|Colin Chillag + Group show 04 at 101/Exhibit in Miami (Photo courtesy of 101/Exhibit)|
101 N.E. 40th St., Miami, 305-573-2101, 101exhibit.com
Colin Chilllag + Group Show 04 featuring work byAlfred Steiner, Kellesimone Waits, Siobhan McClure, Michel Modell, D.Dominick Lombardi, Marcus Jansen, Joshua Hagler, Gabriel Grün, Pat Rocha, Charles Pfahl, Jason Shawn Alexander, David Michael Bowers, Robert Fleisher, Isabelle du Toit, Claudio Ethos, Hendrick Beikirch, Michelle Hinebrook, Zac Walsh, Russell Shoemaker, Ian Larson, Heather Nevay, Jorge Santos, Chambliss Giobbi, Christopher Carter, Ted Vasin, Josh Suda, Brett Amory and Ananda Balingit Lefils, runs through Aug. 1. Check out this Juxtapoz Magazine feature on his deconstructed portraits.
The Art Place
2722 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 786-709-1842, Theartplacewynwood.wordpress.com
First Annual Juried Painting Show featuring the works of 19 artists from Florida and beyond, was juried by Diane Camber, director emeritas at Bass Museum of Art; Danilo Gonzalez, director and curator of The Art Place Wynwood; and sculptor and painter Emilio Adan Martinez. Featured artists will include Andrew Ackerman, J Bellicchi, Marcela García Bonini, Tesa Burch, Toa Castellanos, Cindy Eden, Lauren Fogg, Ron Francis, Dale Stryker, Vince 'BadPanda' Herrera, Ana Maria Hoyos, Kandy Lopez, Christine Lyall, Michelle Oravitz, Amber Quimby, Jessica Rivo, Vicente Forte Sillié, Lori Simon and Debra Yates. The exhibition will run through July 30.
|Ryan McCann will exhibit in Summer Reading at Black Square Gallery (Photo courtesy of Black Square Gallery)|
2248 N.W. First Place, Miami, 305-424-5002, Blacksquaregallery.com
Summer Reading, a exhibition of text-based art curated by Anna Milashevyc, will feature works by six artists in one of Black Square's rare group projects. The roster include Claire Jeanine Satin, creator of large outdoor text projects and artbooks; Kyu-Hak Lee, who uses rolled newspaper to make monumental wall installations; Pablo Lehmann, who cuts out his philosophical essays on paper and vinyl with an X-acto knife; Patrizia Giambi, who creates photographs and installations that address "the communicative problems of modern society," Ryan McCann, who uses text in the images he burns into wood, and Tony Vazquez, who creates collages of magazine text and images on canvas. The show opens 6-10 p.m. July 14 and runs through Sept. 5. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
|Andrew Nigon's "Artificial Candy Makes My Teeth Hurt" will be on exhibit in the DCG Open, (Photo courtesy of the artist)|
2234 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 305-573-8110, Davidcastillogallery.com
DCG Open, the gallery's annual summer survey of artists from South Florida, will be curated by Brandi Reddick, Artists and Communications Manager for Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places Program and Curator of the Miami-Dade Public Art Collection.
Reddick, who explored various concepts of sculpture for the latest edition of DCG, chose 19 artists for the show. Exhibiting artists are: Nellie Appleby, Jessica Arias, Kevin Arrow, David Brieske, Martin Casuso, Matu Croney, Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez, Karen Starosta-Gilinski, Victoria Gitman, Juan Jose Griego, Moira Holohan, Alma Leiva, Lucinda Linderman, Andrew Nigon, Jonathan Rockford, Carrie Sieh, Sleeper, Valeria Yamamoto and David Zalben. The show runs through July 24. Read Aterpillar's story on the DCG Open 2012. The gallery will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 14.
|"Domestic Duality: by Patricia Schnall Gutierrez will be on exhibit at Dina Mitrani Gallery. (Photo courtesy of the artist)|
2620 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 786-486-7248, Dinamitranigallery.com
Women's Perspectives is billed as a group exhibition of "photo-based work, where each piece has been conceived as a series. Consisting of four or more images each, they are examples of how multiple perspectives can better describe a concept, story, or narrative. The artworks in the exhibition are groupings that can work cinematically frame by frame in some cases, and in others, depictions of how fragmentation can complete an idea or visual expression."
