Unpredictable Patterns, ArtCenter South Florida, Miami Beach, June 5-July 28 2014
ArtCenter/South Florida’s New Trajectory Advances with “Unpredictable Patterns of Behavior”
Opening Reception Wednesday, June 5th 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Richard Shack Gallery: 800 Lincoln Road (Meridian Ave)
Project 924: 924 Lincoln Road (between Jefferson & Michigan Ave)
On view through July 28
MIAMI BEACH (May 13, 2012) – ArtCenter/South Florida’s new exhibition “Unpredictable Patterns of Behavior” opens June 5th at both its Richard Shack Gallery (800 Lincoln Road) and at Project 924 (located upstairs at 924 Lincoln Road) and will be on view from June 1-July 28, 2013. The opening reception is open to the public on Wednesday evening, June 5th 6:00-10:00 p.m. (this is the first time ArtCenter has utilized both Lincoln Road spaces simultaneously).
ArtCenter invited Ombretta Agró Andruff to curate this exhibition. She is an art visionary, originally from Italy who recently relocated from New York to Miami Beach. This is the first exhibition that Ms. Agró curates in Miami. “Unpredictable Patterns of Behavior” is a sequel to her 2012 New York exhibition, “(Un) Folding Patterns.” The New York show focused on the relationship between mathematics and the visual arts. This sequel at ArtCenter explores how creative minds interpret patterns across the artistic disciplines of the visual arts, sound and architecture.
For her debut exhibition in Miami, Ms. Agró conducted extensive studio visits throughout Miami during the past four months. Her goal was to bring together a collection of artists tied to local residency programs (including ArtCenter/South Florida, Fountainhead Residency and Studio Program, and the Deering Estate Residency Program). Most of the artists in this show have ties to the residency programs (with the exception of MONAD Architects and Anne Spalter).
“Since our early childhoods, we all instinctively absorb and enjoy patterns through all of our senses, even via our thinking,” says Ms. Agró, about the exhibition. “We live our lives constantly surrounded by a kaleidoscope of patterns. These artists, composers and architects relate to patterns in distinctive ways: some extrapolate natural patterns, integrating them into their process; others play with geometrical patterns or create their own patterns inspired by man-made landscapes and invented systems. The goal is to transcend the aesthetic enjoyment of their artworks, and experience the patterns that inspired them.”
"ArtCenter’s new course upholds our pioneering legacy of championing the vital role of the arts in Miami Beach," says Executive Director Maria Del Valle. "As we approach our 30th anniversary year in South Beach, ArtCenter's renewed direction aims to open up our spaces further and broaden our capacities, providing venues for new voices to connect the world of contemporary art to a wider diversity of audiences."