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Yeelen Gallery is pleased to pre sent the first U.S. exhibition of the young British artist\, Michael Sole b . 1985.

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Interested in nature and the re-evaluation of it s painterly tradition\, Sole's work explores painting as a process using hi s surrounding environment as subject matter.

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The artist states\, "the sea and the sky are fascinating to me\, especially in extreme circumstances\, storms etc. In painting I feel very strongly that energy m ust be met with energy. By this I mean big seas and powerful subject matter benefit from energetic\, physical\, and confident painting which usually i ncludes allowing the paint to have its own way. Dripping pouring\, throwing \, lifting\, shaking\, etc..add to these involuntary effects".

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Sole says he is striving to achieve a state he calls Inv oluntarylism\, a concept in which the built up knowledge in t he artist's hand is permitted to come through in an instinctive approach to the application of the materials.

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Involunta rylism is the act of allowing the paint and gravity to create the painting itself\, while subject to the artist's "puppeteering" and man ipulation of built up knowledge and past experience\, allowing the paints c haracteristics to create organic patterns\, atmosphere\, and substantiation .

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About the Artist

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S ince graduating with a BA in Fine Art from Wimbledon College of Art in 2008 \, Michael Sole has gone on to exhibit in group and solo shows across Engla nd and France. In 2009 and 2010 he was awarded "Young Artist of the Year" b y the Royal Society of Marine Artists for his work exhibited in the Mall Ga lleries\, London. In 2013 he was awarded the 'Arts Charitable Trust Award' in the Royal Society of Marine Artists annual exhibition in London.

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The exhibition will be on vi ew through November 1st\, 2014.

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Yeelen Gallery is a contemporary art space ded icated to the promotion and expression of Contemporary Urban Culture. Occup ying a 10\,000 square-foot converted industrial space in Little Haiti\, all ows the Gallery to mount exhibitions of a dynamic and ambitious nature. Yee len Gallery maintains a focus on figuration\, realism\, and symbolism.

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For additional information and ph otographic material\, please contact the gallery at info@yeelenart.com (954) 235 4758.

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In 1961 the conceptual artist Piero Manzoni rattled the art world by canning his own feces and making the m available for sale\, pricing the cans by their weight in exchange for the current value of gold. The following year\, in which the Hollywood star Ma rilyn Monroe dies\, Andy Warhol screened the image of the starlet over pain ted canvases\, including golden ones\, immortalizing Monroe and establishin g her image as one of the most recognized artworks in the world. In 1964\, the cult classic film \;Goldfinger \;was released and became one of the most iconic James Bond films ever made. The movie un ambiguously associated gold with power\, glamour but also danger. In parall el\, archeological gold was also finding its way into the culture of the ma sses: from 1961 to 1981 \;Tutankhamen Treasures \;and \;The Treasures of Tutankhamun \;toured Nort h America and the western hemisphere for the first time\, becoming some of the most attended museum exhibits to this day.

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Presented in conjunction with the Bass Museum of Art&rsquo\;s 50t h anniversary \;GOLD \;includes painting\, sculpture\, vid eo\, photography\, and installation by: \;Olga de  \;Amaral\, \;Eric Baudart\, \;Carlos Betancourt\, \;Chris Burden\,&nbs p\;James Lee Byars\,Elmgreen and Dragset\ , \;Dario Escobar\, \;Sylvie Fleury\, \;Cyprien Gaillard\, \;Patricia Herna ndez\, \;Jim Hodges\, \;Glenn Kai no\, \;Alicja Kwade\, \;Sherrie L evine\, \;Kris Martin\, \;Fernand o Mastrangelo\, \;Yucef Merhi\, \;John Miller\, \;Martin Oppel\, \;Ebony G. Patterson\, \;Todd Pavlisko\, \ ;Robin Rhode\, \;Cristina Lei Rodriguez\, \;and \;Rudolf Stingel.

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As part of the Bass Museum of Art&rsquo\;s 50th \;anniversary celebrations\, we are please d to present \;Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui\, the first solo show by this acclaimed artist to tour the United States . The exhibition highlights Anatsui&rsquo\;s recent work and features twelv e monumental metal wall and floor sculptures\, widely considered to represe nt the apex of his career to date. In addition\, a series of works on paper illuminate his artistic process\, while wooden wall reliefs reference his extensive work in other media.

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Drawin g on the artistic and aesthetic traditions of his birth country of Ghana\, his home in Nigeria and various Western art forms and movements\, Anatsui&r squo\;s work combines personal\, local and global concerns. The artist&rsqu o\;s most recent pieces are inspired by the &ldquo\;huge piles of detritus from consumption&rdquo\;\, particularly in his local environment. Anatsui a rranges for the collection of discarded aluminum bottle tops\, seals and la bels produced by local Nigerian distilleries\, which are then bent\, twiste d and pieced together to create massive\, colorful\, richly-textured hangin g works. Given liquor&rsquo\;s crucial role in the slave trade\, these monu mental pieces also reference colonial relationships between Europe\, Africa and the United States.

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As the exhibi tion travels\, each installation of Anatsui&rsquo\;s artwork will be quite different. The artist encourages museum staff to &ldquo\;sculpt&rdquo\; eac h metal piece as they install it\, and so the works are condensed\, expande d or reshaped to fit the space and sensibility of each institution. Derived from a communal process\, the beautiful metal pieces displayed as part of& nbsp\;Gravity and Grace \;transcend the artist&rsquo\;s partic ular cultural influences to embody a universal meaning.

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Pé\;rez Art Museum Miami presents \;Inverted Retrograde Theme\, USA (House for a Songbird)< /em>\, a large-scale installation from 2002 that traces the paradoxes of mo dernist architecture in the Caribbean. \;This recent acquisition\, by c onceptual artist Simon Starling (b.1967)\, references a housing project in Puerto Rico which was designed by Austrian architect Simon Schmiderer (1911 -2001) in the 1960s. Inspired by modernist musician Arnold Schoenberg (1874 &ndash\;1951) \, Schmiderer developed a series of houses made of building b locks without doors or windows to further integrate the outside and inside spaces\, thus pushing forward his utopian ideals throughout his plan. Ironi cally\, the rise of crime in the 1970s forced locals to add elaborate barri ers onto Schmiderer&rsquo\;s designs. InInverted Retrograde Theme\, USA \, Simon Starling recreates two of the existing homes on a smaller sca le and inverts them like birdcages\; these models sit atop tree trunks that extend from the gallery&rsquo\;s floor. Starling&rsquo\;s work exemplifies an ironic interpretation of how modern utopian notions failed when confron ted with reality\, and creates a whimsical inverted utopia. \;

DTEND:20140914 DTSTAMP:20140823T013703 DTSTART:20140424 GEO:25.7849071;-80.1891735 LOCATION:Pérez Art Museum Miami\,1103 Biscayne Blvd. \nMiami\, Florida 3313 2 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Inverted Retrograde Theme\, USA (House for a Songbird)\, Simon Star ling UID:352256 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Shahzia Sikander&rsquo\;s (b.1 969) work combines traditional Indo-Persian imagery and techniques\, especi ally those of miniature painting\, with the language of contemporary art. H er multi-faceted practice offers captivating\, visceral compositions that r eflect on her own cultural background. Raised in Pakistan and currently wor king in the United States\, Sikander&rsquo\;s drawings\, paintings\, videos \, and large-scale wall installations came to prominence in the mid-1990s w ithin the context of identity politics\, and serve as an ironic comment on Western preconceptions of her cultural origins. She often explores Hindu an d Muslim allegories\, generating an alternative visual experience through l ayers of contrasting motifs. Pé\;rez Art Museum Miami will present \;The Last Post \;(2010)\, a video animation with sound that addresses the complex relationship between East and West. Without a linear narrative style\, the video focuses on the image of an 18th-century coloni al merchant from the infamous East India Company\, whose figure crashes int o Indo-Persian imagery and the cadence of experimental music.

DTEND:20140914 DTSTAMP:20140823T013703 DTSTART:20140522 GEO:25.7849071;-80.1891735 LOCATION:Pérez Art Museum Miami\,1103 Biscayne Blvd. \nMiami\, Florida 3313 2 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Shahzia Sikander UID:352255 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR