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An IPC Visual Lab exhibit curated by award-winning Miami Her ald photojournalist Carl Juste. View an eclectic collection of works by pro fessional photojournalists Carl Juste\, CW Griffin\, Charlie Trainor\, Andr ew Kaufman. And\, their advanced lab students: Jenny Babot Romney\, Rubyann Smith Hernandez\, Nanci Thomas\, Zeus Shama\, Jennifer Kay\, and Ethan Bri tton. DJ ONEWAY will be spinning the tunes. Free. 

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DTEND:20130531 DTSTAMP:20140731T153205 DTSTART:20130504 GEO:25.8212113;-80.1911741 LOCATION:ACND Gallery of Art\,Archbishop Curley Notre Dame High School 4949 NE 2nd Avenue\nMiami\, FL 33137 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:E-KleK-TiK: An IPC Visual Lab Photography Exhibit\, and Advanced L ab Students\, ANDREW KAUFMAN\, Charlie Trainor\, CW Griffin\, Jenny Babot R omney\, Rubyann Smith Hernandez\, Nanci Thomas\, Zeus Shama\, Jennifer Kay\ , Ethan Britton\, Carl Juste UID:271029 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130504T220000 DTSTAMP:20140731T153205 DTSTART:20130504T190000 GEO:25.8212113;-80.1911741 LOCATION:ACND Gallery of Art\,Archbishop Curley Notre Dame High School 4949 NE 2nd Avenue\nMiami\, FL 33137 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:E-KleK-TiK: An IPC Visual Lab Photography Exhibit\, Ethan Britton\, CW Griffin\, Rubyann Smith Hernandez\, Carl Juste\, ANDREW KAUFMAN\, Jenni fer Kay\, Jenny Babot Romney\, Zeus Shama\, and Advanced Lab Students\, Na nci Thomas\, Charlie Trainor UID:271030 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Alejandra Von Hartz Gallery is honored to announce Alejandro Corujeira’ s first solo show with the galler y. Corujeira’ s Miami exhibition will include thirteen paintings\, most acr ylic on canvas\, and nine small format works\, a suite in progress\,each ac rylic and color pencil on wood. Corujeira paintings are characterized by el liptical forms\, sinuous lines that navigate the surface\, and layers of tr ansparency that invite closer inspection and meditation.

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The works in the suite\, entitled “Pouring Light”\, con tinue to develop certain forms associated with the organic world\, placing him within a strain of the abstract tradition where one recognizes affiniti es with Minimalism. Corujeira\, in a conversation with noted scholar\, Kevi n Power\, remarks “… I interpret my painting as a way of being in this worl d\, a way of establishing mechanisms to comprehend reality\, rather than pa inting as a carrier of ideas.”

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By red ucing to a minimum those formal elements that could interfere in the recept ion of light\, these recent works approach more abstract\, more conceptuall y complex questions while at the same time showing a greater simplicity of resolution.

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The title of the exhibiti on ‘Pouring Light’ evokes the act of liquefying color used by Corujeira whe n he paints\; holding a recipient of water in his hands\, he pours a bit of it into another recipient with the colored tint\, with the intention of cr eating a more transparent tone\, pierced by the light and transforming the painting into a luminous and active object to the eyes of the beholder.
He frequently incorporates graphite and colored pencil in his paintings\ , layering pale blues\, greens and earth tones that seem to pulse with life .

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A past resident of the Josef and An nie Albers Foundation\, Corujeira has work in the collections of Museo Naci onal Centro de Arte Reina Sofia\, Madrid and the Institut Valenciá d’Art Mo dern\, Valencia\, which held a solo exhibition of his work in
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Born in Buenos Aires in 1961\, Corujei ra moved to Madrid in 1991 and has exhibited widely both in Spain and inter nationally. A winner of numerous awards\, Corujeira has also had a number o f significant solo exhibitions\, including a large installation at Espacio Uno\, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia\, Madrid\, in 2002. His wor k is found in many notable public collections\, including the Jack S. Blant on Museum of Art\, Texas\; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Panamá\; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas Sofía Imber\, Caracas\; IVAM\, Valencia\; MN CARS\, Madrid\; Museo Municipal de Madrid\, Madrid\; Ministerio de Relacion es Exteriores de España\, Madrid\; Academia Española de Historia\, Arqueolo gía y Bellas Artes\, Rome\, among others.

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He lives and works in Madrid.

