ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 - Art Center / South Florida - April 24th, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>ArtCenter/South Florida’s “Pin Up Pop Up Poetry” Culminates April 24</strong><b><br /> <strong>with a Group Reading by Diverse Collection of Miami Poets</strong></b><br /> <br /> ArtCenter/South Florida invites the community for a group poetry reading on April 24th at 7:00 p.m. at the Richard Shack Gallery, 800 Lincoln Road. The event features 14 local poets and culminates ArtCenter’s month-long “Pin Up Pop Up Poetry,” part of the O, Miami poetry festival.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Poets invited to read at the event are from diverse backgrounds with literary styles ranging from spoken word to the professorial, from the published to the non-published, and even a guitar playing scribe. They share a strong passion for the written word and a need to be heard.<br /> <br /> Poets at the April 24 reading event include:<br /> <br /> <strong>Atlas</strong>, <strong>Aza</strong>, <strong>Mary Kate Azcuy</strong>, <strong>Marcus Blake</strong>, <strong>Jeffrey Bustos</strong>, <strong>Gianni Cohen</strong>, <strong>William Curtis</strong>, <strong>George Durham</strong>, <strong>Maha Adachi Earth</strong>, <strong>Diego Flores</strong>, <strong>Pierre Max Freesney</strong>, <strong>Dana Rodriguez</strong>, <strong>Beatricia Sagar </strong>and <strong>Chloe Firetto-Toomey</strong>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The event is part of ArtCenter/South Florida’s ongoing, innovative arts community partnership campaign, joining efforts with some the area’s leading arts organizations.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:37:56 +0000 - Armory Art Center WPB - April 25th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">An exhibition of work in all media by local students in K-12. Exhibition organziaed by the Armory Art Center.</p> Sat, 13 Apr 2013 12:36:13 +0000 Raymond Elman - Williams McCall Gallery - April 26th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Raymond Elman exhibits a selection of his notable portraitsat the Williams McCall Gallery South of Fifth.Kicking off with an artist reception that is open to the public on Friday, April 26 at 6 pm, the exhibit will run until May 6th.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery has acquired several large scale Elman portraits.  Most recently, it acquired Elman’s portraits of Pulitzer Prize recipient JhumpaLahiri and U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky.  These acquisitions join Elman’s portraits of Pulitzer Prize recipients Alan Dugan and Stanley Kunitz in the museum’s permanent collection.  Elman’s 1991 portrait of poet Stanley Kunitz standing in his beloved garden following its devastation by Hurricane Bob is included in a current exhibition at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery titled <i>Poetic Likeness:  Modern American Poets</i>.  That exhibition continuesuntil April 28, 2013. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Elman has made over 200 paintings in this series of notable talents such as Norman Mailer, Robert Motherwell, Douglas Huebler, Justin Kaplan, Joel Meyerowitz, Annie Dillard, Mark Strand, Sebastian Junger, Alec Wilkinson, E.J. Kahn, Jr., VarujanBoghosian, Al Jaffee, Lee Falk, Elise Asher, Anne Bernays, and Ruth Reichl.  The dimensions of most works are either 60 x 43 inches or 40 x 30 inches.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">           </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Elman has maintained a studio on the tip of Cape Cod in the Provincetown Art Colony since 1970.  In 1989, after a half-lifetime of making only abstract art, he started portraying the Provincetown Art community at leisure – what people do when they are not working – the fabric of life that draws people back every year.  Now a full-time Miami Beach resident, Elman has turned his focus to portraying the people and culture of Miami. </p> <p><b> </b></p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:38:08 +0000 Leslie Lew - ArtSpace / Virginia Miller Galleries - May 3rd, 2013 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Mickey Mouse, Popeye, Wonder Woman, Animal Crackers and Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes are some of the subjects of works in “American Memories,” a one-person exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Leslie Lew that opens from 6-10 p.m. Friday, May 3rd at ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries.