Friday, August 31, 2012

Local Spotlight: Cary Polkovitz



"Warm Drink ... Cold Day" by Cary Polkovitz (Image courtesy of the artist)
One of Cary Polkovitz's favorite books is Chris Van Allsburg's "The Mysteries of Harris Burdick," a children's title from 1984 that contains 14 mysterious black-and-white illustrations, each accompanied by a brief, skeletal story.

In one image, a man holds a chair above his head, preparing to attack a big lump under the carpet. Titled "Under the Rug," the story includes but a single sentence: "Two weeks passed and it happened again."

Polkovitz, a West Palm Beach painter, illustrator and graphic designer, maintains that the story and image offer just enough information for readers to concoct their own story. "Readers tend to be pretty creative people," he says. "They're willing to make up a lot."
"Red Lizard (or Things Said)" by Cary Polkovitz
(Image courtesy of the artist)
Polkovitz employs a similar strategy in his paintings, 20 of which he'll exhibit in a solo show that opens Aug. 31 at the Green Room in Fort Lauderdale. A work titled "Red Lizard (or Things Said)" depicts a woman with green eyes and shiny red lips that are not quite smiling. She's gazing straight ahead, and a lizard hangs from her mouth. "Brick Wall" portrays a seemingly bloodied woman sitting on the ground with her eyes squeezed tightly shut and her hands covering her ears. She's leaning against the remains of a wall, while a menacing tank rolls by on the opposite side.

Finish reading Arterpillar's story on Polkovitz, whose solo exhibition opens at 10 p.m. Aug. 31 at Green Room in Fort Lauderdale, in the Showtime section of the Sun Sentinel. Admission is free.

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Grand Opening: Ink and Pistons Tattoo Shop and Slushbox Art Gallery

Eduardo Mendieta will exhibit at the grand opening of Ink & Pistons (Image provided by Ink & Pistons)
Local queen of crafters Amanda Linton (of Stitch Rock and Art Rock) and her husband JR Linton (Slushbox.com and formerly, Hellcat Tattoo) have opened Ink & Pistons Tattoo Shop and Slushbox Art Gallery, which will offer indie craft events, handmade objects,  lowbrow art, tattoos, piercing and hot rods, all in one 2,500-square-foot location.

At the front of their new place, on the southeast corner of Dixie Highway and Belvedere Road, just across from The Palm Beach Post, is Ink & Pistons,  featuring tattoos by JR Linton and Chris Chaney and piercings by Shorty. In the back is Slushbox Gallery & Stitch Rock Shop, which will host art shows, crafting classes and sketch sessions in its 1,000-square-foot gallery space and boutique featuring arts and goods that fit the themes of monthly art shows. 

Adolfo Bacigalupo will exhibit at Ink & Pistons
The first such show launches at the establishments grand opening and will include 30 artists whose works depict "hot rods, hot chicks, pinstripes, Kustom Kulture, tattoo-inspired art, Day of the Dead, Ttiki and anything else we find fitting," the Lintons say.

The artist roster includes 80 gritt, Adolfo Bacigalupo, Brad Cain, Branden Lukes, Brenda Burton, Calan Ree, Carolina Lebar, Chris Chaney, Dave Berns (Hot Damn Arts), Eddie Mendieta, Iron Forge Press, James Owens (Car Noir), Janette Valentine (Terribly Girly Photography), Jennifer DiTerlizzi Basing, Jim Morey, Joe DelCiampo, JR Linton, Lea Vendetta, Lisa Palladino,  Lori Pratico, Love Alison, LuRu Rudawsky(Tortuga Tile Works), Michael Jacox, Nikki Copeland, Pooch, Sara Leigh (Stitch of Whimsy), Scott Fisk (Studio 669), Sole del Real, Sonny De Palma, Squindo and Tim Palmer.

People are also welcome to park and show their hot rods or traditional custom vehicle (no entry fee or prizes awarded). There will be edibles from PS561, whose motto is "hot dogs too good for the lunch line," and treats from Sugar Mamma Sweets.

The opening party, art show and hot rod roundup runs 7-11 p.m.  Saturday Sept. 1 at Ink and Pistons Tattoo Shop and Slushbox Art Gallery, 2716 S. Dixie Highway, #101, West Palm Beach. Call 561-832-4655 or visit Inkandpistons.com.

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Betweeners

It's been a busy month, so it's been awhile since I've done a Betweeners feature  ... but I've been bookmarking some things to share and just put them together while drinking my Friday morning coffee. For those who haven't read Betweeners, it's just a regular feature I post with with tidbits from local blogs, works in progress, videos, art stories ... all related to local art.

From Amy Gross's Federal Highway venture.
Can I just say how much I am loving Amy Gross's pics. I especially liked her post titled Federal Highway, where she depicts the weirdness that can be found along a highway full of strip malls, odd shops, chain link fences, plush giraffes in Mardi Gras beads, giant fish and chairs

Annie's Cupboards is selling some very cute handmade Raggedy Ann dolls on Etsy.

A work in progress by Vena Paylo.
South Florida artist Vena Paylo posts a work in progress.

Art Is About has a feature aptly titled About Artists. It's most recent featured artist is Steve Gagnon.

In case you missed Wasabi Fashion Kult's interview with Kazilla ...

The talented Erika Taguchi-Newton shares the step-by-step process that led up the most recent of her paintings in a post titled Long, Hot Summer.

Artlurker interviews South Florida artist Nick Klein before he heads off for New York. Don't skip over the fourth paragraph which contains one of the best artist statements never used.

Artist Ruben Ubiera is everywhere, it seems. Here's a recent Miami Herald write-up on one of his most recent projects.

Amy Gross takes us deep into the jungle of her local park
 In a post titled Jungle, artist Amy Gross (blogger from Amy Looks Closer) shares some gorgeous pics that demonstrate that no matter how much people may try to control nature with lawnmowers, weedwhackers, edgers and other equipment designed to give us a feeling of control, nature keeps winning ... in part because she's got a very might weapon: Vines.

Artist Vince Herrera posted an image of a recently commissioned artwork he did for Del Toro Shoes.


T-shirt by Jon Hunt
Check out Jon Hunt's post about his new T-shirts on his blog 26 Hour Day.

Girls' Club posts about the Aug. 28 and 29 workshops for Broward County Creative Investment Grants for Artists and Non-Profit Organizations.

Paul Caprio posts another of the incredibly detailed paintings for which he is known.  

A painting Kazilla did on the Jersey Shore.
Kazilla shares some beautiful paintings she did on the Jersey Shore ...

Iron Forge Press shares its latest poster, for Doug Standhope @ Culture Room.

Jacques de Beaufort does a fabulous video interview with artist Carol Prusa.


The artistically prolific Kristin Frenzel posts an image of "Et Tu Schiele," a work she did for Bite It Off, an Orlando show featuring artists that, according to Frenzel, are basically ripping off the artists they admire. She chose Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele.

Author Crissa-Jean Chappell will return home for a Sept. 8 book party at Books and Books in Miami

Rosanna Pereyra shared her version of Little Red Riding Hood.

Jennifer Love Gironda writes her first hurricane supply list ... bottled water, phone and a whole bunch of art supplies ... and cat food, of course.


I haven't done the Betweeners feature in some time (life's been a tad too busy for the feature I find most fun) ... but I see Misael Soto posted a bunch of pics from his summer tour with his big-ass beach towel ... The one (above) depicted how it all ended.

Attention kitty lovers: Aren't these adorable?  They're by Ashley M. Sheppard.

Nate Dee posted about his newest painting (above) on his blog, Bright Lights and a Right Brain Translated.

Artpromotivate has a feature on South Florida artist Virginia Erdie.

Girls' Club is gearing up for Art Fallout. 2012 on October 6.


Patrick Maxcy apparently spent much his summer traveling around Colorado, Utah etc ... but found time to post images from his new series of drawings on the lives of sea captains and old fishermen.

Betweeners is a regular feature that allows Arterpillar to justify her time spent reading other local art blogs and surfing for local art news ... and to talk about herself in third person in italics.

For info on more South Florida art news and events, visit Arterpillar.blogspot.com.



 


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Artist Opportunities

ArtsUnited has issued a call to same sex couples who married out-of-state (since they cannot cannot get married in Florida) for "We Do, Too!" a show it's producing that will feature photographs from 12 couples with a description on why it's important to them to tie the knot. The show will be presentedOctober 1st through 27th at Stonewall National Museum and Archives in Fort Lauderdale and will then at the LGBT Visitor Center in South Beach  ArtsUnited is currently scouting out other show locations as well. Details and application can be found on the ArtsUnited website or by e-mailing Artsunitednews@gmail.com. Submission deadline is Sept. 1.

Rossetti Fine Art has issued a call to artists for Serious Black 2012, an open themed, open media juried competition judged by Janet Gold. Entry fee is $20, $10 for each additional entry, Pre-register by Aug. 30. Intake is Aug. 31 and Sept 1. Find detail at Tomrossetti.com.
Yo Momma's in the House. That's the title atop Myra Wexler's invitation to all artists. Wexler, a.k.a. yo Momma, is inviting artists to create portraits and caricatures of her that are 16 x 20 inches or smller. The works must be mailed or delivered to yo Momma at 12345 W. Dixie Studio and Gallery, 12345 W. Dixie Highway, North Miami, FL 33161.

Entries will be accepted 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 3 through 14. The show will open on Sept. 19. Her rules: Each work must be labeled on the reverse side with the artist's name, address, phone number and e-mail address, along with the media and size. Works do not have to be framed, as they will be hung clothesline style. Artists should indicate if they wish to donate the work to Wexler. While Wexler notes that due care will be taken with submissions, artists must agree to hold the studio/gallery, the owners and Myra Wexler harmless from any damages that may be incurred. Check out the call to to artists.

Legal Art Miami is currently accepting applications for the 2013 local residency. Here's the deal, ccording to LegalArt: "Each year five artists are selected to live and work in custom-designed studios in LegalArt’s building for approximately 12 months, from February 2013 to January 2014. Participants pay a highly-subsidized rent of $450 per month, which includes all utilities, full use of the residency floor, and one dedicatred parking space. All residents share a full kitchen, laundry facilities, and common dining and lounge areas. In addition to providing Miami artists with affordable live/work space, the residency program offers free, monthly educational and professional development programs, plus pro bono legal services through LegalArt’s LegalLink Program." Application deadline is Aug. 31 and accepted artists will be notified on Oct. 15. Find all the info you need on LegalArt's website

 

Giants in the City has issued a call to artists, musicians and performers for its event held in early December as Miami fills up with Baselites. This year, Giants in the City is expanding its monumental inflatable sculpture traveling exhibition to include a festival that will include four days of incredible Out of the Box exhibitions, musicians, dancers and artists. Links to portfolios, videos, websites, Facebook profile, etc. (no attachments) should be sent via e-mail. More details can be found at Giantsinthecity.com and Facebook.com/giantsinthecity.  Watch a video from a previous Giants in the City above.

For info on more South Florida art news and events, visit Arterpillar.blogspot.com.




Upcoming: Brickell Art Walk

The second Brickell Art Walk will take place from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28 (and the last Tuesday of every month). The event will feature exhibitions by 11 artists and performances by Plan Beats and singer-songwriter and guitarist Peter Betan in the Mary Brickell Village area.

Read on for info on the art exhibitions ...

