Opening reception
June 18, 2016 7:00 to 9:00 PM 

On View
June 18 through August 31 , 2016
Open by appointment
Weekdays 11 am to 5 pm  

Art At Work
1245 SW 87 Avenue
Miami, FL 33174

Arturo Mosquera DMD and Art@Work are pleased to present, Second Star to the Right and Straight on till Morning, a solo exhibition by Beatriz Monteavaro. The exhibition is comprised of outer space drawings, photocopies, rock posters, and will approximate Monteavaro’s teenaged bedroom.

The title “Second Star to the Right and Straight on til Morning” comes from the 1953 Walt Disney version of Peter Pan. It is the directions to Neverland that Peter gives Wendy and her brothers. In the story Peter Pan enters the children’s bedroom one evening and he takes them to the imaginary location Never Neverland.
However, in Monteavaro’s installation, the 80’s English rock star Adam Ant will supplant Peter Pan, orchestrating an escape from the bedroom setting into outer space. 

Resonance/Dissonance, features six women artists from the de la Cruz Collection, Tracey Emin, Quisqueya Henriquez, Beatriz Monteavaro, Sarah Morris, Aida Ruilova, and Susanne M. Winterling.
Resonance/Dissonance brings together works in an immersive environment to demonstrate the powerful ways in which artists have employed single-channel video and sound as a platform for formal and conceptual experimentation. These women artists have exploited the range of video's artistic potential and used the medium to explore themes of gender, violence, sexuality, the body, and popular culture.
Exhibition will be on view at - Frost Art Museum - Florida International University
From Saturday, June 18 through Sunday September 18, 2016.

at Casa Claridge Hotel

 Installation view at Locust Projects, Miami. Photo Credit: Zack Balber with Ginger Photography Inc.


“For as opposed to it, identity is only the determination of the simple immediate, of dead Being; while contradiction is the root of all movement and life; only insofar as it has a contradiction in itself does anything move…” - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(Miami, FL) October 2014 – Primary Projects (“PRIMARY”), in association with FAMILY, presents “International Friendship Exhibition,” a group show of 19 artists—including Autumn Casey, Jim Drain, Gavin Perry, Asif Farooq, Magnus Sodamin, Cole Sternberg, Cody Hudson, and Michael Vasquez—titled in reference to Kim Jong-il’s gift pavilion of the same name. On view during Art Basel Miami, with an opening reception on Wednesday, December 3 at 5:00 p.m., the exhibition pays homage to the nature of contradiction, a concept ironically exemplified in the aforementioned kitsch-and-propaganda-filled pavilion in North Korea.
While gifts from the Communist party and Michael Jordan-signed basketballs are hardly fair guise for North Korea’s complex history, the interplay of tawdry and fear is a testament to the power of contradiction itself—its own history has informed the very fabric of the universe, from mathematical equations to politics and philosophy. Presenting the concept of contradiction microcosmically and sometimes self-referentially, the works at PRIMARY’s “International Friendship Exhibition” instigate an open conversation about contradiction: both in meaning and for society’s ongoing need for it.
Among the group is Cole Sternberg, whose piece features twelve 18×18” paintings of overlapping texts, accompanied by an installation containing 94 charred American flags—a simultaneously political and apolitical sentiment. Best known for his cardboard-sculpted guns, Asif Farooq steps outside this genre with neon installation Desaparecidos. Translated as “missing,” this work was created—along with a powder-coated, candied pink riot barricade—as an allusion to the persons who have disappeared in geopolitical conflicts throughout history and today. Perhaps due to their frequency, these happenings are almost accepted and normalized.
A multifaceted concept, contradiction is explored both playfully and thoughtfully in this exhibit: Autumn Casey’s centerpiece work, a metaphysical and metaphorical self portrait, features a turn-of-the-century Ferris wheel seat and invites viewers to get inside and interact. Gavin Perry’s giant rebar rainbow, Rainbows and Unicorns, examines what Perry refers to as “one of the most overused and quotidian artifices of man…Figuratively, they remain in view and yet are never reachable…[they are] fantasy and fact.” Zachary Balber’s Recomposing Sister features glamour shots of his sister, taken before her untimely death, and investigates the role of societal female objectification while reflecting on dichotomy and memory.
“While ‘International Friendship Exhibition’ is an examination of a complicated idea,” said Books Bischof, Primary Projects founder and curator, “it’s at its core a display of actual familial community, local artists and non-Miamians alike, learning from each other.”
Participants include :
Zachary Balber, Autumn Casey, Jim Drain, Asif Farooq, Andrew Horton, Cody Hudson, Jessie Laino, Beatriz Monteavaro, Andrew Nigon, O,Miami, Kenton Parker, Gavin Perry, Bayne Peterson, Magnus Sodamin, Karen Starosta-Gilinski, Cole Sternberg, Alex Sweet, Reed Van Brunschot, and Michael Vasquez.
“International Friendship Exhibition” is curated by Books Bischof, Typoe and Cristina Gonzalez of PRIMARY. Gallery hours during Art Basel are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily, or by appointment with cristina@thisisprimary.com.
More about Primary.
PRIMARY is a multidisciplinary project space in Downtown Miami that explores and promotes multiple forms of aesthetic expression from established and emerging artists. Utilizing extensive and wholly specific experience in producing public and private curatorial endeavors, the creative forces behind PRIMARY unite the commercial and critical efforts of artists, curators, critics, professionals, and patrons. The result is the vital presence of an intelligent, alternative arts environment with a bold urban sensibility delivered through a diverse range of media. For more information, please visit the website at www.thisisprimary.com.
More about Family
FAMILY is a home for artist development, dedicated to the support of emerging creators and cultural movements. For more information, please visit the website at familyartists.com

