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In the Butterfly Rooms
Current & Upcoming Events:April 13 – May 29
Tree Huggers and Nests: The Art of Evelyn Politzer
More than a cultural event, this exhibition is a call to action showing the need to defend and create measures to protect the planet’s natural reserves, particularly the Everglades in Florida. Evelyn Politzer’s work pays an homage to the Everglades. The use of organic materials produces changes or mutations, that gradually blend within nature, making the viewer aware of the beauty of our environment.
Both exhibitions take place outdoors in the Garden. In assembling the tree branches for the nests and drawing together lines of threads and wool, Evelyn, like a storyteller, creates a narrative of disappearance and survival. Each Nest tells the story of an endangered bird, and each Tree Hugger is a call for unity, action and transformation.
The use of colors, form, space, as well as the use of various materials in the work of Evelyn Politzer, shows how fully aware the artist is of art’s social responsibility. Preservation is the only way to recover what is still left, therefore the artist offers us an ethical reflection and a utopian model about the possibilities of dialogue between humans and nature.
April 19 – May 29
Native Orchids of South Florida: The Photography of Drew Mullin
Florida is home to 106 native species of orchids, of which 77 are considered either endangered or threatened by the State of Florida due to habitat destruction and poaching.This exhibition by the Garden’s Orchid Specialist and Photographer Drew Mullin is a collection of photos taken in various parts of the everglades over the last 15 years, and brings awareness to these threatened orchids by showcasing their beauty in their natural habitat.
In celebration of Earth Month, the Garden is delighted to host such a meaningful and optimistic survey through photographs that are works of art on their own.
Past Events:March 2 – April 3, 2022Five Contemporary Quilt ArtistsJoin us as we explore quilting, a centuries-old form of expression typically practiced by women, presented with a fresh, contemporary sensibility.This exhibition features the quilts of five artists: Kristin Beck, Susan DiBartolo, Isabella Elias, Deborah Krajkowski and Charlotte Noll, and represents their individual artistic styles.While previous generations of women made quilts as functional products (often blankets utilizing leftover scraps of fabric), quilting has over time evolved into a highly regarded art form. Quilting illustrates that art needs no “pedigree” as it is innately embedded in our souls awaiting the inspiration for it to take form.
February 10, 2022 – February 22, 2022I Was Born in the Spring: The Paintings of Jenny PerezJenny Perez is a Caribbean-American painter and visual artist based in Miami, Florida. With over a decade of experience, Perez’s work spans a wide variety of projects. She began her career as an apprentice under internationally-recognized painters and then became inspired to explore her own voice as an artist. Early in her development she quickly became one of the pioneering artists fueling the rise of Miami’s street art movement. As a self-taught painter Jenny immersed herself in a disciplined studio practice exploring abstract expressionism with notes of pop art, eventually translating her paintings onto walls and most recently into monumental three-dimensional public sculptures. Throughout her career, Perez has been invited to be a part of various group and solo exhibitions around the world, has worked with several nonprofit organizations in support of efforts she is most passionate about, and has been featured in global campaign collaborations for notable brands.
December 9, 2021 – January 30, 2022Aurelio Márquez: Hortus ConclususAurelio Márquez (born in Camagüey, Cuba) is a painter who lives and works in Miami Beach, Florida. A life-long artist, Márquez began studying drawing in his early teens. In the 1980’s he moved from Cuba to Canada to study graphic design. He earned a Bachelor of Art from the Graphic Design Program at George Brown College in Toronto in 1990, receiving the Dean’s Award. As a designer, he received First Prize and Honorable Mention at the Cuban National Exhibition of Graphic Advertising, in Santiago de Cuba and First Prize at the First Graphic Design Triennial, in Havana, Cuba. All the while, he never abandoned his love of fine art. In 2006 he relocated to Miami Beach where he now focuses on painting. However, his design background is evident in the purpose and precision of his balanced compositions.As an artist, Márquez works in charcoal and acrylics on loose canvas. His paintings are often large-format diptychs and triptychs informed by his process. Working on natural canvas results in a soft, flowing effect, while the ease of acrylic allows him to achieve a tactile appeal. His paintings have a note of Romanticism and are inspired by his emotions, memories, and the poems he reads daily. His solo exhibition positions his paintings as a garden inside the garden and points to art-making in a time of isolation.October 8 – November 21
Paul Clemence: Garden MeditionsInspired by Claude Monet’s masterful ability to capture the atmospheric quality of a place and his groundbreaking compositional experiments, “Paul Clemence: Garden Meditations” will invite the viewers to immerse themselves in the balancing qualities found in a garden, that more-than-ever needed moment of tranquility. In Monet’s words, moments of a “peaceful refuge.” Paul Clemence is an American-Brazilian visual artist working mainly in photography and video. Educated as an architect, his photography explores the subjective ways we relate to the built and natural environment, creating expressive images that are often informed by unique (and natural) light moments, thus giving the work a temporal experience character. His artwork has been featured at Venice Biennale, ArtBasel/Design Miami, Fuori Salone Milan, NYCxDesign, WantedDesign, and galleries and film festivals worldwide, and is in many private and public collections.August 19 – October 7, 2021Alexander Peters: In the Waking HourAlexander Peters, a resident of Miami Beach and principal dancer with the Miami City Ballet presents his first solo art exhibition, In the Waking Hour, at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. His foray into painting coincided with the departure of his husband to attend medical school in Philadelphia. Looking for a way to pass time in these newfound periods of solitude, he took up painting which filled a void and provided a new sense of artistic sustenance. Inspired by color and the materials at hand, Peters’ work develops over time, allowing the mediums to naturally create shapes, forms and textures through the layering of paint. Peters concedes that In the Waking Hour is entirely open to interpretation, but the title finds some correlation to where and when the work was created: his hybrid studio space and bedroom. In this environment, the first and last things he sees each day are the works-in-progress, almost like the sleep in between is where the work truly manifests.June 24 – August 15, 2021
Inna Malostovker: Little Lizard Love
Lizard Love is a photography exhibit by the Miami-based artist Inna Malostovker. Her interest in lizards started when she first took a close-up portrait and was able to see their unique charm which led to years of following these little critters and documenting their world. They are fun to observe, and Inna wants to show the beauty of these fascinating creatures with her photographs. Prints and coloring book are available for purchase.