|2 Expressionists will feature work by Danilo Gonzalez and Horst Kohlem at The Art Place (Photo courtesy of The Art Place)|
The Art Place
2722 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 786-709-1842, Theartplacewynwood.wordpress.com
2 Expressionists, an exhibition of paintings selected by Diane Camber, independent curator and director emerita of Bass Museum of Art, will feature works by Horst Kohlem and Danilo Gonzalez. The event will be open during Second Saturday Art Walk on April 14.
130 N.W. 36th St., Miami, 305-456-5201, Theartlink.org
Constant Contrast, an exhibition that demonstrates contrasting explorations of the human condition by Tom O'Hara, Teri Brozak and Sandra Garcia-Pardo, 3 to 9 p.m. April 14.
Buena Vista Building
180 N.E. 39th St. and N.E. Second Ave., Suite 200, Miami
Sensoria, an exhibition by artists who used the Wolfsonian Museum's collections as inspiration for installations that include painting, performance, sculpture and video. Exhibiting artists include Andres Ramirez, Angelica Arbelaez, Cristy Almaida, Daniella Piantini, Danny Euceda, Deivy Amaya, Gabrielle Wood, Griselle Gaudnik-Gibon, Ian Roland, J. Miguel, Jennifer Suarez, Joao McDowell, Kris Garcia, Nathalie Alfonso, Oliver Guido, Orestes de la Paz, Simone Porto and Stephanie Cuffel. The show, a collaboration between FIU and Wolfsonian, opens duirng Second Saturday Art Walk from 7-10 p.m. April 14 and runs through April 21. Regular gallery hours are 1-7 Thursday through Saturday.
230 N.W. 23rd St. #408, Miami, 305-292-0411, Charestweinberg.com
Eclipse, a solo exhibition by Berlin-based artist Hannes Bend, features wreckage dredged from the Osborne Reef, off the coast of Fort Lauderdale. As explained in the gallery's press release, "The reef began in 1972, when the Broward Artificial Reef Inc. Company (BARINC) began dumping car tires in hopes that they would foster marine life. With close to 2 million tires today, the Osborne is now an ecological catastrophe."
The exhibition will include two videos. Eclipse, 2012 depicts "blue sky interrupted by passing cars, industrial equipment, and the underbellies of passenger airplanes," while Aquadome, 2012 "juxtaposes different watery environments: the shoreline, the Osborne Reef, aquariums and swimming pools." The exhibition will run through June 2.
1018 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-455-3380, Cifo.org
Thru, the BFA Visual Art Exhibition featuring works by students in the New World School of the Arts graduating class of 2012, will include paintings, photography, video art, animation, sculpture, graphic design, printmaking and interactive installations by 22 students. The show will open 7-10 p.m. April 14 during Second Saturday Art Walk and run through April 30. An opening night after-party with a $5 cover will take start at 10 p.m. The Garret at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave. For more details about the BFA exhibition and the artists, visit Thru-2012.com.
|Lucinda Linderman's show, Reclaiming Miami, runs April 7 through 29 at Cafeina (Photo courtesy of the artist).|
297 N.W. 23rd St., Miami, 305-438-0792, Cafeinamiami.com/wec-wynwood-exhibition-center
Reclaiming Miami, Lucinda Linderman's solo exhibition of sculptures she created from trash, mostly industrial waste, collected around Miami. Her materials included a 20-foot piece of construction fencing, hangers, shrink wrap and dry cleaning bags collected from Deering Estate, where Linderman is a resident artist.
The exhibition runs April 7 through April 29, and will include a performance in which Linderman will wear a giant skirt made from blue and clear plastic bags, a life preserver ring, goggles and a swim cap and swim around the space (9 p.m. April 27). Not that she'll be dressed in that costume for her opening. For that, she'll be wearing a black dress made from a garbage bag. Check out Arterpillar's slide show of the exhibition or read her story on the show in Sun-Sentinel's Sunday Lifestyle section.
