ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/show en-us 40 Orestes Gauhliac, Zach Sawan, Rene Ramos, Stephen Kasun - RDZ Fine Art LLC - May 22nd - July 20th <p>Contemporary figurative exhibition opening with a strong focus on expressive works that reflect current themes of "Love in the New Millennium". There will be an opening cocktail reception with artists in attendance, great wine and art. We look forward to seeing you all there. RSVP is required. sales@rdzfineart.com. The exhibition will open May 22 from 6-9pm. The exhibition will run through till July 20, 2015.</p> Fri, 01 May 2015 18:22:02 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Esther Mañas, Arash Moori - Art Center / South Florida - May 1st - May 10th <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Interstate</em> is a project by Madrid-based artists Esther Ma&ntilde;as and Arash Moori. Ma&ntilde;as was a visiting artist at ArtCenter in April-May 2014 through the additional support of Acci&oacute;n Cultural Espa&ntilde;ola. Ma&ntilde;as&rsquo; interest in urban space led her to explore Miami&rsquo;s highways, their history and how they have and continue to transform neighborhoods by creating hierarchies&mdash;symbolically and structurally.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In their collaborative work, Ma&ntilde;as&rsquo; and Moori&rsquo;s work can be placed within the field of experiential installation where they often use sound as a sculptural medium to transform and interact with the perceptions of the visual and architectural. Both artists were invited now to present the artist book, Interstate, developed together following her residency. Moori, a multidisciplinary artist who works with sound, will be doing a residency at the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/audiotheque.924" target="_blank" data-gt="{&quot;entity_id&quot;:&quot;443492249007300&quot;,&quot;entity_path&quot;:&quot;WebEventPublicProdFeedPermalinkController&quot;}" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=443492249007300&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A0%7D">Audiotheque</a>&nbsp;operated by&nbsp;<a href="http://subtropics.org/" rel="nofollow nofollow" target="_blank">Subtropics.org.</a>&nbsp;He will develop the sound component to their site-specific installation in the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/listeninggallery" target="_blank" data-gt="{&quot;entity_id&quot;:&quot;327063803986334&quot;,&quot;entity_path&quot;:&quot;WebEventPublicProdFeedPermalinkController&quot;}" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=327063803986334&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A0%7D">Listening Gallery | under the awnings</a>&nbsp;and the Lincoln-Meridian windows of ArtCenter&rsquo;s iconic 800-810 building.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Artist Talk and Book Launch | Friday, May 1 | 7pm</strong><br />ArtCenter&rsquo;s Richard Shack Gallery | 800 Lincoln Road, Mami Beach</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">On view through May 10, 2015<br /><strong>Lincoln-Meridian Windows, Listening Gallery &amp; Richard Shack Gallery</strong><br />800-810 Lincoln Road | Miami Beach</p> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:58:27 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Veronica Fazzio - Art Center / South Florida - April 4th - April 30th <p style="text-align: justify;">In this installation work, Fazzio explores the traditional role of the female set by societal norms dictated by religious attitudes. She uses icons from the faith she is most familiar with as representative of all religions. Fazzio presents popular religious images of female saints and virgins juxtaposed with images of war as a metaphor for the different behavioral patterns set by cultural mandates unconsciously followed by each gender. During the April Studio Crawl, Fazzio&rsquo;s performance will incorporate movement inspired by Japanese butoh reflecting this lack of consciousness.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Veronica Fazzio | 1972, Buenos Aires | Lives and works in Miami Beach</strong><br />Veronica Fazzio is a mixed media installation artist whose works in sculpture, textiles, photography &amp; video. Her work focuses on gender, sociology and psychology intertwined with autobiographical experiences. Fazzio&rsquo;s work has been exhibited throughout Argentina, Italy, Norway and the United States. She studied at Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires and received her MFA from AI Miami International University of Art and Design.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>ArtCenter/South Florida | 810 Lincoln Road #203, Miami Beach</strong></p> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:50:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list - Art Center / South Florida - March 7th - April 30th <p style="text-align: justify;">Bookleggers&nbsp;is a community mobile library based out of South Florida. They set up at rotating venues once a month and give away free books to the public. For those who are new to&nbsp;Bookleggers, the rules are simple: 1) everyone gets one&nbsp;book&nbsp;for free; 2) trades are accepted, a&nbsp;book&nbsp;for a&nbsp;book; and 3) each additional&nbsp;book&nbsp;is $2.