LOGO Projects in conjunction with Ocean Ophthalmology Group is proud to present “From There to Here”, a survey of works by multi-media artist Erman. The exhibition will be on display from June 12th - October 17th, 2009.
Erman’s theme-driven series, whether comprised of small and intimate embroideries or larger site-specific installations, are all rooted in migration and informed by personal experience. Born in Havana, Cuba in 1956 the artist has lived in exile since 1969. His tactile works wrestle with universal concepts of placement/displacement, history and identity as informed by exile. Do not expect a unquestioning embrace of The American Dream; Erman’s deceptively quiet forms often effect an upending of meaning - what was thought solid crumbles and dissipates and what was thought protective ravels and exposes.
Recently listed by art critic Elisa Turner as one of Art Basel’s “rising stars” Erman’s numerous exhibitions in diverse art galleries and institutions have been praised by art critics and he has been cited as one of the most important and promising artists to emerge from a new generation of artists. In addition to having his work represented in major collections including that of the Miami Art Museum, Erman has taught children from underserved neighborhoods how to weave, tutored students from I.F.A.C. on Fashion Illustration, has taught seminars around the country on Surface Design Techniques, and has worked as an Art Therapist. Erman is represented by Diaspora Vibe Gallery in Miami, www.diasporavibe.net.
Concurrent with this show, a traveling exhibition of Erman’s work titled “Cotando, Cociendo y Recordando” will also on view from mid-September through December with the Miami Public Library System at the West Dade Regional Library on Coral Way. Curated by Rosie Gordon-Wallace this catalogued exhibition was previously on view at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, Colarado and later at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University.
ABOUT LOGO PROJECTS
LOGO Projects is a non-profit program dedicated to matching South Florida artists and curators with professional business spaces. The program was founded by Kharis Kennedy, a New York-based artist, and Dr. Kevin Stewart. Dr. Stewart, a fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist from New York, recently relocated to Miami to open Ocean Ophthalmology Group with Dr. Jesse Pelletier, a cornea and refractive surgery specialist from Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.
LOGO Projects at Ocean Ophthalmology Group
1400 NE Miami Gardens Drive, Suite 203
North Miami Beach, FL 33179
Monday through Friday, 10am-5pm and by appointment
For more information about LOGO Projects contact LOGO Projects Executive Director Kharis Kennedy
For information regarding Ocean Ophthalmology Group contact Dr. Stewart