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Short Story: group show at Juan Ruiz Gallery, Miami

Thursday, 24 July, 2014 to Saturday, 20 September, 2014

Juan Ruiz Gallery
301 NW 28th Street
Miami, Florida 33127

Short Story includes eleven Miami-based artists curated by artist Rubén Torres Llorca. The name of the exhibition comes from the small format of all pieces in the show. Each piece has its own short story told by its respective artist.

The following artists are featured in Short Story:

Esteban Blanco
Pip Brant
Carol K. Brown
Randy Burman
Liliam Domínguez
Kathleen Hudspeth
Mary Larsen
Rogelio López-Marín
Rafael López-Ramos
Rubén Torres-Llorca
Lucy de la Vega

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Impact and Legacy: CINTAS exhibit in Miami celebrates the art of exile

Through July 12, 2014

MDC Museum of Art + Design,
Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College,
600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

Impact and Legacy, the CINTAS Foundation’s 50th-anniversary exhibition celebrating the work of Cuban artists in exile, is a clear validation of the foundation’s success. The sweeping exhibition features the work of CINTAS fellows and honors the foundation’s benefactor, Oscar B. Cintas, a Cuban industrialist, arts patron and U.S. ambassador, who died in 1957. His estate funds annual visual arts fellowships for artists of Cuban heritage living outside the island and gives awards, too, in music composition, architecture and creative writing.

Among them is Anthony Goicolea, whose work is included in this year’s show.

From The Miami Herald

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“Women at the Edge of an Island”, at Aluna Art Foundation, Miami

June 26 – August 8, 2014

Opening reception: Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

Aluna Art Foundation
172 B West Flagler Street

Miami, Florida 33130

The Cuban Museum, Inc. and the Aluna Art Foundation are proud to announce the upcoming exhibition Women on the Edge of an Island / Mujeres al borde de una isla, a group show that includes 23 visual artists from the Cuban Diaspora who explore through art the complex realities of displacement, biculturalism, separation, national identity, and personal and family upheaval that results from the experience of migration and exile.

This program is part of the Cuban Museum’s Sweet Home Museo Cubano Series, made possible by an Arts Challenge Grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; the Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade; and additional support from Bank of America, Memorial Plan, ArtesMiami, and Friends of the Museum.

The show has been curated by Jesús Rosado and Ileana Fuentes and represents a collaborative effort with the Aluna Art Foundation. The exhibition opens on Thursday, June 26, 2014 with an opening reception at 5:00 pm.

Included in the exhibition are Miami-based artists María Brito; Margarita Cano; Consuelo Castañeda; Elizabeth Cerejido; Liliam Cuenca; Ana Albertina Delgado; Demi; Liliam Domínguez; Ivonne Ferrer; Nereida García-Ferraz; Laura Luna; María Martínez-Cañas and Angela Valella. They are joined by Spain-based Lien Carrazana; Ana Ferrer and Gladys Triana from New York; Rosa Irigoyen, from Puerto Rico; Elizabeth Mesa-Gaido, from Kentucky; María Lino and Silvia Lizama from Hollywood, Florida; Boca Ratón-based Juana Valdés; Clara Morera, from North Carolina; and Lydia Rubio, presently residing in Colombia.

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SCHOOL OF NIGHT: Arturo Rodríguez at the Frost Art Museum, Miami

June 18 – August 24, 2014

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
10975 SW 17th Street
Miami, FL, 33199

School of Night features works on paper by artist Arturo Rodríguez. The drawings are inspired by the personal experience of the artist, who feels that between mid-night and dawn his surroundings acquire different dimensions. The School of Night project is actually a collaboration with nine poets whose verses are based in his drawings and together form a book, which will be launched with the exhibition. Curated by Juan A. Martínez.

 

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Reverse: rewriting culture. Curated by Janet Batet. Group Exhibit

May 8th – July 5th, 2014

Opening Reception | Thursday, May 8th | 7 PM – 10PM

Dot Fiftyone Gallery
187 NW 27 Street 
Wynwood Arts District, Miami FL 33127

Artists:

Consuelo Castaneda, David Rohn , Eduardo Rivera Salvatierra, Fernando Bayona González, Fernando García, Jonathan Wahl, Juan Pablo Ballester and Nereida Garcia-Ferráz

Reverse: Rewriting culture seeks to review the body of work of contemporary gay artists that freed from any fig leaf are proposing a horizontal reading about gender, sexuality, social concerns, and ontological issues.

This exhibition is the first edition of the ambitious project “ONE WAY”, that in each edition will call a group of artists whose sexual orientation does not correspond to the dominant stereotype of heterosexuality, neither with the wild spread misconception that reduce the production of gay artists to homoerotic contents.

Reverse: Rewriting culture seeks to avoid incurring two extended stereotypes and therefore errors that dominate the approach to this kind of production that include, but are not limited to the following misconceptions: Concealment or silencing of sexual orientation of the author, or by the contrary, Confinement and reduction to the mere erotic commentary that silences or minimizes the social implications that motivates these works placing them away from general social channel where definitely belong these proposals.

 

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Rafael López-Ramos in group show Alpha & Omega at Arevalo Gallery, Miami

April 25- 26
10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.

April 27 – 28
by appointment

Arevalo Gallery
151 NE 40th St. Ste. 200.
Miami FL 33137
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Glexis Novoa, Allora & Calzadilla, Amelia Peláez, Wifredo Lam, in group show “Caribbean: Crossroads of the World”, at PAMM, Miami

April 18, 2014

Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, FL 33132

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World will highlight over two centuries of rarely seen works—from paintings and sculptures to prints, photographs, installations, films, and videos—dating from the Haitian Revolution to the present. This exhibition employs an inter-disciplinary approach to advance our understanding of the Caribbean and its artistic heritage and contemporary practices. It focuses on four central themes: Fluid Motions, Counterpoints, Shades of History, and Kingdoms of this World. These interconnected frameworks allow insight into the complex context from which the vital and varied artistic production of the region has emerged, illuminating the multiple histories of the region.

 

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LABOR: A Survey of Works by Angel Vapor, at Aluna Art Foundation, Miami

April 11 – May 17, 2014

Curated by Ricardo Pau-Llosa

Aluna Art Foundation
172-B West Flagler St.
Miami, Fl. 33130

The title of this exhibition of works by Angel Vapor (b. 1970 in Cuba, in US since 1999), Labor, emphasizes themes central to the artist’s visual thinking: the importance of craft, the focus on the everyday working man (industrial laborer, farmer, soldier, fire-fighter, among others), and the fusion of time-honored techniques in art with the intellectual rigors of conceptualism. The title also evokes the act of giving birth. All the exacting activities of human psyche—from the menial to the transcendent (samurai and meditating monks are recurring themes, as well) share equal status in Vapor’s epic view of labor as the primary joy, not the burden, of life. Mere intellectual play on aesthetic notions, onerous technicism in the name of skill, and brute toil are not, by themselves, art because they are not Labor—the activity that unifies thought, beauty, discipline, and skill and thus the only consistent and trustworthy path to personal fulfillment. Only through the fusion and intersection of disciplines and activities falsely assumed to be disparate can the imagination create original works of art whose meaning and significance may be genuinely thought of as universal.

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George Sanchez-Calderon at group show “Some Like It Hot”: First Museum Exhibition Of Miami’s Muralists At HistoryMiami

March 18, 2014 through April 27, 2014

HistoryMiami at the Miami-Dade Cultural Center
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, Fl 33130
 

HistoryMiami’s newest exhibition, featuring Miami-inspired murals by Miami-based artists, is now open to the public. Some Like It Hot captures a moment when art in the streets has emerged as a contemporary phenomenon in Miami. The exhibition is on view through April 27.
“We’re proud to be the first Miami museum to present the work of these incredible local artists and the street art movement, both pieces of South Florida’s history,” says Stuart Chase, Museum Director and Chief Operating Officer. “Aside from a few pieces sitting in private collections, art of this kind has been conspicuously absent from museums in Miami until now.” Street art in Miami has exploded in popularity in recent years, with the Wynwood neighborhood becoming one of the area’s major attractions for both tourists and locals.

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“HABEAS CORPUS: NUDE, IDEOLOGY AND IDENTITY IN CUBAN PHOTOGRAPHY (1982-1993)”, by WILLY CASTELLANOS at Aluna Art Foundation, Miami

Saturday, March 22nd/2014 at 7:00pm

ALUNA ART FOUNDATION
172 B WEST FLAGLER STREET
MIAMI, FL 33130

Aluna Art Foundation & Focus Locus cordially invites you to “HABEAS CORPUS: NUDE, IDEOLOGY AND IDENTITY IN CUBAN PHOTOGRAPHY (1982-1993)”, the last of our talks with art historian, curator and photographer WILLY CASTELLANOS; as part of the series “ART, DOCUMENT AND REALITY: REFRACTIONS ON PHOTOGRAPHY IN CUBA” (History, Theory and Criticism).

WILLY CASTELLANOS An art historian, curator and photographer, holder of a degree in History of Arts from the University of Havana (1993) were he graduated with a thesis on photography: “Nude as Objet and Strategy in Cuban Photography (1982-1993)”; Castellanos left Cuba in 1994 to Argentina.
In 2001, he moved to Miami, where he actually lives and works. His writings on art have been published in the magazines Fotomundo (Buenos Aires), Revolución y Cultura (Havana), P’alante Magazine/The Sun Sentinel (Broward, FL), Arte al Día International, LetraUrbana.com and Nagari Magzine, as well as in several exhibition catalogs in the United States.
In Miami, Castellanos was the Curator of the photography exhibition “Prayers for Saints and Orishas” at the Spanish Cultural Center of Miami (CCE), and also of “New Gods by José Franco,” and “20 Brands by Felix Beltrán” (co-curated with Rafael López-Ramos) for the Miami Dade College Art Gallery System (AGC).
Castellanos is the co-author of the critical essay for the book of Cuban photographer Raúl Canibano published by La Fabrica (Madrid, 2012); and is currently working on the publication of two more books on Cuban contemporary photography.
His photographic essay “Exodus: a missing page in history”, which documents the start of the massive wave of “rafters” that left the coast of Havana in 1994, was selected and invited in 2012 to open the Photoamerica edition of Arteamericas, the Latin-American Contemporary Art Fair of Miami. His shots have been featured in one-man and group shows in Cuba, Argentina, Brazil, and the United States.

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PAVEL ACOSTA: STOLEN FROM THE MET, at Zadok Gallery, Miami

Opening: Thursday, March 6, 2014

 

Zadok Gallery
2534 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33127

Pavel Acosta’s new series, Stolen from the Met, is an unprecedented tour de force in rediscovering old masters under a new light. Upon his arrival to New York a couple of years ago, he has embarked in a journey to investigate the pictorial techniques of giants like Velázquez, Vermeer, El Greco, Van Gogh, Picasso and others. Firstly, I was afraid he would go on to forge paintings to make a decent living; then I found out that he only was seeking to translate them into his own language of monochromatic obsession. The outcome has been truly outstanding. Acosta not only wants to emulate these painters and comment on museums’ nuanced engagement with their images, but also doing so in a manner that is sophisticating and therefore rewarding for the viewer.

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Juan Antonio Molina Cuesta: A Conversation on Cuban Photography of the 90′s at ALUNA ART FOUNDATION, Miami

Thursday March 6th, 2014 at 7:00pm

ALUNA ART FOUNDATION
172-b west Flagler Street,
Miami FL 33130

Aluna Art Foundation cordially invites you to our ongoing talks | March 2014
ART, DOCUMENT AND REALITY: REFRACTIONS ON PHOTOGRAPHY IN CUBA (History, Theory and Criticism)
“SINCE THE WHORES HAD GONE: URBAN SPACE, EROTICISM, DOCUMENT, AND POLITICS”.
A conversation on Cuban Photography of the 90’s by art critic and curator Juan Antonio Molina (in Spanish)

“SINCE THE WHORES HAD GONE” is the title of the book in process that brings together newspaper articles, essays, and chronicles, written during the last 20 years by Juan Antonio Molina on contemporary Cuban Photography. The book will also include subjects as the representations of urban space, the relationship between photography and poetry, body, fiction, staging, and the different alternatives of what the author called “New Documentary in Cuba”. Parallel to these reflections, the essay opens a space on identity and rootlessness, aesthetic utopia and political disenchantment, as well as memory and the recent national history.