<br /> <br /> “Leslie is a contemporary, neo-Pop version of Norman Rockwell,” said ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries’ owner and director Virginia Miller. <br /> <br /> “I’m grabbing memories,” says the artist. “Some of these are starting to fade.” <br /> <br /> Featuring some of America’s most iconic images, Leslie Lew offers a nostalgic trip back to childhoods ranging from the 1930s to 1970s. Permission from The Walt Disney Company, DC Comics, and the Kellogg Company allows her to re-create comic book covers of America’s most beloved childhood heroes along with perennially favorite breakfast cereals. <br /> <br /> “When faced with the legendary things and characters of our youth, rendered with unrestrained enthusiasm, it’s hard not to smile, to remember the pleasure of eating Animal Crackers, toting the box on its little white string; to feel a little girl’s aspiration to be Wonder Woman, and to be transported by cartoon lives—so familiar and yet so unlike our own,” noted Kathy Greenwood, a curator for Albany, NY International Airport’s Art &amp; Culture Programs.</p> <p>Contributing to the impact of her paintings is the artist’s special technique, which she calls “sculpted oil,” paintings on canvas in high relief to create a three-dimensional effect. <br /> <br /> After earning her BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1982, Lew was one of a dozen artists selected to participate in a Whitney Museum studio program. She became a leading artist in New York’s East Village Art Movement, where she was friends with Jean-Michel Basquiat, who introduced her to Andy Warhol at her first opening in New York. <br /> <br /> Lew lived and worked in a large Gramercy Park loft just above Julian Schnabel’s. Other well-known artists in the group included Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Kenny Scharf, and Keith Haring. <br /> <br /> “Keith, Jean-Michel and Andy did a show of matchboxes in a pop-up gallery on 6th Street with me and other artists,” she recalls. “I did a painting of the opening, and I put Andy in the corner of it with his little Brownie camera. Andy loved young artists—he was always looking for the next new thing. He helped me a lot, introducing me to all sorts of people. We hung out together.<br /> <br /> “I did my version of Andy’s silkscreen, 'Moon Explorer,' and he thought it was a hoot. He asked me to do a trade with him—my ‘Moon Explorer’ for one of his ‘Marilyns.’ Then he went into the hospital for a gall bladder operation and he died. I helped to archive all of his work for the foundation.”</p> <p>Today Lew’s painting of “Moon Explorer” is owned—appropriately—by U.S. astronaut Robert C. “Woody” Spring. Her works are included in dozens of major collections, including those of Si Newhouse, the Tisch Family, Conde Nast, MCA Records, Sylvia Miles and Cyndi Lauper in New York; the Sainsbury Collection in London; and the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.<br /> <br /> “My first painting of ‘Animal Crackers’ is in the lobby where children are admitted to the Mayo Clinic,” she said. <br /> <br /> Lew has participated with the superstars of the contemporary art world in a number of other exhibitions. To cite only three: <br /> <br /> In 1985 the Holly Solomon Gallery exhibition “57th between A &amp; D” included works by Andy Warhol, Alex Katz, and Roy Lichtenstein with East Village artists Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Leslie Lew. The following year Lew and Warhol were among the artists in “The East Village” exhibit curated by Richard Martin, editor-in-chief of “Arts Magazine”, at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Lew and Warhol also were in “Small Works by Major Thinkers” in 1986 at the Bess Cutler Gallery in New York. <br /> <br /> The “Cafe Vered” show at Vered Gallery in East Hampton in 1995 included “Animal Crackers” by Lew along with works by Janet Fish, Audrey Flack, Red Grooms, Donald Lipski, Larry Rivers, Donald Sultan, Andy Warhol and Tom Wesselmann, among others.</p> <p>Lew has exhibited in numerous other prestigious venues, such as Jack Tilton and OK Harris galleries in New York City; the Light Gallery in Los Angeles and Hamilton Galleries in Santa Monica; and in a number of museums here and abroad. In Manhattan, for example, her paintings have been included in exhibitions at the Visual Arts Museum, Parsons School of Design, SoHo Center for the Visual Arts, the Henry Street Settlement Museum, and the Alternative Museum. Lew’s paintings have been included in travelling exhibitions of the Carnegie Mellon Museum and Guggenheim Museum in this country and in shows in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, St. Petersburg, and Sofia, Bulgaria. <br /> <br /> In Miami, Lew is included in the Martin Z. Margulies Collection, “recognized as one of the major collections of contemporary art in the world,” according to Newsweek critic Peter Plagens. <br /> <br /> According to critic Peter Frank, “by appropriating two or three generations of imagery, from wartime cartoons to cold-war-era reading primers to the streamlined sci-fi fantasies of the space race, Lew seems to mark off the growth spurts of mid-20th Century America...Lew re-enacts the recent evolution of American visual culture without having to depict it. A child of our time, Leslie Lew has appropriated Pop Art itself.”