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Fine Arts alumni exhibition at UNTITLED, ART Miami Beach: Between edge and interior
Pratt Institute
Above: Devin B. Johnson, A Kind of Baffled Fury, 2019.
Above: Devin B. Johnson, A Kind of Baffled Fury, 2019.
December 4–8, 2019

VIP opening: December 3, 1–8pm

UNTITLED, Miami Beach
Ocean Drive and 12th Street
Miami Beach, Florida

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Curated by Ashley James

Pratt Fine Arts will participate in UNTITLED, ART Miami Beach for the second year with Between edge and interior—an alumni presentation highlighting works by seven Fine Arts graduates and curated by Ashley James, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Between edge and interior features seven Fine Arts alumni whose works explore formal concerns of borders, margins, perceptual depth, recesses, and other markers of relational space, while remaining open to the social resonances these perspectival concepts carry. The influential William T. Williams (Pratt BFA ‘66) serves as inspiration and grounding for this presentation: Characterized by intersecting geometric forms contained within the frame, his formational 1960s/1970s “Diamond in a box” paintings acted as abstract formal investigations, even as they responded to the political moment: in lieu of representation, here compositional “containment” or “repression” is metaphorically reflective of an oppressive social condition. The seven additional Pratt alumni also take interest in spatial concepts like “edges” and “interiors”—as aesthetic inquiries, with varying relationships to the social ranging from broad ideas of spectatorship to specific investigations of interiority and marginalization. With different stakes, strategies, and aims, each of these artists evince perspectival space as a matter of painting, and as a matter of people.
–Guest Curator Ashley James, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Alumni participants: Devin B. Johnson, MFA '19 / Alanna Fields, MFA '19 / Clare Grill, MFA '05 / Matt Kleberg, MFA '15 / Yesuk Seo, MFA '16 / Jason Stopa, MFA '10 / William T. Williams, BFA '66

Please visit us at booth #A28. Proceeds from artwork sales will be shared equally between the artists and the Fine Arts MFA award fund.

Please also join us for a Pratt Presents panel discussion with a reception following on December 6, 2019, 11am–noon:
"In the Margins: Shifting Artistic and Curatorial Perspectives in an Age of Social Change" with Derrick Adams, Visual Artist and Pratt Alumnus, Dell M. Hamilton, Interdisciplinary Artist and Independent Curator, Patton Hindle, Senior Director of Arts at Kickstarter, Ashley James, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

This panel during Art Basel Miami Beach will discuss ways in which contemporary artists address social change and how institutions can support more artist-centered models for cultural engagement. Panelists include Dell M. Hamilton, interdisciplinary artist and independent curator; Patton Hindle, Senior Director of Arts at Kickstarter; and Derrick Adams, visual artist, and Pratt alumnus. Ashley James, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, will moderate the discussion. A reception on the Rooftop Garden will immediately follow.

Free and open to the public; reservations required.
The SunTrust Pavilion
The New World Center
500 17th Street, Miami Beach

November 25, 2019

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UNTITLED, Miami Beach, Miami Beach