Archives for April 2016

Play: performers creating | creators performing


Wednesday, June 1, 2016 | 7 pm
924 Lincoln Road #211, Miami Beach

Current ArtCenter/South Florida resident Molly Joyce and Miami-based composer Matthew Taylor present a double bill performance showcasing the intersection of their creative and performative work titled Play: performers creating/creators performing. The event features both artists presenting original work on their musical instruments of choice. Joyce will perform on her vintage toy organ with electronics and accompany video by Miami-based artist Leo Castaneda. Taylor will present a solo saxophone set featuring guided improvisation, newly composed music, and a piece by Claude-Achille Debussy.

Free and open to the public.

Curator in Residence Talk: Julia Morandeira Arrizabalaga

Suaves se revelan, ásperas se cuidan, todas se tocan_Diego del Pozo image
Curator in Residence Talk | Julia Morandeira Arrizabalaga
Be careful with each other, so we can be dangerous together

Saturday, April 23 | 11:00 am
ArtCenter Downtown | 1035 N. Miami Ave. #300, Miami, FL
Free & open to the public

Be careful with each other, so we can be dangerous together is an ongoing curatorial research on notions of care, social affect and mutual support across a spectrum of visual and cultural practices. It was recently initiated through the program La Práctica in Beta Local (San Juan, PR), as an entry point from where to investigate the types of affective regimes set in motion by different artistic communities and economies. Drawing from an array of feminist practices, theory on the commons as well as pedagogies, archives and artworks, the project seeks to devise how affective apparatuses are created and activated throughout different artistic, curatorial and institutional gestures – what affects do they unleash, and how, in turn, notions such as care, support, vulnerability or glamour articulate them. The presentation will share the initial status of the research, and the materials collected so far.

Julia Morandeira Arrizabalaga is an independent curator and researcher, based in Madrid. Her practice deals with issues of geography and coloniality, production and exhibition apparatuses in art and culture, and their inscription as sites of knowledge production. She is part of the artistic collective Magnetic Declination and of the research group Península. Recent projects include Cannibal House, at the Cultural Centre of Spain in Costa Rica; Canibalia, at the Kadist Foundation in Paris; Until lions have their own historians, with Magnetic Declination at Matadero Madrid; Broadening the battlefield at the Cultural Centre Montehermoso, and Miralda’s Twin Tastes & Tongues at 9th Shanghai Biennale. Morandeira holds a BA in Humanities from the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, and an MA in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths, University College of London. At the moment she is part of La Práctica in Beta Local, Puerto Rico.

Image: Diego del Pozo, Suaves se revelan, ásperas se cuidan, todas se tocan (2016)

Adler Guerrier



Adler Guerrier, born in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, lives and works in Miami, Florida. Guerrier received a BFA from New World School of the Arts/University of Florida. Guerrier’s recent exhibitions include Deployed, Conditional, and Limited Utopia at David Castillo Gallery (Miami), Et in Arcadia Ego at ArtCenter/South Florida (Miami), Invisibilité Ostentatoire at Fondation Clément (Martinique), and MemoryLab at HistoryMiami Museum (Miami). In 2018, Guerrier will present works at Torrance Art Museum (California), the California African American Museum and Marisa Newman Projects (New York). Also, in 2018, Guerrier and collaborator Domingo Castillo will launch OCR:Miami, an art and research project that aims to render various sites around Miami more visible.

Studio #: 203

Alan Gutierrez

Alan Gutierrez

Alan Gutierrez is an artist and writer living and working in Miami, Florida. In 2009 he received his BFA in Sculpture and Art History from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Gutierrez has exhibited nationally and internationally, with recent and upcoming shows in Los Angeles, New York City, Miami and Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions include Don’t tell someone that you like how they are doing something because they may stop to thank you at Regina Rex in New York City (2016) and Nobody knows me better than you at Locust Projects in Miami, Florida (2014). He has also been included in several group exhibitions, including The Coffins of Paa Joe and The Pursuit of Happiness currently on view at Jack Shainman Gallery, NY and An Image at ArtCenter / South Florida in Miami Beach, Florida (2016). Gutierrez is a 2017 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellow. His forthcoming book, Reflections While Driving will be released by Line Script Diary in the Fall of 2017.

Studio #: 208




Implicitly Stated


Implicitly Stated | Michael Williams
In partnership with O Cinema
ON VIEW April 7 – June 5, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, April 7 | 6-9pm
CLOSING RECEPTION Sunday, June 5 | 11:30am
O Cinema Wynwood | 90 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127

Comprising of small watercolor studies, Michael Williams transforms singular expressions into a communal dialogue. Through the spatial placement and specific groupings, the work creates interpretive narratives that range from simple emotional relationships to broader societal themes. The use of light and the implication of line it creates has always been an essential part of Williams’ work. Combined with the delicacy of watercolor, it creates an intimacy and acts to further enhance the audience’s role in the interpretation of the work’s narrative.

Michael Williams | Hollywood, 1986 | Lives and works in Miami
Williams combines contemporary realism with a minimalist sensibility, using an overwhelming sense of light to deconstruct figural landscapes. He develops stark yet delicate depictions of the human figure, leading to the scrutiny of candid and often amusing observations that provide a dialogue on social identity and self-awareness. This obsessive scrutiny, deconstructed throughout his work, is broken by implied lines and ambiguous shapes, which fill the entirety of the implicit space. Pools and strokes of watercolor translucently enhance this deconstructive realism as he gives way to the hints of detail that act as the visual focus of this process. Williams’ recent exhibitions include Aqua Art Fair, FL (2015); Artopia, NSU Museum of Art, FL (2015); Seventh Juried Biennial, Hollywood Arts and Cultural Center, FL (2015); and Olympia, Living National Treasure Museum, Japan (2015).

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