ArtSlant - Closing soon 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 Carlos Musse, Daniel Vinoly - The Americas Collection - February 1st, 2013 - February 28th, 2013 Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:07:58 +0000 Ted Larsen - Pan American Art Projects - January 10th, 2013 - March 2nd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Pan American Art Projects is very pleased to announce our next exhibition of works by artists Ted Larsen and Carolina Sardi. These two artists work with metal as their preferred material in very unique and distinctive ways. Ted Larsen has been working with recycled metal since 2000. The found material dictates the colors and the forms that would come together like puzzles. However random it might appear, Larsen's work is carefully planned from beginning to end. His creative process can be lengthy; according to the artist “It can take years to develop the forms, with many false starts and revisions.” It is precisely this premeditated and conscious approach of art that makes Larsen's pieces so far-reaching. His thoughtful method includes the titles he gives to the pieces, often bringing in philosophical concepts. A Michigan native, Larsen is currently living and working in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He holds a BA from Northern Arizona University and is the recipient of many awards, including the one given by the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation.His work can be found at The New Mexico Museum of Art, The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, The Edward F. Albee Foundation, and at the Krasel Art Center in Michigan, among others institutions.</p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 12:00:03 +0000 Carolina Sardi - Pan American Art Projects - January 10th, 2013 - March 2nd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Pan American Art Projects is very pleased to announce our next exhibition of works by artists Ted Larsen and Carolina Sardi. These two artists work with metal as their preferred material in very unique and distinctive ways. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Carolina Sardi continues working on her series Wall Installations, Landscapes, Peopleand Rain. This time she is introducing a new finish to the pieces by using the process of plating the steel in gold, chrome, copper and silver finishes. The end results are these beautifully finished elements, in which the shadows behind them are complemented by the reflections in front: standing in front of the pieces the viewer is confronted by his/her own image. As Sardi said “these effects are addressing the question of form and essence, what is real and what is not and the mythical idea of the man reflecting in a mirror as Narcissus once did.” However, her most recent work, the Sisifo series, is showing a more playful approach to life and art. Behind each piece we can find a singular narrative related to daily life. Fable titles such as The Rabbit &amp;The Sri Lankan Princess, are a reflection of the often incongruous situations faced every day. This series began as a response to the routine nature of life, as Sardi explained: “it started with the idea of Sisifo rolling the rock up the mountain every day, seeing it fall and repeating the work.” Formally she is using her basic curved pieces in a repetitive pattern; conceptually she is inspired by apparently random elements, bringing them together in what seems like tales from her imagination. In the Project Room we will have her Mobile Project, an installation born out of her Associations Series. The round shapes made in brilliant colors are displayed as a mobile structure, in which the many parts are interacting, creating a lively composition. Sardi is an Argentinean born- Miami based artist who has been very active in the local art scene. She holds a MFA in Sculpture (1992), from the National University of La Plata, Argentina; and a BA (1985), from the U.N.L.P., Argentina. She also studied with the famed Argentinian sculptor Ennio Iommi. Her work can be found at the Miami International Airport, as part of the programMiami-Dade in Public Places; at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Florida; at the Art Museum of the Americas, OAS, in Washington, D.C.; and in many private collections.</p> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 18:13:47 +0000 Group Show - CIFO (Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation) - December 5th, 2012 - March 3rd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>Unsaid/Spoken, </em>Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros and CIFO</strong>   Collections will be on view from December 5 – March 3, 2013. The exhibition includes about 38 pieces by 24 artists from different generations and latitudes, who share a common experience of promoting and transforming art practices.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">According to CIFO’s Curatorial Award recipients Moacir dos Anjos and José Roca, “this exhibition brings together work that testifies to the tension between what is yet to be said (or cannot be uttered) and the aftermath of communication, when all has been said and done. Silenced speech, timid elocutions, unintelligible languages, unknown codes, forgotten tongues, the somewhat obscure discourse of science, censorship, and repression, slowly give way to murmurs, connections, bridges, open conversations and conclusive statements. Following an intuitive process of formal association and conceptual juxtaposition, the show intends to be seen as an exercise in curatorial collaboration.”</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The artists include Tatiana Blass (Brazil), Mira Schendel (Brazil), Ana Maria Maiolino (Brazil), Johanna Calle (Colombia), Detanico / Lain (Brazil), Ícaro Zorbar (Colombia), Pablo Helguera (Mexico), Los Carpinteros (Cuba), Doug  Aitken (USA), Antonio Vega Macotela (Mexico), Rivane Neuenschwander (Brazil), Mark Dion (USA), Julieta Aranda (Mexico), Franz Erhard Walther (Germany), Chantal Akerman (Belgium), Carlos Garaicoa (Cuba), Felipe Dulzaides (Cuba), Gabriel Orozco (Mexico), Damián Ortega (Mexico), Francis Alys (Mexico), Félix González-Torres (Cuba), Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (Mexico), Tamar Guimaraes (Brazil) and  Joseph Griguely (USA).