Visual Arts: Exhibition Archive

Echos Myron

Sept. 6 – Nov. 2, 2014
Artists’ Reception: Friday Sept. 5,            6:30 – 10 pm

Curated by Priyadarsini Ray and Beatriz Monteavaro

Art and music collide in Echos Myron. Musicians that make art will be shown side by side with artists who make music. The artists in this exhibition collectively reflect the creativity and cross currents at play in the Miami music scene from the early nineties to the present.

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Sri Prabha: Outpost

Sept. 6 – Nov. 2, 2014
Artists’ Reception: Friday Sept. 5,            7 – 10pm

Sri Prabha is a mixed-media artist originally from Hyderabad, India. He was born into a family of doctors and engineers who taught him the basic underpinnings of the scientific process. His artistic training includes the Cornish College of the Arts which was later augmented with a Masters in Clinical Psychology.

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Monica Uszerowicz: It's Okay to Cry

Sept. 6 – Nov. 2, 2014
Artists’ Reception: Friday Sept. 5,            7 – 10pm

Monica Uszerowicz is a photographer and writer living in Miami. Guided by the process of individuation as explicated by Carl Jung, she uses her work to understand both the physical and subconscious components of her subjects, as well as their place in a collective narrative.

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The Art of Nathan Sawaya featuring IN PIECES

June 7 – August 17, 2014

Internationally renowned artist Nathan Sawaya returns this summer with all new sculptures and mixed-media works that continue to change the way we look at LEGO® bricks.

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Rod Faulds: Recent Photo-Based Works

June 7 – August 17, 2014

Rod Faulds employs digital photography to create semi-abstract works that live in a space between photography and painting. His work presents and blends photographic images into repeated patterns of light and color.

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H-Allen Benowitz: People of the World

June 7 – August 17, 2014

H-Allen Benowitz’s developed an interest in photography early in life, inspired by National Geographic magazine and his mentors. In his worldly travels his eye tends to gravitate towards people. He is interested in their varying customs, occupations, personal lives, colorful dress, religious and other rituals, plights and hardships, and how they seem to thrive and survive among the most daunting of challenges.

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Agustina Woodgate: Rugs

March 29 – May 25, 2014
Opening Reception: Fri., March 28, 6 - 10 pm

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For the first time, Agustina Woodgate’s series Skin Rugs will be presented together in a solo exhibition. These are hand-sewn rugs made from recycled stuffed animal skins. The process starts with the artist accumulating these cast aside personal objects which had formerly been lovingly held by their previous owners. The rugs not only reference the personal histories of the toy’s owners, but investigate the rug as an object organizing and displaying memories and lineages.

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Johnny Robles: Recreation

March 29 – May 25, 2014
Opening Reception: Fri., March 28,         6 – 10 pm
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In his exhibition, “Recreation,” Miami-based artist Johnny Robles seeks to find and examine a middle ground between the two extremes of human life cycles: the boundless fantasies of adolescence, and the consenting rigidity of adult life. For him, there is no dichotomy between both stages.

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Juan Erman Gonzalez: Over My Rainbow

March 29 – May 25, 2014
Opening Reception: Fri., March 28,         6 – 10 pm
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Juan Erman Gonzalez will present Over My Rainbow, a mixed-media installation consisting of a variety of works continuing his thematic concentration of migration, trans-culturism, exile, and displacement.

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Toni Mena: Accumulations

March 29 – May 25, 2014
Opening Reception: Fri., March 28,         6 – 10 pm
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In his Accumulations series, Toni Mena transforms the most common day-to-day objects found in the Salvadoran landscape such as the typical beach sandals known as “yinas” or “chancletas.” These works are tropicalized ready-made versions.

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Abracadabra: 7th Annual Exhibition and Fundraiser

Jan. 25 – March 14, 2014
Opening Reception: Fri., Jan. 24,            6 – 9 pm
Live Drawing: Fri., March 14, 6 – 9 pm

Abracadabra is an exhibition of over 100 works that culminates with a live drawing in which every ticket holder goes home with an original piece of art. Tickets start at $375. Visit ArtAndCultureCenter.org/abracadabra or call 954. 921. 3274 for more information.

