ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/show en-us 40 William Maguire - DINA MITRANI GALLERY - October 9th, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p align="center"><em><b>ART TALK:</b></em></p> <p align="center"><em><b>William Maguire on Photography</b></em></p> <p align="center"> </p> <p align="center"><em><b>Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 7PM</b></em></p> <p align="center"><em><b> </b></em></p> <p align="center"><em><b>on the occassion of his exhibition</b></em></p> <p align="center"> </p> <p align="center"><em><b>Light in the Shadows: Photographs by </b></em></p> <p align="center"><em><b>William Maguire and Roberto Riverti </b></em></p> <p align="center"> </p> <p align="center"><strong>on view through November 2, 2012</strong><em><b> </b></em><strong> </strong></p> Sun, 07 Oct 2012 16:35:14 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Soraya Abu Naba'a - Gary Nader Fine Art - October 11th, 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p align="justify"><strong>Gary Nader</strong> cordially invites you to join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and the opening of the exhibition <em>"Multiverse"</em> presenting recent works from <em>Soraya Abu Naba'a.</em></p> <p align="justify">The artist's reception will take place on Thursday, October 11, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at <strong>Gary Nader's</strong> gallery in the Wynwood Arts District.</p> <p align="justify">This is <em>Soraya Abu Naba'a's</em> second solo show at Gary Nader Art Centre featuring 19 oil on linen canvases, mixed media paintings as well as 6 multi-layered drawings.</p> <p align="justify"><em>"Multiverse"</em> evokes the possibility of different perspectives, of an alternative reality within yet undiscovered dimensions. It strips down the human morphology to geometrical shapes, in a place where time and space converge and figures re-emerge in total distraught; displaying the human being with no race, gender or social class, removing any stereotype and presenting us through visualization a being evolving internally in its own time.</p> <p align="justify">Through each piece there exists an incident, a moment that triggered a thought, a narration of continuity and constant evolution. It may just be the evolution of the soul in the midst of its condition or a change coming from within.</p> <p align="justify">In the construction of the art pieces, time is embodied through colors and shapes. A game of warm and cold hues immerses the viewer in parallel worlds where symmetry among us may actually exist. Every detail contributes to her personal pictorial language that reveals an alternative possibility of life.</p> <p align="justify">The exhibition opens to the public on Friday, October 12 through Wednesday, November 14, 2012</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 11:01:35 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Group Show - Cremata Gallery - October 12th, 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p>The most important Fall Exhibition of emerging artists from Argentina. A reflection of where new techniques and mediums are avenues to contemporary artistic expression.</p> <p>The exhibition is presented by Acuarell and LZ Galleries from Argentina at Cremata Gallery.</p> <p><b>Artists Participants</b>:</p> <p>ACUARELL – Liliana Pantanalis, Mara Boni, Lia Tejera, Gaby Grobo, Claudia Garcia Moritan and others</p> <p>LZ GALERIA – Isabel Hooft, Ana Gallart, Marta Geller, Roxana Ruiz, Alejandrina Sola, Andrea Varotto, Graciela Canero</p> Sat, 06 Oct 2012 03:54:12 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Jon Pylypchuk - Fredric Snitzer Gallery - October 12th, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: center;"><em>things went good, things went bad, then things went good…then bad, good…<br />bad, good, bad, good, bad, good, bad, good, bad<br /> - "joy" harry nilsson<br /><br />when things are good try to fuck the world gently, when things are bad fuck it<br />as hard as you can.<br /><br />when i get to the studio in the morning i look at a bunch of shitty celebrity<br />gossip websites. By mid-morning, I have a pile of cigarette butts lining my<br />floor and I think holy shit i got a lot done. Each butt is like a person who lives<br />their full life starting off with great promise doing what they are meant to do,<br />and finally resting crushed out and useless. I have a friend who use to take<br />those butts extract the remaining tobacco and roll butt smokes because he<br />was so poor. the cherry at the end of the butt smoke was a faint ember of life<br />when things were desperate.