ArtSlant - Current exhibits http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/show en-us 40 Andy Warhol - Adamar Fine Arts - December 20th, 2012 - February 28th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Adamar Fine Arts proudly invites you to the exciting Andy Warhol show at Adamar Fine Arts Gallery. The exhibit showcases an array of Andy Warhol's greatest masterpieces depicting the diverse and fascinating notable women throughout history and mythology. On display is a selection of Warhol's most recognized pieces including "Ingrid Bergman with Hat", "Karen Kain", "Jane Fonda", "Marilyn Monroe", "Jackie I" (Jaqueline Kennedy) and "Blackglama" (Judy Garland), along with two of his most prominent works "Venus" and "St. George and the Dragon". <br /> <br /> The exhibited continues until end of February 2013</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 23:45:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Gean Moreno, Ernesto Oroza - Alejandra Von Hartz Gallery - February 7th, 2013 - April 6th, 2013 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:03:00 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list - American International Fine Art Fair - February 5th, 2013 - February 10th, 2013 <h1>Preview Evening</h1> <p>Collectors' Invitational<br /> 7:30-10pm <br /> Admission with Multi-Day Pass or by invitation</p> <h1>Public Hours</h1> <p>February 6-10, 2013<br /> 11:00 am - 6:00 pm</p> <h1>Admission</h1> <p>One-day pass:  $20 at the door<br /> Multi-day pass:  $25 at the door</p> <h1>Exhibitors 2013</h1> <div id="exhibitors_left"> <p>A.B. Levy Palm Beach<br />Palm Beach, FL</p> <p>A.R.T.<br />Palm Beach, FL</p> <p>Afrodit<br />Ankara, Turkey</p> <p>Alexander Gallery<br />New York, NY</p> <p>ARCHEUS / POST-MODERN<br />London, UK</p> <p>Ascaso Gallery<br />Miami, FL</p> <p>Atlanta Fine Rugs<br />Atlanta, GA</p> <p>BAYCO<br />New York, NY</p> <p>Budja, Rudolf<br />Vienna, AUSTRIA Miami, FL</p> <p>Faberge<br />Geneva, Switzerland</p> <p>FERMA<br />Barcelona, Spain</p> <p>Gallerie Schukin<br />Paris, FRANCE Moscow, Russia</p> <p>Gem Art<br />Quito, Ecuador</p> <p>Gladwell Gallery<br />London, UK</p> <p>Haynes Fine Art of Broadway<br />Broadway, UK</p> <p>Holden Luntz Gallery<br />Palm Beach, FL</p> <p>Imperial Fine Books<br />New York, NY</p> <p>Imperial Oriental Art<br />New York, NY</p> <p>JGM Art Limited<br />London, UK</p> <p>John Jaffa Antiques<br />London, UK</p> <p>John Raimondi Gallery<br />Palm Beach Gardens, FL</p> <p>Kanners<br />Bal Harbor, FL</p> </div> <div id="exhibitors_left"> <p>Long-Sharp Gallery<br />Indianapolis, IN</p> <p>Mallett<br />London, UK New York, NY</p> <p>Mark Borghi Fine Art<br />New York, NY</p> <p>Mark Helliar Italian Design<br />Los Angeles, CA</p> <p>Marlene Alvarado<br />Corpus Christie, TX</p> <p>Martin du Louvre<br />Paris, France</p> <p>Masriera<br />Barcelona, Spain</p> <p>Michael Goedhuis<br />London, UK</p> <p>Michael James Fine Art<br />London, UK</p> <p>Peter Finer<br />London, UK</p> <p>Potterton Books<br />North Yorkshire, UK</p> <p>Richard Green<br />London, UK</p> <p>Robert Lloyd Silver Antiques<br />New York, NY</p> <p>Rudolf Budja Gallery<br />Miami, FL</p> <p>Setford &amp; Bridges<br />Paris, FR + Glen Falls, NY</p> <p>Stern Pissarro Gallery<br />London, UK</p> <p>The Silver Fund<br />London, UK</p> <p>Treadway Gallery<br />Cincinnati, OH</p> <p>Valerio Antiques<br />Coral Gables, FL</p> <p>Venice Projects<br />Venice, Italy</p> <p>Waterhouse &amp; Dodd<br />London, UK</p> <p>Yvel<br />Jerusalem, ISRAEL</p> </div> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 06:15:06 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list - American International Fine Art Fair - February 6th, 2013 - February 10th, 2013 <h4>Wednesday, Feb 6th at 3pm</h4> <h5>The Great Faberge Collections</h5> <p></p> <p>By Geza von Hapsburg, who will examine the rich and bloody history of Faberge collecting including the ill-fated Nicholas and Alexandra.</p> <p></p> <h4>Thursday, February 7th at 3pm</h4> <h5>Robert Indiana and the Star of Hope</h5> <p></p> <p>By Michael Komanecky. This lecture examines the life and work of a living legend, Robert Indiana, the creator of the Love sculpture, and many other icons of the twentieth century, These incredible works of art have been diffused in particular through the production of multiples, and this lecture examines in particular the artist's highly important graphic works like the Hartley Elegies, 1990/1991. Komanecky has spent a great deal of time with the artist, and a fascinating feature of the lecture will be a first-hand look at the artist's life. For the last 30 years, Indiana has lived in an 1884 Oddfellows Lodge, the Star of Hope.