Laelanie Larach (Image courtesy of the artist)
Mary Brickell Village Courtyard
901 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-381-6130, Marybrickellvillage.com


Laelanie Larach a Honduras-born self taught artist, will exhibit photographs in which she strives for an effect she calls half-painting and half photographs. "I wanted to develop a style that would combine both photography and painting in a single artwork," she notes in her artist statement.

Also exhibiting in Mary Brickell Village Courtyard are Venezuelan-born painter and sculptor, Julio Aguilera and body painter Eva Marcela Avila

Jorge-Miguel Rodriguez will exhibit Swarm and other works at Balan's Brickell (Image courtesy of the artist)
Balan's Brickell
900 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-534-9191, Balans.co.uk/Miami/Brickell.php

Many Ideas, Not Enough Time is Miami artist Jorge-Miguel Rodriguez's blend of street art and abstract painting.

"Boom Boom" by Xibie Correa @ Burger and Beer Joint (Image courtesy of the artist)
Burger and Beer Joint
900 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-523-2244, Bnbjoint.com

Xibie Correa, a Brazilian-born artist who loves in Miami, will exhibit paintings including "Boom Boom," the acrylic on canvas shown above.

"Keep your friends close and your enemies closer," she notes in her statement. "No, I am not saying that art is my enemy ... However, it is something that is bigger than an addiction. It is larger than something I can even comprehend and most definitely, something I cannot control. I must paint, doodle, draw, anything. So I embrace - everyday. I embrace and develop my thoughts. I fight my own hands and struggle while developing my own skills in order to try to make a visual impact (always with high hopes of bringing a smile to people’s faces). As I create, I become. I am lucky. I am a lucky artist that can express myself and let my own little world come out of my heart, for you to see."

Lugufelo will exhibit at Burger and Beer Joint during Brickell Art Walk.(Image courtesy of the artist)
Lugufelo, whose real name is Luis G. Fernandez, became interested in construction and the use of various materials while accompanying his father, an engineer who specialized in structure, to the construction sites of many projects as a child. As an artist, he uses a wide variety of metals and treatments to create sculptures that blend shapes, shadows and color.

Tatiana Castaneda will exhibit "Miami Girl" and other works at Brickell Art Walk (Image courtesy of the artist)
Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita
1000 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-403-3103, Doloreslolita.com

Tatiana Castaneda will exhibit works from her Seeking Beauty collection, which features collage/mixed media works she makes from materials including paper, fabric and crystal beads. "This collection represents the study of women beyond the sensuality of the female figure," she notes. "True beauty in people is often overlooked; through collage and the use of layers my goal is to inspire all women to re-connect with the beauty which lies within them. It is also a call to men to look at women as when we look at a piece of art. Look past the surface and appreciate more of the complete picture."

The Oceanaire Seafood Room
900 S. Miami Ave., Suite 111, Miami, 305-372-8862, Theoceanaire.com 

Alex Morales will exhibit.

Baru Urbano
1001 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-381-5901, Barurbano.com

Marco Caridad will exhibit work from his collection "Love of Love," or "Amante Amor." As he notes in a statement about the work, "All human beings are driven by love. Whether it is to get love, give love or to make up for a lack of love this is the most unique human need. It is because of my personal connection with love that I was inspired to create the series of artwork that I will be performing and presenting during my stay in Miami. Thanks to my love of love, I am here today, but no matter how much love I have in my heart, I still long for it… so I decided to paint."

Red Bar & Gallery
52 S.W. 10th St., Miami, 786-316-0303, Redbargallery.com

Growing up in Manhattan, Miguel Paredes was known as a graffiti-writer known as “Mist” but rather than execute trains or make a lifestyle out of it, he said in an interview I did with him a few years back, he used his artistic ability to get into Fiorello LaGuardia High School of Music and Art, which threatened to kick out students arrested for graffiti. “The last thing I wanted was to get kicked out of La Guardia,” he said.

In 1986, Paredes hit Miami Beach where he made $500 a week serving as an apprentices to a man he described as a former FBI art-forgery expert who replicated works by the masters and gave them his own twist. The concept was to create paintings the masters might have made if they’d lived an additional 10 or 20 years and had more colors in their palettes.

His early exposure to street art and four-year crash course in studying the matsers, continue to play a role in the works he produces, some of which will be on exhibit at Red Bar Gallery.
Emil Bodourov will exhibit "Tango" and other works at Perricone's Marketplace in Miami. (Image courtesy of the artist)
Perricone's Marketplace
15 S.E. 10th St., Miami, 305-374-9449, Perricones.com

After 10 years working in New York as a muralist, Bulgarian-born artist Emil Bodourov moved to Miami in 1996 an began painting canvases. The artist recently had a solo exhibition at Acoustic Architects in Wynwood, and will now exhibit at Brickell Art Walk.

For more info on Brickell Art Walk, visit BAW's website, Facebook or Twitter.



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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Saturday: F.A.T. Village Art Walk


It's time once again for F.A.T. Village's end-of-month bash. The art walk, which takes place just west of Andrews Avenue between Northwest Fourth and Sixth avenues in downtown Fort Lauderdale, will run 7-11 p.m. Aug. 25 Here's a rundown of the events. Feel free to check back as there may be updates (and pics).

A work by Katlyn (Image courtesy of the artist)
Iron Forge Press, 537 N.W. First Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-563-5255, Ironforgepress.com
 
Katlyn Art Show is an exhibition of six works that reflect people, places and things the artist has encountered in her travels over the last few years. Says the artist in her statement: "I am truly excited to show this show to you and to glide into relationships. May they make us for better or worse they truly shape us. You can never really know immediately the effect someone can have on you. Whether you knew them for five minutes or 10 years. As you look back, you can see the beauty, the charisma, the pain, the traumas and the discoveries. Everyone and yourself can change you. Whether you would like to admit it or not. We are putty." The show opens at 7 p.m.


