ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Jacek Kolasinski, Roberto Rovira, Orlando Garcia - The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum - September 10th - October 19th <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Stadtluft Macht</em>&nbsp;<em>Frei</em>&nbsp;is a German medieval dictum describing a principal of law that offered freedom and land to settlers who took up urban residence for more than "a year and a day." Broadly speaking, this principle allowed the rising burgher class to seek self-governance and economic autonomy. This collaborative multimedia inquiry brings together voices of three discrete academic disciplines&mdash;visual arts, printmaking and music&mdash;to offer a unique artistic interpretation of this complex historic process.</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:36:52 +0000 Marisa TellerĂ­a - The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum - September 10th - September 10th <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Still</em>&nbsp;presents a series of new works of various scales, from expansive installations to small stand-alone objects. The large works made up of countless small, layered gestures envelop the viewer, while intimate smaller works, equally elaborate and layered, suggest a larger psychological space. Teller&iacute;a constructs a contemplative and meditative space that allows for introspection and reverie.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:34:28 +0000 - The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum - September 10th - October 19th <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition explores the experiences of individuals who have been connected directly with or associated with Guant&aacute;namo through art. Artwork in&nbsp;<em>Kept At Bay</em>&nbsp;speaks for thousands of diverse individuals who have lived in or have been influenced by Guant&aacute;namo. American military personnel and their families, Haitian refugees, Cuban refugees, and post 9/11 detainees are among those who have had associations with Guant&aacute;namo.&nbsp;<em>Kept At Bay</em>&nbsp;was curated by students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Museum Studies at Florida International University under the direction of professor Melissa Diaz in association with the Guant&aacute;namo Public Memory Project.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:32:38 +0000 - Museum of HistoryMiami - October 10th - January 18th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Fifty years ago The Beatles came to America. On Friday, February 7, 1964, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr arrived from the U.K. and stepped onto American soil for the first time as a band. After an appearance in New York City, on Sunday, February 16, 1964, The Beatles flew to Miami Beach. They made their second television appearance on&nbsp;<em>The Ed Sullivan Show</em>, which this time was broadcast live from the Napoleon Ballroom of the Deauville Hotel in Miami Beach. Ed Sullivan introduced them to a captivated American audience of more than 73 million viewers&mdash;at the time a television record.&nbsp; And just like that Beatlemania was launched!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Ladies &amp; Gentlemen&hellip; The Beatles!,</em>&nbsp;a traveling exhibition curated by The GRAMMY Museum&reg; at L.A. LIVE and Fab Four Exhibits examines the musical and cultural significance of The Beatles&rsquo; arrival on the U.S. and American culture. The exhibition covers the period from early 1964 through mid-1966&mdash;the years Beatlemania ran rampant in America. During this time the band affected nearly every aspect of pop culture, including fashion, art, advertising, media, and, of course, music. On display are more than 400 items from private collectors and The GRAMMY Museum&reg; including memorabilia, records, rare photographs, tour artifacts, video footage, as well as correspondence, instruments, interactive displays, and an oral history booth in which visitors can leave their own impressions of The Beatles.</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:30:12 +0000 Santiago Rubino - Spinello Projects - August 23rd - October 4th <p style="text-align: justify;">Spinello Projects presents The Doors of Perception, a solo exhibition from Santiago Rubino.<br />&nbsp;<br />The delicate borders between the dream and the &ldquo;real&rdquo;, a fascination with the visual luxuries of Ancient mythology, and the exploration of the inherent beauty within the physical and metaphysical sciences are all at work for Miami-based artist Santiago Rubino. His painstaking draftsmanship and razor-edged precision in executing geometric perspective and line contribute to the timeless quality of his figurative scenarios.<br />&nbsp;<br />A pure, intuitive drive coupled with a seductively dangerous, urban streak is the core factor of Rubino&rsquo;s work, rooted in principles oscillating between Renaissance cartooning, Classical landscapes, postmodern graffiti, and Futurist character animation.<br />&nbsp;<br />For his latest solo exhibition with Spinello Projects, Rubino continues a series of hyper-figurative drawings that have been constantly evolving in his studio over a three-year period. This selection of work addresses both literal and implied elements of Aldous Huxley&rsquo;s groundbreaking, experimental book The Doors of Perception (1954). Recounting an afternoon trip on mescaline, Huxley detailed visions of which, he proposed, would have been impossible to manifest under &lsquo;nominal&rsquo; conditions. Not so ironically, Huxley titled his work after a quote from William Blake&rsquo;s poem &ldquo;The Marriage of Heaven and Hell&rdquo;:<br />&nbsp;<br /><em>If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things through narrow chinks of his cavern.