</p> <p></p> <h4>Friday, February 8th at 3 pm</h4> <h5>Beauty + Mystery = Allure: Portraits of Women by Leonardo da Vinci</h5> <p></p> <p>By Dr. Roger Ward, former Chief Curator and Deputy Director of the Norton Museum of Art, this lecture is grabbed right from the headlines! Between 1492 and 1502, Leonardo made unforgettable portraits of three woman intimately associated with Ludovico Sforza--known as "Il Moro"--usurper of the Duchy of Milan; likewise of the duke's sister-in-law, the extraordinary Isabella d'Este, Marchesa of Mantua; and of the young Florentine matron, Lisa Gherardini. Mystery and controversy, even tragedy, have dogged these remarkable works for more than 500 years. Recent research has yielded new discoveries about their histories, the lives of the sitters, and about the artist's supreme technical achievements.</p> <p></p> <h4>Saturday, February 9th at 3pm</h4> <h5>Passions: Collecting Art &amp; Antiques</h5> <p></p> <p>By Miller Gaffney, of Miller Gaffney Art Advisory, and as seen on the PBS show, "Market Warriors." This lecture gives an overview of the current trends in the art market, as well as looking at the question of using art as an asset. It covers buying and selling, and the drivers of connoisseurship and collector demand. Ms. Gaffney will Offer market insights regarding the fundamentals of collecting art and antiques, and most importantly, getting it right!</p> <p></p> <h4>Sunday, February 10th at 2pm</h4> <h5>Regarding Warhol: Sixty artists, Fifty years</h5> <p></p> <p>By Marla Prather, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art., and curator of the exhibition Regarding Warhol: Sixty artists, Fifty years.<br /><br /> This lecture, and the exhibition of the same name at the Met, examines a fascinating dialogue between works of art and artists across generations. For decades, critics have observed that Andy Warhol exerted an enormous impact on contemporary art, but no exhibition has yet explored the full nature or extent of that influence. Through approximately forty-five works by Warhol alongside one hundred works by some sixty other artists, Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years juxtaposes prime examples of Warhol's paintings, sculpture, and films with those by other artists who in key ways reinterpret, respond, or react to his groundbreaking work.</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 06:17:34 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Jane Manus - Armory Art Center WPB - December 1st, 2012 - April 26th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Jane Manus shares a vision to create new and dynamic spaces with abstract, yet solid form. The exhibition at the Armory art Center will feature six of her large-scale works placed, as they are meant to be seen, in the outdoor sculpture garden. Though concrete and heavy in themselves, Manus's sculptures are artfully connected planes of line and geometric shape, joined as to invoke a complex, shifting array of transparent spaces and paradoxically unsubstantial solid forms. Her work actively engages her audience, as the shapes and spaces form and reform as the viewer moves closer to them, further away and around them. While seemingly at odds with their setting, Manus's sculptures are meant to be seen in the ever changing conditions of nature. her work forms a relationship with the play of shadow and the passage of time.</p> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 03:16:08 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Serge Strosberg - Armory Art Center WPB - January 18th, 2013 - February 9th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Serge Strosberg was born in Antwerp, Belgium, and graduated with honors from the Academie Julian in Paris, France. Although being mainly a painter, he took photography classes with Peter Knapp, art director for Elle and Vogue, and was always immersed in the world of fashion. For more details about the artist, visit</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">www.strosbergserge.com. Armory exhibitions are free and open to the public.</span></p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:24:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list - Armory Art Center WPB - January 19th, 2013 - March 16th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition will feature and celebrate Cuban artists currently working in diverse media, including painting and video. Programming will highlight the music, poetry and cuisine of this vibrant culture. Exhibition organized by the Armory Art Center. Armory exhibitions are free and open to the public.