Andrew Levitas: Metalwork Playground, the artist’s first solo exhibition in Miami. Levitas, known for his meticulously handcrafted photo-sculptures developed through his patented/trademarked process Metalwork Photography®, has produced a new body of work consisting of recreational playground equipment. Driven by the desire to express his inner vision in a highly personalized medium, Levitas encourages dialogue on the most pressing concerns of our times: dramatic shifts in America’s political and economic strength, technology and our quest for simplicity, and the rapid depletion of wilderness.
See more images from the opening reception of Andrew Levita's Metalwork Playground exhibition at BLUESHIFT MIAMI located in the heart of Wynwood.
Photography credit: Sergi Alexander / Getty Images
In the Blueshift Project’s brochure for Made in New York, a group show featuring eight New York artists and curated by Robert Dimin, an effort is made to express that the works on view are separate from the “noise” that results from the contemporary art fairs that swarm Miami each December. I visited the gallery on a quiet day soon after the show’s opening and was led through it by co-director Sofia Bastidas and manager Ana Clara Silva. Each had interesting insights to share about the overall concept of the grouping, which brings together many works that address the human and animal body and—although made in New York—issues close to home in Miami.
"Made in New York showcases subtle yet consequential explorations in content and media that are worth a closer look," says Robert Dimin. "The goal of this exhibition is to contribute to the diverse conversation taking place today regarding the significance of sculpture as the dominant medium for art-making."
Recién abrió sus puertas un nuevo espacio galerístico en Miami. Su nombre: Blueshift Project; su localización: Wynwood. La apertura ha ocurrido por todo lo alto, con una muestra cuyas obras ostentan calidad de museo. Me refiero a Made in New York, exposición colectiva que agrupa obras de ocho artistas neoyorquinos, en todos los casos desde un interés común: explorar las posibilidades expresivas de la tridimensionalidad, del arte escultórico e instalativo.
Miami, FL – February 11, 2015 – “Made in New York,” an exhibition focusing on trends in contemporary sculpture by a group of “under 40” artists, who live and work in New York, inaugurated Miami’s latest gallery, Blueshift Project during an exclusive preview. Curated by Robert Dimin, “Made in New York” includes work by Genesis Belanger, David Brooks, Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw, Caitlin Cherry, Nick Doyle, Irini Miga, and Dana Sherwood. “Made in New York’ showcases subtle yet consequential explorations in content and media that are worth a closer look,” says curator Robert Dimin. “The goal of this exhibition is to contribute to the diverse conversation taking place today regarding the significance of sculpture as the dominant medium for art making.” The high quality of construction, building, and making that is evident in all the sculpture is one of the undercurrents of the show. Blueshift Project represents and promotes work by a diverse group of critically acclaimed local and international artists.