WHIM: Material, Metaphor, Imagery Exhibition Opening Reception 8/27/11

WHIM: Material, Metaphor, Imagery, an exhibition of new work by Ramon Bofill, Westen Charles and Brian Reedy will open at the ArtCenter/South Florida’s Richard Shack Gallery on Friday, August 26 at 5 p.m.
A reception for the artists will be held on Saturday, August 27 from 7-10 p.m. in the gallery. The reception is open to the public.
800 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Envisioned as an artistic dialogue among the three Miami-based artists, WHIM examines Reedy’s ironic and satirical imagery, Charles’s playful metaphors and Bofill’s idiosyncratic use of materials within the confines of design. The exhibition features a new installation by Charles, mixed media works on wood by Reedy and Bofill’s prints and textile pieces.

Brian Reedy is best known for his whimsical and provocative woodcuts, drawings and paintings. His work has been widely exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. He divides his time between making and teaching art and holds an MFA from the University of Miami.

Ramon Bofill earned his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design, School of Fine Arts, in Providence, RI. He has participated in numerous local and international exhibitions and sharpened his talents with color and pattern by working as a visual freelancer for various New York fashion houses. He is currently an artist-in-residence at Art Center/South Florida.

Westen Charles creates multi-layered, subtly psychological works and is known for including unconventional materials such as laundry lint and stuffed animals in his work. He received his MFA from the University of Miami and is a co-founder of Locust Projects, Miami’s premier not for profit alternative arts venue.

Gallery hours are Tuesday – Thursday and Sunday noon – 10 p.m., and Friday-Saturday noon-11:00 p.m. Admission is free to all. Please note: that during the week of August 27, Tuesday and Wednesday Gallery hours are 5pm-10pm.

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