Naama Tsabar — Vernissage + Performance 12/2/16

Naama Tsabar — Vernissage + Performance
spinelloFriday, December 2, 8 PM – 11 PM
Spinello Projects
7221 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, Florida 33150

Performance: 9:30 pm
Collaborating performers:
Arturo Garcia
Stephanie Jamie
Jessica Martin
Nabedi Osorio
Kc Toimil

Spinello Projects is pleased to present Transitions #3, the Miami debut solo exhibition by New York-based artist Naama Tsabar, running concurrently with Art Basel Miami Beach 2016. Tsabar will present an installation comprised of three evolving bodies of work which examine human sociality and behaviour through the relation of body and space and the underlying role of intimacy and performativity. The locals only preview will take place Wednesday, November 23rd, 7-10pm. A special collaborative performance will take place during the Miami Art Week Vernissage on Friday, December 2nd, at 9:30pm, featuring Tsabar along with four Miami based musicians and New York based sound/performance artist Fielded.

Continuing her ongoing Work On Felt sculptures, Tsabar transfers these works from the floor to the wall with four new variations. These felt works, likened to Post Minimalist art historic works as Joseph Beuys’s felt sculptures or Robert Morris’s cut-felt wall pieces, subverts its expectations: the material is no longer the represser of sound, but the resonating chamber itself. The audience is invited to breach the borders between one’s own body and the artwork; plucking the string, extending or shortening the curvature of the work, emits a sound while provoking an intimate experience between the object and its catalyst.

Transition is a series of canvases in which Tsabar has reconstructed guitar amplifiers and stage monitors by inverting them, reinserting and abstracting their elements as visual components on linen. Colored hook up wires and knobs are threaded and punctured in and out of the fabric, creating new aesthetic compositions. When connected to power, each canvas retains its functional role with a set sound and volume levels. Within the exhibition, Tsabar will also present Barricade #3, a work composed of twelve microphones arranged in a triangle formation, each side’s output fed directly through a Transition canvas. The microphones cables line the floor in formal composition, reflecting the path of transmitted sound. The spatial arrangement of the microphone stands act as both barrier and enabler as the performative space is compressed both physically and sonically. Performer and performance are contained inside the borders of the square. Upon activation, sound is transmitted out to the separate Transition works on the gallery walls, then projected back to the center of the space, filling the acoustic environment with resonant frequencies.

A single Transition work will stay unconnected to any sound transmitting device. The dual existence of these sound sculptures is essential to their understanding, as the canvases constantly move from one field of reading to the other. They are visually surreal as they hold a potential for sound and continuously shift, maintaining a constant state of transition.

Naama Tsabar (b. 1982, Israel). She received her MFA from Columbia University in 2010. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at venues in New York, Tel Aviv, Basel, Guadalajara and Milan. Tsabar’s solo project ‘Encore’ was presented at Art Statements during Art Basel 38th in Basel, Switzerland. Solo exhibitions of Tsabar have been presented at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY (2014); Tel Aviv Art Museum (2013); The Herziliya Museum for Contemporary Art, Israel (2006); MARTE-C, El Salvador (2014), Páramo, Guadalajara (2016); Thierry Goldberg Gallery, NY (2014); Dvir Gallery, Israel (2016); and Pianissimo Gallery, Milan (2008).

Selected group exhibitions featuring Tsabar’s work include TM Triennale, Hasselt Genk, Belgium, curated by Tim Goossens (2016); ‘Greater New York’, curated by Klaus Biesenbach, Connie Butler and Neville Wakefield at MoMA PS1 (2010); The Bucharest Biennale for Young Artists, curated by Ami Barak, Romania (2008); Hessel Museum of Art at CCS Bard, New York (2015); Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg (2008); ExtraCity in Antwerp, Belgium (2011); and ‘Sweat’ at Columbia University and the Fisher Landau Center, New York (2010). Tsabar is a two-time recipient of an Artist Grant (2014 and 2010), a two-time recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Grant (2009 and 2005), the 2009-2010 recipient of the Joan Sovern Award from Columbia University, 2012 Grantee of The Rema Hort Mann Foundation Award, and held residency in 2012 at The Fountainhead Residency in Miami.

