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.

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CLOSING BRUNCH & SCREENING: Broken Flowers

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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

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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.

ARTIST TALK: Four Norwegian Performance Artists

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ARTIST TALK: Four Norwegian Performance Artists
Anja Carr |  Susanne Irene Fjørtoft | Ida Grimsgaard | Franzisca Siegrist

Presented in partnership with Miami Performance International Festival

Thursday, June 25, 2015 | 7pm
Reception immediately following artist talk 
ArtCenter/South Florida | Project 924
924 Lincoln Road, Second Floor, Miami Beach

Join ArtCenter’s Artistic Director Susan Caraballo in conversation with four performance artists from Norway who will be performing during the Miami Performance International Festival: Anja Carr, Susanne Irene Fjørtoft, Ida Grimsgaard and Franzisca Siegrist.

In her performances, Carr wears handmade costumes that transform mass-produced toys from her childhood. With repulsive or comical actions, she investigates the vulnerable distinctions between gender, fantasy and reality as well as the spheres between childhood and adulthood.

Fjørtoft’s work lies in the intersections between performance art, theatre strategies and the collective process of creation. Her work is an exchange between her “self,” her body, her surroundings and the people who influence her.

Grimsgaard uses costumes and visual language to animate objects giving them life and personality. Working with the body’s memory and emotional understanding, she communicates a language of the senses.

Siegrist, who works in an interdisciplinary way, works with her body in relation to time and space. Using quotidian objects, she transforms their use, takes them out of their regular context and gives them new meaning creating absurd and poetical images.

The artists will perform during the Miami Performance International Festival on Saturday, June 26 at Edge Zones Art Project and Sunday, June 27 at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Visit miamiperformancefestival.org for more information.

 

Going Home

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Going Home | Marina Gonella

Presented in partnership with O Cinema

ON VIEW  June 11 – August 2, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION  Thursday, June 11 | 6-9pm
CLOSING BRUNCH  Sunday, August 2 | 11:30am

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

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.

ARTIST TALK Matter: The Fundamental Principles

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Matter: The Fundamental Particles
Presented in partnership with Art at CMS and CERN

ARTIST TALK Wednesday, May 20 | 7pm
On view through May 31, 2015

Miami-based artist and ArtCenter alumnus Xavier Cortada and Pete Markowitz, professor of physics at Florida International University in conversation about their collaboration at Art@CMS. The talk will be moderated by Dr. Jorge Pérez Gallego, Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science.

For this CMS exhibition, works were selected from artist/scientist collaborations as well as video artists who were invited to create pieces inspired by the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment. The CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics that sits astride the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. CERN is one of the world’s largest and most respected centers for scientific research. It operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world where physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter—the fundamental particles—that provide insights into the fundamental laws of nature. CMS is designed to measure the properties of previously discovered particles with unprecedented precision, and be on the lookout for completely new, unpredicted phenomena.

Closing Brunch & Screening: Blood Simple

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Closing Brunch & Screening: Blood Simple
Sunday, June 7, 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 of Foundations, Parameters and Volumes, a solo exhibition by Babette Herschberger

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 Blood Simple directed by Joel and Ethan Coen.

About the film:
Julian Marty (Dan Hedaya), who owns a Texas bar, suspects his wife Abby (Frances McDormand) is having an affair with one of his bartenders, Ray (John Getz). Marty hires private detective Loren Visser (M. Emmet Walsh) to take photos of Ray and Abby in bed at a local motel. The morning after their tryst, Marty makes a menacing phone call to them, making it clear he is aware of their relationship.

The following day, Ray confronts Marty and quits his job. Marty threatens Ray’s life and advises him to not trust Abby. Marty then hires Visser to kill the couple while he takes a fishing trip to Corpus Christi to establish an alibi. Visser breaks into Ray’s home, steals Abby’s gun, and photographs the sleeping couple through the bedroom window. Later, he presents doctored photos of their corpses to Marty when collecting his $10,000 fee. He then shoots Marty with Abby’s gun in a double cross, leaving the gun at the scene to frame Abby for Marty’s murder.

Foundations, Parameters and Volumes | Babette Herschberger

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.

Visiting Artist Talk: Julio Galeote

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Wednesday, May 13 | 7pm
ArtCenter/South Florida | 924 Lincoln Road #206, Miami Beach

Galeote has been in residence at ArtCenter/South Florida since mid-March as part of an international artist exchange program with Centro de Arte Alcobendas located in the northern part of the Community of Madrid in Spain. His photographic practice searches to explore possible realities from a constructed image, combining the idea of installation and representation, through compositions made in a studio. Galeote works with different found objects presented as sculpture, creating new planes in the perception of the everyday.

Julio Galeote | Madrid, 1977 | Lives and works in Madrid, Spain
A graduate of the Royal College of Art (London), Galeote has exhibited at institutions including the Photographer’s Gallery and Christie’s Gallery in London; and Círculo de Bellas Artes, Tabacalera, MACUF, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Madrid. He has particiapted in international group shows and art fairs such as ARCO, MadridPhoto, SWAB, the London Art Fair, and PHotoEspaña. Galeote has participated in residencies and fellowships at the Spanish Academy in Rome, la Filature in France, and the Young Artists in Residence Program in Málaga. He has received awards from the Circuitos de Artes Plásticas de la Comunidad de Madrid; INJUVE, the prestigious Purificación García Photography contest; FreshFaced+WildEyed; among others. His work is in public and private collections and he is represented by Sociedad Anónima Gallery in Madrid.

Matter: The Fundamental Particles


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Matter: The Fundamental Particles

Peter Çan Bellamy
Xavier Cortada/ Pete Markowitz
Paco Falco/ Pierluigi Paolucci
Alison Gill/ Ian Shipsey
Chris Henschke/ Wolfgang Adam
Michael Hoch
Lindsay Olson/ Don Lincoln
Paul Schuster/ Michael Hoch

ON VIEW  May 2 – 31, 2015
CONVERSATION  Wednesday, May 6 | 6pm
OPENING RECEPTION  Wednesday, May 6 | 7-10pm
ARTIST TALK  Wednesday, May 20 | 7pm

For this Art@CMS exhibition, works were selected from artist/scientist collaborations as well as video artists who were invited to create pieces inspired by the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment. The CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics that sits astride the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. CERN is one of the world’s largest and most respected centers for scientific research. It operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world where physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter—the fundamental particles—that provide insights into the fundamental laws of nature. CMS is designed to measure the properties of previously discovered particles with unprecedented precision, and be on the lookout for completely new, unpredicted phenomena.

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