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Al ejandra von Hartz Gallery opened in 2002\, coinciding with the first editio n of Art Basel Miami Beach\; and was a pioneer in establishing itself in\, what is today\, the internationally known Wynwood Arts District. Its missio n is to promote and explore contemporary\, non-objective\, constructive and conceptual art by emerging and established artists of growing local and in ternational reputation. With a focus on Latin American art\, and Geometric Abstraction\, the gallery has always explored the ever expanding interconne ctedness and creative dialogues of globalized contemporary art\, while esta blishing connections with the city of Miami and its growing artistic scene. To this end\, we: explore relationships between Modernism and Contemporary Art\; promote emerging artists\, in both traditional and experimental exhi bitions\; promote established artists in their creative endeavor to produce new bodies of work\; participate in art fairs worldwide\, strike strategic alliances with other like minded galleries\, and serve as trusted consulta nts and advisers\, to numerous collectors\, museums\, and other institution s.

DTEND:20130531 DTSTAMP:20140731T153205 DTSTART:20130404 GEO:25.8021714;-80.1910295 LOCATION:Alejandra Von Hartz Gallery\,2630 NW 2nd Avenue \nMiami\, 33137 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Pouring Light\, Alejandro Corujeira UID:271261 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

An annual event\, this show features work produced by the gr aduating seniors of the Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Exhibition organized b y the Dreyfoos High School of the Arts.

DTEND:20130526 DTSTAMP:20140731T153205 DTSTART:20130520 GEO:26.6987365;-80.061843 LOCATION:Armory Art Center WPB\,1700 Parker Avenue \nWest Palm Beach\, 3340 1 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts Senior Showcase UID:275216 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130518T200000 DTSTAMP:20140731T153205 DTSTART:20130518T170000 GEO:26.6987365;-80.061843 LOCATION:Armory Art Center WPB\,1700 Parker Avenue \nWest Palm Beach\, 3340 1 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts Senior Showcase UID:275217 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Multiplicity is defined as the quality or state of being multiple or various. The artists in this exhibition do not work with the quantitative notion of the word but rather examine the multiple uses of materials and their transformative quality to take on a range of meanings and functions. Whether they are found objects\, recycled trash or simple materials utilized in daily life\, the artists ch allenge\, re-use and re-invent them in the creation of sculptural pieces\, paintings\, installations and photographs that reveal their aesthetic quali ties and reference the personal context in which they were made.

DTEND:20130526 DTSTAMP:20140731T153205 DTSTART:20130323 GEO:25.790084;-80.13682 LOCATION:Art Center / South Florida\,800 Lincoln Road \nMiami Beach\, FL 33 139 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Multiplicity\, Eugenia Calvo\, Babette Herschberger\, Regina Jestro w\, Laz Ojalde (LMNOQ)\, KERRY PHILLIPS\, Frances Trombly\, Gerbi Tsesarska ia\, Michelle Weinberg UID:267566 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130327T200000 DTSTAMP:20140731T153205 DTSTART:20130327T180000 GEO:25.790084;-80.13682 LOCATION:Art Center / South Florida\,800 Lincoln Road \nMiami Beach\, FL 33 139 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Multiplicity\, Eugenia Calvo\, Babette Herschberger\, Regina Jestro w\, Laz Ojalde (LMNOQ)\, KERRY PHILLIPS\, Frances Trombly\, Gerbi Tsesarska ia\, Michelle Weinberg UID:267567 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Mickey Mouse\, Popeye\, Wonder Woman\, Animal Crackers and Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes are some of the subje cts of works in “American Memories\,” a one-person exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Leslie Lew that opens from 6-10 p.m. Friday\, May 3rd at A rtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries.

“Leslie is a contemporary\, neo-Pop version of Norman Rockwell\,” said ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galler ies’ owner and director Virginia Miller.

“I’m grabbing memori es\,” says the artist. “Some of these are starting to fade.”

Featuring some of America’s most iconic images\, Leslie Lew offers a nostal gic trip back to childhoods ranging from the 1930s to 1970s. Permission fro m The Walt Disney Company\, DC Comics\, and the Kellogg Company allows her to re-create comic book covers of America’s most beloved childhood heroes a long with perennially favorite breakfast cereals.

“When faced with the legendary things and characters of our youth\, rendered with unre strained enthusiasm\, it’s hard not to smile\, to remember the pleasure of eating Animal Crackers\, toting the box on its little white string\; to fee l a little girl’s aspiration to be Wonder Woman\, and to be transported by cartoon lives—so familiar and yet so unlike our own\,” noted Kathy Greenwoo d\, a curator for Albany\, NY International Airport’s Art &\; Culture Pr ograms.

