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Artist Talk: Lisa Haque

Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 at 8:00 PM - English

Have you ever wondered how paper can be made into art? Join Miami-based artist Lisa Haque at Books & Books Coral Gables, for an intimate conversation about her work and papermaking process.

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Haque was a professional papermaker at Dieu Donné, a renowned studio in Manhattan where she collaborated with dozens of artists to create new works in handmade paper. Prior to that, she was a papermaker, bookbinder and faculty member at the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions at Rutgers University. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago. She taught in Cortona, Italy through the University of Georgia Study Abroad Program, and at many institutions throughout the U.S. She has shown her artwork nationally and in Tokyo, Japan and Fabriano, Italy.

Haque’s works are currently on view in Spheres of Meaning: An Exhibition of Artists’ Books. Come by the museum today to view these works and join us for her free talk at Books & Books Coral Gables.

Location

Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

Beatriz González: A Retrospective

Next date: Jul 18, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

Beatriz Gonzalez: A Retrospective will be the first large-scale U.S. retrospective of the work of Bogota-based artist Beatriz Gonzalez (b. 1938, Bucaramanga, Colombia). At 81, Gonzalez is not only an internationally celebrated Colombian artist but also one of the few extant representatives of the so-called "radical women" generation from Latin America. Despite the fact that it spans over six decades of intensive research, her groundbreaking production is, for the most part, unfamiliar to audiences in the United States. One of the most comprehensive displays of the artist's work to date, this retrospective seeks to remedy this lag by presenting approximately 150 works, with examples from the early 1960s through the present, all of which embody the full scope of Gonzalez's oeuvre.

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The purpose of Beatriz Gonzalez: A Retrospective is thus to display the full breadth, range and sophistication of the artist's practice while seeking to dispel misconceptions about its position in the larger context of both Colombian and international Postwar art. Achieving this goal, however, entails rejecting upfront the generalized view of her work as a regional manifestation of international Pop Art in favor of a more nuanced interpretation of her practice vis-a-vis the cultural context from which it emerged. Working in Bogota, and thus impervious to the emergence of a Pop Art movement, Gonzalez's aim was not to celebrate postwar consumer culture but rather to investigate Colombian middle-class taste as well as the popular desire for and consumption of well-known European artworks. Declaring herself "a provincial painter," she called into question the subordinate relationship between marginal localities such as Colombia and the hegemonic centers of artistic and cultural production represented by Europe and the United States. Her work thus embodies both a reaction to this uneven relationship as well as a fresh starting point. From this point of view, Gonzalez's objective does not end with the predictable (and rather exhausted) critique of representation implicit in any form of appropriation; her project, instead, is grounded in a broader assessment of the state of culture in her homeland and its relationship to the persistent legacy of colonialism.

Beatriz Gonzalez: A Retrospective will offer an expansive look at the artist's unique and influential practice. Organized in a loose chronological order, the exhibition will include the artist's most iconic works, many of which have rarely been seen outside of Colombia. In this way it will trace the different stages in Gonzalez's creative and intellectual explorations of mass-media images as vehicles for her extremely personal approach to representing key facets of Colombian society and its relationship to Europe and the United States. These range from two-dimensional oil on canvas paintings, drawings, silkscreen prints, and curtains, to three-dimensional recycled furniture (beds, tables, night tables, cribs, armoires), and everyday objects (trays, TVs, cigar boxes). The works will be culled from the artists' personal collection as well as from public and private collections in Colombia, the United States and Europe.

In addition to her pioneering work with images recycled upon furniture and other supports, the exhibition also brings to light Gonzalez's political production of the last three decades when she systematically chronicled the violence perpetuated by "la violencia, her country's" decades long civil war, with an increased focus on indigenous, rural and displaced communities. While continuing to draw primarily from newspaper images and art historical sources, her recent paintings have become more complex in terms of composition as well as the use of collage to paint-in images taken from diverse media narratives and sources. While always innovative and unpredictable in terms of subject matter and artistic strategies, the depth and intensity of Gonzalez's sui generis approach to individual and collective grief is unparalleled in contemporary art.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

305-375-3000

www.pamm.org

Featured Local Artist Program

Next date: Jul 18, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

Miami Design Preservation League has started a new program “Featured Local Artist”. This forms part of MDPL's mission to preserve, protect and promote by showcasing local and enthusiastic artists inspired by the architecture and beauty of Miami Beach and the surrounding areas. "Lights" by SCARFIG is currently exhibiting at the Art Deco Museum until July 24th. Lights is described by the artist as "a series that enhances visual effects between sets of lights, dimensions and neon colours allowing individuals to experience Miami through an artistic vision".

