MSA-X 2019 coverage of The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU (Miami)

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MSA-X 2019 coverage of The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU (Miami)

Spheres of Meaning An Exhibition of Artists' Books, Frost Art Museum FIU, 2019

Spheres of Meaning

An Exhibition of Artists' Books

Spheres of Meaning: An Exhibition of Artists' Books presents a range of artists' books from manipulated texts to new narrative forms and books presented
as sculpture. These “spheres” present philosophical inquiries, personal reflections, and ruminations on complex and often related notions such as nurture and nature. Moreover, this exhibition celebrates the rich and varied talent of artists living in Miami or artists who once called the city home, but whose books remain tied to the cultural fabric of this dynamic place.

The exhibition includes works by Margarita Cano, Lydia Rubio, Diego Gutierrez, Purvis Young, Carlos Maciá, Jeannette Stargala, Rosemarie Chiarlone, Lisa Haque, Rafael Domenech, Donna Ruff, and Carol Todaro, among others. At times delicate and intuitive, artists' books inspire close-looking. For some of the artists in the exhibition, making books is a primary creative form, while for others, artists' books serve as one of many media in which they engage. The books on view present eclectic interpretations of the book from the ethereal to the deconstructed and poignant reflections on autobiographical experiences.

This exhibition was made possible in part through the generous support of Oolite Arts.

Curated By:
Amy Galpin, Ph.D., Chief Curator

On View:
Saturday, June 8, 2019 — Sunday, August 25, 2019
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The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum’s mission is to provide transformative experiences through art; collect, exhibit, and interpret art across cultures; and advance FIU’s stature as a top tier research university.

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