ArtCenter/South Florida presents Unpredictable Patterns of Behavior

Opening reception: June 5, 2013, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
From June 1 through July 28, 2031.

Rythmicity, by Temi Okpaku
ArtCenter/South Florida’s new exhibition “Unpredictable Patterns of Behavior” opens June 5th at both its Richard Shack Gallery (800 Lincoln Road) and at Project 924 (located upstairs at 924 Lincoln Road) and will be on view until July 28, 2013.

ArtCenter has invited Ombretta Agró Andruff to curate this exhibition. She is an art visionary, originally from Italy who recently relocated from New York to Miami Beach. This is the first exhibition that Ms. Agró curates in Miami.

“Unpredictable Patterns of Behavior” is a sequel to her 2012 New York exhibition, “(Un) Folding Patterns.” The New York show focused on the relationship between mathematics and the visual arts. This sequel explores how creative minds interpret patterns across the artistic disciplines of the visual arts, sound and architecture.

For her debut exhibition in Miami, Ms. Agró conducted extensive studio visits throughout Miami during the past four months. Her goal was to bring together a collection of artists tied to local residency programs (including ArtCenter/South Florida, Fountainhead Residency and Studio Program, and the Deering Estate Residency Program).

Most of the artists in this show have ties to these residency programs (with the exception of MONAD Architects and Anne Spalter). “Since our early childhoods, we all instinctively absorb and enjoy patterns through all of our senses, even via our thinking,” says Ms. Agró. Artists in the exhibition are Ramon Bofill, George Goodridge, Felice Grodin, Peter Hammar, MONAD Studio, Temisan Okpaku, PUNTO, Ryan Roa, Matt Sheridan, Anne Morgan Spalter, Alex Trimino and Sarah Walker.

“We live our lives constantly surrounded by a kaleidoscope of patterns. These artists, composers and architects relate to patterns in distinctive ways. Some extrapolate natural patterns, thereby integrating them into their process. Other artists in this exhibition play with geometrical patterns, or create their own patterns inspired by man-made landscapes and invented systems. The goal with this exhibition is to transcend the aesthetic enjoyment of their artworks, and to experience the patterns that inspired them,” says Agró.

According to ArtCenter’s Executive Director, Maria Del Valle: “ArtCenter’s new course upholds our pioneering legacy of championing the vital role of the arts in Miami Beach. As we approach our 30th anniversary year in South Beach, ArtCenter’s renewed direction aims to open up our spaces further. To broaden our capacities, providing venues for new voices, and connecting the worlds of contemporary art to a wider diversity of audiences”.

ArtCenter/South Florida
800 Lincoln Road and 924 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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