Location

Art Deco Museum
1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

Charlotte Sellam

Monokhromos

Next date: Jul 18, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

The Directed Art Modern is pleased to present B.L. Jesseph, Rob Anderson, and Franck de las Mercedes in the group exhibition Monokhromo.

The Greek word monokhromos means using black and white, or one color in varying hues, shades and tones. For this exhibition, the palette is comprised of white, black and their shades, likening the exhibition to a newspaper also stark in black and white, where the news is paramount. The same level of importance is found here in each of the artworks presented as they all report different qualities of the human condition and experience.

Admission is free and all ages are welcome.

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The Greek word monokhromos means using black and white, or one color in varying hues, shades and tones. For this exhibition, the palette is comprised of white, black and their shades, likening the exhibition to a newspaper also stark in black and white, where the news is paramount. The same level of importance is found here in each of the artworks presented as they all report different qualities of the human condition and experience.

Rob Anderson documents his experiences in and around New York City and presents both literal and metaphorical landscapes, drawing attention to the interconnectedness of life, objects, people, and places and focusing on the architecture of the surrounding city and of self.

B.L. Jesseph utilizes the logic of geometry and a tool often seen as an instrument of rebellion to create serene works and transform smooth surfaces into ones overflowing with texture, suggesting that harmony within the composition can be achieved elsewhere.

Franck de las Mercedes explores his memories of childhood in Nicaragua and how they define, and to a certain extent, haunt his adult artwork by painting with both his dominant and non-dominant hands to shift between an adult perspective and one of innocence, while drawing attention to the suffering of those depicted in his works.

Bringing together three artists, the exhibition also strives to bring about universal truths, as well as universal hopes.

Location

The Directed Art Modern
350 NE 75 St, Unit 109, Miami, FL 33138 (Map)

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Maria Di Giammarco

Pedro Neves Marques: A Mordida

Next date: Jul 18, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

Pedro Neves Marques (b. 1984, Lisbon; lives in New York) examines clashes among competing anthropologies, politics of nature, technology, and gender. He employs science fiction and speculative storytelling as key tools to produce works that range from fictional dramas to theoretical films and writings.

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A Mordida (The Bite) Neves Marques's first solo museum presentation in the United States encompasses an audio-visual installation featuring a set of new films commissioned by PAMM, digital animations, and an ambient sound piece produced by London-based musician Fraencis. Based on research done at a laboratory for genetically modified mosquitos in São Paulo, Neves Marques creates fictional and abstract narratives that question the role of gender in the history of science. The installation evokes an eerie feeling of collapse between biological epidemics and political crisis, specifically seeking to reflect the current alarming spread of intolerant conservative politics in Brazil.

The control and militarization of gender portrayed in the mosquito laboratory is paralleled through the films' three main characters a man, a woman, and a transgender woman as they navigate an intimate relationship. Veering between the sterile environment of the lab and scenes that depict nature and contact between bodies, Neves Marques poetically suggests intimacy, affection, and acceptance as sensitivities to be preserved in times of hostility.

Pedro Neves Marques received an MA in art and politics from Goldsmiths, University of London, and a BA in fine arts from University of Lisbon. He has had solo presentations of his work at Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon; e-flux, New York (with Mariana Silva); and EDP Foundation, Lisbon (with Andre Romão). His work has been included in group presentations including the 2018 Triennial: Songs for Sabotage, New Museum, New York, and at SculptureCenter, New York; Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York; Anthology Film Archives, New York; Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris; Kadist Art Foundation, Paris; Tate Modern, London; V-A-C Foundation, Venice; Parco Arte Vivente, Turin; Casa do Povo, São Paulo; Sursock Museum, Beirut; Times Museum, Guangzhou; Fundacion Botin, Santander, Spain; and Serralves Museum, Porto; and Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT), Lisbon. Neves Marques is the editor of The Forest and the School: Where to Sit at the Dinner Table? (2014), an anthology on Brazilian Antropofagia from an anthropological perspective, and author of two short story collections, most recently Morrer na America (2017). He is cofounder of inhabitants-tv.org, an online channel for exploratory video and documentary reporting. He lives and works in New York.

