ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 - Armory Art Center WPB - February 7th, 2013 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM Mon, 28 Jan 2013 13:14:57 +0000 - NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale - February 7th, 2013 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Susan E. Bergh, Ph.D., Curator of Pre-Columbian Art and Native North American Art at Cleveland Museum of Art will provide a broad overview of the Wari and their art production, with emphaisis on the textiles that were at the heart of Wari value systems.  This event is complimentary to all Museum members and $15 for nonmembers.  Following the lecture, there will be a preview of Wari:  Pre-Inca Lords of Peru from  8:00 – 9:00 p.m.  </p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:01:09 +0000 Chase Westfall - 101/EXHIBIT - February 9th, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>101 /exhibit</strong> Miami presents<strong> Chase Westfall</strong>, a solo exhibition from Chase Westfall. This is the artist’s first showing with the gallery. The opening reception with the artist will be held on February 9, 2013 from 7 – 10pm. The exhibition will conclude on April 6.</span></p> <blockquote> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em> “Beauty is a trait of the surface, while the sublime begins deep inside, then forces its way to the surface. As the sub lime comes through to the surface it automatically destroys the picture th at was there.</em> — Thomas McEvilley,<em> “ Turned Upside Down and Torn Apart"</em> </span></p> </blockquote> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This introduction to recent paintings by Chase Westfall focuses on dichotomizing socio-political, art historical, religious, and personal frameworks. By exploring polar opposites that are commonly accepted as being mutually exclusive, Westfall’s works force, by artistic contrivance, moments where harmony is imposed on the irreconcilable. Paint erly, traditional painting vs. Minimalist tendencies. Religious vs. Artistic practice. Apollonian vs. Dionysian. Secularism vs. Spiritualism. Order vs. Ecstasy.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">These anthropological concerns, both internal and external, are a sincere attempt at making sense of these struggles through modernist and anti-modernist mo des. The paintings on display, which range from 2009-2013, seem to long for a return to order by moving from transcendent abstract approaches to humanistic realist figurative respects within a single comp osition. Unlike the opposite, where the closer one visually comes to an image the more abstract it becomes, Westfall’s paintings by contrast become more revealing.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> By peering “though” or “past” or “b eyond” the safety buffer of the lattices and familiar Minimalist devices (nods to Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, and Agnes Martin are recurring), the conflict is discovered. The peace is fleeting. Violence is unearthed, and wires wind around the ankles of the blind. Conc epts of animal sacrifice, surgery, modern medicine, war, and Judeo- Christian traditions are confronted, but only momentarily before the r eductive voids in the compositions visually disconnect the viewer yet again.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> To put it another way, says Westfall, “The shifting uncertainty of these positions accounts in part, I believe, for the recurring fo rm or motif of the diamond, which has the geometric regularity of a grid, but provides a more dynamic, and therefore more ambiguous, form: equally legible as (or capable of) violence and/or trans ce ndence.”</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> This first solo exhibition by Chase Westfall with the gallery is made possible in part by the generosity of the East Tennessee State University Research Development Committee and the Department of Art and Design who financially supported the production of 2012 works via grant giving. Chase Westfall is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at ETSU. His work was recently featured in New Am erican Paintings No. 100 (2012), and he has previous solo exhibitions at ETSU’s Tipton Gallery, an d Twin Kittens Gallery of Atlanta Georgia.</span></p> <p></p> <p></p> Sun, 03 Mar 2013 12:16:51 +0000 Santiago Villanueva - Diana Lowenstein Gallery - February 9th, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">“Soft and Touch Therapy - In German, it could be translated as gestalt, denoting form and configuration, the final product of a perceptive and healing act.  From that point of view we can then examine these artworks.  They emerge as a response to the artist’s lifelong pursuit of intangible emotions in which he creates a unique language of dimensions, colors and textures.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Perfect, meticulous bare objects present themselves as reflective, instantaneous, fragile and crystalline, plastic and moldable. They speak to us about time, about pain, about ties, about emotion. But they also silence and obscure. Proximity and distance. Movement and freezing. Skin and resin. They become dialogue and silence. Provocation. Absolute.” – Ana de Blase</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Villanueva was born in Madrid, Spain and currently lives and works in Palma de Mallorca.  He graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arquitectura in Madrid in 1993. Prior to that, he began studying drawing and sculpture in 1984. His artwork has been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout Europe.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 07:25:21 +0000 Roy Dowell, Alexander Kroll - Fredric Snitzer Gallery - February 9th, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Fredric Snitzer Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of a two-person exhibition by LA-based artists Roy Dowell and Alexander Kroll. The show consists of 1 painting and 8 collages by Roy Dowell and 4 paintings by Alexander Kroll and will be the first time these two artists have shown their work together.<br /><br />Since the late 1970s, collage has been the focal point of Roy Dowell's practice. His early collage works turned on the interplay between color relationships, mark-making procedures and graphic signifiers whose affinity with the languages of graphic design, Pattern and Decoration, and ethnography allowed for a reconsideration of post-cubist pictorial space. In his new work, Dowell continues a project of recoding material procedures thorugh the addition of readymade collage elements which mine the gap between artistic identity and specific biases embedded within the language of the readymade and of his hybridized sources. Yet, as with previous bodies of work, issues regarding authorship and representation that are raised by the manner and method of collage are superseded by a repurposing of the historic optimistic modernist impulse and logic of material transformation.<br /><br />Alexander Kroll's works similarly utilize tactility and pictorial space to assert the painted object as a vehicle of presence. In 4 large scale works, Kroll conceives of the pictorial surface as a space to consolidate diverse set of relationships between body, mind, support, and surface whose specific interplay activates the work as its own context and closed system of signification. Kroll's assertion of painting as intellectual construction forms the basis for encounters of unmediated relational intensity between artist and object as well as object and viewer.<br /><br />Dowell and Kroll employ reflexive material procedures to different ends. Painterliness is something which exists in Dowell's work alongside other preexisting representational modes in order to contribute to and alter histories of modernist abstraction, while, in Kroll's work, painterliness occurs as performances of affect which crystallize reflexive procedure into singular objects, enable specific modes of address, and transform sites of display into phenomenological events.<br /><br />Roy Dowell was born in Bronxville, NY in 1951. He lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and has been exhibiting his work since 1976. He has been included in recent solo exhibitions as Galeria Nina Menocal (Mexico City), Margo Leavin Gallery (LA), and Lennon, Weinberg (New York) and recent group exhibitions at the Hammer Museum and MOCA, Los Angeles.<br /><br />Alexander Kroll was born in New York City in 1981. He lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. He received his MFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2008. He has had recent solo exhibitions at CB1 Gallery (Los Angeles) and James Harris Gallery (Seattle) and has been included in recent exhibitions at ACME, UCLA New Wight Gallery, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, the Irvine Fine Arts Center and the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:35:38 +0000 - NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale - February 10th, 2013 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM <div class="a-slot a-normal aRichText clearfix" data-pageid="346" data-name="body" data-permid="2" id="a-slot-346-body-2"> <div class="a-slot-content clearfix" id="a-slot-content-346-body-2"> <p style="text-align: justify;">More than a millennium ago, across the coastal mountains of what is now Peru, a vast empire that is today nearly forgotten entered its twilight. The Wari (Huari) reigned for 400 years, between 600 and 1000 CE, as the largest and most-dominant culture in the Andes until the rise of the Inca centuries later.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Few traces remain of this empire, only scattered remnants of what was once a highly sophisticated civilization. But the relics that do survive—textiles, ceramics, precious ornaments, and small-scale sculptures—stand as compelling testimony to that sophistication and speak distinctly to modern sensibilities.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Now, the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, in coordination with the Cleveland Museum of Art, offers the opportunity to experience the distinct vision of the Wari. This carefully assembled exhibition of art presents a vision that is simultaneously ancient and contemporary, the works of people inhabiting a particular place and a particular time, but whose sensitivity speaks to a humanity that we share across centuries.