Barry Fellman


Mangrove Coast at Art Miami

Mangrove Coast Series Photographs by Barry Fellman

{{gallery}}New images from Mangrove Coast are at the VIP entrance to the Art Miami – Context Fairs. Admission is FREE to our exhibition at the Deep See container area.

What: Mangrove Coast at Art Miami – Open Free of Charge
When: Thursday, Dec 7 – Sunday, Dec 10 11:00am – 7:00pm
Where: VIP Entrance to Art Miami – Context Pavillion One Miami Herald Plaza
Tip: Take Metro Mover Omni Loop to the Arsht Center Stop[/vc_column_text]

ART STORE

Art Store:   Legendary Pearl Paint Resurrected in Miami

{{gallery}}Barry Fellman’s Art Store recreates the central core of the last remaining Pearl Paint Art Supply Store. Art Store is a life size installation comprised of the original paints, inks, pastels, brushes, supplies, display cases, and store fixtures from Pearls largest store, all rescued from the company’s liquidators. The 25 store chain became an icon of the art world shortly after opening its first store in New York over 80 years ago. Its loss has caused many tears to be shed throughout arts communities nationwide.

Art Store extends Duchamp’s seminal “Readymades”, sourced from consumer culture, to a collection of mass produced objects used to create art. The installation provokes questions about the availability of art supplies and how their use is changing as artists adopt digital technology and new forms of presentation. In Miami Art Store challenges the community to support its students and schools by serving as a rallying point for the donation of art supplies for classroom use.[/vc_column_text]

Art Store Event: Creativity Workshops

In addition to highlighting the need for art supplies in the classroom, Art Store is activating the Miami community through presentation of  creativity workshops that help participants explore their personal mark making vocabularies. John Bailly, professor of Art and Art History at Florida International University’s Honors College, leads students and adults through exercises that show how mark making can lead us to see things from new points of view and rediscover the curiosity and creativity that came natural to us as children. Workshops require no prior training and are appropriate for all, including: students, artists, entrepreneurs, and executives. Contact us for upcoming workshop schedules.

Press Release

World’s Largest Art Store Resurrected at CVC
Monumental Installation by Barry Fellman Recreates Icon Pearl Paint

MIAMI –  Center for Visual Communication is pleased to present the installation Art Store, a monumental life size recreation of the now shuttered Pearl Paint main store. Art Store is currently on view at the Center’s main gallery located in Miami’s Wynwood Art District.

Art Store recreates, using original art materials, the central core of the last remaining Pearl Paint Art Supply Store. The installation is comprised of four complete aisles from Pearls largest store including the art products, display cases and store fixtures, all rescued from the company’s liquidators. Fellman’s installation pays homage to this icon of the art community which supplied both the famous and novice artist with their canvas, paint and brushes from 1933, when it opened the first of 25 nationwide stores, until 2014 when its last store closed.

The installation provokes questions about the availability of art supplies, how they are purchased, and how their use is changing as artists adopt digital technology and new forms of presentation. Art Store extends Duchamp’s seminal “Readymades”, sourced from consumer culture, to a collection of mass produced objects actually used to create art.

Basic knowledge of the mark making materials in Art Store and how to use them are important in developing visual communication and critical thinking skills required to survive and thrive in a world focused more than ever on images and visual culture. But the loss of stores like Pearls and the continued reduction in school budgets in many communities have led to a shortage of visual art supplies and resources available to our children.

Art Store in its Miami presentation brings to light the dwindling support for art education in local schools today as a result of budget cuts and the reallocation of funding from arts to other areas. Many public school teachers are left to purchase supplies out of their own pockets. Art Store challenges the community to support its students and schools by serving as a rallying point for the donation of art supplies for classroom use. CVC is partnering with Miami based Arts for Learning during Art Basel to provide materials and funds for their visual arts programs serving K-12 schools in South Florida.

Art Store will be launched in 2020 as a traveling installation to activate communities nationwide by serving as a point of engagement to support local museums, schools and organization involved in arts and education. Institutions may contact CVC program director Kathryn Garcia for more information on exhibiting Art Store in their community. Information on corporate sponsorship of Art Store is also available.

Art Store will be on display to the public daily during Art Basel 2019 from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm. Preview viewing by appointment.

AFTER THE STORM

     HURRICANE     Photo Gallery     El Nuevo Herald Review     Roberto Abril Review     MDC Press Release     Artist Notes     Miami Book Fair

AFTER THE STORM

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MANGROVE COAST

Mangrove Coast

Barry Fellman’s Mangrove Coast project explores the realm of marine and shore life around South Florida’s mangroves. His images of the Biscayne Bay coastline share his thrill and curiosity about place through the element of surprise and the excitement of discovery.

