ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Adler Guerrier, Catalina Jaramillo, Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova - The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum - March 19th, 2013 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>An Aesthetics &amp; Values panel discussion with artists Adler Guerrier, Catalina Jaramillo, and Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova. The artists will be speaking about identity in their work. Moderated by Carol Damian, Director and Chief Curator of the Frost Art Museum. Free and open to the public.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:54:05 +0000 Group Show - Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami (MOCA NOMI) - March 21st, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">In celebration of MOCA’s 15th Anniversary, collectors Irma and Norman Braman and Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz chaired the museum’s 15th Anniversary Collection Committee and worked with MOCA Executive Director and Chief Curator Bonnie Clearwater in attracting major works for the museum’s permanent collection. These works will be unveiled together for the first time in this exhibition. Among the featured artists are: Rita Ackermann, assume vivid astro focus, Bhakti Baxter, Tom Burr, Joseph Cornell, Nicole Eisenman, Inka Essenhigh, Naomi Fisher, Mark Handforth, Roni Horn, Ragnar Kjartansson, Pepe Mar, Malcolm Morley, Albert Oehlen, Gabriel Orozco, Jorge Pantoja, Jack Pierson, Matthew Ritchie, Onajide Shabaka, Yinka Shonibare, Xaviera Simmons, Robert Therrien, Ryan Trecartin, Rick Ulysse, James Welling, Juan Carlos Zaldivar and others.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Pivot Points: 15 Years and Counting showcases these recent acquisitions and works by many of the artists who are part of MOCA’s history. <strong> </strong></p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 09:41:37 +0000 Anthony (Tony) Allegro - 6th Street Container - March 22nd, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p>Experimental Filmmaker/Photographer Anthony (Tony) Allegro, will be exhibiting his most recent films and photography work.  Tony is a seasoned fiimmaker of the 60's and 70's.  His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in museums, alternative spaces and experimental film festivals.  He has been the professor of experimental film at University of Miami for the past thirty years.  He holds a Dr Degree in Spanish Literature and Theatre and a Masters in filmmaking from USC.</p> <p><br />If you are interested in experimental film, video art or photography, this is an exhibition you do not want to miss.</p> <p>Also, atop the 6th Street Container at the Upstairs Underground.  the photography work of Cuban photographer Jorge Sanchez.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 22:56:46 +0000 - Museum of HistoryMiami - March 22nd, 2013 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">View the prize-winning installation of the 2012 DawnTown design/build competition. DawnTown is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting architecture in Miami. For the past four years its annual design ideas competition have attracted designers from around the world to present new and creative possibilities for Miami. This year’s winner will create an architectural chronicle of the evolution of Miami’s downtown district.</p> Sun, 03 Mar 2013 11:56:10 +0000 - Armory Art Center WPB - March 23rd, 2013 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM <p>Exhibition of work by Armory students in all media. Exhibiton organized by the Armory Art Center.</p> <p><a class="back"></a></p> Sat, 09 Mar 2013 03:23:49 +0000 Virginia McKinney, Matt Fiske, Ariel Bowman, Lisa Johnson, Jesse Ring - Armory Art Center WPB - March 23rd, 2013 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM <p>Exhibition of work by Armory Artists-in-Residence produce during their eight-month tenure. Exhibition organized by the Armory art Center.</p> Sat, 09 Mar 2013 03:27:28 +0000 Constantine Manos - Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale - March 24th, 2013 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Constantine Manos: Florida Pictures</em> includes over fifty images from the photographer’s celebrated American Color series taken in Florida between 1982 and 2009. These dynamic images, filled with saturated color, feature people and places from Jacksonville in the north to Key West in the south. The photographs document both public events, such as Bike Week in Daytona Beach, and simple everyday life.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Constantine Manos began his career as a photojournalist in the 1950s. He became a member of Magnum Photos in 1963 and photographed for such publications as <em>Life</em>, <em>Look</em>, <em>Esquire</em> and <em>Time-Life</em> books. For much of his career, Manos photographed primarily in black and white, but beginning in the early 1980s he turned increasingly to color images. Two collections of his color photographs were published as <em>American Color</em> (1995) and <em>American Color 2</em> (2003). Many of the works in these books were photographed in Florida, where Manos is a part-time resident. <em>Florida Pictures</em> presents a selection of images from these books, supplemented by a number of more recent images.