"Mr. Sheldon...is skilled at separating beauty from the material world
while reminding us that it is just about everywhere. He makes his
quietly ecstatic art out of almost nothing, or, more accurately,
several almost-nothings, carefully juxtaposed"
-Roberta Smith, The New York Times, March 22, 2007
The BFI is pleased to present a solo show of Noah Sheldon's new series of photographs, "Miami, Miami." This is not the first time Noah Sheldon has visited Miami. In 2005 he was part of “Good Titles for Bad Books,” curated by Matthew Brannon at Kevin Bruk's gallery. Talking to Noah about that and his few subsequent visits to Miami, there was always a sense of wonderment and curiosity about this city. With help from the Fountainhead Residency and with a Knight Arts Challenge Grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, we were able to bring Noah back to make Miami his study. Since arriving last week, he has been to Homestead twice, has walked south Beach multiple times, has spied the Miami skyline from Key Biscayne, has boated down the Miami River, has visited a local high school and has done a model shoot in the BFI space. The result is a visual testament that is subtle as it is striking, each image a question being asked to this, at times, unfathomable place.