Fraencis is a music producer, sound researcher and former psychiatrist working across the fields of experimental electronic music, affect and embodied music cognition. He is currently undertaking a MA in music at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

305-375-3000

www.pamm.org

Summer Art Camps

Next date: Jul 18, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

Summer Art Camps at The Bass Creative Creatures ABOUT Ages 4-6 From sea life to the forest, discover creatures in habitats from all over the world to create a series of wildlife creatures in all media.

Location

Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

The Burden of the Incommunicable. Works by Sybren Renema

Next date: Jul 18, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

Join us for the opening of photographs by Dutch-born, Glasgow-based artist, writer and musician Sybrn Renma.

Exhibition Opening Reception: The Burden of the Incommunicable. Works by Sybren Renema. Tuesday, 6/18/19, 6:00PM.

  • Free and open to the public.

Location

Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Rd. Suite 440, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

The Narrative Exhibit

Next date: Jul 18, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

THE NARRATIVE is our July Art Exhibit in the Grassroots Gallery featuring emerging artists Aiyah Sibay and Vivian Koppelman. The Grassroots Gallery is free and open to the public Tuesdays – Saturdays from 12 pm – 6 pm. On evenings we have events, the gallery is open until 10 pm.

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ARTIST BIOS:

Aiyah Sibay’s Bio:
Aiyah is a poet, photographer, and traveler, and the daughter of Syrian immigrants. She has worked as a reporter, columnist, and photographer for various publications, and traveled around the world to work with refugees and to photograph different cultures and ways of life. Aiyah is tremendously passionate about art and writing and using the two to speak against injustices, prejudices, stereotypes, and oppression. She hopes to always achieve that in her own work.

Vivian Koppelman’s Bio:
As a teacher of 40+ years, Vivian learned to look at her students with an eye to their personalities and ways of learning. She has taken that training and applied it to her photography. She started training in Photography at New Haven School for Photography, where she used to develop her pictures in a bathroom. The photographs she submitted to the Long Island Arts Council show were selected along with 31 others out of 350 submissions.

Vivian has been taking photographs as an amateur for over 45 years. After training for a while in acrylic painting, she realized that she preferred working with the camera and interacting with subjects. Her training at the New Haven School of Photography led her into darkroom work for a professional photographer, but she realized that her interest was in capturing the moment, not producing someone else’s work. For Vivian, photography is a personal art form, where the emotional impact of the image is as important as the subject.

Location

Arts Garage
94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444 (Map)

Whitney Humphreys

Next date: Jul 18, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

Locust Projects presents The Command Center by Whitney Humphreys, a current dual MFA degree-seeking student at San Francisco Art Institute. She is the sixth student featured in our summer LAB MFA open call since 2013.

The installation in Locust Projects Project Room allows visitors to enter an alternate plane of reality, where a distant and mysterious machine known as the Rocket with Hoopskirt is in a perpetual state of pre-departure, monitored from across the country. The work extends and recontextualizes her ongoing MFA thesis focus, centrally figuring this skirt-clad model of rocketry pioneer, Robert H. Goddard’s so-named, formative rocket engine test. Built from found and recycled materials, the station reimagines systems of control by inviting engagement yet denying manipulation. Jumbled streams of imagery and noise emissions engulf the space in obscure, but familiar messages.

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The artist’s site-specific construction addresses the role that Florida itself has played in the history of rocketry and the impact the project of space travel has made on the state’s cultural, political, economic, and physical landscape. It offers a portal into narratives that embody intersections between and across gendered associations that are culturally attributed to the mechanical. And, engaging directly with both personal and collective histories, this project examines the complex web of influences that have shaped both real and imagined relationships between human and non-human beings and objects.

