Site specific installation sponsored by The Bass and the Walgreens Contemporary Art Program. Located at 23rd and Collins Ave, South Beach Miami.
Appropriation, site specificity, impermanence, accumulation, and hybridization characterize a collection of oddments left over from human endeavors. A Demand which Could Only be Satisfied Later is a site-specific piece developed for the ‘window display’ viewing experience. Referencing notions of allegory, this installation is centered on fragmented methods of visual merchandising to instigate an alternative perspective on utility, and comment on desires to collect for the living space.
Expecting a Step Where Non Exists
June 8, 2017 – August 6, 2017
SOUTH FLORIDA CULTURAL CONSORTIUM
Thursday, June 15th, 2017 | 7–9pm
Open to the public Admission: $10 Free for MOCA members & NoMi residents
770 NE 125th St, North Miami, FL 33161
Vanessa Diaz and Tyanna Buie
Curated by John Loscuito and Anica Sturdivant
Thursday, October 6
Artists’ Gallery Talk at 5pm with a reception to follow until 7pm
As part of the Currents Series, Vanessa Diaz (South Florida) and Tyanna Buie (Detroit, Michigan) were invited to collaborate for the first time on a site-specific installation. Diaz’s found furniture constructions and Buie’s large-scale prints are combined to create fragmented interior spaces for the viewer to explore. Childhood memories and dreams are recalled as the artists reflect on family and architectural spaces.
Sponsored by Gene and Lee Seidler and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
Guest artist in residence for the Fall semester at the University of Wisconsin. This residency focuses on developing new work in a semi-public setting to facilitate regular interactions with the current graduate students in the MFA program. Over the 4 month duration of the residency: I will be making new work, researching, participating in critiques, working independently with interested students, developing a solo exhibition and becoming immersed in the UW art community.
Opening Preview January 29, 2016 at 6-9 pm
529 NW 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale Located in the Fat Village Arts District
The Possibility of an Exit is an immersive installation experience, which invites the viewer to consider a precarious and unlikely path of escape through a volatile hanging obstacle course. This site-specific work utilizes salvaged items cleared from buildings before demolition, architectural elements, fencing, discarded tarps, window blinds, lighting fixtures…. altogether spanning across the structural ceiling supports to form a series of connecting pathways.
MDC Museum of Art + Design will host a variety of events to showcase the works of this year’s finalists, including the CINTAS Knight Fellowship in Visual Arts Finalists Exhibition.
Opening Reception October 10, 2015
MDC Museum of Art and Design's Freedom Tower
The Orlando Museum of Art
'These artists work in a wide array of artistic practices, often combining media and materials in inventive ways. Many are creating work from reclaimed materials and imagery appropriated from historic and popular culture. The diversity of the work seen in the Florida Prize in Contemporary Art reflects the dynamic and challenging nature of art today.'