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Spinello Projects presents The Doors of Perception\, a solo exhibition from Santiago Rubino.
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The delicate borders between the dream and the &ldquo\;real&rdquo\;\, a fascination with the visual luxuries of Ancient mythology\, and the expl oration of the inherent beauty within the physical and metaphysical science s are all at work for Miami-based artist Santiago Rubino. His painstaking d raftsmanship and razor-edged precision in executing geometric perspective a nd line contribute to the timeless quality of his figurative scenarios.
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A pure\, intuitive drive coupled with a seductively dangerou s\, urban streak is the core factor of Rubino&rsquo\;s work\, rooted in pri nciples oscillating between Renaissance cartooning\, Classical landscapes\, postmodern graffiti\, and Futurist character animation.
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For his latest solo exhibition with Spinello Projects\, Rubino continues a series of hyper-figurative drawings that have been constantly evolving in h is studio over a three-year period. This selection of work addresses both l iteral and implied elements of Aldous Huxley&rsquo\;s groundbreaking\, expe rimental 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 s o ironically\, Huxley titled his work after a quote from William Blake&rsqu o\;s poem &ldquo\;The Marriage of Heaven and Hell&rdquo\;:
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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 thin gs through narrow chinks of his cavern.
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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 o ffset by the gentle tones of the surrounding landscapes. Any definitive nar rative 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 r are\, tangible experience for an audience tuned daily to digitized\, intang ible aesthetics.
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DTEND:20141004 DTSTAMP:20140901T083241 DTSTART:20140823 GEO:25.8044707;-80.2074185 LOCATION:Spinello Projects\,2930 NW 7th Avenue \nMiami\, Florida 33127 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Doors of Perception\, Santiago Rubino UID:354062 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140906T220000 DTSTAMP:20140901T083241 DTSTART:20140906T190000 GEO:25.8044707;-80.2074185 LOCATION:Spinello Projects\,2930 NW 7th Avenue \nMiami\, Florida 33127 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Doors of Perception\, Santiago Rubino UID:354063 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Locust Projects is pleased to present \;Emergí\;a Miami\, the United States premiere o f an ongoing project by Mexico City-based artist Miguel Rodrí\;guez S epú\;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 resea rch to identify symbols that hold a particular potency in the minds of resi dents from political figures to pop icons to pre-Columbian graphics. These symbols play a central role in the project: they are painted on participant s&rsquo\; backs with watercolor paste\, and then washed away with sweat as the wearer exerts continued physical activity. Rendered liquid by the weare r&rsquo\;s perspiration\, the image is then transferred as a monoprint onto cotton paper. These prints\, along with photographs and videos from previo us iterations\, will be included in the exhibition. For the first time\, Se pú\;lveda will be the sole performer in his project\, at once identif ying\, adopting\, transforming and realizing the symbols he identifies in h is investigation of the collective Latin American imagination. \;Em ergí\;a \;is especially relevant in Miami\, a city that many people from South and Central America have chosen to call home.

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ABOUT MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ SEPÚ\;LVEDA

\n< p style="text-align: justify\;">Born in Tampico\, Tamaulipas\, Mexico in 19 71\, Miguel Rodrí\;guez Sepú\;lveda studied architecture and ph otography in Monterrey\, where he began his artistic career. His work has b een exhibited internationally at Museo Experimental EL ECO and Museo Tamayo in Mexico City\, White Box in New York\, and venues in Buenos Aires\, Hava na\, La Paz\, Quito\, and Paris.

DTEND:20141011 DTSTAMP:20140901T083241 DTSTART:20140913 GEO:25.812439;-80.195687 LOCATION:Locust Projects\,3852 North Miami Avenue \nMiami\, FL 33127 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Emergía Miami\, Miguel Rodriguez Sepulveda UID:354060 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140913T210000 DTSTAMP:20140901T083241 DTSTART:20140913T190000 GEO:25.812439;-80.195687 LOCATION:Locust Projects\,3852 North Miami Avenue \nMiami\, FL 33127 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Emergía Miami\, Miguel Rodriguez Sepulveda UID:354061 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Locust Projects is pleased to present \;Sunday in the Park\, New York-based artist Sarah Cro wner&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 st age. Hung with colorful voile curtains and painted backdrops alluding to pa rk-like landscapes\, the installation takes its cues from stage design. Whi le the title refers to a fictional work of theater\, Crowner&rsquo\;s work focuses on the material aspects of stagecraft rather than performance itsel f.

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The installation builds on Crowner &rsquo\;s tendency to incorporate aspects of 20th century design history in to her work. For Sunday in the Park\, she mines the midcentury French journ al \;Art Enfantin\, with its contributions by Jean Dubuffet an d Jean Cocteau\, for graphic imagery\, which in turn inspired the design of her poster (doubling as a playbill)\, painted stage and backdrops. Facsimi le copies of issues of \;Art Enfantinwill be available for rev iew during the exhibition.

