Water and Fire: Two Disparate Artists Soak and Scorch Senses at Frost
Magdalena Fernández's video installation, 2iPM009, recreates a kinetic rainstorm that engulfs unsuspecting spectators with the movement of light and the simulation of a torrential downpour. The haunting aural component of Fernandez's immersive installation, was created by the Perpetuum Jazzile choir, whose artistic director conducted them to snap their fingers, clap their hands on their knees, and jump on the floorboards at different moments to create the sound of rain
In "The Fire Next Time," Humberto Calzada, best known for his nostalgic, architectural paintings of Cuba freighted with the psychological drama of exile, tackles the destructive and regenerative properties of fire for his scorching exhibit.
|Magdalena Fernandez 2iPM009|
Damien says that for his part Calzada unveils a departure from past work that might surprise those familiar with his oeuvre.
|The Fire Next Time, Tower 1|
See "2iPM009," The Fire Next Time," through January 8, 2012 at the Frost Art Museum (10975 SW 17th St., Miami). Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Free to the public. Call 305-348-2890 or visit thefrost.fiu.edu.Follow Cultist on Facebook and Twitter @CultistMiami.