Exhibiting artists include Amalia Caputo, Vicenta Casañ, Marina Font, Deborah Goldman, Peggy Levison Nolan, Patricia Schnall Gutierrez and Viviana Zargon. The exhibition runs through Aug. 24. Read Arterpillar's story on Patricia Schnall Gutierrez. The gallery will be open 4-9 p.m. for July 14 Second Saturday Art Walk.
|Juan Carlos Arana's Bulls Eye will be on exhibit at District Factory. (Photo courtesy of the artist)|
3900 N.E. First Ave., Miami, Districtfactory.com
Juan Carlos Arana, the featured artist this month, is inspired by people life, nature, and recently, Charlie Chaplin, whose film scenes Arana captures in his work.
Arana notes his appreciation of history and nostalgia for his own childhood. Growing up in Cali, Colombia with many cousins his age and later in New York, he notes that "Fond memories are all I have of a world where there was no responsibility and no social pressure - just pure bliss."
His current work centers around children of the Industrial Revolution. "When viewing photographs of that time, a deep sadness strikes me ... that these children, at such a young age, were put through horrid circumstances as our country was built. Living without a childhood to be fond of stirs me in such a way. I am compelled to create this fantasy world where the children can experience that which most people now long for: running around free from obligations, riding your bike until it is dark out, playing with friends and inventing new games. I give these children that long lost childhood in my work."
His exhibition at District Factory will take place 7-10 p.m. July 14
|Eleazar Delgado's "Awakenings" will be on exhibit at Eleazar Delgado Studio. (Photo courtesy of the artist)|
2703 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 305-814-6588, Eleazardelgado.com
Behind the Lights, a collection of Eleazar Delgado's Miami-inspired art and a chance to see the artist at work in a behind-the-scenes setting, 6 to 10 p.m. July 14.
|Dan Attoe's "Something New" will be on exhibit in Things Beyond Our Control at Snitzer (Photo courtesy of Fredric Snitzer Gallery)|
2247 N.W. First Place, Miami, 305-448-8976, Snitzer.com (Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday)
Things Beyond Our Control, a group exhibition curated by Miami collector Andrew Reed, will feature works by Dan Attoe, Hernan Bas, Naomi Fisher, Keith Haring, Rashid Johnson, Anton Kannemeyer, Marilyn Minter, Jonathan Meese, Richard Mosse, Man Ray, Lucas Samaras, Malick Sidibe, David Shrigley, Hank Willis Thomas, Michael Vasquez, Carlos Vega, Kara Walker and Chen Wei.
Each artist addresses "questions of agency, structure and the ability of art, specifically pictorial art, to come into contact with the conditions of its own production."
As Snitzer puts it in its press release, "The 'beyond' has been, at different moments, a Platonic Ideal, a hallucinatory dreamworld, a utopian vision. But in this specific historical moment, the works in the show raise a slightly darker prospect ... that what is beyond our control is specifically our ability to imagine, in a compelling way, any sort of 'beyond' at all ..."
The exhibition opens 7-9 p.m. July 14 and runs through Aug. 13.
105 N.W. 23rd St., Miami, 305-200-5349, Gabstudio.com
Revolving Door Project Supporting Artists Ami Lawson, Andrea Mattia, Ernesto Kunde, Monique Lassooij and Robert Bery will exhibit in the first of a series of three shows by Earth Angel Outreach, which conducts street outreach for child advocacy organizations throughout Miami, 7-10 p.m. July 14. For more info on the project, visit Revolvingdoorproject.org.
|Leave It to Beavers at Gallery Diet (Image courtesy of Gallery Diet)|
174 N.W. 23rd St., Miami, 305-571-2288, Gallerydiet.com
Leave it to Beavers curated by Gina Beavers, is the first in a two-part summer series presented by Art Blog, Art Blog, a curatorial project by Joshua Abelow. The exhibition, which will feature work by Anya Kielar, Carla Edwards, Christy Gast, Denise Kupferschmidt, Fabienne Lasserre, Holly Coulis, Katherine Bernhardt, Letha Wilson and Lia Lowenthal, will run through July 14. The gallery will be open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for July 14 Second Saturday Art Walk.
