Selected works focus on themes of place
MIAMI BEACH – Oolite Arts’s latest exhibit offers a meditation on places – both real and imagined – as it features the organization’s distinguished group of 2018 Studio Residents.
“Between a view and a milestone” provides a window into the distinct experiences and practices of ArtCenter’s residents, as they contemplate what defines our neighborhoods, cities and landscapes. Undoubtedly, topography and geography play a role. But the art works explore how places are marked by history and recent events, defined by a set of personal experiences, and felt in many tangible and intangible ways.
“Art has a way of describing the indescribable, and that comes through in this exhibition. Each of the artists has experienced a place in a way that is deeply personal, but they can be understood universally through their work,” said Curator Angelica Arbelaez, ArtCenter’s programs coordinator.
The May 10th grand opening event will feature works throughout ArtCenter’s Lincoln Road building and a night of open studios, where guests can walk through the artists’ workspaces and get to know them and their work on a more personal level. The event begins at 7 p.m. at 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.
The artists include both distinguished and emerging artists and include: Leo Castaneda, Morel Doucet, Juan Pablo Garza, GeoVanna Gonzalez, Adler Guerrier, Elite Kedan, Laura Marsh, Jillian Mayer, Terence Price II, Jamilah Sabur, Anastasia Samoylova, Tom Scicluna, Alba Triana and Joshua Veasey.
The pieces address fictional, historical and physical places, including many in Miami. The topics are wide-ranging. In one, the protagonist in a video game navigates through an amorphous landscape that simultaneously inspires awe and dread; In another, a sculpture comprised of materials from the streets of Miami are used to investigate ideas of mobility and labor; And in a short film piece, a lone figure in a grassy field desperately bobbing for apples to the sound of a mournful poem considers how contentious events can define our communities.