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Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum-FIU Unveils Four New Exhibitions for Summer 2023 Semester

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum-FIU unveils its newest exhibition lineup for the summer, featuring four shows spanning artistic mediums, eras, and geographic regions to encapsulate fleeting glimpses of life across time.

They include:

How We Remember: Photographs by Christine Cortes, Joel Meyerowitz, Ruth Orkin, and Roscoè B. Thické III (on view from May 10, 2023 through Sept. 12, 2023) explores multifaceted subjects and approaches to photography, with an emphasis on archiving memories, preserving feelings, and marking milestones. Miami-based photographers Christine Cortes and Roscoè B. Thické III depict communities in Bogotá, Colombia and the South Florida communities of Liberty City and Miami Gardens. New Yorkbased artist Joel Meyerowitz’s captivating photographs document the insurmountable strength and acts of courage in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Allegories for Learning: 16th to 18th-Century Italian Works on Paper from the Georgia Museum of Art (on view from June 10, 2023 through Sept. 10, 2023), launches the Frost’s summer of drawing with more than 25 drawings and prints by Old Masters including Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, Salvator Rosa, and Guercino. The exhibited works come from the Georgia Museum of Art and from the private collection of Giuliano Ceseri. These works depict subject matter ranging from landscapes to mythological and religious scenes. The exhibition urges close looking at styles of individual artists and workshops. Allegories for Learning encourages visitors to engage with masterworks by making connections among the works on view, offering interpretations, and fine-tuning observational skills.

Draw: Point to Point (on view from June 17, 2023 through Sept. 17, 2023) explores, celebrates, and plays with conventional concepts of drawing as a form of artistic expression. The exhibition pushes the boundaries of material and scale, revealing the versatile nature of the medium as both an integral part of the artistic process and a powerful statement about mark making. Point to Point illustrates connections between the work of local, national and international artists at various stages of their careers. It features an interactive installation by contemporary artist Rirkrit Tiravanija and new work by Kiki Smith. Works by Miami-based artists including Gonzalo Fuenmayor, Victoria Ravelo, Amy Schissel, and Cornelius Tulloch reveal their individual approaches to drawing as an end and a means to an end.

Amy Sillman, After Metamorphoses (on view from June 10, 2023 through Sept. 10, 2023), a five-minute animated video, picks up the thread of drawing, produced with layers of abstract drawings and iPad sketches. Developed during the artist’s residency at the American Academy in Rome, Sillman follows the narrative of the Roman poet Ovid’s Metamorphoses (8 CE). Sillman renders forms with an economy of line that morph and transform quickly to reflect life’s constant changes.

“The Frost’s summer exhibitions invite us to reflect on the fragility, fluidity, and fleeting quality of time expressed in different media. As our visitors navigate these diverse expressions of time, they may find points of connection, such as the moment they heard about the collapse of the World Trade Center. Drawing has equally lent itself to capturing time or an idea, sometimes as a simple scrawl on a napkin or a more complex composition that takes months to complete. As a part of FIU, our educational mission includes representing a diverse group of artists who span geographies and eras,” said Jordana Pomeroy, director of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum-FIU.

The Frost will host an opening ceremony for all its summer exhibitions on June 17, 2023 from 1 to 5 p.m. The event takes place at the Frost Art Museum, located at 10975 SW 17 Street and is free and open to the public.

By ML Staff. Courtesy of Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum


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