Echos Myron

Sept. 6 – Nov. 2, 2014
Artists’ Reception:
Friday, Sept. 5, 6:30 – 10 pm
Panel Discussion:
Wed., Sept. 24, 6:30 pm

Curated by Priyadarsini Ray and Beatriz Monteavaro

Art and music collide in Echos Myron. Musicians that make art will be shown side by side with artists who make music. The artists in this exhibition collectively reflect the creativity and cross currents at play in the Miami music scene from the early nineties to the present.

Beatriz Monteavaro: Ouroboros

Jan. 11, 2014 - March 1, 2014
Opening reception Jan. 11, 2014, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
at Emerson Dorsch

This exhibition is the result of a meditation on the relationship between sound, energy and alchemy. Much like the ancient myth of Ouroboros, depicted by a serpent or dragon eating its own tail, it is a symbol of self-reflexivity or cyclicality.

My identities as both an artist and a musician, which otherwise remain separate, feed into one another within this body of work. The three large sculptures are collaged with band flyers, some of which were originally drawings. Often seen as less sophisticated and more egalitarian, flyers are freely distributed and posted. The use of these same flyers in the making of this new work brings up questions of value, object-hood and creative output. This concept is taken a step further in the re-use of existing art pieces as raw material including old paintings, drawings, photocopies, and misprinted cassette tape j-cards along with cardboard boxes, kitty litter boxes, junk mail, an incomplete bible, and magazines.
My aesthetic choices are influenced by action figure playsets and children’s play houses, specifically the fantasy and post apocalyptic landscapes of the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe toy and cartoon property as well as my experience as a musician in the Miami scene.

Castle Churchills: Fortress of Mystery and Power incorporates elements of both. A large scale drawing cut down into squares, applied mostly to the inside of the structure and partially blacked out, depicts He-man and Skeletor creating a vortex of sound through sorcery and a drum. The rest is covered with show flyers that have or will be taking place at Churchill’s Pub in Miami. Some of which were designed by other Miami musicians including Rick Smith of Shitstorm and Torche, and Jean Saiz of Shroud Eater.

Gramps Mountain: Evil Stronghold of Gersten is a reinterpretation of Gramps bar, a neighborhood fixture located directly across the street from Emerson Dorsch. The inside of the piece is lined with fragmented versions of flyers for a Holly Hunt tour that had its kick off at Gramps this past October. The outside is covered with Black Cobra flyers, which I designed for a show we played there during Basel.

Clubhouse, began as a reflection on the possible post-apocalyptic outcomes of the value of art. Here, paintings, drawings and show flyers are used as building materials for a shelter. The result has morphed into more of a Little Rascals type clubhouse, spaceship or resonant chamber that is meant to denote an actual show space and embody the DIY nature of alternative music scenes everywhere.

Ouroboros is a commentary on obsolescence, intended audience, scarcity, and collect-ability, while paying tribute to the bands represented, the aesthetics of the flyer makers, the venues, and the Miami music scene as a whole.

Photo credits: 1-50: Jordan Marty, 51 & 57: Beatriz Monteavaro, 52, 53, 54: Jill Weisberg, 55: Kevin Arrow, 56: Teajay Smith

Miami Rail review of Ouroboros

Huffington Post exhibition preview