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José Manuel Ballester, The Uninhabited Garden, 2008, triptych, photograph printed on canvas, 80.31 x 151.26 inches

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The Frost Art Museum celebrates the opening of five new exhibitions during Target Wednesday After Hours

February 27, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Jos Manuel Ballester, The Uninhabited Garden
When: February 27, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum.
10975 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33199
Admission: FREE

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU presents the first Target Wednesday After Hours of the 2013 spring season with the opening reception for five new exhibitions: Eugene Savage: The Seminole Paintings, Jos Manuel Ballester: Concealed Spaces, Deep Blue by Javier Velasco, The Healings Spirits of the Waters and Aesthetics & Values. The opening reception will be during Target Wednesday After Hours on *February 27, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.* and is free and open to the public. Evening will include hors d’oeuvres, wine, flamenco dancing and music by Radiate FM.

*Eugene Savage: The Seminole Paintings
February 27, 2013 – May 19, 2013*
Eugene Savage, Study for Orchid Hunter, 1935, oil on canvas on Masonite board, 13 x 13 inches, Courtesy of the Cummer Museum of Arts & Gardens, Jacksonville, FL
In 1935, American artist Eugene Francis Savage made the first of many journeys into the Florida Everglades to study the Seminoles. Inspired by his observations, he created the most extensive painted record of the Florida Seminoles from the early twentieth century. These works reflected Savage’s concern for the plight of Native culture as tourism, land development, and environmentalist debates threatened their traditional way of life. This exhibition will be traveling from The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in Jacksonville. Curated by Holly Keris.

*Jos Manuel Ballester: Concealed Spaces
February 27, 2013 – June 23, 2013*
Jos Manuel Ballester, The Uninhabited Garden, 2008, triptych, photograph printed on canvas, 80.31 x 151.26 inches
Prize-winning Spanish photographer Jos 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. Artist will be present for the opening.

*Deep Blue by Javier Velasco
February 27, 2013 – Remainder of 2013 *
Javier Velasco, Deep Blue, 2013, fused Murano glass, Courtesy of the Artist
Spanish multi-media artist Javier Velasco was commissioned to do a site-specific work in the atrium of the Frost Art Museum. He used fused glass to create beautiful works that are allegories to the ephemeral, and speak to the fragility of nature and the environmental concerns of today. Artist will be present for the opening.

*The Healing Spirits of Waters
February 27, 2013 – April 7, 2013*
Wangechi Mutu, Amazing Grace, 2005, Super 8 film transferred (2 DVD’s)
Running time: 7 minutes, 9 seconds, Edition of 1 of 6 +2 AP’s, Collection Miami Art Museum
When the African slaves were forcibly transported across the Atlantic Ocean on their treacherous journey to the New World, they brought their spirits with them. In Haiti, the water spirits who guide the ritual of purification may take on many forms, but all are part of Voudoun, a religion that is fundamentally African. For Voudoun ceremonies, colorful ritual flags are carried to the service; they are believed to possess a magical power, which can be activated in the ritual. Presented along with these ritual flags is a video by Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu which is inspired by the redemptive hymn Amazing Grace and its origins in the slave trade, where the difficulty of the crossing was redeemed only by God’s grace and the power of the water. Curated by M. Stephanie Chancy.

*Aesthetics & Values 2013
February 27, 2013 – March 24, 2013*
Glexis Novoa, Private Drone, 2011, silver wire, metallic pigment & collage on paper, 7 x 18 inches, Collection of the artist
The A&V seminar of the Honors College at FIU examines the vital role visual art plays in the social and cultural dialogue surrounding controversial issues. It investigates how artists have challenged or enforced authority by creating new aesthetics. It further explores how art is used to initiate, accelerate, or combat social change. The heart of the course is the A&V exhibition. This annual project provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their resourcefulness and creativity through the research, curation, and organization of an exhibition of contemporary Miami artists. Artists featured: Luisa Basnuevo, Adler Guerrier, Catalina Jaramillo, Maria Martinez-Caas, Glexis Novoa, Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, George Sanchez-Caldern, Asser Saint-Val, Viking Funeral and Pioneer Winter.

*Also on view: American Sculpture in the Tropics*
*Eugene Savage: The Seminole Paintings, Jos Manuel Ballester: Concealed Spaces, Deep Blue by Javier Velasco and The Healing Spirits of the Waters are part of our 2013 series Commemorating 500 Years: Spain, Florida and the Caribbean*
*Opening reception sponsored by:*
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

10975 S.W. 17th Street
Miami, FL, 33199

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