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Crowner ha s assembled a group of collaborators who will contribute to the theatricali ty of the installation\, including a group of children who will paint the f loor 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 EX ILE Books will set up shop in Locust Projects&rsquo\; storefront for the du ration of the exhibition. The Peter London Global Dance Company will perfor m a site-responsive piece on October 9 at a closing reception.

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS

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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\, Philad elphia\; Nicelle Beauchene Gallery\; Catherine Bastide\, Brussels\, and Whi tney 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.

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Sari Carel (b.1975\, Israel) is a multidisciplinary artist bas ed in New York. She works primarily with video and sound\, focusing on thei nterplay between the visual and the auditory. Carel&rsquo\;s work has been exhibited internationally in venues such as Artists Space\, Dumbo Arts Fest ival\, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery\, and Gavin Brown&rsquo\;s Enterprise in N ew York\; LAX Art and Young Projects in Los Angeles\; and Tavi Dresdner\, C ontemporary by Golconda\, and the Heder Gallery in Tel Aviv.

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Amanda Keeley (b.1973\, Connecticut) is a Miami-bas ed visual artist who will premier her project EXILE Books at Locust Project s. Keeley has partnered with Printed Matter\, Inc.\, to create a mobile art ist's bookstore installation\, which will migrate throughout several locati ons 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 e ducate the public about print culture and to serve as a platform for exchan ge\, grounded in the spirit of collaboration. Keeley recently completed her Artist-in-Residence at Kala Art Institute in California\, was the recipien t of the 2013 Blackburn Printmaking SIP fellowship\, and has exhibited in g alleries and art fairs worldwide.

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Pet er London Global Dance Company is currently in residence at Little Haiti Cu ltural Center. A native of the Republic of Trinidad &\; Tobago\, Peter L ondon is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Peter London Global Dance Company. Regarded by the Miami Herald as &ldquo\;a revered and beloved dan ce teacher\,&rdquo\; London is an honors graduate of The Julliard School an d serves as a professor of dance at Miami-Dade College / New World School o f the Arts. He is also an active mentor to some of the biggest stars in pro fessional dance such as principal dancer Jamar Roberts of the Alvin Ailey A merican Dance Theater\, Lloyd Knight and Mariya Dashkina Maddux of the hist oric Martha Graham Dance Company\, and La Michael Leonard of New York City& rsquo\;s Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company.

DTEND:20141011 DTSTAMP:20140901T083241 DTSTART:20140913 GEO:25.812439;-80.195687 LOCATION:Locust Projects\,3852 North Miami Avenue \nMiami\, FL 33127 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Sunday in the Park\, Amanda Keeley\, Sarah Crowner\, Sari Carel UID:354058 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140913T210000 DTSTAMP:20140901T083241 DTSTART:20140913T190000 GEO:25.812439;-80.195687 LOCATION:Locust Projects\,3852 North Miami Avenue \nMiami\, FL 33127 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Sunday in the Park\, Sari Carel\, Sarah Crowner\, Amanda Keeley UID:354059 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Gallery Diet is ple ased to announce a solo exhibition of new work by Benny Merris. The exhibit ion is a continuation of Merris&rsquo\; performative photographs begun in 2 012 while on residence at the Banff Centre. This is Merris&rsquo\; first ex hibition in Miami\, the show will be accompanied by a large scale outdoor w all painting.

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Benny Me rris 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 a ffected by human thought\, activity\, culture\, and knowledge. Nature and c ulture not only intersect here\, they move together symbiotically. Merris i mbues his artwork with similar energy. His references are visual as well as process-oriented\, and his paintings\, prints\, and drawings manifest thes e interests in the way he considers color\, light\, and materiality in his work.

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During a re sidency at the Banff Centre in 2012\, Merris produced a pivotal series of w orks in which he photographed his painted forearm reaching into dramatic la ndscapes where he recorded sensual and mimetic scenarios: the images approa ch abstraction as a way to engage with and make sense of the world.

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Merris&rsquo\; sensibili ty 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 a nd intimately connected.

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(excerpts from an unpublished essay\, Dean Daderko\, 2014)

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This will be Merris&rsquo\; f irst solo exhibition at Gallery Diet. Other solo exhibitions include Jeff B ailey Gallery\, NY\; Kunsthal\, Rotterdam\; ltd\, Los Angeles\; Cokkie Snoe i\, Rotterdam\; Societé\;\, 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 200 7. Merris lives and works in Brooklyn.

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BFI presents artist Juan Carlo s Zaldivar.

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Without a projector o r an electronic display\, is video just electricity and light?

< br />Is video a reflection of the way human beings are dependent on their b odies to manifest their constructs of identity? \;


Doe s form have inherent meaning? Or does meaning create form?


And have new technologies and scientific theories affected the early defin itions of film language\, which state that\, though images may have inheren t meaning\, their juxtaposition creates new meanings and contexts for their readings?





