ArtSlant - Closing soon en-us 40 - Armory Art Center WPB - February 15th, 2013 - March 15th, 2013 <p>Artists of Palm Beach County is a coalition created and managed by artists, for artists of all disciplines.  The talented members of this group will have their works featured in this exhibition. Exhibition organized by the Artists of Palm Beach County.</p> Sat, 09 Mar 2013 03:19:42 +0000 - 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 - Armory Art Center WPB - February 9th, 2013 - March 16th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">The National Association of Women Artists was founded in 1889. It is the oldest professional women's fine art organization in the United States.  It provides a forum for women artists to share ideas and to exhibit their work. Through its exhibitons, programs. and archives, NAWA fosters awareness of the monumental contribution of women to the history of American art. The organization is inclusive and serves professional women artists of all backgrounds and traditions. Exhibition organized by NAWA.</p> Sat, 09 Mar 2013 03:17:29 +0000 Group Show - Art Center / South Florida - February 23rd, 2013 - March 16th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>WHAT IS winningART?</strong><br /> winningART is ArtCenter/South Florida’s annual fundraiser featuring artworks generously donated by resident artists. Your ticket purchases will help us support our mission of advancing the knowledge and practice of contemporary visual arts and culture in South Florida.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>MARK YOUR CALENDARS!</strong><br /> The drawing will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2013. We’ll be throwing a big pARTy and the winners will be announced. If you buy more than 5 tickets, you and a guest get into the party for free!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>HOW DO I SEE THE ARTWORKS IN winningART?</strong><br /> You can the artworks above in the slideshow or visit The ArtCenter’s the Richard Shack Gallery to view the winningART collection is on view  from February 23, 2013 until March 16th.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>HOW TO WIN?<br /> </strong>Select your favorite artist(s) and purchase one or more tickets. The more tickets you purchase, the more chances you have to win!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>HOW MUCH?</strong><br /> Tickets are only $20 for a chance to win one artwork.</p> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 18:34:46 +0000 Roy Dowell, Alexander Kroll - Fredric Snitzer Gallery - February 9th, 2013 - March 16th, 2013 <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> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:17:15 +0000 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 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 Susan Weiner, Rosemarie Chiarlone, Nyeema Morgan, Kathryn Zazenski - carol jazzar contemporary art - February 15th, 2013 - March 17th, 2013 <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, 26 Feb 2013 15:03:14 +0000 Rob Wynne - Gavlak - February 16th, 2013 - March 23rd, 2013 Fri, 08 Feb 2013 23:31:20 +0000 Group Show - Gavlak - February 16th, 2013 - March 23rd, 2013 Sun, 17 Feb 2013 06:04:59 +0000 Heriberto Mora - Kelley Roy Gallery - February 28th, 2013 - March 23rd, 2013 <p><img style="vertical-align: middle; margin: 10px;" src="" /></p> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 23:41:38 +0000 Group Show - The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum - February 27th, 2013 - March 24th, 2013 <p>The A&amp;V seminar of the Honors College at FIU examines the vital role visual art plays in the social and cultural dialogue surrounding controversial issues. It investigates how artists have challenged or enforced authority by creating new aesthetics. It further explores how art is used to initiate, accelerate, or combat social change. The heart of the course is the A&amp;V exhibition. This annual project provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their resourcefulness and creativity through the research, curation, and organization of an exhibition of contemporary Miami artists. Artists featured: Luisa Basnuevo, Adler Guerrier, Catalina Jaramillo, Maria Martinez-Canas, Glexis Novoa, Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, George Sanchez-Calderon, Asser Saint-Val, Viking Funeral and Pioneer Winter.</p> Sat, 02 Feb 2013 07:48:31 +0000