</p> <p></p> </div> </div> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:01:54 +0000 - Art Wynwood International Contemporary Art Fair - February 14th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <table border="0" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0" width="457"> <tbody> <tr class="sttr1"> <td align="left" width="373"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><strong>GENERAL ADMISSION:</strong></span></td> <td align="center" valign="bottom" width="104"></td> </tr> <tr class="sttr2"> <td align="left" width="373">Friday, February 15</td> <td align="center" valign="bottom" width="104">12pm - 9pm</td> </tr> <tr class="sttr1"> <td align="left">Saturday, February 16</td> <td align="center" valign="bottom">12pm - 8pm</td> </tr> <tr class="sttr2"> <td align="left">Sunday, February 17</td> <td align="center" valign="bottom">12pm - 7pm</td> </tr> <tr class="sttr1"> <td align="left">Monday, February 18</td> <td align="center" valign="bottom">12pm - 6pm</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2>Admission</h2> <table border="0" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0" width="457"> <tbody> <tr class="sttr2"> <td align="left">One day fair pass</td> <td align="center" valign="bottom">$15</td> </tr> <tr class="sttr2"> <td align="left" width="363">Multi-day fair pass</td> <td align="center" valign="bottom" width="94">$30</td> </tr> <tr class="sttr1"> <td align="left">Students 12-18 years and Seniors</td> <td align="center" valign="bottom">$10</td> </tr> <tr class="sttr2"> <td align="left">Children under 12 years accompanied by adult</td> <td align="center" valign="bottom">Free</td> </tr> <tr class="sttr1"> <td align="left">Groups 10 or more</td> <td align="center" valign="bottom">$10</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h1 class="title-1">Exhibitors</h1> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">101/exhibit</span> <br /> Miami</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Aldo de Sousa Gallery</span> <br /> Buenos Aires</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Alfredo Ginocchio Gallery</span> <br /> Mexico City</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Art Nouveau Gallery</span> <br /> Miami, Maracaibo</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Arte Berri</span> <br /> Santo Domingo</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Ascaso Gallery</span> <br /> Miami</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Aureus Contemporary</span> <br /> Providence</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Barry Friedman Ltd.</span> <br /> New York</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Beatriz Esguerra Art</span> <br /> Bogota</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Black &amp; White Gallery / Project Space</span> <br /> New York</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Black Square Gallery</span> <br /> Miami</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">C. Grimaldis Gallery</span> <br /> Baltimore</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Catherine Edelman Gallery</span> <br /> Chicago</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Cernuda Arte</span> <br /> Coral Gables</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Claire Oliver Gallery</span> <br /> New York</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Consultores de Arte S.A.</span> <br /> Miami</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Contessa Gallery</span> <br /> Cleveland</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Cynthia Corbett Gallery</span> <br /> London</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Cynthia-Reeves</span> <br /> New York</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">David Lusk Gallery</span> <br /> Memphis</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">De Buck Gallery</span> <br /> New York</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">DEAN PROJECT</span> <br /> New York</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Durban Segnini Gallery</span> <br /> Miami</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Eli Klein Fine Art</span> <br /> New York</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Fabien Castanier Gallery</span> <br /> Los Angeles</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Forum Gallery</span> <br /> New York, Beverly Hills</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Galeria Medicci</span> <br /> Caracas</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">GB-AiBo Asian Art</span> <br /> Rye</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Guy Hepner</span> <br /> West Hollywood</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Hardcore Art Contemporary Space</span> <br /> Miami</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Hollis Taggart Galleries</span> <br /> New York</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Jerald Melberg Gallery</span> <br /> Charlotte</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Juan