Visual Arts: Exhibition Archive

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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Francesco LoCastro: Advent

Sept. 21 – Oct. 27, 2013
Artists reception: Fri., Sept. 20,               6 – 10 pm

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Italian-born Francesco LoCastro grew up in Germany and has been active in the South Florida art scene for more than a decade. His work has an international audience and widespread appeal. For this exhibition the artist delves further into his Geometry series with a new body of mixed-media work and video animation. In these latest pieces, LoCastro employs unorthodox painting techniques that involve the intricate layering of pigment and resin to achieve a heightened sense of dimension and depth.

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Peter Hammar: Zeitgeber

Sept. 21 – Oct. 27, 2013
Artists reception: Fri., Sept. 20,               6 – 10 pm

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Zeitgeber is the first major solo exhibition in Florida by Swedish artist Peter Hammar. Translated as “time giver,” a zeitgeber is any stimulus outside that syncs the body’s internal clock with the 24-hour day and the 12-month year. Examples include light, temperature, and pharmaceutical manipulation. We live in a period of constant stimulation, an unsustainable barrage of information and distraction that wears down the human body and mind. Peter Hammar’s multimedia works comment on the different chronologies at play in our life.

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Jessy Nite: Behavioral Patterns

Sept. 21 – Oct. 27, 2013
Artists reception: Fri., Sept. 20,               6 – 10 pm

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This solo exhibition of new works by South Florida-based artist Jessy Nite explores the end result of repeated behaviors through the artist’s signature lens of faded tropical dreams. Nite’s bold narratives speak through a variety of “controlled substances,” and the breadth of the collection is reflected in her vibrant color palate and expertly crafted in an array of mediums.

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Dana Lauren Goldstein: Black Eyes

Sept. 21 – Oct. 27, 2013
Artists reception: Fri., Sept. 20,               6 – 10 pm

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Dana Lauren Goldstein is an American documentary style photographer highly influenced by everyday life. She draws inspiration mainly from paintings, film, and music. Having recently moved from New York, she currently resides in Hollywood. On view will be a new series of images by this acclaimed young photographer who has shot for international magazines such as VICE, ID, Dazed and Confused, Hamburger Eyes, and PDN (Photo Daily News), among others.

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Gustavo Matamoros: PoemGustavo Matamoros: Poem (20130700)

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This semi-permanent site-specific sound piece in the Center’s library is inspired by the idea of seeing with our mind’s ear.

 

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Charles M. Schulz: Pop Culture in Peanuts

June 8 – Sept. 8, 2013

Pop Culture in Peanuts features 70 original cartoon strips spanning five decades by the legendary Charles M. Schulz. This is the largest exhibition of original Peanuts drawings to be exhibited outside the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, Calif., in more than a decade. This is a rare chance to see the originals – not reproductions – by a true American original.

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