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Constantine Manos: Florida Pictures</em> is part of Foto Fort Lauderdale, a new initiative that makes the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale a long-term home for photography. Through exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and other programs, museums visitors will be able to experience photography at any time during the year. Foto Fort Lauderdale is sponsored by Stiles, with additional support provided by Northern Trust.</p> Sun, 03 Mar 2013 11:49:29 +0000 Eugenia Calvo, Babette Herschberger, Regina Jestrow, Laz Ojalde (LMNOQ), Kerry Phillips, Frances Trombly, Gerbi Tsesarskaia, Michelle Weinberg - Art Center / South Florida - March 27th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><i>Multiplicity</i> is defined as the quality or state of being multiple or various. The artists in this exhibition do not work with the quantitative notion of the word but rather examine the multiple uses of materials and their transformative quality to take on a range of meanings and functions. Whether they are found objects, recycled trash or simple materials utilized in daily life, the artists challenge, re-use and re-invent them in the creation of sculptural pieces, paintings, installations and photographs that reveal their aesthetic qualities and reference the personal context in which they were made.</p> Sat, 23 Mar 2013 10:00:22 +0000 SINISA KUKEC - Spinello Projects - March 27th, 2013 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Artist Talk Moderated by Diane Nawi, Associate Curator of the Miami Art Museum</p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:44:28 +0000 Davison Scandrett, Rashaun Mitchell, Silas Riener, Claudia La Rocco - BFI - April 6th, 2013 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM <p>A site-specific performance and installation</p> <p><em>by</em> Rashaun Mitchell, Silas Riener, Claudia La Rocco, Davison Scandrett.</p> <p>Costumes <em>by</em> James Kidd.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>SATURDAY, APRIL 6th</strong></p> <p><strong>TWO SHOWTIMES: </strong></p> <p><strong>1:00 pm &amp; 3:30 pm</strong> (<em>seating is extremely limited, only 50 reservations per performance</em>)</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 11:27:40 +0000 Miguel Navarro - CIFO (Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation) - April 8th, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% white; text-align: justify;"><strong><em>Selections from the IVAM Collection</em></strong> is characterized by massive sculptures and features over a thousand pieces of different materials such as aluminum, zinc, and wood. His work is based on how cities can suggest different meanings depending on the spectator. Spread out across the gallery floor, the installations consist of sculptures that have been deconstructed in order to resemble a city seen from above. This interactive exhibit is Miquel’s first exhibit in South Florida.</p> <p></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% white; text-align: justify;">Miquel Navarro was born in Valencia and graduated from the San Carlos School of Fine Art in Valencia. He started his career in 1972 as a painter and has since worked exclusively in sculpture. Miquel has received many awards such as the Alfonso Roig Prize, the National Prize from the Association of Art Critics and the Academician of the Real Academia de BBAA de San Fernando. The work of Miquel Navarro  is characterized by his unmistakable representations of cities or “clusters” and constitute a prototype he uses for his sculptural installations when grouping together small pieces, configured as diverse urban buildings, ranging from houses to factories, from ornamental to representational. Their structure is based on what is clearly an imaginary urbanism, a key aspect of Navarro’s works, now part of the IVAM’s permanent collection thanks to the generous donation of 515 pieces. This collection of works reflects his different stages allowing viewers to appreciate his creative style.</p> Sat, 23 Mar 2013 10:13:00 +0000 Eve Sussman - Bass Museum of Art - April 11th, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Eve Sussman | Rufus Corporation</strong> is a presentation of the video artist's recent projects.&nbsp;This exhibition will present two major video installations, including an entirely new exploration of her noted film&nbsp;<strong>The&nbsp;Rape of the Sabine Women</strong>. A feature-length video-musical,&nbsp;<strong>The&nbsp;Rape of the Sabine Women</strong>&nbsp;is a contemporary reinterpretation of the eponymous Roman legend in a domestic 1960s setting, which Sussman&nbsp;has transformed into a five-part video installation. Also on view will be her <strong>89 Seconds at Alc&aacute;zar</strong>, a film based on the Diego Velazquez's enigmatic <strong>Las Meninas</strong>, 1656. In this work, Sussman uses film to elucidate the circumstances of the exact moment that the painting aims to portray, a moment that has become immortalized in one of the most important paintings in art history.