</em><br />&nbsp;<br />Rubino&rsquo;s fine drawings reflect the variances of human consciousness and vision, often with surreal or half-realized dreams and elements posited in space. Intense black and white gradients in his characters&rsquo; costuming are offset by the gentle tones of the surrounding landscapes. Any definitive narrative is elusive to Rubino, but there are leanings of situations ranging from science fiction (such as The Birth of Athena) to Victorian Steampunk, from fearsome religious reckonings (Triptych) to sheer lucid dreaming. In all, Rubino&rsquo;s painstaking, ambitious technique is laid bare as a rare, tangible experience for an audience tuned daily to digitized, intangible aesthetics.<br />&nbsp;</p> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:39:28 +0000 Miguel Rodriguez Sepulveda - Locust Projects - September 13th - October 11th <p style="text-align: justify;">Locust Projects is pleased to present&nbsp;<em>Emerg&iacute;a Miami</em>, the United States premiere of an ongoing project by Mexico City-based artist Miguel Rodr&iacute;guez Sep&uacute;lveda. For the project, which has been presented in Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Bogota, Caracas and Sao Paolo, the artist searches for clues to a shared cultural experience in each city. He conducts field research to identify symbols that hold a particular potency in the minds of residents from political figures to pop icons to pre-Columbian graphics. These symbols play a central role in the project: they are painted on participants&rsquo; backs with watercolor paste, and then washed away with sweat as the wearer exerts continued physical activity. Rendered liquid by the wearer&rsquo;s perspiration, the image is then transferred as a monoprint onto cotton paper. These prints, along with photographs and videos from previous iterations, will be included in the exhibition. For the first time, Sep&uacute;lveda will be the sole performer in his project, at once identifying, adopting, transforming and realizing the symbols he identifies in his investigation of the collective Latin American imagination.&nbsp;<em>Emerg&iacute;a</em>&nbsp;is especially relevant in Miami, a city that many people from South and Central America have chosen to call home.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">ABOUT MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ SEP&Uacute;LVEDA</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Born in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico in 1971, Miguel Rodr&iacute;guez Sep&uacute;lveda studied architecture and photography in Monterrey, where he began his artistic career. His work has been exhibited internationally at Museo Experimental EL ECO and Museo Tamayo in Mexico City, White Box in New York, and venues in Buenos Aires, Havana, La Paz, Quito, and Paris.</p> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:22:05 +0000 Amanda Keeley, Sarah Crowner, Sari Carel - Locust Projects - September 13th - October 11th <p style="text-align: justify;">Locust Projects is pleased to present&nbsp;<em>Sunday in the Park</em>, New York-based artist Sarah Crowner&rsquo;s first exhibition in Miami. Crowner is known for her abstract paintings, which she creates by sewing together panels of raw and painted canvas. In the main exhibition space, Crowner will create her largest work to date a playfully immersive installation that doubles as a theatrical stage. Hung with colorful voile curtains and painted backdrops alluding to park-like landscapes, the installation takes its cues from stage design. While the title refers to a fictional work of theater, Crowner&rsquo;s work focuses on the material aspects of stagecraft rather than performance itself.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The installation builds on Crowner&rsquo;s tendency to incorporate aspects of 20th century design history into her work. For Sunday in the Park, she mines the midcentury French journal&nbsp;<em>Art Enfantin</em>, with its contributions by Jean Dubuffet and Jean Cocteau, for graphic imagery, which in turn inspired the design of her poster (doubling as a playbill), painted stage and backdrops. Facsimile copies of issues of&nbsp;<em>Art Enfantin</em>will be available for review during the exhibition.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Crowner has assembled a group of collaborators who will contribute to the theatricality of the installation, including a group of children who will paint the floor of the stage. Brooklyn-based multimedia artist Sari Carel will create a surround sound collage that will occupy center stage in place of actors, and artist Amanda Keeley will collaborate on a set of experimental prints akin to playbills. Keeley&rsquo;s new pop-up artist&rsquo;s book store EXILE Books will set up shop in Locust Projects&rsquo; storefront for the duration of the exhibition. The Peter London Global Dance Company will perform a site-responsive piece on October 9 at a closing reception.