ArtSlant - Closing soon en-us 40 - The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum - April 24th, 2013 - April 25th, 2013 <p><img src="" /></p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:56:51 +0000 Jane Manus - Armory Art Center WPB - December 1st, 2012 - April 26th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Jane Manus shares a vision to create new and dynamic spaces with abstract, yet solid form. The exhibition at the Armory art Center will feature six of her large-scale works placed, as they are meant to be seen, in the outdoor sculpture garden. Though concrete and heavy in themselves, Manus's sculptures are artfully connected planes of line and geometric shape, joined as to invoke a complex, shifting array of transparent spaces and paradoxically unsubstantial solid forms. Her work actively engages her audience, as the shapes and spaces form and reform as the viewer moves closer to them, further away and around them. While seemingly at odds with their setting, Manus's sculptures are meant to be seen in the ever changing conditions of nature. her work forms a relationship with the play of shadow and the passage of time.</p> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 03:16:08 +0000 Patricia Gonzalez-Osorio - Deering Estate at Cutler - March 15th, 2013 - April 26th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">View special access, interior and exterior photographic images from Charles Deering’s former Spanish, historic properties, Palau Maricel de Tierra and Castillo Tamarit. Exhibit will be on display March 15 - April 26, 2013.</p> Sat, 23 Mar 2013 06:57:42 +0000 Nina Dotti - Dot Fiftyone Gallery - March 14th, 2013 - April 30th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Nina Dotti (B.1968) is a Venezuelan artist who lives and works in Miami, Florida. She has a Bachelor’s in Museum Studies and Art History from Jose Maria Vargas University in Caracas. Dotti also specialized in photography at Roberto Mata School and went to the Art Student League of NY for sculpture and drawing. Galerie 13 Jeanette Mariani in Paris has represented her since 2006. Exhibitions include Paris, New York, Miami, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Berlin, Basel, and Shanghai among others. Her main focus is performance, installation, video and photography.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Nina’s inspiration derives from social clichés attached to women and female behavior in general. Defined as a new media contemporary artist and a “pluralized woman” by French critic Frederic Charles Baitinger, Nina attempts to evoke through her work, women’s role in the XXI century.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">“Tipping Point” is her fourth solo show. This body of work is made up of photographs, sculptural objects and fixtures of golden tones that attempt to convey a statement on the balance between being, feeling, thinking and doing that we all desire to achieve.</p> <p></p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:39:27 +0000 Pucho - Primary - February 1st, 2013 - April 30th, 2013 <p>Over the course of a year ( 2010 &ndash; 2011 ), a founding member of PRIMARY &amp; the notorious Miami mark maker &ldquo;PUCHO&rdquo; had the pleasure of traveling together weekly from Miami to Ft. Lauderdale. On average, their 35 minute commute consisted of dialogues where the state of Miami graffiti and street art was a topic in question. Somewhere in these undocumented, private communications, a bond was developed &amp; a common foundation was established . . . A passion for vandalism.</p> <p>Both having grown weary of the mural movement that had long been appropriated by the surrounding business communities and luxury brands, the conversation soon found itself on darker grounds. Here you were guaranteed to find that a small action has the strength to summon a massive response, simply by leaving one&rsquo;s mark on another man&rsquo;s property. A treasured way loved by few and hated by many.</p> <p>You could argue that this project is not truly an act of vandalism. Good for you. No one cares.</p> <p>At the end of the day this is not an attempt at convincing the public to consider this project a work of art. This is a project that is recognizing a bold response to living every day. This &ldquo;act&rdquo; is a conversation being had between an elite group whilst delivering a general message to the illiterate masses and executed by &ldquo;us&rdquo; in celebration of one man&rsquo;s dedication to fucking shit up.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 07 Feb 2015 19:09:12 +0000 Karen Estrada - The Americas Collection - April 5th, 2013 - April 30th, 2013 Sun, 07 Apr 2013 10:49:15 +0000 Veronica Vides - The Americas Collection - April 5th, 2013 - April 30th, 2013 Sun, 07 Apr 2013 10:53:33 +0000 Francie Bishop Good - David Castillo - April 11th, 2013 - May 4th, 2013 <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 14:16:07 +0000 David Rohn - carol jazzar contemporary art - March 22nd, 2013 - May 5th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Carol Jazzar is pleased to present Reigning Men, a solo exhibit by Miami artist David Rohn. This will be Rohn's fourth exhibition at the gallery.<br /><br /> Miami-based artist David Rohn will present a series of 12 self-portraits of male types distilled from performance. The soldier, the country guy and the money manager, among other identifiable types, are explored in the context of traditional 'male' markers such as power and dominance. For Rohn, "facial expression and body language are arguably more basic, more telling, than spoken language." He maintains that the expanded definition of femininity that began in 1960s and '70s is incomplete until an equivalent of what we consider masculine has also taken place. Some of his characterizations reveal less apparent aspects of male-ness, such as vulnerability and weakness, as they are exhibited in varied social and professional roles.