Visual Dialogue at The Art Place Wynwood during ART BASEL WEEK

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The Art Place Wynwood, presents Visual Dialogue, a showcase of 12 artists during ART BASEL WEEK 2012. Exhibitions runs from December 1 – 17th, 2012.  The gallery is hosting an Opening Reception on Wednesday, December 5th, 6-9 PM. Video Progections and performances outside of the gallery on Friday and SAturday at 8 PM.

Director, Danilo Gonzalez, has this to say about “Visual Dialogue”.

“When I arrived in the Wynwood Art District four years ago the future of Wynwood was far from certain. Today, we see that the Art District is at a crucial point in its development process. My position as both an artist and a gallery director has provided me an unique perspective on these changes. I have witnessed the area transform itself into the interesting and stylish community that it is today. This has given me the opportunity to work with international artists such as Sara Roitman, the impressive photographer from Ecuador; Ada Balcacer, Eliu Almonte and Grimaldy Polanco from the Dominican Republic; extraordinary German expressionist Horst Kohem; and established artist, Delia Solari from Argentina.

Wynwood has attracted Florida talents too, including sculptor, Deborah Gregg, environmentally conscious painter, Molly Bo, painter and spacial designer Debra Yates, abstract painter, Lauren Fogg and prominent artist, Carol Fryd. It is obvious that the Wynwood Art District has become a meeting point in the global art community for artists and art appreciators alike. I am proud to present “Visual Dialogues,” an exhibition whose objective is to expose the interconnection between different generations and the perspective of each artist that are connected yet different.

Together we are carving a space in the art world for the future of Wynwood.”

The Art Place Wynwood | 2722 NW 2nd Avenue. Miami, Fl 33127

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MIAMI MIX 2012 – ART BASEL at the Wynwood Warehouse Project

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MIAMI MIX 2012 at the WYNWOOD WAREHOUSE PROJECT @ 450 NW 27th St. The Art Place Wynwood, presents Miami Mix 2012 opening in their second location WYNWOOD WAREHOUSE PROJECT. Opening Saturday, December 1- 10 , 10AM-10PM. The Art Place Wynwood is thrilled to announce opening of THE WAREHOUSE PROJECT! After 4 years on NW 2nd … Continue reading

Miami Salsa II: Carol Fryd

The Art Place Wynwood, presents Miami Salsa II, paintings and collages by prominent Miami based artist Carol Fryd.  Opening reception is Wednesday Oct. 10 , 6-11 PM; Wynwood Art Walk,  Saturday Oct. 13 , 6-11 PM.

Miami Salsa returns home from the Museo de las Casas Reales in Santo Domingo DR. Curated by the country’s top art critic, Abil Peralta Aguero it opened March 20, 2012 with a gala reception attended by  the Israeli ambassador to the DR, Members of the Dominican Government and Dominican artists and collectors.

A native Floridian who moved to Miami Beach at age two, Fryd co-founded Miami’s first women’s art coop, The Continuum Gallery.  There on fifty first street on Miami Beach ten fiercely serious women artists brought such top art luminaries as John Chamberlain, Betty Parsons, Professor Tom Banshoff of Brown University, Jack Flam , Matisse expert, Walter Darby Bannard , Peter Kahn,  and the famous photographer Roman Vishniac to Miami Beach.  Women’s issues remain a motif of Fryd’s work.  Goddesses and self portraits dot her collages.

But, it is the bright colors and salsa rhythms that are front and center of this show. Diane Camber, Director of the Bass Museum from 1980 until 2007 referred to her work as a “transcendent feast” and Elisa Turner said “Fryd has pagan grace and power.” Danilo Gonzalez, Director of The Art Place Wynwood describes Fryd as “a pioneer of digital art, fearlessly creating a language of sublime constructivism uniquely her own.”

Carol Fryd hails from the Hans Hofmann tradition, having studied extensively with his New York star pupils James Billmyer and Nieves Billmyer. A colorist, the excitement and hot juicy hues of her palette are matched only by the intensity and heat of the Miami Sun. Twentieth century artistic influences include Bonnard, Stuart Davis, Picasso and Matisse, but her voice is distinctly her own.  Fryd continues to push the envelope by exploring the use of computer generated drawings that find their way into her large works on canvas. Upcoming Museum shows include a one person show, Bible Stories Reexamined at the Jewish Museum of South Florida, May 20 through November 2013 and Master and Student: James Billmyer and Carol Fryd at the Museo del Arte Moderno in the DR.