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Contributing to the impact of her paintings is the artist’s special technique\, which she calls “sculpted oil\,” paintings on canvas i n high relief to create a three-dimensional effect.

After ear ning her BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 198 2\, Lew was one of a dozen artists selected to participate in a Whitney Mus eum studio program. She became a leading artist in New York’s East Village Art Movement\, where she was friends with Jean-Michel Basquiat\, who introd uced her to Andy Warhol at her first opening in New York.

Lew lived and worked in a large Gramercy Park loft just above Julian Schnabel’ s. Other well-known artists in the group included Robert Rauschenberg\, Roy Lichtenstein\, Kenny Scharf\, and Keith Haring.

“Keith\, Jea n-Michel and Andy did a show of matchboxes in a pop-up gallery on 6th Stree t with me and other artists\,” she recalls. “I did a painting of the openin g\, and I put Andy in the corner of it with his little Brownie camera. Andy loved young artists—he was always looking for the next new thing. He helpe d me a lot\, introducing me to all sorts of people. We hung out together.
“I did my version of Andy’s silkscreen\, 'Moon Explorer\,' and he thought it was a hoot. He asked me to do a trade with him—my ‘Moon Explo rer’ for one of his ‘Marilyns.’ Then he went into the hospital for a gall b ladder operation and he died. I helped to archive all of his work for the f oundation.”

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Today Lew’s painting of “Moon Explorer” is owned—approp riately—by U.S. astronaut Robert C. “Woody” Spring. Her works are included in dozens of major collections\, including those of Si Newhouse\, the Tisch Family\, Conde Nast\, MCA Records\, Sylvia Miles and Cyndi Lauper in New Y ork\; the Sainsbury Collection in London\; and the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota .

“My first painting of ‘Animal Crackers’ is in the lobby wher e children are admitted to the Mayo Clinic\,” she said.

Lew h as participated with the superstars of the contemporary art world in a numb er of other exhibitions. To cite only three:

In 1985 the Holl y Solomon Gallery exhibition “57th between A &\; D” included works by An dy Warhol\, Alex Katz\, and Roy Lichtenstein with East Village artists Jean -Michel Basquiat\, Keith Haring and Leslie Lew. The following year Lew and Warhol were among the artists in “The East Village” exhibit curated by Rich ard Martin\, editor-in-chief of “Arts Magazine”\, at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Lew and Warhol also were in “Small Works by Major Thinkers” in 1986 at the Bess Cutler Gallery in New York.

The “Cafe Ver ed” show at Vered Gallery in East Hampton in 1995 included “Animal Crackers ” by Lew along with works by Janet Fish\, Audrey Flack\, Red Grooms\, Donal d Lipski\, Larry Rivers\, Donald Sultan\, Andy Warhol and Tom Wesselmann\, among others.

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Lew has exhibited in numerous other prestigious venue s\, such as Jack Tilton and OK Harris galleries in New York City\; the Ligh t Gallery in Los Angeles and Hamilton Galleries in Santa Monica\; and in a number of museums here and abroad. In Manhattan\, for example\, her paintin gs have been included in exhibitions at the Visual Arts Museum\, Parsons Sc hool of Design\, SoHo Center for the Visual Arts\, the Henry Street Settlem ent Museum\, and the Alternative Museum. Lew’s paintings have been included in travelling exhibitions of the Carnegie Mellon Museum and Guggenheim Mus eum in this country and in shows in Amsterdam\, Berlin\, Copenhagen\, St. P etersburg\, and Sofia\, Bulgaria.

In Miami\, Lew is included in the Martin Z. Margulies Collection\, “recognized as one of the major col lections of contemporary art in the world\,” according to Newsweek critic P eter Plagens.

According to critic Peter Frank\, “by appropria ting two or three generations of imagery\, from wartime cartoons to cold-wa r-era reading primers to the streamlined sci-fi fantasies of the space race \, Lew seems to mark off the growth spurts of mid-20th Century America...Le w re-enacts the recent evolution of American visual culture without having to depict it. A child of our time\, Leslie Lew has appropriated Pop Art its elf.”

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“We are delighted to have this opportunity to introduce yet a nother historically significant artist to our clientele\,” said Virginia Mi ller. “Leslie Lew’s work is an absolute joy.”

“American Memori es” will be exhibited at ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries from May 3rd th rough July 2013. Along with our opening reception on Friday\, May 3rd\, add itional receptions for this exhibition will be held from 6 to 10 pm on Frid ay\, June 7th and July 5th.

DTEND:20130707 DTSTAMP:20140731T153205 DTSTART:20130503 GEO:25.7561399;-80.25832 LOCATION:ArtSpace / Virginia Miller Galleries\,169 Madeira Avenue \nCoral G ables\, FL 33134 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:American Memories\, Leslie Lew UID:274310 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130503T220000 DTSTAMP:20140731T153205 DTSTART:20130503T180000 GEO:25.7561399;-80.25832 LOCATION:ArtSpace / Virginia Miller Galleries\,169 Madeira Avenue \nCoral G ables\, FL 33134 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:American Memories\, Leslie Lew UID:274311 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The exhibition of some 200 wor ks by 135 artists is an intimate\, often whimsical side of some of the grea test artists of recent times\, each offering a singular vision of adornment . The exceptional and little-known works of wearable sculpture will reward viewers with new insights into the creative wellsprings of such artistic gi ants as Georges Braque\, Max Ernst\, Lucio Fontana\, Louise Nevelson\, Anth ony Caro\, Yoko Ono\, and Anish Kapoor.

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French Venet first became fascinated with artist-made jewelry when her-t hen-beau sculptor Bernar Venet rolled a thin piece of silver around her fin ger to form a wedding ring. Since then\, she has acquired jewels made by he r husband’s confreres\, a group that has included Arman\, César\, Mimmo Rot ella\, and Villéglé\, and she has commissioned pieces by Kader Attia\, John Chamberlain\, Wim Delvoye\, Orlan\, and Frank Stella. “I’m careful to ask only those artists whom I think will find the request challenging and fun\, ” says Venet. “It’s important they recognize that the jewel should be seen as an extension of their art-making.”

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While many of these wearable sculptures are crafted out of precious materi als\, what makes them so compelling is the beauty and candor of the artisti c expression. Often conceived for a lover or a cherished family member or f riend\, a number of these pieces reveal a surprising tenderness or whimsy. The wearable sculptures will be presented in three groupings—the Early Mast ers\, Representational\, and Abstraction—with sections devoted to the human figure\, nature\, Popsubjects\, words\, geometry\, and new technologies an d materials.

DTEND:20130721 DTSTAMP:20140731T153205 DTSTART:20130315 GEO:25.7970616;-80.1310608 LOCATION:Bass Museum of Art\,2100 Collins Avenue \nMiami Beach\, FL 33139 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:From Picasso to Koons: The Artist as Jeweler \, Georges Braque\, Ma x Ernst\, Lucio Fontana\, Louise Nevelson\, Anthony Caro\, Yoko Ono\, Anish Kapoor\, Jeff Koons UID:266341 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Eve Sussman | Rufus Co rporation is a presentation of the video artist's recent projects.  \;This exhibition will present two major video installations\, includi ng an entirely new exploration of her noted film \;The \;Ra pe of the Sabine Women. A feature-length video-musical\, \;The \;Rape of the Sabine Women \;is a contemporary re interpretation of the eponymous Roman legend in a domestic 1960s setting\, which Sussman \;has transformed into a five-part video installation. Al so on view will be her 89 Seconds at Alcá\;zar\, a f ilm based on the Diego Velazquez's enigmatic Las Meninas\, 1656. In this work\, Sussman uses film to elucidate the circumstances of t he exact moment that the painting aims to portray\, a moment that has becom e immortalized in one of the most important paintings in art history.

DTEND:20131103 DTSTAMP:20140731T153205 DTSTART:20130412 GEO:25.7970616;-80.1310608 LOCATION:Bass Museum of Art\,2100 Collins Avenue \nMiami Beach\, FL 33139 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Rufus Corporation\, Eve Sussman UID:270362 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130411T220000 DTSTAMP:20140731T153205 DTSTART:20130411T190000 GEO:25.7970616;-80.1310608 LOCATION:Bass Museum of Art\,2100 Collins Avenue \nMiami Beach\, FL 33139 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Rufus Corporation\, Eve Sussman UID:270363 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

An annual testament to the sta te&rsquo\;s flourishing art scene\, the Boca Museum of Art&rsquo\;s disting uished All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition will once aga in highlight the breadth and creative talent of Florida&rsquo\;s independen t artists.

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The All Florida e xhibition will be on display in the Museum&rsquo\;s central galleries from May 8 to July 14\, 2013. In the exhibition&rsquo\;s 62nd year\, the state&rsquo\;s oldest statewide annual juried competition received subm issions from nearly 550 artists from across Florida.

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This year&rsquo\;s juror\, Mark Scala\, Chief Curator at th e Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville\, Tennessee\, selected 149 works from the submissions created by 122 Florida artists. The 62nd All Florida exhibition will offer a provocative glimpse of the state-of-t he-art today through mediums which include paintings\, graphics\, drawings\ , sculptures\, installations\, photographs\, computer-generated images\, an d videos.

