News

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. … +

News

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 … +

News

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 … +

Music

Nu Deco at The Citadel ft. Pascal Le Boeuf

May 15 - 16, 2020. 8:00 PM

The last concert of the season for Nu Deco takes place at The Citadel with a program of music by John Adams, Marc Mellits, and the orchestra’s second symphonic suite from the vast catalog of Radiohead. The concert will feature a collaboration with Grammy-nominated composer, pianist and electronic artist Pascal Le Beouf. A second featured collaborator to be announced later this season. … +

Visual Arts

Ruba Katrib talks at Little Haiti Cultural Center

Wed Nov 6, 2019

Join Locust Projects and ArtCenter/South Florida for a conversation with Ruba Katrib, curator at MoMA PS1, former curator at New York’s SculptureCenter, and associate curator at Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami. Katrib has curated solo exhibitions with Fernando Palma Rodríguez, Kelly Akashi, Aki Sasamoto and Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook among many others, and group exhibitions “74 million million million tons,” “The Eccentrics,” “Puddle, pothole, portal,” and “A Disagreeable Object.” … +

Visual Arts

Nina Johnson presents Nevine Mahmou’s Bella donna

November 9th - January 4th

Taking place in the downstairs gallery and courtyard, the intimate exhibition is centered around a major outdoor sculpture: a 300-pound cherry made of hand-polished Portuguese marble. Topped with a 10 foot-tall stem springing into the sky, the gleaming fruit holds court like an impossible detail of a Renaissance still life.  Inside the gallery are a series of wall-mounted sculptures of blown glass. These … +

Music

Nu Deco at The Citadel ft. Wyclef Jean

Oct 11 - 12, 2019. 8:00pm

Nu Deco launches the fifth season at its new resident venue The Citadel. The program on the season opener includes Darcy James Argue’s The Neighborhood, Banner from composer Jessie Montgomery, and a symphonic journey with the Prince of Motown Marvin Gaye. The performance will include a very special collaboration with Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum Haitian artist Wyclef Jean. Program DARCY JAMES ARGUE – THE NEIGHBORHOOD JESSIE MONTGOMERY … +

Visual Arts

JUAN JOSÉ CAMBRE: FIESTA Curated by Verónica Flom at Dot Fiftyone Gallery

Sep 25 | Nov 24, 2019

Dot Fiftyone presents Fiesta, the first solo exhibition in Miami by artist Juan José Cambre. Curated by Verónica Flom, this exhibition consists of a series of recent paintings, continuing with his interest in the exploration of color and geometry. His pieces have been executed starting from planes that overlap and generate vertical stripes of new hues. The different matrices are presented as … +

Visual Arts

Artist Alfonso Borragán at Emerson Dorsch Gallery

Sep 6, 2019, 6 PM

Bucarolito is Spanish artist Alfonso Borragán’s first exhibition in the United States. The action at the center of each of Borragán’s experiences is “to ingest” and to inscribe and reveal an image through this action. A sort of alchemy. For, in his environment of magenta phyto lights and dusty air, groups ingest stones together. In this case, they eat bucaros, which are … +

Events

Shaktiville returns with Life is Art at MUCE Campus

Tue Sep 3, 2019

Founded by Dita Devi, Shaktiville, literally means the home of female divine energy, is a regular pop-up show hosting a wide variety of homegrown artistic expression. The Return of Shaktiville begins on Tuesday, September 3rd and running every Tuesday through September at the MUCE Campus in Little Haiti. The shows include music, visual arts, poetry, dance, and performance, all with the dual … +

Visual Arts

Mindy Solomon Gallery presents A Mass on Foreign Ground

Tue Aug 20, 2019 - Tue Sep 3, 2019

Mindy Solomon Gallery presents A Mass on Foreign Ground, an exhibition of six recent New World School of the Arts graduates curated by Miami-based artist and gallery owner Eddie Negron. An opening reception with the artists will take place Saturday, August 20th, from 7-9pm. The exhibition will remain on view through September 3rd. In this exhibition featuring Ani Gonzalez, Joshua Veasey, Elizabeth Newberry, … +

Editorial

The Bookshop in Miami that Has Preserved Haitian Culture for Decades

In 1990, Jan Mapou, the Haitian playwright, poet, and activist, rented a booth at the Caribbean Marketplace in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood. He set up 300 books, mostly in Creole, from his own private collection: books on Haitian history, folklore, religion, politics; romance novels and big, colorful children’s stories by Haitian authors. The “Haitian boat people” — as they were known in … +

Visual Arts

Mindy Solomon Gallery: If you would just shut up and listen by Kelly Johnson / Alejandro Contreras

Through Sat May 26, 2018

Exhibition If you would just shut up and listen brings together artists Kelly Johnson and Alejandro Contreras through Sculpture and Painting. The relationship between the participant and the painted object are key to Kelly Johnson’s practice. The body of work is investigating the interaction with the viewer and their movement with the sculptural aspects of the artwork. This is the merging of physical … +

