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, 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.
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th Street (Joan Lehman Building)
North Miami, FL 33161
Holtzman’s ghost-like paintings rendered on stone surfaces elicit a haunted sense of memory in the viewer. The long-lived spirits of both fictional and historic realms co-mingle. The smooth nature of the stone allows the viewer to feel as though the paint is moving in real-time, sliding across a picture plane in an animated gesture, where the images drift onto their monolithic backings. … +
Fredric Snitzer Gallery presents a selection of works by contemporary artist Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, whose works deal with portrait formats and draws on subjects from neighborhood photographic studios. Ategwa’s large-format paintings mimic the scale of cityscapes and public space and explore modes of self-representation in today’s Cameroon, where he lives and works. Both style and composition-wise, his work reminisces a recall for … +
David Castillo presents In the dim light pressing deeply against each other: Xaviera Simmons’ seventh solo exhibition with the gallery. The show features a new body of text and color field paintings by the artist. In a cinematic treatment of the sensual relationships between feeling, perception, and language, Simmons’ paintings evoke the pleasures of landscapes in their natural, manmade, and abstracted forms. … +
Ground Floor / Ray Ellen and Allan Yarkin Gallery The first solo museum presentation for Cuban-born, Puerto Rico-based artist Dalton Gata (b. 1977, Santiago de Cuba) features his surrealistic installations across media, which explore his personal experiences, queer and popular culture, and psychological and mythical symbols. The artist’s recent focus on metaphysical still-lifes is reflected through newly commissioned paintings and sculpture that depict symbolic … +
Nina Johnson presents Vibrant, an exhibition of new works by the artists of Creative Growth Art Center, the oldest and largest nonprofit art studio for artists with developmental, mental, and physical disabilities. With styles reminiscent of Abstract Expressionism to Fauvism and Pop Art, these exciting works highlight a group of extraordinary artists once marginalized by disability. Despite never receiving classical training, the … +
ICA Miami presents a concise selection of artist and activist Claudia Andujar’s most experimental and expressive photographs from her earliest series of the Yanomami, dating from 1972 to 1976, during which Andujar became fully immersed in their complex culture. For some fifty years, Claudia Andujar has photographed, worked with, and fought beside the Yanomami people living in the Amazonian rainforest of Northern Brazil. Andujar’s … +