JUAN ANTONIO MOLINA (Havana,1965)

Art critic, professor and independentcurator, Juan Antonio Molina was a researcher and curator for the Fototeca Nacional de Cuba and for the Wifredo Lam Center – which organizes the Havana Biennial. In Mexico he was a contributor to the Fototeca Nacional of the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, and for the Centro de la Imagen (Images Center?) of the Centro Nacional de las Artes. In 2009, he wasthe coordinator of the XIII Bienal de Fotografía of Mexico, organized by the Centro de la Imagen and the Centro Nacional de las Artes. Between June and December 2009, Molina was the coordinator of the Seminar of Contemporary of the Centro de la Imagen.

In recent years, Molina has taught and lectured at The Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, The Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, The Universidad Veracruzana, and The Instituto Potosino de Bellas Artes among others. His writings have been published in Aperture, Arte al Dia International, Replicant, C International Photo Magazine, Arte Cubano, Encuentros de la Cultura Cubana, Fisura, Arte y Naturaleza, Origina, Tierra Adentro, Atlántica Internacional de las Artes, and Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe, among other journals.

He currently leads the project “Página en blando: curatorial works, criticism and art education” in Mexico City.

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The Cuban American Phototheque of Miami Presents Ivan Canas’ Artist Talk, Miami

Saturday, February 15 at 7 p.m

 

The Cuban American Phototheque
4260 SW 74 Ave
the Bird Road Art District 
Miami, Florida 33155

The Cuban born photographer Ivan Cañas began his professional career in the 60s, but the protagonists of his personal work were never the leaders of the so called Cuban Revolution that produced thousands of images published all around the world. Although the photographer took with expertise the images requested by the editors of the magazine he worked on, the creator kept always some film to satisfy his personal vision of the everyday life in Cuba.

The Cuban American Phototheque will hold an Artist Talk next Saturday, February 15 at 7 p.m., the occasion of the current exhibition Ivan Canas: A Retrospective. Cuban Art specialist Ileana Fuentes and Willy Castellanos will be talking with artist Ivan Cañas providing diverse viewpoints about the photographer’s work and his role in the Cuban Art made in and outside the island. The photographer will be available to answer the public questions and share his memories with the audience.

 

 

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Gustavo Acosta, Carlos Estevez, Gory, Ruben Torres-Llorca in Made in Miami, at Pan American Art Projects, Miami

February 14-April 19, 2014

Pan American Art Projects
2450 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127

Pan American Art Projects is very pleased to announce our next exhibition, Made in Miami. Since the insertion of Art Basel Miami Beach in 2002 the city has become a hub for contemporary art, resulting in a huge influx of artists and galleries here in the past ten years. This interest in art has also extended to the creation of several new institutions such as the Frost Museum at the Florida International University, and more recently the Perez Art Museum Miami.

The artists in this exhibition are Gustavo Acosta, Edouard Duval-Carrié, Carlos Estévez and Carolina Sardi; they all call Miami home and have been based in the city through its evolution into a cultural hub. They all came to Miami from abroad (Carolina Sardi from Argentina, Gustavo Acosta and Carlos Estevez from Cuba and Edouard Duval Carrie from Haiti) and had already reached international acclaim before settling here which is a testament to the draw that Miami has with its rich cultural panorama.

