Sketches, stitches and sculpture at Locust

Published on November 12, 2013 by in Miami

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The band members of Papaloko’s Haitian roots group were dressed all in white, thumping out electric, entrancing sounds at a high decibel that the crowd at Locust Projects (a Knight Arts grantee) couldn’t ignore — at one point it seemed as though the whole gallery space was swaying to the hypnotic music of one of […]

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The literal culinary arts

Published on November 8, 2013 by in Miami

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After snaking around numerous, well-appointed displays and installations filled with fascinating cooking equipment; beautiful, artsy dishes and cutlery; videos of restaurant design and other food-related “offerings,” on opening night of “Tapas: Spanish Design For Food,” you ended up at an interactive performance from the great Catalan mixed-media and food artist Antoni Miralda. Miralda, who with […]

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The tales time can tell

Published on November 7, 2013 by in Miami

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The exhibit “Time” that just opened at the Bass Museum has a number of interesting elements to it, including the room of queer curiosities from Hernan Bas. But make sure you spend some time in the room with works from Manny Prieres, his first solo outing at a museum, “It Was a Pleasure To Burn.” […]

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Transcending the mundane

Published on November 1, 2013 by in Miami

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“Tales in the Ground Glass: Adventures of a Badass Grandma” is one of the best titles for an exhibit. Ever. The solo photography show at Dina Mitrani Gallery from Peggy Levison Nolan has a lot to say about a lot of things, but in very small snippets. Nolan is indeed a badass grandma, in the […]

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Time is on art’s side

Published on October 30, 2013 by in Miami

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Although it may seem like there is a small lull between the next group of local openings — that may be the exhibits up for Art Basel, both for galleries and museums — in fact the art world moves here apace. For instance, the big opening this week will be that of the Bass Museum’s “Time” exhibit. […]

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Delicate art of our fragile oceans

Published on October 25, 2013 by in Miami

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The most eye-catching piece in an exhibit filled with quite a few of them, Mira Lehr’s “The Pull of the Tide” at Kelley Roy Gallery, is a huge tapestry covering one wall. As the title refers to, all these new works from the long-established artist relate to the tides, the organisms of the ocean, and […]

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For several years now, the Deering Estate in Cutler Ridge has experimented with exhibiting contemporary art. It started off with a show that featured large-scale sculptures spread across the sprawling grounds of the historic estate, curated by sculptor Ralph Provisero. This October, it moved entirely indoors to the villa and smaller house with another intriguing […]

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New World Symphony, new world art

Published on October 19, 2013 by in Miami

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In its glamorous new digs in the New World Center, the New World Symphony has decided this year to actively use those beautiful screens that frame that lovely stage with some commissioned video programs from international video artists. It’s a great statement for this young orchestra moving forward – NWS has always had an air […]

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A varied art night at ArtCenter

Published on October 15, 2013 by in Miami

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True to its new mission to expand the programming — both in quantity and to varied disciplines — ArtCenter/South Florida (a Knight Arts grantee) will host a number of events tomorrow, Wednesday night, that should offer up a little something for everyone. Starting the evening off will be an artists’ talk revolving around the exhibit in the 924 […]

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One gallery, two shows, two locations

Published on October 12, 2013 by in Miami

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One definition of the word “Palimpsest” is “something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form.” It is also the title of a new group show curated by William Cordova that loosely fits into this descriptive, at Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art. There are traces of themes, of narratives, of histories, but […]

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