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ICA Miami presents Shuvinai Ashoona: Drawings

Nov 30, 2021 – May 1, 2022

ICA Miami presents “Shuvinai Ashoona: Drawings,” the artist’s first US museum presentation featuring a series of enigmatic drawings and prints observing the evolution of indigenous Arctic life. Shuvinai Ashoona (b. 1961, Kinngait, formerly Cape Dorset in Nunavut, Canada) comes from a long line of Inuit carvers and printmakers—her parents, Kiugak Ashoona and Sorosilooto Ashoona, were distinguished artists, as was her grandmother, Pitseolak Ashoona, … +

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ICA Miami presents a survey of site-specific installations from 1980 to 1998 by Betye Saar

Oct 21, 2021 – Apr 17, 2022

Rooted in the artist’s critical focus on Black identity and intersectional feminism as well as the racialized and gendered connotations of found objects, Saar’s installations expand on her celebrated repertoire and offer broadened insight into ritual, spirituality and cosmologies in relation to the African American experience and the African diaspora. Saar’s intimately scaled works of the 1960s and 1970s––poignant examinations of race … +

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Joseph Holtzman at Nina Johnson Gallery

September 23rd - January 15th, 2022 Downstairs Gallery

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. … +

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Fredric Snitzer Gallery presents Ajarb Bernard Ategwa: Sweet Flowers of Douala

May 2 - June 12, 2021

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 … +

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Xaviera Simmons exhibit solo at David Castillo Gallery

April 22 - July 3, 2021

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. … +

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ICA Miami presents Dalton Gata: The Way We’ll Be

May 14 – Nov 21, 2021

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 … +

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Nina Johnson presents Vibrant: 16 artists from Creative Growth

May 15th - July 31st, 2021. Upstairs Gallery

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 … +

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Claudia Andujar’s most experimental and expressive photographs on view at ICA Miami

Jan 20 – Nov 21, 2021

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 … +

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David Castillo presents Ada M. Patterson: Looking For “Looking For Langston

April 22 - July 3, 2021 DC Media

Set in a surreal, atemporal reality, Looking for “Looking for Langston” follows two characters, a sailor and a sea captain, stranded on a beach and gazing longingly at the horizon offshore; the horizon set before them, and its unfixed nature in separating the sea from the sky, is representative of an unreachable destination and of things outside of one’s grasp. Ada M. … +

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David Castillo presents Split, the first solo exhibition of Yesiyu Zhao

April 22 - July 3, 2021. DC Triangle

The exhibition brings together a selection of highly symbolic and quasi-autobiographical paintings that draw from American and Chinese histories, as well as the artist’s personal experiences, to lay bare, examine, and question the positioning of queer people and of those considered foreign or Other within the West. These works are pervaded by recurring imageries of Chinese soldiers who express queer love, individuals … +

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Raúl Cordero: The ABC of it at Fredric Snitzer Gallery

February 26 - April 17, 2021

Fredric Snitzer Gallery is pleased to announce, The ABC of it, Raúl Cordero’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Cordero’s exhibition presents an ongoing investigation into his conceptual approach to painting – a combination of blurred images reduced from their initial information with layered texts that are rendered from typefaces the artist has designed out of fragmented dots not easily read upon first … +

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Alejandro Contreras: Güelcome to my Bereaved Chimera of La La Land

January 23 – March 6, 2021

Güelcome to my Bereaved Chimera of La La Land Pre-Columbian Era (denial, anger, bargaining and acceptance) This exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Raiza Marina Contreras Blanco a.k.a La Negra 7/23/1951-9/29/2019 and Carlos Alberto Blanco a.k.a “El Quemao Chimera: A thing that is hoped or wished for but in fact is illusory or impossible to achieve. Dictionary.com In Alejandro Contreras’ second … +

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Agustín Fernández' Armaduras at ICA Miami

Through Apr 26, 2020

With an intriguing and unique body of work that finds its early roots in Cuba and a transformative influence abroad, Agustín Fernández (b. 1928, Havana; d. 2006, New York) is a major figure among Cuban artists and within the international modernist movement that contextualizes his work. Although he did not consider himself a Surrealist or a strictly erotic painter, Fernández developed a … +

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Carlos Sandoval de León exhibited at ICA