|From Kate Gilmore's Rock, Hard, Place at David Castillo Gallery. (Photo courtesy of DCG.)|
2234 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 305-573-8110, Davidcastillogallery.com
Rock, Hard, Place, a solo exhibition of sculpture, video and photography by Kate Gilmore, who according to Castillo's press release, uses "the female body and token exaggerations of femininity, including the color pink and fashion accessories, to test endurance and question reward. ... Rock, Hard, Place is accompanied by two recent video works. Pot Kettle Black interrogates idiom as Gilmore shelves black paint, its overflow a metronome to her audible toil and exasperated distain. Break of Day marks time in the double entendre of a manually powered hourglass. Gilmore sources materials familiar to infrastructure, homemaking and theater to build concentric stage sets: physical attire, interactive environment, camera frame, exhibition space." Her show opens 6-10 p.m. April 14 and runs through May 31. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
De la Cruz Collection
23 N.E. 41st St., Miami, 305-576-6113, Delacruzcollection.org
Inverted Night, a site specific installation by Brookhart Jonquil, will run 7-9:30 p.m. April 14 and run through June 9.
2620 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 786-486-7248, Dinamitranigallery.com
When You're a Boy, Luis Lazo's first solo exhibition in the gallery, illustrates the transformation from boy to man via photography, video and incorporated photographs of nature "to create a poetic juxtaposition and visual metaphor." The images, according to a press release from the gallert, "evoke the introspective nature of these fleeting moments and the emotional angst that accompanies the fragility of this phase in a boy’s life." The gallery will have extended hours (2-9 p.m.) April 14 during Second Saturday Art Walk. The exhibition will remain on exhibit through June 1.
151 N.W. 24th St., Miami, 305-576-1278, Dorschgallery.com
Ralph Provisero: For Old Times' Sake/Let's Begin With a Line is a two-show exhibition, the first featuring "a single large-scale kinetic sculpture titled 'Spring Rider,' communicating an ambivalence regarding typically joyful childhood objects," and the second a group show honoring the linear and featuring works by poet Matt Gajewsi and artists Jenny Brillhart, Peter Demos, Katie Hinton, Brookhart Jonquil, Zerek Kempf, JT Kirkland, Jeroen Nelemans, Martin Pelenur, Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo, Ryan Roa, Jennifer Lauren Smith and Robert Thiele. The gallery has extended hours (noon to 9 p.m.) during Second Saturday Art Walk on April 14 (with a performance by Florida Grand Opera from 7-10 p.m.), and the exhibition will run through May 5. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
|Zhivago Duncan's "MASCHINE" at Fredric Snitzer Gallery (photo courtesy of Fredric Snitzer Gallery)|
2247 N.W. First Place, Miami, 305-448-8976, Snitzer.com
Futile is a solo exhibition by Zhivago Duncan whose paintings, kinetic sculptures, and post-apocalyptic dioramas have been featured at CFA Berlin, Saatchi Gallery London and the Von der Heydt Museum, Wupertal Germany. The show, which will feature MASCHINE, a large remote-controlled spray painting machine. According to Snitzer's press release, "Rather than employing a trained professionalʼs exacting technique, Duncan captures the childʼs fully present and intuitive act of creation by using the machine to distance the painter from his calculated process. Surrendering control, the artist allows the machine to execute unpracticed marks onto the canvas, resulting in an array of sprayed strokes on a gesso white field." The exhibition will run through April 28. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
|Christy Gast will exhibit her burlap sculptures in "Out of Place," her show at Gallery Diet (Photo courtesy of Gallery Diet).|
174 N.W. 23rd St., Miami, 305-571-2288, Gallerydiet.com
Out of Place, Christy Gast's exhibition if burlap sculptures, is billed as the artist's exploration of "the collision that occurs when two notions regarding studio practice meet." Gast is referring to A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf’s 1929 essay that references a personal space in which to focus without distraction, and The Function of the Studio, a 1971 essay Daniel Buren wrote about releasing artists from their confines. Gast, who typically explores public land and outdoor sites in her exhibitions, created the burlap sculptures in her studio, but based them on assemblages constructed from materials she gathered at Lake Okeechobee and other outdoor sites. Her show runs through May 12. Check out Arterpillar's story on Gast in the Sun-Sentinel.
55 N.W. 36th St., Miami, 305-572-9007, L-m-n-t.com
Return to Nature is described as an exhibition that "studies subjects found in our world, exploring their interaction and manipulation with humanity through a variety of materials and an array of textures and media." The exhibition, which includes work by Amanda Serrano, Barry Gross, Fenol Marcelin, Kerry McLaney, Magali Wilensky, Milcho, Natasha Duwin, Tatiana Blanco and Tiziano Gozzani, runs through May 31.
