ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Lorna Otero - The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum - May 6th - August 30th <p style="text-align: justify;">The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU, presents <em>Contemporary Families in Miami: A Photo Album</em>, an interactive project between Lorna Otero and South Florida residents. Otero, a Puerto Rican artist who also works as a theater and television producer, utilizes her talents to construct a tree in one of the museum's galleries that extends from floor to ceiling. The leaves of this tree feature dozens of photographs taken by South Florida families engaged in shared activities such as daily meals, family outings and other routines.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">To create these leaves, the artist is seeking photographs to include in the project. Families are encouraged to submit photographs featuring shared family activities. <br /> <br /> The artist also encourages the public to visit the museum to view the resulting exhibition and to participate in its accompanying interactive components. Conceived as an ongoing project, the exhibition will allow for some of the photos to be taken inside the gallery by visitors of the museum during set times. A weekend long interactive performance by selected visitors will recreate family activities, such as shared family time over dinner and a living room setting in the first floor caf&eacute; space of the museum. Although many feel the demands of contemporary life decrease "family time," this exhibition strives to create and capture the essence of shared family moments within the walls of the museum. <br /> <br /> This exhibition also includes the artist's interpretations and appropriations of famous female artists and their struggles with being an artist and societal and familial expectations. This latest photographic series includes such artists as Marietta Robusti, Lavinia Fontana, Mary Stevenson Cassatt, Lilly Martin Spencer and Leonora Carrington. <br /> <br /> An earlier version of this project, <em>Family's Photos</em> curated by Laura Bravo at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo MAC in Puerto Rico included photographs from families all over the world. With Otero's latest version at the Frost Art Museum, the project will begin to travel from city to city with the objective of including family photographs of each city's local population.<br /> <br /> Curated by Aluna Curatorial Collective (Adriana Herrera, PhD &amp; Willy Castellanos, Art Historian), this exhibition serves as an interactive community art project and as a research strategy that explores the collective images of contemporary families living in a multicultural city.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Please <a href="" target="_blank">click here</a> for more information on how to submit photos.</strong></p> Mon, 25 May 2015 18:43:11 +0000 Andy Warhol - Tampa Museum of Art - June 20th - September 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">Andy Warhol (1928&ndash;1987) depicted the world with the volume turned up. Employing a seemingly endless palette, his work has challenged our perceptions of popular culture, politics, and consumerism for more than fifty years. Warhol was the central figure of American pop art, a movement that emerged in the late 1950s in reaction to the heroism of abstract expressionism. Warhol and his contemporaries sought to eradicate the notion of the &ldquo;genius artist&rdquo; and downplay the role of originality in art, adopting mechanical means of generating images such as screenprinting, which theoretically allowed for an endless reproduction of images. In drawing inspiration from the rapidly changing world around them, pop artists sought to be more inclusive in their subjects, and more aware of the day-to-day conditions of contemporary existence.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Spanning three decades of Warhol&rsquo;s career, this exhibition features some of the artist&rsquo;s most iconic screenprints, including his portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Mao Zedong, the splashy camouflage series, and the controversial Electric Chair portfolio. Drawn exclusively from the rich collections of Jordan Schnitzer and his family foundation, In Living Color is divided into five sections&mdash;experimentation, emotion, experience, subversion, and attitude. In each, Warhol&rsquo;s work is placed in conversation with that of other artists of the postwar era who use color as a tool to shape how we interpret and respond to images; these include Louise Bourgeois, Chuck Close, Keith Haring, and Frank Stella.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">More than twenty years after his death, Andy Warhol remains one of the most influential figures in contemporary art and culture. Warhol&rsquo;s life and work inspires creative thinkers worldwide thanks to his enduring imagery, his artfully cultivated celebrity, and the ongoing research of dedicated scholars. His impact as an artist is far deeper and greater than his one prescient observation that &ldquo;everyone will be world famous for fifteen minutes.&rdquo; His omnivorous curiosity resulted in an enormous body of work that spanned every available medium and most importantly contributed to the collapse of boundaries between high and low culture.