Miami Dade College announces the launch of the MDC Museum of Art + Design

New exhibitions by Jaimie Warren and Elena Sisto
From September 6 through November 2, 2012.

In the heart of Downtown Miami at Miami Dade College’s Freedom Tower, the MDC Museum of Art + Design kicks off its inaugural season at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 6 with two major exhibitions by Jaimie Warren and Elena Sisto. The opening reception, which features a special live performance by Jaimie Warren, also serves as the launch party for the newly renamed MDC Museum & Galleries of Art + Design and in support of Miami DDA’s DWNTWN Art Days. The opening and exhibitions are free and open to the public.

The WHOAS of Female Tragedy
Photographs by Jaimie Warren
September 7 – October 27, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 6, 7:00 p.m.
Artist Lecture: Saturday, October 20, 1:00 p.m.

The WHOAS of Female Tragedy features a history of 10 years of self-portraiture by photographer Jaimie Warren, as well as a new series of re-creations of photo-shopped collages created by anonymous users found on the Internet. The images reference both art historical paintings and visual pairings of pop culture icons. Warren collaborated with artist Lee Heinemann, who created custom makeup, props and masks. Warren is a curator, performance artist, photographer, and co-creator/co-director of the faux public access television show Whoop Dee Doo. She lives and works in Kansas City, Mo., and has exhibited at White Flag Projects, St. Louis; Smith-Stewart, New York; The Atlanta Center for Contemporary Art, Atlanta; Max Wigram, London; Showroom for Media and Moving Art, Rotterdam, NL; Getsumin, Osaka; Colette, Paris; and Higher Pictures, New York, among others. Her photography has been published in dozens of national and international publications.

Between Silver Light & Orange Shadow
Paintings by Elena Sisto
September 7 – November 2, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 6, 7:00 p.m.
Artist Talk: 1:00 p.m.

Between Silver Light & Orange Shadow, an exhibition of works by New York artist Elena Sisto, presents 28 paintings created over the past decade. Sisto teaches painting and drawing at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Her many years working with art students is deeply reflected in her most recent paintings, which look at women who are in the process of becoming artists. The young women in her paintings – many of them former students – are simultaneously interactive and introspective, reaching out to the viewer to look within.

Holding an impressive track record of important solo and group exhibitions, numerous residencies, workshops and grants, Sisto studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University and the New York Studio School.

Elena Sisto’s exhibition is presented in partnership with the University Galleries at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and Lori Bookstein Fine Art, NY.

MDC Museum of Art + Design
600 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
Ph: 305.237.7700
www.mdcmoad.org

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