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About the Curators: </strong><strong>2012 CIFO Curatorial Award Recipients</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>1<sup>st</sup> Place: US $15,000</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>José Roca</strong> is a curator based in Bogotá, Colombia. Most recently he served as the Chief Curator of the 8th Mercosul Biennial. Previously he was the artistic director of <em>Philagrafika 2010: The Graphic Unconscious</em>—a festival of contemporary graphic art taking place in 2010 in various exhibition spaces in Philadelphia, USA. One of his most notable contributions was his direction of the curatorial program at the Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Banco de la República, Bogotá where he transformed it into one of the most respected institutions in Latin America. Other curatorial contributions include: co-curator of the <em>1st Poli/grafica Triennial</em> in San Juan, Puerto Rico (2004); <em>27th São Paulo Biennial</em>, Brazil (2006); and <em>Encuentro de Medellín MDE07</em> (2007). He has curated numerous exhibitions for institutions all over the world including: <em>Traces of Friday: art, tourism, displacement</em>, ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA (2003); <em>Botánica política</em>, Sala Montcada, La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain (2004); <em>Phantasmagoria: Espectros da Ausência</em>, touring exhibition organized by iCI (Independent Curators International) ; and <em>Muntadas: Mecanismos da Imagem</em>, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil (2010). José Roca is currently the Estrellita B. Brodsky Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art at Tate, London, and Artistic Director of FLORA ars+natura, an independent space for contemporary art in Bogota, Colombia.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>2<sup>nd</sup> Place: US $7,500</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Moacir dos Anjos </strong>is a curator and art critic based in Recife, Brazil. Most recently he was a curator of the <em>Brazilian Pavillion </em>at <em>2011 Venice Biennale</em>, Chief-Curator of the <em>29th São Paulo Biennial </em>(2010), co-curator of the <em>2007 Mercosul Biennial</em> and curator of the 2007 edition of <em>Panorama da Arte Brasileira</em> at the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo. Dos Anjos is a Research Fellow at the Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, Recife, Brazil and was director of the Museu de Arte Moderna Aloísio Magalhães (Mamam), also in Recife (2001-2006). He also curated a number of solo exhibitions by Brazilian contemporary artists, including Cildo Meireles, Rosângela Rennó, Nelson Leirner and Rivane Neuenschwander. Moacir dos Anjos has published extensively on contemporary art and artists, both in Brazil and abroad. Among his recent essays are “Where All Places Are”, on Cildo Meireles (London: Tate, 2008) and “Inventing Politics”, in <em>Plegaria Muda - Doris Salcedo</em> (Lisbon: Centro de Arte Moderno, 2011).</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:03:31 +0000 Artem Mirolevich - KAVACHNINA CONTEMPORARY - January 12th, 2013 - March 3rd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Kavachnina Contemporary is pleased to present a solo show "Unsinkable" of an award-winning artist Artem Mirolevich. Following his success during Miami Art Basel week Kavachnina Contemporary will showcase large and medium scale works on canvas, etchings and wire sculptures produced by the artist within last 4 years.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Mirolevich is a winner of awards and juried art exhibitions worldwide. With numerous gallery shows in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Paris, Moscow, Zurich and other cities, his art has also been featured in numerous museums shows, including The New Museum, Chelsea Art Museum and Museum of Russian Art. Artem's work has been described as futuristic takes on contemporary concepts. Artem's brilliant use of line and colors creates unique visionary paintings and illustrations.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The present selection demonstrates the finest samples of his recent body of work that is equally versatile in its theme, media and proportion. Throughout his prolific career, Artem Mirolevich explored virtually every pictorial genre. The artist’s motifs range from mystical urban landscapes, sensual female portraits to elegant abstractions that take form of radiant oils, transparent watercolors and sophisticated etchings. Most recently, Artem has expanded his creative endeavors into the modern realm of video installation and wire sculpture, giving his otherwise traditional figurative oeuvre more cutting edge feel.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">"My work tends to be very detailed and I like to see it as micro and macrocosmic observation into the universe of human soul." A. Mirolevich.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The highlight of the show is a monumental oil painting, in which Artem crystallizes his idea of eternity and time and space travel. The artist deliberately explores the set of universally appealing images such as that of a ship or a walking elephant invoking the notion of movement and passing of time.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 18:37:21 +0000 Bill Viola - Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami (MOCA NOMI) - December 5th, 2012 - March 3rd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) North Miami has announced it will present a major exhibition of work by Bill Viola, recognized as one of the pioneers and leading practitioners of video art. Bill Viola: Liber Insularum will begin its sole presentation in the United States at MOCA, North Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach, and will be on view at the museum from December 5, 2012 through March 3, 2013. The exhibition is presented as part of MOCA’s Knight Exhibition Series. It was first shown last year at Sala de Arte Contemporaneo del Gobierno de Canarias (Spain). The exhibition is organized in collaboration with Bill Viola Studio and is curated by Roc Laseca.