Frost Art Museum | Current Exhibitions
South Florida Cultural Consortium Exhibition
May 25, 2011 – August 21, 2011
The recent works of the recipients of the 2010 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artists Fellowship are presented. An alliance of the local arts agencies of Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Dade and Monroe counties, the Consortium assists artists through direct grants awarded solely on the basis of creative excellence to improve artists’ skills and encourage career development. This exhibit is an essential feature of the fellowship program and enables artists to be shown in a flagship visual arts institution of the region. The artists included in this exhibit are COOPER, Michael Genovese, Francie Bishop Good, Nolan Haan, Sibel Kocabasi, Beatriz Monteavaro, Glexis Novoa, Jonathan Rockford, Bert Rodriguez, FriendsWithYou, TM Sisters and Tonietta Walters.
EAST/WEST: Visually Speaking
May 25, 2011 – September 11, 2011
In EAST / WEST: Visually Speaking, 12 Chinese artists focus on merging two diverging visual languages: East and West. They reinterpret aesthetic visual traditions according to their perceptions and knowledge of European and American visual arts and appropriate iconic images such as Greek Hellenistic sculpture to the ubiquitous Pepsi logo. While in some works the reference to Western culture seems adoring, especially to the visual culture lexicon, in other works it appears to parody the West, its cultural symbols and values. The exhibition features contemporary works by Cai Lei, Cang Xin, The Luo Brothers, Ma Baozhong, Shen JingDong, Shi Liang, Sun Ping, Tang Zhigang, Zhang Hongtu and Zhong Biao.
Who’s Counting and Temporal State Of Being
David and Hi-Jin Hodge
May 25, 2011 – September 18, 2011
Returning to The Frost Art Museum with their own installation are David and Hi-Jin Hodge with Who’s Counting and Temporal State Of Being. It consists of two multi-media works that explore the idea that 21st century existence is lived in a context of boxes, of our own making, and asks the question: Have we lost a sense of the boundlessness and seamlessness of space and time, because of the pervasively rectangular environments and of everyday life? David Hodge and Hi-Jin Hodge have created video installations for artistic exhibitions around the world. Their installations blend editorial materials and innovative uses of technology to explore complex human and social questions.
Rise of an Empire:
Scenes of the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95
June 8, 2011 – August 14, 2011
The exhibit will feature 20 woodblock print triptychs depicting first major conflict of Imperial Japan after Meiji Restoration of 1868 and the rapid westernization of Japan. The war was mainly fought for the control of Korea, at the time a subsidiary Kingdom of China. Japan’s victory was overwhelming and swift, resulting in territorial gains, as well as Korean Independence and substantial monetarily reward. These woodblock prints were made by important artists and used in Japan as both propaganda and for the depiction of places the Japanese were only able to read about in newspapers.
Tribute to Japanese Splendor: The Art of the Temari
June 8, 2011 – August 14, 2011
Temari is the centuries old tradition of handcrafting embroidered balls. Artist Sharon Thieman creates these beautiful objects with a modern sensibility.
From Old to New
October 13, 2010 through September 18, 2011
2nd Floor Galleries
From Old to New is an intriguing exhibition that features works attributed to Masters such as Ferdinand Bol, and large-scale works attributed to Peter Paul Rubens and Jacob Jordaens opposite contemporary works by Lydia Rubio, Frances Trombly & Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova and Carlos Estevez. The juxtaposition of new and old objects work seemlessly in the visual aesthetics of masterpieces.
OTHER THINGS TO SEE
The Kenan-Flagler Family Discovery Gallery
The Kenan-Flagler Family Discovery Gallery allows visitors to experience interactive activities designed to educate and entertain. This state-of-the-art Discovery Gallery consists of 13 stations including the computer-based display, Picture Yourself, where a camera takes an image of a person’s face and reproduces it on a touch screen. Participants can then trace the contours of the face with their fingers and print the finished product. The Kenan-Flagler Discovery Gallery is possible due to the support of the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust was established in 1965 from the estate of William Rand Kenan, Jr., who was born in Wilmington in 1872 and graduated from UNC in 1894. Kenan was a scientist, chemical and mechanical engineer, business executive, dairy farmer and philanthropist.
Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui
Location: The Brooklyn Museum - Brooklyn, New York.
February 8th until August 4th, 2013
The first solo exhibition in a New York museum by the globally renowned contemporary artist El Anatsui, this show will feature over 30 works in metal and wood that transform appropriated objects into site-specific sculptures. Anatsui converts found materials into a new type of media that lies between sculpture and painting, combining aesthetic traditions from his birth country, Ghana; his home in Nsukka, Nigeria; and the global history of abstraction.
Included in the exhibition are twelve recent monumental wall and floor sculptures, widely considered to represent the apex of Anatsui’s career. The metal wall works, created with bottle caps from a distillery in Nsukka, are pieced together to form colorful, textured hangings that take on radically new shapes with each installation. Anatsui is captivated by his materials’ history of use, reflecting his own nomadic background. Gravity and Graceresponds to a long history of innovations in abstract art and performance, building upon cross-cultural exchange among Africa, Europe, and the Americas and presenting works in a wholly new, African medium.
So excited to see this.