Local Miami artist Sara Stites is teaming up with Kansas City-based artist Anne Austin Pearce in what Miami Dade College Museum of Art & Design (MOAD) is billing as a ‘two-person’ exhibit opening September 13 through November 17 under the title: Elaborate Webs/Striking Exploits.
This exhibition which launches MOAD’s 2013 fall season is organized by the museum and curated by Executive Director and Chief Curator Jeremy Mikolajczak. MOAD, Miami Dade Colleges’ flagship institution dedicated to the presentation and exhibition of visual art and design is located at the National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower downtown Miami. (The Freedom Tower is used currently as a memorial to Cuban immigration to the United States.)
“Elaborate Webs/Striking Exploits is Anne Austin Pearce’s first exhibition here in Miami and Sara Stites’ first major exhibition presented at the Museum” according to a recent MOAD promotional release.
Both artists will be exhibiting new work at next month’s opening. However, and as a sneak preview into what museum visitors can expect to see at next month’s showing MOAD’s promotional release noted this:
“Exemplifying the contemporary shift in looking at and the execution of traditional drawing and painting, Pearce and Stites use nature, decay, personal landscapes and the ironies of contemporary society as a vehicle to inspire and inform their process-driven work. Both straddle the line between the polarizing nature of historical feminism and the realities of navigating the art world as mid-career female artists who are thematically post-feminist.”
Anne Austin Pearce received a Master of Fine Arts degree from James Mason University while Sara Stites received her MFA from Pratt Institute. Both artists have held individually exhibition throughout the United States as well as abroad.
An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, September 12, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. and the exhibition and opening reception is free and open to the general public.
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