Visual Arts

Emerson Dorsch Gallery: Opening Reception of Endless Light in an Endless Night

Wed Apr 25, 2018

Emerson Dorsch Gallery presents Endless Light in an Endless Night, an exhibition of seven new glass and light sculptures by Brookhart Jonquil. Building on previous sculptures which delved into the geometric, material, phantasmic potentials of reflection, Jonquil turns his motifs in an investigation of  “continuous cycles of expansion” and infinity. Jonquil’  sculptures take this dynamic as both the essential human drama, and … +

Visual Arts

Mindy Solomon Gallery: Noontide by Osamu Kobayashi

Fri Mar 16, 2018 - Sat Apr 28, 2018

Artist Osamu Kobayashi  allows the ebb and flow of material to determine the direction of his work. He uses reductive forms and flat colors to deconstruct the world around him. Aside from aesthetics, his work plays off of abstract ideas in general—spirituality, humor, nature, relationships, psychology, time, and so on. These days, Kobayashi thinks less about meaning and just paints to paint. … +

Cinema

ICA Ideas: Screening of Laure Prouvost films

Fri 2 Mar, 2018

ICA Miami will present a screening of films by French artist Laure Prouvost.  Laure Prouvost (b. 1978, Lille, France) is an artist currently based in London and Antwerp. She received her BFA from Central St Martins, London in 2002 and MFA at Goldsmiths College, London in 2010. She is a past participant in the LUX Associate Programme. Solo exhibitions include ‘the wet … +

Visual Arts

ICA Miami exhibits Robert Gober

Through Sun 24 Feb, 2019

This presentation of work by Robert Gober features the iconic sculpture Untitled (1993–94) and a portfolio of significant photographs, 1978–2000 (1978–2000). Over the last three decades, Gober has innovated through his surreal and topical recreations of common, domestic forms. Since the mid-1980s he has created sculptures that incorporate plumbing elements, including oversize body-like sinks and drains installed in unlikely places. These works … +

Visual Arts

SUNRISE, SUNSET: Group show at Emerson Dorsch inspired by Edwidge Danticat’s eponymous story

Thu 30 Nov, 2017 - Fri 19 Jan, 2018

Emerson-Dorsch has invited artists to consider Edwidge Danticat’s story “Sunrise, Sunset.” The video, paintings, sculptures and installations featured are part of a conversation that started just after Hurricane Irma spared Miami. Edwidge Danticat’s story Sunrise, Sunset, published in The New Yorker the same week of the storm, grows outward from its rich particulars, becoming a parable about the entropic nature of knowledge … +

Visual Arts

Little Haiti Cultural Complex presents Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom

Fri 8 Dec, 2017 - Sat 20 Jan, 2018

Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom is a two part exhibition that features historical material and works by fifteen contemporary artists who respond to José Antonio Aponte’s lost Book of Paintings. Aponte, a Cuban freedom fighter, executed in Havana in 1812, was forced to describe each of its pictures during his trial. To spark new awareness of Aponte’s complex life and art, … +

Art Fairs

Art Beat Miami during Art Basel / Miami Art Week

Wed 6 Dec, 2017 - Sun 10 Dec, 2017

Little Haiti Optimist Foundation and Northeast Second Avenue Partnership (NE2P) invites you to participate in the 4th annual ART BEAT MIAMI during Miami Art Week  December 6th – 10th located inside the Caribbean Marketplace at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex. The iconic Caribbean Marketplace (In the heart of Little Haiti) will transform into a pop-up gallery showcasing the works of more than … +

Events

NOW OR NEVERLAND: Ode 2 Hip Hop at Little Haiti Cultural Complex

Fri 8 Dec, 2017 - Sat 20 Jan, 2018

Now or Neverland: Ode to Hip Hop showcases 15 visual artist at the Now or Neverland: Ode to Hip Hop at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, transforming theater lobby & 2 nd Floor MUCE lounge into a visual honoring of Hip Hop; the global influence of the last two generations. This evening also serves as the awards ceremony for South Florida Webfest. … +

Visual Arts

Nina Johnson presents Katie Stout: Narcissus

Mon 4 Dec, 2017 - Sat 6 Jan, 2018

Across a range of functional objects, the Brooklyn-based Stout has become one of the most talked about designers of her generation. Whether working within the functional logic of lighting, seating, or shelving, or with mirrored or textile surfaces, Stout recasts the domestic world in her own, singular way—the effects being both absurd and abject, playful and sinister. Stout’s recent work has engaged … +

Visual Arts

Emerson Dorsch presents Karen Rifas: PER FORMS

Through Sat 14 Oct, 2017

Emerson Dorsch presents the first show with the gallery of Karen Rifas, “PER FORMS,”. Rifas will present a vinyl floor drawing in the midst of vivid new paintings on paper that line the walls of the gallery. The colors will have burned an echo into the image you see in the second. Likewise, one can track Rifas’ ability to see throughout her … +