February 20 – May 3: Arrhythmic Suite by Odalis Valdivieso
Arrhythmic Suite unites four bodies of work: fifty inks on paper, six watercolors, six photocopies, and two c-prints. It was conceived by Odalis Valdivieso’s month-long residency in Berlin, Germany in the summer of 2014 establishing a dialog between a sense of place and her own practice, with place serving as a catalyst for the formation of investigation.
Odalis Valdivieso was born in Caracas, Venezuela. She is the recipient of the 2004 and 2014 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship as well as various Miami-Dade Community Grants, has been featured in such exhibitions as The Sinking Parenthesis, Central Fine, Miami; This is not a Museum, Centro Cultural Español, Miami; Paper Folding, Alejandra von Hartz Gallery and Dimensions Variable, Miami; Grid’s World, Locusts Projects, Miami, among others. Valdivieso has created or contributed to community-engaged projects such as Fall Semester, Talking Head Transmitters and The Nightclub.
February 21 – April 26: History of (In) Curiosity by Susan Lee-Chun
Raised in Chicago, now residing in Miami, Susan Lee-Chun’s recent work takes an archaeological approach to explore themes of mapping and excavation of an unknown land. Her sculptural installations and photographs represent an excavation of a terrain, and the curiosity of origin and meaning through the discovery of artifacts. The extraction and display of these artifacts (and ideas) deeply buried in the sculptural terrain, portray a surface interest and yearning to find a link to a history of what they mean or meant to a time or people.
Susan Lee-Chun obtained her BFA from the Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and MA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited and performed widely in the U.S. and abroad, including at the Herning Kunstmuseum (Denmark), Vienna Biennale (2006), Pacific Asia Museum (L.A.), The Moore Space, David Castillo Gallery, and Museum of Contemporary Art (Miami).
*Previews are reserved for MOA+D members, invited guests and MDC/NWSA students. The general public is invited to attend with a $5 donation to the museum.
About MDC Museum of Art + Design
MDC Museum of Art + Design (MOA+D) is Miami Dade College’s flagship institution dedicated to the presentation and exhibition of visual art and design, housed at the National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College in Downtown Miami. The mission of the Museum is to promote the appreciation and understanding of art and its role in society through direct engagement with original works of art from within the College’s extensive permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Furthermore, the Museum presents year-round lectures, symposiums and art related events to expose, educate and engage the greater public through related creative processes.
Dates & Hours:
Director’s Preview Odalis Valdivieso. Arrythmic Suite. and Susan Lee-Chun. History of (In) Curiosity. Director’s Preview Thursday, February 19, 6 – 8 pm
BAZAAR BAR & Pop Up Shop!
Saturday, Feb. 21, noon – 8 p.m.
Museum Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Open until 8 p.m. every
third Saturday of the month. FREE Admission and private tours are available.