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LUCA solo exhibition June 2019

Posted on 2 June, 2019 at 22:03 Comments comments (0)
The Directed Art Modern is pleased to present L.U.C.A, a solo exhibition by Miami artist Khotan Fernandez.


 L.U.C.A: Last Universal Common Ancestor, experiments with the use of different materials, including glass, resin, paper, tile, wax, ink, and cut-out drawing enhancing the idea that it is through the many differing components, when seen together mimics the start of being, and how the world today and the individual are comprised of many elements, which ultimately unites us all. The collection also involves a metamorphic vision between mediums, in which sculptural objects appear to be transforming, or evolving from something they were, or into something completely new, mesmerizing the viewer in the process. Speaking on his work for the exhibition, Fernandez states: “I chose the subject matter because of the of the freedom it allows,” the freedom to explore from the beginning to the Now.

Fernandez is a confident and often philosophical artist often delving into the metaphysical, here though, his approach is ontological as he explores being and the forces of life. To find the answers to his questions on existence, and the forces of life he looks beyond Western Society and draws from horizons of cultures of the Other and the sciences.  This mystical ancestral being, the originator of our reality is on display from June 6th to June 26 that The DAM’s gallery in Little River.

Art Center Miami exhibits in Seoul 2019

Posted on 2 June, 2019 at 21:55 Comments comments (0)


















This month of June 2019 the intercultural center Art Center Miami will arrive to Seoul, Korea with a talented group of artists. The center is proud to participate in the exhibition PLAS that will take place from June 12th to 16th.
The fine art fair PLAS will take place at the convention center COEX of the city and Art Center Miami is proud to participate again.
The talented artists that will be displaying their artworks with Art Center Miami will be located in the booth G-30 and are as it follows:
Morela Avilan
Andrea Beloff
Erion Cha
Gustavo Fernandez
Laurent Martinez
Ana  C. Moreno
Kyoung-mi Park
Eduardo Sanabria
Mai Yap

Art Center Miami supports the cultural exchange among nations and believes that art has no frontiers. For more information please email [email protected]

Benefit Art Auction to help Parkland victims

Posted on 15 January, 2019 at 19:02 Comments comments (0)
Local ceramic artist James Herring, in combination with the ikebana international Miami Chapter 131 offers a fantastic art auction to support Parkland Cares.



We invite you to attend to this fabulous art exhibit that combines ikebana flower arrangements in vases donated by ceramic artists from around the country. 

Artworks will be auctioned off this Saturday, January 19, 6-9 pm at the Coral Gables Museum to raise funds for, Parkland Cares, an organization that provides mental health services for survivors, families and the community after the Parkland shooting last year.

Don't miss this opportunity to help and admire fantastic art pieces.

2019 First art exhibition at CCE Miami

Posted on 7 January, 2019 at 21:26 Comments comments (0)

The Cultural Center of Spain in Miami (CCEMiami) and Spain Arts & Culture present the solo exhibition Art. Galicia. Sustainability. Miami. History by Spanish artist, Eugenio Ampudia. The view opens on Thursday January 17 at 7 p.m.
 
Kike Ortega showcases an exclusive selection of works in Miami using recycle materials. Originally from Pontevedra, Spain, Kike Ortega draws inspiration from his formal training as an architect, profound curiosity in people and their emotional state, as well as his passion for the environment.
 
Kike Ortega started painting as soon as he could hold a brush. Upon his father's insistence, he completed an architecture degree, which greatly influenced his art, combining innate creativity with process and structure. Kike's unique technique reflects his desire to innovate, impact, demolish pre-existing notions, and ultimately take the risk. His creative process is a self-described dialog with the chosen materials.

The role of Art in the current context of ecological crisis is certainly important. In Contemporary Art, the Art / Nature relationship adopts a series of manifestations that we artists develop through our ideas.
 
In my work, nature has gone from being an object of representation to becoming the main character or the subject of a type of art that acts on it or with it.
 
For some time it has become usual the identification of the concept of nature with ecology and as a consequence, this has resulted in the so-called ecological Art …….. but my art is not only ecological. No …… it is not ….. or it is not so much.
 
It is true that many of my pieces are made with recyclable materials. This obviously implies a speech on the re-use of our planet resources, but it does not mean that it necessarily entails a political nature, nor a protest. I really work instinctively and somehow in the middle of it. I do my bit to preserve nature. Simply explore new materials and they give me great freedom to work. A painter, an artist has to have the ability to discover possibilities where others don’t see anything.
In my paintings when I paint, I seek to let the materials speak with rawness and honesty (concrete, metal, wood) allowing each of them to input its value (forcefulness, warmth, roundness) and try to balance it in the best way possible way.
 
As Eduardo Bebono said: “… it is about observing objects, not only for what they are but also for what they could become ……….. It has never harmed anyone, when you have understood one thing for what it is, to go deeper and try to see what else it could be. “I have always developed my work through my homeland elements as a union nexus. I like history I like “the old”.
And I like Galicia and what it represents …… its burlap and its textures that represented so well our raw material ……. our literature work, some perhaps too forgotten …… The wood of our eucalyptus trees, pines and fish boxes… with such a life and with the smell of the sea …… the jerry cans that come and go, and those that were too exhausted and were left behind in our land, useless on their original function, to form part of our environment.
 
I like Galicia, always so close to the American Continent. I like to remember that we were part of its history.
 

The view will be open until February 23 2019. 

Laurent Martinez Solo show exhibit in Miami

Posted on 23 December, 2018 at 21:57 Comments comments (0)
The French artist Laurent Martinez amazed the community of Wynwood in Miami with a fantastic Solo show exhibition that started last December 17th at Art Center Wynwood. 


Laurent Martinez is a contemporary artist who studied fine art in France and has exhibited his artworks in many opportunities in France and in US. His unique style of paintings represent the perfect balance of composition and color, creating elegant Zen masterpieces.


At the opening night the attendants were amazed by the elegance of Laurent's artworks created with a unique technique. Mr Laurent mainly works on mixed media on canvas with soothing tones of colors.



The gallery established in 2013 has an elegant collection of Laurent's Zen paintings in display. The exhibition is open to the public until the end of the month. For more information visit the gallery  located at 151 NW 36 St. Miami FL 33127 in the Wynwood art district or email [email protected]

 

Parallel art fair RED DOT moves back to Wynwood

Posted on 22 November, 2018 at 16:19 Comments comments (0)
Miami Art Week’s hottest show is moving—back to—Miami’s artsiest ’hood. That’s right! The best parallel events to "Miami Art Week" take place in Wynwood Art District

Back in the Wynwood District for the first time since 2015, Red Dot Miami is taking over the iconic Mana Wynwood this Dec. 5–9, 2018. Mana Wynwood Address: 318 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127

An anchor of the Wynwood Arts District thriving artistic and cultural scenes, the Mana Wynwood is the new long-term home of Red Dot Miami Miami.

The Wynwood Art District has the biggest concentration of art galleries and art centers in the city of Miami. An this year 2018 will host thousands of artistic events of the best quality starting December 1st. All these Parallel events are open to the public as an enrichment activity for the community.

Also home to Pinta Miami, Mana Wynwood offers the opportunity to make some exciting updates, including easy access to the hottest galleries, trendiest bars, and best restaurants in Miami, not to mention an onsite restaurant, full HVAC, restrooms and paved parking.

Plus, its proximity to the Miami International Airport, I-95, and all of Miami’s most culturally influential neighborhoods—Downtown Miami, the Design District, Miami Beach—makes Mana Wynwood the most desirable location for Red Dot Miami Miami 2018.

Don't miss this annual art fair now relocated to the main art district in Miami

Art Center Miami returns Shanghai art fair 2018

Posted on 27 October, 2018 at 19:59 Comments comments (0)
This coming November 8th 2018, Shanghai Art Fair will take place once again with a selection of talented artists from all over the world. This fair is one of the most important art exhibitions that take place annually in the city of Shanghai, P.R. of China.

From Miami a talented group of artists will join the fair with Art Center Miami’s booth. Each artist in his/her own style will represent Latin American art at the fair with four different medias: Paintings, graphic design, sculpture and photography.
These talented artists have many years of experience in the art industry and are experts in their own style. The artists were carefully selected by Art Center Miami and the director /architect Ana Carolina Moreno will be the liaison between Asia and America.

Art Center Miami has participated in over twenty art fairs and exhibitions in Asia with the strong believe that art has no frontiers. The mentioned artists participating at Shanghai Art Fair 2018 are as it follows:
Painters: Cecilia Sanchez Vegas, Silvia Rosales, Carlos Tirado, and Silvia Parra
Sculptors: Luis E. Garcia, Teresa Cabello and Aleszi (Alejandro Szilagyi)
Graphic designer the Iltalian / Venezuelan artist Monica Campana Montanarella
Photographers: Alexandro Pelaez and Jose Varela.

Shanghai Art Fair 2018(22nd), as Asia’s celebrated art exchange with long history and high internationalization degree, will be grandly held from Nov.8-11 at Shanghai World EXPO Exhibition & Convention Center, continuing the scale as before, presenting domestic and overseas collectors a gorgeous art event in Shanghai as well.

Shanghai Art Fair, established in 1997, has been successfully held under the support of Saulterretimized art event, which not only bridged the gap between worldwide and Shanghai, public and art, but also shaped a paradigm for the domestic art fairs.

More than 20 countries and areas’ art galleries, organizations, agencies participated in this lively art exchange during the past dozen years. For more information about this exhibition please email: [email protected]

Beijing International Art Expo 2018

Posted on 21 August, 2018 at 7:44 Comments comments (0)
Beijing International Art Expo will take place celebrating its 21 anniversary this coming August 30th 2018 until September 2nd. It will once again offer a gorgeous art feast to Chinese and foreign collectors. After more than 20 years of elaborated work, Beijing Art Fair has become the most comprehensive art exhibition in China with the largest volume and the trend of art development.