Rolling Stock
506 N.W. First Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-822-9725, Facebook.com/rollingstockgallery


A Show of Hands, an exhibition of graffiti handstyles presented by Rolling Stock, RS GPK VOA ALA, USVSTHEBUFF, Graff Toyz, Ion Paint, Illadel, Graffinc, Public Blackbook, Mutt Airbrush and The Alphabet, will also feature  live painting and music, graffiti models and interactive exhibits. The show opens at 7 p.m

Paul Morris hanging his works at Project Fine Art in preparation for Saturday's art walk.(Image courtesy of Project Fine Art)
Project Fine Art
500 N.W. First Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-333-8900, Projectfineart.com


Project Fine Art, once located in Progresso Plaza near Laser Wolf, recently moved into its new space in F.A.T. Village. Ryan Sirois, senior designer at Helium Creative, says the new space is a blend of their marketing and design studio, Helium Creative, and an art gallery. They're always looking for new artists to exhibit, so interested artists should send samples to Info@projectfineart.com.

If you go to Saturday's art walk, look for the blue doors at the corner of First and Fifth. This month they'll be featuring work by Nikki Rotunda, Paul Morris and Edin Chavez.

The Artists of F.A.T. Village: "Consequence," a work by Leah Brown, features deer with interlocked antlers ($950)
The Projects
523 N.W. First Ave., Fort Lauderdale 
 
The Artists of F.A.T. Village, featuring works carefully selected by each artist and gallery in F.A.T. Village in an effort to "depict the individual styles, innovation, creative use of reclaimed materials and distinct vision of the artists" will take place again at The Projects/South, while The Projects/North will feature a preview of Relapse, an exhibition curated by Luke Jenkins. In the Projects Video Gallery will be Three by Six. The recurring media arts event, organized by Artlab33 and curated by Onajide Shabaka, is described as a cross between an art show and a film festival.


Cenigma's Strange Like Me
Puppet Network
504 N.W. First Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-766-4741, Facebook.com/pages/Puppet-Network/149334065101692


Cenigma will be raffling "Strange Like Me," a work she created in honor of Frida Kahlo, to raise money for the South Florida Day of the Dead celebration. Tickets are only a dollar each.

Detail from Jean Minuchin's "Vision"
World and Eye
109 N.W. Fifth St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-540-9897, Worldandeye.com

Works, artist Jean Minuchin's multimedia exhibition of puppetry, sculpture and poetry will take place in her gallery World and Eye as well as in The Projects, where she will exhibit as part of The Artists of F.A.T. Village. "In creating stories I attempt to look across time and culture and bring to life a personal mythology that includes the problems of the modern world," Minuchin notes. "I am fascinated by the duality that holds both the intricate nature of the human soul and the problems of modern times. At the core I believe my work is trying to reconcile the beauty of the human spirit with the cruelty, greed and blindness of contemporary culture."


C&I Studios: Seasons Timelapse from C&I Studios on Vimeo.

C&I Studios
541 N.W. First Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-357-3934, C-istudios.com

For the people who are always saying his much they miss the change of seasons, C&I Studios has created something special. They've transformed their space into four seasons, where people can take photographs to show to share with their friends or relatives.

Entrance to Samsara Art Gallery
Visit other studios and galleries throughout F.A.T. Village 

Alfred Phillips, 113 N.W. Fifth St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-326-3133, Alfredphillips.com;  
InduArt Gallery, 445 N.W. First Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Induartgallery.com
Samsara Folk Art Gallery, 501 N.W. First Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Samsarafolkart.com
Sheuat and Green's Art Studio, 115 N.W. Fifth St., Fort Lauderdale, Facebook.com/fsheuat
Sixth Star Entertainment, 21 N.W. Fifth St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-462-6760, Sixthstar.com.

For info on more South Florida art news and events, visit Arterpillar.blogspot.com.



Sunday, August 19, 2012

Renda Writer: The Writing's on the Wall

They don't call him Renda Writer for nothing. (Image courtesy of the artist)

Words will be everywhere when "The Writing's on the Wall" — Renda Writer's solo exhibition of handwritten art — opens Aug. 23 at ActivistArtistA Gallery, a 350-foot warehouse-turned-art venue in the Boynton Beach Arts District.

The exhibition has been promoted as having "a billion words on display." While Writer admittedly takes poetic license with that claim, he estimates the show contains at least a few million words, most written one after another in blue ink on yellow legal paper. Go ahead. Count them.

Renda Writer's collaboration with Mo Brenner (Image courtesy of Writer)
He's been writing in notebooks since 2000. That's when the University of Florida finance graduate began selling comedy tickets on the streets of New York and jotting down "wannabe rap lyrics" while sitting in restaurants or subway stations. In 2003, he returned home to South Florida with plans to record an experimental poetry CD, but within months crashed his car and began working at LaSpada's, a Coral Springs hoagie shop.

In need of a creative outlet, he searched for an open mike and, after finding only one, created his own and then another and another.

By late 2007, he was hosting open mikes almost every night, working as chief editor of WeMerge, the local arts and entertainment publication he co-founded, and launching what would become a years-long campaign to read his poem "Half Hearted" on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

His efforts included a petition drive and creation of two Ellen Art Shows, which featured portraits of the comedian and talk show host. While Writer has yet to perform his poem, his most recent Ellen Art Show, held in Los Angeles in January, resulted in a mention from DeGeneres on-air.

Last August, Writer resigned from WeMerge to devote more time to his art, a journey that led him to the notebooks he's been pouring poetry, thoughts, stories, lists, ideas and stream-of-consciousness ramblings into for 12 years. As he notes in the flier for his show: "The notebooks have always stayed with me."

Continue reading Arterpillar's story on Renda Writer, visit the Sun-Sentinel's Sunday Lifestyle section.

