Archives for June 2014

Laura Vinci: Untitled


Laura VinciUntitled (from the series “Papéis Avulsos”)
Curated by Elizabeth Cerejido

ON VIEW  July 16 – September 7, 2014
OPENING RECEPTION  Wednesday, July 16 | 7-10pm
CONVERSATION  Wednesday, July 23 | 7pm

STUDIO CRAWL  Saturday, August 2 | 7-10pm
STUDIO CRAWL  Saturday, September 6 | 7-10pm

Vinci’s artistic production dialogues with historical modernist and avant-garde movements in Brazil in which the experiential and materiality of the work is given a privileged position in its conceptual and formal make up. The artist enters into dialogue with these traditions by using a variety of materials that enhance the work’s structural dimension and aesthetic potentiality. Her penchant for the juxtaposition of the mechanical with the lyrical creates a compelling tension prevalent in the installations for which she is known.  Whether using marble dust, frozen electrical tubes, glass bowls filled with water and metal piping or suspended sheets of paper that gently glide upward and downward in space, Vinci approaches the architectural environment with equal wonder and precision.

Laura Vinci | São Paulo, 1962 | Lives and works in São Paulo
Having abandoned painting back in the 1980s, Vinci has dedicated herself to sculpture ever since, and to installation, from the mid-1990s onwards. Her gradual transition into producing larger-scale works stems from her keen interest in interacting with space in incisive fashion. More than just revealing a career marked by ruptures, the wide variety of materials in her installations show a cohesive research, based on the desire to reveal meanings and propositions through the transformation of raw materials—a transformation that may be either commonplace (like the water that turns into vapor or ice) or surprising (like marble turned into a very thin, quasi-ethereal dust in Máquina do mundo, from 2006), or, yet, unusual (like the apples in slow, aromatic decomposition in Ainda viva, from 2007). These processes always have a deep impact upon space, a good example of which is her installation made on the occasion of Arte Cidade 3 (1997), in which an abandoned building was turned into a huge hourglass by the drilling of a sheer hole onto its top, through which a strain of sand ran down.

ArtCenter’s Richard Shack Gallery | 800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Gallery Hours | Mon-Thu 12pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-9pm

Nothing Goes to Waste



Nothing Goes to Waste
Gustavo Oviedo
Curated by Susan Caraballo

ON VIEW July 2 – August 24, 2014

CONVERSATION Wednesday, August 6 | 7pm

STUDIO CRAWL Saturday, August 2 | 7-10pm

Nothing Goes to Waste is a solo exhibition by Miami-based artist, Gustavo Oviedo. Oviedo creates and recreates utilizing canvases, photography, vinyl, drawings, video and found objects. The works selected for this exhibition are either in their first, second or even third iteration. Oviedo is an accidental environmentalist reclaiming his own artworks or remnants of them to create new pieces. He takes this a step further with his personal interest in boating. He uses his vessel to claim the landscape as his studio by delving into the waters of South Florida and recovering discarded items as souvenirs of his experiences.

Gustavo Oviedo | Paris, 1981 | Lives and works in Miami
Oviedo was born in Paris, France and raised between Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico and finally Miami. He has a Master’s Degree in Motion Graphics and Visual Effects. He works in various mediums including video, photography, collage, sculpture and mural. Oviedo’s work has been exhibited at the Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, Young at Art Museum, Boca Museum of Art, among others. Two of his short films have been part of the MOCA’s Optic Nerve Short Film Festival.

Project 924 | 924 Lincoln Road, Second Floor | Miami Beach, FL 33139
Hours | Mon-Tue: 12pm-6pm | Wed-Fri: 12pm-9pm | Sat-Sun: 4pm-9pm



Co-moderated by Christy Gast and biologist Skip Snow

AIRIE Fellows: Brenna Dixon, Elite Kedan, Gustavo Matamoros, Nathaniel Sandler and Susan Silas

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 | 7-8pm
ArtCenter’s Richard Shack Gallery | 800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

The Artists in Residence in Everglades program (AIRIE) and the ArtCenter/South Florida present a conversation with five recent AIRIE fellows. The discussion will focus on the transformative experience of creating art while in residence at the National Park. Moderated by Miami artist and AIRIE president Christy Gast, this lively discussion will take place at the Richard Shack Gallery, 800 Lincoln Road, where the current AIRIE exhibition “Flight: Aloft in the Everglades” is on view through July 6th. This event is free and open to the public.

Flight is an exhibition of new work created by artists who participated in the AIRIE residency at Everglades National Park. The artists in the exhibition each spent a month living and working in the park, immersed in the ecological and cultural concerns of the River of Grass. Their works explore many facets of our cultural experience of nature in this World Heritage Site. In Flight, the Everglades are considered through aerial views of suburban encroachment, birds taking wing, the ethereal nature of wind, and even the stark contrast of nuclear missiles housed deep in the wilderness.

The Everglades National Park Artist in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE) program offers artists the opportunity to live and work in this unique environment for a period of up to one month. The works completed under this program will contribute to the public understanding and appreciation of Everglades National Park. It is hoped that these works will characterize the Everglades for present and future generations, giving park visitors and the general public an opportunity to see our heritage through the eyes, and ears of the contributing artists.

The 2015 AIRIE application deadline is on June 15th. The online application can be found at

South Florida is home to the only subtropical wilderness area in the country, Artists in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE) is the only program bringing artists to the Everglades. Since 2001, AIRIE has brought over 100 artists, composers, writers and dancers to Everglades National Park for month-long residencies. AIRIE Fellows have the unique opportunity to get to know the ecology of the Everglades by being immersed in it, and then share their perspective through creative public programs.



Michelle Weinberg

ON VIEW  June 7 – August 17, 2014

Display. Decor. Decoy. An ersatz storefront within ArtCenter’s 800 building designed by Michelle Weinberg, SPARE ROOM presents works that straddle the disciplines of fine art and functional design. SPARE ROOM exploits the familiar face of the storefront and explores its duality as convenience store and devotional space, emphasizing the shop window display as a conduit for consumer desire. A changing schedule of projects will be presented throughout the summer. “Very Good Products” is an ongoing work that replaces the ubiquitous, obsessive “consumer brand loyalty” with products sheathed in abstract pattern, color, and sublime geometries that obliterate the original material – ordinary drug and dollar store containers. Other projects slated for production in Spare Room are “Florist”, “3D Portrait Studio” and “Soft Research”.

Michelle Weinberg
Brooklyn, NY 1961 | Lives and works in Miami Beach
Weinberg creates works in painting and collage, designs rugs, tiles, mosaic and paint murals, and produces art for architecture and public spaces. Her imagery inhabits a “Pretend Dimension” in which elastic perspectives, personalized geometries and fictitious architecture elaborate stage-set like narratives. Her works in all media integrate her vision of vivid backdrops for human activity. Weinberg is the recipient of fellowships and residencies and exhibited in numerous galleries and museums at the national and international level. Weinberg received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC and an MFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She has been a visiting artist and instructor at several universities, and she is a project consultant to museums and non-profits. Weinberg has been Creative Director of Girls’ Club in Fort Lauderdale since 2006.

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