The newly revamped Miami-Dade College Museum and Galleries of Art + Design (formerly the Art Gallery System) celebrates the kick-off its 2012-13 season during DWNTWN Art Days with two exhibitions by two extraordinary women – Jaimie Warren and Elena Sisto. Plus, Michelle Weinberg unveils Shelf Life, a storefront devotional space at the Alfred I. Dupont Building.
DWNTWN ART DAYS: HIGHLIGHTS
The 2012-13 season at Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus’ Centre Gallery opens the first week of September for DWNTWN Art Days with exhibitions by New York artist Elena Sisto and Kansas City-based photographer Jaimie Warren.
Between Silver Light & Orange Shadow
Between Silver Light & Orange Shadow exhibits a series of portrait paintings by Elena Sisto at the Miami-Dade College Gallery located inside the Freedom Tower.
The exhibition includes 28 paintings created by Sisto over the past ten years. The young women in her paintings, many her students, are both interactive and introspective. Seemingly somewhat autobiographical and strangely familiar, the paintings reach-out to the audience to relate and reflect.
Elena Sisto received numerous awards for her work, including two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. She attended Brown University and the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture and currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.
Opening Reception Thursday, September 6, 6-9PM. On view September 7-8, 12-5PM – November 2, 2012. Free & open to the public.
The WHOAS of Female Tragedy
The WHOAS of Female Tragedy, also exhibiting at the Miami-Dade College Gallery in the Freedom Tower, is a collection of a series of photographs by Jaime Warren.
Warren’s exhibition is a retrospective of ten years of self-portraits and includes a new series of photographs that recreation of collages of historical paintings and visual pairings of pop culture icons created by anonymous users found on the internet. Warren collaborated with artist Lee Heinemann who created custom makeup, props and masks.
Jaime Warren is a curator, performance artist, photographer, and co-creator/co-director of the faux public access television show, Whoop Dee Doo. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri where she makes theatrical, humorous, self-portraits in random scenarios and locations, including at parties, her kitchen, and her car.
Some of her previous work from her site, super dope check it out:
Opening Reception Thursday, September 6, 6-9PM. On view September 7-8, 12-5PM – October 27, 2012. Free & open to the public. Artist lecture Saturday, October 20, 2012, 1PM.
Michelle Weinberg is a visual artist living and working in Miami Beach and New York.
She is founding principal of IPO, an ongoing artistic collaboration, the co-founder of Available Space, activating neighborhoods with temporary public art and the Creative Director of Girls’ Club in Fort Lauderdale since 2006. A bad ass!
Michelle Weinberg’s Shelf Life, a still life for a busy place, is being presented for DWNTWN Art Days at the Alfred I. Dupont Building and running through January 7, 2013.
Shelf Life turns the storefront into a devotional space for new brands to be inhaled and absorbed by shoppers seeking beauty, vitality and allure, freedom in a bottle.
“Pattern, color, and sublime geometries obliterate the familiar forms of ordinary drug and dollar store containers, leaving a long-lasting, new and improved vibration, echoing for an eternal shelf life.”
Also check out some of her previous amazingly awesome public works:
Shelf Life at the historic Alfred I. DuPont Building. On view from Friday, September 7 – January 7, 2013. Free & open to the public.