</em> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">FREDRIC SNITZER GALLERY IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF AN EXHIBITION OF NEW WORK BY LA-BASED ARTIST JON PYLYPCHUK.<br /><br />FOR HIS SECOND SOLO EXHIBITION AT THE GALLERY, PYLYPCHUK PRESENTS AN INSTALLATION OF 85 SCULPTURES AND 10 SMALL WORKS ON PAPER. DEPLOYING THE LOGIC OF COMMODITY CRITIQUE WITHIN THE SPACE OF THEATRICAL INSTALLATION, CARDBOARD FORMS, CAREFULLY SPRAY-PAINTED TO RESEMBLE DISCARDED CIGARETTES, STAND ON END IN GROUPS CLUSTERED THROUGHOUT THE EXHIBITION SPACE. STANDING BETWEEN 12" AND 36" TALL, THE MIMETIC FORMS BEGIN TO TAKE ON ANTHROPOMORPHIC SILHOUETTES.<br /><br />IN THIS PARTICULAR BODY OF WORK, PYLYPCHUK HAS CHOSEN SIGNIFIERS OF INTENTIONALITY AND MIMICKED THEM IN SCULPTURAL FORM TO THEMATIZE THE MATERIAL SURPLUS OF 20TH AVANT-GARDE PRACTICE. IF READYMADES WERE A SORT OF 20TH CENTURY SOCIAL CONTRACT, OFFERING NOT-SO-SUBTLE ADVICE ON HOW TO BEHAVE AND LOOK IN ACCORDANCE WITH A GENERALIZED SOCIAL AND MORAL CODE, CIGARETTES WERE MOMENTARY BREAKS WITH THIS CONTRACT. CIGARETTES CONDENSED THE MORE UNRULY ASPECTS OF SUBJECTIVITY INTO DISPOSABLE, MICRO INTENTIONALITY SIGNIFIERS. IN THEIR DUMB ENACTMENT OF VIRTUALIZATION (A SOLID TO A GAS), THEY COMMEMORATED THE LOSS OF THE AVANT- GARDE'S MOST CHERISHED SITE OF IDENTIFICATION, ITS LIQUID RESERVOIR OF REFLECTION, AND INSERTED BRIEF INTERRUPTIONS INTO THE MARCH OF POST-FORDIST LABOR TIME. THE  APPROPRIATION OF THE CIGARETTE BY THE CULTURE INDUSTRY AS  LIFESTYLE ACCESSORY, SUGGESTS THAT, CONTRARY TO POPULAR  BELIEF, THE MELANCHOLIC CHARACTER IS ONE OF THE READYMADE'S INTENDED USERS.<br /><br />PYLYPCHUK'S WORK DISPLAYS AN IMPOVERISHED AND, IN THIS CASE, DESSICATED VERNACULAR. BY POPULATING THE TRADITIONAL SPACE  OF SCULPTURE WITH READYMADE CONTENT, PYLYPCHUK PLACES EACH ON THE SAME PLANE OF PRODUCTION. YET PYLYPCHUK'S CRITICISM OF THE COMMODITY-FORM HAS LESS TO DO WITH REIFIED  SOCIAL RELATIONS THAN WITH ITS AFFECTIVE REGISTER. THE STUDIO IS CONCEIVED AS A SPACE TO BOTH BIND AND UNBIND THE RELATION BETWEEN THE READYMADE AND ITS SUBJECT, THE WAY THE FORMER STRUCTURES THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE LATTER. THERE IS A FIGURATIVE QUALITY TO THE SCULPTURES, INDICATING THAT HYPERREAL ANTHROPOMORPHISM AND DISCURSIVE COMPRESSION ARE ONE AND THE SAME PROCESS.<br /><br />AS WITH HIS PREVIOUS BODIES OF WORK, PYLYPCHUK EMPLOYS REFLEXIVE MATERIAL PROCEDURE ALONGSIDE A LOGIC OF CONSUMERIST SELECTION TO OCCUPY THE TERRITORY BETWEEN  USE, DISPLAY, AND REFUSAL. THESE OVERSIZE AND NUMEROUS  WORKS FIND ANTECEDENTS IN THE POSITIONS OF ARTE POVERA, POST-MINIMALISM, AND GROUP MATERIAL AS WELL AS THE MATERIAL  STRATEGIES OF A LEGACY OF ARTISTS AS DIVERSE AS PIERO  MANZONI, CLAES OLDENBERG, HAIM STEINBACH, JOHN MILLER, AND MIKE KELLEY.<br /><br />JON PYLYPCHUK WAS BORN IN 1972 IN WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA AND HAS BEEN EXHIBITING HIS WORK SINCE 1999. HE HAS HAD RECENT SOLO EXHIBITIONS AT TOMIO KOYAMA GALLERY, TOKYO, HUSSENOT GALLERY, PARIS, AND WAS IN THE 18TH BIENNIAL OF SYDNEY.<br /><br /></p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 00:50:58 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Djawid Borower - Adamar Fine Arts - October 13th, 2012 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Austrian contemporary painter and art historian Djawid Borower brings to Miami a fresh new look at ordinary people and common popular images. From the glitz and glitter of all that is gold to the faces of the new youth, Borower "appropriates images in order to explore notions of style, representation and power", Speed Art Museum.<br /> <br /> With his "serious paintings" on display in this exhibition, Borower presents a whole series rather than a single point of a view or a definitive position. His "Pictures of Gold" and "Pictures of Wine", also on display, has gained him recognition as the first artist to establish these subjects as serious artistic themes.<br /> <br /> Borower lives and works in Vienna, Austria. He is well represented internationally and will be represented in the Venice Bennale 2013.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 14:30:59 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list - Spinello Projects - October 13th, 2012 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM <p style="text-align: justify;">Miami-based artist Manny Prieres is part anthropologist, part draftsman, part historical scavenger as he translates the dark beauty of marginalized literature and film into an expertly crafted aesthetic practice. His latest solo exhibition with Spinello Projects, <em>LOCK THEM OUT AND BAR THE DOOR. LOCK THEM OUT FOREVERMORE.