The Frost Art Museum Target Wednesday After Hours Celebrates Four New Exhibitions 4/25/12

The Frost Art Museum’s Target Wednesday After Hours Celebrates Four New Exhibitions
April 25, 2012. From 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU.
10975 SW 17th Street.
Miami, FL 33199
Admission: Free

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University presents Ursula von Rydingsvard: Sculpture; P.S. / P.P.S by Michael Genovese; Doxa: The Spring 2012 Bachelor of Fine Art Students’ Exhibition; and Second Annual Museum Studies Exhibit: Jamaican Intuitive Art on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. during Target Wednesday After Hours.

Ursula von Rydingsvard: Sculpture is a traveling exhibition that includes a selection of the artist’s most significant sculptures, including wall reliefs and monumental cedar works created from 1991 to 2009. Ursula Von Rydingsvard is renowned for creating large-scale, often monumental sculpture from cedar beams which she painstakingly cuts, assembles, glues, clamps and laminates, finally rubbing powered graphite into the work’s textured surfaces. Her signature shapes are abstract, with references to things from the real world. Drawing on a range of sources, from the humble to the majestic, von Rydingsvard’s work is recognized for its great psychological force and powerful physical presence. The exhibition was recently honored with the U.S. section of the International Association of Art Critics’ annual award for Best Show in a Non-Profit Gallery or Space for its premiere at the SculptureCenter, NY.

P.S. / P.P.S presents an exhibition of work by Michael Genovese, the Museum’s Visiting Artist for 2012. The focus of Genovese’s time as the Visiting Artist was to further develop his P.S Project. The P.S. Project invited the public to carve their thoughts, beliefs, views, and ideas onto themed, baked enamel coated aluminum plates, which were installed around the University’s campus and other social spaces in South Florida. A second group of individuals then interpreted the P.S. plates by transcribing the recorded markings, in text, to an online repository. This gathered information was consequently analyzed and employed by Genovese as the genesis for new works.

Doxa: The Spring 2012 Bachelor of Fine Art Students’ Exhibition presents works produced by the graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts students of FIU’s School of Art & Art History.

Second Annual Museum Studies Exhibit: Jamaican Intuitive Art is drawn from a comprehensive group of paintings and sculptures of Jamaican Art in The Frost Art Museum’s Permanent Collection, and is curated, designed and installed by students in the Graduate Certificate of Museum Studies Program. Jamaican Intuitive Art is artwork created by self-trained and non-academically trained artists. These are individuals who through their paintings, drawings, and sculptures express thoughts about life and their surroundings. This annual exhibition is part of the Introduction to Museum Ethics, Policies and Procedures course, intended to teach students about the inner workings of museums. By having firsthand experience creating an exhibition, students are introduced to a portion of the collection, for which they research the artists and art movements, and work in a team to develop the curatorial threads of the exhibition.

Ursula von Rydingsvard: Sculpture is organized by SculptureCenter. The exhibition and its tour are made possible with the support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and Agnes Gund.
Second Annual Museum Studies Exhibit: Jamaican Intuitive Art exhibition partnered with the Consulate General of Jamaica as part of the schedule of activities commemorating the nation’s 50th Anniversary of Independence across the South Florida community.

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