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Virginia Fifield: Them/Us

Jan. 25 – March 14, 2014
Opening Reception: Fri., Jan. 24,            6 – 9 pm

Them/Us is an exhibition of large-scale drawings in charcoal by Virginia Fifield. Her work in high realism presents selectively edited drawings of animal subjects in the form of portraiture.

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Johnny Laderer: Fast Fade

Jan. 25 – March 14, 2014
Opening Reception: Fri., Jan. 24,            6 – 9 pm

Through documentation and faithful, yet slightly imagined recreation, Johnny Laderer shows how the mundane, glanced-over and left-by-the-wayside are rife with meaning.

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Kristen Thiele: Smoke and Mirrors

Jan. 25 – March 14, 2014
Opening Reception: Fri., Jan. 24,            6 – 9 pm

Thiele’s imagery is derived from the motion pictures of the 1930s through the 50s. She is particularly interested in how this era of film aligns with the concept of artifice via opulent and escapist themes.

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Aline Kominsky-Crumb: Hair Magic and More

Jan. 25 – March 14, 2014
Opening Reception: Fri., Jan. 24,            6 – 9 pm

Famed cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb was inspired to do this series of portraits and related video on view, the Hair Magic Reality Show, by her mother’s beautician, Cookie. For years, when Aline visited her mother in Aventura, she would go with her to Cookie’s beauty parlor, “Hair Magic,” in North Miami Beach. Aline thought of drawing a comic about Cookie and her customers.

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Francie Bishop Good: Not on Allen Street

Nov. 8, 2013 – Jan. 12, 2014
Artists reception: Thurs., Nov. 7, 6  – 10 pm
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The Center’s main gallery presents a survey of recent photographs by Francie Bishop Good.  The artist was born in Bethlehem, PA, and currently lives and works between New York City and South Florida. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US, Europe and Latin America. It has been featured in publications including Art in America, ART News, and the Miami Herald, and is included in many public and private collections in the United States and abroad.

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Charles LaBelle: Selections from the Dwelling Archive

Nov. 8, 2013 – Jan. 12, 2014
Artists reception: Thurs., Nov. 7
6  – 10 pm
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For the past 20 years, Charles LaBelle has explored both the geographic and psycho-geographic space of the city. Celebrating what Walter Benjamin called the “phantasmagoria of the modern metropolis,” This exhibition includes several hundred drawings of sites throughout the world investigating the intersection of place and subjectivity.

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Melissa Fredendall: Temporal Flux

Nov. 8, 2013 – Jan. 12, 2014
Artists reception: Thurs., Nov. 7
6  – 10 pm
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Life is a series of recurring events for South Florida-based artist Melissa Fredendall. Temporal Flux is a direct reflection upon her personal experiences with déjà vu. This exhibition synthesizes diverse research in memory and reality and is the result of the artist’s quest to recreate and understand this enigmatic phenomenon.

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Sarah Michelle Rupert: In Search of Ever After

Nov. 8, 2013 – Jan. 12, 2014
Artists reception: Thurs., Nov. 7
6  – 10 pm
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Sarah Michelle Rupert’s photo-based work in In Search of Ever After draws upon media driven narratives and modern day fairy tales propelled by popular culture expectations. Referencing the usual suspects of children’s literature and popular films, Rupert questions the validity of these mass-marketed storylines as a base of comparison to contemporary realities.

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Samantha Brooks: 1000 Missed Connections

Nov. 8, 2013 – Jan. 12, 2014
Artists reception: Thurs., Nov. 7
6  – 10 pm
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1000 Missed Connections is a section in the personal ads on Craigslist where individuals seek out people they met or saw in public but have no way of contacting. Most of these ads contain sexual or romantic advances toward complete strangers. The project 1000 Missed Connections is an ongoing web-based undertaking where Samantha Brooks takes these ads and travels to the locations where the meeting or sighting occurred. Once there she photographs the area the ad pertains to and posts it online with a screenshot of the missed connection ad. The project can be viewed at 1000missedconnections.tumblr.com.

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