</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:02:24 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Leo Yeni - Armory Art Center WPB - January 19th, 2013 - February 9th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition of works by Italian-Jewish artist Leo Yeni will feature watercolors and pen and ink drawings created over a span of 40 years and across two continents. The artist chronicled a life interrupted. Yeni received his education at the Institute Israelites until the racial laws of 1938 discontinued his studies. He was sent to a Swiss labor camp and was a World War II survivor. He was later freed to finish his art degree at the Academy of Fine Art “Brera” in Milan. In 1946, Yeni emigrated to New York city and became an active designer and fine artist. His paintings are included in numerous private and corporate collections internationally. Some of his legacy will be presented and preserved at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 23:37:45 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Group Show - Art Center / South Florida - December 15th, 2012 - February 17th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>smoke signals: istwa, paisajes and allegories</em></strong> is curated by ArtCenter alumnus William Cordova. The works will challenge what may be familiar perceptions of our surroundings through unconventional materials. Many of the materials these artists incorporate into their work are often sourced from traditional building materials, found objects and textiles. The exhibition proposes alternative methods of reconsidering our own presence and values.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">On view at the <strong></strong><strong>The Richard Shack Gallery | 800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139</strong></p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 00:24:34 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list W. Andre Allen, Juana Meneses, John Sanchez - Art Center / South Florida - February 2nd, 2013 - February 17th, 2013 Fri, 08 Feb 2013 23:09:51 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Wes Kline - Art Center / South Florida - Project 924 - January 5th, 2013 - March 17th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Artist <strong>Wes Kline</strong> will be recreating the unproduced film “Minotaur” by the mid-century avant garde filmmaker Hans Richter, using Project 924 as a collage space for re-imagining the film as a series of performative vignettes and architectural photographic archives strewn around the exhibition space. Kline produces a series of structures, video vignettes, photographs, archives, drawings, and performances that collapse the modernist figure of the “Minotaur” (a favorite of the Surrealists, Picasso, and many others) into a series of participatory moments. Instead of the fragmented figure of the Minotaur in a labyrinth, the viewer will encounter an opportunity to “repair,” “archive,” or “restructure” the Minotaur as a site of exchange and production. The title <em>MINOTAUROCRACY</em> humorously alludes to this ‘production,’ recalling the image of the Minotaur as not a fragment, but as a plurality.</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 23:04:54 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Enrique Chavarria - ArtSpace / Virginia Miller Galleries - February 1st, 2013 - April 7th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Now that the new year is well underway, we have a visual treat in store for you: a Mexican surrealist described as a serious scholar with a delicious sense of humor. Enrique Chavarria’s paintings defy analysis. Art historian Tatiana Flores puts it this way: “Losing oneself in the images and enjoying the journeys into unexpected worlds that they offer yield the most satisfying visual and mental experience.”<br /> <br /> Ghosts and trolls, wraiths and fortunetellers, bizarre juxtapositions flow from the wellspring of his imagination, a torrent of unimaginable tableaux guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. His skillful draftsmanship may even present a few faces that look oddly familiar.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">“<i>Chavarria</i> (1927-1998) is a Mexican surrealist in the tradition of Remedios Varo and Leonora Carrington, but with his own iconography,” says gallery owner and director Virginia Miller.<br /> <br /> Trained in Mexico City at the Academia de San Carlos, the reclusive artist spent most of his life painting and studying. According to Bryna Prensky, the art dealer who acquired most of his work, “He knew several languages and his reading covered a broad range, from Homer and other ancient literature ... to more contemporary authors. Much of his work was inspired by poetry, particularly that of Rimbaud, Eluard, Valery and Andre Breton.” </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The fairy tales, myths and legends of literature and alchemy can be seen in Chavarria’s fantasies, which often feature anthropomorphized plants and objects, bizarre juxtapositions of wraiths and realistic settings, and dream-like scenes with fairy-tale princesses interacting with nightmarish creatures.