Category : Exhibits – Miami

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GUSTAVO ACOSTA: Paper Trail, at Pan American Art Projects, Miami

April 9 – May 15, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 9, 2016

Cocktail with the artist: 4 – 7pm.

Pan American Art Projects
6300 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, Fl 33150

Gustavo Acosta is a Cuban artist who was born in 1958, in Havana, Cuba. He attended the Superior Institute of Art (ISA), and the School of Visual Arts San Alejandro, both in Havana, Cuba. He currently lives and works in Miami, Florida, United States.

Acosta’s work can be found in many private collections around the world, and institutions such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCA, in Miami, Florida; the Nassau County Museum of Art, in New York; and the National Museum of Fine Arts, in Havana, Cuba.

 
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Carlos Alfonzo: Clay Works and Painted Ceramics at PAMM, Miami

Nov. 5, 2015 – April 24, 2016

Pérez Art Museum Miami 
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,  
Miami, FL 33132 
 

Carlos Alfonzo’s prolific works in clay and painted ceramics are inextricably connected to the formal evolution of his large paintings and sculptures. In a productive decade, he painted myriad molded ceramic wares with great verve and skill. At the same time, in immense physical efforts, he personally made and glazed all the tiles for his two iconic public murals in South Florida: Ceremony of the Tropics (at the Santa Clara Metrorail station) and Brainstorm (at the FIU campus). The exhibition presents his works with clay and ceramics in the context of contemporaneous paintings, drawings and other small-scale works.

 

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JUAN-SI GONZALEZ, ALTERATIONS: MENTAL MODEL SERIES, 2009/2015, at Art@Work Gallery, Miami

November 28, 2015 – January 16, 2016

Opening reception: Saturday, Nov. 28  7pm- 10pm

Art@Work Gallery
1245 SW 87 Ave.
Miami, FL 33174
 

The photographs in this series register sudden glitches or gaps in transmission in the unrelenting traffic of media images. They are of television advertisements during those intervals in which the signal is interrupted and the emitted image breaks up, fragmenting until nearly disintegrating. What remains is a trail of digital data, a wake of drifting fragments and vestiges of images that retain some trace of that which has already precipitously disappeared. In these photographs, I try to capture and document the digital trail left behind by an image in movement, its ephemeral trajectory from the recognizable to the abstract. From the visual detritus emerge new signifiers that evoke other subjectivities, other discourses, and other more static and contemplative temporalities. On being severed and extracted from their referents, the images are deactivated and emptied of their content and original purpose. In their estrangement, they engender new forms, a new visual syntax created with the intention of disrupting the intended order of representation and mechanisms of persuasion.

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GORY: Notes for a Retrospective, at Aluna Art Foundation, Miami

From November 21, 2015 to January 16, 2016

Opening Reception: November 21, 7:00pm

Curated by Aluna Curatorial Collective (Adriana Herrera y Willy Castellanos)

Aluna Art Foundation
1393 S.W. 1st. Street
Miami Fl. 33135

The notion that Art History is a theoretical and iconographic narrative where its construction – and deconstruction – can and should pass, given by the tension amongst the diverse modes of hegemony that captures its account, was vital for the conception of the exhibition by “Rogelio López Marín, “Gory”: Notes for a Retrospective”. As such, Aluna Curatorial Collective (Adriana Herrera y Willy Castellanos) makes a merited lengthy homage, to one of the pioneers of contemporary art in Cuba, owner of a vision that is as much personal as irreducible, and whose decisive contribution to art and photography – in the island and in the continent -, deserves to be re-dimensioned.

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“Metallic”, a solo exhibition of works by Jorge Enrique at Waltman Ortega Fine Art, Miami

November 14 – December 16, 2015

Opening: November 14, 3-7 p.m

 

Waltman Ortega Fine Art
 2233 N.W. 2nd Avenue,
Miami, FL 33127 

In the most recent works by Jorge Enrique, the idea of beauty is at the center of the artist’s practice. While Enrique’s artwork of the last two decades communicated the irony that minimalist and abstract works could actually represent the deconstruction of an unforgiving cacophonous urban environment, and the gritty “truth” of graffitied texts and images could not be trusted, beauty in Enrique’s work has always been present.