&nbsp;As of 2015, Bookleggers Library operates with the generous funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The&nbsp;Bookleggers&nbsp;Reading Room at ArtCenter/South Florida runs on the honor system. Please respect the library and take just one&nbsp;book&nbsp;per person. Do not abuse the library.&nbsp;Bookleggers&nbsp;takes seriously its duty to protect and re-distribute the books of this community, and we hope that those taking a&nbsp;book&nbsp;will honor this request.&nbsp;The Bookleggers Reading Room at ArtCenter/South Florida is here until the doors of ArtCenter&rsquo;s 800-810 building close providing the visitors with a place to stop, rest and read.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><strong>ArtCenter/South Florida</strong>&nbsp;|&nbsp;</strong>810 Lincoln Road #101, Miami Beach</p> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:49:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Carlos Luna - The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum - June 13th - August 23rd <p style="text-align: justify;">One of the foremost contemporary Cuban painters, part of a generation of international artists who have lived and worked in the USA for the past two decades and paved the way for new kinds of painting.&nbsp; The Exhibition traces Luna&rsquo;s painting and sculptures from the last decade to the present with a special focus on a discrete cycle of works,<em>&nbsp;the Wall Series</em>, which is testimony to both the time and place of its making, and shows the artist&rsquo;s growth and development and his concern about the nature of imagination, the evocative nature of memory and the passage of time. Curated by B&aacute;rbaro Mart&iacute;nez-Ruiz.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:33:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list - The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum - June 13th - August 23rd <p style="text-align: justify;">New Orleans is often hailed for its distinctive Creole heritage&mdash;evident in its food, architecture, and people&mdash;but it is far from alone. Its Creoleness may be unique to the United States, but New Orleans is part of an entire family of Latin Caribbean cities with similar colonial histories. Founded as New World outposts of Old World empires, these cities forged new identities from their European, West African, and indigenous influences&mdash;by turns inspired by, in defiance of, and adapted from all of them.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Photographer Richard Sexton has been intrigued by this Creole world since he first traveled to Central and South America as a young man. For him, the architectural and urban similarities among Creole cities compose a visual theme supported by endless variations, grand and humble, old and new.&nbsp; The exhibition features fifty-nine photographs of Cuba, Ecuador, Argentina, Bolivia, and Haiti, as well as New Orleans, along with objects, photography equipment, and background material that relate to the photographer&rsquo;s experiences while photographing.</p> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:32:37 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list - The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum - May 6th - August 23rd <p style="text-align: justify;">The fifth annual Museum Studies exhibit at the Frost Art Museum focuses on Recent Acquisitions - selections of artwork which entered the collection of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Art between 2009 and 2014.&nbsp; Students have studied over two hundred artworks, including paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture and mixed media, to come up with fewer than forty pieces to present to the public.</p> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:31:34 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Henrietta Harris - Robert Fontaine Gallery - May 4th - May 17th <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;The Hum is Henrietta Harris&rsquo; first solo exhibition at Robert Fontaine Gallery. This new body of work is an exploration of portraiture. The Artist&rsquo;s use of watercolor and its fluidity; dislocating and redefining our perception of a portrait&rsquo;s meaning, and placement as human reflection.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Harris&rsquo;s work is enigmatic and introspective, isolating heavy-lidded subjects lost in thought. Her paintings are often described as &lsquo;deconstructed portraiture,' and draw focus on the hesitant figures she paints with deliberate glitches in their form. Harris&rsquo;s new work highlights less the individual, and instead the forms a person inhabits metaphorically. Her paintings are wet, and alive..and reside in a non-place as if momentarily transfigured to a borderless landscape wherein the subjects seem large and small, disputing both time and space.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Henrietta Harris exhibits internationally and resided in Auckland, New Zealand.</p> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:12:59 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Michael Clifford - Gallery Diet - May 8th - June 13th <p style="text-align: justify;">Gallery Diet is pleased to present <em>Playing Hands</em>, the second solo exhibition of the Miami-based painter Michael Clifford, in the gallery projects room. Incidental, laboriously quick, and preciously considered, Clifford&rsquo;s work is executed with levity, amassing elements of sexuality, loss, and sentimentality.