</p> Mon, 25 May 2015 14:32:28 +0000 Thomas Cole, John Kensett, Albert Bierstadt, Robert Henri, John Sloan - Tampa Museum of Art - June 13th - September 6th <p style="text-align: justify;">Between the 1830s and the end of the First World War, American art came into its own. From the majestic Hudson River School paintings of Thomas Cole, John Kensett, and Albert Bierstadt to the gritty urban realism of Robert Henri and John Sloan, this presentation draws on the rich holdings of American paintings and sculptures in the collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. This selection of more than 50 paintings and eight sculptures highlights the maturation of a distinctly American idiom, one informed by international currents and engaged with capturing the fluxes of modern life. Masterpieces of landscape, genre, still-life, and portraiture, punctuated by a selection of sculptures, trace an evolution in style from an art driven by the mandates of westward expansion to one animated by experimentation. In both idealized and naturalistically rendered landscapes, in scenes of everyday life, or meticulously detailed images of everyday objects, the presentation also narrates an important chapter in American cultural history that witnessed the Civil War and its aftermath, the expansion of national boundaries and the closing of the western frontier, and the transformations wrought by the emergence of new technologies at the dawn of the 20th century.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition has been organized by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.</p> Mon, 25 May 2015 14:30:03 +0000 Norman Rockwell - Tampa Museum of Art - March 7th - May 31st <p style="text-align: justify;">One of the most popular American artists of the past century, Norman Rockwell (1894&ndash;1978) was a keen observer of human nature and a gifted storyteller.&nbsp; For nearly seven decades, while history was in the making all around him, Rockwell chronicled our changing society in the small details and nuanced scenes of ordinary people in everyday life, providing a personalized interpretation&mdash;albeit often an idealized one&mdash;of American identity.&nbsp; His depictions offered a reassuring visual haven during a time of momentous transformation as our country evolved into a complex, modern society.&nbsp; Rockwell&rsquo;s contributions to our visual legacy, many of them now icons of American culture, have found a permanent place in our national psyche.</p> Mon, 25 May 2015 14:26:29 +0000 Jenny Brillhart, Sol LeWitt, Frances Trombly - Emerson Dorsch - April 16th - May 30th <p style="text-align: justify;">Emerson Dorsch presents <em>Habit: the politics of repetition</em> with works by Jenny Brillhart, Sol LeWitt, and Frances Trombly. <br /> <br /> <strong>Jenny Brillhart</strong> lives and works in Miami, FL, and holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting from New York Academy of Art and a Bachelors of Arts in American History from Smith College. She studied painting and drawing at University of New Hampshire and the Art Students League of New York. Brillhart has had three solo exhibitions at Emerson Dorsch, <em>Noonday</em> in 2014, <em>Material</em> in 2011, and <em>New Work</em> in 2009. Recent solo shows include <em>Accumulation</em> at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL (2013); and <em>An Extra Space</em> at Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin, Germany (2013). Selected group exhibitions include <em>Miami Cityscapes</em> at Frost Museum of Science, Miami, FL (2015); <em>Flat Prospects</em> an Outdoor Installation at History Miami, Miami, FL (2014); <em>Room Service</em> at Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany (2014); <em>Cutouts</em> at Dimensions Variable, Miami, FL (2013); ARCO Madrid with Kuckei + Kuckei, Madrid, Spain (2013); <em>Good and Plenty</em> at Art Center South Florida, Miami Beach, FL (2010); <em>New Work Miami</em> at Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL (2010); <em>Florida Contemporary 2010</em> at Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL (2010); <em>Die Sprache der Dinge - Niederlandische Stilleben der Sammlung SOR Rusche im Dialog mit Kunst der Gegenwart</em> at Anhaltinischen Gemaldegalerie, Dessau, Germany (2008); and <em>Group Show</em> at Roemerapotheke Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland (2007). Jenny was awarded an artist residency at Vermont Studio Center. Recent press includes <em>The Miami Herald</em>, <em>Ocean Drive Magazine</em>, <em>Orlando Weekly</em>, <em>New American Paintings</em>, <em>INFORADIO Berlin</em>, <em>The Financial Times</em> (Germany), <em>Berliner Zeitung</em>, and <em>Miami Sunpost</em>. Her works are included in the collections of Keith Flaherty, Jeremy Chestler, Upstairs Studio, Nick Brownlee, Robin T. and Stuart Ray, Joachim Schloesser, Loren Roberts, Brooke Feder, and Fifty Cent. <br /> <br /> <strong>Sol LeWitt</strong> (1928-2007) was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and lived and worked in various locations including New York, Spoleto, Italy and Chester, Connecticut. Lewitt was linked to various movements, including Conceptual art and Minimalism, both of which he is