If you are in Miami tonight I would try to check out this opening of Noah Sheldon's"Miami, Miami" at the Bas Fisher Invitational. I'm looking forward to seeing picture of the show online. Hopefully I'll be down in Miami before the show comes down in May to see it for myself. I'm interested to see this New York based artist's take on Miami's landscape.
March 13, 2010 - May 2009
Please join us for the opening of Noah Sheldon's exhibition "Miami, Miami" at the BFI on Saturday March 13, 2010 from 7-10 pm
"Mr. Sheldon...is skilled at separating beauty from the material world while reminding
us that it is just about everywhere. He makes his quietly ecstatic art out of almost
nothing, or, more accurately, several almost-nothings, carefully juxtaposed"
Roberta Smith, The New York Times, March 22, 2007
The BFI is pleased to present a solo show of Noah Sheldon's new series of photographs, "Miami, Miami." This is not the first time Noah Sheldon has visited Miami. In 2005 he was part of “Good Titles for Bad Books,” curated by Matthew Brannon at Kevin Bruk's gallery. Talking to Noah about that and his few subsequent visits to Miami, there was always a sense of wonderment and curiosity about this city. With help from the Fountainhead Residency and with a Knight Arts Challenge Grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, we were able to bring Noah back to make Miami his study. Since arriving last week, he has been to Homestead twice, has walked South Beach multiple times, has spied the Miami skyline from Key Biscayne, has boated down the Miami River, has visited a local high school and has done a model shoot in the BFI space. The result is a visual testament that is subtle as it is striking, each image a question being asked to this, at times, unfathomable place.
Bas Fisher Invitational
180 NE 39th ST, Suite 210
Miami, FL 33137
The BFI is an artist-run non-profit generously supported in part by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.