For info on more South Florida art news and events, visit Arterpillar.blogspot.com.



Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Art of Saturday

Hard Rock Cafe Miami
401 Biscayne Blvd., R-200, Miami


The 1st Annual Miami Hard Rock Cafe Music & Art Festival will feature 12 hours of music on five stages as well as comedians, short films, art vendors. Stages will include performances by band in a variety of genres including rock, blues, hip-hop and metal. There will be a DJ stage and a late-night competition (starts at 12:30 a.m.) in which guitar gods will each have one minute to show off their skills before the crowd and judges who will pick the winner. The winner gets a Hard Rock Cafe autographed guitar, a one-year supply of Magnetapicks and a guitar setup by Anonymous Guitars, Hard Rock Cafe and Qool Show Goodies. Guitarists can register on the event page, and note that they plan to show up day of festival. The show will also include art by Elijah Sharrieff and Tiffany Preston, live painting by Bruno Natalio Vago and glass art and jewelry by Megan Lipsky. The all-ages 12-hour event will begin at 2 p.m. Aug. 18.

1310 Gallery (Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts)
1310 Middle St., Fort Lauderdale, 305-975-6262, Sailboatbendartists.com


Self, an exhibition by artists Michael Williams and Natalie Baldeon, will include works that explore "self-identity, discovery, indulgence and personal realization." Williams, a painter who received his BFA from University of Central Florida, will present a series of large works that depict intimate moments between himself and his mirror. Each work is hung directly across from an identical work that mirrors the image

Baldeon, who recently received her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2012, will exhibit photographs and painted images of herself as "both seductive and repulsive, glamorous and grotesque, aggressive and vulnerable" to depict the nature of boundaries while questioning the threshold of acceptability. Her intention is "to expose the complexities of contemporary gendered embodiment, particularly the correlation between body and image" in works that present the body in acts of consumption, from "the literal consumption of food to the suggestive psychological or sexual consumption."

The exhibition opens 7-10 p.m. Aug. 18 and runs through Sept. 1.


 Mano Fine Art Project Space
4225 S.W. 75th Ave., Miami, 305-467-6819, Manofineart.com


Made in the U.S.A is, an exhibition that explores "shifting boundaries between the origins of creativity and American ingenuity." The show features 15 artists who use paintings, sculptures, video installations and more. to explore what it means to be “made” in the U.S.A., Exhibiting artists, all of whom are local or have ties to South Florida, include Juan Carlos Arana, Blanca Caraballo, Dennis Escobar, Juan Erman Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero, Nuurs Ortiz, Ernesto Kunde, Sandra Garcia, MANO, Jorge Mejias, Hanz Ramirez, Manuel Revuelta, Miguel Rodez, Patricia Figueroa Sowers and Derek Wilson.

The exhibition, which will also feature Rex-Goliath Wines, DJ, Joseph Anthony, resident DJ of Club 50 at the Viceroy Hotel, will open 7-10 p.m. Aug. 18 during Bird Road Art Walk.

For info on more South Florida art news and events, visit Arterpillar.blogspot.com.

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Art of Friday

"Sweet Transvestite" by Kristin Frenzel (Image courtesy of the artist)
Green Room
109 S.W. Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-449-1030, Greenroomlive.com


Rocky Horror Picture Art Show, presented by Green Room and Black Fridays,  will include the feature film on the main stage, with live actors playing out your favorite scenes and a Rocky Horror mini-art show in te first floor. Exhibiting artists will include Kristin Frenzel, Jacqueline Romano, Dibbie Jane, Josh Auerbach, Loren Spangler and Krytios Soto. The show opens with a four-hour party that starts at 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17.

ArtServe
1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
, 954-462-8190, Artserve.org


Art On-the-Edge, an exhibition presented by Youth of Nations Project of the Arts and featuring work by Rafael Vazquez, Lori Pratico, Xavier Cortes, Alonso Brito and Hugh Lewinson, as well as a performance by Jose Ramirez, a book signing by C.J. Love, and an auction to support arts programs for at-risk, deaf and hearing-loss youth, runs 7-10 p.m. Aug. 17.


Bear and Bird Gallery
Upstairs at Tate’s, 4566 N. University Drive, Lauderhill, 954-748-0181, Bearandbird.com


Screened In: Serigraph Prints for a Happy Home featuring hand crafted silkscreen prints from a variety of artists, offers affordable artwork (generally ranging from $5 to $40) for your walls because, "Naked walls are just sad." Exhibiting artists will include Anne Benjamin. Bee Things, Cushy Gigs,  Dan McCarthy, Goodnightkittens Design, Half and Half Designs, Iron Forge Press, Jill C. Weisberg, Jinx Remover;, Jordan Steele Thompson, Jose Pulido, Mr. Entertainment, Paper Wasp, Terribly Odd, The Little Friends of Printmaking and Two Arms Inc. Complimentary vegan treats will be provided by Half-Baked Goods and Tate's will provide  free beer, wine and salty snacks. The show opens 7-10 p.m. Aug. 17 and runs through Sept. 29. 
Habits & Habitats at 6th Street Container in Miami.
 6th Street Container Alternative Art Space
1155 S.W. Sixth St., Miami
, 786-587-5279, 6thstreetcontainer.com

Habits & Habitats is an exhibition by Mireya Alfonso and Ivan Santiago. In her most recent project, Mireya Alfonso, a Miami photographer pursuing her BFA from Florida International University, explores the concept of memory and the intimacy of family life by capturing everyday moments to confront the notion of how memories are collected and toy with the idea of whose reality she is portraying.

