Friday, November 09, 2012

Second Saturday Art Walk

It's that time of the month again: Second Saturday Art Walk. Where does the time go? There goes another month, then another year, then another decade. It all slips by so quickly ... but enough about that. Miami is gearing up for Art Basel, and this weekend's art walk will include some of the first previews of what's in store for next month ....

Here's a list of some of the many shows happening this weekend.

Untitled coffee-on-wood by Jose Ramirez (Courtesy of ACND Gallery of Art)
ACND Gallery of Art
Archbishop Curley Notre Dame, 4949 NE Second Ave., Miami, 305-751-8367 or

Art from Within, an exhibition featuring works by ACND Prep teachers Yunier Cervino Oliver and Jose Ramirez, will feature Oliver's oil paintings and Ramirez mixed-media works on wood and canvas. Oliver, who has a bachelor of fine arts in Illustration from the Ringling College of Art in Sarasota,  has done comics, medical and architectural illustrations, graphic design, and paintings, while Ramirez experiments with various techniques, including painting with coffee on wood to create sepia tones like those found in antique photographs. The show opens 7 p.m. Nov. 10 and runs through Jan. 18. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free.

Abba Fine Art
233 N.W. 36th St., Miami, 305-576-4278,


An Unborn Child Leaves a Shadow on the Soul, an installation by Debra Holt, is described in a press release from Abba Fine Art as "a stark and moving commentary on the sanctity of life and the volatile issue of abortion" that "engages viewers to enter and experience symbols of pre-birth, fetal death and a child's perspective on life."

According to ABF, the show is "an amalgam of sculptures, found objects and photography, staged to reflect the artist's reverence of the innocence of childhood and horror and sorrow over the needless death of the fetus" and "meant to jar the senses and create a sense of horror ..."

Holt's installation contains broken dolls, antique furniture, stuffed animals, scattered toys, a girl (doll) coloring at a desk and a "lifelike newborn" in a crib beneath the words "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Do you know how special you are?" (while the song plays aloud) and "the depiction of bloody parts of aborted fetuses." The component billed as "the most potent reflection of all' is a pink-rose framed mirror atop an inscription that reads "What have we done?"

The exhibition will run through Nov. 30, and hours are noon to 10 p.m. Nov. 10. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Eva Berendes, silk, silk paint, steel lacquer and magnets. (Courtesy of CRG Gallery via Rockaway PR)
Arevalo Gallery
151 N.E. 40th St., Suite 200, Miami, 305-860-3311,

Extending the Line I, is  the inaugural exhibition of the new Project Room the gallery established to form a stronger connection between Latin American and international abstract artists. Curated by Kaufman Vardy Projects, the show will coincide with the main gallery's show featuring Brazilian artist Macaparana. The Project Room show will include work by Eva Berendes, Sara Bichão, James Busby, Cris Gianakos, Gordon Moore, and Nan Swid. The show will run through Nov. 23. Regular hours are 10 .m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Art @ O
O Cinema, 90 N.W. 29th St., Miami, Cat Del Buono at

Swimming Upstream is an exhibition of works by 19 New York and Miami-based artists, each of whom offers their own interpretation of the theme. The works, according to curators Cat Del Buono and Diana Leidel, are focused on the aquatic, the struggle of the female artist, or both.

Swimming Upstream by Cat Del Buono
The exhibition includes video, collage, photography, and painting by a roster of emerging and established artists that includes Amanda Church, Marina Font, Gillian Crosson, Jade Doskow, Teresa Forsch, Veronica Frenning, Gina Margillo, Estelle Nichols, Sarah Palmer, Diana Leidel, Anja Wade, Antonia Wright and others.

Del Buono's floor installation, a video that shows swimmers swimming in what appears to be an undeground pool, prompted the show, which now includes "And There I Was Fulfilling Myself in Some Amazing Way," Gabriela Vainsencher's watercolor about a fish's contemplation, Kim Butler's photo of "a gas mask-clad damsel in a river," and "Monsters, "Miami artist Toa Castellanos' collage of a makeshift woman.

The exhibition will run through Nov. 30 at Art@O inside O Cinema. Hours are from 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (until the cinema closes for the night). Contact Cat Del Buono at or Diana Leidel at

See Cat Del Buono's very short video, "Equal/Unequal" at Tap Into Miniature show at The Art Place.
The Art Place
2722 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 786-709-1842,

Tap Into Miniature is a juried exhibition featuring work by Angeles Bottaro, Annette Jaret, Beatrice McClelland, Carolina Llano, Cat Del Buono, Christy Perez, Colleen Newcomb, Cory Hunter, Dale Stryker, Debra Yates, Diana Unterspan, Dlynn Roll, Esther Mendoza, Isabelle Chestnut, Janet M. Mueller, Jennifer Caunedo, Juan Carlos Castellanos, Liana Garcia, Luisa Basnuevo, Maranesi, Marcela Garcia Bonini, Misoo Filan, Nicole M. Cabrera, Rosee Camafreita, Timothy Hicks and Toa Castellanos.  The show, opens with a reception that will include a best-in-show announcement, 6-11 p.m. Nov. 10.

Pablo Lehmann's "The Scribe's House" opens during the Nov. 10 Second Saturday Art Walk. (Image courtesy of Black Square Gallery)
Black Square Gallery
2248 N.W. First Place, Miami, 305-424-5002,


The Scribe's House, a solo exhibition by Pablo Lehmann, includes photography, installation, sculptures, limited edition portfolios and paper cut-outs. You can read all about Lehmann on Black Square's web site.  His show will open during the Nov. 10 art walk and remain on exhibit through Jan. 5.

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

Irreversible Magazine Art Walk Party will include a reception and artists with the December 2012 cover feature winners selected by a panel that included Bernice Steinbaum, Carol Damian, Alejandro Mendoza, Lunch Box Gallery directors Rodolfo Vanmarcke and Elaine Minionis, art critic Carlos Suarez de Jesus and Armando Colina of Arvil Gallery, Mexico. Selected artists include cover winner Edwin Villasmil, first place winner Kathy Kissik, honorable mentions sculptor Lori Nozick and photographer Noah David Bau, mention Carlos Caballero and guest artist Alejandra Mendoza

Participating artists will include Marina Font, Aimee Hertog, Alexios Avlamis, Amber Quimby, Astolfo Funes, Clara Varas, Aida Tejada, Cynthia Patrick, Ernesto Kunde, JeanPaul Mallozzi, Jon McIntosh, Katiuska Gonzalez, Marcelo Daldoce, Mariusz Navratil, Patricia Schnall Gutierrez, PJ Mills, Tania Marmolejo, Todd Britingham, Chika Matsuda and Kerri Corser.The meet-the-artists reception, featuring sounds by DJ Supersede and Tom  LaRoc, runs 7-10 p.m. Nov. 10. 

Dina Mitrani Gallery
2620 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 786-486-7248,

Willy Ronis: Paris, is an exhibition  of images in which the artists captures simple pleasures of everyday life during from the 1930s through '50s in Paris.

According to a press release from Mitrani, Ronis who was born born in Paris in 1910 and lived to be 99, developed his sense of composition by working with his father in the family's portrait studio and studying piano with his mother. "After his father’s death in 1936, Ronis joined the photo agency Rapho, where he worked alongside Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau and other photographers and like his colleagues wandered the streets of Paris, where he took the photos in this exhibition.

After his photographs began appearing in LIFE magazine, Ronis' work was included in " French Photographers, and The Family of Man,  both of which took place in the 1950s at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and several books and monographs were published on his work, which has since been included in major museums and public and private collections worldwide.

The exhibition, held in collaboration with California-bsed Peter Fetterman Gallery, runs Nov. 10 through Jan. 11, and will include a book signing and reception with Fetterman, gallerist and author of Woman, at 7 p.m. Dec. 3. Regular hours are 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
Internal Migrations" Powdered Pigments on Canvas by Mario Velez (Courtesy of Etra Fine Art)
Etra Fine Art
50 N.E. 40th St., Miami, 305-438-4383,

Mario Velez Retrospective, showcasing the 20-year career of Mario Velez, a Colombian minimalist artist inspired by the Bauhaus approach to design, opens 7-10 p.m. Nov. 10 and runs through Dec. 7. Regular hours are 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.

Gallery Diet

174 N.W. 23rd St., Miami, 305-571-2288,

The Us and the It, Fabienne Lasserre's second solo exhibition at Gallery Diet features works described as "thin, curvilinear sculptures that have the abstract quality of a line and the tactility of a limb." The works, which feature steel rods wrapped in layers of dyed linen and acrylic polymer wrap, will be exhibited in the main gallery space while the gallery's project room will contain smaller, figure-like works by the artist. The show runs through Nov. 24.

