Archives for July 2015

Textual Undercurrents

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Textual Undercurrents | Elysa D. Batista

Presented in partnership with O Cinema

ON VIEW August 6 – October 12, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, August 6 | 6-9pm
CLOSING BRUNCH Sunday, October 4 | 11:30am

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

Batista makes three-dimensional work that explores sign and text as sculptural communicators of coded information. The evolution of language as a form of interpreting the world is a constant investigation in her work. Batista carves and cuts manipulated digital typography onto materials ranging from wood, cardboard, foam core, cork or mechanically assisted onto materials such as plexiglass. It is executed in dialogue with advertorial signage that can be encountered in a storefront window or outdoor space. From anagrams to poetic sayings, Batista’s words allow the viewer to decode his/her own meaning through the multiplicity of language.

Elysa D. Batista | Panama City, Panama | Lives and works in Miami

Batista is a mixed media artist who works with language, specifically the multiplicity of meaning according to different contexts. Her three-dimensional work explores personal experiences with power dynamics in relationships and communication and is interpreted through the use of semiotics. Recent group exhibitions include Everything Must Go, ArtCenter’s Richard Shack Gallery (2015); Stand Out, Rise Up Gallery, FL (2014); and The Intelligence of Things, The Kitchen, NY (2013). She received a MFA from Parsons-The New School for Design in NYC in 2013 and a BFA from the University of Miami in 2010.

Visiting artists exit survey



Closing brunch & screening: Broken Flowers
Sunday, August 2 | 11:30am
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 of Going Home a solo exhibition by Marina Gonella.

Starting at 11:30am guests will be invited to enjoy a light brunch of baked goods, fruit and mimosas in the courtyard. Then at 12:15pm guests will be invited into the auditorium for a screening of Broken Flowers directed by Jim Jarmusch

About the Film

When his latest girlfriend (Julie Delpy) leaves him, retired computer magnate Don Johnston (Bill Murray) has no greater ambition than to sit around the house. When he receives an anonymous letter from a former girlfriend claiming he has a 19-year-old son he’s never met, Don doesn’t even think to follow up. It’s not until his neighbor, a mystery fan, encourages him that Don resolves to visit the exes who seem the most likely candidates and find out the truth.

Going Home | Marina Gonella

Gonella’s work explores how place affects our concept of identity. Our surroundings alter our actions, thoughts and way of life. Gonella’s pieces become a tangible and personal interpretation of her awareness of these surroundings. From the buildings of Buenos Aires to the highways of South Florida, Gonella has adapted her work according to her environment. In her latest series, the images reflect her daily commute. Driving a car presents a different way of experiencing the city than as a pedestrian. Through the process of appropriation and representation, she captures the moment and makes it her own. Her creative process starts with the manipulation of her own photographs depicting urban landscapes. Using transfers and abstract collage, she establishes a new relationship between her and the location. In this juncture of texture, material and color, Gonella displaces different elements and rearranges them into a new reality.

Marina Gonella | Chicago, 1965 | Lives and works in Weston, Florida
Marina Gonella is a mixed media artist who works with different mediums such as acrylic, collage, photography, transfers and assemblage. Originally born in Chicago, Gonella moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina at an early age. She graduated from the School of Fine Arts Pridiliano Pueyrredón (Buenos Aires) and attended classes at IUNA (Instituto Universitario Nacional de Las Artes, Buenos Aires), pursuing a MFA. Marina has participated in group and solo exhibitions in Argentina, Uruguay and the United States. Her work is included in national and international, private and corporate collections. Gonella is an ArtCenter/South Florida alumna who currently has a studio at Laundromat Art Space.


Fieldwork OPEN HOUSE

John DeFaro Fieldwork Opening ArtCenter South Florida with Ralpy Love and Oscar Fuentes image 2

by The Field/Miami @ ArtCenter/South Florida
Friday January 8, 2016 | 6pm-8pm

924 Lincoln Road #100 | Miami Beach, FL 33139

Do you want really honest feedback after a show instead of just “good job?” Do you feel like you are creating work in a vacuum? Have you heard about Fieldwork, and do not know what it is?

On January 8th from 6-8pm, ArtCenter will host a FREE Fieldwork OPEN HOUSE. This is the perfect opportunity for you to see how Fieldwork works and participate by getting feedback!
Now you can join us to see how Fieldwork works and participate in the critique yourself! Fieldwork is a safe space where you can learn what your audience saw, felt and/or heard in response to your work. Come to engage, listen and share your work!

This event is free and open to the public. To present your work please sign up here. Walk-ins are welcome and encouraged to attend, however, priority for presenting work will be given to those who sign up. If you enjoy the Fieldwork OPEN HOUSE, sign up for the full session on Saturdays 10am-1pm starting on Saturday, January 16th.

Photo credits: Fieldwork Opening ArtCenter 2015, with Ralphy Love and Oscar Fuentes Photo. Courtesy of John DeFaro.

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