3852 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-576-8570, Locustprojects.org
Shortness of Breath, a solo exhibition by Miami-based painter Natalya Laskis, will feature the artist's largest works yet made painting with broom brushes, skis and other tools and incorporating photographs and found images. The show runs through April 27, along with the Project Room show, Emmett Moore: High, Low and In Between. Locust's regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment.
|Some of the images that will be on display March 10 through May 5 at Lunch Box Gallery (Photo courtesy of Lunch Box Gallery)|
310 N.W. 24th St., Miami, 305-407-8131,
iPhoneography: Updated Visual Dialogs, a show designed to "explore the social phenomenon of iPhoneography as a personal tool globally used to generate visual content, be shared and therefore, communicate" will feature images taken and edited on iPhones.
As Lunchbox acknowledges in its press release about the show, a collaboration with iPhoneographer Jaime Ferreyros, increasingly more people are creatively taking and editing photos via iPhone and considering the images as a legit art form. "Regardless if it can be accepted as an outlet for the artist or more of a user-oriented medium, mobile photography has become one of the most democratic activities of image-taking," the gallery notes. Its upcoming exhibition is billed as a"n integral, heterogeneous and diverse expression of that avalanche of pixels that are being registered and shared in modern times," with each image revealing something about the iPhoneographer's vision, and life. The exhibition, according to the gallery, is inspired by something photographer Chase Jarvis once said: "The Best Camera is the One That's With You." The exhibition has been extended through May 5. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
110 N.E. 36th St., Miami, Info@philanthrofest.com, Philanthrofest.com
Philanthrofest, six hours of music, art, fashion, food and entertainment at a party to promote philanthropy, kicks off at noon April 14.
4141 N.E. Second Ave., Suite 104, Miami, Primaryflight.com
In the Valle de los Caidos, an exhibition by conceptual artist and University of Arizona professor Lawrence Gipe, will include large-scaled mixed media paintings, a video installation and small works addressing "fascist-era iconography and structures of his contentious subject: the Santa Cruz de la Valle de los Caidos cathedral – a gigantic Roman Catholic basilica built by Generalissimo Francisco Franco as a tomb for himself." The show opens with a private collectors preview 6-9 p.m. April 13 and an opening reception 7-11 p.m. April 14.
|An untitled work from Daniel Marosi's Engagement at Ricart Gallery (Photo courtesy of the artist)|
3900 N.E. First Ave., Miami, 305-576-5000, Ricartgallerymiami.com
Engagement, an exhibition of Daniel Marosi's new drawings and paintings about how "intimacy between people progresses in unexpected ways" opens with a reception at 7 p.m. April 14
Robert Fontaine Gallery
2349 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 305-397-8530, Robertfontainegallery.com
Collective Memory features the work of Nick Gentry, a London artist who explores blue, black or gray floppy disks as symbolic of "the harsh world of obsolescence" by painting portraits on them and using the round metal center as the subjects' very dilated eye. Handwritten labels hint at the disk's content, reminding viewers of the uniqueness of each, the rapid speed of changing technology and the importance of remembering and reflecting as we embrace change. The show opens 6-10 p.m. April 14 and runs through April 30.
|Detail from Clark F. DeCapite Jr's #3 Untitled|
2200 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 305-284-3161 or M.email@example.com, As.miami.edu/art
Incandescent: Smoke and Mirrors, the Master of Fine Arts exhibition by Clark F. DeCapite Jr. explored the origins of self through routine experiences and "the use of utilitarian artifacts such as light bulbs, mirrors and crate structures ... In considering the roles that environment, society, time and memory play within the creation of personal identities, the artist speaks of the common experiences and fears that help to mold us into the individuals that we once were, are and will be." The show will open with a reception from 2-9 p.m. April 14 and run through April 27.
Zadok Art Gallery
2534 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-438-3737, Zadokgallery.com
Free Death & Harry Houdini is billed as "a night of magic, mystery and illusion" to "celebrate the Miami premiere of the House Theater of Chicago's production of Death and Harry Houdini." The event will feature Smoke and Mirrors, Christiaan Lopez-Miro's photographs that offer an insider look at Magic Castle in Los Angeles as well as a book signing and magic performed by the International Brotherhood of Magicians, 7 to 10 p.m. April 14 during Second Saturday Art Walk in Wynwood. Admission is free. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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