From April 1 to June 30, the Miami Design District will feature Outage by Jennifer Levonian and Eva Wylie in its Jade Alley Films Series, a collaborative year-long art video feature of four artist video selections by the District's key institutions, including Locust Projects, de la Cruz Collection and ICA Miami.
Originally commissioned and premiered by Locust Projects in 2019, Outage is a video that utilizes Levonian's signature cut paper animation technique, which incorporates deftly rendered watercolors into short films that wryly depict prescient social narratives and Eva Wylie's unique printmaking techniques. The single-channel animation was made from over 3,000 frames and more than 275 screens were used to create pieces for the animation.
Viewable 24/7 at the Garden Building Lobby in Jade Alley.
Hidden in Plain View, the seventh edition of the LAB MFA summer exhibition program featuring Victoria Ravelo, MFA candidate at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University. Ravelo will be in residence June 1-30, during which time she will transform the storefront Mobile Studio into a working laboratory in which she will create sugar sculptures daily. Locals from the community will be invited to collaborate by donating materials that have personal significance (for example: items of clothing, handwritten notes, etc.), which will be embedded into the sculptures in an act of preservation that exalts these everyday objects and transforms them to create new associations.
Multidisciplinary artists Tal Amitai-Lavi and Tal Frank’s site-specific installation at Locust Projects, Homeline, is inspired by the architectural structure of the Main Gallery. The project is composed of three domestic elements created out of unexpectedly weightless materials, including light and delicately-installed nylon strings: a window that separates the space, a projected carpet, and a slowly flowing curtain.
Miami-based artist and musician Juan Ledesma's Rhythm of Speech, is a new site-specific experimental audiovisual installation that draws connections between diverse musical traditions and our collective lived experiences by exploring the musical potential of spoken accents.
Join us for a conversation between multidisciplinary visual artists Tal Amitai-Lavi and Tal Frank, moderated by curator Tami-Katz Freiman.
They will discuss their current exhibition, Homeline, in the context of their previous work, touching on their mutual interest in material simulation, optical illusions, architectural elements, labor intensive practice, and immersive experiences. Then the artists will speak about their experience at Locust Projects and will show footage from the installation process, followed by a Q&A with the audience.
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