Accessible Art: Spinello Projects unveils Farley Aguilar show and 'Zionismus' opens with the Consul General of Germany at MDC

Courtesy Spinello Projects

Farley Aguilar’s Invisible Country

Spinello Projects presents the gallery’s third solo exhibition by artist Farley Aguilar at 7221 NW 2nd Ave., Miami. Invisible Country is inspired by the writings of Italo Calvino; whose 1972 work Invisible Cities was a catalyst for contemporary surrealism and postmodernism. Auguilar sources the characters for his paintings from antique photographs in the style of prearranged group portraits depicting haunted faces. The exhibit is on view through March 9. For more information, email info@spinelloprojects.com or visit spinelloprojects.com

New at CCE

In Harmony, an exhibition by Spanish artist Fernando Cuétara, a series of five works that allow the canvases to express themselves through creases and folds. These represent a space of possibilities with an infinite path. The opening reception for Harmony is 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 at Centro Cultural Español, 1490 Biscayne Blvd, Miami. It’s free and open to the public. The show is on view 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday to Friday through Feb. 27. Call the CCEMiami at 305-448-9677 or visit ccemiami.org for more information.

German Roots of Zionism

Miami Dade College North Campus presents a special lecture from the Consul General of Germany Jürgen Borsch, along with an art exhibition titled, Zionismus: The German Roots of Zionism on Thursday, Feb. 4. The lecture starts at 8:30 a.m. at the MDC North Campus, Room 2158. The opening reception for the exhibit is in the campus library from 10 to 11 a.m. Consul General Borsch will discuss the origins of Zionism among Jews in cities like Vienna and Berlin, where they enjoyed unprecedented rights and prosperity in the late 19th century. The art exhibit recounts the birth of Zionist thought in the same time period, and showcases how the diverse and contested dreams of a Jewish homeland took shape in German-speaking Jewish communities. Free and open to the public. For more information, call the New Student Center at 305-237-1149.  

New at Williams McCall

The Williams McCall Gallery is spotlighting local artist Madeliene Abling’s new oil paintings through Feb. 17 at 110 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. For more, call the gallery at 786-359-4321 or visit williamsmccallgallery.com

Recent Departure

ArtCenter/South Florida’s artistic director Susan Caraballo has stepped down to work independently as a curator and teacher. She will continue to collaborate with the organization on several projects. The opening reception for The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be, her next curatorial endeavor, is 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17 at the ArtCenter’s Project 924, 924 Lincoln Rd., second floor, Miami Beach. The exhibit features provocative works by Octavio Abúndez, Ananké Asseff, Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker, Rosa Naday Garmendia, Gisela Motta & Leandro Lima, Stephanie Syjuco and Antonia Wright.

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