ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Group Show - Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale - August 3rd - October 12th <div id="a-slot-875-body-1" class="a-slot a-normal aRichText clearfix" data-pageid="875" data-name="body" data-permid="1"> <div id="a-slot-content-875-body-1" class="a-slot-content clearfix"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South</em>&nbsp;considers the category of &ldquo;outsider&rdquo; art in relation to contemporary art and black life. Situating itself within current art historical and political debates, the exhibition features work by self-taught, spiritually inspired and incarcerated artists, alongside other projects based in performance and social-engagement, as well as painting, drawing, sculpture and assemblage, that make insistent reference to place. With the majority of work created between 1964 and 2014, the exhibition brings together a group of thirty-five intergenerational American artists who share an interest in the American South as a location both real and imagined. Moving between a graphic sensibility, an interest in creation myths and the use of found materials and detritus, the artists reference various classical tropes of blackness as sites of origin&mdash;fantastical and performed, important yet perhaps illusory.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Artists in the exhibition include: Benny Andrews, Kevin Beasley, McArthur Binion, Beverly Buchanan, Henry Ray Clark, Courtesy the Artists, Thornton Dial, Minnie Evans, Theaster Gates, Deborah Grant, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Bessie Harvey, David Hammons, Lonnie Holley, Frank Albert Jones, Lauren Kelley, Ralph Lemon, Kerry James Marshall, Rodney McMillian, Joe Minter, J.B. Murray, John Outterbridge, Noah Purifoy, Marie &ldquo;Big Mama&rdquo; Roseman, Jacolby Satterwhite, Patricia Satterwhite, Rudy Shepherd, Xaviera Simmons, Georgia Speller, Henry Speller, James &ldquo;Son&rdquo; Thomas, Stacy Lynn Waddell, Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems and Geo Wyeth.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South is organized by The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. The exhibition is curated by Thomas J. Lax.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The catalogue includes entries by the exhibition's organizer, Assistant Curator Thomas J. Lax, along with leading scholars Horace Ballard, Katherine Jentleson, Scott Romine and Lowery Stokes Sims, who write on notions of spirituality, the ethics of self-taught art and the idea of the South in the American consciousness.</p> </div> </div> <div id="a-slot-875-body-4" class="a-slot a-normal aRichText clearfix" data-pageid="875" data-name="body" data-permid="4"> <div id="a-slot-content-875-body-4" class="a-slot-content clearfix"> <div class="a-slot-content-container a-normal-view a-editable clearfix"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Exhibitions at NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale are made possible in part by a challenge grant from the David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Funding for this exhibition is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention &amp; Visitors Bureau.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.</p> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:47:47 +0000 Rick Ulysse, Tom Scicluna, Natasha Lopez de Victoria, Augustina Woodgate, Antonia Wright - Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale - June 1st - September 14th <p style="text-align: justify;">NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale launches Research and Development, a new series of artist residencies that provide artists with essential time and resources to further their work and apply their creativity to social issues. In its inaugural program, the museum invites South Florida artists Rick Ulysse, Tom Scicluna,&nbsp; &nbsp;Natasha Lopez de Victoria, Augustina Woodgate, and Antonia Wright, to use the museum&rsquo;s second floor gallery as studios and develop new projects addressing issues of homelessness and belonging. Works produced during the residency are on view to the public and change regularly. Participating artists also lead art workshops dealing with homelessness and belonging with the Broward Partnership, which operates the Central Homeless Assistance Center, a local shelter for the Homeless.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The artists-in-residence have access to leaders in the field of art therapy and social services in the community and through Nova Southeastern University's interdisciplinary programs. During the last month of the exhibition, works made by individuals at the shelter are also included in the exhibition, along with a documentary of the workshops and personal stories of shelter participants. This project and its various components engage South Florida artists directly, as social activists, with the divisive issue of homelessness in Broward County. It also launches an innovative program that helps others understand some of the ways that art can create a &ldquo;sense of belonging.&rdquo;</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:30:12 +0000 Marcos Castro - Dot Fiftyone Gallery - July 24th - September 3rd <div style="text-align: justify;">The Mexican artist is presenting his new body of work in his first gallery&rsquo;s exhibition in Miami</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Mexico City, Mexico 1981. Lives &amp; works in Mexico City.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A young artist that reflects on a fundamental act in the art: the look. By diverse media he explores the dialogue betweenmaterials of natural origin as graphite and wood, that serves as a technique to speak of what is human from subjective codes in his relation with the media and with the multiplicity of the points of view of the spectator.&nbsp;&nbsp;He integrates elements from his personal mythology and from nature as testimonial symbols of contemporary society. The work is an exploration of the interactions between techniques and formats that includes drawing, painting, stage resources, installation, animation, video-art and video-installation. He puts the spectator in a vigilant position before his will of contemplation. He has been selected in the official selection of the Biennial Tamayo 2006, in the Scholarship young Creators of the FONCA 2007 and in the residence Artist in Residence at 18th,&nbsp;Street Art Center Los Angeles in 2008.</p> </div> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:14:56 +0000 Michael Gellatly, Yomarie Silva-O’Neal, Vickie Pierre - Deering Estate at Cutler - August 8th - September 26th <p style="text-align: justify;">The Deering Estate at Cutler welcomes Alumni Artists in Residence, Vickie Pierre from 2009-2010, Yomarie Silva-O&rsquo;Neal from 2010-2011, and Project Residency Artist Michael Gellatly from 2013-2014, for a Season Culmination Exhibit featuring experimental, mixed media, and site-specific work.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Exhibit Evenings:</strong>&nbsp;Deering Estate at Cutler offers complimentary exhibit viewing nights, highlighting a variety of contemporary, historic, and visiting exhibitions inside the historic homes. Exhibit Evenings are free of charge and offer the public a chance to interact with artists and curators and to experience a variety of exhibit tours and talks. Exhibit Evenings are held from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the third Wednesdays per annual schedule.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Vickie Pierre (Alumni Artist in Residence 2009-2010)</strong><br />Vickie Pierre&rsquo;s assemblages incorporate mass produced, gender-specific objects designed to reflect a particular historic period, including vintage perfume bottles and decorative wall art. While maintaining familiar sentiments of femininity, romanticism, and decadence, her work subversively questions the influence of popular culture on identity formation.&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Yomarie Silva-O&rsquo;Neal (Alumni Artist in Residence 2010-2011)</strong><br />Silva O&rsquo;Neal&rsquo;swork strives to give viewers a new perspective on the order and rhythm in biological forms. Inspired by the work of turn-of-the-century biologist, Ernst Heackel, her practice includes the collection and investigation of small biological treasures.<br /><br /><strong>Michael Gellatly (Project Artist in Residence 2013-2014)<br /></strong>Gellatly will present &ldquo;Ice Plants and Other Post-Natural Varieties,&rdquo; immediate works based on field-note style investigations of the Estate. Works include an ephemeral one night ice-construction as well as colorful mixed-media collages.</p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:10:33 +0000