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 14:19:56 +0000 Francie Bishop Good - David Castillo - April 11th, 2013 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>David Castillo Gallery</b> is proud to present <i>Far From Apple Hill</i>, new photography by Francie Bishop Good for the artist's second solo show with the gallery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><i>Far From Apple Hill </i>reveals <i>far </i>as a relative term. To experience Bishop Good's large-scale, digital photographs is to fall between antipodes-- cut through the center of the Earth on the straightest path between diametrical opposites-- slip from memory to lived experience. The artist compresses place and time like folding a map, making visible an expired wind in the shape of trees or the passion in muscle memory.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">You can't go home again, cautions Thomas Wolf. Bishop Good reaches impossibly toward her distant past in Apple Hill, Pennsylvania from her present South Florida, itself a transient region shaped by pirates, political refugees, and seasonal tourists. The resulting images draw from these varied locations; familiar bodies and strangers; specific cultures and diasporas; reconstruction and autopoiesis. Bishop Good's photographs are monuments to Walter Benjamin's notion of memory not as "an instrument for exploring the past, but rather a medium."</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Bishop Good depicts the place and time of the other, who, as in folklore, is also a <i>familiar</i>. Bishop Good sets upon the world with a keen vision, filtering the darkness of time and place-- moment and memory-- sign and signifier so that the vulnerability of early childhood, the bosom of a landscape, or the trauma of a torn umbrella is <i>yours</i>, and you can recognize it, suddenly, as clear as a photograph. Bishop Good's work resonates exponentially at the roots of collective memory. <i>Far From Apple Hill</i> is inspired and troubled by memory in hyperreality, both painfully removed and staggeringly intimate.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Francie Bishop Good lives and works in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Recent museum acquisitions include the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut; The Patricia &amp; Philip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, Florida; and Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The artist's solo show at the Hollywood Art &amp; Culture Center, Florida, opens November 2013.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 14:16:12 +0000 Kanako Sasaki - Dina Mitrani Gallery - April 11th, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">This event is made possible in part by the THE ASAHI SHIMBUN FOUNDATION.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Dina Mitrani Gallery is pleased to present Kanako Sasaki: Illuminations (how not to forget) with an artist  Talk on Thursday April 11th at 7pm. The exhibition, the artist’s second solo show at the gallery, will be on view through May 24th and consists of photographic images as well as a video. During the time that the artist was beginning this recent series, the eastern coast of Japan was devastated by a massive earthquake and tsunami. These images are a response to the emotional loss that was caused by this natural disaster.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sasaki’s previous series have primarily explored elements of history and narrative, usually depicting a figure re-enacting a scene or memory from the past. They evoke dream-like atmospheres, bordering between reality and fiction. In her current work, Illuminations, she continues illustrating surreal situations, yet the majority of the images are still lives, void of human figures. They contain symbolic or ritualistic objects, at times floating in a magical suspension above table depicted in most of the images. On a personal level, Sasaki was greatly affected by the 3-11 earthquake; the images in this series are her effort to preserve those memories of the places and things that were physically washed away by the disaster.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With her video piece, Sasaki explores nature and the cosmos and takes her findings to a metaphysical level. She studied numerical data calculated by the simulation astronomer, Eiichiro Kokubo at the National Observatory in Japan and combined them with texts from “The Diary of Anne Frank” to create her video installation. The data shows the formation of terrestrial planets from 4.6 million years ago, and each formation is synched with emotion.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kanako Sasaki was educated at the Royal College of Art in London and received her MFA from the<br />School of Visual Arts in New York. She has had solo exhibitions in the US, Japan, Bolivia and Hungary and has been included in many international group exhibitions. She has participated in artist residencies in Iceland, Paris, Estonia, Vienna and New York and been awarded many fellowships and grants. She has also taught photography at CUNY Staten Island, NY and the International Summer School of Photography in Latvia. She will soon be attending a residency in Ganz, Austria.