59 N.W. 36th St., Miami, 305-989-6963,

XXML is a solo show that marks 20 years of photography for Marc Lagrange, a European photographer with a passion for nudes and portraits. The exhibition opens 7 p.m. Nov. 10 and runs through Nov. 30.

"Out Again," by iPhoneographer Jaime Ferreyros (Image courtesy of Lunch Box Gallery)
The Lunch Box Gallery
310 N.W. 24th St., Miami, 305-407-8131,

A Visual Diary of Jaime Ferreyros, is described as an exhibition about "the everyday journey of a man who finds himself in deep connectedness with his iPhone... every step of his way. ... A fresh and spontaneous image is charged with mood and even with time, through additives like textures, scratches, blurs and vignettes, giving us the clues to his wide sensitivity: from nostalgia to logic, from curiosity to abstractionism, they all become part of this visual diary of his inner world."
"Woman" by iPhoneographer Jaime Ferreyros (Courtesy of Lunch Box Gallery)

 In a statement about his work  Miami-based iPhoneographer Jaime Ferreyros notes that "My passion for photography goes back to 1976, and really got serious in 1981 while I went to the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Shooting in black-and- white film was what I loved the most. But in 2009, my world was redefined when my wife gave me an iPhone on Father's Day. I now see through the lens of a camera whose limitations push my creativity to unknown shades of color, texture, blur and noise. You're basically carrying a camera and a darkroom in your hand."

Taking photos without the burden of lugging around professional gear and huge lenses seems to appeal to the artist who has invented his own colors, tones and moods to better tell his story, on his own way, pace and comfort. "I believe iPhoneography is photography, but with a twist," he notes.

A Visual Diary of Jaime Ferreyros will run through Nov. 24. Regular hours are 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Robert Fontaine Gallery

2349 N.W. Second Ave, Miami, 305-397-8530,

New Works (or a glimpse of what's to come in early December) features art by a roster of represented and contemporary artists including Troy Abbott, Nick Gentry, Kathy Kissik, Tina La Porta and Josafat Miranda, all of whom will host the Robert Fontaine After Party that starts at 10 p.m. Nov. 10 at Ricochet Bar & Lounge (3250 Buena Vista Blvd., Midtown Miami). RSVP to

Spinello Projects (West of Wynwood)
2930 N.W. Seventh Ave., Miami, 786-271-4223, 
Lock Them Out and Bar the Door, Lock Them Out Forevermore is a solo exhibition by Manny Prieres, a Miami artist described as "part anthropologist, part draftsman, part historical scavenger" who "translates the dark beauty of marginalized literature and film ..."

In his latest solo show at Spinello, Prieries will present "reinventions of banned or censored publications that have, for a contemporary audience, curious (and often ironic) new meanings."

The show, according to Spinello Projects, takes its title from William S. Burroughs' opening words from the 1968 re-release of Danish filmmaker Benjamin Christensen's 1922 documentary horror film "depicting the potent superstitions and mythologies surrounding Satanism and the hysteria of the Medieval Christian clergy to purge themselves (and others) of its strange lures. ... Christensen's once widely banned creation has since become a critically relished, wildly popular cult classic."

Prieres's exhibition will include 30 black tone-on-tone drawings made identical in scale to books that were (or in some cases, still are) banned or challenged, as well as silkscreen prints of four books and 10 drawings that intertwine "subversive statements or propaganda atop innocent, decorative floral graphics."

The show is intended to challenge viewers to consider how each book or film was, before they knew it, a target of elimination. Closing reception is 7-10 p.m. Nov. 10.

Maitejosune Urrechaga's "Posh Cut" is in The Collage Pottage Show at Swampspace Gallery. (Image courtesy of the artist)
Swampspace Gallery

150 N.E. 42nd St., Miami, 305-758-4656, 

The Collage Pottage Show: Cut & Paste Recreation, an exhibition featuring collages by Beatriz Monteavaro, Bhakti Baxter, Sabetty Patterson, Brandon Opalka, Jeiddy Lopez, Bike Lane, Walter Latimer, Brookhart Jonquil, AD LER, George Horner, Christian Curiel, Loriel Beltran, Melanie Ratcliff, Daniel Newman, Natasha Velez, Clifton Childree, Douglas Hoekzema, Sleeper Speaks, Regina Duarte Jestrow, Stian Petter Roenning, Patricia Margarita Hernandez, Jessy Nite, Christina Pettersson, A.G. Viva (in collaboration with Rainer Davies), Kiki Valdez, Maitejosune Urrechaga, Mike Vasquez, Kevin Arrow, Juan Erman Gonzalez and Victor Muñiz. The show runs through Nov. 10. Regular hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Lamia Khorshid's "Muslim Bride" (Image courtesy of UM)
University of Miami Gallery

