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Carol Jazzar Gallery is please d to present Byways\, a solo exhibition by Miami artist Ro bert Huff. This will be Huff's second exhibition at the gallery an d will feature a series of large paintings and a sculptural work.

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Robert Huff's elegant abstract landscapes are created with building materials and references to architecture and man-make structures. The surfaces of the constructions are oriented strand board (O BS) that has been covered with multiple layers of heavy acrylic paint which is then carefully sanded and stripped to reveal subtle colors\, textures a nd patterns. Flat coal black chalkboard paint areas make a stark contrast t o this organic surface and provide another surface for Huff's delicate draw ing. Along with the paintings\, a small bronze sculpture will also be prese nted. 

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These works are inspired by Hu ff's time in the Appalachian Mountains and his exploration of the coal regi ons of southwestern Virginia\, West Virginia and eastern Kentucky.  In this landscape the drama of the environmental battle is sobering. Coal companie s are digging deep into mountains with slight regard for human life. Their practice of mountain top removal literally decapitates mountain ranges and effectively destroys the majesty of the ancient mountains\, forests\, strea ms\, wildlife habitat\, and entire communities.  

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Robert Huff is a longtime Miami resident. Fishing throughout t he keys and the Everglades has given him a great appreciation of South Flor ida's delicate and beautiful landscape. Now spending part of the year in th e coalmining region of the southern Appalachians\, he has developed a fasci nation with that fragile environment.

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Huff's work has been exhibited at various instutions including the Lowe Mu seum\, Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art\, MOCA North Miami and the Bass Museum. He has had numerous public commisions and his work is included in private and public collections such as Delta Airlines\, Miami-Dade and Broward Art in Public Places\, Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art and the Ringling Museum of Art.

DTEND:20121209 DTSTAMP:20140420T093941 DTSTART:20121026 GEO:25.8584257;-80.1997967 LOCATION:carol jazzar contemporary art\,158 NW 91 st. \nMiami\, FL 33150 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:BYWAYS \, Robert Huff UID:240811 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20121026T230000 DTSTAMP:20140420T093941 DTSTART:20121026T190000 GEO:25.8584257;-80.1997967 LOCATION:carol jazzar contemporary art\,158 NW 91 st. \nMiami\, FL 33150 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:BYWAYS \, Robert Huff UID:240812 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR