Playing with time and illusion

Published on January 10, 2014 by in Miami

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You can meet the artist Carola Bravo when you walk into the ground-floor room set aside for her videos at the Zadok Gallery, anytime of day. At least one version of her, as she covers a white room with irregular black lines in a wall-length video. “Legal Graffiti” is an immersive video, making the viewer […]

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Follow these patterns

Published on January 8, 2014 by in Miami

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Two interesting exhibits at two alternative galleries are opening up to kick off the 2014 season, each one in its own way dealing and working with patterning, textures and a visual outcome that can become beautifully illusionary. At the downtown space of Dimensions Variable (a Knight Arts grantee), the accomplished artist Lynne Golob Gelfman will […]

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Exhibit to see in “Present Tense”

Published on December 20, 2013 by in Miami

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In the back corner of the Carol Jazzar gallery, a large (72” X 72”) sculpture of a cross leans against two walls. It’s made of white birch wood and is inlaid with dominoes – it is the piece that immediately draws your eye in the exhibit “Present Tense Future Perfect,” curated by Teka Selman. Titled […]

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The Hot Topics Artist Series at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood (a Knight Challenge grantee) brings in four artists or art professionals a year to give a one-evening lecture, maybe mixed with performance, video or installation. In October the strangeness of Wayne White was featured, known for his word paintings, his music and […]

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New works, new feel at de la Cruz

Published on December 13, 2013 by in Miami

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Art Basel Miami Beach shows no signs of slowing down or getting stale. There seemed to be more people and the myriad satellite fairs were jam-packed for the entire time. Anyone once again trying to park anywhere close to their art destination can surely attest to that. But Miami itself also shows no sign of […]

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Video that burns hot inside the new PAMM

Published on December 10, 2013 by in Miami

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Everyone has been gushing about the Herzog & de Meuron-designed Perez Art Museum Miami, or PAMM — and they should be. Although still not finished, with outdoor construction still underway, it would not be an exaggeration to say that this museum is already the most spectacular one in the country, if not the world. Nonetheless, as […]

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The weekend for Basel

Published on December 6, 2013 by in Miami

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The weekend awaits for all the Art Basel fair-going that you haven’t done. So, time for a quick run-down of what you may or may not want to see in a limited amount of time. At the main Art Basel fair at the Convention Center on Miami Beach, there’s some surprisingly fresh offerings from top […]

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The art fairs: they’re here!

Published on December 3, 2013 by in Miami

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The previews have already started, although many of the Art Basel week fairs don’t technically open until Thursday. But that time of the month, that time once a year for art aficionados and just aficionados of good times, has arrived. The plethora of fairs and exhibitions have spread out all over; some cost money, others […]

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Much of our view today of Jewish life in Eastern Europe and Germany in the first part of the last century has been reduced to images of the Holocaust, of people waiting for trains to death camps, and of death camps. While these are crucial, critical images that must always remain in the fore, they […]

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We could all be artistic refugees

Published on November 22, 2013 by in Miami

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The images of devastation that have recently come out of the Philippines are yet another sad reminder of our precarious situation, a reminder that both natural and man-made disasters can upend our lives and send us to tent cities to scrounge out an existence. If not because of a typhoon or hurricane, it could be […]

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