Accessible Art: Henrietta Harris exhibits at Robert Fontaine Gallery and ICA, Miami unveils Guccivuitton group show

The Hum by Henrietta Harris

Robert Fontaine Gallery in Wynwood is showcasing new works by Auckland, New Zealand-based artist Henrietta Harris in a solo show titled, “The Hum.” Harris uses watercolor to produce “photoreal” portraits of somber subjects with a transitional flux. This is Harris’ first exhibition in Miami and her work is on view through May 17 at 2349 NW 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-397-8530 or robertfontainegallery.com

Guccivuitton at ICA

Guccivuitton, an artist-run gallery based in Miami, is exhibiting at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (4040 NE 2nd Ave.) from Thursday, May 14 through Sept. 25. The group show expresses the gallery’s interests in challenging the notions of authorship, the traditional role of the artist, and the value give to institutions. Within ICA Miami’s Atrium Gallery, the artists are creating a four-story salesroom with customized storage racks, designed in collaboration with Jonathan Gonzalez, principal of the design firm Office GA. The opening reception starts at 8 p.m. on May 14 and is followed by an after-party at 10 p.m. at the Miami Music club, 91 NE 40th St., Miami, featuring music by Primitive Languages. Admission is free. For more, visit icamiami.org or call 305-901-5272. 

Miami History

Two Miami historians—Arva Moore Parks and Howard Kleinberg— will discuss Miami’s first newspaper “The Miami Metropolis” on Friday, May 15 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Downtown Arts + Science Salon (DASS) at CU-1 Gallery, 117 NE 1st Ave., Miami. The date marks the anniversary of the newspaper’s debut on May 15, 1896— a few months before Miami was incorporated. For more information, call 786-709-9390 or visit dassmiami.com

Medina at Tufts

Miami-based artist Santiago Medina’s sculpture titled, “Infinity,” has been accepted into the permanent collection of the Tisch Library at Tufts University in Greater Boston, MA. The sculpture is inspired by the infinite number of ways to look for knowledge and the importance of schools that help students pursue answers. The sculpture is made of polished Italian stainless steel and stands 24 inches in height by 12 x 10 inches. Tufts will officially receive Medina’s work at an unveiling ceremony on Friday, May 15. For more information about the artist, visit medinafineart.com

ArtTuesdays

ArtTuesdays/Miami presents an open forum focused on the current state of Miami’s arts community. The group will accept questions and opinions from the audience in what should be a lively dialogue at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, on Tuesday, May 12. Happy hour and networking begins at 6 p.m. followed by a discussion from 7 – 8 p.m. Live streaming of the event is available at uainmedia.com. To RSVP, email arttuesdaysmiami@gmail.com

New at the Bakehouse

Two new exhibitions are on view at the Bakehouse Art Complex in Wynwood. “Rocking, gently” by Andres Martinez and Gerbi Tserarskaia explores traditional stability through drastically different practices. The show, curated by Jacqueline Falcone, is on view in the Audrey Love Gallery through June 24. In the Swenson Gallery, Mike Rivamonte’s “Joyride: the journey from sculpture to children’s book,” an overview of the artist’s six-year effort to create “Mary and Otto in Joyride.” The original sculpture and sketches that inspired the artist to create the book are on view alongside thumbnails and final paintings. The Bakehouse Art Complex is located at 561 NW 32nd Ave., Miami. For more, call 305-576-2828 or visit bacfl.org

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