</p> <p>“We are delighted to have this opportunity to introduce yet another historically significant artist to our clientele,” said Virginia Miller. “Leslie Lew’s work is an absolute joy.”<br /> <br /> “American Memories” will be exhibited at ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries from May 3rd through July 2013. Along with our opening reception on Friday, May 3rd, additional receptions for this exhibition will be held from 6 to 10 pm on Friday, June 7th and July 5th.<br /> </p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:24:14 +0000 Group Show - ACND Gallery of Art - May 4th, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p>An IPC Visual Lab exhibit curated by award-winning Miami Herald photojournalist Carl Juste. View an eclectic collection of works by professional photojournalists Carl Juste, CW Griffin, Charlie Trainor, Andrew Kaufman. And, their advanced lab students: Jenny Babot Romney, Rubyann Smith Hernandez, Nanci Thomas, Zeus Shama, Jennifer Kay, and Ethan Britton. DJ ONEWAY will be spinning the tunes. Free. </p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Press:</strong></span></p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">South Florida City Biz</a></p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 14:39:41 +0000 Elle Schorr, Group Show - Boca Raton Museum of Art - May 7th, 2013 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">An annual testament to the state&rsquo;s flourishing art scene, the Boca Museum of Art&rsquo;s distinguished <em>All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition</em> will once again highlight the breadth and creative talent of Florida&rsquo;s independent artists.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The <em>All Florida </em>exhibition will be on display in the Museum&rsquo;s central galleries from May 8 to July 14, 2013. In the exhibition&rsquo;s 62<sup>nd</sup> year, the state&rsquo;s oldest statewide annual juried competition received submissions from nearly 550 artists from across Florida.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This year&rsquo;s juror, Mark Scala, Chief Curator at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tennessee, selected 149 works from the submissions created by 122 Florida artists. The 62nd <em>All Florida</em> exhibition will offer a provocative glimpse of the state-of-the-art today through mediums which include paintings, graphics, drawings, sculptures, installations, photographs, computer-generated images, and videos.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 19:53:46 +0000 - The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum - May 8th, 2013 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The art of Spain reached the Americas on board the ships of the explorers, on the banners of the Conquistadors, in illustrated Bibles, and in the form of small devotional images and portraits. Colonial Art of the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries represents a synthesis of imagery from Spain with that of the Americas, especially in areas with rich indigenous traditions and popular art forms, and embodies the blending of native traditions with those of Europe.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at The Frost Art Museum</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:28:52 +0000 Larry Johnson, Erika King - Williams McCall Gallery - May 11th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">In honor of the NBA Playoff season, the Williams McCall Gallery will exhibit the original works of sports illustrator and artist Larry Johnson and the official NBA and Miami Heat artwork of Erika King.Kicking off with an artist reception that is open to the public on Saturday, May 11th at 6 pm, the exhibit will run until May 25th.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Erika King is a Miami based artist known for her corporate, commemorative, sports and celebrity collages. Through 
photographs and paint, Ms. King creates histories and events 