Drawn to the intellectual spareness of abstraction and conceptualism, Enrique nevertheless uses a wide range of media – drawing, painting, silkscreen, monoprints, layered lifted images, sculpture and installation. And Enrique’s practice is very much concerned with materials shaping wood, sheet metal, paper, paint, epoxy, and resin into complex objects that undermine the ordinariness of their materials. These works are deliberate palimpsests – artworks whose history can be seen through the eroded exposure of under layers, visible by erasing, abrading, scraping and layering. The complex physicality of Enrique’s surfaces recalls ideas of age, decay, re-use, hidden images, and layers of meaning.

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Carlos Estévez: CELESTIAL TRAVELER, at Frost Art Museum, Miami

Sept. 12 through Jan. 3, 2016

Frost Art Museum
10975 SW 17th Street,
Miami, FL 33199
 

The Frost Art Museum welcomed artists to display a compilation of their best work, from giant urban-style tapestries to a collection of Everglades landscape paintings.

One of the more unique galleries, and a main attraction for the museum, is the “Celestial Traveler” exhibition by Carlos Estevez, a contemporary Cuban painter and an experimental mixed media artist.

The exhibit showcases an eclectic collection of different forms of artwork that he has worked on for years as he experimented with expressing different thoughts on the universe, religion, emotions and other topics. Viewers are provoked to think on an existential level, trying to guess the meanings behind Estevez’s intricate and symbolic pieces.

 

 

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Rafael Lopez-Ramos: CHROMATIC APORIAS, at MOCA Proyect Gallery, North Miami

September, 19 2015   7-9pm

Museum of Contemporary Art
North Miami
Joan Lehman Building
770 NE 125th Street
North Miami, Florida 33161

 

In Chromatic Aporias the artist includes realistic renderings of tropical fruits paraphrasing the gaze of colonial Art; the syncretism of Afro-Cuban religious symbols and Catholic images; and the Revolution’s propaganda iconography. Now he adds typical Americana popular culture characters, and esoteric symbols related to the American political tradition. The carnivalesque mixture of such dissimilar narratives may connote the cultural, philosophical and political paradoxes faced by the Cuban soul today, in a contemporary reenactment of the Aristotelian concept of Aporia: the equality of contrary conclusions.

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Jorge Sanchez: AREAS THAT ARE, at 6th Street Container, Miami

September 18th, 2015

6-9 pm

6th Street Container
1155 (rear) SW 6th Street
Miami, FL 33130

 

On Friday, September 18th, Jorge Sanchez (BFA ’13) will open a new solo exhibition at 6th Street ContainerAreas That Are include Sanchez’s photographs that highlight South Florida’s rapid urban development.

Jorge Sanchez wrote the following statement to describe Areas That Are:

Urban development in South Florida is growing with ferocious velocity. This, unfortunately, has been extended to areas that are environmentally sensitive, which will have adverse impact. [T]housands of acres of vacant or unused land [are] within the county’s boundaries. I strenuously believe that our resources can be used in wiser and environmentally conscious ways. This can be achieved by rezoning more land from restricted commercial use, to mixed residential-commercial use; also, by lifting some existing arbitrary building height restrictions, and building more mixed-income developments. Other cities and counties around the country have successfully applied these solutions when faced with similar challenges.

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Gustavo Acosta: “Timeline”, at Latin American Masters Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

September 12 – October 31, 2015

Reception for the Artist: Saturday, September 12, 2015, 6 – 8 PM

Latin American Masters Art Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave E2,
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Latin American Masters is pleased to present, Timeline, an exhibition of recent paintings by Gustavo Acosta (Cuba, b. 1958). Acosta’s Timeline paintings feature the neo-romantic architecture of a seemingly abandoned city. Acosta’s treatment of surface, particularly the staining and layering of color, reinforce an awareness of time’s imprint. Yet, his paintings have an enigmatic, A-temporal quality, as if haunted by history. Rather than ghost towns, they appear as constructions from a parallel world that can never be entered, where threedimensional space flows seamlessly into two-dimensional geometry.

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Cesar Santos: “Drawings,” at Waltman Ortega Fine Art, Miami

Sept. 10 – Oct. 6, 2015

Opening reception: Th. Sept. 10, 5-9pm

Waltman Ortega Fine Art
2233 N.W. 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127

Waltman Ortega Fine Art presents “Drawings”, a solo exhibition of works by Cesar Santos.
The exhibition is comprised of Santos’ most recent oil and mixed media paintings, drawings and sculptural work. The show opens to the public with the artist reception on Sept. 10, from 5-9 p.m., and remains on view through Oct. 6, 2015. The artist will be present during the vernissage.

A riff from his typically traditional style, in this series the artist adds to his classically technical approach with child-like drawings that reveal a more nuanced, subconscious rendering of his subjects.

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