Tsabar’s work has been featured in publications including ArtForum, ArtReview, ARTnews, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Frieze, ArtAsia Pacific, Wire, and Whitewall. Among others her work is held in the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Jiménez-Colón, Tel Aviv Museum, Israel Museum, and Colección Diéresis. Tsabar lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

&gallery + #FFFFFF + Art Week 11/27/16 – 12/3/16

&gallery + #FFFFFF + Art Week
fffffffNovember 27th: 4pm – 7pm, Locals Only Opening Reception
November 30th: 12pm – 8pm, Art Week All Day Open House
December 1st + 2nd + 3rd: 10am – 6pm
6308 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33150

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#FFFFFF, a Group Exhibition
Participating Artists: Deming King Harriman, Andrea Nhuch, Bianca Pratorius, Capucine Safir, Dan Schneiger, Ted VanCleave

You&Me by Nice’n Easy in the project room

Gallery Diet opening of Ann Craven’s I Like Blue 11/30/15

Gallery Diet opening of Ann Craven’s I Like Blue
Monday, November 30th from 5PM to 8PM.
ilikeblueGallery Diet
6315 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33150

Gallery Diet is pleased to present I Like Blue, an exhibition of new paintings by Ann Craven opening Monday, November 30th and remaining on view until January 9th, 2016. Through these paintings, Craven converses with the histories of landscape painting and conceptual art, and with the passage of time itself.

These paintings come from summers spent in Cushing, Maine, where Craven has kept a home and studio for years. At night, she paints the moon en plein air, often by candlelight. Slightly larger than a square foot, they are hasty compositions, with a pared down palette and an economy of gesture. Like consecutive views of the moon, they manage to be both the same and different. Painting outdoors, under a sky quite different than that above New York, Craven engages contemporary and historic painters such as Alex Katz (who she assisted for seven years) Georgia O’Keeffe and Claude Monet. Yet the landscape is just a starting place. Craven returns to her New York studio and remakes the paintings, scaling up the intimate size of the originals to five square feet. They are not exact remakes; neither the palette nor the brushstroke are the same, merely similar. She then uses the leftover paint to create her stripe paintings, which are also on display.

By repainting the original paintings, she does not delegate a hierarchy of preparatory version and final product. Rather, she loosely stacks three mo- ments of time: the time spent on the first painting, the time elapsed between the two paintings, and the time spent painting the second version. In this, she charges the landscape genre with the understanding of temporality similar to the conceptual practices of On Kawara or Agnes Martin. The system Craven uses to employ the leftover, unused paint into bands of color can be seen as the forth phase or a closure to the three moments mentioned above. It is an added pleasure to see these works in Miami, a place known for its charged relationship to nature and history.

I Like Blue continues Craven’s exploration of painting as an index of our lived experience. Though painted with immediacy, Craven understands that these works can never fully capture the moment they seek to address. Instead, there is a lag, an inescapable temporal parallax. It is in that space that she best operates. Her work is playful, yet, since inseparable from time’s flight, bittersweet. Also on view is a painting of a bird.

Ann Craven lives and works in New York City and Maine. She recently had her first retrospective, Time, curated by Yann Chevalier at Le Confort Moderne in Poitiers, France (2014). She has exhibited widely, including Southard Reid, London (2015); Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles (2014); Maccarone, New York (2013); The Green Gallery, Milwaukee (2013); Galerie Perrotin, Paris (2013); White Columns, New York (2013); Eva Presenhu- ber, Zurich (2013); Gladstone, New York (2012); and Marianne Boesky, New York (2012). Craven’s work has been reviewed in publications including LA Times, Art in America, the New York Times, Artforum, Flash Art, The New Yorker, Frieze and Modern Painters. Her paintings are in the public collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum, New York; the New Museum, New York; and the Museum of Contempo- rary Art in Chicago, among others. Gallery Diet owner Nina Johnson-Milewski assisted Craven in 2005.

Gallery Diet is a contemporary art space in Miami, Florida. Since 2007, the gallery has produced exhibitions by emerging and established artists from around the world. The gallery works alongside artists to produce ambitious projects both within the confines of the gallery space and beyond.

A Belated Launch Party Celebration At The New Tropic 5/15/15

A Belated Launch Party Celebration At The New Tropic
thenewtropicFriday, May 15, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
The New Tropic Offices
7230 NW Miami Ct #5
Miami FL 33150

Join us for a belated launch party for The New Tropic at our new office and event space in Little River // Miami! We’ve got drinks, tunes, and bites on hand. Come hang and welcome us to our new digs. Bring friends!

Housewarming gifts accepted, especially blenders and fruitcakes. 

Free drinks provided by Biscayne Bay Brewing Company and Sailor Jerry.

I bet you were thinking, “Wow! those are amazing drinks. This can’t possibly get better, can it?” It just did! We’re also having some tea-gria provided by Lemon City Tea Company.

The Vibe 305 and The Original Greek Food Trucks will be on site for your munchies. 

DJ Set by Afrobeta!