Archives for February 2014

By the Hour

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By the Hour| Lissette Schaeffler
Presented in partnership with O Cinema

CLOSING RECEPTION Thursday, March 27 | 7-10pm
ON VIEW February 27 – March 30, 2014

O Cinema Wynwood | 90 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127

In her series By the Hour, Schaeffler reveals an unglamorous Miami not usually portrayed in the movies. An artist who has been exploring the theme of identity primarily through portraiture diverted her focus here to the identity of place—that of that Miami’s ’70s-era, pseudo-art-deco motels that border Biscayne Boulevard and Eighth Street. Shaeffler takes on the role of anthropologist as she rents these rooms for a 1-2 hour period at a time and finds the beauty in what is ugly, worn and tacky. “It’s almost like a blind date,” Schaeffler says. “I don’t see the motels beforehand – that’s part of the surprise. It’s two intimate hours with me, my camera and the room.”

Lissette Schaeffler
Cuba, 1975 | Lives and works in Miami, Florida
Lissette Schaeffler is a Cuban born photographer who received her MFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2004. She has exhibited in solo and collective shows nationally, including MDC Museum of Art and Design, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Pulse Art Fair, Margulies Collection, among many others. She was among the 2013 Cintas Fellowship Finalists. She lives and works in Miami and is currently a resident artist at ArtCenter/South Florida.

Conversation: Visiting Artist DosJotas

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Conversation with Visiting Artist DosJotas
Wednesday, March 5 | 7pm
ArtCenter’s Project 924 | 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

DosJotas is ArtCenter’s third visiting artist from Spain through its partnership with Accion Cultural Espanola. DosJotas’ project encompasses the city as with his interventions and actions. During his residency in Miami, his work takes a turn where he takes on the guise of anthropologist,  meeting and interviewing Miamians from all walks of life—immigrants that range from Cubans to Haitians to New Yorkers. The project will culminate in a set of “tourist” postcards that represent the “real” Miami.

DosJotas
Madrid, 1982 | Lives and works in Madrid
DosJotas graduated in Fine Arts from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Masters in Contemporary Art from U.E.M. DosJotas’ work functions as social criticism. He works primarily through actions and interventions within urban spaces, not necessarily public. Through his work, he appropriates and reinterprets existing elements in the urban landscape, using the city as a stage for action and artistic intervention. He explores the disappearance of public spaces through gentrification found in all large cities and forms of control in mass societies and civic passivity. His interventions have and can be found in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Madrid, Miami, New York, Paris, San Francisco, among other cities.

Light: Everglades Paintings

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Light: Everglades Paintings
Rodney Dickson

ON VIEW February 1 – March 30, 2014

Windows @ Walgreens | 6700 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33141

Brooklyn-based painter Rodney Dickson spent the month of January as an artist in residence in Everglades National Park through the AIRIE program. The work he made there was influenced by his perception of light and space in the park, which he found intense and shocking. The artist writes, “Dawn, dusk, nighttime, midday: the light is sometimes so intense and magical, it obliterates almost all imagery in my work—just a blinding light.”

About the Artist
Rodney Dickson, born in Northern Ireland in 1956, lives and works in Brooklyn in a studio filled with dozens of paintings in various states of action and vintage motorcycles he restores and rides. He received his BA in Fine Art from Liverpool Polytechnic, England 1979–1983. Recent major awards include the Pollock Krasner Award, 2011; and the Ford Foundation in 2005 and 2004. He exhibits his work internationally.

About AIRIE
Artists in Residence in Everglades brings artists, writers, composers and choreographers to Everglades National Park for month-long residencies in the subtropical wilderness. For more information, visit www.airie.org.

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