There’s a disconcerting moment, sculpting a face, when it looks at you. You’ve just been sculpting away, adding daubs of clay here, scraping them off there, balling up those scrapings and sticking them to a low spot. Smoothing. That wonderful symmetrical movement of both thumbs across cheekbones and brow lines. Sculpting a face, the movements of my hands are ecstatic. A push to the lip turns a smile, or a query. A pinch to the brow releases concern. The emotions a clay face passes through as it comes into being are as subtle as the emotions of its creator. Touching it like this, over and over, easing it into itself--each modeled success releases a burst of serotonin, makes me realize how Pygmalion could fall in love with his statue of Galatea.
I save the eyes for last. The last feature. At first, they are just hollows, positioned at a classic three fifths of the face length. Then I make a slit, just a line for each. The face is sleeping. This is not my intent. I add th...
Opening Reception: Friday, November 7, 2014, 7-9pm
The Moment. The Backdrop. The Persona. is an examination of the uses of narrative in contemporary art by women. The exhibition of works in drawing, painting, video and new media reveal the continued power of storytelling in art today, and the myriad forms it takes.
The desire on the part of the artist to tell a story, and on the part of the viewer to glean one – in painting, photography, video, performance and more – is irresistible to the human spirit. To recognize the prevalence of narrative in art of the moment, Girls’ Club presents The Moment. The Backdrop. The Persona., an exhibition of works by more than thirty artists from the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz that invite the viewer to experience a singular isolated moment, an evocative backdrop or a deeply imagined character, sometimes a combination of two or more. Mostly the work of female contemporary artists, many of the stories channel a...
Leah Brown Brings Intensely Alluring "Borderland" to UM's Art Gallery in Wynwood
By Carolina del Busto Mon., Mar. 24 2014 at 9:44 AM
One of the great benefits of working in Wynwood is working alongside plenty of creative folk - especially if your office happens to be inside the zebra-looking Wynwood Building.
Nestled between various art galleries is the University of Miami Art Gallery, which is run by curator Milly Cardoso. The gallery space showcases the artwork of university students in the masters program.
Currently on display is "Borderland" by Leah Brown. Brown's vision of this land between the sleeping and those awake is hauntingly eye-catching, with towering figures cloaked in white and three sisters sleeping at the foot of some mystical creatures. It'll have you standing on the border of the hallway and the gallery entrance longer than you probably should on a bathroom work break, so we talked to her.
Exhibition offers an interactive look at 'augmented reality' during FAT Village art walk.
By Phillip Valys, SouthFlorida.com
March 28, 2014
Divya Gadangi's triptych video installation "Medical Spaces" is featured in "Beep Bop Boop," an art and technology-themed group exhibition opening Saturday, March 29, at the Projects -- North warehouse in Fort Lauderdale. (Divya Gadangi/Courtesy / March 27, 2014)
During a walk-through of their new exhibition, "Beep Bop Boop," curators Leah Brown and Peter Symons crawled inside the virtual mind of Hong Kong-based artist Alan Kwan. Kwan's mind is "Bad Trip," a custom-built video-game engine, operated with an Xbox 360 controller, with which players navigate a black-and-white wasteland of rocky landscapes, walking trees and staircases that spiral skyward and connect with floating asteroids.
"It's a very surreal place to walk around in, and you can do it for hours....