The Hangar Arts Initiative
2235 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 305-571-0970, Hangargallery.com
The Hangar will exhibit works by Llorente, Sandy Maranesi, Manuel Mazzanti, Melissa McCabe, Carolina Mishaan, Luis Arturo Mora, Kareem Piper, Krystle Pizzuti, Juan Restrepo, Burne Richardson and Allywillgetyou.
|Image courtesy of HACS|
72 N.W. 25th St., Miami, 305-576-1645, Hardcoreartmiami.com
Radical Genealogy: The Decline of Dauphins, Courtesans, and Hounds, an exhibition curated by Aluna Curatorial Collective, will feature works by Carlos Gámez de Francisco, who according to HACS, "appropriates the aesthetic of the opulent and decadent atmosphere of the days of the last French monarchs to create a parable of absolute power. Black humor serves as the narrative thread linking pictorial scenes in which the bloody and the absurd converge with ostentatious fashion. Each frame opens a window onto a story that functions simultaneously as a prophetic mirror: in its background one may catch a glimpse of the fate that awaits the characters thriving on excessive power. "The show, featuring free cocktails from Mandarine Napoleon, will run 7-10 p.m. July 14.
|Robert Jimenez's "Mr. Quince" at Simian Spectacle (Photo courtesy of the artist)|
2294 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 305-989-3359, Haroldgolengallery.com
Simian Spectacle is a show curated by Robert Jimenez, who says he has loved drawing apes, particularly chimps, since he was a kid. "I always get asked why I paint them and I think the one thing that influenced me the most was watching the Planet of The Apes films over and over again as a child in Brooklyn," he says. "The Gorillas scared the hell out of me and the chimps who were more compassionate, in particular Cornelius, were very moving to me. The were almost as much prisoners on the planet as the humans were."
|"Orson" by Robert Jimenez (Courtesy of the artist)|
Jimenez wasn't alone in his passion for monkey and chimps, noting that they would also pop up in works by fellow artists Doug Horne and Sam Gambino. The trio began chatting via Facebook about how cool it would be to have an all ape/monkey show, and Jimenez approached gallery owner Harold Golen about their dream.
Golen liked the idea but like most galleries was already booked through year's end, Jimenez explains. But in April, when Jimenez exhibited at Golen's Hukilau, he mentioned that he had a July slot open for the monkey show and asked if wanted to curate it.
He did indeed. "I've never done anything like that before, it sounded like fun so I took it on," he says. Golen already had two artists in mind and Jimenez rounded up others. The exhibition will now include works by Gambino, Horne, Anthony Carpenter, Eddy Crosby, El Gato Gomez, Mulder 142, Janet Luru Rudawsky, Nik Satterfield, Stephanie Jaffe Werner and of course, Jimenez, who will exhibit six works including a a steampunk orangutan titled "Mr. Quince."
"We wanted some sort of actual Simian presence at the show," Jimenez says. "Through LuRu, one of the artists in the show, we found Mikey, an organ grinder monkey. Mikey will be at the opening."
The exhibition opens 6-11 p.m. July 14 and runs through 5 p.m. Aug. 4.
|Christina Pettersson's "The Sentinel" will be on exhibit at Salon de Notre Société at Primary Projects. (Photo courtesy of the artist)|
4141 N.E. Second Ave., Miami, Primaryprojectspace.com (Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday)
Salon de Notre Société, a nod to the historical Salon des Refusés of Paris, ihighlights the paintings, photography, sculpture and installations of more than 46 artists in an exhibition tat pay homage to "outsiders."