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Clifford investigates abstract mark making through the implementation of symbols. The notions in the symbols become bittersweet in their familiarity, yet are rooted in faint memory.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The use of familial materials in his work suggests a proclivity towards childhood prophecies and intuition. Whether mark making with paper towels, drawing with his fingers, or painting with smoke bombs, Clifford&rsquo;s practice is an ode to the frantic romantic in a collectively aware and domestic setting.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">It is the memory of the extension of a lover&rsquo;s hand, a last word that still dances on the lips, or softness in the breath of the one who desires to leave a message. We are all faithful observers, unrehearsed players on a stage whose intent is to bring to surface that cyclical narrative. In this way, Michael Clifford finds a common thread between the dualities of the sweet and sour, the serious and the silly.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Clifford is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago who currently lives and works in Miami, Florida. He has recently shown at the El-Saieh Gallery in Port-au-Prince, the Material Art Fair in Mexico City, QT Gallery, and Courtney Blades Gallery. This is his first solo exhibition at Gallery Diet.</p> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 06:38:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Katie Stout - Gallery Diet - May 8th - June 13th <p style="text-align: justify;">Gallery Diet is delighted to present the first Miami solo exhibition of the Brooklyn based designer Katie Stout. Continuing the gallery&rsquo;s interest in presenting the work of emerging designers, this exhibition is a playful exploration of domesticity. <em>Docile/Domicile/Dandy</em> includes a series of new functional and &ldquo;functional&rdquo; objects.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Stout&rsquo;s designs project soft absurdity into domestic environments. Ideas fluctuate within the context of a characterized home with an underlying theme of softness: rugs, beanbags, curving silhouettes, and shagginess. She uses materials that were once soft and are now hard in ceramic lamps and paper pulp stools. She celebrates while subtly questioning the purpose of furniture by creating stuffed, prepubescent versions of different pieces.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Using a variety of materials, Stout explores the juxtapositions between simple forms. Textures range from smooth to hand- pinched; the furniture is shaggy, stuffed, and braided. Stout takes familiar forms and gives them an unfamiliar application, like a rug that shifts into a chair, or a beanbag chair that resembles a traditional four-legged chair.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Together the pieces create a sweetly perverse domicile. Ordinary furniture is turned on its head, poking fun at the idealized concept of home. Stout allows for the individual objects to become something other than how they are conventionally understood.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Katie Stout is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design. She has exhibited at Design Miami/, both in Miami and Basel, as well as in numerous other international venues. She was recently profiled in Dwell magazine and featured in the 2013 Design Issue of T: The New York Times Style Magazine. Bjarne Melgaard commissioned her to create the furniture for his installation in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. Stout was also included in the 2014 exhibition Great Expectations at the home of Nina Johnson-Milewski and Daniel Milewski.</p> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 06:37:14 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Roberto Gómez - Locust Projects - May 2nd - June 13th <p style="text-align: justify;">Locust Projects is pleased to present&nbsp;<em>What Happens When Nothing Happens</em>, a new site-specific work by Miami-based artist Roberto G&oacute;mez. For his first publicsolo exhibition, G&oacute;mez has crisscrossed Locust Projects&rsquo; main space with clothesline, on which he has hung a series of cloth-like objects made from layers of latex paint. G&oacute;mez blurs the boundary between painting and sculpture, emphasizing the physicality and materiality of paint by utilizing it as a three-dimensional element. He plays with the audience&rsquo;s expectations by presenting objects made of paint &ldquo;masquerading&rdquo; as cloth, in a configuration more often encountered outdoors than in.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>What Happens When Nothing Happens</em>&nbsp;builds upon G&oacute;mez&rsquo;s works on canvas, created through the repeated application of layers of found paint sourced from local chemical waste management sites. At Locust Projects, G&oacute;mez has done away with the traditional canvas support, creating objects by pouring paint directly onto plastic sheets placed on the ground. Once the paint has started to dry, he peels it away from the plastic and manipulates it into the desired shape, which can be hung over a line. The repeated acts of pouring, peeling, molding and hanging reflect the repetitious character of many everyday tasks and can seem &ldquo;work-like&rdquo;, but the production of G&oacute;mez&rsquo;s objects also has some of the qualities of &ldquo;play&rdquo;. Physical and aesthetic qualities are dictated by the intrinsic characteristics of the artist&rsquo;s found materials (such as color and paint type), while G&oacute;mez chooses which colors to combine, and manipulates the paint into its final form, producing each object through a balance of serendipity and control.