into fine art in the form of collage on canvas. Her works are collected worldwide.   King’s corporate collages have been commissioned by American Express, Texaco, United Way, Anheuser-Busch, Blockbuster Entertainment, AT&amp;T Wireless, and AIG among many other Fortune 500 companies.   Her work can also be found in the private collections of numerous well-known sports, music and political figures.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For over thirty years, Larry Johnson was the Editorial Sports cartoonist for The Boston Globe, The National Sports Daily, ESPN’s Quickie page and’s original work has been collected by such celebrity clients such as Oprah Winfrey and Vernon Jordan.  Corporate clients include Pepsi-Cola, Hallmark and The National Football League. His work has been seen on The Cosby Show and the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.</p> <p> </p> Mon, 06 May 2013 17:01:23 +0000 Kelly Sturhahn - 6th Street Container - May 17th, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p class="c1">Kelly Sturhahn: Transient Patterns</p> <p class="c2">The 6th Street Container Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by artist, Kelly Sturhahn. Sturhahn’s work explores traditional themes of the sublime in nature with contemporary reflection, simultaneously considering experience, perception and transformation. As an artist in New York City, she became drawn to the work of the Romantics and the Hudson River School, and their appreciation of art and nature. Utilizing multiple media, Sturhahn pushes conventional boundaries to convey her ideas, creating new, authentic forms. In her works on paper, she responds to source imagery, emphasizing what might be referred to as photographic flaws, such as lens flare, blur or pixilation. Her expressive use of ink and wash results in exquisite works that are at once a commentary on painting traditions and a record of her personal journey. In her installations, Sturhahn employs intricate craft techniques and tactile materials such as lace and sequins, activating space on a grand scale. Light, nature, photography, textiles and architecture intertwine, transforming the awe-inspiring qualities of nature, into an experiential, dream-like realm. Sturhahn’s work freely recalls Pattern and Decoration, Minimalism, and Op Art among other movements, and probes the significance of the aesthetic origins therein.</p> <p class="c2">For this exhibition, Sturhahn will present two interactive installations, along with several paintings and works on paper. Taking inspiration from the Florida landscape, her work incorporates refracted sunlight, pouring rain and mercurial bodies of water that traverse multiple dimensions. Upon entering the gallery, prepare to be transported by Night Fall, an interactive installation comprised of black lace and hundreds of hand-sewn sequins. In Sturhahn’s second installation, Achromatic Rainbow, white lace painted in atmospheric values takes the form of an overhanging arc that spans the width of the gallery. Her textile-based paintings display black and white striped fabric that has been variously altered by cutting, slicing, painting and sewing processes, disrupting the perpetuity of the original pattern. Sturhahn’s works on paper reinvigorate the landscape with abstracted impressions, void of horizons, and inventive approaches in ink and wash. With experimental intuitiveness, patterns and imagery cycle through refinement, distortion and reinvention: lace takes on architectural space; sliced stripes vibrate optically, and inky impressions negotiate gravity. Sturhahn’s unique interpretations allow us to perceive our environment in unexpected, refreshing ways.</p> <p class="c2 c3"></p> <p class="c2">About the Artist:</p> <p class="c2"><span color="#000000" style="color: #000000;"><a name="h.gjdgxs" rel="nofollow"></a>Kelly Sturhahn is a New York and Florida based artist. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ringling College of Art and Design in Florida, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Hunter College in New York. After graduate school, Sturhahn continued to live and work in the thriving art community, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Sturhahn’s work has been widely exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States. Highlights include solo projects in New York at Ann Street Gallery, Skylight Gallery, Saratoga Arts Center, and Times Square Gallery; and in Florida at Melvin Art Gallery. Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions at the Boca Raton Museum of Art; The Space/Fardom Gallery, Long Island City; Hudson Guild, New York; Garbageman Astronaut Space, Portland; Skylight Gallery, Keene Valley; Artists Space, New York; and Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, among others. She has also been featured at international art fairs including Scope in New York and Grendel Miami during Art Basel. Her artwork may be found in private collections throughout the United States. Recently, Sturhahn was honored to be a Visiting Artist and Lecturer at Ringling College of Art and Design in Florida, and an Artist-in-Residence and grant recipient at both the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT), and Salem Art Works (Salem, NY). Sturhahn is currently Assistant Professor of Art and Foundations Program Director at Florida Southern College.