</em> aims to present reinventions of banned or censored publications that have, for a contemporary audience, curious (and often ironic) new meanings.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 1922, visionary Danish filmmaker Benjamin Christensen created a documentary/horror film depicting the potent superstitions and mythologies surrounding Satanism and the hysteria of the Medieval Christian clergy to purge themselves (and others) of its strange lures. <em>Häxan</em> (trans. ‘The Witches’) portrayed sacrilegious rituals and demonic possessions with suggestive imagery of self-flagellation, forbidden sexual gestures and Inquisition-sponsored torture. Reenacted in painstaking detail using drawings and descriptions from <em>Malleus Maleficarum</em> (a 15th century ‘how-to’ for clergymen to prosecute suspected witches or devil-worshippers), Christensen’s once widely banned creation has since become a critically relished, wildly popular cult classic. Its 1968 re-release featured a dramatic narration by William S. Burroughs, opening the film with the words <em>LOCK THEM OUT AND BAR THE DOOR. LOCK THEM OUT FOREVERMORE.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Circulating within three distinct bodies of work, Prieres injects a passionate interest the methodologies of printmaking, publishing, graphic design, and classical drafting into silkscreen and tone on tone drawings. The works themselves: 30 black tone-on-tone drawings made identical in scale to 30 books which were (and some still are) banned or challenged by various organizations in the Western Hemisphere (including the United States), four individual silkscreen prints of four books whose entire textual content has been superimposed layer on top of consecutive layer, and ten additional tone-on-tone drawings intertwining subversive statements or propaganda atop innocent, decorative floral graphics. With mathematical precision, Prieres hypothesizes the effect of text on itself and his viewers; books and their content offer ideas that contrast, contradict and cancel themselves outright. Titles that held fearful, but dangerously exciting, implications half a century ago have now become mainstream. The effect of words on words becomes a dialectic blackout, as the visual result bears startling, uncanny resemblances to the personalities of the authors and their works. At its terminus, the exhibition challenges its viewers to consider how each book or film was, before they knew it, a target of elimination. Now, it is the stuff of cultural sublimation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Manny Prieres was born in Madrid, Spain in 1972. His work has been featured in, group exhibitions at The Bass Museum of Art, the Miami Art Museum, and galleries in Auckland, Istanbul, Los Angeles, New York and Miami. Prieres was selected for an eighteen month-long residency in 2010 with LegalArt Miami and has been included in publications such as The Miami Herald, ArtNexus, Art Papers and Artnet Online. Prieres lives and works in Miami.</p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:44:32 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list John Sanchez, Hugo Moro, Regina Jestrow, Alexander Guerra, Katerina Federici, Anthony Ardavin, Damian Sarno - Art Center / South Florida - Project 924 - October 17th, 2012 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The inaugural exhibition for Project 924, <b><i>As The Ferris Wheel Turns</i></b>, curated by Susan Caraballo, features works by <b>Anthony Ardavin</b>, <b>Katerina Federici</b>, <b>Alexander Guerra</b>, <b>Regina Jestrow</b>, <b>Hugo Moro</b>, <b>John Sanchez</b> and <b>Damian Sarno</b>. During the opening reception, performances by <b>Octavio Campos</b> and <b>Ana Mendez, Alexander Guerra, Regina Jestrow, David Rohn</b>, and performers from <b>New World Symphony</b> will be featured. <b>Project 924</b> is an interdisciplinary project space at ArtCenter/South Florida designated for experimentation and innovation in exhibitions, performances and site-specific installations. Project 924 is located at ArtCenter’s second building at 924 Lincoln Road. The grand opening of <b>Project 924</b>, which is open to the public, will be held on <b>Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 6-10pm</b>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><i>As The Ferris Wheel Turns</i> utilizes the carnival as a backdrop to tell a universal story of life, love and loss.  