Spanish photographer José Manuel Ballester (Madrid, 1960 -) is known
for his large-scale works that are connected by key concepts such as
space, light and time. Many use historical images associated with the
old masters that are deconstructed to become current comments on the
world of art. Curated by Francine Birbragher.
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum | 10975 SW 17th St. | Miami FL | 33199 | 305.348.2890
Museum hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm | Sunday: noon - 5pm | Closed Mondays. Open to the public and free of charge.
Learn capoeira with Mestre Ze Com Fome, a Capoeira Master whom also holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and is an MMA competitor, every Saturday at Bayfront Park's Tina Hills Pavilion from 10:30am to noon.
Classes are completely FREE and suitable for anyone ages 5-75 and beyond. All levels and beginners are welcome.
CLOSING RECEPTION: KIKI VALDES - THE VALDEZIACS Thursday, May 9th 7pm-10pm 101 Exhibit - 101 NE 40th Street Miami FL. 33137
The Michael Margulies Artist Agency is proud to present
“The Valdeziacs” a solo exhibition featuring new works from painter
Kiki Valdes. “The Valdeziacs” is the culmination of Valdes’ most recent
Many of the current paintings move into a new direction for the
artist. Cartoon characters provide the first entry point to Valdes’
complex explorations of layered cut canvas collages, abstractions and
figurative cartoon imagery.
He paints the excited, cryptic images of
bubbly faces and toon masks to convey a feeling of childhood nostalgia
as a visual tactic to address space and form.
Valdes sees the
cartoon imagery as a way to communicate and connect with a wider
audience by conjuring memories. Cartoons have seeped into our
consciousness since childhood and the artist uses those recognizable
images and memories as prop for questions about painting and our
obsession with the familiar.
The new works in “The Valdeziacs,” the
title in itself is a nod to childhood nostalgia, plays with form. Valdes
turns various characteristics of known cartoon figures into a complete
abstraction. Certain qualities like curves, exaggerated eyes and big
mouth emphasize the duality of his compositions and create a battle
between the familiar graphic figuration and what is familiar in
Valdes creates a place where darkness and light meet. He
merges both and they open a dialogue and leave space for interpretation.
Join the Greater Miami Youth Symphony for a free Mother's Day recital
showcasing soloists, chamber ensembles, and our jazz band! Concert will
take place in the sanctuary at Riviera Presbyterian Church.