</span></p> Thu, 02 May 2013 02:03:51 +0000 Ronny Quevedo - carol jazzar contemporary art - May 17th, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Carol Jazzar is pleased to present <em>ULAMA, ULE, OLÉ</em>, an exhibition of recent works by Ronny Quevedo that de-construct the spaces in which sports are played. This will be Quevedo’s first solo exhibit at the gallery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This series of works depicts playing fields and sport arenas devoid of players and fans, in order to consider these specialized spaces as territories, in which actions are limited by precise measurements, guidelines and rules. Quevedo notes: “As a consensual space for play, I consider the movements and actions within these environments as a metaphor for an insistence on survival and constant adaptation.”</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Quevedo composes his works using unorthodox materials, ranging from the banal (shoe polish, candy wrappers, potato chip bags, photocopies) to the sublime (gold leaf). Contact papers simulate the wood grain veneers of basketball courts, a field of hexagons repeats a soccer ball into infinity. The density of shoe polish becomes a surrogate for printer’s ink. The aerial vantage points in many of the pieces suggest the dispassionate viewpoint of a cartographer.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Quevedo’s previous works are rich with vernacular material, popular culture artifacts extracted from their original contexts, and invited into a dialogue with history.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ronny Quevedo, born in Ecuador and based in The Bronx, NY, is currently a resident at the Core Residency Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He received his MFA from the Yale School of Art and BFA from The Cooper Union. He has participated in residencies at the Lower East Side Printshop (New York), The Bronx Museum of the Arts and Aljira Contemporary Art Center (Newark). He has exhibited at the Islip Art Museum (New York); El Museo del Barrio; The Bronx River Art Center; Saltworks Gallery (Atlanta); and The Bronx Museum of the Arts.</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 16:49:08 +0000 Shinique Smith - David Castillo - May 17th, 2013 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">David Castillo Gallery is proud to present Kaleidoscopic, a solo exhibition of new painting and sculpture by Shinique Smith. <br /> <br /> Smith weaves memory and potentiality into forms that shimmer between safety net and open sky; private and public narrative; the smoothness of solace and the terror of sublimity. Like the spider, Smith sees multiple dimensions at once. The artist's swaddles of suspended clothing are both intimate cells and self-sufficient worlds tethered to individual experience. Smith's mixed media paintings are material-semiotic objects that thrive on the agency of reconstitution, the sweep of a maypole, and the guttural kiss of graffiti.<br /><br /> In Archaeologies of the Future, Fredric Jameson identifies the utopian imagination in the age of postmodernity and late capitalism by a shift from what can be wished for to the formal properties of the act of wishing. Likewise, Smith's mandalic hybrids investigate the inscription of mythology onto material culture, including the body, calligraphy, fabric, rope, ribbon, paint, and found objects.<br /><br /> Smith re-imagines the exclamation of squid ink into water or the underground language of American quilts as if to quell the contradiction between closed systems of mythology and open systems of history described by Claude Levi-Strauss. The referent of Smith's Chimera's Breath is thrillingly metaphorical and material.       The archive, according to Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, is an act of encounter rather than a site of remembrance. Kaleidoscopic is likewise infinitely experiential. The artist's instantiation of quotidian materials, painterly sensibilities, and space excavate a sacred geometry-- connecting all possible points of existence. Smith rewrites David Castillo Gallery like a chambered nautilus, both logarithmic and graceful beyond reason. Every artwork is an antechamber to an affective plane, a zone of sacrifice between anchorage and imminence.   