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">An iconic contemporary artist who draws from Eastern and Western spiritual traditions, Bill Viola is known for creating immersive video installations that explore such universally human subjects as birth, death, and the nature of consciousness. His exhibition at MOCA North Miami is inspired by The Book of the Islands of the Archipelago, authored by the Florentine ecclesiastic Cristoforo Buondelmonti in the 15th century. The works featured in Liber Insularum (The Book of Islands) use this historic text as a reference point to engage with distinctly modern themes of spiritual isolation in a 21st-century global landscape. Many of the works in the exhibition were produced after Viola’s last retrospective in 1997 at the Whitney Museum of American Art.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <h3 style="text-align: justify;">Works included in the exhibition:</h3> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>Three Women</em>, 2008 </strong><br /> Color High-Definition video on plasma display mounted on wall<br /> Three ghostly female figures of various ages approach the camera in slow motion, passing through a wall of water that transforms their appearance from evanescence to corporeality.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>Transfiguration</em>, 2007 </strong><br /> Black-and-white High-Definition video on plasma display mounted on wall<br /> A human body passing through a physical apparatus of water and light evokes transcultural images of spiritual transformation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>The Raft</em>, 2004 </strong><br /> Large video projection on wall in 16:29 High-Definition with 5.1 surround sound<br /> Extreme slow motion reveals the subtle nuances of light and color in a group of 19 individuals as they are struck by an onslaught of water from a high-pressure hose.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>Observance</em>, 2002 </strong><br /> Color High-Definition video on plasma display mounted on wall<br /> A steady stream of people move through the frame, their faces overcome with emotion as their gaze fixes on an object in the distance.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>Catherine’s Room</em>, 2001  </strong><br /> Color video polyptych on five LCD flat panels mounted on wall<br /> A solitary woman repeats a series of rituals throughout a single day, as depicted across five flat panel screens arranged in a horizontal row.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>Four Hands</em>, 2001 </strong><br /> Black-and-white video polyptych on four LCD flat panels mounted on shelf<br /> Four pairs of hands across four small screens make gestures referencing various spiritual traditions, from Buddhist mudras to 17th century English Chirogrammatical tables.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>Surrender</em>, 2001 </strong><br /> Color video diptych on two plasma displays mounted vertically on wall<br /> Male and female images appear separately on two screen panels, performing synchronized prostrations of increasing emotional intensity and duration.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>Unspoken (Silver &amp; Gold)</em>, 2001 </strong><br /> Black-and-white video projected diptych on one gold and one silver-leaf panel mounted on wall<br /> Two human figures expressing existential anguish are projected onto adjacent panels of silver and gold leaf, respectively.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>The Quintet of the Astonished</em>, 2000 </strong><br /> Color video rear projection on screen mounted on wall in dark room<br /> A group of people undergoes intense waves of emotion, the subtleties of their expressions captured and enhanced by slow-motion photography to create a subjective dreamlike space.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>The Reflecting Pool</em>, 1977-79 </strong><br /> Color, mono sound<br /> Time freezes as a man leaps into a pool of water, with a world of movement and change emerging in the reflections beneath him.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">“Bill Viola’s work has long displayed a concern with the artistic possibilities of emotion, connecting viscerally with the viewer,” comments Bonnie Clearwater, MOCA North Miami’s Executive Director and Chief Curator. “Many artists MOCA North Miami has recently worked with — Ragnar Kjartansson, Rita Ackermann, Mark Handforth and Tracey Emin — are similarly demonstrating a strong desire for emotionally-driven art that is expressed without irony or cynicism. These connections, along with MOCA North Miami’s commitment to encouraging artistic experimentation and risk-taking, made presenting Bill Viola’s work a natural fit for us.”</p> <p> </p> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 00:54:19 +0000 Sylvia Plimack Mangold - Norton Museum of Art - December 9th, 2012 - March 3rd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">The second artist to be celebrated in the Norton’s generously supported program RAW -Recognition of Art by Women - is Sylvia Plimack Mangold (b.1938, New York).  With painting as her primary medium, Plimack Mangold’s devotion to the realist tradition belies the aesthetics of the period of the late 1960s when she completed her studies at Yale University and Minimalism was a dominant movement.  Plimack Mangold’s relationship with the pared down elements of that time, the power of space and the materials of the artist was manifest in her canvases with depictions of wooden floors, tapes and measures and, eventually, nature. For the last three decades she has concentrated not only on the landscape surrounding her Hudson River area studio, but also the individual trees comprising it.  Through her paintings, drawings and prints, Plimack Mangold’s meditation on both the tradition of landscape, and the power of this subject in modern painting will be the subject of this exhibition.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 14:40:33 +0000 - Cuba Ocho Art and Research Center - February 22nd, 2013 - March 8th, 2013 Mon, 04 Feb 2013 11:23:18 +0000 - Williams McCall Gallery - February 16th, 2013 - March 8th, 2013 <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 12:13:46 +0000