LOGO Projects presents Adriano Nicot opening 6/28/10

LOGO Projects presents Adriano Nicot
6/28/2010-10/29/2010, M-F: 10am-5pm
LOGO Projects @ Ocean Ophthalmology Group
LOGO Projects at Ocean Ophthalmology Group
1400 NE Miami Gardens Drive, Suite 203
North Miami Beach, FL 33179


LOGO Projects in conjunction with Ocean Ophthalmology Group is pleased to host a survey of paintings and drawings by Miami-based artist Adriano Nicot. The collection will be on display and open to the public from June 28th through October 29th, 2010.

Featuring over 30 works on canvas and paper this exhibition highlights pieces in which the artist explores the mystical underpinnings of the daily. In Nicot’s hands chickens, chairs, and babies alike are all imbued with a heavy yet inexplicable symbolism. A couple matter-of-factly holds hands under a hovering fish and clowns (or are these ladies of high fashion?) hollowly meet the viewer’s gaze, daring us to laugh (or to not laugh?). Nicot’s austere marks are often strongly reminiscent of prehistoric cave paintings, his smoky compositions are always both timeless and reverent.

Born in 1964 in La Habana, Cuba, Adriano Nicot began his formal studies in art at an early age at the Biblioteca Nacional. He continued his education at the prestigious San Alejandro Academy of Art in Havana where he graduated in 1993 with a major in Painting and Engraving. Since then Nicot has garnered numerous intercollegiate and national awards, including a First Prize in Artwork at the 1994 competition Arte Siete, and his works are included in private collections in the US, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe and Asia. He currently lives and works in Miami, FL. Nicot’s work is catalogued online: http://www.picturetrail.com/nicot

LOGO Projects is a non-profit program dedicated to matching artists and curators with professional business spaces. The program was founded by Kharis Kennedy, a New York-based artist, and Dr. Kevin Stewart. Dr. Stewart, a fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist from New York, relocated to Miami in 2008 to open Ocean Ophthalmology Group with Jesse Pelletier, MD, a cornea & refractive surgery specialist from Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.