DTEND:20130714 DTSTAMP:20140731T153205 DTSTART:20130508 GEO:26.3566809;-80.0852924 LOCATION:Boca Museum of Art\,501 Plaza Real in Mizner Park\nBoca Raton\, 33 432 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:62nd Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition\, Elle Sc horr\, Group Show UID:269426 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130507T200000 DTSTAMP:20140731T153205 DTSTART:20130507T170000 GEO:26.3566809;-80.0852924 LOCATION:Boca Museum of Art\,501 Plaza Real in Mizner Park\nBoca Raton\, 33 432 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:62nd Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition\, Elle Sc horr\, Group Show UID:269427 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Carol Jazzar is pleased to pre sent ULAMA\, ULE\, OLÉ\, an exhibition of recent works by Ronny Qu evedo that de-construct the spaces in which sports are played. This will be Quevedo’s first solo exhibit at the gallery.

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This series of works depicts playing fields and sport arenas devoi d of players and fans\, in order to consider these specialized spaces as te rritories\, in which actions are limited by precise measurements\, guidelin es and rules. Quevedo notes: “As a consensual space for play\, I consider t he movements and actions within these environments as a metaphor for an ins istence on survival and constant adaptation.”

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Quevedo composes his works using unorthodox materials\, ranging fr om the banal (shoe polish\, candy wrappers\, potato chip bags\, photocopies ) to the sublime (gold leaf). Contact papers simulate the wood grain veneer s of basketball courts\, a field of hexagons repeats a soccer ball into inf inity. The density of shoe polish becomes a surrogate for printer’s ink. Th e aerial vantage points in many of the pieces suggest the dispassionate vie wpoint of a cartographer.

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Quevedo’s p revious works are rich with vernacular material\, popular culture artifacts extracted from their original contexts\, and invited into a dialogue with history.

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Ronny Quevedo\, born in Ecua dor and based in The Bronx\, NY\, is currently a resident at the Core Resid ency Program at the Museum of Fine Arts\, Houston. He received his MFA from the Yale School of Art and BFA from The Cooper Union. He has participated in residencies at the Lower East Side Printshop (New York)\, The Bronx Muse um of the Arts and Aljira Contemporary Art Center (Newark). He has exhibite d at the Islip Art Museum (New York)\; El Museo del Barrio\; The Bronx Rive r Art Center\; Saltworks Gallery (Atlanta)\; and The Bronx Museum of the Ar ts.

DTEND:20130630 DTSTAMP:20140731T153206 DTSTART:20130517 GEO:25.8584257;-80.1997967 LOCATION:carol jazzar contemporary art\,158 NW 91 st. \nMiami\, FL 33150 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:ULAMA\, ULE\, OLÉ\, Ronny Quevedo UID:275220 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130517T220000 DTSTAMP:20140731T153206 DTSTART:20130517T190000 GEO:25.8584257;-80.1997967 LOCATION:carol jazzar contemporary art\,158 NW 91 st. \nMiami\, FL 33150 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:ULAMA\, ULE\, OLÉ\, Ronny Quevedo UID:275535 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20130601 DTSTAMP:20140731T153206 DTSTART:20130524 GEO:25.7840899;-80.194342 LOCATION:CIFO (Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation)\,1018 North Miami Avenue \nMiami\, FL 33136 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:PROPERLY NAMED: BFA SHOW 2013 UID:277836 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130524T220000 DTSTAMP:20140731T153206 DTSTART:20130524T190000 GEO:25.7840899;-80.194342 LOCATION:CIFO (Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation)\,1018 North Miami Avenue \nMiami\, FL 33136 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:PROPERLY NAMED: BFA SHOW 2013 UID:277837 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

David Castillo Gallery is prou d to present Kaleidoscopic\, a solo exhibition of new painting and sculptur e by Shinique Smith.
 
 Smith weaves memory and potentiality int o forms that shimmer between safety net and open sky\; private and public n arrative\; the smoothness of solace and the terror of sublimity. Like the s pider\, Smith sees multiple dimensions at once. The artist's swaddles of su spended clothing are both intimate cells and self-sufficient worlds tethere d to individual experience. Smith's mixed media paintings are material-semi otic objects that thrive on the agency of reconstitution\, the sweep of a m aypole\, and the guttural kiss of graffiti.