Ruiz Gallery</span> <br /> Miami, Maracaibo</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Kavachnina Contemporary</span> <br /> Miami</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">KM Fine Arts</span> <br /> Chicago, Los Angeles</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Lausberg Contemporary</span> <br /> Dusseldorf, Toronto, Miami</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Lelia Mordoch Gallery</span> <br /> Miami</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Leslie Smith Gallery</span> <br /> Amsterdam</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">LICHT FELD Gallery</span> <br /> Basel</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Mark Borghi Fine Art Inc</span> <br /> New York, Palm Beach</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Mindy Solomon Gallery</span> <br /> ST. Petersburg</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Nancy Hoffman Gallery</span> <br /> New York</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">N O M A D Gallery</span> <br /> Brussels</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Now Contemporary Art</span> <br /> Miami</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Oxenberg Fine Art</span> <br /> Miami</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Pan American Art Projects</span> <br /> Miami</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Projects Gallery</span> <br /> Miami</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Rosenbaum Contemporary</span> <br /> Bal Harbour, Boca Raton</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Rubbers Internacional</span> <br /> Buenos Aires</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Rudolf Budja Gallery</span> <br /> Miami</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Sundaram Tagore Gallery</span> <br /> New York, Hong Kong, Singapore</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">The McLoughlin Gallery</span> <br /> San Francisco</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Unix Fine Art</span> <br /> London</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Waltman Ortega Fine Art | Miami - Paris</span> <br /> Miami, Paris</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Waterhouse &amp; Dodd</span> <br /> London, New York, New York City</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">WESTWOOD GALLERY NYC</span> <br /> New York</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Witzenhausen Gallery</span> <br /> New York, Amsterdam</div> <div class="exhibitor-link"><span class="LinkDealer">Zadok Gallery</span> <br /> Miami</div> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 16:01:11 +0000 Andy Warhol, Man Ray, Boris Lurie, Richard Avedon, Roy Schatt - Art Wynwood International Contemporary Art Fair - February 14th, 2013 11:00 AM - 6:00 AM <p>WESTWOOD GALLERY NYC (booth A20) is participating in this year's edition of Art Wynwood, February 14-18, featuring 70 international art galleries. The gallery will exhibit a curated selection of artworks by Andy Warhol, Man Ray, Boris Lurie, Richard Avedon, Roy Schatt.</p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 16:01:16 +0000 Allison Kotzig - Art Wynwood International Contemporary Art Fair - February 14th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sat, 22 Feb 2014 16:01:16 +0000 SINISA KUKEC - Spinello Projects - February 14th, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Like legendary humorists Benjamin Franklin, Ambrose Bierce, and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., the keen wisdom of contemporary author Isha Rose Servitus is revealed in a series of brief axioms: samples of literal, profound observations regarding the world at large and the nature of human compassion resident in creativity. Contemporary society has become fond of the art of literal reduction: news, opinion, observation, and testimony is whittled down to the soundbite or a limited series of characters on a screen. Literacy, itself, has imploded from eloquent expressions in novel or epic form into digestible notations, or simple nuances to those antiquated written masterpieces. Native to Croatia and currently Miami-based, Sinisa Kukec channels these overwhelming questions into mysterious aesthetic objects coating soft, hand-crafted found elements with heavy, industrial surfaces.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kukec’s interest in discarded or obsolete items, often within the realm of a ‘lost-to-found’ sensibility is transformed into aesthetic conversations between things both beautiful and betrayed, delicacies and the disregarded. Printed copies of L O V E L I K E T H E U N I V E R S E will be present in the gallery space. Servitus’s writings act as both an inspiration and a catalyst for Kukec’s sculptural experience: from flesh-toned icosahedrons intertwined with Mongolian faux fur, to vintage stereo portals covered with graphite-rubbed epoxy, and ergonomic steam-bent poplar ribbons in seemingly suspended algorithms. Writers, scientists, and philosophers such as David Foster Wallace, Richard Dawkins and Daniel C. Dennett are counted among Kukec’s influences, all addressing issues of human interaction and biological impulses leading to creative and/or compassionate acts…or vice versa.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">L O V E L I K E T H E U N I V E R S E</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">is an investigation where Kukec draws upon these influences in a spontaneous, free-flowing process.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">L O V E L I K E T H E U N I V E R S E</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">is a cosmic, yet human melodrama: an infinite gravity well of everything.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sinisa Kukec was born in 1970 in Zagreb, Croatia. He received a Diploma of Fine Arts from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg and his MFA from Alfred University (Alfred, NY). Solo exhibitions of Kukec have been held at the Redux Contemporary Arts Center (Charleston, SC), The Clay Studio (Philadelphia, PA), The Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art (Palm Beach, FL) and The Archie Bray Foundation (Helena, MT). Kukec has presented work at group exhibitions in The Miami Art Museum New Works 2013 exhibition, South Korea, Japan, The Netherlands, China, New Zealand and the United States. Kukec was the recipient of The Evelyn Shapiro Foundation Fellowship from The Clay Studio in 2001 and 2002, the 2004 recipient of Canada Council for the Arts’ Emerging Artist Grant in 2004, and the 2011 MasterMind Award sponsored by the NewTimes Broward-Palm Beach. Residencies include ‘L’HOSTE Art Contemporain (Arles, France), The European Keramics Center (ʻs-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands), International Workshop at the Toya Ceramic Studio (Yeoju, South Korea) and the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, (Snowmass Village, CO). Kukec lives and works in Miami.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p></p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:44:28 +0000 Rosemarie Chiarlone, Nyeema Morgan, Kathryn Zazenski, Susan Weiner - carol jazzar contemporary art - February 15th, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Carol Jazzar is pleased to present<strong> Collinear Points</strong>, a group exhibition of works by Rosemarie Chiarlone &amp; Susan Weiner, Nyeema Morgan and Kathryn Zazenski which features texts as pictorial expression.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Miami based artist <strong>Rosemarie Chiarlone</strong> and poet <strong>Susan Weiner</strong> collaborate on works on paper in which words and phrases are inscribed into the paper surface by hand via needle puncture, both from the front and the back, which adds to the complexity of the marks. The maze-like arrangement of words causes their meanings - thoughts on connection and disconnection in personal relationships - to reflect back and forth on one another like an echo chamber, instead of following in the traditional left to right sentence structure. Chiarlone and Weiner have collaborated for 10 years, exhibiting works at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC; Center for the Book Arts in New York City; McMullen Museum of Art, Boston, Massachusetts; Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio; Fleet Library, Rhode Island School of Design; Pyramid Atlantic, Maryland; Girls Club and Biennes Museum of the Modern Book in Ft. Lauderdale; Art &amp; Culture Center of Hollywood, the Arthur and Jaffe Center for Book Arts and the Schmidt Center Gallery, Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Nyeema Morgan</strong>'s interdisciplinary work "explores the personal and cultural economy of knowledge through familiar artifacts." Ten works from her series titled "Forty-Seven Easy Poundcakes Like grandma Use To Make" uses a rule-based drawing process to sequentially edit forty-seven variations on an "easy pound cake" recipe culled from Google searches. Morgan employs hand-drawn digital processes to ultimately produce small digital works that replace and negate ordinary instructions. Morgan, a graduate of the Cooper Union School of Art and California College of the Arts, is based in New York. She has been a resident artist at Abrons Art Center, Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art as well as attending the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She has exhibited her works at Artspace, New Haven, CT; Art in General, New York, NY; Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Paris; The Bindery Projects, St. Paul, MN and the South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, UK.   </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong> </strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Kathryn Zazenski</strong> will exhibit two large-scale drawings that exemplify the artist's strategy of observing the relationship between emotion and language as well as other methods of communication. Five hundred of the most common and five hundred of the least common words used in the English language are depicted as black bands, blocks and line segments placed at intervals along parallel lines. Her works exposes new views of quotidian symbols in both physical and psychological space. Zazenski is based in Philadelphia and is currently getting her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has exhibited her work in various galleries across the US and abroad and was selected for the Fountainhead Residency of Miami in 2012.</p> <p></p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:18:56 +0000 Group Show - Deering Estate at Cutler - February 16th, 2013 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The highlight of this year’s <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_self">Deering Estate Festival of the Arts</a> is a curated invitational show that features Artists from the Deering Estate at Cuter Artist in Residence Program, The Fountainhead Residency and Studios, and Invited Exhibitors. Curator Ralph Provisero invites the viewer to discover artistic interjections placed throughout the historic grounds of the Deering Estate. This year we welcomed The Fountainhead Residency and Studio program and selected artists to join forces with featured Artists in Residence from the Deering Estate at Cutler. Unique elements of this exhibition include spontaneous poetry creation and readings by the fire circle, and a traveling performance piece that “tours” the site. Dialogues develop between the space and artists with some works confronting the viewer, some on the periphery, and some hidden in plain sight. Guests are welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Parking is free.</p> <div align="justify">Deering Estate Artists in Residence feature Christina Petterssen, Lucinda Linderman, Alex Trimino, Antonia Wright, Mia Leonin with Carlos Ochoa, Diego Quiros, Dona Altemus, Cherie Clark. Representing Fountainhead Residency Program are artists Rowan Smith, and Caitlin Berrigan. Invited from the Fountainhead Studios Artists are Dona Altemus Lori Nozick, Don Lambert, Jenny Brillhart, PJ Mills, Sri Prabha, William Keddell, Natalya Laskis, Kerry Phillips, Tom Bollinger, Felipe Kaizedo, Kerry Phillips, Moira Holohan, and Judith Robertson. Special invited exhibitors include Robert Huff and Anja Marais.<br /> <br /> The Deering Estate Festival of the Arts provides cultural engagement for all ages, offering literary, musical and artistic experiences for youngsters, to presenting a world-class exhibition, concerts and informative lectures for the most sophisticated patron. <br /> <br /> <strong>About the Curator, Ralph Provisero</strong><br /> Ralph Provisero is a visual artist and sculptor native to Miami, FL with a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from the University of Miami. In addition to his work as an artist and educator, Provisero has often worked as a judge, curator and consultant on numerous projects in 2007; he received the Atlantic Center for the Arts/Joan Mitchell Foundation Scholarship for Visual Artists. Regularly featured in national and local press, Provisero's work is showcased in Miami Contemporary Artists, a book by Paul Clemence and Julie Davidow (2007), and The Martin Z. Margulies Collection: Painting and Sculpture (2008). He is currently curating a project in conjunction with the Miami-Dade Main Library and continuing his own studio endeavors and is represented by Dorsch Gallery, Miami.<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>About Fountainhead Residency and Studios and The Mikesell Family</strong><br /> The Fountainhead Residency was founded by collectors Dan and Kathryn Mikesell in early 2008 with five goals; to provide artists an opportunity to find new inspiration (a fountainhead), to introduce visiting artists to Miami’s art community and it’s many supporters, to infuse Miami with artistic inspiration from around the world, enable our art institutions to realize more ambitious shows, and finally to provide our family an opportunity to become more intimately integrated in the world of artists and art. Later in 2008 they opened The Fountainhead Studios, which now provides over 30 Miami-based artists low cost studio space. In 2012, they opened The Fountainhead Haus, which provides 5 Miami based artists a unique working and collaborative space.The studios, located at 7339 NW Miami Ct., boasts nearly 25,000 sq. ft.of studios ranging in size from 350-500+ sq. ft. There are over 30 artists creating at The Fountainhead Studios. <br /> <br /> Fountainhead Residency Program are artists Rowan Smith and Caitlin Berrigan.<br /> <br /> Invited from the Fountainhead Studios are Dona Altemus, Lori Nozick, Don Lambert, Jenny Brillhart, PJ Mills, Sri Prabha, William Keddell, Natalya Laskis, Tom Bollinger, Felipe Kaizedo, Kerry Phillips, Moira Holohan, Judith Robertson. <br /> <br /> Please join us for our other Deering Estate <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_self">FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS</a> Events! <br /> <br /> Wednesday, February 20 - Icon of the Moment: Bill Belleville<br /> Friday, February 22 - Living Artist Concert Series "Dreams of Biscayne Bay"</div> <div align="justify">Saturday, February 23 - Concerto Competition <br /> Sunday, February 24 - Red Carpet Wrap-Up<br /> <br /> <br /> <em>With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.