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">ABOUT THE ARTISTS</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sarah Crowner (b. 1974, Philadelphia) currently lives and works in New York City. Selected exhibitions include Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Nicelle Beauchene Gallery; Catherine Bastide, Brussels, and Whitney Museum of Art, New York. She has also created sets and back-drops for an interpretation of a Robert Ashley opera, Vidas Perfectas, directed by Alex Waterman, which traveled to The Serpentine Gallery in London in 2012 and Ballroom Marfa in 2014, among other venues.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sari Carel (b.1975, Israel) is a multidisciplinary artist based in New York. She works primarily with video and sound, focusing on theinterplay between the visual and the auditory. Carel&rsquo;s work has been exhibited internationally in venues such as Artists Space, Dumbo Arts Festival, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, and Gavin Brown&rsquo;s Enterprise in New York; LAX Art and Young Projects in Los Angeles; and Tavi Dresdner, Contemporary by Golconda, and the Heder Gallery in Tel Aviv.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Amanda Keeley (b.1973, Connecticut) is a Miami-based visual artist who will premier her project EXILE Books at Locust Projects. Keeley has partnered with Printed Matter, Inc., to create a mobile artist's bookstore installation, which will migrate throughout several locations in Miami and will feature a large selection of local and international artist's books and related publications. The mission of EXILE books is to educate the public about print culture and to serve as a platform for exchange, grounded in the spirit of collaboration. Keeley recently completed her Artist-in-Residence at Kala Art Institute in California, was the recipient of the 2013 Blackburn Printmaking SIP fellowship, and has exhibited in galleries and art fairs worldwide.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Peter London Global Dance Company is currently in residence at Little Haiti Cultural Center. A native of the Republic of Trinidad &amp; Tobago, Peter London is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Peter London Global Dance Company. Regarded by the Miami Herald as &ldquo;a revered and beloved dance teacher,&rdquo; London is an honors graduate of The Julliard School and serves as a professor of dance at Miami-Dade College / New World School of the Arts. He is also an active mentor to some of the biggest stars in professional dance such as principal dancer Jamar Roberts of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Lloyd Knight and Mariya Dashkina Maddux of the historic Martha Graham Dance Company, and La Michael Leonard of New York City&rsquo;s Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company.</p> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:18:37 +0000 Benny Merris - Gallery Diet - September 12th - October 11th <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">Gallery Diet is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new work by Benny Merris. The exhibition is a continuation of Merris&rsquo; performative photographs begun in 2012 while on residence at the Banff Centre. This is Merris&rsquo; first exhibition in Miami, the show will be accompanied by a large scale outdoor wall painting.</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;"><em>Benny Merris is painting in the noosphere. If you&rsquo;re wondering just what the noosphere is, it&rsquo;s defined as that part of the biosphere that is affected by human thought, activity, culture, and knowledge. Nature and culture not only intersect here, they move together symbiotically. Merris imbues his artwork with similar energy. His references are visual as well as process-oriented, and his paintings, prints, and drawings manifest these interests in the way he considers color, light, and materiality in his work.</em></p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;"><em>During a residency at the Banff Centre in 2012, Merris produced a pivotal series of works in which he photographed his painted forearm reaching into dramatic landscapes where he recorded sensual and mimetic scenarios: the images approach abstraction as a way to engage with and make sense of the world.</em></p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;"><em>Merris&rsquo; sensibility is as organic and fluid as it is rigorous, as filled with wonder as it is informed by a sense of scientific reason, and it consistently navigates between such positions, seeing them not as oppositional, but naturally and intimately connected.</em></p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;"><em>(excerpts from an unpublished essay, Dean Daderko, 2014)</em></p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">This will be Merris&rsquo; first solo exhibition at Gallery Diet. Other solo exhibitions include Jeff Bailey Gallery, NY; Kunsthal, Rotterdam; ltd, Los Angeles; Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam; Societ&eacute;, Berlin; and The Project Room, Glasgow.&nbsp;Merris received a BA from the University of Massachusetts, Boston in 2002 and an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland in 2007. Merris lives and works in Brooklyn.</p> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:09:33 +0000 Juan Carlos Zaldivar - BFI - September 19th - November 7th <p style="text-align: justify;">BFI presents artist Juan Carlos Zaldivar.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Without a projector or an electronic display, is video just electricity and light?<br /><br /><br />Is video a reflection of the way human beings are dependent on their bodies to manifest their constructs of identity?