Shinique Smith was born in Baltimore, MD and lives and works in Hudson, NY. Smith earned her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Upcoming in 2013, Shinique Smith has been commissioned by New York's MTA Arts for Transit to create a permanent public work at the new Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot in Harlem. Also upcoming is a solo exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (October 2014 to March 2015), curated by Jen Mergel. Recent solo exhibitions include Los Angeles County Museum of Art in collaboration with the Charles White Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA; Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA; Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL; the Studio Museum in Harlem, and others. The artist is currently included in Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami's "Pivot Points: 15 Years &amp; Counting- MOCA's 15th Anniversary Collection," through May 19, 2013. Recent group shows include 30 Americans, which originated at the Rubell Family Collection, Miami; as well as exhibitions at The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; North Carolina Museum of Art; Bronx Museum; Brooklyn Museum; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; The New Museum, New York, NY, among others. Smith's works are in the permanent collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; The Brooklyn Museum of Art; The Denver Art Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Margulies Collection, Miami; Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore; The Studio Museum in Harlem, among others. She is a past fellow of the Skowhegan School of Painting &amp; Sculpture, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and many others.   </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Shinique Smith in Conversation with Bonnie Clearwater,  Executive Director &amp; Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art North MiamiQ &amp; A to followThursday, May 16, 7 pm   </p> Sat, 04 May 2013 14:24:22 +0000 Justin H.Long - Emerson Dorsch - May 17th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Emerson Dorsch is pleased to present <i>Mantucket</i> by Justin H. Long in the Project Room. On view will be a new series of work constructed from stretched Brooks Brothers shirts and a new video that satirically analyzes the artist’s relationship to yacht culture. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Justin H. Long hyperbolizes aspects of his actual sailing practice to create a narrative outside of himself, causing his artistic practice to become performative. He positions himself as an artist as well as a tastemaker within the “prep” lifestyle. In recent works, Long presented items of his collection of sailing paraphernalia in the manner of history museums. An almost unobtainable, gifted Commodore's neck tie was presented under a vitrine next to a perhaps more illusive Mount Gay cap. Illustrating the thesis of <i>Mantucket</i>, Long considers “the Pomp vs. Prep, Yale vs. Princeton, heritage vs. inheritance, gingham vs. tattersall, bespoke dress, ivy league liberal arts educated, fluent in languages and well travelled, balancing the King’s game with the King’s disease, seersucker and madras, is a Tom Collins with gin or vodka, and how to tie a proper knot on a pair of top siders.” </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For <i>Mantucket</i>, Long will present small-scaled intimate offerings in the form of stretched Brooks Brothers shirts that result as minimal altered ready-mades that highlight the brand’s rich tradition and cultural iconography. The pieces have a moiré quality, embellished with the artist’s hand stitched monogram, reappropriating the aesthetic as his own. In addition, Long will project <i>Bouge Cruise</i>, a new video piece that adds further narrative to the project by investigating and embracing a bourgeoisie tradition specific to yacht culture.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Justin H. Long received his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and his BFA from Florida International University. In 2010, Long participated in a residency at Fonderie Darling in Montreal and has recently exhibited in New York, Copenhagen, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Miami. His comedic video,<i> In Search of Miercoles</i>, won the Optic Nerve XII competition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, where it is part of the permanent collection. Long lives and works in Miami, FL.</p> Sun, 12 May 2013 09:17:41 +0000 Kris Chatterson, Ryan Roa, April Street, Robert Thiele, Odalis Valdivieso, Dave Hardy - Emerson Dorsch - May 17th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Emerson Dorsch is pleased to present <i>Object implied</i>, a group exhibition of artists <b>Kris Chatterson</b>, <b>Dave Hardy</b>, <b>Ryan Roa</b>, <b>April Street</b>, <b>Robert Thiele</b>, and <b>Odalis Valdivieso</b>. On view will be works in painting, sculpture, mixed-media, and site-specific installation. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition results from an intuitive selection process that favored works and systems characterized by effortlessness in terms of approach, materials, resolution, or position. The exhibition presents the respective systems, proposing to view the work beyond what is visually present and to question their potential as things that allude to ideas, narratives, or physical weights. In the run up to the exhibition a series of online chats with selected artists will be posted on the exhibition’s page on the gallery’s website in real time.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The paintings of Kris Chatterson combine traditional abstract painting with an awareness of the brushstroke, applied through printed transfers of marks made on his computer or smartphone, which serve as processors in the image-making. Odalis Valdivieso’s abstract watercolors result from an immediate labor, presenting formal aesthetics with a strong intent of demystifying the art-object. On the other hand, Robert Thiele utilizes material and opacity to embed an unsure sense of content or meaning, through wall mounted constructs incorporating blurred transparent elements that both reveal and distort the images within. In the case of another sculptor, Dave Hardy, sculptures are composed primarily of wood, foam, and glass. These common materials come together to create various forms, shifting between visual weights. Ryan Roa’s site-specific <i>Space Drawings</i> also occupy volume, with wireframes created with easily obtainable bungee cords and hardware, graphically alluding to arbitrary planes within the gallery space. Conversely, April Street’s <i>Rope Paintings </i>begin as paintings but are braided into seemingly functional objects, capped with bronze to keep them from unraveling, retracting them back into art-objects.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>Kris Chatterson</b> lives and works in Brooklyn. He received an MFA from Claremont Graduate University in 2004. He has had solo exhibitions at Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, and Western Project in Los Angeles. Select group exhibitions include <i>Pour</i> at Leslie Heller Workspace and Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York, and Schmidt Center Gallery, Boca Raton; <i>Pieced Together,</i> HKJB, Brooklyn; <i>Power to the People, </i>Feature Inc., New York; and <i>Keep Feeling (Fascination): New Abstract Painting in LA,</i> Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>Dave Hardy</b> lives and works in Brooklyn. He received a BA from Brown University and an MFA from the Yale School of Art; and is an alumnus of The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Recent group exhibitions include <i>Make It Now</i>, Sculpture Center, New York, <i>Un balance</i>, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, and <i>Greater New York 2005</i>, at MoMA PS1, New York. Hardy has had solo exhibitions at Art in General, 92Y Tribeca, and La Mama Galleria in New York, as well as Southern Exposure in San Francisco. Hardy received a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2011, and has an upcoming solo exhibition at Regina Rex, Queens, in September 2013. He lives in Brooklyn.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>Ryan Roa</b> lives and works in Brooklyn. He received a BFA from SUNY New Paltz and an MFA from Hunter College. He has exhibited internationally at institutions that include the Bronx Museum, Queens Museum of Art, Jersey City Museum, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, El Museo del Barrio, and Socrates Sculpture Park. He has participated in residency programs at the Bronx Museum, Gallery Aferro, Pace University, and The Fountainhead Residency. Roa is a founding member of the BroLab Collective.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>April Street</b> lives and works in Los Angeles. She studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and traditional bronze casting in central Italy. She received an NEA Project Grant for her video collaboration <i>Imaging Appalachia</i>. Street recently had a solo exhibition at Rosamund Felsen Gallery in Santa Monica, and was chosen last year by Julie Joyce, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art for <i>Baker's Dozen IV</i> exhibition at the Torrance Art Museum.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>Robert Thiele</b> divides his time between Miami, FL and Brooklyn, NY, maintaining a studio in both cities. He participated in the Whitney Biennial and has had numerous solo exhibitions, including several in public institutions. Among these are the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina and the Miami Art Museum. The distinguished critics and curators who have written essays on his work include Peter Frank, Mark Ormond, Carter Ratcliff, and Robert J. Sindelir. Thiele currently has a major solo exhibition on view at Tammen &amp; Partner Galerie, Berlin. Thiele is represented by Emerson Dorsch.