<br /> <br /> Laura Seewoester, writing in ”Pegasus News” of Dallas and Ft. Worth, Texas, states that “Despite the whimsical nature of surrealism, he shows painstaking attention to detail and paints with the utmost precision. Each piece is brimming with imagination and symbolism. They possess an uncanny familiarity, due in part to his inspiration from surrealist greats such as Dali, in part to his religious and literary references and also because of his renaissance-esque style.” </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><i>Chavarria</i>’s passion for snorkeling and underwater photography “explains his frequent marine scenes and inclusion of underwater creatures,” Prensky notes.<br /> <br /> Included with the dozens of oil paintings are a number of drawings and a page of the artist’s sketches of elements for future works.<br /> <br /> The artist’s biography includes solo exhibitions at the Florida International Museum, St. Petersburg; Mary Brogan Museum, Tallahassee; Latino Cultural Center, Dallas; Miami Museum of Science; Nueva Galeria de Arte; Galeria Bryna, Mexico City and Palm Beach; and Galeria Misrachi, Mexico City.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 11:17:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Barry X Ball, Walead Beshty, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Ged Quinn, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook - Bass Museum of Art - December 6th, 2012 - March 17th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;" align="center"><strong>Bass Museum of Art Presents: The Endless Renaissance<em> – Six Solo Artist Projects: </em>Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Barry X Ball, Walead Beshty, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Ged Quinn and Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook </strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="center">Opens December 6, concurrent with ABMB 2012</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Miami Beach, Fla. (October, 2012) </strong>- This December, the Bass Museum of Art shifts away from the curated group show to make room for six individual solo artist projects. On December 5, the Bass Museum of Art presents six international contemporary artists: Eija-Liisa Ahtila (Finland), Barry X Ball (USA), Walead Beshty (UK), Hans-Peter Feldmann (Germany), Ged Quinn (UK) and Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook (Thailand). In 2009, The Bass Museum of Art embarked on an ongoing exploration of the notion that all art was once contemporary and inversely, that all contemporary works of art are part of a continuum of art history. This ongoing project and these six artists presentations pay homage to the Bass Museum of Art’s mission statement, “we educate and inspire by exploring the connections between our historical collection and contemporary art.”</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Eija-Liisa Ahtila</strong><br /> Presenting her 2010 film installation <strong>The Annunciation</strong>, Eija-Liisa Ahtila (b. 1959 Hämeenlinna, Finland) usually works in various multimedia formats. Often presenting large-scale, multi-channel installations, Ahtila probes the inner workings of cinema and how it is used to perceive the world.  For <strong>The Annunciation</strong>, Ahtila is exploring the Christian narrative from the Gospel of Luke, a scene which has been thoroughly depicted throughout art history.  In the film, characters are played mainly by non-professional actors, and it is set in an artist’s studio. The installation also includes several images of Annunciation paintings, showing Eija-Liisa’s direct engagement of significant art historical works in a contemporary fashion.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Barry X Ball</strong><br /> Directly engaging the historic tradition of the portrait bust, Barry X Ball (b. 1955, Pasadena, California) utilizes digital technologies and unconventional types of stone in creating his body of work. Taking digital scans of his models, which include prominent historical sculptures and contemporary art-world figures, he uses a computer to manipulate and ultimately carve the sculptures. The resulting works provide eerie portraits of their sitters, simultaneously recognizable and obfuscating. The translucent nature of many of the types of stone he chooses gives his works a glowing, ethereal quality – a celestial quality which sculptors have been intensely pursuing throughout art history.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Walead Beshty</strong><br /> Exploring the very art world of which they are a part, the works of Walead Beshty (b. 1976, London, England) are diverse and often conceptually based. Keenly aware of their own histories, Beshty’s <strong>FedEx</strong> boxes and copper sculptures offer a detailed record of their journey between various locations. The <strong>FedEx</strong> works are displayed with their packaging, but they also chronicle the cracks and scratches they receive during their shipment. Similarly, Beshty’s copper panels are handled without gloves, allowing fingerprints and smudges to become part of each work’s appearance. As the history of art is concerned very much over a work’s provenance, or its record of ownership, Beshty’s works offer the viewer tangible accounts of their own prior histories.