regarded a founder along with Ad Reinhardt, Tony Smith, Donald Judd, John McCracken, Agnes Martin, Dan Flavin, and Robert Morris, among others. His two and three-dimensional work includes wall drawings, works on paper, galler-sized installations, and monumental outdoor pieces. He has been the subject of hundreds of solo exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world since 1965. His works are found in some of the most important museum collections including Tate Modern, London, the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, National Museum of Serbia in Belgrade, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Hallen fur Neue Kunst Schaffhausen, Switzerland, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia, Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Dia:Beacon, the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. <br /> <br /> <strong>Frances Trombly</strong> was born in Miami, FL, where she lives and works, and co-directs Dimensions Variable, an artist-run space. She received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and completed residencies at the Capri Palace in Anacapri, Italy in 2009 and the Vermont Studio Center in 2007. Trombly has exhibited throughout the US, as well as venues abroad, including an installation at Socrates Sculpture Park in New York and numerous group exhibitions. Recent exhibitions of her work include <em>Frances Trombly: Over and Under</em> at Locust Projects, Miami (2013); <em>Americana: Formalizing Craft</em> at Perez Art Museum Miami (2013); <em>United States</em> at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (2012); <em>Not Paintings</em> at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (2011); <em>Come Together</em> at Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL (2011); Everything and Nothing at Goldie Paley Gallery, Moore College of Art &amp; Design, Philadelphia (2011); <em>Paintings</em> at Girls Club, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (2010); <em>New Work Miami</em> at Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL (2010); and <em>A Point From Which to Start</em> at Galeria Casas Riegner, Bogota, Colombia (2010). Her work has been featured in various publications including <em>The New York Times</em>, <em>Art Papers</em>, <em> Sculpture Magazine</em>, <em>Surface Design Journal</em>, and <em>The Los Angeles Times</em> and is in the permanent collection of the Perez Art Museum Miami and Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Florida, as well as in private collections throughout the United States. In 2009, she received a South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual &amp; Media Artists.</p> Mon, 25 May 2015 14:21:16 +0000 Carolina Cerverizzo - The Americas Collection - May 1st - May 30th Mon, 25 May 2015 14:06:14 +0000 Gabriela Cassano - The Americas Collection - May 1st - May 30th Mon, 25 May 2015 14:06:01 +0000 Gustavo Acosta, Luis Cruz Azaceta, José Bedia, Carlos Estévez, Ana Fabry, Tomás Espina, León Ferrari, Meira Marrero & Jose Toirac (M&T), Ronald Morán - Pan American Art Projects - May 7th - June 28th <p style="text-align: justify;">Pan American Art Projects is very pleased to announce its next concurrent exhibitions for the months of May and June. The first one will be <a href="" target="_blank">STATE OF FEAR</a>, a solo show by Luis Cruz Azaceta. Our collateral show is The Art of War, a collective show that presents a selection of works by different artists who have made works within the theme of war.</p> <div style="text-align: justify;">The Art of War</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">War, violence and death have become part of contemporary life, affecting people not only in conflict areas but globally. The nature and impact of the media attention is also a contributing factor in the internationalization of armed conflicts; we can see from the comfort of our living rooms the battle field in the Middle East.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">The Art of War is a compendium of works by contemporary artists who have addressed this war and conflict in their works. Paraphrasing the title of the famous book of strategy by Sun Tzu &ndash; we are bringing together pieces by artists who have illustrated the theme of war and its consequences.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Some of them, like <a>Gustavo Acosta</a>, appropriate images from the media that are related to the events of war. Others, like <a>Ana Fabry</a> and <a>Meira Marrero &amp; Jose Toirac (M&amp;T)</a>, are inspired by events related to the history of their respective countries.<a> Le&oacute;n Ferrari</a> and Ronald Moran use toys and the innocence of childhood as part of their pieces, calling our attention towards the early introduction to violence into our lives.</div> Mon, 25 May 2015 13:57:23 +0000 Luis CruzAzaceta - Pan American Art Projects - May 7th - June 28th <div style="text-align: justify;">Pan American Art Projects is very pleased to announce its next concurrent exhibitions for the months of May and June. The first one will be STATE OF FEAR, a solo show by Luis Cruz Azaceta. Our collateral show is <a href="" target="_blank">The Art of War</a>, a collective show that presents a selection of works by different artists who have made works within the theme of war.