Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Now on view at the Norton Museum of Art

 Svenja Deininger Second Chances First Impressions

February 4, 2017 - April 16, 2017
The Norton’s sixth RAW (Recognition of Art by Women) exhibition will premiere the first solo museum exhibition of Svenja Deininger (Austrian, born 1974) in the United States. Deininger is one of a new generation of abstract painters, aware of the rich history of abstraction, yet creating complex canvases originating from her sophisticated, knowledgeable and intuitive response to process, imagery, and materials. This exhibition of 22 canvases has been assembled with the artist’s participation and explores specific themes of the last five years. The Norton’s annual RAW exhibition was founded in 2011 through generous funding by the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund/ML Dauray Arts Initiative to promote the work of living women artists. A publication will accompany the exhibition. Organized by the  Norton Museum, Cheryl Brutvan, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Contemporary Art.
Organized by the Norton Museum of Art.
This is the sixth exhibition of RAW - Recognition of Art by Women - made possible by the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund/MLDauray Arts Initiative.

Svenja Deininger (Austrian, born 1974)
Untitled, 2014
Oil on canvas
Private Collection
© Svenja Deininger, Courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

What Happens in the Forest...


WESTPALM BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 10, 2017: StArt artist Birds Are Nice has been selected to exhibit at the #Fordistas Gallery on March 11th, during Wynwood Art Walk.

StArt is Wayne Akers Ford’s cultural initiative with a threefold, interconnected mission: help local artists thrive, inspire the Palm Beach area and benefit important philanthropic causes. The program invites local promising artists to showcase their work in an unexpected format, on the walls of an automotive dealership, and donates a portion of all artwork sold to one of three charities: Autism Speaks, Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Birds Are Nice was a StArt exhibiting artist for the program’s gallery night last winter; her thought provoking work is currently on the walls of Wayne Akers Ford. Birds are Nice employs a nonchalant use of stripped down schematic characteristics from 21st century cartoons and animation. This, together with the application to her paintings’ surfaces of ambiguous symbolic phrases and shapes, serve to intensify the curiosity of the viewer regarding the density of meaning implied in the term syncretism.

In her new exhibition What happens in the forest doesn’t stay in the forest, she explores the plight of animals and ecosystems in their struggle with humans. The artist delves into the real dilemmas affecting our basic health and wellbeing as a result of living off of a consumer based, human-centric treatment of the planet for decades. Her artwork highlights endangered, vulnerable species that are struggling to survive.

The exhibit will integrate with GALT is coming, a special evening previewing music and visual art from local nonprofit Miami Piano Circle’s show, GALT. The stunning musical representation of Ayn Rand’s 1957 groundbreaking novel Atlas Shrugged will be a an immersive experience in musical and visual storytelling.

Fordistas is a program with roots embedded deeply in South Florida culture, namely the arts. It has commissioned, hosted and supported resident artists and initiatives that enhance the community.
Join us for an evening of drinks, food, original art and a live music performance. Join us for an evening of drinks, food, original art and a live music performance. For more information, visit us here.
For media inquiries, please contact Nicole Cornella at nicole@kiphuntermarketing.com at Kip Hunter Marketing (954-765- 1329).
#Fordistas presents Birds Are Nice, What happens in the forest doesn’t stay in the forest.
March 11, 2017
The #Fordistas Gallery
2930 NW 7th Ave.
Miami 33127

About Fordistas
The Fordistas program is a platform for emerging arts and culture focused on nurturing and elevating homegrown talent. Powered by South Florida Ford, the platform has taken many shapes over the years adapting to artists and their evolving media. From street art to fine art, the culinary to the immersive, Fordistas has disrupted the flow of what has now become the South Florida arts and culture scene. To learn more visit www.fordistas.com. #Fordistas

About Wayne Akers Ford
Wayne Akers Ford, an automotive dealership based in Lake Worth, Florida, sells new and preowned vehicles. The company provides auto financing for personal and business needs, as well as full service and heavy truck repairs. For more information regarding Wayne Akers Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://www.WayneAkersFord.com

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

High Gloss at the Box Gallery

High Gloss WPB: The Art of Fashion
Opening Reception: Friday, February 10, 2017 | 6 PM
Exhibition Dates: February 10 to March 30, 2017 

HIGHGLOSSWPB: The Art of Fashion
An exhibition of fine art photography, wearable art,
and lifestyle accessories.
Elle Schorr, Flávio Iryoda , Alexey Lebedinsky, Juan Erman Gonzalez, Amanda Rosenblatt, Irina G., Bonnie Roseman, Susan Marie David, Gisele Weisman, and Susan Marie David

