AUTUMN CASEY @ GIRLS CLUB | FT. LAUDERDALE THIS SUNDAY

AUTUMN111TM Sisters delve into the mind and the far reaches of the universe for Girls’ Club exhibition “I Think It’s In My Head”

Opening Reception: Sun, Nov 10, 5-8pm
Hours: Wed – Fri, 1-5pm, other times by appointment

Art Basel Miami Beach hours: Dec 4 – 8, Wed-Sun, 9am-1pm
ABMB Artist and Curator Brunch: Sun, Dec. 8, 9am-1pm
On view through September 26, 2014

October 8, 2013 – For its 2013-2014 exhibition, Girls’ Club engaged Miami artist team TM Sisters (sisters Monica and Natasha Lopez de Victoria) to collaborate with the collection of contemporary art by women owned by Fort Lauderdale collectors Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz. After viewing works in the collection, the TM Sisters, who themselves create and perform works in a wide range of media, have selected pieces that exerted a powerful attraction, suggesting mysterious energies at play. Paintings, drawings, prints, video and sculpture works have been chosen for their vivid metaphysics: figures in phases of transformation and metamorphosis, supernatural mysteries, telepathic communication, and explosions of psychic power. In addition to the works themselves, the gallery environment for I think it’s in my head will use lighting and color to set an esoteric mood. Specially commissioned works by local artists include video by Jiae Hwang, 16mm film projection by Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez and installation/performance interactions by Autumn Casey that will take place  throughout the yearlong exhibition. Special programming aimed at expanding consciousness around art and expanded mental awareness will complement the exhibition.

The exhibition title I think it’s in my head, derives from a neon sculpture by British artist Tracey Emin in the collection. Works in all media have been chosen and include internationally renowned artists Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer, Ana Mendieta, Beverly Semmes, Lorna Simpson and Catherine Opie. South Florida artists include Harumi Abe, Jen Stark, Samantha Salzinger and more.

Graphic and book designer Augusto Mendoza, of Book are Nice, will design the catalog and announcements for the exhibition. Texts for the catalog will be contributed by TM Sisters, by Claire Evans, lead singer of the band Yacht and by Girls’ Club writer-in-residence Vanessa Garcia.

I think it’s in my head opens Sunday, November 10, 2013, 5-8pm at a special twilight event.

Online:

Blog Series: 12 Women Lean Out of the Box and Out on a Limb
Responding to the contemporary feminist conversation, writer-in-residence Vanessa Garcia teams up with Girls’ Club staff and interns to create a series of blog posts engaging 12 successful women in South Florida.

Events:

Friday, Nov 22, 2013, 7-9pm
Theatrical Exquisite Corpse: A Night of Experiential Theatre
In collaboration with writer-in-residence Vanessa Garcia, Girls’ Club presents an experimental night of theatre that draws from the surrealist tradition of the exquisite corpse.  A multi-disciplinary feast for the eyes and head, Theatrical Exquisite Corpse includes dance, performance art, and more traditional forms of theatre inspired by “I think it’s in my head.” This is art your meant to live through, not just look at. Collaborators include writers Vanessa Garcia, Christina Frigo, multi-disciplinary artist Patricia Margarita Hernandez, choreographer Ivonne Batanero, and director Nicole Stodard, artistic director at Thinking Cap Theatre, a Fort Lauderdale based experimental theatre.

Thursday – Sunday, Dec 5-8, 2013, various times
Sometimes your things are my things (The Great Exchange)
Pulse Art Fair, Ice Palace Studios, Miami
In conjunction with I think it’s in my head, Girls’ Club will present a site –specific installation and interactive performance at PULSE Art Fair featuring the work of Miami based artist Kerry Phillips. Phillips’ project invites the public to engage in an experiment in bartering and collecting. Check www.pulse-art.com/miami/visitors for visitor details and open hours.

Sunday, Dec 8, 2013, 9am-1pm
ABMB Artist and Curator Brunch at Girls’ Club
The public is invited to visit I think it’s in my head with curators Tasha and Monica Lopez de Victoria and artists while enjoying light refreshments and Sunday brunch.

Thursday, January 30, 2014
New Moon Experience $10 suggested donation
In order to take advantage of the propitious effect of monthly new moons on creative endeavors, Girls’ Club presents a series of workshops in yoga, meditation and creative alternative practices held on or near select new moons throughout the 2014 calendar year in conjunction with the exhibition I think it’s in my head. Other new moon dates to be announced. Check girlsclubcollection.org for more info.

Friday/Saturday, Jan 17/18, 2014, 7-9pm
Look at How You’re Looking at Me When I’m Telling You This, performance and workshop at Girls’ Club
Broward-based artist and choreographer Jenny Larsson enlists six non-dancers who will perform investigations into pedestrian movement. Performance followed by a wine reception and Q&A with the choreographer. A 2-hour Saturday workshop extends the experience with discussion about what modern dance is, who can dance, who enjoys experimental dance and how audience interaction affects the experience. Participants will move, draw, sketch, talk and develop improvisational choreography with guest artist Jenny Larsson.

Saturday, Feb 1, 2014, 5-9pm
Third Avenue Annual ArtWalk
Each year, Girls’ Club and the studios of the Third Avenue Art District in Fort Lauderdale open their private spaces of creation to the public.

Spring 2014
Artists in Action! at Girls’ Club
Four local female artists from I think it’s in my head will present talks and demonstrations on Friday evenings in Spring 2014. Jiae Hwang, Adrienne Rose Gionta, Harumi Abe and Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez will share their inspirations, their creative processes and career trajectories with the public, free of charge. This program, in its fifth year, always sparks lively discussion. At each event, Girls’ Club will present a limited edition affordable artist multiple for sale.

About Girls’ Club
Founded in 2006 by artist Francie Bishop Good and her husband David Horvitz, Girls’ Club is a 501(c)3 foundation and alternative space, the only private collection in the world dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art by women. Cutting edge works in painting, drawing, photography and video are presented in curated, thematic exhibitions which also include works loaned from other collectors, and from galleries and artists. Artists represented in the Good/Horvitz collection are a diverse body of women – and some men – representing many ethnicities and nationalities. Girls’ Club’s facility is a dynamic, multi-functional building created by award-winning designer Margi Nothard of Glavovic Studio in Fort Lauderdale.

Girls’ Club’s mission is to educate the public, nurture the careers of female artists, and to serve as a resource for art students and scholars, curators, and practicing artists. A special commitment is made to expose the work of local artists to a broader national and international audience. Girls’ Club’s website features a working online artist database with biographical information and relevant web links on artists in the collection, facilitating further study on the works and careers of contemporary women artists. Web projects by artists, interviews and texts by writers and a blog extends the presence of Girls’ Club onto the worldwide web.

Girls’ Club is also committed to changing the lives of individuals in Broward County, and our programming reflects the special needs of women and girls. Girls’ Club offers specialized workshops and activities in a variety of media for artists of all levels and abilities, and for children and families.

More information at www.girlsclubcollection.org.

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