Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Art of Thursday

General Audience Presents
769 N.E. 125th St., Miami,,

Architectural Archetypes, a solo-exhibition of mixed-media sculpture and new works on paper by multidisciplinary New York based artist Derrick Adams, is a continuation of the Deconstruction Worker series the artist exhibited earlier this year at Jack Tilton Gallery in New York.

In this show, which references "structures seen in the cityscape and the presence of humanity within as prototypes made and used as a general model for representation,"Adams uses ink, pencil, paint, crayon, printed shelf-liner and other faux surfaces to make "minimal geometric constructions of angular human figures that seemingly live both in a state of deconstruction at the same time as if in the process of being built."

Adams’ practice, which incorporates architectural processes and their varied presentation strategies, is "focuses on the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface while exploring the shape-shifting force of popular culture in our lives."

His exhibition will open in a new project space owned by Lissette Garcia, a Miami-based art advisor and independent curator and Genaro Ambrosino, owner and director of Ambrosino Gallery. The show opens 6-9 p.m. Sept. 27 and runs through Oct. 10.

Cafeina Wynwood Lounge
297 N.W. 23rd St., Miami, 305-438-0792,

Small Works, an exhibition presented by Miami's Independent Thinkers, will feature work by Ahol Sniffs Glue, Alfredo Perez, Buddah Funk, Choose Your Peace, 305 Kid, Denise Diaz, Emerson Calderon, Humberto Vento, JeanPaul Mallozzi, Jel Martinez, Katia Danilova, Juan Erman Gonzalez, Mary Larsen, Ryan Hayoun and Tracy Cristal. The show will open with live jazz from Wendy Pedersen from 7 p.m. to midnight Sept. 27 and run through Oct. 1.

Those who arrive early can enjoy happy hours, which includes $4 beer and wine, $5 tapas, $6 well drinks and $7 specialty cocktails from 5-8 p.m.  

De la Cruz Collection
23 N.E. 41st St., Miami, 305-576-6112,

Ana Mendieta in Context: Public and Private Work, Miami-based artist and activist Cesar Trasobares's illustrated overview on Ana Mendieta's development as an artist, will focus on the works she created from 1981 to 1983. The talk will cover the contexts of her work (site, performance, video, drawing and sculpture) and will reference other artists' works as examples of the historic and anthropological sources of her iconography.

For 40 years, Trasobares, who served as Executive Director of Miami-Dade County's Art in Public Places Program from 1985-90, has been organizing exhibitions and written texts about Cuban American Art in the United States. He is currently writing Among Friends, a personal memoir about his friendship with Ana Mendieta, Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Carlos Alfonzo.

His talk will begin at 8 p.m. Sept. 27, just after Dim Sum, which will be served at 7:30 p.m.

ActivistArtistA Gallery
422 W. Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, 786-521-1199, 

They don't call him Renda Writer for nothing
The Writing's on the Wall, an art exhibition in which Renda Writer, a poet and artist who has had a very long and involved relationship with yellow legal pads and blue ink, will exhibit and offer for sale all of his writings, some of which have been incorporated into collaborations with other local artists including Invi, DC One, Niki Lopez, Jeff Dekal, Mo Brenner, David Mann, Rei Ramirez, Sole Del Real, Kimmie Lovin, Craig McInnis, Carlos Solano, Jonathan Fields, Cierra Robinson, Gina Bentivegna and Byron Keith Byrd.

The exhibition will also feature music by DJ Stevie D and visitors may buy food truck edible, H2Yo water or a copy of Coping Mechanism, a book of Writer's handwritten poetry accompanied by illustrations by INVI. In keeping with the theme, the entire floor of the gallery will be painted like a yellow legal pad and feature a collaboration of Renda Writer's handwritten poetry and Chan Shepherd's art. Oh, and Renda will also introduce his new jewelry line.

The show's closing party is 9-11 p.m. Sept. 27 during the monthly art walk for Boynton Beach Art District  (B-BAD).  Read Arterpillar's Sun-Sentinel with Renda Writer.

Locust Projects
3852 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-576-8570, 

Art Pharmacology No. 4: Miami as Public Art Playground is the fourth in a series of talks presented by LegalArt, a non-profit downtown Miami art space that offers artists programs, legal assistance and referrals and a live/work residency program, and Art Practical, a San Francisco-based online magazine that's participating in LegalArt’s Residency Program and will publish a November issue about Miami’s art scene.

The discussion, which will be moderated by Tess Thackara and include speakers Brandi Reddick, Agustina Woodgate and Misael Soto, will address questions such as "What place does Miami take as global model for public art?" " What impact — concrete or intangible — does public art have on the community?" and "When public art is sanctioned, where does the underground go?"

The events run 6-7 p.m. Sept. 27.

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