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ArtCenter/South Florida Hosts Conversation with Artist Carol Jazzar Tonight

ArtCenter/South Florida Hosts Conversation with Artist Carol Jazzar Tonight

Moderated by Artistic Director Susan Caraballo, a conversation with Carol Jazzar (Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art), Mark Dean (Dean Project), Adler Guerrier (Dimensions Variable) and other gallerists will be presented tonight, Oct. 23rd at 7:00 pm and is open to the public.

The conversation will address the many alternatives that have arisen in the art world that challenge the traditional gallery system.

Celebrated Miami gallerist Carol Jazzar, recognized as a rising star thanks to the notoriety of her home/garage gallery, transports the work of six of her artists to ArtCenter/South Florida for their first-ever pop-up show with a gallery - On Location: Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art.

Curated by Ms. Jazzar, the subject matter of the exhibition is masculinity, and features two ArtCenter alums - David Rohn and Jorge Pantoja - plus Robert Huff, duo Brad Kuhl & Monique Leyton, and Roberto Visani at the Richard Shack Gallery, 800 Lincoln Road.

Jazzar's sensibility is renowned for being fresh, off-the-beaten path and full of surprises. Her alternative art space was even heralded in The Wall Street Journalby Mitchell Wolfson, who said: "This independent curator's gallery, housed in the owner's garage, has audacity, style and intelligence, and it's not so easy to find, which makes it fun."

"Showing a selection of my artists at ArtCenter's prime location on Lincoln Road is a win-win for all," said Jazzar. "A different audience will be able to discover the gallery and the artists I work with. Art lovers from all walks of life will be exposed to new work they might not otherwise see. By working with ArtCenter on their first pop-up show, I can reach out and acquire new contacts and discover new artists."

ArtCenter's Artistic Director Susan Caraballo said: "By forging these new relationships, we help to broaden circles of access and interchange for those working in the art world - enabling different artists, gallerists, museum professionals and collectors to connect, share ideas and spark new collaborations."

According to Jazzar, the show aims to reflect different aspects of masculinity and the consequences of living in patriarchal societies imbued with violence, wars, the effects of money and Wall Street, and the struggles for power.

Moderated by Artistic Director Susan Caraballo, a conversation with Jazzar and other gallery and alternative space directors will be presented on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 6:00 p.m. and is open to the public. The conversation will address the many alternatives that have arisen in the art world that challenge the traditional gallery system. This is the second presentation of ArtCenter's new On Location series.

The first debuted in August, transporting the Artha Project studio residency from the Brooklyn Navy Yard to Miami Beach, and showcasing three emerging New York artists. Two On Location exhibitions are planned for next season, partnering ArtCenter with a gallery and with an art institution.

"ArtCenter's new On Location series manifests our vision to create new opportunities for artists and art professionals," said Executive Director Maria del Valle. "We are launching new programming to bridge the contemporary art market with the non-profit side of the art world."


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