Press Release

April 9, 2024

Seventeen Miami-Based Artists Come Together in Everything is a Spiral, a new exhibition curated by Dejha Carrington, presented by Oolite Arts

April 9, 2024 – Opening May 8th, Oolite Arts’ new exhibition, “Everything is a Spiral,”
is an invitation to reconsider our relationship with time. In the show curated by Dejha Carrington, Oolite Arts’ 17 Resident Artists come together to explore the concept of time as an ever-evolving coil, where the present moment is layered with multiple pasts and possible futures.

“How do we, as individuals and as a community, make sense of the present, and what do we carry into the future?” Carrington said. “Through their work, these artists examine the gains, losses, and constructs of time. They provide us with pathways to process change and memory and cast us forward with care.”

Working across mediums including sculpture, painting, collage, photography, textile and digital works, the artists explore the rewriting of personal and community histories, the changing state of living things and materials, memory and duration, and the evolving role of technology.

Filmmaker and photographer Diana Larrea, for example, feels like she left her native Peru too soon. In the exhibition, she recreates historical documents and photographs to evoke the time and place, and the language of Quechua she left behind. Meanwhile, Faren Humes’ 1MMSZN, a short film on the Liberty City neighborhood that the filmmaker has documented over four years, looks at the longstanding relationships and commitments of a neighborhood as it is impacted by substantial change. And multi-disciplinary artist Lee Pivnik explores living systems, presenting components of his ongoing social sculpture, “Symbiotic House,” with an architectural display of ceramics, video work, text, and living plants.

The participating artists include: Liene Bosquê, Alberto Checa, Emma Cuba, Mark Delmont, Diana Eusebio, Matt Forehand, AdrienneRose Gionta, Faren Humes, Diana Larrea, Amanda Linares, Juan Luis Matos, Yucef Merhi, Alejandra Moros, Lee Pivnik, Chire “Vanta Black” Regans, Onajide Shabaka and Carrington Ware.

During the opening reception, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8 at 924 Lincoln Road, the artists will also open their studios at Oolite Arts, so that the public can learn more about their work and experience works in progress.
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The exhibition will be on view May 8 – July 14.

About Dejha Carrington

Dejha Carrington is an arts worker and community builder. As Executive Director of Commissioner, a program that brings people together to support artists and collect art, she spearheads initiatives across cities, including Miami, Detroit, and New York. Previously, she held leadership roles at YoungArts and collaborated on storytelling with institutions like Kimball Art Museum, Medellin Biennial, and National Film Board of Canada. Dejha serves on the boards of MAP Fund and The Black School, and on advisory committees at Miami-Dade Art In Public Places, New York University’s Center of Black Visual Culture, and the University of Miami’s Global Center for Black Studies. She teaches at New World School of the Arts. For more information, visit and

About Oolite Arts
Oolite Arts strives to empower Miami -based artists and enrich communities. Established in 1984, Oolite’s mission is to support artists and advance the knowledge and practice of contemporary visual arts. Oolite Arts creates opportunities for experimentation and innovation and encourages the exchange of ideas across diverse cultures through residencies, exhibitions, public programs, education and outreach.
Exhibitions and programs at Oolite Arts are made possible with support from the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; the City of Miami Beach Department of Tourism and Cultural Development, Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Miami Beach Mayor and City Commissioners; the State of Florida, Florida Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Arts Council; The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation at The Miami Foundation; and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Additional support provided by Walgreens Company.

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