About the Artist

Whitney Humphreys is a San Francisco Bay Area artist and teacher currently pursuing a double Masters in San Fransisco Art Institute’s Dual Degree program, where she has held the position of 2018 Co-Director for the Legion of Graduate Students. Upon completion, she will earn an MFA in studio practice, with a focus in printmaking and sculptural installation, as well as an MA in the History and Theory of Contemporary Art with her thesis titled Gendered Machines.

Opening Reception: Jul 13, 2019, 6 PM

Location

Miami Art Guide
P.O. Box 250864, New York, NY 10025 (Map)

Open Studio Night

Next date: Jul 20, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

Warehouse 4726 opens its doors every third Saturday, in support of the monthly Bird Road Arts District Gallery Walk.

As an artist-run space with five artist studios, we offer a unique insider's view and invite you into the private world of the working artist. See where the magic happens and talk with Miami-based artists about their work and their process.

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Warehouse 4726 Artists in Residence:

  • Jean Blackwell Font
  • Ignacio Font
  • Alejandra Linares
  • Wayne Dawkins

As part of The 4700 at Bird Road Arts District, enjoy visits to our neighboring studios and galleries including:

  • Dopico Lerner - Morales Art Studio
  • Maria Patino Art Studio
  • Nestor Arenas Art Studio
  • Stained Glass of Miami

Location

Warehouse 4726
4726 SW 75 Avenue, Miami, FL 33155 (Map)

Contact Information

Jean and Iggy Font

www.warehouse4726.com

Website Workshop 101

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - English

Every Artist Needs a Great Website. This workshop is designed for visual artists and creatives in Miami who are in need of a website that is affordable, easy to manage, and professional.

Build a Squarespace website with this workshop designed for visual artists and creatives in Miami in need of a website that is affordable, easy to manage, and professional.

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Warehouse 4726 co-founder Jean Blackwell Font introduces the features and benefits of a Squarespace website and walks you through setting up a free trial - and you save 20% on your first year of service with Squarespace with her special code! Through this workshop, you can have a beautiful, customized website in a matter of hours.

Just $150 - Register today!You'll leave with:

  • A basic website with a few pages built - About, Contact, Portfolio, etc.
  • A newsletter / email capture feature to build your mailing list.
  • A basic understanding of the key features of a Squarespace website, including basic and premium features like newsletter sign up forms, email marketing, and photo galleries to showcase your artwork or photography.
  • The knowledge and confidence to build or update your website's content.
  • A discount on your first year of a Squarespace subscription. Plans start at $96/annually before discount.
  • A take-home guide to ease you into managing your new website.Access to future workshops and an online newsletter, to continue growing your knowledge and skills for website upkeep.

*Note: This is not an official Squarespace event.

Location

Warehouse 4726
4726 SW 75 Avenue, Miami, FL 33155 (Map)

Contact Information

Jean and Iggy Font

www.warehouse4726.com

Hew Locke: For Those in Peril on the Sea

Jul 21, 2019 to Sep 1, 2019 - various times - English

This exhibition presents the second iteration of For Those in Peril on the Sea (2011), an installation by Hew Locke (b. 1959, Edinburgh; lives in London) first shown in 2013 during PAMM's inaugural programming. Consisting of dozens of scaled-down replicas of ships suspended from the ceiling, the installation creates the impression of a massive exodus taking place throughout the architectural space above the viewer. It features a broad range of vessel types, from cigarette boats, catamarans, and cruise liners to ragged fishing skiffs and timeworn cargo ships. In light of Miami's history as the site for numerous waves of immigration particularly from the Caribbean, and specifically by sea For Those in Peril on the Sea will have a particular resonance for the Museum's audiences. With its significant links to the South Florida community, this installation, part of Pérez Art Museum Miami's permanent collection, promises a powerful experience for visitors.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

