past.</p> <p>The exhibition also marks the first opportunity for viewers to see the 9/11 National Tribute Quilt outside of the American Folk Art Museum in New York City. The art piece incorporates quilt blocks from five hundred people in fifty states as well as Canada, Spain, Denmark, and Australia to acknowledge the loss of thousands of lives on that infamous day. The four central panels form a montage of the twin towers of the World Trade Center against the New York City skyline. In recognition of the quilt’s inclusion in the exhibition and to commemorate the day, the Museum will offer complimentary admission to the general public on September 11.</p> <p><em>Politics NOT as Usual</em> is curated by Stacy Hollander, Chief Curator at the American Folk Art Museum.</p> Sat, 02 Feb 2013 07:13:04 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list - Charest-Weinberg Gallery - September 22nd, 2012 - October 31st, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;">Charest-Weinberg and Eva Danielle are proud to present “<em>No Kill</em>,” a group exhibition of photography to benefit the Miami-based Project Fashion Tails. The exhibition will open to the public on September 22nd and will be on view through October 31st, 2012. There will be an opening reception on September 22nd from 7-10pm.<br />  <br /> <em>No Kill</em> represents the next generation of charity. Distinctions between a commercial gallery setting and a non-profit organization fall away, allowing all involved to make a change in their community. The situation that homeless and displaced animals face nationwide is startling; locally, it is devastating. The economic downturn has stripped many families of the resources to care for their pets, leading them to surrender them to a rescue or simply abandon them on the roadside or in the Everglades. Miami Dade Animal Services has 250 spaces for cats and dogs, and it is estimated that they euthanize 200-300 per day. In 1998, Jill Wittels created Helping Homeless Animals, a no kill rescue that has placed hundreds of animals over the years.<br />  <br /> <em>No Kill</em> is an exhibition of photographs from Project Fashion Tails, an initiative started by Wittels and designer Eva Danielle to educate the public about the plight of these animals. <em>No Kill</em> features the work of 40 world-renowned fashion photographers. Each photographs a model with an animal from a Miami rescue. Striking a balance between couture and ethical responsibility, these works present an opportunity for the worlds of fashion, art, and activism to combine in order to save innocent lives. The photographs, which explore all aspects of the fashion shoot, respond to a long tradition of photographing animals alongside humans. In their ornate decadence and candid approach, the images reach back through the history of photography. They update Richard Avedon’s classic images of Nastassja Kinski with the serpent and Audrey Hepburn with her cat. In their more informal moments, we think of Garry Winogrand, who was equally capable of photographing animals at the zoo and models on the street. In their conceptual poise, William Wegman’s photographs of his weimaraners come to mind. Most recently, there are Ryan McGinley’s unexpected combinations of nudes and animals. While these connections might help place the images in history, they are somehow beside the point. <em>No Kill</em> isn’t about art, nor is it about fashion; it’s about helping animals.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 03:57:01 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Eduardo Abaroa, Francisca Aninat, Julieta Aranda, Tamar Guimaraes, Glexis Novoa, Daniela Ortiz, Marta Maria Perez Bravo, Marisa Rubio - CIFO (Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation) - September 16th, 2012 - November 4th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Not Me: Subject to Change. CIFO 2012 Grants &amp; Commissions Program Exhibition</em> is the 9<sup>th</sup> edition of the foundation’s flagship program supporting emerging and mid-career contemporary artists from Latin America. It features newly commissioned works by Eduardo Abaroa (Mexico), Francisca Aninat (Chile), Julieta Aranda (Mexico, Germany, USA), Tamar Guimarães (Brazil, Germany), Glexis Novoa (Cuba, USA), Daniela Ortiz (Peru, Spain), Marta María Perez Bravo (Cuba, Mexico) and Marisa Rubio (Argentina). The sculptures, installations, drawings, performances and videos included in this exhibition all reference the body in a range of ways:  from the subtle to the overt, signaled to commanding, violent to intangible. Together they are a series of gestures that connote the body as a reflective, reactive and affected entity.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The title of the exhibition refers to Donald Winnicott’s psychoanalytic theory of the first “not me possession:” a transitional object that moves the child into his or her first understanding of their body as an independent entity. This shift into self-awareness takes the child from the illusion of supremacy (commanding the fulfillment of its essential needs at will) into a world of shared experiences filled with the successes and disillusions of its quest for dominance over his or her objects of desire. This transitional object—space or experience—in Winnicott terms, paves the way for understanding the intermediacy and distance between inner and outer experiences. In the case of the works included in this exhibition, however, the title also reflects the way in which artists use the body—or embodiment—to navigate through an increasingly complex contemporary existence: one replete with rapidly changing conditions, boundaries, borders and timelines.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Perhaps it is in this sense of navigation that we find Winnicott’s theory an apt departure point when discussing how these works interrelate. The exhibition oscillates between works that react to the more physical characteristics and demands of the body as a way to explore the evolution of technology and the creation of an idealized spectator—as in the work of Eduardo Abaroa and Glexis Novoa—to installations like those by Marta María Perez Bravo and Julieta Aranda that play with intangibility and transience in vignettes about states of change. The body in <em>Not Me: Subject to Change</em> then takes on a more staged presence: from the voice commanding silence on set by Tamar Guimarães to Marisa Rubio’s unfolding of her <em>invented</em> personalities and their navigation through the <em>real </em>world.  The politicized body is at the epicenter of the works created by Francisca Aninat and Daniela Ortiz whose approaches—one of reconciliation and the other of disclosure—bring forth and highlight political realities past and present.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Not Me: Subject to Change</em> is the result of a yearlong process in which the artists are nominated by CIFO’s Honorary Advisory Committee of leading art professionals to create a new work that will be exhibited at the CIFO Art Space and continues on to form part of the Foundation’s collection. The award recipients are selected based on the investigative nature of the work proposed and on the relevance of its content within the context of contemporary art. Every year, CIFO invites the artists to Miami to install their artwork, participate in public programs and interact with the other recipients of the program. In contrast to previous cycles, these commissions have been awarded to an increased number of Latin American artists living outside of their countries of origin. For the foundation this shift, though subtle, presents a more global perspective on the cultural contributions of artists from Latin America.</p> Sat, 08 Sep 2012 05:49:27 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list