285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, 305-603-8067, Coralgablesmuseum.org
Upcycled: New Life for Discarded Materials, an exhibition featuring work by Regina Jestrow, Lucinda Linderman will open with an artists' reception (6-7 p.m. Sept. 7) during Gallery Night Live, a free evening of live music, a cash bar on the museum plaza and access to Upcycled and other exhibitions including Arte Nuevo/Ciudad Antigua: Contemporary Art From Sister City La Antigua, Guatemala and Design for a Living World.
Gallery Night Live runs 6-9 p.m. Sept. 7 in the Anthony R. Abraham Family Gallery. If you miss it, there will be another on on Oct. 5.
101 N.E. 40th St., Miami, 305-573-2101, 101exhibit.com
Urban Narrative, a solo exhibition presented by Juxtapoz Magazine, The Michael Margulies Artist Agency and The Mixed Media Collective, will feature more than 20 pop-surrealistic works by São Paolo-based street surrealist, Claudio Ethos and local artist Ruben Ubiera. Organizers promise a compelling look into pop-surrealism and on opening night, free signature cocktails by The Black Grouse, Cutty Sark, Brugal Room and Perrier, and beats by DJ YSL.
The show opens 7 to 11 p.m. Sept. 7 and runs through Sept. 30, and will also be open 6-9 p.m. Sept. 8 for the art walk.
|A series of eight etchings with silver leaf from Julie Hill's A Rake's Progress|
100 NE 11th Street, Miami, 305-607-5527, Dimensonsvariable.net.
A Rake’s Progress, an installation by London-based artist Julie Hill, is the first in Dimension Variable's new downtown home. The exhibition is described as "a contemporary adaptation of William Hogarth’s 18th century satirical work of the same name, retold in light of the recent financial crisis."
As revealed in a statement about the show, "A trail of opened letters spills across the floor indicating their recipient’s sudden departure, hurried in a state of fear or panic. The debris left in his wake tells the story of a man’s demise through the reckless allocation of credit and the savagery of debt. Amongst the ruins shattered ‘plastic’ and scattered ephemera glints madly with the illusion of capital.
"'Rake', short for '‘Rakehell,' is a historic term applied to a man who is habituated to immoral conduct. Often a Rake was someone who wasted his (usually inherited) fortune on gambling, wine, women and song, incurring lavish debts in the process.Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress shows in eight prints the reckless life of Tom Rakewell, the son of a rich merchant, who wastes all his inheritance on luxurious living, whoring, and gambling, and ultimately finishes his life in Bedlam (mental asylum) – a story with particular relevance today in light of the excesses in lending and borrowing by both individuals and institutions."
Hill's etchings, which reference Hogarth’s original medium, contain wider references to popular culture and economic theories and illustrate how "excessive consumption and the obsessive pursuit of wealth is bankrupting us not only financially but emotionally, morally and environmentally."
As an extension of this fact and fiction, show organizers note that a public notice will appear over the course of the exhibition, which opens 7-10 p.m. Sept. 7 and runs through Oct. 20 in the 20,000-square-foot complex that DV now shares with Bas Fisher Invitational, TM Sisters and Turn-based Press. The building, once the site of Capt. Harry's Fishing Supply, is one block east of LegalArt.
|Homestead, Florida 1979, a gelatin silver print by Bill Maguire|
2620 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 786-486-7248, Dinamitranigallery.com
Light in the Shadows: Photographs by William Maguire and Roberto Riverti is an exhibition of two contemporary photographers shooting "black-and-white night photography with a classic sensibility" in works that document their countries and cultures.
Maguire, a professor at Florida International University, will exhibit motorcycle and car photographs, taken in the 1970s and larger, framed works described as "quiet depictions of desolate landscapes illustrating architectural structures, vehicles and the occasional human figure caught in the mysterious glow of a streetlamp or lit neon sign" Riverti, an Argentine who moved to Uruguay, photographs buildings and places after sunset, and captures "scenes with a romantic view depicting a reverence for his South American landscapes.
The show opens at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 and runs through Nov. 2. The exhibition will also be open 4 to 9 p.m. for Sept. 8 art walk. Regular hours are 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
|Emmett Moore's solo exhibition Surface Tension will be on exhibit through Oct. 13 at Gallery Diet in Miami.|
174 N.W. 23rd St., Miami, 305-571-2288, Gallerydiet.com
Surface Tension, a solo exhibition by Miami artist Emmett Moore, who will show a series of limited edition furniture objects in which he continues "his investigation into natural and man-made patterns that draw out the differences between reality and illusion, façade, and structure." His exhibition extends into the Project Room which will house his collaboration with Chris Johnson and Conor Klein. The trio's project spans three cities; Miami, London, and New York. The show opens 6-9 p.m. Sept. 7. It will also be open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 8 and run through Oct. 13.
2519 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 305-456-1784, Lestersmiami.com
Miami Rail's Issue 2 release party, featuring the second installment of the art publication that's considered an editorially independent expansion of the Brooklyn Rail, will include sounds from resident DJs of Nomemories. The party starts at 9 p.m. Sept. 7.
|Tom De Vita's "Eve" is on exhibit in Serendipity at Studio 18 in Pembroke Pines|
1101 Poinciana Drive, Pembroke Pines, 954-961-6067, Ppines.com/studio18
Serendipity, a group show featuring work by Dawn V., Jacklyn LaFlamme, Ruben Ubiera, Debra Kaszovitz, Michael Harris John Antczak, Jonathan Brender, Tom De Vita, Ana Aguerreverre and others, will hold its artist a salon in conjunction with the opening of Imagination Squared, a community art project featuring more than 500 squares, created by artists of all ages, opens 7 p.m. Sept. 7.
|Justin Long's "Bow Movement" opens Sept. 7.|
1650 Harrison St., 954-921-3274, Artandculturecenter.org
Justin H. Long: Bow Movement, a site-specific exhibition in which the Miami artist explores his passion for the sea and sailboat racing with a mixed-media gallery installation that includes "a skeleton of the hull of a 60-foot-long sailboat," sailboat-racing related videos and a map highlighting significant travels by sailboats throughout history, opens 6-9 p.m. Sept. 7 and runs through Oct. 21. Read Arterpillar's story on Justin H. Long in the Sept. 7 issue of Sun-Sentinel's Showtime.
|Lori Nozick's "Walkabout" opens Sept. 7.|
Lori Nozick: Walkabout, a site-specific installation that focuses on "the concept of a journey through the wilderness that takes place as an adolescent or young adult. Nozick presents life as a walkabout in which we continually explore the unknown in order to discover one’s self in relationship to the universe." The show opens in the Project Room from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 7 and runs through Oct. 21.