Ivan Santiago, who is pursuing his MFA in photography and time-based media from FIU, draws from his childhood memories to explore the notion of a “Habitat” as dwellings, shaped from one's internal psychology, that "start to take on anthropic forms dealing with issues of confined spaces and shelter. Utilizing a dawn-out exposure, the viewer is allowed a calm sense of architectural emptiness and an intimate observation of the suburban landscape." The show opens 6-9 p.m. Aug. 17.

For info on more South Florida art news and events, visit Arterpillar.blogspot.com.


Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Art of Thursday

Breezing Through the Arts in Boynton Beach (Image courtesy of BBAD)
Cuthills Backyard
511 N.E. 4th St., Boynton Beach, 561-740-0399, Cuthillsbackyard.com


Breezing Through the Arts, a night of guided trolley rides to Boynton Beach galleries and studios, each with its own event draw including entertainment, hand-on art projects, wine and treats etc., for those who wish to park their car in the valet lot at Cuthills and trolley to Art-Sea Living, Beachcomber Art, Artful Dreamers Stdio, Tortoise Treasures, ActivistArtistA Gallery (which will hold an open mic from 7 to 10 p.m.), and then back to Cuthills for a free draft beer to go with your food order.  The Trolley will do a loop so if you're running late, you can listen to live music at the Cuthills while you wait for the next.  Tickets, including tax and event fee, are $22.08 ($11.15 for kids) and can be purchased online at Creativebusinessalliance.com/events.html. The four-hour event will start at 5 p.m. Aug. 16.

Miss Onyx Star is this month's Dr, Sketchy model. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Sketchy South Florida)
Stage 84
9118 W. State Road 84, Davie, 954-474-5040, Stage84fl.com

 
Dr. Sketchy is a monthly evening of drinking, eating and drawing a model that poses for periods ranging from 5 to 20 minutes. August's model is Miss Onyx Star, founder of The Reckless Dames. Bring your "sketchpads, i-pads or do-dads," a hard drawing surface (if you have one) and your pencils, pens or crayons. No easels. Artistic skills are not a prerequisite. If you can doodle an image on a cocktail napkin, you will be welcome here. The next session runs 7-10 p.m. Aug. 16. Tickets are $10 in advance (Drsketchysofla.com) or $12 at the door.

ArtServe
1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
, 954-462-8190, Artserve.org


5th Annual Trash 2 Art Competition features art made from recycled items in an exhibition designed to encourage conservation and recycling, runs through Sept. 7, with a reception featuring wine and music by Richard Brookens and Yellow Bell, 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 16.

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Artist Opportunities

ActivistArtistA seeks artists to paint legal walls and bay gates.(Image courtesy of ActivistArtistA Gallery)
* Artists are needed to paint legal walls and bay gates as part of the Bay Gates Project, which includes an ongoing outdoor exhibition of installations, graffiti and caricatures in the Boynton Beach Arts District, located just one block west of the Interstate 95 Boynton Beach exit. Submissions should be sent along with the dates you can produce the work, to Rolando Chang Barrero at RolandoBarrero@mac.com. Scheduled dates for painting or 3D installations are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 16, 4-10 p.m. Aug. 23, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 20, and 4-10 p.m. Sept. 27. A grand unveiling party for the participating artists will be held on Oct. 7 during ActivistArtistA's Golden celebration. 

* On behalf of The Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency, The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood has announced the availability of small bays (approximately 1,000 square feet) for lease as artist studios in Downtown Hollywood. Prices vary, depending on the terms of the lease and other specifications. For more details, contact Community Redevelopment Agency economic development manager Lisa Liotta at 954-924-2980 or via e-mail: Lliotta@hollywoodfl.org.

* The Art Place in Wynwood is now accepting proposals from artists or collectives involving video, painting, scupture, performance, sound, installation and drawings for its Project Room, a 12-foot-square white room with 11-foot ceilings.  For prices and availability, e-mail Theartplacewynwood@gmail.com.

* Organizers of Pancake and Booze Art Show, en exhibition of more than 75 emerging Miami artists, seek artists and performers at the six-hour party that starts at 8 p.m. Nov. 10 at Fuse Studios in Miami. Contact Pancakesandbooze@gmail.com.

* Louise Daddona of Daddona Studios seeks two- and three-dimensional paintings, sculpture photography and mixed media works for Art Connect. Applicants must be able to be present at opening which will take place on Oct. 12 in the newly renovated Daddona Studioes, 2530 N.W. 16th Lane, Pompano Beach. The is no entry fee, but there is a fee of $50 per accepted work and the works must be for sale. Applicants may submit up to three images (100 dpi in jpg format, no more than 7 inches on longest side) to Daddonastudios@gmail.com. Each image should be markd with artist's last name, title of image and the year the work was created, and e-mail should include the artist's full name, address, phone number and e-mail address. Deadline for submissions is noon Sept. 16. Accepted works must be no longer than 8-inches on the longest side and framed and ready to hang with wire (no saw tooth). Drop-off dates are TBA and questions should be directed to Daddonastudios@gmail.com.

* Life Is Art is seeking submission for its first non-juried art art show that will take place during Cuban Pig Out 2, a day of food art and music, held 4 p.m. to midnight Sunday, Sept. 2 at Performing Arts Exchange, 337 S.W. Eighth St., Miami. Admission to event is $10 and include an all-you-can-eat Cuban pork dinner and a show by PALO, as well as live painting, games, raffles and massages. The event is a benefit for Life Is Art.

* ActivistArtistA gallery owner Rolando Chang Barrero seeks body modification businesses and people who wish to be painted, tattooed, scared, pierced or mutilated for My Body, My Canvas: The Sacredness and Profanity of it All, a Sept. 27 show featuring the work of Pam Trent of Wicked Apple Art. Those interested in participating or having their portrait on the show's flier, should contact Rolando at 786-521-1199 or via e-mail, RolandoBarrero@mac.com.