</p> Sun, 07 Apr 2013 10:29:32 +0000 Brookhart Jonquil - Emerson Dorsch - April 12th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Emerson Dorsch presents Brookhart Jonquil's <i>In a Perfect World</i>. <br /> <br /> On view will be a new series of large scale sculptures rendered in wooden scaffolding and intricately angled mirrors, which combine to create illusory forms in the immaterial realm. <br /> <br /> <br /> Jonquil works with the material, virtual, and phantasmic mechanisms of reflection. In his statement, Jonquil discusses reflection and the relation of virtual or ideal space to the constantly changing world. Made of angled mirrors and bowed rods, his four sculptures hang at the cardinal points of the room. Each sculpture has a unique physical structure, yet, in their multiple reflections, the structures produce an immaterial form that is echoed in all four sculptures. Jonquil writes, "it is as if together the four sculptures create a proof of the existence of a fifth shape which is nowhere present." <br /> <br /> Jonquil is interested in the concept of Ether, relating it to other ideals, or ideas of existence outside of the physical world, like Plato's Allegory of the Gold, Eistein's Theory of Relativity, Michel Foucault's heterotopias and Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Maps. <br /> <br /> Jonquil's recent major exhibitions include 2012's Inverted Night at the de la Cruz Collection in Miami; a major installation in collaboration with Yara and Chat Travieso of Young Arts for the 2012 Art Live Fair in Miami; and a large-scale sculpture, Lumber Icosahedron, in Young Curators, New Ideas IV, organized by Mr. and Mrs. Amani Olu in New York in 2011. He was shortlisted for the 2011 Miami PULSE Prize and is prominently featured in the 2012 Andrew Hevia Documentary "Rising Tide: A Story of Miami Artists". He was Artist in Residence at MoCA Tucson in 2012. This is his second exhibition at Emerson Dorsch, where he is exclusively represented. <br /> <br /> Brookhart Jonquil was born in Santa Cruz, California in 1984 and lives and works in Miami, Florida. Jonquil received a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010, as well as a Bachelor in Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Arizona in 2007. <br /> <br /> A brochure featuring an artist's statement and essay by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, will accompany the exhibition.</p> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 21:19:41 +0000 Rene Barge - Emerson Dorsch - April 12th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><span style="font-size: small;">Emerson Dorsch presents <i>Relay</i> by Rene Barge in the new Project Room. <br /> <br /> For his project, Rene Barge will present two sound sculptures. The sounds are sourced from the sounds made in the process of making the sculptures. <br /> <br /> Barge re-thinks the process of consumption in this series of work as not passive or active persay, but "participatory." Robert Morris, in his historic essay "Anti-form" (1968), argued that in order to avoid becoming entrenched in traditional forms, an artist must be suspicious of pre-ordains ends and allow the process, the tools and the present context, the chance to shape the final form. If the agent in the action is sufficiently open to the demands of the material or the peculiarity of the tool, end object may be surprising. The essay is a useful handle for approaching Barge's work, since Barge indeed does value the effects of his tools, his materials, and his cultural context on his process and therefore on the end result. More than Morris however, Barge seeks to highlight the humanity as opposed to the machine (analog or digital) as agent in that process. <br /> <br /> Barge buys the materials to make the plywood sculpture, which he makes by torqueing the plywood using exercise resistance bands. He records the sounds the process makes, then takes the sculpture apart and returns its components to the store, then buys new components to repeat the process. It is an algorithm, like the ones in basic computer science, but Barge is the agent in the loop, not an unthinking computer. He writes: "The process is exhausting, not to reach an end, but rather a beginning. It is ongoing! [...] The work as a relay is an algorithm, a group of step by step instructions engaged in a task or activity for a fixed period of time and then replaced by a similar group, differently." Process begets new processes. <br /> <br /> Rene Barge was part of the sludge band Cavity in the 1990s, and since then has been a regular figure in the South Florida sound art scene in his own right and as part of collaborations with Gustavo Matamoros and Frozen Music. He has shown and performed at Emerson Dorsch since 1999.</span></p> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 21:25:33 +0000