CCE Miami From Jul 27th through August 10th, 2007CCE Miami recently inaugurated and exhibition titled “Un cuento para ninos basado en un crimen real” (A children’s story based on a real crime) by Miami based artists Rubén Torres Llorca and Liliam Domínguez. This exhibit is made of a narrative piece, part thriller, part intervention work and part three-dimensional fairytale. It narrates two parallel stories, a masculine and a feminine one. Sometimes discordant and sometimes in harmony, they meet at a given point. Like jazz music, it reproduces a call and answer effect that makes up the core theme. “Un cuento para ninos basado en un crimen real” is the first of a series of three exhibitions by Liliam Dominguez and Rubén Torres Llorca. The second one, entitled “Los nombres han sido cambiados para proteger al culpable” (The names have been omitted to protect the culprit) that will open in the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico this November and the third one “La habitación de nuestros hijos” (Our kid’s room) that will take place in Spain in the Saro León space in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Torres Llorca and Domínguez have work closely in the discussion of their poetics and individual projects and in the making of several collaborative works. One of them can be seen in the Bass Museum permanent collection. Rubén Torres-Llorca’s work has been presented in several international biennials and he has exhibited in museums of Havana, New York, Miami, Buenos Aires, Mexico and Quito. He has collaborated in more than 300 group shows worldwide. Liliam Domínguez has had two solo exhibitions in Havana and Miami and her work has been featured in numerous group shows both in Cuba and the US. At present she is taking her Master’s Degree in Photography in the University of Miami.
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. … +
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 … +
Whether you love him or hate him, Miami graffiti artist Emerge is making a name for himself in Wynwood. Emerge currently has a solo exhibition at Bomb Shelter Miami that is worth a visit. Come check out his mixed media pieces on display. Emerges pieces are a mix of acrylic spray paints, woodwork, resin, and graffiti art magic. He also continues to … +
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. … +