Opening Reception: February 10, 2017 6-9 PM
Exhibition Dates: Feb.10-Mar. 30, 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Design Sublime Artist Roundtable

IHP Curatorial Lab (a project of FAU libraries) held an artist roundtable at the Design Sublime Gallery, located at 7203 NE 4th Avenue, Suite 101
Miami FL 33138

IHP Curatorial Lab holds roundtable gatherings at artist studios, galleries and museums to facilitate dialog relating to contemporary art practices. By gathering a group of professionals from different disciplines; the conversations act as a visual learning lab and facilitator to understanding current art practices; how curators or museum administrators view artists and work; and more importantly how the public interprets what creatives do.

Our roundtable discussions are meant to promote cross-sector dialogue about the arts; but also how we as artists and cultural curators can contribute to solving societal problems. Each Roundtable focuses on a specific topic or artist. This meeting focused on the solo show by artist Rick Newton
Future Histories
November 18, 2016 – January 14, 2017

Attendees included:

IHP officersDiane ArrietaDana Donaty 

Design Sublime gallery owner Karina Rassmusen, Miami, FL

Andrienne Chadwick, Deputy Director of Education at the Perez Museum of Art

Laura Marsh, Curator of Exhibitions at the Art & Culture Center, Hollywood, FL

Yuneikys Villalonga, Associate Director of Exhibitions & Education at the Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, FL.

And of course the artist Rick Newton.

Here are a few shots of the  gallery owner and Dana Donaty before our guests arrived, and Rick Newton checking out a book available at the gallery.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Camille Seaman: Portraits from the Standing Rock protests

(Borrowed from ideas.ted.com)

In September 2016, photographer Camille Seaman joined protesters at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. Here, she brings us up close with some of the many people who have been drawn there to defend the water and the earth.

You can see the original article and all the images at Ideas.Ted.Com by clicking here.

You can find out more about Standing Rock by visiting our science blog here.

You can find out more about the artist by going to her website Camilleseaman.com

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Journal of Artistic Research and the sound of trees

The Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) is an inter-national, online, Open Access and peer-reviewed journal for the identification, publication and dissemination of artistic research and its methodologies, from all arts disciplines.

Here is the link for the current issue here.

Did you know that trees make sounds? This journal issue has an interesting research project that recorded the sound of trees. The project entitle, Trees: Pinus sylvestris. This is an nteresting science/art collaboration. 

The abstract states that "The goal of our research project ‘trees: Rendering Ecophysiological Processes Audible’, funded by the SNSF, was to connect sounds that occur in plants with ecophysiological processes and thus make audible in an artistic manner phenomena and processes that are not normally noticeable". 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Nocturnes VI: The Lost and Found @ The Projects of FAT Village

The Projects @ FAT VIllage
Opening Receptions: Sat, Oct 29, 6- 10pm
Day of the Dead Special Viewing: Nov 2nd, 8 – 10pm
2nd Receptions: Nov 26, 6-10 pm

The Nocturnes series is an annual theme, where each October, FATVillage curators Leah Brown and Peter Symons bring together a group exhibition of contemporary artists in themes touching on the supernatural. Previous themes have included “Hyperstition”, in which artists explored notions of reality of the intangible, “Monstrous Strange”, in which the artists created renditions of the monsters they struggle with, from the personal to the societal and political, and most recently, “The Second Life of Trees”, where the exhibition was imagined as artworks made from the wood of an enchanted forest that had been cut down, resulting in a new kind of forest of powerful and strange, wooden sculptural installations. Now in their sixth year presenting the Nocturnes series, Brown and Symons are returning to one of the enduring original inspirations of traditional autumnal mythologies: Ofrendas. Ofrendas are the Dia de los Muertos tradition of creating temporary altars to honor departed loved ones.   

For Nocturnes VI: The Lost and Found, the artworks do not resemble traditional Ofrendas, but rather push their concepts and media to include performance, video, site specificity and interactivity.

Martin Casuso
Tricia Cooke
Giannina Dwin
Shannon Ellis
John English
Georgeta Fondos
Bonney Goldstein
Donna Haynes
Allison Kotzig
Tina La Porta
Anna Meier
The Glittering Macabre
Julia Oldham
Lisa Rockford
Tyler K. Smith
Chad Stayrook
and Karla Walter