Local Art Talent Shines at Frost's South Florida Cultural Consortium Exhibit
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Two thousand ten was a bumper year for homegrown creative types, says Klaudio Rodriguez, assistant curator at the Frost Art Museum, which hosts the Cultural Consortium's exhibit opening this Wednesday. On display are close to 30 works ranging from "the profound to the mundane and everything in between," Rodriguez says.
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"There are definitely some names local art followers will recognize but also some fresh faces like Rockford who has crocheted a skateboard for this show and Haan who paints hyper-realistic images of bricks that are amazing that give a great indicator to the level of talent emerging here," Rodriguez adds.
The curator says Miami's Bert Rodriguez found himself strapped for exhibition space and created a site-specific piece for the show that effectively ironed out the kinks.
"Bert's solution was to come up with a work titled The Frost Art Museum (Detail), which is basically a magnifying glass attached to a bare wall you use to look at an amplified empty space. It is very tongue-in-cheek and the artist leaves you wondering whose tongue, whose cheek"?
See the South Florida Cultural Consortium exhibit this Wednesday through August 21 at the Frost Art Museum (10975 SW 17th Street, Miami). Admission is free. Call 305-348-2890 or visit thefrost.fiu.edu.Follow Cultist on Facebook and Twitter @CultistMiami