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Walking in Someone Else’s shoes (Identities in Transit)” at Aluna Art Foundation, Miami

Until Febrary 25, 2014

Aluna Art Foundation

172-b West Flagler Street,
Miami, Fl.33130

The exhibition “Walking in Someone Else’s shoes (Identities in Transit)” at Aluna Art Foundation in Miami, gathers together a group of contemporary works that revolve around the transhumance as a method, and that reflect the restless landscape of individuals and communities who walk in turbulent times.
Many works include the concrete representation of the shoe and a poetry of it which is linked to individual transit, to intimate forms of memory, and last but not least to the course of collective history, including the migration routes, and the traces of exodus or a psycho-geographic vision of the scenery of disappearances.

The participant artists are Graciela Sacco (Argentina), Patricio Reig (Argentina/España), Marina Font (Argentina/USA), Roberto Huarcaya (Peru), Cecilia Paredes (Peru/USA), Luis F. Peláez (Colombia), Linda Pongutá (Colombia), Luis Roldán (Colombia/USA), Manuel Zapata (Colombia/USA), Andrés Michelena (Venezuela/USA), Felipe Ehrenberg (México/Brazil), Mario Bellatín (Peru/ Mexico), Regina José Galindo (Guatemala), Ronald Morán (Salvador), Walterio Iraheta (Salvador), Antuan (Cuba/USA), Humberto Castro (Cuba/USA), Willy Castellanos (Cuba/USA), Gustavo Gavilondo (Cuba/USA), Hugo Moro (Cuba/USA), Debra Holt (USA), Patricia Schnall Gutiérrez (USA), Alexandra Rowley (USA), y Xavier G-Solis (Spain).

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Luis Gispert: Tender Game, at David Castillo Gallery, Miami

February 6 – March 29, 2014

David Castillo Gallery
2234 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33127

David Castillo Gallery is proud to present Tender Game, new works in photography by Luis Gispert.

The viewer is alone inside the girth of a Lockheed C-5. The console is thick with buttons and levers, every mechanical detail exposed. The head-on view from the windshield is magnificent. Luis Gispert’s formal use of scale, perspective, and composition create environments at once dazzling and disarming.

The military aircraft featured in the artist’s high-res chromogenic prints ring the gallery like pop spectacle. Old Shaky, a Cold War relic, lifts invisible ordinance over the German Alps. Superstrattois a superstar in purple twilight. Fat Hercules, a player in every air force in the world since 1957, sizes up the South Dakota Badlands veined with snow. Glider has the face of a segmented grasshopper over Bryce Canyon. Fat Fred is as ubiquitous in battle as the salt of the Bonneville flats over which it flashes.

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Impact and Legacy: 50 Years of the CINTAS Foundation, at MDC Museum of Art + Design, Miami

April 25 – July 12, 2014

MDC Museum of Art + Design

600 Biscayne Blvd. – Miami, FL

The legacy of Oscar B. Cintas has fostered the development of Cuban artists outside of Cuba for the last 50 years, promoting the professional development of these artists and the continuity of Cuban traditions in art. The foresight Cintas has resulted in more than 300 fellowships and grants awarded to creative writers, architects, composers, visual artists and filmmakers, many of whom have later achieved national and international renown. The roster of Cintas fellows is a testament to the talent and creativity of the Cubans and their direct descendants who have lived outside the island since 1959. The Cintas Foundation is the oldest entity in the United States dedicated to the support of artists of the Cuban diaspora.

 

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Julio Larraz. Coming Home at Ascaso Gallery, Miami

November 30, 2013 – February 27, 2014

Opening: Saturday, November 30, 6 – 9 pm

Wynwood Arts District
2441 NW 2nd Ave.
Miami, Fl. 33127

The exhibition Coming Home represents the first show of Larraz’s work in Miami for the last twenty-five years. The exhibition will feature several large paintings on canvas, including the 2013 oil paintings “Desplante”, “Coming Home”, and “Sunday on the Narragansett,” as well as many pastel and watercolors. Commenting on the occasion, Antonio Ascaso said, “With Miami becoming a world-class arts capital, it was time to honor one of its great artists. We felt strongly about the timing of Larraz’s career and the city’s tremendous steps forward in the arts.”