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Hans-Peter Feldmann</strong><br /> Throughout his career, Hans-Peter Feldmann (b. 1941, Dusseldorf, Germany) has collected images and objects, exploring how we find meaning and value in various everyday items. His work also examines the way that art functions, including the way it has traditionally increased the social status of its owner or has been used as historical record. In challenging the way that art-world works, Feldmann doesn’t sign his works, give them titles, or allow the use of labels. Using found images and paintings, he tweaks the objects ever so slightly, by adding a clown nose or crossed eyes, for example. In the end, these manipulations are just enough to subvert the original object’s meaning. Feldmann’s use of humor also allows him to question the viewer’s expectations of art throughout his work.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Hans-Peter Feldmann’s presentation was curated by Helena Tatay.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Ged Quinn</strong><br /> In his paintings, Ged Quinn, (b. 1963, Liverpool, England) places elements from literature, history and mythology within pastoral landscapes. Reassessing such landscapes with specific references and allusions to history, literature and mythology, Quinn probes the psychological depths of Romanticism and other schools of painting. Each painting operates on multiple levels, consisting of fragments of information. Disregarding typical linear narratives, Quinn’s works result in complex systems of information that invite endless interpretations. Exposing themes such as mortality, melancholia and transcendence, Quinn’s intensely philosophical and methodical paintings reflect his interest in how ideas travel throughout history.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook</strong><br /> Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook (b. 1959, Trad, Thailand) explores the connections between the legacy of Western art and various Eastern cultures. In her works for this exhibition, she engages masterworks from prominent European artists that are well-known to Western audiences. She presents these works to rural Thai villagers and farmers who are likely unfamiliar with the legacies of each work. In doing so, she explores the connections that are created when two diverse realms are instantly intersected. As the Thai audiences approach these works with humor, concern, confusion and delight, several commonalities arise between two seemingly disparate cultures.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>The Endless Renaissance – Six Solo Artist Projects: Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Barry X Ball, Walead Beshty, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Ged Quinn and Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook</strong> will be on view during Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 with a VIP reception on December 5, 2012 9pm-12am. Special museum hours will be: Thursday, December 6 through Monday, December 10, 2012, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and regular museum hours thereafter. The exhibition runs through March 17, 2013.</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:02:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Tyson Reeder - BFI - January 24th, 2013 - February 24th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Living in Miami, the idea of painting at the beach perhaps is corrupted by legions of Sunday painters whose work populate doctor's offices and cruise ships with their crude representations of a tourist’s dream. Contemporary Art in Miami often comments on the perpetually-under-construction shifts of this city – and the nature that often threatens to overtake it. Rarely does it examine the beach itself.<br /> <br /> Tyson Reeder is an artist with an expansive practice: with his brother Scott and fellow Milwaukee cohorts he started Club Nutz (a comedy club), the Dark Fair (an art fair in the dark), and the Milwaukee International (an art fair in a Wisconsin bowling alley). He is part of a group actively building community in the Midwest. As a painter, Reeder’s small-scale canvases have a darting energy akin to Impressionism painted on a jet plane. Reeder’s practice is an on-the-go yet in-depth exploration of medium, color, and vision.