Coral Gables Gallery Night Friday 1/2/09

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Artspace/Virginia Miller Galleries Contemporary International Art
169 Madeira Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
305 444 4493
Gallery Night Reception Friday Jan 2nd, 7 – 10
Contemporary Chinese Art Born of Ancient Traditions
Cao Xiaodong and Li Xiaofeng
The country’s first major exhibition of paintings by Cao Xiaodong and porcelain sculpture by Li Xiaofeng.
Although his computerized screen-pattern technique and compositions clearly place Xiaodong in the sphere of contemporary art, his use of traditional tones and the sense of nostalgia from the newspaper and magazine photos he reproduces cause critics to link his unique style with ancient watercolor and ink landscapes. He is well known in China for his 500-portrait mural of Chinese who were famous from 1911 to 1949.
Li Xiaofeng, a 43-year-old Beijing artist, has found a way to link his contemporary work with traditional Chinese art stretching back to the 10th Century. In his art, the links are literal: he sews shards of porcelain from the Song, Ming, Yuan, and Qing dynasties on a leather undergarment to created full-length dresses and men’s jackets, complete with neckties.

Durban Segnini Gallery
3072 SW 38 Ave
Miami, Fl 33146
305 774 7740
Gallery Night Reception Friday Jan 2nd, 7 – 10
César Paternosto
Painting and Sculpture 1970 – 2008

Born in Argentina in 1931, César Paternosto has exhibited widely in Latin America and abroad. Since he began working as an artist in the early 1960s, Paternosto has been in the vanguard of abstraction in Latin America. An expert on the symbolic systems of Pre-Columbian civilizations, Paternosto has used his own photography and drawings to document and analyze the ancient remains of the region. Paternosto’s exploration of Amerindian abstraction has fueled his artistic work of the last twenty years.
“[…] Ever since the early 1930s, when Alexander Calder visited Piet Mondrian’s studio and had that marvelous vision of imagining his neat rectangles as if they were flying through space, nobody had achieved a similar effect to the one conceived and executed by Paternosto with his pictures painted on the sides of the canvas, with the resulting effect described earlier, of glowing weightlessness.”
Francisco Calvo Serraller, The Edge of Light, in César Paternosto, exhibition catalogue; Segovia: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, 2004.

Jorge M. Sori Fine Arts
2790 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
305 567 3115
Galery Night Reception Friday Jan 2nd, 7 – 9 pm
Renowned Latin American Artists
Group Show.
Paul Sierra, Renato Meziat, Mariano Rodriguez, Jaime Carrasquilla, Tomas Sánchez, Fidel Mico and Ivan Loboguerrero.
Jorge M. Sori Fine Art specializes in works of contemporary artists and masters of Latin America and European art. as F. Aizkorbe, F. Benitez, Fernando Botero, Claudio Bravo, Agustin Cardenas, Jaime Carrasquilla, Mario Carreno, Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo, Wilfredo Lam, Ivan Loboguerrero, Roberto Matta, Renato Meziat, Henry Moore, Armando Morales,Fidel Mico, Amelia Pelaez, Picasso, Diego Rivera, Tomas Sánchez, Paul Sierra, Rufino Tamayo, Sonia Torres, Ernest Trova, Jaime Zapata, Francisco Zúñiga.

Cernuda Arte
3155 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, Fl. 33134
305 461 1050
Opening Reception Friday Jan 2nd, 7 – 10
Important Cuban Artists, Volume Seven.
Selections of Works by Cuban Artists from the 19th – 21st centuries
This blockbuster yearly show – the gallery’s seventh edition – features more than 70 paintings by Academic, Modern, and Contemporary Cuban artists, including: E. Chartrand, Leopoldo Romanach, Wifredo Lam, Victor Manuel Garcia, Amelia Pelaez, Mario Carreño, Cundo Bermudez, René Portocarrero, Servando Cabrera Moreno, Antonia Eiriz, Tomas Sánchez, Agustín Cárdenas, Mendive, Sosabravo, Flora Fong, José Bedia, Gina Pellón, Julio Larraz, Pedro Alvarez, Esterio Segura,Clara Morera, Vicente Hernández, Florido, David Rodríguez, Ramón Vázquez, Gabriel Sánchez, Irina Elén, Vicente Hernandez, Miguel Florido, and Giosvanny Echevarria, among others.

Miarte Gallery
85 Merrick Way
Coral Gables , FL 33134
305 445 2783
Galery Night Reception Friday Jan 2nd, 7 – 10
miArte Gallery proudly presents 85@85
3rd annual International Juried Competition & Exhibition
miArte Gallery is proud to announce the winners for this year’s 85 @ 85, an invitational juried art competition and exhibition for emerging and mid-career artists. The competition invited 85 contemporary artists working in a broad range of styles and media to present their work. The winners of the 2008 miArte Awards were selected by a panel of distinguished judges from the field of contemporary art Angi Curreri, Barry University and Juan Martinez, Ph.D., Florida International University.
The top award winners for 2008 are: Best of Show-Alicia Viera, Second Place- Jacqueline Roch, Third Place-Amy Disepolo and the Curator’s Choice Award presented to Mariana Altamirano and Aurora Molina.

The exhibition is presented as a unique installation of 85 separate canvases each the same size and each to be sold separately.

H. Benitez Fine Art Gallery
305 Alcazar Avenue Suite #4
Coral Gables Fl 33134
786 877 1045
Gallery Night Reception Friday Jan 2nd 7 – 10
Humberto Benítez
Abstract Series by Cuban American artist Humberto Benitez. The painter creates canvases rich with imagery of his homeland’s music, landscape, people, and customs in exuberant, jazzy compositions that reflect his soulful yearning for a paradise lost.

The Americas Collection
2440 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
305 446 5578
Gallery Night Reception Friday Jan 2nd, 7 – 10
Eclectic Photography
Carlos Manuel Cardenes (Cuba), Carlos Domenech (Cuba), Jean Jacques Ribi (Italy/Panama), Paul Morales (Ecuador), Lorenza Panero (Colombia), Patricia Villalobos (USA/El Salvador), Daniel Viñoly (Argentina) and Viviana Zargón (Argentina).
The Americas Collection is proud to present an eye-catching exhibition called Eclectic Photography. The concept of this show resides in its unique approach in which reality is delivered to us through the eyes of an exceptionally talented group of photographers. Each participating artist has a very personal way of capturing, manipulating and transforming life into a fascinating multilayer of colors, shapes and forms.

Gilda Sacasas @Gds Fine Art
2910 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Coral Gables, Fl 33146
305 447 1740
Gallery Night Reception, Friday Jan 2nd, 7 pm
Recent Work
by Gilda Sacasas
The art of Gilda Sacasas evokes the distinctive character of the eternal feminine. Her paintings are a poetic expression of her dreams and surroundings, created to enchant and visually stimulate the viewer’s imagination. In this exhibition the women appear to be confident and strong, yet at the same time feminine and soft. Sacasas is an artist of intense expression, has the power to impress the mind and arouse feelings of love, life and spirit.
Sacasas is a Cuban American contemporary artist who focuses on figures and color. Colors that endow her pieces with light, depth, mood, movement and energy projecting inner spiritual peace. Through her bold use of color, the real world she sees, becomes her world on canvas. Her experiences, memories and feelings, painting from the heart.
Sacasas’ space is located opposite to Ponce Circle Park where the cultural program Art in the Park is returning for it’s Second year . Live Jazz music, and local artists exhibitions. Free to the public.

Leonor Murciano Fine Art Gallery
Coral Gables, Fl. 33134
305 446 3008
Gallery Night Reception, Friday Jan 2nd, 7 pm
Leonor Murciano
Artist in residence
New Work. Notas caribeñas
New Cuban series titled Notas Caribeñas. Murciano originals are created with oil paintings on stretch canvas, and each piece is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. She also offers a limited edition of high quality giclées -canvas only- per art piece, in different sizes. Each piece is signed and numbered by her.