HISTORIC PROCESS / CONTEMPORARY VISIONS
A Reminder to See and Do
By Seanica Howe Luminary
Recently I had an artist -- a very successful sculptor, actually-- sit me down and explain to me the loss of the ability to "do" in our society. Do you know how to make your grandmother's best meal? I don't either, but in the house in which I was raised, one set at the end of a dirt road in a tiny farming community, it was fried chicken and white gravy. Every Sunday morning my mother would make this southern delicacy, one she learned from my grandmother. The creation of the gravy, in particular, was a fine art. She had mastered it. To this day I have never made that meal, and I am 37 years old.
THE TEN BEST GALLERIES IN MIAMI
By Carlos Suarez de Jesus
MIAMI NEW TIMES
During the past decade, Wynwood and the nearby Design District have become famous for their bustling art scene that today boasts upward of 75 galleries and artist-run spaces. During hyper-crowded Second Saturdays, it can be daunting to distinguish the first-class programs from the crush of galleries clamoring to leave an impression on the public. But if you're eager to see art at the more cutting-edge spectrum of the gallery scene, there's a handful of programs you can always bank on to deliver. And guess what -- not all of them are in Wynwood. Here is a list of the bigger gallery names and alternative spaces that aren't afraid to push boundaries and have earned Miami its international reputation.
MARINA FONT EXHIBITS IN NEW YORK CITY
Imprinted at the Argentinian Consulate
Marina Font will be exhibiting her series Imprinted at the Consulate General of Argentina 12 West 56th Street, New York, from June 12 thru June 28, 2013. The Consulate is open Monday thru Friday, 11 to 5pm.
PEGGY LEVISON NOLAN
NEW TIMES 2013
DINA MITRANI GALLERY
BEST GALLERY EXHIBIT
WILLY RONIS: PARIS
Exhibition at The Boca Raton Museum of Art
May 30 - July 8, 2012
Marina Font will be included in a group exhibition at the state’s oldest 61st annual All Florida juried competition. The All Florida has introduced the work of many Florida artists through the Florida artists’ eyes.
RE-FRAMING THE FEMININE
Girls Club, Ft. Lauderdale
November 5 - September 30, 2012
I am proud to announce the opening of this exhibition of women photographers from the Girls Club Collection, which I have curated in collaboration with Francie Bishop Good, Michelle Weinberg and Sarah Rupert. www.girlsclubcollection.org
MARIO ALGAZE - FORTY YEARS
Throckmorton Fine Art, New York
November 10 - January 7, 2012
Throckmorton Fine Art is pleased to offer an exhibit highlighting four decades of work by the accomplished photographer, Mario Algaze. The exhibit will present 35 images included in the handsome catalogue of his work published in 2010, Mario Algaze: Portfolio. Algaze has worked throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, including his native Cuba, and his photographs reveal his intimacy with the region and its peoples. for more info www.throckmorton-nyc.com
BUENOS AIRES PHOTO
Palais de Glace, Buenos Aires, Argentina
October 26 - 30, 2011
The gallery is pleased to announce our participation in Buenos Aires Photo with a solo project by Marina Font. We will be exhibiting a selection of work from her series Imprinted. Font was born in Argentina, but has been living in Miami for 15 years. The gallery will also show portfolios of other artists represented by the gallery.
Book Presetation at MALBA
37°57’35”S 57°34’49”W, the title of Cabado's book, are the coordinates of a particular place on this planet. It is located in the provinces of Buenos Aires and many years ago, was the site of the largest amusement park in Latin America. One day, this park closed its doors and Cabado's photographs tell part of the story of what remains of the land, the park, the people and the animals that live there now. It is published by La Marca Editorial and includes an essay by Rodrigo Fresan.
Solo Booth at Arte Americas
March 24 - 28, 2011
Marina Font was chosen to represent Barry University at this Latin American Art Fair, with a solo project. She exhibited a selection of her new series Imprinted, which will also be included in her upcoming solo exhibition at the gallery in the fall. Congratulations Marina!
PEGGY LEVISON NOLAN
Bal Harbour Art Nights
March 31, 2011
A selection of photographs from her current exhibition, (Thanks, But I'm) Just Looking will be exhibited at the St. Regis Lounge for the Bal Harbour Art Nights event. The artist will also be speaking about her involvement with the Lotus House and the portfolio of photographs "By and About Women" benefitting women and children in need.
Museum Show and Black&White Magazine
Mario Algaze will be having a solo exhibition at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in the Fall of 2012 and was just featured with a 10 page spread in Black and White Magazine, April 2011. The text was written by Carol McKusker, curator at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego.
During ARCO 2011, Irijalba's recently completed project, Unwilling Spectator, was recently purchased by Museo Patio Herreriano, a contemporary art museum in Madrid. This project was produced in Beijing. Please see www.carlosirijalba.com to see photographs, video and texts regarding this project.
ALEXANDRA ROWLEY SHOOTS LEVI'S WORKWEAR AD CAMPAIGN
Alexandra Rowley worked in collaboration with renowned Levi's creative director Len Peltier and the gifted minds at Widen + Kennedy Advertising Agency. Levi's recent collaboration with artists such as Ryan McGinley and Stefan Sagmeister have earned them many artistic accolades. The campaign is due to come out midsummer or fall/winter 2010.
FARSIDE GALLERY PRESENTS FEAR OF FLYING
Exhibition of Works by Miami Artist Peggy Nolan
October 2—November 1, 2009 | Opening Reception: Saturday, October 17
Fear of Flying is proof that Peggy Nolan finally boarded a plane and flew 7,467 miles to Tokyo, Japan to meet her daughter-in-law’s family and then, 11 days later, flew back home. Her sense of dread for months before this trip involved nightmares of planes crashing into mountains and buildings and bodies of water between two continents. The trip was a life-changing experience for Peggy and, in her own words, ‘no amount of art making will suffice to describe it.
First Prize - Purificación García 2009 Award
In his Devices series, Carlos Irrijalba creates a clash between what is natural and what is human. The placement of a light fixture, like those used in football stadiums with expectant audiences, among clouds in the sky depicts a surreal atmosphere. The focus shifts away from the habitually illuminated scene, to the artifact that emanates light. The artists generates an amalgam of contrasts: western culture, which reconstructs reality with lighting effects with the eastern concept, which focuses more on shadows. We are faced with a critique of the society of the spectacle, the...