The work of multidisciplinary Miami-based artist, Alette Simmons-Jiménez, is rooted in a tradition that values vision as well as craft. Her work celebrates the physicality of the handmade while incorporating tangible spiritual components from our natural surroundings. On receiving a BFA from Newcomb College/Tulane (New Orleans) she relocated to the Dominican Republic and began a studio practice. Eventually relocating to the Dominican Republic and began a studio practice. Eventually relocating to Miami, her paintings, sculptures, collages, and installation pieces reflected the energy and multi-cultural layers that have become synonymous with the Miami art scene. Finding beauty in all types of substances from fabrics, strings, beads, plexiglass, and vinyl coverings, Alette Simmons Jiménez’s art represents imagination and innovation in simple yet surprising ways.
Penetrável Macaléia (1978) is among the last variations of the form that Oiticica conceived. Dedicated to Jards Macalé, the famous musician who was a dear friend of the artist. The design of this work was inspired by an epic party at Macalé’s house, which Oiticica wrote vividly about in his notes. Stage lights shone on the performers in this cage, covering their … +
NAEMI, in collaboration with Mad Arts, is proud to announce an exhibition featuring exclusive art from the permanent collection at NAEMI (National Arts Exhibitions of the Mentally Ill, Inc). The exhibition will include internationally recognized names in Cuban Outsider Art, such as Jorge Alberto Cadi “El Buzo”, Misleidys Castillo Pedroso, and Rigoberto Casorla (Rigo), along with other well-recognized creators like Echo MacCallister, … +
“Fire Figure Fantasy” is ICA Miami’s first major exhibition to showcase its permanent collection, with a focus on recent acquisitions. Since its founding in 2014, ICA Miami has established itself as a singular voice in artistic stewardship and research with a collection that champions leading emerging and established artists. Local and national voices are represented in dialogue with some of the most … +
Join Leica Store Miami for a Coral Gables photo walk with photographer Luis Cobelo. This is a great opportunity to photograph alongside Luis and learn about his process. Luis is an expert explorer of the uncharted waters of imagination, and through his art, he invites people to step into other worlds and alternate dimensions. Expand your imagination, engage with your environment, and … +
ICA Miami is proud to present “Carlos Alfonzo: Late Paintings,” which brings together over a dozen paintings from 1990, the artist’s final year of production. Relying on an established exhibition and research practice of delving into significant periods in artists’ work, ICA Miami takes a deep and definitive look at the final series of works in Alfonzo’s oeuvre. The largest gathering of … +
Memories, by Lisandra Ramirez, is curated by Gabriela Azcuy and it is a reconstruction of the memory of the artist’s childhood, where the objects are not recreated as they are, but as they are remembered, sometimes as collages or fused images. “In her artistic practice, the child’s object —in most cases reimagined — blends with the remains of historic porcelain, cutlery, and … +