 In Archaeologies of the Future\, Fredric Jameson identifies the utopian imagination in the age of postmodernity and late capitalism by a shift from what can be wished fo r to the formal properties of the act of wishing. Likewise\, Smith's mandal ic hybrids investigate the inscription of mythology onto material culture\, including the body\, calligraphy\, fabric\, rope\, ribbon\, paint\, and fo und objects.

 Smith re-imagines the exclamation of squid ink int o water or the underground language of American quilts as if to quell the c ontradiction between closed systems of mythology and open systems of histor y described by Claude Levi-Strauss. The referent of Smith's Chimera's Breat h is thrillingly metaphorical and material.       The archive\, according t o Wendy Hui Kyong Chun\, is an act of encounter rather than a site of remem brance. Kaleidoscopic is likewise infinitely experiential. The artist's ins tantiation of quotidian materials\, painterly sensibilities\, and space exc avate a sacred geometry-- connecting all possible points of existence. Smit h rewrites David Castillo Gallery like a chambered nautilus\, both logarith mic and graceful beyond reason. Every artwork is an antechamber to an affec tive plane\, a zone of sacrifice between anchorage and imminence.   Shiniqu e Smith was born in Baltimore\, MD and lives and works in Hudson\, NY. Smit h earned her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Upcoming in 20 13\, Shinique Smith has been commissioned by New York's MTA Arts for Transi t to create a permanent public work at the new Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot in Harlem. Also upcoming is a solo exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts\, Boston (October 2014 to March 2015)\, curated by Jen Mergel. Recent solo ex hibitions include Los Angeles County Museum of Art in collaboration with th e Charles White Elementary School\, Los Angeles\, CA\; Savannah College of Art and Design\, Savannah\, GA\; Madison Museum of Contemporary Art\, Madis on\, WI\; Museum of Contemporary Art\, North Miami\, FL\; the Studio Museum in Harlem\, and others. The artist is currently included in Museum of Cont emporary Art\, North Miami's "Pivot Points: 15 Years &\; Counting- MOCA' s 15th Anniversary Collection\," through May 19\, 2013. Recent group shows include 30 Americans\, which originated at the Rubell Family Collection\, M iami\; as well as exhibitions at The Corcoran Gallery of Art\, Washington\, D.C.\; North Carolina Museum of Art\; Bronx Museum\; Brooklyn Museum\; Yer ba Buena Center for the Arts\, San Francisco\, CA\; National Portrait Galle ry\, Smithsonian Institution\, Washington\, D.C.\; The New Museum\, New Yor k\, NY\, among others. Smith's works are in the permanent collections of Th e Whitney Museum of American Art\, NY\; The Brooklyn Museum of Art\; The De nver Art Museum\; Los Angeles County Museum of Art\; The Margulies Collecti on\, Miami\; Maryland Institute College of Art\, Baltimore\; The Studio Mus eum in Harlem\, among others. She is a past fellow of the Skowhegan School of Painting &\; Sculpture\, the Joan Mitchell Foundation\, the Lower Man hattan Cultural Council\, and many others.   

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Shinique Smith in Conversation with Bonnie Clearwater\,  Executive Director &\; Chief Curator\, Museum of Contemporary Art North MiamiQ &a mp\; A to followThursday\, May 16\, 7 pm   

DTEND:20130706 DTSTAMP:20140731T153206 DTSTART:20130517 GEO:25.7984055;-80.1991342 LOCATION:David Castillo\,2234 NW 2nd Avenue \nMiami\, 33127 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Kaleidoscopic\, Shinique Smith UID:275221 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130517T220000 DTSTAMP:20140731T153206 DTSTART:20130517T180000 GEO:25.7984055;-80.1991342 LOCATION:David Castillo\,2234 NW 2nd Avenue \nMiami\, 33127 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Kaleidoscopic\, Shinique Smith UID:275222 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

This year we gave considerable thought to the different ways we could re-imagine our space. The walls and open space of the first floor\, with its massive volume\, became the perfe ct setting for monumental installations. The second floor was transformed i nto an indoor sculpture garden that brings to mind a public park. And on th e third floor\, perhaps the most intimate space\, we installed a selection of works that through nature explore themes of fragility and temporality.
ABOUT THE COLLECTION:
The de la Cruz Col lection Contemporary Art Space is privately funded by Miami-based collector s Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz. The primary purpose of this museum is to exhi bit their collection and provide education in the visual arts. Since its in ception in 2009\, the de la Cruz Collection has organized multiple exhibiti ons\, provided artist residencies and collaborated with other institutions. Their educational programs include lectures\, artist-led workshops and dai ly docent-led tours.