{{gallery}}Fellman’s images seduce you, inviting you closer to understand them. As you approach they clarify into familiar forms of sea grasses and shells, while basic notions of scale and distance remain a mystery until your nose is nearly pressed against the photograph. You then realize you are looking at a wondrous and fantastic view of the shoreline, full of secrets and mysteries.

The mangrove ecosystem provides shoreline protection and serves as the economic base for the recreational and commercial activities that have made South Florida prosper. It recycles nutrients and is the breeding and feeding grounds for hundreds of species, nurturing a wide range of marine life, amphibians, birds, and mammals.

These images portray the spirit of place by connecting with our own appreciation of the natural environment. Fellman’s aim is to strengthen these connections which are crucial to preserving the mangrove habitat, the lynchpin of our community’s natural landscape.

Mangrove Coast at Art Miami is one of four invited components of the Deep See project highlighting awareness about climate change, sea level rise and marine conservation. For more information visit www.mangrovecoast.org.[/vc_column_text]

Mangrove Coast Press Release

Photos Reveal Hidden Secrets as Mangrove Habitat Recovers from Hurricane

Barry Fellman’s Mangrove Coast photographs reveal a hidden realm of South Florida’s Biscayne Bay coastline. New large format prints from Fellman’s multi-year project are now on exhibit at Biscayne Bay National Park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center. The photos explore the rejuvenation of the shoreline areas hard hit by Hurricane Andrew 25 years ago. They reveal the unexpected beauty, rhythms and patterns of South Florida’s spectacular mangrove habitats.

Fellman’s photos seduce you, inviting you close to understand them. As you approach, basic notions of scale and distance remain a mystery until your nose is nearly pressed against the surface. Then the images clarify into familiar forms of sea grasses, shells and shallow tide pools. You realize you are looking at wondrous and fantastic views of the shoreline by the beach.

The images portray the spirit of the place by connecting with our own appreciation of the natural environment. Fellman’s aim is to strengthen these connections, which are crucial to preserving the mangrove habitat, the lynchpin of our community’s natural landscape.

The mangrove ecosystem provides shoreline protection and serves as the economic base for the recreational and commercial activities that have made our County prosper. It recycles nutrients and is the breeding and feeding grounds for hundreds os species, nurturing a wide range of marine life, amphibians, birds, and mammals.

Barry Fellman has served as curator of photography at institutions in Miami and New York and is currently director of Miami’s Center for Visual Communication. His photographs have been exhibited at museums and public venues in South Florida and nationally. He is a Silver Knight awardee and is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant.

Art Store Press Release

World’s Largest Art Store Resurrected at CVC
Monumental Installation by Barry Fellman Supports Arts in the Classroom

MIAMI –  Center for Visual Communication is pleased to present the installation Art Store, a monumental life size recreation of the now shuttered Pearl Paint main store. Art Store, which is currently on view at the Center’s main gallery located in Miami’s Wynwood Art District, has received funding to remain open to the public during the upcoming Art Basel Miami Beach and through the end of 2016.

Art Store recreates, using original art materials, the central core of the last remaining Pearl Paint Art Supply Store. The installation is comprised of four complete aisles from Pearls largest store including the art products, display cases and store fixtures, all rescued from the company’s liquidators. Fellman’s installation pays homage to this icon of the art community which supplied both the famous and novice artist with their canvas, paint and brushes from 1933, when it opened the first of 25 nationwide stores, until 2014 when its last store closed.

The installation provokes questions about the availability of art supplies, how they are purchased, and how their use is changing as artists adopt digital technology and new forms of presentation. Art Store extends Duchamp’s seminal “Readymades”, sourced from consumer culture, to a collection of mass produced objects actually used to create art.

Basic knowledge of the mark making materials in Art Store and how to use them are important in developing visual communication and critical thinking skills required to survive and thrive in a world focused more than ever on images and visual culture. But the loss of stores like Pearls and the continued reduction in school budgets in many communities have led to a shortage of visual art supplies and resources available to our children.

Art Store in its Miami presentation brings to light the dwindling support for art education in local schools today as a result of budget cuts and the reallocation of funding from arts to other areas. Many public school teachers are left to purchase supplies out of their own pockets. Art Store challenges the community to support its students and schools by serving as a rallying point for the donation of art supplies for classroom use. CVC is partnering with Miami based Arts for Learning during Art Basel to provide materials and funds for their visual arts programs serving K-12 schools in South Florida.

Art Store will be launched in 2017 as a traveling installation to activate communities nationwide by serving as a point of engagement to support local museums, schools and organization involved in arts and education. Institutions may contact Kathryn Garcia for more information on exhibiting Art Store in their community. Information on corporate sponsorship of Art Store is also available.

Exhibition Hours: Monday – Friday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wynwood Diary

WYNWOOD DIARY

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Frost Museum of Science

Frost Museum of Science

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