Works that appear whimsical and amusing are also quite poetic and profound. The exhibition includes multigenerational artists working in different mediums to tie the narrative together. As part of the exhibition, <b>Regina Jestrow</b> presents <i>The Patch Project</i>, an environmentally sustainable barter patching project using scrap fabrics from past works that allows the participants to hold on to their special garments. <b>Alexander Guerra</b> creates a performance installation with his new works, <i>Hybrid Bunnies</i>. Utilizing Subtropics’ Fluxus Piano, Guerra creates a game of darts that allows the participant to try to hit the bull’s eye 2 of out of 3 times in order to win one of his <i>Hybrid Bunny Prizes</i>.<b> </b>During the opening reception,<b> </b>ArtCenter alumni <b>David Rohn</b>, will present <i>The Amazing Ultron</i>, a simulation of an automatronic fortune teller like the ones that were a fixture of Carnivals, Pier Parks and County Fairs in the last century.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In addition, <b><i>The SWEAT Broadsheet Collaboration</i></b> will be on view in the 924 Vitrine. The broadsheets in this exhibition were selected from a group of more than seventy works created by visual artists and writers from South Florida. Each pair created an edition of twelve prints on the theme of “sweat,” broadly defined. The complete project will be on view at the Centre Gallery of Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus.<br /> <b><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><br /> <br /> </span></b></p> Sat, 22 Dec 2012 14:47:17 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Michael Gellatly, Alain Castoriano, Christian Bernard, Jennifer Basile, Juan Carlos Arana, Andrea Favelli (Silice), Patricia Schnall Gutierrez, Gerry Stecca - Deering Estate at Cutler - October 17th, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><em></em>The Deering Estate at Cutler welcomes artists from our community partner, The Bakehouse Art Complex, who will present richly colored and lively works. Participating artists Juan Carlos Arana, Jennifer Basile, Christian Bernard, Alain Castoriano, Michael Gellatly, Andrea Favelli (Silice), Patricia Schnall Gutierrez, Gerry Stecca.</p> <p align="justify">“Cutler to Paris” will have an opening reception on Wednesday, October 17th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Deering Estate at Cutler. The reception is free and open to the public and works will be on display from October 13 – November 2, 2012. The Deering Estate is open Daily: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; Exhibit is free with Estate admission.</p> <p align="justify"><br /> Featured during the Deering Estate Foundation’s signature event “<a href="http://www.deeringestate.org/pages/Wine-on-Harvest-Moon.aspx">Wine on Harvest Moon</a>” on Saturday, October 27th, this exhibit is linked with this year’s theme of French wine, food, and culture.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 14:49:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list - The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum - October 17th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong class="h2"></strong><br /> <em>Material and Meaning</em> presents modern ceramics from the collection of The Wolfsonian­­–FIU to reveal the expressive and functional potentials of the three major types of clay. The exhibition shows how designers and artists have adapted the fixed material qualities of earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain to achieve diverse outcomes. From elaborately ornamented Art Nouveau vases to utilitarian salt-glazed stoneware, and from whimsical figurines to propaganda porcelains, modern ceramics have played a role in intimate, domestic spaces, in architecture, and in the realms of politics and ideology.</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 10:16:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Mike Kelley - The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum - October 17th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Mike Kelley is often acknowledged to be one of the most influential and significant artists of our time. Kelley created highly symbolic, representational and ritualism pieces that vastly transcended all mediums such as film, music, drawings, sculptures, collage and performance. His works frequently dealt with class, youthful rebellion and popular culture and attacked the sanctity of cultural attitudes toward religion, history, education and family.