Visual Arts: Exhibition Archive

Michael Namkung: Levitation and Gravitas

November 14, 2015 – January 24, 2016
Opening reception: Fri., Nov. 13, 2015
6 – 9 pm

Levitation and Gravitas is an exploration of flying, floating and falling, and the interconnectedness of these human desires. In this site-specific work, Namkung creates a 3-dimensional sound piece that channels an apparition of his body floating down the stairs, and utilizes video to sustain his body in flight.

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Gustavo Oviedo: The New Past

November 14, 2015 – January 24, 2016
Opening reception: Fri., Nov. 13, 2015
6 – 9 pm

The works in this exhibition are a product of Oviedo’s intensive study of the terrain between Miami and Key West. Focusing on nautical landmarks, Oviedo has embarked on a thorough examination of local sites by gathering historical accounts in addition to visiting and documenting them personally.

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Oliver Wasow: Studio Portraits

November 14, 2015 – January 24, 2016
Opening reception: Fri., Nov. 13, 2015
6 – 9 pm

“These pictures are both romantic and sincere, though not necessarily comfortably so,” Wasow says. “The personality of these pictures is located as much in the backgrounds as in the people. Ideally these two things complement each other.”

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Santiago Rubino: Light Out of Darkness

November 14, 2015 – January 24, 2016
Opening reception: Fri., Nov. 13, 2015
6 – 9 pm

The delicate borders between the dream and the real, a deep fascination with the visual luxuries of ancient mythology, and a potent desire to explore the inherent beauty within the disciplines of the physical and metaphysical sciences are all at work for Miami based artist Santiago Rubino.

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Nina Surel: Sailing to Byzantium

November 14, 2015 – January 24, 2016
Opening reception: Fri., Nov. 13, 2015
6 – 9 pm

In Sailing to Byzantium, Nina Surel translates William Butler Yeats’ poetic allegory of aging into an imaginary physical and spiritual journey using sculpture, installation, sound, and video. An ordinary boat is the mode of transport from one realm to another, from the temporal to the eternal. The transformation from youth to old age for women involves negotiation with biology.

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Seventh All-Media Juried Biennial

September 19 – November 1, 2015
Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 18, 2015
6 – 9 pm

All artists residing in the state of Florida were invited to submit entries of contemporary artwork for consideration in this Biennial. Original paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, photography, video, computer-generated images, performance, and site-specific installations will be considered.

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Autumn Casey: Waiting in Purgatory but at Least There’s Chairs and it Feels Musical

September 19 – November 1, 2015
Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 18, 2015
6 – 9 pm

Autumn Casey presents an installation featuring new video, sound, and sculptural work. Casey mixes personal relics with found materials to provoke reactions, emotional responses and existential uncertainty. She was the winner of the Art and Culture Center’s #acchfocus Instagram contest.

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#acchfocus

September 19 – November 1, 2015
Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 18, 2015
6 – 9 pm

An exhibition of the 48 winners of the #acchfocus Instagram contest conducted by the Center in 2013 and 2014. The contest generated 1,347 hashtags (#acchfocus non unique entries).

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Wayne White: Art is Supposed to Hypnotize You or Something

Exhibitions run through August 23, 2015

Who is Broward County named for and what would he look like if three-time Emmy Award-winning artist Wayne White made a giant puppet of him?

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Douglas Hoekzema: Terrain

June 12 to August 23, 2015

The gestural language of Hoekzema’s work continues to evolve in a painterly manner towards the physics of movement by exploring the basic laws of nature and how they relate to the human experience. Hoekzema instills his paintings with an intense structural discipline which recalls ancient standards of geometry and natural numeric patterns.

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Project ​LSD – organized by Rob Tufnell

June 13 to August 23, 2015

‘LSD’ is an exhibition organized by London-based curator and gallerist Rob Tufnell. For the project, Tufnell invited 16 artists to create new works on ‘blotter’ paper, more commonly associated with the distribution of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide or LSD.

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Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.): As Far as the I Can See

March 27 – May 24, 2015
Sat., April 18, 2015

In his new, mixed-media exhibition, Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.) transforms four first-floor galleries into a site-specific, multi-sensory environment comprised of large-scale paintings, animations, wall murals, works on paper, photographs, sculpture, and archival TV performances.

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Regina Jestrow: Linens

March 27 to May 24, 2015

Regina Jestrow’s art practice combines painting, printmaking, quilt-making, and embroidery. She was born in Queens, New York, and learned various forms of needle work from her mother.

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Abracadabra: 8th Annual Exhibition and Fundraiser

Feb. 7 to March 13, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, Feb. 6
Drawing Event: Friday, March 13

Abracadabra is an exhibition of over a hundred works that culminates with a live drawing in which every ticket holder goes home with an original piece of art.

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Ernesto Kunde: Intertwined

Feb. 7 to March 13, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, Feb. 6 Raffle Event: Friday, March 13

In his extensive examination of Miami’s natural habitat, Brazilian native Ernesto Kunde uses contrasting colors and abstract imagery to depict mangroves’ intricate root systems, sea grapes and their canopies, and other native plant life.

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Tom Virgin: Open Book

Feb. 7 to March 13, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, Feb. 6
Raffle Event: Friday, March 13

Miami-based artist Tom Virgin creates prints, book arts, installations, and public art. His community-centric work has examined national parks, artist’s residencies, students/teachers, and the shared space where various disciplines overlap to build collaborative group projects. Open Book, an installation created for the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, will expand on a number of his recent artist’s books that look at public schools.

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Kubiat Nnamdie: Looking Glass

Feb 7 – March 13, 2015
Artist’s Reception: Friday, Feb. 6,        6:00 – 9 pm

Kubiat Nnamdie is an artist, photographer, and musician originally from Nigeria. He is based in the Lower East Side of New York, spending his formative years between Houston, Texas and North Miami, Florida.

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Dave Muller: Rock 'n' Old

Nov. 15, 2014 to Jan. 18, 2015
Artists’ Reception: Fri. Nov. 14, 6 – 9 pm

Los Angeles-based artist, DJ, and record collector Dave Muller will create a mixed-media, site-specific installation that merges wall murals, large-scale paintings, three-dimensional works, and recorded music in the Center’s Main Gallery. The project includes Muller’s interactive Three Day Weekend event, which engages the community in a free exchange of art, music, and ideas.

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Bhakti Baxter: Returning What Was Borrowed

Nov. 15, 2014 to Jan. 18, 2015
Artists’ Reception Fri. Nov. 14, 6 – 9 pm

In Bhakti Baxter’s work, familiar day-to-day objects take on new roles that no longer conform to the purposes of design but rather the inherent physical properties contained in the materials of these objects.

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Annie Buckley: The People’s Tarot

Nov. 15, 2014 to Jan. 18, 2015
Artists’ Reception Fri. Nov. 14, 6 – 9 pm

This interdisciplinary and participatory project includes original collages, a tarot deck and guidebook, two print editions, and readings. Buckley began The People’s Tarot as a means of integrating more intuition into what felt like an increasingly analytical practice.

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