305-375-3000

www.pamm.org

Frank Contemporaries

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - English

Frank Contemporaries is a free monthly pop-up exhibition and meet-up for emerging creative and visual arts professionals to network and foster connections. The July Frank Contemporaries will feature photographs taken throughout Africa by nature photographer, author and researcher Kirsten Hines. This event will include a presentation on the "Embrace Music Foundation" by co-founder and board chair, musician and educator Willie Stewart, as well as an African dance and drumming performance led by Anita Macbeth, dance teacher at Bethune Elementary School of Visual & Performing Arts and former choreographer for the Bronx Council of the Arts, New York Housing Authority. This event is free to the public. Complimentary refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Location

The Frank Art Gallery
601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines, FL 33025 (Map)

Stitch N Bitch at the Garden

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - English

Learn a stitch or two with Karelle Levy (the gal behind KREL tropical knitwear) over cocktails in the Garden. All materials provided, no experience needed. Karelle will show you how to get started.

Already know some stitches?
Join us and make some fun projects! From crochet to knitting and even pom - pom making, you'll leave this evening with something you've made!

$20 for supplies and cocktails.

Location

Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

www.mbgarden.org

Sketching in the Galleries

Friday, Jul 26, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - English

Put down that iPad and reconnect with good ol’ paper and pencil! Our bilingual instructor gets you drawing newbies started, or teaches longtime artists new tricks. Materials and gallery stools provided, all ages and skill levels welcome.

Location

The Wolfsonian-FIU
1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

305-531-1001

www.wolfsonian.org

Paint & Wine Party - Miami's Flamingo

Friday, Aug 2, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - English

Have fun while we painting this nice Miami's Flamingo.Grab your friends and unleash your inner artist. You'll go from a blank canvas to a masterpiece of your own, with plenty of laughs along the way.

  • $35/person.
  • Class, Materials, lite bites and beverages included.

Location

Miami Art Club
4277 SW 75 Ave, Miami, FL 33155 (Map)

Contemporary Visions of the Industrial

Next date: Aug 29, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

The Frank presents New Industry: Contemporary Visions of the Industrial, an exhibition focused on industrial aesthetic, blurring the lines between fine art, mechanical design and fabrication while also challenging traditional artmaking materials and techniques.

The new exhibition will feature the work of five South Florida artists: Nestor Arenas, Yves Gabriel, Kx2, Devora Perez and Norman Silva.

Reception guests will enjoy a performance by top Miami rap artist and Pembroke Pines native, Sam Stan. The Third Space Gallery will feature an exhibition of artwork by the students of Fletcher Art & Cultural Center. This event is free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

New Industry Opening Reception: Aug 29, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location

The Frank Art Gallery
601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines, FL 33025 (Map)

Spray Paint and Stencils

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - English

In this mixed media workshop, artist Ronald Sánchez will demonstrate a variety of street art techniques merged with typography, masking and assemblage. Students will apply these methods to create an eye-catching work of contemporary art that is equal parts pop and urban art.

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Sánchez is a mixed media conceptual artist based out of the Laundromat Art Space artist residency program in Miami. His artwork combines typography, tagging and other paint media with otherwise overlooked items from everyday life, such as reclaimed wood, street signs and other found objects.

This event is free to the public. All materials provided. No prior experience required.

Ages: 12yrs+

Location

The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery and Exhibition Hall
Charles F. Dodge City Center, 601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines, FL 33025 (Map)

José Carlos Martinat: American Echo Chamber

Dec 4, 2019 to Jan 26, 2020 - various times - English

For PAMM's double-height gallery, Jose Carlos Martinat created American Echo Chamber (2018), an installation that responds to the amplification and reinforcement of ideas in the current social and political landscape. This large-scale work is composed of mechanical light sculptures that collectively generate a dramatic and entertaining space for visual consumption. The sculptures are inspired by symbols of both American and Peruvian cultures ranging from historical images such as the political cartoon "Join, or Die" attributed to founding father Benjamin Franklin to popular internet memes. These symbols are often composed of images related to violence, manipulation, racism, or migration. The artist also includes artisanal pyrotechnic castle fireworks from Lima. By creating a space that amplifies the consumption of these symbols, Martinat compares the contemporary political scene to an echo chamber, emphasizing a dynamic in which people seek information from media outlets that reinforce their beliefs as an unconscious exercise of validation and prejudice.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

305-375-3000

www.pamm.org

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