</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 10:40:54 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Mark Messersmith - The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum - October 17th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Since moving to the Southeastern United States in 1985, Mark Messersmith has been captivated by the region’s unique environment. Messersmith continues his exploration of the tension between this wild, living place and ever-increasing human expansion. Drawing on inspirations ranging from the Pre-Raphaelites, Martin Johnson Heade, Southern folk art and medieval manuscripts, the paintings of Messersmith are dense, radiant, and sculptural depictions of the flora and fauna of northern Florida struggling to survive.</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 10:42:58 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list John Henry, Albert Paley, Dennis Oppenheim, Chakaia Booker, Verina Baxter - The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum - October 17th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The Frost Art Museum and FIU's Sculpture Park will welcome the addition of 11 monumental sculptures for an unprecedented outdoor exhibition for the fall-winter season. The works originated in the United States and have travelled from their original installation in St. Urban, Switzerland, and Sarasota's Season of the Arts. Made of a variety of materials including steel, aluminum, cast fiberglass, copper, concrete, wood and rubber tires, each work represents the best of contemporary sculpture through its most recognized artists and the diversity of styles, themes and technical approaches that characterize our times. Artists include John Henry, Albert Paley, Dennis Oppenheim, Chakaia Booker, and Verina Baxter.</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 10:44:57 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list - Armory Art Center WPB - October 18th, 2012 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM <p>INFERNO is the Armory's 4th annual frightfully entertaining evening art festival &amp; exhibition. The event boasted over 500 attendees in 2011!</p> <p>Become an exhibitor in the Dark Art exhibition or reserve a booth to sell your artwork.</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 08:59:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Fabienne Lasserre - Gallery Diet - October 19th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Gallery Diet is pleased to announce Fabienne Lasserre’s second solo exhibition, <em>The Us and the It</em>. The exhibition will open on Friday, October 19th and will run through November 24th 2012, this is Ms. Lasserre’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Fabienne Lasserre’s thin, curvilinear sculptures take hold of the main gallery space, these works have the abstract quality of a line and the tactility of a limb. Layers of dyed linen and acrylic polymer wrap steel rods like a cast on a broken arm. The pieces circumscribe space, carving out blank areas that can enclose or surround a human body. Equally objects and context, they determine a site in which space, thing and body aren’t quite distinct from one another.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the projects room, the works are more compact, figure-like. They bear anthropomorphic qualities and the inertness of objects. As things, they evoke the animate; as beings they seem mute. Their pliant identity admits no beginning or end; it seems that sections could migrate and assemble into different forms.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Fabienne Lasserre has recently exhibited in the Quebec Triennial at the Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal, in a three person exhibition with Lucas Blalock, and James Hyde at Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts and at Jeff Bailey Gallery in New York City. Her works have been written about in Art Forum, the Brooklyn Rail, the Village Voice, and Art Papers amongst numerous other publications. Fabienne has also been a visiting artist at the Vermont Studio Center, the University of Oregon, La Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, Karunkina in Tierra del Fuego, Chile, and La Curtiduria in Oaxaca, Mexico.</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 09:07:55 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list VARIOUS - Boca Museum of Art - October 23rd, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The Boca Raton Museum of Art will be the first museum in the nation to host the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s groundbreaking exhibition, <i>The Art of Video Games</i>, following its enormously successful presentation in Washington, D.C.