Breakfast in the Park at The Frost Art Museum 12/4/11

Breakfast in the Park with Joel Perlman
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
10975 SW 17 Street
Miami, FL 33199
Sunday, December 4, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Each year, in celebration of Art Basel Miami Beach, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum hosts an official Art Basel sponsored event, Breakfast in the Park, drawing in hundreds of art enthusiast yearly. The 8th annual Breakfast in the Park features internally renowned artist Joel Perlman. Perlman has been creating complex sculptures out of steel, bronze, copper, and aluminum since the early 1970’s. He builds sculptural pieces by welding metal in stacks or perilous joints. There are no preliminary drawings, for Perlman sees his work as evidence of a process, and the result of an activity.

Joel Perlman sees sculpting as an adventure and each work as the record and result of an exploration of weight, danger, negative space and monumentality. While minimalism was the predominant style of his generation, Perlman chose to push his forms into ever-more complicated configurations. The angular and circular elements of his raw metal forms are welded or cast into complicated, gravity defying arrangements. His works are also known for the central, open space. These negative spaces help define the work and are as important to Perlman as the sculpture itself. His process is one that is tied closely to the materials and to the construction and deconstruction that take place during the creation of his sculpture. Joel Perlman has been an instructor at School of Visual Arts in New York since 1973.

Breakfast in the Park will include an informal talk by Joel Perlman, outdoor breakfast, and guided tours of The Sculpture Park at FIU and The Frost’s exhibitions including Humberto Calzada’s The Fire Next Time, Magdalena Fernandez’s 2ipm009, color on color- the inaugural exhibition in conjunction with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Buenos Aires, and Tour de France/Florida: Contemporary Artist from France in Florida’s Private Collections.

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