Visual Arts

Fashion Project refocuses perspective in its second exhibition

Purvis Young’s ‘Big Head’ is on display in Miami Dade College’s Martine and Pat Fine Center for the Arts.
Purvis Young’s ‘Big Head’ is on display in Miami Dade College’s Martine and Pat Fine Center for the Arts. Purvis Young

In news from the region’s visual arts world, Fashion Project opens the second phase of its exhibition series; works by photographer Jose Regalado and artists Timothy Leistner, Michael D. Harris, Purvis Young and Joey Goldman are on display; the Boca Raton Museum of Art changes the rules for its all-Florida art competition; and a new Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts grad from Miami will get to travel.

▪ Fashion Project, an experimental space dedicated to fashion’s relationship with culture, will unveil the second phase of its installation/exhibition series on May 28. “FP02: Morphing” by organizer Judith Clark explores how the same objects on view in the first show can tell different stories within alternate displays. A preview is scheduled for Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. Fashion Project launched at Bal Harbour Shops (Level 3) in April and is open to the public from noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, contact 786-245-2200, email or visit Bal Harbour Shops is located at 9700 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.

▪ Works by award-winning Miami photographer Jose Regalado are on view at The Gallery @ CGAF. Regalado’s underwater photography in “My World Underwater” offers a reflective and unique view of nearby aquatic environments in the form of images printed on stainless steel. Produced by the Coconut Grove Arts & Historical Association, the gallery presents regular exhibitions by emerging and established artists working in varied mediums. The show is on view through June 6, when a closing reception will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. The Coconut Grove Arts Festival Gallery is located at 3390 Mary St., Miami. For more information, visit

▪ The Miramar Cultural Trust presents “Spring H20” by local artists Timothy Leistner and Michael D. Harris at the Ansin Family Art Gallery, Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Pl., through May 30. In the exhibit, Leistner unveils luminous water media paintings, both watercolors on paper and acrylics on canvas, which center on the theme of nature’s cultivations. Harris displays his “Waterway” series in which he transforms satellite mapping data from Florida’s various water systems into three-dimensional wood sculptures. For information, call 954-602-4536 or visit

▪ The annual all-Florida juried art competition for Florida-based artists at the Boca Raton Museum of Art will no longer accept submissions. Participants in the 65th edition of the competition will be selected by a panel of nationally recognized Florida-based artists, along with the museum’s executive director and curatorial department, in a new invitational format. The five artists in the selection committee include Miami’s own Edouard Duval-Carrié, Elisabeth Condon, Christopher Harris, Carol Prusa and Sergio Vega. Their selections will be announced on Jan. 15. For more information, visit

▪ Kendall Gallery at Miami Dade College’s Martin and Pat Fine Center for the Arts is showing a collection of works by Purvis Young (1943 – 2010) donated to the MDC Permanent Collection by Miami architect Richard Levine. The exhibition is free and open to the public through Aug. 28. The gallery is at 11011 SW 104th St., Miami; call 305-237-7700 or visit

▪ Joey Goldman, son of late Wynwood developer Tony Goldman, is painting with acrylic and glitter under the pseudonym “Gold Man.” His galactic-themed collection titled “Stardust” reflects his creative awakening and echoes the world’s constant state of change. To see his work, go to Avant Gallery in the Epic Hotel, 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami; call 786-220-8600 or visit

▪ The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts named Chelsea Dombroskie (BFA ’15) of Miami this year’s recipient of the Richard C. von Hess Memorial Travel Scholarship, a prestigious one-year, full-tuition and travel scholarship for a third- or fourth-year student. Her award-winning work is included in the 114th annual Student Exhibition on view through June 5 in the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, 128 N. Broad St., Philadelphia. For more information, visit

Galena Mosovich