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In 2009\, the d e la Cruz Collection initiated scholarship and travel programs dedicated to enrich the education of our local art students. The purpose of these progr ams is to create awareness and academic discipline through travel and finan cial support for both high school and college level students.

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DTEND:20131012 DTSTAMP:20140731T153206 DTSTART:20121204 GEO:25.8141263;-80.1949974 LOCATION:de la Cruz Collection\,23 NE 41ST STREET \nMiami\, Florida 33137 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:FROM THE COLLECTION: 2012 EXHIBITION UID:252876 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The exhibit will be on display daily\, 10 am to 4 pm\, from May 24\, 2013 through July 26\, 2013 and is f ree with Estate admission.

The GroveHouse Artists 8th annual members exhibit is curated by GroveHouse Artists Director\, Barbara Tejada. Displayed throughout the historic homes\, the show highlights award winnin g pieces from the annual Affair on Plein Air Event\, a two day juried on-si te painting experience.

About GroveHouse Artists:
GroveHouse Artists is a 501 (c)(3) not for profit\, cooperative art gallery whose purpose is to provide a venue for local artists to exhibi t their original art work. GroveHouse Artists also strives to establish a c ommunity forum for awareness and participation in the arts and the art expe rience by presenting cultural programs\, presentations\, and exhibits that are open and free to the public.

DTEND:20130726 DTSTAMP:20140731T153206 DTSTART:20130524 GEO:25.6159691;-80.3084164 LOCATION:Deering Estate at Cutler\,16701 SW 72 Avenue \nMiami\, FL 33157 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:GroveHouse Artists 8th annual Members Exhibit\, Jessie Chao\, Perri Cox\, Raul Fernandez\, Pauline Goldsmith\, Ana Llaurado\, Humberto Mijares \, Paul St. Laurent\, Claudia Moriarity\, Linda Oldenburg\, Sushila Oliphan t\, Solangel Rodriguez\, Vivien Romoff\, Lionel Sanchez\, Audrey Scott\, Ma rilou Solares\, Barbara Tejada\, Jeanine Watkin UID:282432 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130619T210000 DTSTAMP:20140731T153206 DTSTART:20130619T190000 GEO:25.6159691;-80.3084164 LOCATION:Deering Estate at Cutler\,16701 SW 72 Avenue \nMiami\, FL 33157 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:GroveHouse Artists 8th annual Members Exhibit\, Jessie Chao\, Perri Cox\, Raul Fernandez\, Pauline Goldsmith\, Ana Llaurado\, Humberto Mijares \, Claudia Moriarity\, Linda Oldenburg\, Sushila Oliphant\, Solangel Rodrig uez\, Vivien Romoff\, Lionel Sanchez\, Audrey Scott\, Marilou Solares\, Pau l St. Laurent\, Barbara Tejada\, Jeanine Watkin UID:282433 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Diana Lowenstein Gallery is pleased to present two new exhibitions from April 13th through May 31s t.  A reception will take place at the gallery during the Wynwood Gallery W alk on Saturday\, April 13th\, from 7 to 10pm.

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The Empire of Light is an ongoing project developed by Fabiano Pa risi beginning in 2007\, focusing on the aesthetics and mysterious beauty o f abandoned locations\, still having a soul\, a meaning as vectors of layer ing sensations and images that make them live\, independent of our memory a nd our experience\, creating a strange atmosphere of expectation\, borderin g the surreal.

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The aim is not to expose their dereliction\, but rather to render the grandeur and magnifi cence of these spaces\, which are now forgotten and on the path to extincti on\, and thus seem to belong to a parallel world. The artist was struck by shapes\, lines and volumes when arranging his shots\, but was mainly guided by light. Photographs are marked by a rigorous quality\, with a magic and symbolic contrast of light and shadow: light shining on the grand architect ures of a decaying empire\, with broad areas of shadow and deep black hues\ , as if to evoke bygone history and offer glimpses of a new one. The photog raphs were taken around the world: in the United States\, Poland\, Belgium\ , Germany\, UK and Italy. Yet\, they do not constitute a kind of map of neg lect: for what matters is not so much the when and where\, as the loss of t he coordinates of these places that border on the surreal\, altering the pe rception and sense of time\, which seems to have frozen.

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Fabiano Parisi was born in 1977 in Rome\, where he lives and works. After his Psychology d egree\, he chose to make photography his career. His photographic research aims the lens at sites that are abandoned and marginal\, at the aesthetic o f these architectural structures deprived of a human presence\, frozen in t he past but still capable of telling a story.

