ArtTable Presentation on Painting at Abstract Miami Exhibition 1/11/11

ArtTable Presentation on Painting at Abstract Miami Exhibition
January 11, 2011, 5:30pm – 8pm
Center for Visual Communication
541 NW 27 Street
Miami, FL 33127

5:30 Networking
6:00 Panel Discussion of Abstract Miami. Please be prompt.
7:00 Reception and Exhibition

RSVP to or 305-571-1415

*Event open to the public at no cost.

Join us along with ArtTable members for a Provcative Panel Discussion on Painting Today and a Special Viewing of the Exhibition Abstract Miami: The Miami School – Tuesday January 11th.

Watch the sparks fly as some of Miami’s most noted and opinionated artists and educators discuss contemporary painting. The backdrop is CVC’s current exhibition Abstract Miami at ArtTable’s January event. ArtTable is a national organization of arts professionals that meets monthly with guests for discussion and presentations in major US cites.

Abstract Miami heralds an important new Miami born art movement that is bringing painting back into the conversation of the contemporary art world.

The movement, dubbed The Miami School, was ignited by Guggenheim fellow and now UM art professor Darby Bannard. Bannard with his Princeton classmate Frank Stella was responsible for starting the Minimalism art movement which changed the direction of 20th century art and has been written into art history by scholars and New York’s most influential critics.

Bannard was called “one of the six best living artists” by Clement Greenberg, the New York art critic who ushered in the modern art aesthetic and put Abstract Expressionism on the map. Andy Warhol was a fan and collected Bannard’s paintings.

Abstract Miami: The Miami School highlights the coming of age of Miami’s visual arts community. That a major contemporary art movement has formed its nexus in Miami reflects on the city’s cultural force extending beyond its boundaries. This new art movement has emerged from the Miami artist community as the Abstract Expressionist movement, also known as The New York School, emerged from New York.

The exhibition presents paintings by seven Miami artists, that are vibrant, bold and infused with color – like the city itself.
The exhibition is the first to bring together the artists forging this new direction in contemporary art rooted in spirit of place, and is presented in our renovated 10,000 sf facility located next to the Margulies Collection in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District.