</div> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify;">STATE OF FEAR. Luis Cruz Azaceta.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">The themes of war and destruction are not new to Luis Cruz Azaceta. His previous exhibition at Pan American Art Projects, titled SHIFTING STATES, was his reaction to the conflicts that arose from the so-called &ldquo;Arab Spring&rdquo;.His new series of works, STATE OF FEAR, deals with a similar situation occurring in the Middle East. According to the artist:</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;STATE OF FEAR is a response to the current conditions in the Middle East. These works address the chaos, fragmentation, displacement and death and their impact on the West&rdquo;.</div> <br /> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <br /> <div style="text-align: justify;">Luis Cruz Azaceta was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1942, and currently lives and works in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was educated at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Azaceta is recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C; the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Grant, New York, the Pollock Krasner Award; and the New York Foundation for the Arts Awards, among others. His work can be found in collections such as The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Massachusetts; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Smithsonian Institute of Art, Washington, DC; The Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida; The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas and the Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona, among others.</div> </div> Wed, 27 May 2015 12:10:30 +0000 Alice Aycock, Hernan Bas, Rafael Domenech, Ridley Howard, Alexander Kroll, Jonathan Pylypchuk - Fredric Snitzer Gallery - May 9th - June 22nd Mon, 25 May 2015 13:47:44 +0000 Ricardo Pelaez, Juan Raul Hoyos, douglas freed, Christian Awe, Alejandra Puga, Andrea Dasha Reich - Etra Fine Art - May 7th - June 6th <p style="text-align: justify;">An exhibition featuring bright and joyous selections from Christian Awe, Douglas Freed, Juan Raul Hoyos, Ricardo Pelaez, Alejandra Puga, Andrea Dasha Reich, and many others.</p> Mon, 25 May 2015 13:44:22 +0000 Group Show - Art Center / South Florida - May 2nd - May 31st <p style="text-align: justify;">For this <strong><a href="" target="_blank">Art@CMS</a></strong> exhibition, works were selected from artist/scientist collaborations as well as video artists who were invited to create pieces inspired by the <strong><a href="" target="_blank">Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS)</a></strong> experiment. The CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world&rsquo;s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, at <strong><a href="" target="_blank">CERN</a></strong>, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics that sits astride the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. CERN is one of the world&rsquo;s largest and most respected centers for scientific research. It operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world where physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter&mdash;the fundamental particles&mdash;that provide insights into the fundamental laws of nature. CMS is designed to measure the properties of previously discovered particles with unprecedented precision, and be on the lookout for completely new, unpredicted phenomena.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">924 Lincoln Road, Second Floor, Miami Beach</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 May 2015 08:04:33 +0000 Faten Safieddine - Armory Art Center WPB - June 2nd 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Lebanese artist Faten Safieddine will show her short film "La Chrysalide" and talk about her work.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ms. Safieddine lives and works in Marrakesh and Paris, was educated at the Sorbonne and the Universite d&rsquo;Abidjan and has shown her work throughout the Middle East, France and Canada.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In addition to working as a photographer and film maker, Ms Safieddine is a journalist, art critic and writer focusing on culture and history. In 1988 the Metropolitan Museum of Art commissioned her to create a documentary on the restauration of the Minbar in the Grand Mosque of Koutoubia. The documentary received the Image d&rsquo;Or prize in France.</p> Mon, 25 May 2015 08:00:36 +0000 - Armory Art Center WPB - June 6th - July 2nd Mon, 25 May 2015 07:59:09 +0000 - Armory Art Center WPB - June 6th - July 2nd <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition will feature work by Armory students in the printmaking, digital, and related arts departments.</p> Mon, 25 May 2015 07:58:40 +0000 - Armory Art Center WPB - May 23rd - May 30th <p style="text-align: justify;">An annual event, this show features work produced by the graduating seniors of the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts of the Arts. Exhibition organized by the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Armory exhibitions are free and open to the public.</p> Mon, 25 May 2015 07:57:06 +0000