Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Selections from ‘100+ Degrees in the Shade: A Survey of South Florida Art’ at Art Palm Beach January 18-22, 2017
Art Palm Beach celebrates its 20th-anniversary with very appropriate selections from “100+ Degrees in the Shade: A Survey of South Florida Art.” An exhibition organized by Guest Curators Noor Blazekovic/Irreversible Magazine, and Jane Hart/Lemon Sky Projects + Editions.
The highly acclaimed, multi-venue extravaganza debuted at (9) nine Miami-Dade and Broward County venues during Art Basel Miami Beach 2015. A carefully selected sampling of the 170 artists in all media in the original show will showcase at the fair. Perez Art Museum’s curator, Rene Morales and Jane Hart will lead a panel discussion on 100+ Degrees during the fair on Friday, January 20th from 2-3pm.
This impressively expansive initiative included an array of works in all media. Some of the South Florida’s finest artists were invited to participate. Sculpture, installations, mixed media, painting, performance, photography, works on paper, and video allowed art lovers and collectors to realize the powerful force of the South Florida creative community.
The show placed emphasis on impact, innovation, and inspiration; with an integration of the lush tropical urban environment inherent to South Florida. A total of 170 participants – including internationally and nationally recognized, mid-career, and established artists – chronicled 30 years of South Florida’s art development and evolution. Art District, Artforum, New York Times, El Nuevo Herald, Miami Herald, New Times, and Sun Sentinel published rave reviews of the exhibition.
Curator and art historian Gean Moreno published a full color, 224-page, hardcover book in conjunction with the exhibition. The book includes texts by Erica Ando, Jane Hart, and Sandra Schulman. The fair will host a book signing by Jane Hart on Saturday, January 21st from 3-6 pm; signed copies are available for sale.
Jane Hart, an award-winning independent curator, organized the show. She has 30+ years of experience in the field of international contemporary art; including Director of the Arts & Culture Center of Hollywood and working with acclaimed artists like Doug Atken, Uta Barth, John Baldessary, Mike Kelley, Christian Marclay, Diana Thater, and Pae White.
The following are the artists selected to participate in Art Palm Beach 2017:
Francie Bishop Good, Broward County
Robert Chambers, Miami-Dade
Matthew Chernoff, Miami-Dade
Dana Donaty, Palm Beach County
Virginia Fifield, Broward County
Gina Cunningham, Miami-Dade
Robert Huff, Miami-Dade
Carol Jazzar, Miami-Dade
Kelly Johnson, Miami-Dade
Francesco LoCastro, Broward
Jean-Paul Mallozzi, Miami-Dade
Rick Newton, Palm Beach County
Jessy Nite Miami-Dade
Brandon Opalka, Miami-Dade
Sri Prabha, Broward County
Cristina Lei Rodriguez, Miami-Dade
TM Sisters, Miami-Dade, and Martin Counties
Kristen Thiele, Miami-Dade
Robert Thiele, Miami-Dade
Mette Tommerup, Miami-Dade
Stephan Tugral, Miami-Dade
Michelle Weinberg, Miami-Dade