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Parisi partecipated in the 54th Venice Biennale\, Italian Pavilion and in the last Fotografia Festival Internazionale di Roma in 2012 at the Macro Museum. In 2012 he was selected at the Young Master Art Prize in Lond on\, and at the Arte Laguna Prize 2012 he won a special prize. In 2010 he w as the winner of the Celeste Prize International for photography in New Yor k. He has had several solo shows\, some of the most recent of which were he ld at the FotoLeggendo photography festival in Rome in 2011 and at the Muse o di Roma in Trastevere in 2010.

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Diana Lowenstein Gallery is pleased to present two new exhibitions from April 13th through May 31s t.

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My video works often feature atmos pheric entities slowly filling blank palettes then once again receding – my artistic responses to bewildering issues I grapple with as they cycle agai n and again through my life: relationships\, disease\, time\, sex\, love\, joy\, despair and happiness. Do I act? Do I wait quietly?

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Sitting at a bar years ago with two dear friends\, we reflected on our personalities. I was pure id\, all action and damn the consequences. Things seemed simpler for me then\, but I am a much happier and healthier human b eing today. Facing these life issues\, addressing and redressing them\, has led me to where I am now\, a man on the brink of losing everything\, tryin g to balance what can not be and loving it.

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I utilize new media/video installation to constantly r ecord my observations of everyday life. In the 1990’s\, I began sculpting i n my Brooklyn studio using a variety of materials —steel\, stone\, aluminum and acrylic. My unique installations came about when I sought to invoke th ree-dimensional forms utilizing digital images. Consistent with my belief t hat all life is imbued with the original energy that created the entire uni verse\, the viewer of my work often experiences a spontaneous aesthetic res ponse befitting the beauty inherent in the endless variety and power of the natural world.

At an early age\, I was exposed to industrial toxins. I have wrestled with a brain tumor for a number of years. It has c aused the loss of motor control on the right side of my body and challenges my language production and comprehension. I cherish the time I am able to share with my son\, Calder Norté\, friends and family.

My sit e-specific installations are exhibited in galleries and museums throughout North America\, Europe and the Caribbean. Some of the critical art fairs\, grants and residencies I have participated in are\, Art Basel\, Art Basel/M iami Beach\, Art Cologne and Art Chicago\, Pollock-Krasner Foundation\, Joa n Mitchell Foundation\, N.Y.S. Council for the Arts\, Atlantic Center for T he Arts\, FL\, Sculpture Space\, NY. and most recently I have received a Ne w York Fellowship for the Arts in Video.

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This event is made possible in part by the THE ASAHI SHIMBUN FOUNDATION.

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Dina Mitrani Gallery is pleased to present Kanako Sasaki: Illuminatio ns (how not to forget) with an artist  Talk on Thursday April 11th at 7pm. The exhibition\, the artist’s second solo show at the gallery\, will be on view through May 24th and consists of photographic images as well as a vide o. During the time that the artist was beginning this recent series\, the e astern coast of Japan was devastated by a massive earthquake and tsunami. T hese images are a response to the emotional loss that was caused by this na tural disaster.

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Sasaki’s previous ser ies have primarily explored elements of history and narrative\, usually dep icting a figure re-enacting a scene or memory from the past. They evoke dre am-like atmospheres\, bordering between reality and fiction. In her current work\, Illuminations\, she continues illustrating surreal situations\, yet the majority of the images are still lives\, void of human figures. They c ontain symbolic or ritualistic objects\, at times floating in a magical sus pension above table depicted in most of the images. On a personal level\, S asaki was greatly affected by the 3-11 earthquake\; the images in this seri es are her effort to preserve those memories of the places and things that were physically washed away by the disaster.

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With her video piece\, Sasaki explores nature and the cosmos and ta kes her findings to a metaphysical level. She studied numerical data calcul ated by the simulation astronomer\, Eiichiro Kokubo at the National Observa tory in Japan and combined them with texts from “The Diary of Anne Frank” t o create her video installation. The data shows the formation of terrestria l planets from 4.6 million years ago\, and each formation is synched with e motion.

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Kanako Sasaki was educated at the Royal College of Art in London and received her MFA from the
Scho ol of Visual Arts in New York. She has had solo exhibitions in the US\, Jap an\, Bolivia and Hungary and has been included in many international group exhibitions. She has participated in artist residencies in Iceland\, Paris\ , Estonia\, Vienna and New York and been awarded many fellowships and grant s. She has also taught photography at CUNY Staten Island\, NY and the Inter national Summer School of Photography in Latvia. She will soon be attending a residency in Ganz\, Austria.

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