Archives for May 2014


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WHAT NEXT? – A Potential Conversation
Social Intervention as Art
by Rosa Naday Garmendia

On view July 26 – September 14
ArtCenter’s Vitrine | 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Join Rosa Naday Garmendia for a Meet & Greet during ArtCenter/SouthFlorida’s Studio Crawl August 2 | 7 – 10 pm
Rosa Naday Garmendia’s mixed media, installation WHAT NEXT? – A Potential Conversation, shifts, transforms and adapts to the different locations selected on the Windows @ Walgreens exhibition tour, addressing social and philosophical issues of life. By using letters and Spanglish phrases, she engages with Miami Beach visitors and residents in their everyday lives to find purpose and meaning in the issues they are facing—from the personal to the global. Garmendia is particularly interested in creating a space for the viewer to wonder, explore, interpret, be provoked, or find purpose and meaning.
“As an artist I want to bring art out of the studio and closer to everyday life.”- Rosa Naday Garmendia
Share your thoughts/photos about the installation by using the hashtag: #WhatNextTour

About Rosa Naday Garmendia | La Habana, Cuba | Lives and works in Miami, Florida
For the past 13 years, Garmendia has worked as a professional teaching artist, while at the same time engaging in her studio practice. Her experience as a teaching artist includes the Miami Children’s Museum and most recently the Perez Art Museum Miami. Currently, Garmendia is one of ArtCenter’s resident artists (800 Lincoln Rd. studio #108).      


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Transient | Doris Rodriguez
Presented in partnership with O Cinema

ON VIEW  May 8, 2014 – June 29, 2014
CLOSING RECEPTION Thursday, June 12, 2014 | 7-10pm

Stemming from everyday urban scenes from her native Dominican Republic, Rodriguez brings new life to her subjects represented in her mixed media collages. Stark economic and social differences exist throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Rodriguez presents this disparity with drawings of children within a backdrop of decorative patterns often found on wallpapers, scarves and other objects usually associated with more affluent culture. Rodriguez recently began incorporating maps of international cities emphasizing that this economic and social hierarchy exist throughout the world. Extracting her subjects from their original context and harsh reality, Rodriguez also explores issues related to personal and social intimacy, identity, isolation and the effects of politics and the media

Doris Rodriguez
Dominican Republic, 1967 | Lives and works in Miami, Florida

Rodriguez is a resident artist at ArtCenter/South Florida and an award-winning author and illustrator. After attending La Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes y Cultos and Altos del Chavon School of Design, she moved to New York and graduated from Parsons School of Design and later obtained a Masters in Arts Education at Florida International University. Rodriguez has exhibited in galleries and museums both in the US and abroad. Recently, she was in residence at Art Hub in Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirates.

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

Nothing Familiar

Nothing Familiar
Curated by Guillermo Espinosa
In partnership with Acción Cultural Española (AC/E)

On view through July 20, 2014
Xabier Basterra | Lujan Candria | Amalia Caputo | Marina Font | Lissette Schaeffler | Ania Moussawel

Nothing Familiar  is an exhibition curated by visiting curator Guillermo Espinosa through the support of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) and Knight Foundation. The exhibition addresses the current process of alienation in relation to technological advancement and the emergence of social networks. Today, the documentation of personal experiences has been multiplied and fractioned exponentially within the last decade, blurring the boundaries between the private and the public. This has resulted in the emergence of new genres, narratives and strategies rooted in immediacy and self-reference in the representation of everyday life and the environments in which individual and collective memory are developed. The works in this exhibition have encompassed or reacted against this phenomenon through documentary and conceptual processes that are formally influenced by online society and subsequently the abstraction of everyday life.

924 Vitrine | 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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