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> The exhibition in Boca Raton, presented by FMSbonds, Inc., explores the 40-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium, focusing on striking graphics, creative storytelling, and player interactivity. During its stay in South Florida, the Boca Raton Museum of Art will also offer a variety of associated programs and educational opportunities for visitors of all ages and interests.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibit highlights some of the best games for 20 gaming systems ranging from the Atari VCS to the Playstation 3. It will feature 80 video games presented through still images and video footage. Video interviews with developers and artists, historic game consoles, and large prints of in-game screen shots are included. Five featured games, one from each era, are available for visitors to play for a few minutes, to gain some feel for interactivity. The playable games – Pac-Man, Super Mario Brothers, The Secret of Monkey Island, Myst, and Flower – show how players interact with the virtual worlds, highlighting innovative new techniques that set the standard for many subsequent games.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><i>The Art of Video Games</i> is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum with generous support from the Entertainment Software Association Foundation; Sheila Duignan and Mike Wilkins; Shelby and Frederick Gans; Mark Lamia; Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk; Rose Family Foundation; Betty and Lloyd Schermer; and Neil Young. Promotional support is provided by the Entertainment Consumers Association. The C.F. Foundation in Atlanta supports the museum’s traveling exhibition program, Treasures to Go.</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 20:32:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Robert Huff - carol jazzar contemporary art - October 26th, 2012 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Carol Jazzar Gallery is pleased to present <em>Byways</em>, a solo exhibition by Miami artist <strong>Robert Huff</strong>. This will be Huff's second exhibition at the gallery and will feature a series of large paintings and a sculptural work.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Robert Huff's elegant abstract landscapes are created with building materials and references to architecture and man-make structures. The surfaces of the constructions are oriented strand board (OBS) that has been covered with multiple layers of heavy acrylic paint which is then carefully sanded and stripped to reveal subtle colors, textures and patterns. Flat coal black chalkboard paint areas make a stark contrast to this organic surface and provide another surface for Huff's delicate drawing. Along with the paintings, a small bronze sculpture will also be presented. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">These works are inspired by Huff's time in the Appalachian Mountains and his exploration of the coal regions of southwestern Virginia, West Virginia and eastern Kentucky.  In this landscape the drama of the environmental battle is sobering. Coal companies are digging deep into mountains with slight regard for human life. Their practice of mountain top removal literally decapitates mountain ranges and effectively destroys the majesty of the ancient mountains, forests, streams, wildlife habitat, and entire communities.  </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Robert Huff is a longtime Miami resident. Fishing throughout the keys and the Everglades has given him a great appreciation of South Florida's delicate and beautiful landscape. Now spending part of the year in the coalmining region of the southern Appalachians, he has developed a fascination with that fragile environment.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Huff's work has been exhibited at various instutions including the Lowe Museum, Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art, MOCA North Miami and the Bass Museum. He has had numerous public commisions and his work is included in private and public collections such as Delta Airlines, Miami-Dade and Broward Art in Public Places, Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art and the Ringling Museum of Art.</p> Sat, 06 Oct 2012 14:35:01 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list