New on the South Florida visual arts scene in the coming week are the opening of a solo show by painter Ryan Sullivan, a Bal Harbour Shops exhibition of experimental fashion and a lecture by author-educator David A. Ross on the need to reimagine art education.
▪ The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami invites the public to opening night of Ryan Sullivan’s exhibition April 16 at 7 p.m. This is the 31-year-old painter’s first institutional solo show, and his new large-scale paintings will be on view through Aug. 9. Admission to the event is free, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka will provide complimentary beverages. The museum is at 4040 NE Second Ave., Miami. Call 305-901-5272 or visit www.icamiami.org.
▪ London-based curator Judith Clark unveiled Fashion Project, an experimental cultural space on the third level of the Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. In Clark’s exhibit, dubbed FP01, examples of experimentation in fashion over the past century are showcased in displays as disparate as a 1913 Ballet Russes’ costume and a 1999 futuristic remote-control dress by Hussein Chalayan. This is Clark’s first American project, and it will be on view through May 21 with a series of accompanying public programs in April The space is open noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information and a complete schedule of events, call 786-245-2200 or visit www.balharbourshops.com/fashionproject.
▪ Artworks by Miami-based painters John Sanchez and Jean-Paul Mallozzi are on view in an exhibit titled Innerscapes and Landscapes at Sirona Fine Art, 600 Silks Run, #1240, Hallandale Beach, through May 10. For more information, call 954-454-9494 or visit www.sironafineart.com.
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▪ Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) announced the acquisition of three new works for the permanent collection by African-American artists Terry Adkins, Ed Clark and Leslie Hewitt at a reception for the PAMM Fund for African-American Art. The artworks utilize sculpture, painting and photography, and the artists explore art and materiality, history and the African Diaspora. For more information, call 305-375-3000 or visit www.pamm.org.
▪ Renowned lecturer, educator and author David A. Ross of New York’s School of Visual Arts will speak at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale at 2 p.m. April 18 in the museum’s Horvitz Auditorium, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd. Ross will discuss the need to reimagine art education based on the notion that the true history of art is the history of the purpose of art. The lecture marks the inaugural event for the musuem’s The Art of Teaching Art conference in the fall. The talk is included with museum admission and free for teachers with educator ID. For more information, call 954-262-0204 or visit www.nsuartmuseum.org.
▪ New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA), a contemporary art fair for emerging or underexposed art, has announced a move to the Fontainebleau Miami Beach for its 13th edition Dec. 3- 5, after six years at the Deauville Beach Resort in North Beach. To book a room in the NADA Miami Beach room block, go to https://aws.passkey.com/g/50515787. For more about NADA, call 212-594-0883 or visit www.newartdealers.org.