</em></div> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 14:37:17 +0000 - Williams McCall Gallery - February 16th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Joan Cobb Marsh, widely admired painter’s painter, unveils her recent interpretations of “Places and People Much Loved” at the Williams McCall Gallery South of Fifth. Kicking off with an artist reception that is open to the public on Saturday, February 16th at 6 pm, the exhibit will run until March 8th.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Gallery Owner Gail Williams states, “We are honored to introduce Joan Cobb Marsh's new collection and recent interpretations from her South Florida, Travels, Flora, and Interiors series. Her stunning new Hair Series reflects her love of family and speaks to the cultural diversity she experiences, embraces, and advocates in her politics, her relationships, and where she chooses to live and visit. Viewers will be treated to an extraordinary body of work.”</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Joan Cobb Marsh is a known and globally collected artist who specializes in oil paintings. Marsh perfected her sensitivity to color as a young student of Henry Henche who was a protégé of Charles Hawthorne, the great American painter and founder of the renowned Cape Cod School of Art in Provincetown, Massachusetts. A descendant of the Mayflower, Marsh’s grandfather and greatgrandfather were sea captains in Provincetown. “My grandfather had a fishing boat, the Betsy Ross,” she says. “He was John Kelly Cobb of Irish-Scottish descent. In the summer and fall, Marsh paints in her third floor Provincetown studio overlooking the harbor in the home she and her husband converted from her grandfather’s boathouse. During New England’s cold winter months, they drive to South Beach where Marsh paints. Her time in South Beach has inspired her brilliant and popular Port of Miami, South Pointe Park, Florida View, South Beach, and Everglades series.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Marsh’s exhibit will also include two new thoughtful works of the Twin Towers. In 2000, Marsh was granted a residency sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council for the Arts, New York City. In her studio on the 108th floor of the Twin Towers, she painted many works depicting the spectacular views, three of which were lost in the 9/11 tragedy.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Marsh shares, “When I’m making a painting, I’m not copying a scene. I’m trying to solve something. One of the wonderful things about being an artist is that you are making instant decisions all of the time — you are in total control. It’s not so much that I look at something and see something beautiful to paint; it’s that I see something interesting or something that excites me. It is more of a question of sharing what I’ve seen. For example, when I’m looking at an object — an old shutter, a leaf or something on the beach and I like the way it looks, I want to say to you, ‘I’ve seen that, and, by the way, would you stop a minute and look at it too? She adds, "It is an artist's responsibility to combine her intuition, intelligence, and skill of craft and observation, to try to immediately engage a viewer. I try to optimize all the elements in a painting in an honest attempt to capture the fleeting visual beauty of our surroundings. In a glimpse resides an eternity and to capture that is a constant quest."</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Marsh’s work is in private collections across the United States and abroad.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 12:13:48 +0000 Group Show - Nina Johnson - February 20th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><i>Everything you’ve heard about diamonds is true. They really are slippery jewels that glisten and sparkle in the sunshine. The wettest diamonds are especially radiant. Touching a wet diamond for the first time imprints memories that leave a lifetime of traces. There isn’t an experience quite like holding a wet diamond as it perspires between your fingers. The firm pit of the diamond that lies within the soft padding around its angles is a magic center where an intensity of joy is released. Dipping your hands into a diamond mine, bringing your treasure up to the surface, and plunging your face into the jagged spectrum of their light is a moment of calm natural serenity. Placing a flawless wet diamond into your very own jewelry box is a sacred moment. Like the rising of the sun above the gently breaking waves around you the jewelry box bursts into an index of transcendent pleasures. White lights dance beneath your eyelids, big stars explode into a sky full of bright white dots, and the world fades into a variety of color. Open your jewelry box and let the diamonds spill out onto the sheets. Displaying your gems on creamy satin or exotic animal skins is the optimal condition for encouraging their flushed fragrant bloom. Drop them into aquatic pools and watch them drizzle to the waterbed. Love their precious versatility because it is their virtue. – Jon Leon</i></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Some say that oysters are full