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Trenton Doyle Hancock: I Made a Mound City in Miami Dade County, last days on view at Locust Projects

Through Feb 8, 2020

The heroic adventures of Torpedo Boy and his battles in the Moundverse continue at Locust Projects this fall with a new site-specific installation by Houston-based artist Trenton Doyle Hancock. This is Hancock’s first large scale solo exhibition since opening his major survey, Mind of the Mound: Critical Mass, at MASS MoCA in March 2019. The exhibition will open with a public opening … +

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Trenton Doyle Hancock: alter ego Torpedo Boy comes to Locust Projects

Nov 16 - Feb 8, 2020

Locust Projects presents a new installation by Trenton Doyle Hancock in its Store Front and Main Gallery this fall. Supplementing his religious upbringing with comic books and Greek mythology, at the age of 10 Trenton Doyle Hancock invented Torpedo Boy — an alter ego/superhero he still uses today. Ultimately birthing his own creation myth — as played out through paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, … +

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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.” … +

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Locust Projects’ TALKS: HEIDI ZUCKERMAN

Wed Oct 17, 2018

Locust Projects and ArtCenter/South Florida host a conversation with Heidi Zuckerman, Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and director, Aspen Art Museum. During her tenure with the museum, Zuckerman has boosted its stature from local art gallery to internationally-recognized institution. She successfully spearheaded a capital campaign to fund the museum’s new Shigeru Ban–designed building, raised more than $120 million and increased its endowment … +

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Deana Haggag from United States Artists in a Locust Projects Talks

Wed Sep 12, 2018

At USA, Haggag leads the organization’s national fellowship program for innovative artists. Prior to joining the organization in February 2017, she was executive director of The Contemporary, a nomadic and non-collecting art museum in Baltimore. In addition to her leadership roles, Haggag lectures extensively and has taught at institutions such as Towson University and Johns Hopkins University. She is on the boards … +

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Locust Projects ART ON THE MOVE: Whithervanes by Studio Rootoftwo

Through Fri Jul 20, 2018

Whithervanes are weathervanes for the twenty-first century, tracking and measuring the “climate of fear” on the internet. Installed on three rooftops in Miami, these 4ft-high, internet-connected sculptures inspired by the story of Chicken Little, come to Locust from the Detroit-based hybrid design studio rootoftwo, headed by Cezanne Charles and John Marshall. Whithervanes consists of three headless chicken sculptures, sited on rooftops in … +

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Locust Projects exhibits Laura Marsh’ New Havens immersive installation

Through Fri Jun 8, 2018

Locust Projects is pleased to present New Havens, an immersive installation series about artist-centered placemaking by Miami-based artist Laura Marsh. The exhibition is comprised of three mini-installations situated within the Project Room, providing a village of interactive experiences connected together by Marsh’s passion to create spaces that artists can exist within. The installation will act as an incubator for happenings and dialogues … +

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Artists Chuck Yatsuk / Justin Rancourt: 
Horizons at Locust Projects

Through Fri Jun 8, 2018

Locust Projects presents Horizons, a new commission by artist duo Rancourt/Yatsuk. Inspired by a multitude of sources including alternative medicine; theme park rides, get-rich-quick schemes, and near death experiences, Horizons explores the role of fantasy as a manipulative tool within the darkest corners of unfettered capitalism. The media driven installation is engineered to guide viewers through a layered indoctrination process and sales … +

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Locust Projects’ Talks: Valerie Cassel Oliver

Wed 21 Mar, 2018

Locust Projects and ArtCenter/South Florida invite for a conversation with Valerie Cassel Oliver, Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  During these intimate conversations, these art proffessionals will talk about their curatorial vision and practice, the art and artists that have shaped their careers, and how they support the work of artists whether … +

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Locust Projects exhibits Michael Garland Clifford: 
Tropical Purgatory

Sat 10 Feb, 2018 - Sat 31 Mar, 2018

Locust Projects is proud to present Tropical Purgatory, an installation by the late Miami-born artist Michael Garland Clifford (1986 – 2016). This exhibition is constructed from renderings created for a proposal at the Locust Projects’ Project Room as well as through correspondence with family, friends and artistic partners. Known for his crude, process-based paintings, his work often appeared deliberately unrefined. He often … +

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Fern Vargas Vargas’ Night and Day at Locust Projects

Sat 10 Feb, 2018 - Sun 18 Mar, 2018

Night and Day, is a video installation by Los Angeles-based artist Fern Vargas Vargas. The work  is composed of 108 movie and television scenes, where each one of them includes a car;  a police officer, and the police officer says ‘license and registration” The scenes, though random in length, sync up at the exact moment each of the officers utter the words, … +

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Pepe Mar’ Man of the Night at Locust Projects

Through Sat 20 Jan, 2018

Locust Projects presents Man of the Night, an immersive solo installation by Miami-based artist Pepe Mar. The installation excavates the entirety of his practice; the artist collages and assembles images of artifacts, gay ephemera and his personal archive to create a self-portrait that mines his identity and further explores his interest in queer spaces. For this exhibition, Mar has collected images from … +

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Locust Projects: p e r Sway by Nancy Davidson

Through Sat 20 Jan, 2018

Locust Projects is proud to present p e r Sway, a multimedia installation by interdisciplinary artist Nancy Davidson. Referencing symbols of power and control, theater and performance, history and biophysics, per Sway finds Davidson holding a distorted mirror to our bizarre and horrifying political climate, a world turned upside down and gone topsy-turvy. Known for her anthropomorphic weather balloon sculptures in her … +