Wynwood Building, 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4, Miami, 305-284-3161,

Here and There, a two-artist showcase of recent works by UM faculty members Lamia Khorshid, an Egyptian born photographer who was educated in the U.S., and Alex Adams, who runs UM's glass studio and maintains a small art studio in Bird Road Arts District.

Khorshid, whose conceptually driven images explore "relationships, religion, the ebb and flow of family dynamics, and the idea of home as a transient ever changing space" began photographing herself and her displaced domestic settings after a 2010 divorce. She recently reconnected with her Muslim family and explores her relationship with them in Family Dynamics, a series she will show along with her self-portraits in the spaces she has called "home" during recent travels.

Adams, who has been working with glass for two decades, is most recently making works that include the use of float, crushed, slumped and blown glass, as well as wood and found object, some of which were acquired during a recent visit to the home of a compulsive hoarder.

The two-artist showcase opens with a reception 2-9 p.m. Nov 10 and runs through Nov. 23.

FAME will include the work of local artist Kazilla (Image courtesy of the artist)
 Villa 221
221 N.E. 17th Street, Miami,  347-575-2566,

Fame, an art event in a space described as "an 8,000 square-foot mansion with a huge tropical backyard," will feature art from Cope2, Indie 184, Alan Ket, Ghost AKA, Cousin Frank, Manny Muse, Col., Cern One, R.V. Robin Vanarsdol, Jager Vanarsdol, Erni Vales, TKID, HEC ONE LOVE, Jose Mertz, Trek 6, The Free Humanity, Kenny Scharf, DMC, DENZ, Kazilla, Alex Yanes, Evoca1, Remore, Oswald Franco, JNGL, Sheri A Friedman, Eduardo Mendieta, Jenna Zarillo, 305 KID, Courtney's Crafts, Ariella Goldstein and Chris Riggs for Mayor. The  exhibition opens at 11 p.m. Nov. 10 ( after Wynwood Art Walk), at 221 N.E. 17th St., Miami. A second three-hour opening will be held 11 p.m. Nov. 30.

The Warehouse Project
450 N.W. 27th St., Miami, 850-499-4755

Miami Mix 2012, an exhibition in The Art Place's new 7,300-square-foot Wynwood warehouse (a secondary location) will feature  works by Marcela Bonini,   Toa Castellanos, Claudia Di Paolo, Sol Gersh, Mark Gonzalez, Cory Hunter, Carolina Llano,  Rishona Cann, Maranesi, Scott Marsicano, Alexis Martinez, Beatrice McClelland, Lauren Ashley Munoz, Michelle Oravitz, Miguel Payano. Christy Perez, Judy Polstra, Juan Restrepo, Dlynn Roll, Santiago Rueda, Dale Stryker and April Saler, who is exhibiting her Lifespan Series: Before Cadmium Red Takes Over Violently, which contains several 20" x 20"done in fingerpainted oil.
"John" by Rishona Cann (Courtesy of the artist)

 As Saler notes in a statement about the series,  "Linear shapes that confine and trap the persistence of time by disrupting movement subsequently become power plays that are rich in their simplicity. Thick bands of paint viscerally assault non-conflict zones. The layering of these contrasting ideas and the dialog between them ultimately creates cohesive compositions. Subtle metamorphosis severs the past, present and future resulting in a re-arrangement of time. Color systems express variations of shifting moods within the obsessive chatter of internal conversations. However, regimented time in an artificial concept that cannot withstand the true power of the universe beyond. In fact, much like rotting flesh, time is decaying and even in its absence things must come to an end.""

 Rishona Cann will exhibit "John," her portrait of John Lennon. As the Boca Raton artist explained in an interview last year, “I paint the energy of recognizable figures with whom I have a personal connection. This could be through meeting them or imagining a meeting of the minds.”

 The exhibition will open with a live musical performance by Animal Spouse from 6-10 p.m. Nov. 10 and run through Dec. 10.

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