Moving On by Luisa Mesa (not sure if this one will be in the exhibit but it is an example of her work)
is having a solo exhibition of her multi-media art at Coconut Grove Arts Festival Gallery 1 Mayfair center 3390 Mayfair st ste 128 Coconut Grove . There is an opening reception on August 6 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Mesa, born in Havana and living in South Florida, is an artist whose work I first saw at Art Center South Florida. While many of the artists there “stood out” she did in particular. I am never sure why that is the case. But she explains her art as always beginning with repetition and layering, saying these are fundamental parts of her work. Every single piece begins this way. Do not take this to mean there is a “sameness” to the work either. Rather this foundation is part of a metaphor for the “interconnectedness of all things” (as the release for this exhibit put it—and I can think of no different way to say it).
She uses colors that, on the color wheel or in art class, might not seem to fit together, to complement one another but of course when Mesa puts them in context they do fit. As notes she works in a variety of media from enamel to digital images to resin and more.
For more information call 305-447-0401.
is from Reading in the U.K. and attended Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design in London then continued BA work at the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art at the University of Oxford. Patterson has worked as a curator, gallery manager and a consultant, all the while working on art and taking private commissions
Pattersom is now a full-time artist working out of Wimbledon.
Patterson is having an exhibition at Boltax Gallery
in Shelter Island, New York (21 North Ferry Road). There is an artist’s reception on Saturday, August 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit runs from August 5 to 29.
The gallery is open Thursday through Monday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Chicago’s Judy A. Saslow Gallery
is heading to SOFA West Santa Fe
to exhibit at the Inuit Show of Folk and Outsider Art.
Artists to be included are; Henry Darger
, Michel Nedjar
, Bill Traylor
, Mr. Imagination
, Gerard Sendrey
, Christine Sefolosha
, Joseph Yoakum
, Edmond Engel
, Carlo Zinelli
The fair runs from August 4-7th with a opening night preview gala on August 3. The daily hours are from noon to 6 p.m.
Self-Portrait as Giant with Planes, 2011
and Kim Keever
have a two person exhibition. Roy is a painter and Keever a photographer. The exhibit is at the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia
(2200 Parks Avenue in Virginia Beach). The exhibit opened July 21 and runs through December 30.
Roy’s works in this exhibit were all created over the past three years and all deal with the same theme; mankind’s ongoing need to push technology to the limit to gain knowledge. Roy’s work is not condemnation but an illustration of the consequences good and bad. He also created two new works specifically for the show—featuring himself!
Roy is represented by Rare Gallery in NYC
. You can find out more at the Rare website or at the artist’s website
A Wind Toward Off Dreams, 2010
While I was obsessive compulsively trying to post every word, photo and video I shot at Art Chicago I missed the opening of artist Dan Tague
’s exhibition The Kids are Alright…I think. Anyway, on the 23 he is giving a talk at the closing reception at Civilian Art Projects in Washington D.C.
(1019 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
This is the last day of the exhibit.
On another matter, but still all about Civilian Art Projects. They are having Summerscream! Which features video art projections, DJs and bands. This all happens at 10:30 p.m., July 29 at Comet Ping Pong, 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW in Washington DC. The cost is $10
Appearing are DJ Kid Congo Powers & DJ Ian Svenonius, Heavy Breathing, Vockah Redu and a slew of artists.
Art Platform is a modern and contemporary art fair for Los Angeles. This year they have an iconic image as their “visual identity.” Photographer, Catherine Opie
, has agreed to let them use images from her Freeways
The festival is all about the LA art scene with an opening preview, Friday, September 30, 2011. General admission is from October 1 to October 3, 2011. For more info head HERE
Opie’s Untitled #1 from the Freeway
series, 1994 is a Platinum print, 2-1/4 x 6-3/4 inches. It is an edition of five and is used courtesy of Regen Projects. Freeways
is Opie’s celebration of those L.A. monuments, the freeways. These images will be part of the printed material and the catalog.
Bakehouse Art Complex
is looking for artists. The concept is familiar. They provide a dynamic environment and low cost studios for emerging and mid-career artists. There are a total of 70 studios and there are studios specific to metalsmiths, wood and stone workers etc. The studios vary in size and amenities. Artists have access 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
There is a print room, a dark room, kilns. Welding rooms etc all for artists use—enabling artists to really experiment and work in new media.
BAC also hold exhibitions, fundraisers and educational programs. The deadline for applications is September 1, 2011. You can call 305-576-2828 or email email@example.com
The Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale
has always been a small gem of a museum. Whether exhibiting their own collection, traveling shows, the works of local artists or the works owned by local collectors there is virtually always something worth seeing at the museum. I am in Ft. Lauderdale four times a year at least and I always go. Even if the same exhibit is still up, it is always worth seeing again. The current exhibit is The Art of Caring, A Look at Life through Photography
This is an exhibit, broken down into seven different parts of life—and specifically how life is seen in different times and cultures. The truly fascinating part is that these photos are collected from a wide swath of time and a divergent group of photographers.
True, forcing some of these photos into the seven categories is not necessarily seamless. The written introduction when you walk into the exhibit admits as much but the general theme holds and the photos are moving. They different styles and different photographers also add an unusual perspective. How many other themed exhibits feature works by Annie Leibovitz
, Gordon Parks
, Dorothea Lange
, Nan Goldin
and many others?
The exhibit opened June 5 and will be on display until September 25. The Museum of Art is located in downtown Fort Lauderdale at One East Las Olas Boulevard (at Andrews Avenue).
Linda Touby's "Pigeons 301"
Timothy Yarger Fine Art
will be at Art Aspen and at the VIP Opening preview Party. If you are in the area be sure to check out their artists. They are always worth a look, at the very least. You can also break out the checkbook (do people still use checkbooks?)Art Aspen is August 6 through the 8th.
Louise Nevelson's Untitled
Uruguayan artist Ricardo Pascale’s first North American exhibition, Random Movements
, opens Saturday July 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition runs from July 8 until August 1.
Boltax is located at 21 North Ferry road, PO Box 723, Shelter Island, NY, 11964. For more information head to www.boltaxgallery.com