Archives for December 2015

ARTIST TALK: Nayoung Jeong


ARTIST TALK: Nayoung Jeong
924 Lincoln Road, Studio #206

Join us Wednesday, January 6 at 6 P.M., for an Artist Talk with Nayoung Jeong before the STUDIOcrawl.

Jeong explores the subject of cultural displacement by seeking ways to claim ownership over a foreign place. When imprinting her body onto paper that has been extracted from a new territory, it is as though she is leaving her signature on this new location. Through this process, she claims her sense of ownership over a new location and asserts her presence in an unfamiliar place.

Jeong is currently working in a participatory project, which will contain and feature human fingerprints.

By imprinting her body onto the art piece, she not only feels safe, but also feels less alone and isolated. She is now linked and connected to this place.

Free & Open to the public.

The Inertials


The Inertials —
Embracing the warmth of
cold mechanics since 1982.

Studio #: 109



Hye Weon Shim

SHot by ROd Deal for roddeal photography

SHot by ROd Deal for roddeal photography


Hye Weon Shim is a Korean artist whose repeated working process brings a sense of peace and tranquility in a meditative state of mind. The object boat that is often at the center of her practice becomes a metaphor for “another space” one that becomes vast in our mind; a space that enables us to quietly grow closer to the environment that surround us. She grew up in a family learning about Confucius and Buddhism, which have been very instrumental in her spiritual growth. She was awarded the “FUNSCAD Homer Lord Scholarship Award” in recognition of her ceramic work in Canada, and completed a MFA with fellowship at the Rhode Island School of Design in the USA. Her work has been exhibited and collected in Korea, Canada, USA, Italy, England, Australia, and Czech Republic.


Studio #: 210

Árbol semiótico (Semiotic Tree)


Árbol semiótico (Semiotic Tree) | Jorge Wellesley
Opening Reception | Wednesday, December 2, 2015 | 7-10pm
ArtCenter’s 924 Vitrine | 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

On view through March 6, 2016

Árbol semiótico (Semiotic Tree) is a work by Cuban-born artist Jorge Wellesley. His work is based on three basic concepts—Truth, Reality and Language—and the sometimes antagonistic relationship between them. Language is a convention, an agreement or consensus to establish order. However, language cannot always capture reality. Language is an arbitrary structure and becomes abstract because text is an abstract graphic.

In this work, Wellesley started looking for the concept “Verdad” (Truth) in a dictionary of synonyms and antonyms thinking he would reach some logical outcome, or somewhat explain the whole universe of meanings that could be behind this powerful word. This idea started as an experiment, but after two days expanding the network of meanings, the words were taking him in an opposite direction. He discovered the word “Mentira” (Lie) while looking for synonyms and thus the work was born. He utilized the visual of a genealogical tree using generations and descendants. This is the ideal metaphor to present the relationship and the cyclical sense of things.



Jorge Wellesley | Havana, Cuba, 1979 | Lives and works in Miami
Jorge Wellesley graduated from the San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy, Havana, in 1998 and from the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in 2004. He conducted painting workshops at the ISA for five years. He was a founding member of the Department of Public Interventions project (DIP, in its Spanish acronym) and the five-artist project Espacio 08. Wellesley’s work embraces many genres and supports, including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, and video. It has been shown in museums in Cuba, Latin America, Europe, the United States, and Canada, such as the Queens Museum, NY, USA; the Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY, USA; the Musée National d´art Moderne et Contemporain Algiers (MAMA), Algeria; NHHC Art Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA; and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba. His most recent exhibitions include: “Mobility and its Discontents”, The 8th Floor, NY, USA; “The Spaces Between: Contemporary Art From Havana”, Bildmuseet, Umeå University, Sweden; “Games and Challenges”, Rainhart Gallery, Brussels, Belgium; “Estrictamente Impersonal” and Espacio 08, XI Havana Biennial.

The Totem at the VIP Terrace at UNTITLED Art Fair


ArtCenter/South Florida (Miami Beach) and PARTICIPANT INC (New York) present a series of performances at The Totem at the VIP Terrace at UNTITLED Art Fair.

VIP & Press Preview – Tuesday, December 1st
Featuring DJ Dale Dale (ArtCenter/South Florida)
7pm – Glendalys Medina + T De Long (Participant Inc)

Wednesday, December 2nd
6pm – DJ Dale Dale (ArtCenter/South Florida)

Thursday, December 3rd
5pm – needle/Sony Mao as part of The Inertials
(ArtCenter/South Florida)

Friday, December 4th
6pm – Narcissister (Participant Inc)

Saturday, December 5th
6pm – TM Sisters in collaboration with sleeper
(ArtCenter/South Florida)

Sunday, December 6th
12pm – Dale Dale (ArtCenter/South Florida)

Totem to Helios by AMLgMATD/ Laz Ojalde & Natalie Zlamalova (ArtCenter/South Florida)
AMLgMATD is the collaborative team of artists/designers Laz Ojalde and Natalie Zlamalova. AMLgMATD combines Zlamalova’s geometric abstract forms and Ojalde’s functional and aesthetic ideals. Ojalde is a mixed media artist whose inspiration comes from the love of the everyday object; the mundane, the functional, the gimmicky to the refined. Zlamalova is a mixed media artist who explores the crossroads between the states of being asleep and awake—the hypnagogic state. Her ink washes are illogical and coincidental and contrast her hand-constructed geometric lines and patterns—the logical and the premeditated.

About ArtCenter/South Florida –
ArtCenter/South Florida was founded by Ellie Schneiderman in the spring of 1984 on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach as an organization to address the community’s cultural needs. Today, ArtCenter is credited as being the catalyst for the revitalization of Lincoln Road and its surrounding areas, having provided studio residencies and exhibition opportunities to more than 1,000 visual artists, while also offering art classes and outreach programs to the community. ArtCenter prides itself in being one of the few institutions in South Florida that grants free admission to all of its exhibitions and other public programming in an effort to make the arts accessible to all. ArtCenter is located at 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL, Miami Beach, with a temporary exhibition space, ArtCenter [Little River Edition] in the Little River District at 7252 NW Miami Ct., Miami.

Founded in December 2001 as an educational corporation and not-for-profit alternative space, PARTICIPANT INC seeks to provide a venue in which artists, curators, and writers can develop, realize, and present ambitious projects within a context that recognizes the social and cultural value of artistic experimentation. The mission of PARTICIPANT INC is to serve artists through in-depth consideration, presentation, and the publishing of critical writing; and to introduce this work into public contexts through exhibitions, screenings, performances, and educational programs. Our mission builds upon alternative space methodologies, particularly a commitment to interdisciplinary, intergenerational exhibition making, and an insistence upon placing together, in one space, work from various mediums — encouraging the coexistence of visual and time-based art. The programming priorities of PARTICIPANT INC reflect the premise that artists produce significant work through a deep relationship with an organization whose focus is its committed collaborations with them. By encouraging experimentation and project-based exhibitions for artists at many different stages of their careers, PARTICIPANT INC strives to address the changing context of alternative arts presenting and to respond responsibly to the diverse practices of artists.

ArtCenter South Florida Studios: 924 Lincoln Road
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