Exhibition Review: A Thread of Execution

The artist-run space Dimensions Variable presents an intimate and engaging group exhibition in their third-floor location at the downtown Miami Dade College campus. A Thread of Execution, on view through December 29th, features eleven works by eleven artists who employ textile and process in conceptually complex forms.

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Innovations in Alternative Art Education: An Interview with Nat Soti of Chicago Art Department

Nat Soti, like most artists and creators, has serious multi-tasking skills. Nat is a co-founder of the Chicago Art Department, the principal of the design and media production company Zero One Projects, a practicing visual artist and a musician.

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Textiles, Equality and Gallery Practices: A Conversation with Bernice Steinbaum

Bernice Steinbaum will undoubtedly be remembered for being the only New York art dealer in the '80s who represented a roster of artists containing 50% women and 30% minorities. She describes art world gender and racial inequality as her motive for abandoning her career as an art historian and professor to become a gallerist. Steinbaum develops close familial relationships with her artists, where she provides tough yet loving support conducive to creativity. 

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Resonance and the Dissolution of Space: A Conversation with Carol Prusa

Carol Prusa creates labor-intensive and stunningly detailed works of art in her Boca Raton home studio. To view her work is to glimpse the breathtaking expanse of the cosmos, rendered in ethereal monochromatic silvers, grays, whites and blacks.  Time slows when viewing Prusa’s work where rhythmic silverpoint hatching gives way to vast, fluid expanses of space, ocean and intestine. Her work is an otherworldly siren that mesmerizes, seduces—even pulsates.

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Cell Phone Towers, Swamps and Woolly Mammoths: A Conversation with Jill Lavetsky

It’s tempting to write that visual artist Jill Lavetsky sleeps in a partially buried room in the ground—that the roof of her bedroom is carpeted with vines and lilies in bloom, that this oddly rustic suburban situation somehow summarizes her life as an unconventional artist. One might even write that her sinkhole of a bedroom serves as a metaphor for her moody graphite drawings; but, that would miss the mark.

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