of pearls. In fact, oysters shucked in two will reveal succulent diamonds. It is the kind of ointment you’ll wish to bathe in. When you suck the syrupy nectar from an oyster its taste is beyond the thrust of imagination. Take two oysters, crush them into each other, and watch them dissolve into tennis bracelets. A diamond shaped from breaking salt waves, white sand, and sun will provide the utmost pleasure. Nude diamonds illuminated like beacons populate the beachfronts of far-flung resorts. Discovering a wet nude diamond becomes the life work of mystics and connoisseurs. One must hold the diamond close in order to absorb its full affect. There aren’t pictures in a book that can describe the silky aroma of nature’s climactic jewel. It’s like a vast open peach orchard at daybreak frosted with a moist heavenly dew. Of the endangered diamonds it is the forbidden stones that fall from the sky like starshowers that are the most dear. Lie down on the beach at night and look to the constellations. Open your mouth wide and swallow the diamond beams. Completely disrobe for a deep diamond tan.<br />  <br /> There are diamonds as big as walnuts. And then there are diamonds as big as The Ritz. The healthiest diamonds are the biggest, wildly cut, stones. Great big diamonds that you can wear on chains that hang between your breasts, or sewn into your hair. But the best way to wear a diamond is all over your face. Daubing diamonds into your cheeks like a rouge, or allowing them to drool over your lips is preferable. Tonguing diamonds, even eating a whole diamond is good for the skin. Surrendering like a captive to the diamond’s intrepid elocution is the only way to commingle with its essence. Lie prone to its largesse. Wrap your hands around it and look deeply into its center. It will tell you things – warm, soft, seductions. You can learn to swim, as dolphins have, in an ocean of diamonds. Imagine a vast expanse of glowing serenity punctuated by the occasional silver fin. You can be a part of it. With a pocketful of diamonds you can escape to the limits. <br />  <br /> Gallery Diet and Daniel Feinberg are excited to present 10 artists working in the fields of painting, photography, and sculpture in the exhibition opening Wednesday February 20, 6-9pm.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><i>w/ Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili, Nadia Ayari,  Lisa Beck, Barb Choit, Evie Falci, Kathryn Garcia, Michelle Lopez, Davina Semo, Amy Yao,  and Tamara Zahaykevich.<br /> </i></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><i> </i></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Daniel Feinberg</strong> lives in New York. He has been a poet, curator, artist, liaison, dealer and critic. He is currently at work on a novel.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 23:19:56 +0000 Claire L. Evans - Nina Johnson - February 20th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Concurrent with <i>Diamonds, Diamonds</i> will be <i>High Frontiers</i>, a survey of the artist, writer and musician Claire L. Evans in the Project Room.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Claire L. Evans will present a multisensory survey of her technological thing-vision in objects and videos, scent and literature.  Collected in one place for the first time, and largely new to the world, this presentation will be, as Mark von Schlegell writes about her work, a room of <i>networked science fictions [where] young women’s minds will meet the shock of the “demoniac glimpse” of the technologically-accessed modern real, and in the temporary safety of this new Dark Age see the stars.</i></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">C.L.E. will be performing a new speculative fiction called “Emotional Bandwidth Solutions” at 8pm on the opening evening, Wednesday February 20.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This will also be the occasion for the release of <i>High Frontiers</i>, a new collection of essays by C.L.E. published by Publication Studio.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 23:26:09 +0000 - de la Cruz Collection - February 21st, 2013 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">César Trasobares will present an illustrated overview of Carlos Alfonzo's development as an artist with an emphasis on the work he executed after leaving Cuba in 1980 until his death in Miami, 1991. The talk will cover the contexts of Alfonzo's body of work (painting, drawing, sculpture and ceramics), including examples of the historic and anthropological sources of his iconography. <br /> <br /> César Trasobares is an artist and art activist based in Miami. During the past four decades he organized numerous exhibitions and wrote texts about Cuban American Art in the United States as well as essays about his own practice and on other artists with whom he worked. From 1985 to 1990 he served as Executive Director of Miami-Dade County's Art in Public Places Program. He is currently writing Among Friends, a personal memoir recalling his friendship with Ana Mendieta, Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Carlos Alfonzo.</p> Sat, 02 Feb 2013 07:28:49 +0000