“The institution that governed ‘Salon de Paris’ in the 1600s and 1700s was very elitist and rejected artists who later became some of the most influential of that period, including Édouard Manet,” explains one of Primary Projects three curators Chris Oh in a statement abut the show. “In retaliation, these supposed ‘rejects’ created their own forum called ‘Salon des Refusés.’ To a certain degree, we can identify because we’ve been marginalized in similar way by the art world for most of our lives and at various stages of our careers.”
The exhibition, which will feature more than 400 works by emerging and established artists, will focus on affordable works that the projects curators expect to increase in value over time.
The show will include work by Nick Arehart, Autumn Casey, Felice Grodon, Douglas Hoekzema, Miru Kim, Stormie Mills, Emmett Moore, Edouard Nardon, Andrew Nigon, Jessy Nite, Jeffrey Noble, Brandon Opalka, Christina Pettersson, Melanie Ratcliff, Rebeca Raney, Johnny Robles, Jonathan Rockford, Samantha Salzinger, Karen Starosta Gilinski, Tatiana Suarez and Antonia Wright.
The show runs through July. Hours listed above.
|Photo by Arterpillar|
2311 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, Product81.com
Get Lost, Brian Butler's first solo exhibition, is a collection of paintings, photos and sculpture that he notes was inspired be years of getting lost on America's back roads while on "the quest for great miniature golf."
The exhibit, which will include a mural, and a playable miniature golf hole, chronicles a journey that began about five years ago when he and his wife Colby pair set out to visit and document around 80 mini-golf courses in their home state of Massachusetts. This exhibit is pure summer fun and anyone who can get that golf ball in deserves an ice cream cone.
Krisp will perform at the exhibition, which has been held over for a second Second Saturday.
|Troy Abbott's "SHIT FACE," an installation of 300+ rolls of handscreened Marilyn on toilet paper, 2012 (Photo courtesy of Robert Fontaine Gallery)|
2349 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 305-397-8530, Robertfontainegallery.com
Warhol Is Over? is an exhibition of 11 emerging and established artists who explore the art world in the wake of, as Fontaine puts it, "one extravagant persona and attention-grabbing artist named Andy Warhol."
As the hot summer months proceed to slow down some Wynwood galleries, Robert Fontaine launches a visual exploration of Warhol's influence on the art world. "It's actually the biggest show of the year for us thrown into the middle of summer to keep the excitement alive in Wynwood during the down months," he says.
The exhibition, featuring work by Paul Warhola, Damian Hirst, Tina La Porta, Troy Abbott, Simon Thompson, RYCA, Paul Rousso, Josafat Miranda, Paul Insect, Jesse Faber and Mantis, is an exploration of how Warhol's fame affected their own work and the market today. The show opens 6-9 p.m. July 14 and runs through July 31. Regular gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
|Asser Sant-Val's "Stop There"at UM Gallery. (Photo courtesy of UM Gallery)|
Wynwood Building, 2750 N.W. Third Ave., Suite 4, Miami, 305-284-3161, As.miami.edu/art/
Miami Art Museum staff exhibition will consist of 30 recent works including painting, sculpture, photography, installation and performance by 21 artists. The artists are Raymond Adrian, Michael Balbone, Kyle Barnette, David Brieske, Juan Carballo, Marcos Cherlo, Clifton Childree, José Herazo-Osorio, Kerry Keeler, Dave Kudzma, Sinisa Kukec, Rosa Naday Garmendia, Jay Oré, Bennie Osborne, Jahaira Rios-Galves, Phaedra Robinson, Asser Saint-Val, Colin Sherrell, Isabel Sobrevilla, Misael Soto and Janese Weingarten. The exhibition, curated by Jay Oré, will have opening receptions 2-9 p.m. July 14 and Aug. 11. Regular gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
2534 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-438-3737, Zadokgallery.com
Echo's Breath, a solo exhibition by Alain LeFort who creates landscapes from images or fragments from numerous images captured in nature, presents his photographic journey through the Florida Everglades. The artist, who earned his degree in photography at Concordia University, digitally "sews" the images together to create pictures that allow to abandon their urban confines for "primitive unconscious fantasies." The event, presented in collaboration with the Everglades Foundation and WLRN, runs through July. The gallery will be open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for July 14 Second Saturday Art Walk.
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