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Franky Cruz: Viverium Meconium at Locust Projects

Through Sat 7 Oct, 2017

Locust Projects presents Viverium Meconium, an indoor butterfly nursery by Miami-based artist Franky Cruz. In a practice that borrows from plant cultivation and native-species conservation, Cruz dons the hat of hobbyist entomologist and cultivates butterflies–from egg to chrysalis to hatchling–during his eight-week residency at Locust Projects. Cruz raises the butterflies with the diligence of scientific methodology and the nurturing of someone who … +

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Locust Projects presents: Cement Houses and How to Build Them by AARON T STEPHAN

Sat 9 Sep, 2017 - Sat 7 Oct, 2017

Portland-based sculptor Aaron T Stephan’s Cement Houses and How to Build Them dialogues with ideas surrounding the American Dream of home ownership in the twentieth century, the collapse of the U.S. housing market at the beginning of the twenty-first century, and recent development booms across cities like Miami. With a one-man, concrete block-making device sold by Sears in the early 1900s—and used to produce … +

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Locust Projects presents ROOTOFTWO

Sat 18 Nov, 2017

Locust Projects will host the U.S. debut of Whithervanes, a Knight Foundation-funded project by the Detroit-based experimental design duo rootoftwo (Cezanne Charles and John Marshall). Unlike traditional weathervanes, these four-foot tall, internet-connected headless chickens change color and direction in response to the climate of fear propagated by the media. Mounted on the roofs of three local buildings across downtown, the Design District … +

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Vivero by Franky Cruz at Locust Projects

Sat 9 Sep, 2017 - Sat 7 Oct, 2017

Miami-based artist Franky Cruz is a polymath whose artistic practice borrows from a diversity of interdisciplinary media. For his installation at Locust Projects, Cruz will don the hat of entomologist, cultivating butterflies from egg to chrysalis in an enclosed, vegetal environment he will construct in the back project space. As the butterflies emerge from their chrysalis, the umber and ochre secretions they … +

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Aaron T. Stephan at Locust Projects

Sat 9 Sep, 2017 - Sat 7 Oct, 2017

Portland-based sculptor Aaron T. Stephan will exhibit Cement Houses and How to Build Them at Locust Projects. This exhibit dialogues around the American Dream of home ownership in the twentieth century, the collapse of the U.S. housing market at the beginning of the twenty-first century, and recent development booms across cities like Miami. With a one-man, concrete block-making device sold by Sears … +

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Julian Gilbert-Davis: Neighbors at Locust Projects

Sat 15 Jul, 2017 - Sat 5 Aug, 2017

For this year Locust Projects’ LAB MFA exhibition, artist Julian Gilbert-Davis will develop and exhibit his project Neighbors. Approaching the work as an extended research project, Gilbert-Davis will reconstruct elements from his polling place at Rutgers (a local high school) and Locust Projects’ nearest voting location (a neighborhood church). With consideration to the civic ritual of voting, Neighbors investigates the polling place … +

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‘David Kennedy Cutler, Michael DeLucia, David Scanavino: Under Water’ at Locust Projects

Sat 29 Apr, 2017 - Sat 10 Jun, 2017

Locust Projects is pleased to present Under Water, a collaboration between New York-based artists David Kennedy Cutler, Michael DeLucia and David Scanavino. Their room-scale installation reinterprets a pastoral beach scene across two and three dimensions, with synthetic sun and moon rising over a pixelated ocean. Evoking ambiguities of scale and dimension, the artists tile, wallpaper and construct this environment with CNC-routed forms and computer-generated textures. The project’s … +

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Omri Zin & Rotem Tamir’ Larval Acceleration at Locust Projects

Sat 1 Apr, 2017

Larval Acceleration is the first collaboration between Israeli husband-and-wife duo Rotem Tamir and Omri Zin. Provoked by the repetitive choreography of motors and other kinds of autonomous systems, the artists will power two self-contained, modular factories with their own movements, transforming Locust Projects into a playground for production. This exhibition will be on view through April 15, 2017. Rotem Tamir (b. 1981, … +

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Mauricio Gonzalez: On the Making at Locust Projects

Sat 1 Apr, 2017

On the Making is a room-scale sculptural installation by artist Mauricio Gonzalez. Combining found materials and the artist’s daily painting practice, the project considers reuse, recycling and the potentials of art as a functional tool within society. This exhibition will be on view through April 15, 2017. Mauricio Gonzalez (b. 1978, Havana, Cuba) is a painter and sculptor trained at the New … +

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Locust Projects: FAKE NEWS by artist Kelly Breez

Sat 25 Mar, 2017

FAKE NEWS is a new installation of resin-coated illustrations by Miami-based artist Kelly Breez. Using the aesthetics of serial publications like newspapers and tabloid magazines, Breez has produced a series of work responding to the influx of ‘fake news’ articles that were being circulated during the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. FAKE NEWS calls attention to the inaccuracies of news reporting in a … +

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Kelly Breez: Fake News at Locust Projects, Miami

Sat 4 Mar, 2017 - Sat 10 Jun, 2017

FAKE NEWS provokes the uncertainty of news reporting in the post-Trump era. With the dark humor and biting criticism of political cartooning, Breez’ illustrations propagate the scandal and melodrama of the current political moment. In headlines, bylines and caricatures of pundits, politicians and figures from the current presidential administration, the artist approaches political reality as a theater of the absurd. In appropriating … +