Miami-based filmmaker and arti st Juan Carlos Zaldivar presents Web Bodies\, the latest installment of his transmedia project SHIFTING NATURE. The exhibition at the BFI will be comp osed primarily of video\, light and an interactive website. These new works will allow participants to shift their interpretations of images and shape s in space as they interact with their bodies and senses in various ways.&n bsp\;

SHIFTING NATURE has been Zalidivar's ongoing project invol ving many components. When fully completed SHIFTING NATURE will be a unique web platform featuring two short films &ldquo\;SHIFT&rdquo\;(2013) and &ld quo\;ALTERATIONS&rdquo\; (currently in post-production) and will include do cumentation of a series of art projects produced over the last four years\, which include additional films\, sculpture\, painting\, 3D sound\, install ation and web-based interactions.

Zaldivar&rsquo\;s installation for BFI will open during Downtown Art Days and will stay on view through O ctober 2014. \;

DTEND:20141107 DTSTAMP:20140901T083241 DTSTART:20140919 GEO:25.784554;-80.192054 LOCATION:BFI\,100 NE 11th St. \nMiami\, FL 33132 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Shifting Nature: Web Bodies\, Juan Carlos Zaldivar UID:354054 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140919T210000 DTSTAMP:20140901T083241 DTSTART:20140919T180000 GEO:25.784554;-80.192054 LOCATION:BFI\,100 NE 11th St. \nMiami\, FL 33132 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Shifting Nature: Web Bodies\, Juan Carlos Zaldivar UID:354055 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

< img style="float: right\; margin: 10px\;" src="http://dbprng00ikc2j.cloudfr ont.net/userimages/233369/a04z/20140828042334-AWC23-FlyerWeb.jpg" alt="AWC2 3" width="300" />Subject: Financial Planning for Artists
Speaker: Zak Mann
National Planning Corporation

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Tickets $10 at the door (scholarships available)
Please pre -register at http://awc.lifeisartfest.org

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 \;Schedule:
6:30-7:00\, Registration
7:00-8:00\, Seminar
8:00-9:00\, Q&\;A Social Hour

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Hashtag #ArtWorkCon

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 \;Art/Work Connections is a monthly series of seminars presented by Life Is Art featuring business professionals speak ing on a variety of topics vital to the success of working artists. This mo nth we are covering financial planning for artists. Because an artist&rsquo \;s income is not stable\, it is important to manage money properly\, in or der to be able to keep up on bills and not be left out in the heat when sal es are slow. We will break this down and make it easy for everyone!

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About Zak Mann< br />Zak Mann is a financial representative at National Planning C orporation. With over ten years of experience in the industry\, Zak&rsquo\; s practice focuses on income and asset protection for physicians\, young pr ofessionals and multigenerational businesses. He lectures to resident progr ams throughout South Florida on the importance of early planning. In 2013 Z ak 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\, o n the board of Mt Sinai Hospital&rsquo\;s foundation\, a Miami Children&rsq uo\;s Hospital Young Ambassador\, and a founding executive committee member of the American Heart association Pulse. www.npcfinancial.com

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About Bakehouse Art Complex
Since its inception\, the Bakehouse Art Complex (BAC) has served as a creative incubator for more than a thousand emerging and m id-career artists. The Bakehouse offers more than just studio space. This d ynamic 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 anoth er. The Bakehouse is also the perfect place to enjoy contemporary art in th e making year-round\, featuring 65 working artist studios\, two galleries w ith monthly exhibition openings\, classes\, and working facilities\, such a s a fully functional print room\, dark room\, a woodworking area\, welding room and ceramic kilns for artist use. www.bacfl.org

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About the Art/Work Connections Program
The Art/Work Connections program is a monthly series of business seminars held at galleries and art spaces around South Florida targeted at artists a nd 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 i ncluding health care\, financial planning\, contract negotiation\, copyrigh t law\, portfolio development\, social media\, marketing and much more. www .awc.lifeisartfest.org

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About L ife Is Art\, Inc.
Life Is Art is a Florida-based 501(c)3 non- profit corporation dedicated to creating positive change in the community w ith the arts and culture through events and education. We give South Florid a artists and civic leaders the tools to thrive and grow\, while enhancing the lives of those living in our area. www.lifeisartfest.org

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DTEND:20141025 DTSTAMP:20140901T083241 DTSTART:20140906 GEO:25.8019502;-80.1991192 LOCATION:DINA MITRANI GALLERY\,2620 NW 2nd Avenue \nMiami\, FL 33127 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Anonymous\, Rafael Diaz UID:352876 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140907T210000 DTSTAMP:20140901T083241 DTSTART:20140907T190000 GEO:25.8019502;-80.1991192 LOCATION:DINA MITRANI GALLERY\,2620 NW 2nd Avenue \nMiami\, FL 33127 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Anonymous\, Rafael Diaz UID:352877 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR