Friday, May 10, 2013

Art Walk Guide

Our favorite Saturday of the month is finally here. And, as always, Wynwood and the Design District have art for all tastes. Check out some of the highlights for tomorrow night’s Art Walk:

Precipice/PostModem at Locust Projects
Locust Projects presents Miami-based artist Jillian Mayer. Mayer is known for eclectic video installations that compress virtual, cinematic, and physical space. This will be Mayer’s largest exhibition to date, passing fluidly from cinema to installation in both the physical and digital realm while incorporating interactive and technological elements to create a nonlinear meta-narrative.
3852 North Miami Avenue

Chimen Libete at Haitian Heritage Museum
The Month of May is Haitian Heritage Month, a nationally celebrated time where the Haitian culture is celebrated throughout the United States and in Haiti. During this very special moth the Haitian Heritage Museum will present Chimen Libete (The Road to Freedom) - A collaboration between the Haitian Heritage Museum and the Museum of the Haitian National Pantheon (MUPANAH) in Haiti, to feature an exhibition of the historical account of freedom from slavery in Haiti.
4141 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 105C

Terra Non Descoperta at de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space
Three light boxes with color transparencies sit on the floor. They show a beautiful sea in three parts. A text by Christopher Columbus is overlaid on the images, describing his obsession with finding gold. The spectator is seduced by these images to approach the work. The light boxes placed some 20 inches from the wall where fifteen gold-framed mirrors hang horizontally facing them; suddenly, a reflection appears on the mirrors. They show us images that are inset on the other side of the light boxes, the side facing the wall. They are gold miners from Serra Pelada, in the Brazilian Amazon. But the mirrors also reflect us. We find ourselves together with the miners in the space of the mirror.
23 NE 41 Street

Presque Vu by Maitejosune Urrechaga at Swampspace Gallery
Yes, No or I Don't Know Why, are common responses to questions. When the answer is "On the Tip of the Tongue", some call it "Presque Vu" or almost seen. To experience the work of  artist-musician Maitejosune Urrechaga is similar in character to these psycholinguistic phenomenon. For her solo show, Maitejosune explores through portraiture the universal experience of unconscious thoughts and impulses as yet unexplained by science or spirituality.
150 NE 42 Street

Subjects of Splendor at Art Fusion Galleries
Featuring over 50 emerging to mid-career contemporary artists, this exhibition presents a revealing look at the forefront of contemporary artwork that spans across more than 23 countries. The selection of artists can be traced from Australia, throughout Europe, South America, North America and South Africa. Featuring an extensive portfolio of contemporary original artwork, this collection crosses the boundaries of subject matter thus amplifying the role of today's artists who are on the cusp of the modern epoch. Rich in tradition yet vibrant and seductive in subjects of splendor, our spring exhibition elevates a generation of artists who seek to give expression to the pulse of modern life. Art Fusion Galleries is proud to host this exhibition in our grand gallery space which boasts over 8,000 square feet of Pristine Contemporary Gallery Space. Exhibiting from:     
Monday, April 1st, 2013 through Monday, June 17th, 2013
3550 North Miami Avenue

Anthony Lister: Never Odd Or Even at Robert Fontaine Gallery
Australian, New York-based artist Anthony Lister combines a street art sensibility with more classical painterly flourishes in his works. The works on display draw largely from a recent series of paintings of ballerinas, art forms with a touch of graffiti.
2349 N.W. Second Avenue

20 Shades of Grey and Reclaimed Miami at Zadok Gallery
Zadok Gallery hosts two simultaneous openings this Saturday: 20 Shades of Grey – no connection to the books – , show  dedicated to artists over 70 who have lived and worked in Miami since long before the Art Basel; and the Reclaimed Miami, about creative re-use of materials, with artists “upcycling” found objects through techniques like silk screening, embroidery, crocheting, and more.
2534 North Miami Avenue

Jonathan Rockford: 
Preserving the Void at Hardcore Art Contemporary Space
Originally from Minnesota, Jonathan Rockford gets  inspiration from his Sailboat Bend work in his new home, Fort Lauderdale. His sculptures explores volume and space, memory and time, using materials such as VHS tapes.
Art Contemporary Space, 72 N.W. 25th Street

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