 

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Enrique Martínez Celaya: Burning As It Were A Lamp Opens at Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami

November 23, 2013 – January 16, 2014

Opening reception Saturday, November 23, 7-9 pm

Fredric Snitzer Gallery
2249 NW 1st Place
Miami, FL 33127
 

The mirror has been a frequently recurring signifier in Martínez Celaya’s work, functioning as a proxy subject, a site of uncanny reflexivity, and an object of philosophical inquiry.  In Burning As It Were A Lamp, the mirror is again at the center of a dense web of visual, literary and philosophical relationships which investigate issues of identity, memory, and loss through the space of multi-disciplinary installation. The exhibition is a continuation of themes and concepts explored in a recent museum-wide environment at SITE Santa Fe, The Pearl.

 

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The Silent Shout: Voices in Cuban Abstraction 1950-2013 – Miami

Opening on November 1st from 6-10pm

 

ArtSpace Virginia Miller Galleries
169 Madeira Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134

“The Silent Shout” is the first exhibition outside Cuba featuring these groups of artists from different generations, including three artists being shown in Greater Miami for the first time. 

This exhibition provides an overview of these nine important abstract artists from Cuba, as well as a glimpse into that nation’s historically significant “10 Pintores Concretos” and “Los Once” groups.

One of the curators of Pinturas del Silencio—José Angel Vincench—is an artist whose work is included in The Silent Shout as well as being one of its three curators. Other artists whose paintings are included in The Silent Shout are Hugo Consuegra, Sandú Darié, Carlos García, Luis Enrique López, Raúl Martínez, Pedro de Oraá, José Rosabal, and Loló Soldevilla.

 

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Waltman Ortega Fine Art to Exhibit Works by Jorge Enrique During the Art Basel Week

November 9 – December 10, 2013

 

Waltman Ortega’s White Room
2233 N.W. 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33127

 

Waltman Ortega Fine Art gallery presents “Hybrid”, a solo exhibition of recent works by Jorge Enrique (USA/b. Cuba).

Tearing down the veil of the urban culture is Jorge Enrique’s leitmotiv. The Cuban-American artist resembles the contrasted city which has been inspiring him for over a decade – Miami – a true gateway of the Americas. For him, it is all about capturing the urban tension and then rendering his own recomposed vision. Considering himself a multimedia artist, he often blurs the lines between painting, sculpture, print-making and photography.

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GUILLERMO PORTIELES: THE WHEEL REVISITED: Molding Identity, at ARCH GALLERY, Miami

Opening Reception on

Friday, November 8, 2013 from 7:30-10:00 pm

Through January 2014

Arch Gallery
1619 SW 13 Street,
Miami FL 33145
 
 
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Humberto Castro – “Tracing Antilles”

16 October  – 16 February  2014

Opening Reception October 16th from 6-9pm

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU
10975 SW 17th St.
Miami, FL

Humberto Castro executes an artistic journey across the Antilles in an ever-transforming exhibition that conceptually circumnavigates the islands of the Caribbean. FIU’s Frost Art Museum commissioned the Cuban-born contemporary artist to create a new multimedia site-specific installation entitled Tracing Antilles. Curated by Ana Estrada, the exhibition is the result of an artistic investigation of the historical events that have shaped the region’s cultures through colonization and emigration.

Humberto Jesús Castro García (Havana, Cuba, 1957– ) is one of the most active members of the “Generation of the 1980s,” which transformed the aesthetic and conceptual art scene of Cuba. He studied at the San Alejandro National School of Fine Arts and at the Higher Institute of Art in Havana. In 1983 he founded the creative team “Hexagon” in which, alongside other artists, he mounted installations aimed at provoking public participation in the work. In 1999, he moved to the United States and currently lives and works in Miami.

Link:>>Exhibition catalogue

 

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“Americana” – Contemporary Caribbean and Latin American Art

Opening Reception October 9th at 6pm

 

Miramar Cultural Center
2400 Civic Center Place
Miramar, FL

 

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Antonia Eiriz’s at MDC

Through November 17th, 2013

 

MDC Museum of Art & Design, Freedom Tower
600 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL

The sweeping canvases of the late Cuban painter Antonia Eiriz are not always easy to view. That is not to say they are harsh and hard — very little overt violence is expressed in these works; but the blurred faces and figures are contorted, silently shouting out in pain, or they are just silently suffering.