&nbsp;<br /><br /><br />Does form have inherent meaning? Or does meaning create form?<br /><br /><br />And have new technologies and scientific theories affected the early definitions of film language, which state that, though images may have inherent meaning, their juxtaposition creates new meanings and contexts for their readings?</em><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Miami-based filmmaker and artist Juan Carlos Zaldivar presents Web Bodies, the latest installment of his transmedia project SHIFTING NATURE. The exhibition at the BFI will be composed primarily of video, light and an interactive website. These new works will allow participants to shift their interpretations of images and shapes in space as they interact with their bodies and senses in various ways.&nbsp;<br /><br />SHIFTING NATURE has been Zalidivar's ongoing project involving many components. When fully completed SHIFTING NATURE will be a unique web platform featuring two short films &ldquo;SHIFT&rdquo;(2013) and &ldquo;ALTERATIONS&rdquo; (currently in post-production) and will include documentation of a series of art projects produced over the last four years, which include additional films, sculpture, painting, 3D sound, installation and web-based interactions.<br /><br />Zaldivar&rsquo;s installation for BFI will open during Downtown Art Days and will stay on view through October 2014.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:50:08 +0000 - Bakehouse Art Complex - September 16th 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; font-weight: normal;"><strong><img style="float: right; margin: 10px;" src="" alt="AWC23" width="300" />Subject: Financial Planning for Artists<br />Speaker: Zak Mann<br /></strong>National Planning Corporation</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Tickets $10 at the door (scholarships available)<br />Please pre-register at</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">&nbsp;Schedule:<br />6:30-7:00, Registration<br />7:00-8:00, Seminar<br />8:00-9:00, Q&amp;A Social Hour</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; font-weight: normal;">Hashtag #ArtWorkCon</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;Art/Work Connections is a monthly series of seminars presented by Life Is Art featuring business professionals speaking on a variety of topics vital to the success of working artists. This month we are covering financial planning for artists. Because an artist&rsquo;s income is not stable, it is important to manage money properly, in order to be able to keep up on bills and not be left out in the heat when sales are slow. We will break this down and make it easy for everyone!</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; font-weight: normal;"><strong>About Zak Mann<br /></strong>Zak Mann is a financial representative at National Planning Corporation. With over ten years of experience in the industry, Zak&rsquo;s practice focuses on income and asset protection for physicians, young professionals and multigenerational businesses. He lectures to resident programs throughout South Florida on the importance of early planning. In 2013 Zak was the top agent for his agency in Disability Insurance premiums. Born and raised here in Miami, Zak is very involved in the community and is the current president of the Coral Gables Museum&rsquo;s Young Associates, on the board of Mt Sinai Hospital&rsquo;s foundation, a Miami Children&rsquo;s Hospital Young Ambassador, and a founding executive committee member of the American Heart association Pulse.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; font-weight: normal;"><strong>About Bakehouse Art Complex<br /></strong>Since its inception, the Bakehouse Art Complex (BAC) has served as a creative incubator for more than a thousand emerging and mid-career artists. The Bakehouse offers more than just studio space. This dynamic artistic community is home to dozens of artists working side-by-side in every media imaginable in an environment where they share in each other&rsquo;s creative processes and inspire, encourage and motivate one another. The Bakehouse is also the perfect place to enjoy contemporary art in the making year-round, featuring 65 working artist studios, two galleries with monthly exhibition openings, classes, and working facilities, such as a fully functional print room, dark room, a woodworking area, welding room and ceramic kilns for artist use.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><strong>About the Art/Work Connections Program<br /></strong>The Art/Work Connections program is a monthly series of business seminars held at galleries and art spaces around South Florida targeted at artists and those working in the arts. Everyone is welcome and can benefit from them. Business professionals are brought in to cover a wide variety of topics including health care, financial planning, contract negotiation, copyright law, portfolio development, social media, marketing and much more.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><strong>About Life Is Art, Inc.<br /></strong>Life Is Art is a Florida-based 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to creating positive change in the community with the arts and culture through events and education. We give South Florida artists and civic leaders the tools to thrive and grow, while enhancing the lives of those living in our area.</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:23:51 +0000