June 8, 2017 – August 6, 2017
South Florida Cultural Consortium
Thursday, June 15th, 2017 | 7–9pm
Open to the public Admission: $10 Free for MOCA members & NoMi residents
The South Florida Cultural Consortium (SFCC) identifies, supports, and celebrates our regional artists, promoting the appreciation and production of arts in South Florida. In the United States, the SFCC is the largest government-sponsored grant program for artists living in the counties of Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach. Each year, hundreds of artists apply and this exhibition showcases the winners of this prestigious prize for the years 2014 and 2016.
Celebrating the breadth of artistic production from South Florida, this exhibition showcases the work of 25 individuals, whose works collectively embody the diverse culture of our region. Several of these artists engage with strategies of conceptual art, addressing themes about contemporary experiences in South Florida, such as technology and internet culture, notions of migration, local and mainstream cultures, or ideas of representation. Other artists make use of traditional techniques, such as painting, drawing and sculpture, providing exquisite forms, colors and shapes in abstract or representational works. Ranging from a diverse media, their works present creative voices conscious of the complex dynamics of today’s culture, as well as the desire to keep pushing the possibilities of human perception. Supporting artistic creation in a pivotal moment of an artist’s career, this exhibition celebrates the innovation and potential of these South Florida artists to continue their paths as expressive leaders of their generation.
–María Elena Ortiz, Curator
The SFCC Exhibition includes the work of artist listed below listed by the year they received the award.
Bhakti Baxter, Vanessa Diaz, Edouard Duval Carrié, Christy Gast, Richard LaBarbera, Alma Leiva, Lucas Leyva, Anja Marais, Jillian Mayer, Jon McInstosh, Ben Morey, Mumbi O’Brien and Odalis Valdivieso.
Anthony Anaya, Kevin Arrow, Madeleine Denaro, Cara Despain, TD Gillispie, Deborah Goldman, Marlon Johnson, Natalia Laskis, Pepe Mar, Charo Oquet, Sri Prabha and Kenny Riches.