Visual Arts: Exhibition Archive

Kenton Parker: Everything Counts in Small Amounts

June 11 – August 21, 2016
Opening Reception: Fri., June 10             6 – 9 pm

Everything Counts in Small Amounts consists of intimately-scaled life-sized structures in which people of all ages can dream and exchange gestures of friendship. The gallery will become a landscape for contemplating friendship, sharing, and memory.

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Carmen Tiffany: The Teeth Beneath

June 11 – August 21, 2016
Opening Reception: Fri., June 10             6 – 9 pm

The Teeth Beneath reconstructs memories by investigating the power of childhood imagination in relation to isolated and impoverished regions of America. As a child, immersed in mountain ranges, wildlife, and a big starry sky, Tiffany sought a connection to popular culture.

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Aurora Molina: Selfie

June 11 – August 21, 2016
Opening Reception: Fri., June 10, 6 – 9 pm

In Selfie, Cuban-born, Miami-based artist Aurora Molina explores the egocentric tendencies of celebrity and how they play a transcendental role in the construction of new identities. Molina uses the traditional handmade ”slow” technique of embroidery to comment on the rapid-fire, addictive condition of constantly projecting ourselves into the social media ether.

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Nereida Garcia Ferraz: As Close As You Want

April 9 – May 29, 2016
Opening Reception: Fri., April 8, 6 – 9 pm

Recent paintings, drawings, sculpture, and video works by this Miami artist reveal her intuitive approach to materials and subject. Raw materials such as paper, canvas, cardboard, leaves, digital imagery, archival films, and discarded wood are transformed into new visitations of figures in space.

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Jean-Paul Mallozzi: Familiars

April 9 – May 29, 2016
Opening Reception: Fri., April 8, 6 – 9 pm

Jean-Paul Mallozzi: Familiars broadens the artist’s fascination with the human condition and the inherent, nuanced complexities of personal relationships, specifically intimate male relationships, which are often hyper-sexualized and informed by society’s rigid and conflicting constructs of masculinity, sexuality, and identity.

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Ruben Millares: Mother Pages

April 9 – May 29, 2016
Opening Reception: Fri., April 8, 6 – 9 pm

Mother Pages is an installation by Miami-based artist Ruben Millares that uses sculpture, collage, and scent to explore the idea of obsolescence vs. permanence. Millares takes the pages of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and covers obsolete motherboards from an array of technologies, including stereos, equalizers, drum machines, computers, and servers to show that books outlive the technologies that are sold to the public as the future.

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Sara Stites: New Work

April 9 – May 29, 2016
Opening Reception: Fri., April 8, 6 – 9 pm

Sara Stites creates large, mixed-media drawings, and then, using mostly functional objects from her studio, she builds precarious, tentative “sculptures” that are posed in front of these works.

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Grisel Ors: Out of the Woods - Into the Tropics

April 9 – May 29, 2016
Opening Reception: Fri., April 8, 6 – 9 pm

Hollywood resident Grisel Ors considers herself a self-taught “experimental abstract expressionist” painter. Her process is guided by an intuitive use of color, textures, layered glazes and collaged materials that are applied to organic cotton canvas, often allowing its frayed edges to remain. She has stated that, “Mystery is a quality I engage with most in my art.

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Kelley Johnson: Something That Hovers and Pulses Just Under the Surface

February 13 – March 27, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, February 12, 6 – 9 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, March 12, 1 pm

A visual rhythm fuels Kelley Johnson’s chromatic artwork into a luscious dialog about tension between spaces. He energizes links between the formal ideas and physical nature of installation, painting, and sculpture.

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Nolan Haan: The Futility of Envy

February 13 – March 27, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, February 12, 6 – 9 pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, March 24, 6:30 pm

Nolan Haan is a portrait artist. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Western Samoa, Haan taught himself to paint by doing portraits of the local villagers. After a decade, he returned to America and painted portraits of ducks for eight years. Currently he paints portraits of concrete blocks and cinder block walls in acrylic on silk.

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Maynard Monrow: Still Life

February 13 – March 27, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, February 12, 6 – 9 pm

Maynard Monrow’s recent body of work consists of conceptual, text-based reinventions of the still life/nature morte conventions of classical art. Informed by his interest in art history, critical theory, and culture, the series features bon mots and apothegms ranging in tone from the sardonic to the polemical.

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Kiki Valdes: Cartoons, Cowboys, Abstractions and More

February 13 – March 27, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, February 12, 6 – 9 pm

Cartoons, Cowboys, Abstractions and More is a miscellaneous grouping of small paintings and studies. The juxtaposition of imagery with the painting style is a parody and a nod to the American Rodeo,1990’s Cartoons and Modern Art. Valdes’ thick and broad oil paint handling is reminiscent of the COBRA movement and Abstract Expressionism.

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Rocky Grimes: On the Run

February 13 – March 27, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, February 12, 6 – 9 pm

Self-taught, Miami-based print artist Rocky Grimes combines photo copies, serigraphy, abstract constructs, polished material, and found objects in works that document the process of discovery while in a heightened state of physical activity.

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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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