<br /> <br /> <i>Mr. Reeder creates florid, shimmering vistas without needing much surface area. The small works, like “Green Tree” and “Pink Horizon,” could be fragments of a Bonnard … its pastel palette and palm trees, suggests Polke in Key West. </i><br /> -Karen Rosenberg, NY Times, 2011<br /> <br /> <i>What makes it all work is Mr. Reeder's confidence with color and his concentrated mixings of drawing mediums -- crayon, marker, pencil, watercolor, synthetic paint. If the images sometimes seem childlike, the surfaces are anything but; the best of them are deliberately wrought and beautiful -- and in their own way, deadly serious</i>. <br /> -Roberta Smith, NY Times, 2004<br /> <br /> Coming from cold and windy Chicago, Reeder imagines his perfect art holiday is to get away and paint on the beach. In December 2011 &amp; December 2012, Tyson &amp; Scott Reeder set-up al fresco on the Deauville’s beachfront, sticking canvases in the sand and painting among the NADA Art Fair revelers. Their Beach Painting Club brought artists together to freely observe, frolic &amp; paint. The paintings made during the 2012 event were sold as a Hurricane Sandy Benefit. Artists Spencer Sweeney, Aurel Schmidt, Jim Drain, Jess Fuller, Naomi Fisher (and many more) painted with the Reeders for this cause. BFI co-sponsored the 2012 event with the NADA pool party.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">---</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Tyson Reeder’s expansive practice includes co-directing an art fair with no lights (Dark Fair at the Swiss Institute NY 2008 and Dark Fair Cologne at the Kolnischer Kunstverein 2009), co-directing an art fair in a bowling alley (Milwaukee International Art Fair 2006 &amp; 2007) and hosting Club Nutz (in Milwaukee, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 2010, and at the Frieze Art Fair, London 2010). As an artist Reeder has had solo shows at Daniel Reich Gallery, NY; Green Gallery, Milwaukee; Jack Hanley Gallery, LA; and has exhibited at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, NY; Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago; Canada Gallery, NY; Willy Wonka Gallery, Oslo; David Zwirner Gallery, NY; John Connoly Presents, NY; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Reeder is an artist and a community builder in the Midwest, a kindred spirit to the BFI. We are so excited to host his show!</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:27:32 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Rudolf Bauer, Carl Erickson, Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon, John Rawlings - Boca Museum of Art - January 29th, 2013 - April 21st, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>Draw and Shoot</em> offers a sampling of 20th century fashion drawings and photographs, </strong>showcasing the evolving aesthetics of fashion design and its documentation by pencil and camera. Over 50 works from the Museum’s collection will be on display from artists such as Rudolf Bauer, Carl Erickson, Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon, and John Rawlings.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is a testament to changing notions of style, beauty, and the artistry of its documentation – from Rene Bouché’s drawings of private, in-store fashion shows typical of the 1940s to Helmut Newton’s highly-dramatic, gritty, and defiantly sexualized fashion shoots of the 1980s. The Museum’s assemblage artists and eras provide an insightful study of the rich history of fashion design, and serves as the perfect complement to exhibition, <em>IMPACT: 50 Years of the Council of Fashion Designers of America</em>.</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:02:35 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Jody Culkin - Boca Museum of Art - January 29th, 2013 - April 21st, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>Jody Culkin: Refashioned</em> subverts traditional functions of women’s apparel </strong>by creating quirky, ironic faux-utilitarian clothing and accessories which question whether fashion entraps or liberates women – or both.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Purses are adorned with roving eyes or water spouts. A burka is refashioned to be sheer with a spinning propeller that could allow an imaginary occupant to escape her repression. A hoodie is reinterpreted as a feminist Victorian headdress. A soccer shirt is transformed into a dress with bonnet and copper mesh sleeves reminiscent of medieval chainmail.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Culkin uses the craftsmanship and formal properties of garment-making such as hand-stitching, pattern-making, sensuous fabrics, along with formal properties of color, form, pattern, decoration shape, and texture. Common to her work are elements which are vaguely threatening, such as steel wool and broken glass, along with prosaic and fragile materials such as cardboard for jewelry that could melt in the first rain. Culkin’s work disrobes fashion, subverting its more restraining elements in favor of an idiosyncratic expression of female empowerment.</p> Sat, 02 Feb 2013 07:22:40 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list