<br /><br /> Rohn has inhabited many roles, some subtle, some exaggerated, many offering sly commentaries on art world characters. Most recently, he received "calls" from and conversed with viewers at Scope-NY during the Armory week and Scope-Miami during ArtBasel/Miami Beach in December 2012 as Walt Whitman, inhabiting a wood crate with fish-eye lenses revealing an elaborate 19th century still-life interior. An interest in mise-en-scéne and period costume has been a focus for Rohn, in his installations, performances, videos and still photographs exhibited previously at the gallery and elsewhere. "Using still photography to capture a moment of performance reveals what can be masked - and lost - in moving images. This continues to challenge me as much as the prospect of bringing to life invented characters, which are always an acute response to social and personal experiences."</p> Sat, 23 Mar 2013 10:05:51 +0000 Group Show - Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami (MOCA NOMI) - March 22nd, 2013 - May 5th, 2013 <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 09:41:36 +0000 Alex Katz - Adamar Fine Arts - March 9th, 2013 - May 6th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">ADAMAR FINE ARTS BRNGS TO MIAMI A HISTORIC EXHIBITION OF OVER 30 WORKS OF LEGENDARY CONTEMPORARY ARTIST ALEX KATZ<br /> <br /> We are proud to host an important exhibition of orignal works and screenprints by the ledgendary contemporay artist, Alex Katz. Alex Katz (born Brooklyn, New York, 1927) is one of the most important and respected living American artists with a career that spans over six decades. "Face to Face" brings together original paintings and prints from several decades of the over 60 years of the artist's career.<br /> <br /> Katz's bold paintings are defined by their flatness of color and form, their deceptively simple use of line and their cool but seductive emotional detachment. Using categories, such as, portraiture, land and seascape, figure studies and flowers, many of Katz's works picture an everyday America in times of leisure and recreation. A recurring subject is Katz's wife and muse Ada, whose iconic image has appeared in his work since the 1950s.<br /> <br /> Influenced as much by style, film, poetry and music as by art history, Katz works in the tradition of European and American artists like Eduard Manet, Henri Matisse and Edward Hopper. He began exhibiting in the 1950s, when Abstract Expressionism was the dominant movement in American art led by figures such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Willem de Kooning. Katz admired these artists but rather than follow in their wake, he instead developed a contemporary figurative language combining the enlarged scale of American abstract painting with the bright colors and graphic style of advertising billboards. An influential precursor to Pop Art in the 1960s, Katz has famously said, 'I wanted to make paintings you could hang up in Times Square'.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Alex Katz has exhibited widely all over the world. His work has been the subject of many major solo exhibitions and is included in the permanent collections of over 100 important museums worldwide, including The Museum of Modern Art The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in new York; The Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; The Art Institute, Chicago; The Tate Gallery, London; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo, and the Nationalgalerie, Berlin, to name a few.</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 15:09:35 +0000 Raymond Elman - Williams McCall Gallery - April 26th, 2013 - May 6th, 2013 <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> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:46:26 +0000 T. Elliot Mansa - BFI - April 26th, 2013 - May 8th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>BFI presents T. Elliot Mansa</b><br /> To celebrate the wonderful news that Miami based artist T. Elliot Mansa was accepted into the prestigious Yale painting MFA program, the BFI #BigFutureInitiative is hosting an exhibition of his newest work. <br /> <br /> Please note, this is a fundraising exhibition: All profits from every sale of Mansa's Artwork will go directly to help fund Mansa's expenses while at YALE. We want Mansa to thrive!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Mansa, born in Miami, is a product of Miami-Dade's magnet programs. Home was a very different place than school. At home in the early 80's he watched as his stepfather grappled with crack addiction. In school Mansa began to navigate the dichotomy of these two worlds. He began to use Art as a place to question these contradictions around him. Though he graduated from the esteemed New World School of the Arts, Mansa still had to avoid the ever-present temptations of gangs and drugs. Despite watching a number of his friends dabble in the drug trade, some even falling to gun violence along the way, the temptation to follow in this illicit life path for Mansa was real.<br /> <br /> After battling depression following the death of his mother, Mansa again looked to painting. He explored auto-biographical tropes in his Mother/Son series. Logically, Mansa began to explore his relationship with his father in his work. It seemed painting was becoming his saving grace. Looking at his own life Mansa saw that through Art he had been able to accomplish more than his peers around him; namely, he had managed to graduate college and avoid the label of felon, two things his siblings had been unable to achieve. <br /> <br /> As Mansa questioned the relationships between Sons and Fathers and ideas behind the worship of 'the hustler' in hip-hop's urban culture, he was able to draw closer to his brothers and father. This was a fleeting joy. Unfortunately on Easter Sunday, Mansa would lose his father to cancer as well. Mansa received his notice of acceptance to Yale the night before his father's funeral.<br /> <br /> T. Eliott Mansa will be exhibiting recent portraits that bridge the gaps between sociological and autobiographical narratives, mixed with elements from the mythologies of the West African Yoruba cosmology. The figures painted in acrylic, often of family and friends, emerge in rich details from graphite washes. These young men, brothers, uncles and father(s) of the artist, are all convicted felons. The paintings portray the subjects, often African-American men, both in urban settings and as African deities, or Orishas, using the metaphor of possession to examine the role of hero-worship in Mansa's subjects' socialization.</p> Sat, 04 May 2013 14:46:42 +0000