Through Apr 19, 2020

For his exhibition at ICA Miami, Carlos Sandoval de León will create a site-specific, large-scale architectural installation that incorporates both new and existing sculptures. In these works, Sandoval de León deconstructs, repurposes, manipulates, and hybridizes raw, industrial materials with found objects, incorporating bricks, earth, discarded clothes, volcanic pearls, industrial soap, bullet-proof plexiglass, pizza boxes, armadillo shells, and souvenirs, among other materials. For … +

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Archeology of Memory: The site and sound of ceramics at Bakehouse Art Complex

Through Mar 31, 2020

Archeology of Memory: The site and sound of ceramics brings together ten artists working in and experimenting with clay, glass, metal, and cement. The play with texture, color, and form allows for the possibility of expressing their subjective preoccupations through the material – whether it is environmental degradation or racial and gendered implications of beauty. The use of material becomes a mechanism to prompt viewers … +

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Artist Wong Ping at ICA Miami

Through Apr 26, 2020

ICA Miami presents a newly commissioned video by animator and installation artist Wong Ping (b. 1984, Hong Kong).With a signature style that is both psychedelic and provocative, and narratives that are richly symbolic, engaging and absurd, Wong Ping creates episodic cinematic tales that are profoundly universal, while often deeply psychological and personal. Wong’s animated videos and installations humorously allegorize contemporary issues of … +

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Between the legible and the opaque: Approaches to an ideal in place, ON VIEW at Bakehouse Art Complex

Through Mar 31, 2020

Between the legible and the opaque: Approaches to an ideal in place proposes works of various media that incorporate abstraction as both a formal and conceptual framework to render perceptions of place. The use of abstraction facilitates readings of the process inherent in their making. This process involves elements that reference diverse notions of place – its color, materiality, use of language, … +

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Nina Johnson exhibits Terry Allen: Some Pictures and Other Songs

Through Mar 28, 2020

Terry Allen grew up in Lubbock, the Panhandle city also home to Buddy Holly. And though it’s about four hundred miles to Mexico, the border has often defined his life and work. After studying at Chouinard Art Institute (now CalArts) Allen sought about creating work that combined West-Coast Conceptualism with his own music. Starting with his 1968 series Cowboy & Stranger, Allen would fasten … +

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Last Days for GROUNDED, on view at Spinello Projects

Through Jan 20, 2020

Spinello Projects presents GROUNDED, a multimedia group show featuring artists, Eddie Arroyo, Franky Cruz, Francisco De La Torre, Cara Despain, Raheleh Filsoofi, Nash Glynn, Sinisa Kukec, Kunst, Najja Moon, Jared McGriff, Reginald O’Neal, Michelle ​Lisa ​Polissaint, Juana Valdes, Clara Varas, Pioneer Winter, Agustin​a​ Woodgate, and Antonia Wright, curated by Anthony Spinello.  

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Michelle Lisa Polissaint: ruining love songs at Art&Culture Center Hollywood

Sat Jan 18, 2020 - Sun Mar 15, 2020

Rruining love songs showcases works from Michelle Lisa Polissaint’s series The Ballad of Me & You, her ongoing visual conversation about her failures and successes in romantic relationships. The body as a centerpiece installation Through large-scale banners, Polissaint searches for light and joy in the reality of broken relationships and existing on her own. The exhibition explores how failed relationships are beautiful, … +

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Woke up on Fire by Anthony Lister at Robert Fontaine Gallery

Through Dec 8, 2019

Woke Up on Fire,  an exhibition of 15 large scale paintings explore the artist’s ongoing interest and romance with the Myths and the cultural significance of Super Heroes.  In Lister’s newest body of work,  the artist captures the human connection, and our collective fascination with Heroes and Villains; good and evil, and the power they hold metaphorically.  Comprised of bold gestures, drips, … +

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Nina Johnson exhibits Darién Gap by Eamon Ore-Giro

December 2nd , 7-9pm

Named after the thin strip of land that runs between Panama and Colombia, the exhibition situates the viewer within a history that stretches from European abstraction to the visual culture of pre-Columbian Peru. Much as the Darién Gap links North and South America while acting as a cultural bottleneck between the two continents, this exhibition finds Ore-Giron examining the art historical legacies of the Global South and … +