MDC Museum of Art + Design presents Arnold Mesches: A Life’s Work

From February 14, through May 4, 2013.

Arnold Mesches, ‘Weather Patterns 10’, Courtesy of the Artist
The Miami Dade College (MDC) Museum of Art + Design (MOAD) presents Arnold Mesches: A Life’s Work, a major retrospective-style exhibition spanning 60 years of work by American painter Arnold Mesches. Mesches’ most comprehensive and inclusive retrospective to date. The exhibition, reception and lecture are free and open to the public.

Arnold Mesches (b. 1923, Bronx, NY) has presented 136 solo exhibitions to date. Arnold Mesches: A Life’s Work commemorates his 90th birthday and will feature more than 65 works, beginning with a 1945 painting – the first piece he ever exhibited. Curated by Kim Levin (a respected art critic, curator, writer and former regular contributor to The Village Voice) the exhibition promises to be Mesches’ most intense and inclusive retrospective. In addition, a 280-page book published by Cement House and distributed by the University of Florida Press features essays by artist, academic and critic Robert Storr, curator Lowery Sims, and noted art historian Peter Selz. Books will be available for purchase and signing following the gallery talk on Feb. 14.

At the opening reception, a special one-night exhibition of garments designed by Mesches’ grandson, Kim Mesches, was on display. The creator and founder of KM Collective presented 12 of 24 looks in his line that use prints derived from the black and white drawings of Arnold Mesches’ Coming Attractions II. In addition, the college presents three individual exhibitions of Mesches’ works in conjunction with A Life’s Work. Opening on Friday, February 15, at MDC’s North, Kendall and Wolfson Campus galleries, the exhibitions showcases the painter’s varied and substantial series of works. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.

MDC Museum of Art + Design
Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College
600 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132

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