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>Odalis Valdivieso</b> was born in Caracas, Venezuela and lives and works in Miami, FL. Her work is currently on view in <i>New Work Miami 2013</i> at the Miami Art Museum. Recent exhibitions include <i>Practices Remain</i>, Regina Rex, NY, <i>Paper Folding</i>, Dimensions Variable, Miami, <i>SET</i>, Bridge Red, North Miami, <i>New Work Miami 2010</i>, Miami Art Museum, Miami, <i>Urban Interventions</i>, Contemporary Art Museum, Rosario, <i>Talking Heads</i>, Girls Club, Fort Lauderdale, and Fragile Global Performance Chain Journey, Florence. Valdivieso has previously exhibited at Emerson Dorsch in <i>Noise Field</i>, a group exhibition curated by Catherine Hollingsworth.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> Mon, 20 May 2013 11:07:02 +0000 - Armory Art Center WPB - May 18th, 2013 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>An annual event, this show features work produced by the graduating seniors of the Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Exhibition organized by the Dreyfoos High School of the Arts.</p> Sat, 04 May 2013 14:12:00 +0000 Mike Diana - BFI - May 22nd, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">In 1994, underground cartoonist, filmmaker, amateur publisher and First Amendment champion Mike Diana became the first artist ever to receive a criminal conviction for obscenity for artwork in the United States.<br /> <br /> When Mike Diana was 9 years-old, his family moved from Geneva, New York to Largo, Florida. He began to draw constantly, becoming a fan of underground comics as a teen. Soon after graduating high school, he began printing his own comics, including the series, Boiled Angel, which grew to 300 subscribers mostly in cities outside of of Florida. This is a true feat, considering that this was a time before online social media. In 1991, a copy ended up in the hands of a California law enforcement officer who falsely linked Diana with the then unsolved Gainesville student murders. The FBI was alerted, Diana was investigated but Diana was ultimately cleared of all involvement. However, the hysterics continued. <br /> <br /> Diana’s zines cover taboo subjects and are raw as his black line drawings are thick. Graphic depictions of sex, violence and caricature of church scandals are on every page. It is a gory and ruthless read. Diana was taken to trial by the state of Florida in 1994 and found guilty of obscenity on all counts of publishing, distributing, and advertising his artwork. As a result he was jailed for four days, was mandated to serve more than 1,200 hours of community service and was ordered to ‘stay away from minors.’ Additionally, Diana was forced by the court not to draw, even for personal use, as part of a stern set of his three-year probation conditions. It was a grotesque and crushing conviction.<br /> <br /> The trial judge found the work "patently offensive" and stated, "The evident goal of the appellant's publication is to portray shocking and graphic pictures of sexual conduct so it will be noticed. If the message is about victimization and that horrible things are happening in our society, as the appellant alleges, the appellant SHOULD HAVE created a vehicle to send his message that was not obscene." His final attempt at appeal was denied when the ACLU and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund petitioned the Supreme Court. The court would not read the case. Diana continued his probation after his move to New York in 1996, where he has lived ever since.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Diana's work has been influential throughout the underground comix community. His use of hardcore imagery serves to magnify and pinpoint the hypocrisies infused in contemporary life as well as the institutions that feed into it. His form of confrontational satire calls upon the viewer to read between the lines, to become acquainted with Diana's distinctive iconography and to find within it both humor and very pointed commentary. As much as one can read Diana’s art work as purient and foul none can deny its artistic merit. <br /> <br /> Diana's first exhibition Mike Diana: Miami or Bust at #BogusFloridaIncident will include drawings and paintings as well as works by other artists inspired by his output. This exhibition, coincides with Miami Art Museum’s NWM2013/the end event, “Convicted for Comics: A Talk with Underground Cartoonist Mike Diana.”</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 11:01:09 +0000 - CIFO (Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation) - May 24th, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sun, 19 May 2013 05:03:26 +0000