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There’s one more week to catch the results of Locust Projects’ unique summer programming, culminating with a closing reception and exhibit on Saturday. For the fifth year in a row, Locust invited a group of high school students, chosen after an open call, to come and make art. After starting out fairly small, this year […]

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Sometimes it is hard to see the forest for the trees, when standing in the middle of fairly dense foliage. Which is what we are doing in the artscape of South Florida today – there is a lot going on here. Even in the middle of summer there are new shows, new projects being unveiled […]

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The representation of Latin musical influence in American music and pop culture has gone through any number of mutations. At times it has lent a certain panache, such as with Latin jazz, or the smooth sounds of the bossa nova. It’s associated with the ultimate suave dance with the big-band 1950s music of the mambo; […]

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Throw your hat in the residency ring

Published on August 1, 2014 by in Miami

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These have been a couple of eventful and expansive years for Cannonball, for 10 years known as LegalArt, which rebranded itself and with a Warhol Foundation grant has been growing its offerings and services. In June it hired well-known artist and critic Gean Moreno as artistic director, kicking off another growth spurt, with more programming […]

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Dive into our precious coral at MIA

Published on July 29, 2014 by in Miami

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As annoying air travel is these days, the MIA Galleries at Miami International have been doing a great job in alleviating the tension-filled experience. Throughout the various terminals and even at specific gates, the Division of Fine Arts & Cultural Affairs at the airport have been planting permanent installations, temporary exhibitions, even site-specific performances, often […]

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The abstract paintings of Miami-based Lynne Golob Gelfman are all about surface. Surfaces that seem to shimmer and move, sometimes looking like waves rippling on the beach, or the shifting sand beneath them. At other times they can be reminiscent of topographical aerial images of a desert landscape, or a close-up of a rolling sand […]

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Constructivism as an art form first arose in the revolutionary era of Russia, a precursor of sorts to Bauhaus and other movements that combined architectural, material and design elements, with the aim of taking art from the walls of museums and making it more interactive and public. Today, constructivism’s influence can be felt all over […]

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The Hanging Garden of Goran Tomcic

Published on July 18, 2014 by in Miami

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When walking into the Dimensions Variable gallery (a Knight Arts grantee), you get the feeling of entering a hanging garden, but one that may appear in the Everglades, or in an otherwise semi-tended organic reserve. Two large pieces, one of silver, one of gold, hang from the ceiling, made up of thousands and thousands of […]

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Crafted Boca surprises

Published on July 15, 2014 by in Miami

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In the very back of the ground floor of the Boca Museum of Art is a simple, beautiful exhibit from Elaine Reichek – it could be easy to miss, and you really shouldn’t. Reichek studied at Brooklyn College with abstract master Ad Reinhardt in the 1960s and was an early pioneer of conceptual art with […]

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Pulling at the art strings

Published on July 11, 2014 by in Miami

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Goran Tomcic marks his return to Miami with an installation at Dimensions Variable (a Knight Arts grantee) that shouts out intensity of process and attention to detail that results in a spectacular display. Tomcic has fastidiously cut out little golden-colored hearts, leaves, flowers, shells from Mylar and attached them to thousands of strings of fishing […]

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