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Second Saturday Art Walk Guide

If you are heading down to Miami for Aug. 11 Second Saturday Art Walk this weekend, here's a list of some art shows you can check out. Please note the hours, as some of the places here are open earlier earlier in the day, some later, etc.


"Spring Never Fails" by JeanPaul Mallozzi (Image courtesy of the artist)

101/Exhibit
101 N.E. 40th St., Miami, 305-573-2101, 101exhibit.com


 kNOBODY, JeanPaul Mallozzi's debut solo exhibition, will feature new works by the artist known for depicting his figures with tightly rendered bodies and color-smudged faces that symbolize the extent to which the person is feeling an emotion. His most recent works address personal struggles and relationships.

Works in the show will include "Spring Never Falls," a mixed-media work about emotional bullying among girls. Set on a playground, it depicts thin girls in lacy dresses  atop springy ducks that are dripping in a black oily substance, and a not-as-thin girl in jeans and hoodie rides a swan. The skinny girls in pretty dresses are throwing the black drippy substance at the girl on the swan, but the swan's wings surround the girl, who is smiling.

"The swan's protecting her and she's looking back with this smile on her face, that proverbial eff you, because she knows she's gonna be OK," Mallozzi says. The exhibition runs through Aug. 31. Regular gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Read Arterpillar's story on JeanPaul Mallozzi in the Aug. 5 Lifestyle section of the Sun-Sentinel.

The Art Place
2722 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 786-709-1842, Theartplacewynwood.wordpress.com


Debra Yates and Lauren Fogg will exhibit their work during Second Saturday Art Walk.

Yates, who grew up in Key West, has been paintings since age 8. After graduating FSU with a degree in advertising design, she became art director for a NewYork ad agency, and later held the same position at Miami Magazine, Miami Herald's Tropic Magazine and Florida Home and Garden. She's done large commissioned mixed-media paintings and mosaics for the city of Miami (North Beach Transit Shelter at Collins Avenue and 73rd Street) and Miami International Airport and been the subject of 16 solo shows. In her most recent works, according to her bio, she starts with one color and builds on it, using no sketches or preconceived ideas and utilizes diverse materials to construct "assemblages of primitive and modern elements."

Fogg, who grew up in a military family in Germany, and has seen most of Europe by age 7, developed a love for travel and her trips through North America, Europe and Asia inspire her abstract landscape paintings. As the artist puts it in a statement about her work, "Rather than painting a landscape as I first witness it, I use the imprint of the experience it leaves behind, fusing this imprint with past images to paint what is both influences by the places I have seen and what a painting will become on its own. These paintings are not of actual places, instead they allow a new place."

The exhibition, which will also include work by Danilo Gonzalez, Molly Bo and Emilio Adan Martinez, opens 6-10 p.m. Aug. 11 with a meet-the-artist reception and runs through TBA.

Ryan McCann will exhibit in Summer Reading at Black Square Gallery. (Image courtesy of Black Square Gallery)
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 runs through Sept. 5. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

"Susana" by Claudia Di Paolo (Image courtesy of Cienfuegos Space Lounge)
Cienfuegos Space Lounge
Wynwood Building, 2750 N.W. Third Ave., Miami, Cienfuegos.com

Claudia Di Paolo explores "femininity and the beauty of the female body"in an exhibition of plastic works" that opens with a meet-the-artist reception 7 to 11 p.m. Aug. 11 and runs through September. 

"Domestic Duality: by Patricia Schnall Gutierrez will be on exhibit at Dina Mitrani Gallery.
(Image courtesy of the artist)
Dina Mitrani Gallery
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 from 4 to 9 p.m. during Second Saturday Art Walk.

District Factory
3900 N.E. First Ave., Miami, Districtfactory.com


A collaboration of 30 emerging designers and artists will showcase their talents at an upcoming shopping event hosted by The District Factory at Miami Design District showrooms, and featuring DJs, art, jewelry, clothing and vintage items, 7-10 p.m. Aug. 11.

(Image courtesy of OhSoulFresh)
Eleazar Delgado Studio
2703 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 305-814-6588, Eleazardelgado.com


OhSoulFresh: So Fresh, an exhibition of works by five artists who promise "work is so fresh it might be dripping paint on the floors and giving off that sweet spray paint smell," will feature works by Army of One/JC2, Burn353, Vince"BadPanda" Herrera, Whut  and Trek6 who will exhibit a new series titled Bi-celestial Interventions, in a show that opens 7 p.m. Aug. 11 and runs through Aug. 31. Also showing: "Feeling Rosy," Egghead BMD Art's subseries by B M de Varona Art Space (Studio B).

Fredric Snitzer Gallery
2247 N.W. First Place, Miami, 305-448-8976, Snitzer.com 


Things Beyond Our Control, a group exhibition curated by teen 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 runs through Aug. 13. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Breyer P. Orridge's "Fisionet," four c-prints individually mounted on plexi (Image courtesy of Gallery Diet)
Gallery Diet
174 N.W. 23rd St., Miami, 305-571-2288, Gallerydiet.com


Astral Weeks, an exhibition presented by Art Blog Art Blog and curated by Van Hanos, explores the ideas and questions prompted by Brion Gysin's "The Dream Machine," a flickering art work meant to be viewed with closed eyes. The show will include works by Liz Deschenes, Brock Enright, Keltie Ferris, Jackie Gendel, Brion Gysin, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Corinne Jones, Jon Kessler, Nicholas Lobo, Rory Parks, Chad Scoville and Patrick Walsh. The show runs through Sept. 1. Gallery Diet will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. during Second Saturday Art Walk.