Contact: Molly Bo, Gallery Manager at theartplacewynwood@gmail.com

Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday 1-6 PM

Juried Painting Show Jurors Announced

We are please to announce the jurors of The Art Place Wynwood’s First Annual Juried Painting Show.

DIANE CAMBER

Director Emeritas, Bass Museum of Art

Diane Camber has worked for decades as a curator, fine arts administrator, art advisor and consultant, mounting more than 190 exhibitions, some of which traveled nationally and internationally. She served as Director and Chief Curator of the Bass Museum of Art for twenty-seven years and more than quadrupled the institution’s permanent collection and renovated and expanded the museum facility. The Museum’s trustees named her Director Emerita upon her retirement.  Prior to joining the Bass Museum, Ms. Camber held various positions at the Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  She has taught art and art history and has extensive experience in preservation and development of historic architecture and cultural tourism.

In recognition of her international cultural contributions she was made  Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture recently, after having been made Chevalier de l’Ordre in 1987.  She is a past president of the Florida Art Museum Directors Association and is an Emeritus Member of the Association of Art Museum Directors, a national organization for the directors of the top American art museums.   Ms. Camber is a graduate of Barnard College and studied art and architectural history at Columbia University.  She also studied applied art at  Massachusetts College of Art.

President of Diane W. Camber & Associates, LLC, Ms. Camber works as an independent curator and consultant, advises private, public and corporate clients on collections management, programming, strategic planning, grantsmanship, facilities development and publication. She has extensive experience developing programs to stimulate cultural tourism and is an accomplished speaker and writer on various aspects of the visual arts, including the marketing and business of museums and galleries.

DANILO GONZALEZ

Director/Art Consultant

The Art Place Wynwood

Danilo Gonzalez was born on May 26, 1963, in the Dominican Republic where he began his life and education. Then he lived in Paris, France, New York, Caracas, and Mexico, before returning to the United States to establish with the West Branch Gallery & Sculpture park, in Stowe, Vermont and then in Wynwood Miami Florida. He has worked in many mediums over his 30 year career, including performance art, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and painting. He is in constant search for new techniques and ideas to integrate to his future body of work, focusing mainly in the industrial and recycling materials. His work has been awarded and honored in several biennials and art contests, and has been shown extensively across the United States, France, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Belgium, Cuba, Mexico, Colombia, Canada, Ecuador, Italy, Japan, England, Morocco, Martinique, Guadalupe, Chile, Spain, amongst others. His work can be found in several private, government and corporate collections around the world, which includes the permanent collections of the Housatonic Museum of Connecticut, Musèe du Colombie in France, Museum of Modern Art in the Dominican Republic, el Centro Leon, Museo del Hombre Dominicano, Museo de Historia y Geografia, la Casa Consistorial de Santiago, el Centro de Arte de la Victoria in Venezuela, Museo Soto, and Museo del Dibujo, among others. Gonzalez has acquired a great amount of experience working with artists like Cruz Diez, Robert Blackburn, Mario Cruz, Susy de Pellerano Geo Ripley, Fernando Urena, Roberto Gonzalez, and others. He was selected to participate in the ‘Ninety Sculptors of the Twentieth Century’ at the Housatonic Museum of Connecticut with such sculptors as Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, and Isamu Noguchi. Danilo Gonzalez is an artist with international sensibility, who strives to create art work that addresses viewers across boundaries of culture and nations. His constant, responsible and creative search has made him one of the most influential painters in the Dominican Republic and one of the most active in the Wynwood Art community of Miami, Florida where he established The Art Place and participated in the last four Art Basel.

EMILIO ADAN MARTINEZ

Emilio Adan Martinez was born in Cienfuegos, Cuba, in 1954. In 1961 at the age of six he immigrated to Miami with his family. He earned his BFA from Florida International University in 1995.

As a child, Martinez was always making art– creating toys, sculptures and other pieces from the humblest of found objects. With the Cuban revolution came strife, separation and finally flight. Martinez, who has but few memories of that time, recalls very distinctly his grandfather preparing a bomb shelter adjacent to the family property in Las Villas. Images of trenches, tunnels, and caves – with the one spot of daylight coming from above – find expression in his work even today.

Though originally known for his heavy sculptural pieces that pair the warmest of wood with the coldest of metal, Martinez is currently exploring other media including paper, string, paint and pine branches. These light, floating pieces bring to mind kites and boats and travel – from the earthbound to the unbound, from the ephemeral to the eternal. An installation of these pieces, titled “Andan Volando,” is currently on view at Miami International Airport, Concourse D, in Miami, Florida.

Emilio Adan Martinez’s work can be found in public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe.