Archives for March 2015

Field Day

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FIELD DAY
An evening of works-in-progress featuring works by
John DeFaro, Susan Feliciano, Oscar Fuentes, Rosa Naday Garmendia, Ralphy Love, Kelly McNulty and Sharon Weisfenning

Saturday, April 4, 2015 | 8pm & 9pm
ArtCenter/South Florida | 810 Lincoln Road #201

The Field Miami at ArtCenter/South Florida presents Field Day, the culminating presentation of the FieldWork 8-week workshop led by Oscar Fuentes. FieldWork is a unique forum for artists to share developing creative works and exchange feedback, peer to peer. These works-in-progress are a journey in laughter that heals us all; travels in art history through the immortal beloved eyes of a dog; an exploration in designs; a trial and error in poetry & performance art; a sequence of snapshots; and postcard correspondence that will echo in a people to people state of mind.

About FieldWork
As a founding program of The Field, New York, this valuable method of feedback has been utilized and honed by artists for more than 20 years. The Field Miami is part of the Field Network, based in New York, a consortium of 11 satellite locations in the U.S. and Europe.

FieldWork is for any emerging, mid-career or established artist looking for a new way to develop new or existing work and bring insight to their creative processes by allowing exposure to other artists’ feedback. One of the founding principles of FieldWork is that it is not curated – any interested artist is able to participate. FieldWork offers artists an opportunity to try out new ideas and take risks. FieldWork workshops afford artists a safe setting to receive honest and rigorous feedback about their art before it hits the stage or the wall.

 

Shroud for Soul Murderers

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Shroud for Soul Murderers by Carrie Sieh
Presented in partnership with Tigertail Productions

On view through April 26, 2015
Windows @ ArtCenter | 810 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

In Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, a French revolutionary secretly records a list of people to be killed, by continually encoding names into her knitting. When asked by police what the mysterious object she’s making is, she answers “a shroud”. Instead of political enemies, Sieh’s Shroud for Soul Murderers employs an embroidery cipher to record the names of rapists, child abusers, and spouse batterers. As a site-specific installation, the piece functions, metaphorically, as a final resting place for those who have caused irreparable harm and an opportunity to learn more about trauma.

Shroud for Soul Murderers by Carrie Sieh is part of Tigertail’s FLA-FRA (Florida-France Festival).  FLA-FRA takes off on the first of April and runs for the entire month. A community-wide fête of concertsfilms and pop-up Culture Clicks happening throughout Miami at theaters and unexpected locations, FLA-FRA embraces the French spirit of joie de vivre.

 

Carrie Sieh | Los Angeles, CA, 1978  | Lives and works in Miami
Carrie Sieh is a mixed media artist whose mediums include painting, textiles, photography, and repurposed materials. Her practice focuses primarily on the roles of technology, psychology, and political economy in human behavior. Sieh’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States and collected internationally. She has exhibited at Miami International Airport, the Bienes Museum of the Modern Book, the Coral Gables Museum, MDC Museum of Art & Design, Charles Deering Estate, the Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, and David Castillo Gallery. Collections include Bernice Steinbaum (Miami), Francie Bishop Good & David Horvitz (Fort Lauderdale), Mandy Patinkin & Kathryn Grody (NYC), James Hotel (Miami Beach), Leland Tea Company (San Francisco), and private collections throughout the United States, Singapore and Uruguay. Sieh received a BA in Art, with a double focus on painting and photography, from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Her subsequent Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, from San Jose State University in California, informs the technological themes often present in her work.

 

Foundations, Parameters and Volumes

Interrupted Structure #5

Foundations, Parameters and Volumes | Babette Herschberger
Presented in partnership with O Cinema

ON VIEW  April 9 – June 7, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION  Thursday, April 9 | 6-9pm
CLOSING BRUNCH  Sunday, June 7 | 11:30am

With a focus on minimal composition, process, surface and color, Herschberger’s paintings transform the banality of the original materials into subtle intersections of plane and form. This new series of paintings begins with collaged paper as its foundation and she uses them as studies or sketches for larger works. This work aims in every way to become a graphic distillation of her longstanding painting practice and a body of collage work created from informal materials including product packaging and cardboard.

Babette Herschberger
Saint Joe, IN, 1961 | Lives and works in Miami

Herschberger’s work has been in exhibitions at The Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, the Florida Gulf Coast University Gallery, the Hollywood Art and Cultural Center Biennial, among others. Recently, her work was selected by Rene Morales, curator at the Perez Art Museum Miami to be included in the publication New American Paintings and she exhibited at Scope Miami Art Fair with Miami Independent Thinkers. She is an alumni of ArtCenter/South Florida and is represented by Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art in New York.

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

CLOSING BRUNCH & SCREENING: Six Degrees of Separation

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Closing Brunch & Screening: Six Degrees of Separation
Sunday, March 29, 2015 | 11:30 am
O Cinema Wynwood | 90 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127
FREE and open to the public

O Cinema Wynwood & ArtCenter/ South Florida invite you to join us for the closing reception Chaos / Control, a solo exhibition by Carrie Sieh.

Starting at 11:30am guests will be invited to enjoy a light brunch of baked goods, fruit and mimosas in the courtyard. Then at 12:30pm guests will be invited into the auditorium for a screening of Six Degrees of Separation by director Fred Schepisi.

THE FILM:
Fifth Avenue socialite Ouisa Kittredge (Stockard Channing) and her art dealer husband Flan (Donald Sutherland), are parents of “two at Harvard and one at Groton”. But the narrow world inhabited by the Kittredges and their public status as people interested in the arts make them easy prey for Paul (Will Smith). Paul is a skillful con-artist, who mysteriously appears at their door one night – injured and bleeding – and claiming to be a close college friend of their Ivy League kids, as well as the son of Sidney Poitier. Ouisa and Flan are much impressed by Paul’s fine taste, keen wit, articulate literary expositions and surprising culinary skill. His appealing facade soon has the Kittredges putting him up, lending him money and taking satisfaction in his praise for their posh lifestyle. Paul’s scheme continues until he brings home a hustler, and his actual indigence is revealed. The shocked Kittredges kick him out when it is revealed that they are but the most recent victims of the duplicity with which Paul has charmed his way into many upper-crust homes along the Upper East Side. Paul’s schemes become highbrow legend – anecdotal accounts of which are bantered about at their cocktail parties. In the end, Paul has a profound effect on the many individuals who encounter him, linking them in their shared experience.

Chaos / Control | Carrie Sieh
In this body of work, Sieh utilizes visual pattern as a means of thinking about memory, psychological inheritance and unconscious behavioral patterns. The embroidered spaces within each image represent the enactment and repetition—in intimate settings and relationships—of behaviors and patterns that are familial in origin. The patterns used are traditional ones—many of which have been in use since the mid-16th century.  As such, Sieh thinks of them as suggestive of family heirlooms, passed down through generations and heavy with an emotional momentum that can be difficult to disavow.

Carrie Sieh | Los Angeles, 1978  | Lives and works in Miami
Carrie Sieh is a mixed media artist whose mediums include painting, textiles, photography, and repurposed materials. Her practice focuses primarily on the roles of technology, psychology, and political economy in human behavior. Sieh’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States and collected internationally. She has exhibited at Miami International Airport, the Bienes Museum of the Modern Book, the Coral Gables Museum, MDC Museum of Art & Design, Charles Deering Estate, Art & Culture Center of Hollywood and David Castillo Gallery. Collections include Bernice Steinbaum (Miami), Mandy Patinkin & Kathryn Grody (NYC), James Hotel (Miami Beach), Leland Tea Company (San Francisco), Francie Bishop Good & David Horvitz (Fort Lauderdale) and private collections throughout the United States, Singapore and Uruguay. Sieh received a BA in Art, with a double focus on painting and photography, from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Her subsequent Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, from San Jose State University in California, informs the technological themes often present in her work.

 

 

Bookleggers Reading Room

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Bookleggers Reading Room
March 7-April 30, 2015
ArtCenter/South Florida | 810 Lincoln Road #101, Miami Beach

Bookleggers is a community mobile library based out of South Florida. They set up at rotating venues once a month and give away free books to the public. For those who are new to Bookleggers, the rules are simple: 1) everyone gets one book for free; 2) trades are accepted, a book for a book; and 3) each additional book is $2. As of 2015, Bookleggers Library operates with the generous funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

The Bookleggers Reading Room at ArtCenter/South Florida runs on the honor system. Please respect the library and take just one book per person. Do not abuse the library. Bookleggers takes seriously its duty to protect and re-distribute the books of this community, and we hope that those taking a book will honor this request. The Bookleggers Reading Room at ArtCenter/South Florida is here until the doors of ArtCenter’s 800-810 building close providing the visitors with a place to stop, rest and read.

 

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