Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts Opening reception 12/4/10

Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts
Opening reception: Saturday, December 4, 2010 | 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts | 2043 North Miami Avenue | Miami, FL 33127
November 13 through December 24, 2010
Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Michael Scoggins | #1 Fan
A page out of a notebook, with its blue lines and spiral bound edges, is a familiar image. This is my primary vehicle in utilizing a connection with the viewer. The paper is enlarged to give this common object a sense of importance and to create a new perspective. The text and images placed upon the large page deal with the influences of American culture and how it has shaped my life. The paper is torn, crumpled and folded to implicate a tangible history and to suggest the creation of an object, thus expanding the definition of traditional drawing. – Michael Scoggins

Project Room | precious
“When discussing writing, Virginia Wolf once referred to ‘a nugget of pure truth to wrap up between the pages of your notebooks and keep on the mantelpiece forever.’ It is this jewel-like sort of preciousness that exists in contemporary art to which I tend to gravitate. The works in precious each involve an intense amount of work, are wickedly smart, and just a little bit gorgeous; yet each possesses enough darkness and irony to keep their unmitigated beauty in check.” – Annie Wharton

All of the artists in precious, curated by Annie Wharton, share an elaborate approach to studio and theoretical practice, taking painstaking measures in the process of thought and execution of each work in the exhibition: from videos by Ingibj�rg Birgisd�ttir (Iceland), Davida Nemeroff (Canada), and Lina Theodorou (Greece); to paintings by Alika Cooper (Guam), and Mary Anna Pomonis (US); to works on paper by T.J. Ahearn (US), Eduardo Consuegra (Colombia), and Bobbi Woods (US); and sculpture and installation by Enrique Gomez de Molina (Cuba) and Peter Harkawik (US), precious examines how contemporary culture places particular value on artistic production and idea.

Please visit DLFA at Pulse Miami, Booth B404, Thursday, December 2nd, through Sunday, December 5th
For more information about local openings and events, please visit www.miamiartguide.com

Michael Scoggins. Under Repair. 2010. Marker, prismacolor on paper. 21″ x 51″