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">G&oacute;mez&rsquo;s practice interrogates the ways in which quotidian objects and actions structure daily life, and reflect social behaviors. Clotheslines intersect the landscape of many countries across the world, including Costa Rica where G&oacute;mez grew up, yet while washing and drying clothes is a repeated action that punctuates our lives, in some places it is rare to see laundry hanging outside. The presence &mdash; or lack &mdash; of clotheslines in a landscape can be an indicator of culture, class and socio-economic status. Through the familiar sight of laundry hanging on the line, G&oacute;mez questions our experience of daily life (and its relationship to art) and playfully explores the potential of the banal to become extraordinary.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>ABOUT ROBERTO G&Oacute;MEZ</strong><br />Roberto G&oacute;mez (b. 1983) was born in San Jos&eacute;, Costa Rica, and lives and works in Miami. He graduated with a BFA in Painting and Art History from New World School of the Arts/University of Florida in 2007. G&oacute;mez has exhibited at a number of local venues, and had a solo exhibition at Art Media Gallery in Miami in 2012. His work was featured as part of Locust Projects&rsquo; booth at NADA in Miami Beach in 2014.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">CONVERSATION WITH THE ARTIST: SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015, 6:30PM<br />OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015, 7:30PM</p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:20:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Robert Thiele - Emerson Dorsch - April 16th - May 30th <p style="text-align: justify;">Emerson Dorsch announces a solo show&nbsp;<em>3 for 8 Minus 23</em>&nbsp;by Robert Thiele, to open Thursday, April 16, 2015. Thiele will exhibit new works at the gallery, in advance of his museum exhibition of sculptures from the 1980s at Museum of Art + Design in September of this year.&nbsp;<br /><br />Robert Thieles calm intensity emanates equally from his person and his works. An established figure in the South Florida art scene for more than forty years now, Thiele sustains a remarkable studio practice that, first and foremost, builds on itself. His studio itself is a magical place. In these paintings that he calls wall constructions, he embeds found objects from the environment. He creates apertures through which we can see a hint of the object. The shape and translucency of the window is essential. The construction is about 5 inches deep, and if the sides are straight, then he wraps them in canvas, painted white.&nbsp;<br /><br />The action of taking something from the world, of collecting it and bringing it inside mirrors what it is to go from the bright unrelenting sun outside of his industrial building into his studio, with its filtered light, cool air, and quiet. To bring something inside is to make it your own.&nbsp;<br /><br />Many of us in Miami have visited Bob in his studio. It is in the same building as the project space Bridge Red, which he runs with his daughter Kristen Thiele and son-in-law Franceso Casale. Bridge Red exhibits work by artists who do not have gallery representation in Miami, artists who, in many cases, got to know Bob during his thirty-year tenure teaching art at Miami-Dade College. The curatorial program there comes from a knowledge gained over years of conversations and studio visits between friends, colleagues and peers. This circle includes Duane Hanson, Lou Ann Colodny, Karen Rifas, Robert Huff, Barbara Neijna, William Cordova and Robert Chambers, to name a few.&nbsp;<br /><br />The steadiness of his process, both as an artist and a curator, comes from the willingness to be quiet, to observe, and to make. The talking comes later, and only rarely does he share the stories behind his work. The tale is private, to be shared between friends. The wall constructions transmit this privacy in a way that some writers liken the spiritual. Still others, like George Bolges, the director of The Deland Museum of Art and Director Emeritus of the then Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, take a more colorful view:&nbsp;<br /><br /><em>. . .inside the glass are little stories, marvelously masochistic, sexual things going on.</em>&nbsp;<br /><br />Of course, what we project as stories may say as much about us as the art, but the point Bolges made speaks to the secret humor at play in Thieles pieces. There are codes to his titles known only to him, and those stories - indeed some of them are meant to remain intimate details.&nbsp;<br /><br />In an age of over-sharing and data mining, in a time when we must grapple with the fact that privacy is dead, the mystery of Thieles wall constructions and the quiet that he has chosen seem like an anchor in the storm.&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Robert Thiele</strong>&nbsp;holds a Masters and Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting from Kent State University. After serving in the army and playing for the Dallas Cowboys, Pat DeLong, then Chair of the Art Department at Miami Dade College, recruited Thiele to move to Miami to teach. He moved to Miami in 1966. In 1975, he and Salvatore la Rosa were the first and only two Florida artists to participate in the Whitney Biennial. He took part in the wonderful series of&nbsp;<em>New Work Miami</em>&nbsp;shows at the Perez Art Museum Miami (then the Miami Art Museum), with a show in 2004. He showed with several Miami galleries before working with Emerson Dorsch on his 30-year survey show, cryptically titled 30, in 2009. His work is widely collected in South Florida, with a presence in the public collections of at least 12 Florida public institutions, including the Bass Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, the Frost Art Museum, the NSU Art Museum, the Boca Raton Art Museum, the University of South Florida, the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, FL and the Perez Art Museum Miami. His work has been covered in&nbsp;<em>Art in America</em>,&nbsp;<em>Sculpture Magazine</em>,&nbsp;<em>The Washington Post</em>,&nbsp;<em>The Miami Herald</em>,&nbsp;<em>Ocean Drive</em>,&nbsp;<em>The Biscayne Times</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>ARTnews</em>, among others. This exhibition will be his third solo exhibition with the gallery. His show with Museum of Art &amp; Design, Miami will open September 3, 2015, featuring sculptures and wall constructions from the 1980s.</p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:13:34 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Stella Rey - BFI - May 2nd 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Dance with me, an experimental interactive exhibition by Stella Rey, is an invitation for the public to collaborate with an artist, highlighting the creative process as it&rsquo;s own performance, breaking boundaries between individuals and the groups they create.<br /><br />An atmospheric performance by Stella Rey will open the show and lead to collective art making; attendees can create works of their own and collaborate by adding to each other&rsquo;s work. Through drawings, painting, sculptures, mixed media and impromptu performances, a letting go of the self will occur.<br /><br />Gallery space and provided materials include, but aren&rsquo;t limited to: paint, paper, brushes, fabric and more. Performances and collective art-making events with Stella Rey will be scheduled through the duration of the event. Please feel welcome to bring your own materials and contributions.<br /><br />This exhibition will be the result of a performance by Stella Rey on the opening night. Further performances will provide moments for the exhibition to evolve with additional audience participation.<br /><br /><br /><strong>Performance Saturday May 2nd, 6-9pm</strong><br /><br /><br />Acting out a story of relationships and breakdowns, the artwork created on opening night will be destroyed, transformed, renewed. Rey is making the process public to strip the personal from the act of creation. This story is not unique, Rey wants everyone to know they aren&rsquo;t the only one starting from scratch. Viewers are invited to join, to make art, to understand you are not alone.</p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:59:48 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list Stella Rey - BFI - April 24th - May 2nd <p style="text-align: justify;">Dance with me, an experimental interactive exhibition by Stella Rey, is an invitation for the public to collaborate with an artist, highlighting the creative process as it&rsquo;s own performance, breaking boundaries between individuals and the groups they create.<br /><br />An atmospheric performance by Stella Rey will open the show and lead to collective art making; attendees can create works of their own and collaborate by adding to each other&rsquo;s work. Through drawings, painting, sculptures, mixed media and impromptu performances, a letting go of the self will occur.<br /><br />Gallery space and provided materials include, but aren&rsquo;t limited to: paint, paper, brushes, fabric and more. Performances and collective art-making events with Stella Rey will be scheduled through the duration of the event. Please feel welcome to bring your own materials and contributions.<br /><br />This exhibition will be the result of a performance by Stella Rey on the opening night. Further performances will provide moments for the exhibition to evolve with additional audience participation.<br /><br /><br /><strong>Performance Saturday May 2nd, 6-9pm</strong><br /><br /><br />Acting out a story of relationships and breakdowns, the artwork created on opening night will be destroyed, transformed, renewed. Rey is making the process public to strip the personal from the act of creation. This story is not unique, Rey wants everyone to know they aren&rsquo;t the only one starting from scratch. Viewers are invited to join, to make art, to understand you are not alone.</p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:55:05 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Events/list