Ahol Sniffs Glue: Hit & Run opens Aug. 9 at Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art in Miami. (Image courtesy of the artist)
Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art
2239 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 305-456-5478, Gsfineart.com

Ahol Sniffs Glue: Hit & Run, a show of Miami artist Ahol's drawings, paintings and sculptures, is also a fundraiser for the artist known for painting drowsy eyes that represent the tired peepers of Miami's working class. In June, Ahol was struck by a hit-and-run driver while riding his scooter on Biscayne Boulevard. Severely injured and hospitalized, he remained bedridden for two weeks and left with significant medical bills. The artist kept on creating, however, and his new works, some inspired by the hit-and-run driver who left him on the road, will be on exhibit in a show that also surveys his artistic evolution over the last five years.
Scene of the accident that left Ahol with big medical bills
(Image courtesy of Ahol Sniffs Glue)

When gallerist Gregg Shienbaum heard of the accident, he offered up his gallery for Ahol to do a show, noting that "Ahol is a well known local Miami artist, who has given so much to the art community and I just felt that Wynwood and the art community needs to support him in his time of need. It is time for us to give back."

The exhibition opens at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 and also during Second Saturday Art Walk and remains in the gallery through Aug. 31. All money from the sale of Ahol’s work will go to the artist. The intention of the show is to help cover the artist cover his medical bills and provide a means for locals to support Ahol who has been an active and generous supporter of local charities and Miami’s arts community. Festivities will include al DJ set, a digital collaboration with METRO ZU and free Abuelo rum cocktails. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. during Second Saturday Art Walk.

The Hangar Arts Initiative
2235 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 305-571-0970, Hangargallery.com


Hangar Pop Up Shop will exhibit works by  Maria Alguilar, Kelly Barter, Pablo Bermudez, Jessica Castro, Cristina Covas, Antonio Covas, Kendrick "Greateclectic" Daye, Rich Esposito, Ximena Etchart, Melissa Goldman, Jorge Heilpern, Charles Leano, Deeda Lipman, Sandy Maranesi, Manuel Mazzanti, Luis Arturo Mora, Kareem Piper, Juan Restrepo, Andrew Ringler and Elvis Suarez as well as vendors including Junk Fuel Apparel, Feather Fashions and iShine 365. The event runs from noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 11.
 
Hardcore Art Contemporary Space 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 through Aug. 13. Second Saturday hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m.

Miranda Maynard's "Glitter" was selected for Lunch Box Gallery's Summer Photo Show 2012. (Image courtesy of Lunch Box Gallery)
The Lunch Box Gallery
310 N.W. 24th St., Miami, 305-407-8131,
Thelunchboxgallery.com


Summer Photo Show 2012 will feature photography by 14 artists who were selected from a call to national and international artists who work in photography or mixed-media art that utilizes photography as a form of expression.

Lunch Box gallerists Elaine Minionis and Rudolfo Vanmarcke were seeking "insightful conceptual ideals materialized through exceptional craftsmanship, which are intended to represent fascinating takes and points of view in photography nowadays." They were as interested in the thoughts behind the images as the appearance of the images.

From John William Keedy's series, "It's Hardly Noticeable"
(Image courtesy of Lunch Box Gallery)
The resulting show will include conceptual and documentary photography,  narrative photography, photo-essay, iPhoneography and photo-collage and touch on a number of topics ranging from obsessive-compulsive tendencies to the mistreatedment of young Muay Thai boxers from a Bangkok slum.

John William Keedy will exhibit three works from It's Hardly Noticeable. In this series, the New York artist indulges his own anxieties by exploring the world of a character who struggles to achieve balance while caught between his desire to act on his compulsions and blend in with those around him. New Jersey artist Aimee Hertog also explores identity issue. Her works in the show focus on the difficulty women have constructing and retaining identities in a culture that favors traditional gender roles by manipulating wedding gowns and superimposing them onto claustrophobic two-dimensional photographic landscapes.

Ted Oonk, whose from work stems from her fascination and discontent with how society deal with deviations from the norm and how imagery contributes stigmatization, will exhibit two works from "The too-aesthetic database" a photographic series on her sister Pim who has Down Syndrome. Another artist, Sarah Tortora, sets out to frustrate viewers' ability to establish a narrative by photographing unrelated objects and then adding anonymous subjects.

"Build a Better Man" by Tracy J. Thomas
(Image courtesy of Lunch Box Gallery)
Tracy J. Thomas's works in the show were shot and edited on iPhone4. The California-based photographer juxtaposes pre-1940s photographs with her own background elements to create new works, many of which are imaginative and fun. If you're bored and looking for a hefty challenge, go to her online i-Phone art gallery and try to pick out just one favorite work. I like "When Puppies Fly" ... no, "Umbrella Girl" or "When Houses Go to Heaven" ... no it's definitely "Out for a Spin."

Other artists in the show include Noah David Bau (Boston/Bangkok), Amy Leibrand (Ohio), Miranda Maynard (North Carolina), Lissette Schaeffler (Miami), Dafna Steinberg (Washington DC), Luisa Mesa (Miami), Troy Colby (Kansas), Ramesh Pithiya (Washington DC) and Naimar Ramirez (Puerto Rico).

The show will open 5-10 p.m. Aug. 11 and run through Oct. 6. Regular hours are 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Once Art Gallery
170 N.W. 24th St., Miami, 786-333-8404, Oncearts.com
 


20 Something, a show featuring art by Dave L, Cromo, Yuhmi Collective, music by Deaf Poets, silkscreening raffles and free booze, 6-11 p.m. Aug. 11.

Primary Projects
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 closing exhibition, which will feature free drinks from 42below, Perrier and Duvel, runs 7-10 p.m. Saturday.

"Stop There," (24x48) by Asser Saint-Val (Image courtesy of UM College of Arts and Sciences)
University of Miami 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 its closing reception 2-9 p.m. during Second Saturday Art Walk. 

Zadok Gallery
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 August. The gallery opens 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. during Second Saturday Art Walk.

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