Art Center Miami returns to Asia with a selected group of contemporary artists to Beijing. Art Center Miami’s artists Ana Moreno, Alejandro Szilagyi, Carlos Tirado & Erion Cha will bring to this exhibition their specially elaborated artworks. A combination of medias and materials in their artworks will delight the attending art lovers at Beijing Intl Art Expo.

Beijing Intl Art Expo has established the most extensive and efficient communication platform among galleries, art institutions and collectors; it has become the oldest, highest specification, the most popular, and the most influential artistic brand event in Beijing.

For more information on the artists representing Art Center Miami please visit www.artcentermiami.com

Cultural event and art auction to benefit Seeds of Life Foundation

Posted on 17 May, 2018 at 18:30 Comments comments (0)
A Silent Auction  by Established Latin American artists will raise funds to support the Seeds of Life Foundation
 

ART CENTER MIAMI cordially invites you to the fundraising event that will take place on Thursday, May 24th 2018 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM at 2650 SW 145 Ave., Miramar, FL 33027. This cultural event is free of charge and open to the general public at Riviera Point Development Group.

In the above image Mayor Sharief and Riviera Point Directors Mr & Mrs Azpurua at a prior ribbon cutting event in the venue.

This benefit event at Miramar will raise funds to support the non for profit organization "Seeds of Life Foundation" and its programs that help victims of domestic violence. Members of the community are welcome to enjoy an evening of Art, Wine & Life in Miramar.

A silent auction will give attendees the opportunity to bid on original works of art by  accomplished artists like: Milagros de Armas, Pablo Azar, Gustavo Fernandez, Carolina Mendoza B., Billy Monsalve Duffo, Ana Carolina Moreno, Eduardo Sanabria, Cecilia Sanchez Vegas, Carlos Tirado, Gianfranco Tomassetti & Rafael Vera. These international artists are represented by Art Center Miami and have successfully exhibited their art pieces in many galleries in America, Asia & Europe.
 
The event will be hosted by Miramar-based Riviera Point Development Group, a strong supporter of Seeds of Life. Riviera Point is a commercial real estate developer that funds many of its projects with capital from Latin America. To Riviera Point, corporate philanthropy is key to give back to the community.

 “Domestic violence has no place in our society,” said Riviera Point Director of Public Relations Dania Azpurua, who is helping plan the event. “But unfortunately, this problem continues to affect families across the region."

The nonprofit organization SEEDS OF LIFE FOUNDATION provides financial, emotional and psychological support as well as temporary homes to women seeking a refuge. Seeds of Life gives women an opportunity to be safe, recover their self-esteem and start a new life in a healthy environment.

In the United States, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men aged 18 and older have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime, according to the National Domestic Violence Hotline. "Lets help to stop violence"
 

Brown & Native Contemporary Art at MOCA

Posted on 11 May, 2018 at 19:03 Comments comments (0)
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami Presents
"MONARCHS Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” Exhibition from May 24 –  Aug. 5, 2018
 
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami will present the group exhibition “Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” from May 24 – Aug. 5, 2018. Curated by Risa Puleo, the exhibition features the works of 37 artists who are native to the Americas separated into conceptual categories including indigenous, immigrant and assimilated.  
 
The exhibition focuses on the monarch, the only butterfly that migrates in two directions, as a geographic range and a metaphor. Monarchs (specifically those of eastern North American) fly from southern Canada through the Midwest on their way to Michoacán, Mexico and back.
 
This survey of artists from or living in the path of the monarch, brings to life the Dakota Access Pipeline and the call to build a wall in Mexico as unrelenting issues that create challenges for people native to the Americas — being separated by conceptual categories of indigenous, immigrant, and assimilated.

Like the butterfly, which takes at least four generations to completely navigate its way through middle America with inherited knowledge, these artists also use inherited cultural memory to showcase and explore historical narratives of their respective heritage through abstract techniques.
 
Artists incorporate processes such as basket weaving, bead-work, copper hammering, and quilting, and materials such as stucco, plaster, ceramics, and feathers, that hold a high degree of resonance within native, immigrant, and brown aesthetics and vernacular cultures. The exhibition also charts the movement of styles and approaches through large spans of time across the Americas, speaking to an inherited means of production and genealogy of form.
 
“‘Monarchs’ brings together the stories of migration and geography of those native to the Americas,” said MOCA Executive Director Chana Budgazad Sheldon. “We are very pleased to showcase these works by many talented artists who derive or live in the migration path of the monarch butterfly. At MOCA, we take pride in providing provocative and innovative exhibitions with works that collectively embody diverse cultures from around the world.”
 
The “Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” project originated at the Bemis Contemporary Art Center.
 
Admission to MOCA is $5, free for MOCA members and North Miami residents. An artist reception will take place on Thursday, June 14, 2018 with an admission cost of $10 to the general public, free to MOCA members and North Miami residents.

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