Many of her works — thought to walk the line between expressionism and abstraction — are covering the walls of MDC Museum of Art + Design at the Freedom Tower, a huge space well-suited to this retrospective of an artist under-appreciated in the United States, and Miami (although not by many within the art community). In fact, this is the biggest exhibit of her work, called Antonia Eiriz: A Painter and Her Audience.

In an interesting addition, curator and artist Michele Weinberg has included a number of contemporary artists who have been influenced by Eiriz. The variety of works highlighted in this section — from Luisa Basnuevo and Nereida Garcia-Ferraz to Ana Mendieta, Glexis Novoa and Tomas Sanchez — underscore that Eiriz’s influence was far broader than simply imparting the tricks of the trade to a new group of emerging artists.

 

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Silvia Lizama’s “Sights of Construction” – Miami

9 November  – 24 January  2014

Opening Reception November 9th from 7-9pm

 

ACND Gallery of Art
4949 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL

A collection of photos depicting endless tracts of dirt stretching toward horizons set amidst the drama of tropical skies. Lizama has turned her camera lens to barren acres of earth awaiting construction of highways, shopping malls, office parks, and subdivisions. Black and white shots, using a medium format film camera, with surfaces of the printed images hand colored with photographic oils. Other images are digital and hand coloring is achieved with digital manipulation software.

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Cintas Foundation announce finalists

October 10 – December 15, 2013

 

MDC Museum of Art & Design, Freedom Tower
600 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL
 

Miami Dade College (MDC), home of the CINTAS Fellows Collection, and the CINTAS Foundation have announced this year’s visual arts finalists for the annual CINTAS Foundation Fellowship competition. The competition awards a $10,000 fellowship for each winner in three categories: visual arts, music and creative writing.

The 2013-14 CINTAS Fellowship Visual Arts finalists are:Cristina Lei Rodriguez, Joseph Michael Lopez, Lourdes Perdomo, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Olivia Ramos, Lissette Schaeffler, Ruben Torres Llorca, Ivan Toth Depeña, and Angela Valella.

The article that follows is in Spanish.

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Stories – Tony Mendoza – Miami

October 28 – November 29, 2013

Opening Reception on November 2, 2013 from 7-9 pm

 

Art @ Work
1245 SW 87th Ave.
Miami, FL

 

Tony Mendoza is a Columbus, Ohio based artist born in Havana, Cuba.  His work will be on view next month in Miami. This exhibit features a selection of 1980′s black and white selenium toned photographs from Stories, a series of autobiographical impactful tales that center on the life of the artist, introducing us in a very personal and stirring way to family and friends. The artist’s pioneering method in chronicling the apparent epitomizes the consolidation of words and image into a visual statement as an art form.

The opening night reception for Stories is Saturday, November 2, 2013, 7 – 9 pm and is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view from October 28 through November 29, 2013 weekdays from 11 am to 5 pm.

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Contemporary Photography: Tomás Sánchez, Ines White, José L. Díaz Montero and Flor Mayoral at Jorge M. Sori Fine Art, Miami

Friday October 4th, 7:00 – 9:30 pm

 

Jorge M. Sori Fine Art
2970 Ponce de León Blvd.
Coral Gables, Fl 33134

 

This exhibit compiles the works of four artists who express their ideological itinerary of photography. Tomas Sánchez, Ines White, José L. Diaz Montero and Flor Mayoral take on different perspectives through their camera lenses of natural and urban landscapes.

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Alberto Jorge Carol – “Authoritarian Form”

“Authoritarian Form,” the work of Cuban artist Alberto Jorge Carol has been awarded the Third Place in the competition American Art Today. The Miami based artist’s work is currently on view at The Bascom, Center for the Visual Arts in Highlands, NC. Previously, this painting was included in the 62nd All Florida Annual Juried Competition and Exhibition, Boca Raton Museum of Art, 2013.

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