On View: Tal Amitai-Lavi, Tal Frank | Juan Ledesma | Victoria Ravelo
Fri Jun 11 2021 at 11:00 am to Sat Jul 31 2021 at 04:30 pmUTC-04:00
Locust Projects | Miami, FL
About this Event
View new large-scale installation by Israel-based artist Tal Amitai-Lavi and Mexico City-based artist Tal Frank, site-specific video installation by Miami-based artist Juan Ledesma, and an evolving interactive project by Victoria Ravelo.
Exhibitions are on view June 11-August 7, 2021, Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11am-5pm. Appointments are optional, walk-ins are welcome; visitors are required to wear a facial covering and are subject to a contactless temperature screening upon entry; entrance may be denied for noncompliance.
Tal Amitai-Lavi and Tal Frank: Homeline
Israel-based artist Tal Amitai-Lavi and Mexico City-based artist Tal Frank’s site-specific installation at Locust Projects, Homeline, is inspired by the architectural structure of the Main Gallery. The project is composed of three domestic elements created out of unexpectedly weightless materials, including light and delicately-installed nylon strings: a window that separates the space, a projected carpet, and a slowly flowing curtain. These objects generate a succinct, close-knit architectural-sculptural setting in black and white. The installation explores reflections, inversions, illusions, and space disruptions and creates an illusionistic, dreamlike environment and confronts viewers with their perception and senses. The installation marks the artists' first collaboration on a large-scale installation and first collaborative exhibition in Miami.
Juan Ledesma: The Rhythm of Speech
Rhythm of Speech is a new site-specific experimental audiovisual installation by Miami-based artist and musician Juan Ledesma. Ledesma’s first solo presentation draws connections between diverse musical traditions and our collective lived experiences by exploring the musical potential of spoken accents. Although accents are commonly considered linguistic indicators of nationality, cultural upbringing, or socio-economic background, Ledesma aims to reframe language as a collective repository of sounds that can be used towards creative musical compositions.
LAB MFA Victoria Ravelo: Hidden in Plain View
Victoria Ravelo, MFA candidate at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University, is the seventh MFA degree-seeking student featured in Locust Projects’ LAB MFA open call. Ravelo will be in residence for the month of June, during which time she will transform the project space into a working laboratory in which she will create sugar sculptures daily using a hard candy recipe and invite the community to collaborate by donating and embedding materials that have personal significance. The finished installation will be on view July 1-August 7, 2021.
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Where is it happening?Locust Projects, 3852 North Miami Avenue, Miami, United States