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Leon Berkowitz:  Cascades of Light, Paintings from 1965-1986

Leon Berkowitz: Cascades of Light, Paintings from 1965-1986

November 19, 2015

By Richard Speer Taking in the Technicolor orgy that is Virginia Miller’s affectionate and nuanced 21-year survey of the paintings of Leon Berkowitz (1911-1987), one confronts just how thoroughly the metastasis of post-ironic eye candy has been assimilated into visual culture since Berkowitz’s heyday. In entire sectors of contemporary art (Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Peter … Read More

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Suzan Woodruff: Cracks in the light

Suzan Woodruff: Cracks in the light

December 2, 2014

Film by Eric Minh Swenson. Music by Moby. Suzan Woodruff’s most recent body of work involving multiple and various painting series she has worked on since the Burning Woman Project is created through a self-invented and designed “Gravity easel,” which though gravitational forces allows control of water and paint, creates echo’s and spectacles of nature, … Read More

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PAMM, Virginia Miller exhibits explore abstraction

PAMM, Virginia Miller exhibits explore abstraction

March 24, 2014

By George Fishman Special to The Miami Herald The coincidence of distinctive, but kindred, exhibitions at the Pérez Art Museum Miami and ArtSpace/Virginia Miller in Coral Gables, one of the region’s longest established galleries, provides a valuable opportunity to “compare and contrast.” Besides opening its doors to the community during Art Basel with such international … Read More

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The Silent Shout: Voices in Cuban Abstraction 1950-2013 by Richard Speer

The Silent Shout: Voices in Cuban Abstraction 1950-2013 by Richard Speer

March 4, 2014

By Richard Speer ARTnews March 2014 Historically significant and visually rich, this exhibition showcases paintings and sculpture by three generations of Cuban artists. The “Silent Shout” of the show’s title refers to the 1997 exhibition “Pinturas del Silencio” (Paintings from the Silence), mounted during the sixth Havana Biennial to illuminate the lineage of Cuban abstract … Read More

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Abstraction and the Once-Silenced Shout

March 2, 2014

Visual Art Source Editors’ Roundtable by Richard Speer “The Silent Shout: Voices in Cuban Abstraction 1950-2013,” installation view at ArtSpace Virginia Miller Galleries, Coral Gables, Florida. Recently I took in an exhibition in Miami that documented an era when abstract art was thought so radical and dangerous that it incited censorship. “The Silent Shout: Voices … Read More

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Leslie Lew: American Memories in ARTPulse Magazine

October 2, 2013

Leslie Lew: American Memories ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries – Miami By Margery Gordon ARTPulse (May 3 – October 25, 2013) Entering Virginia Miller’s survey of Leslie Lew’s paintings is like traveling back to a simpler time to reunite with childhood companions. These are not just personal memories, but universal icons that have illustrated American life for … Read More

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Leslie Lew, un pasaje de regreso a la infancia

August 18, 2013

by Janet Batet Especial / El Nuevo Herald La primera reacción que provocan las pinturas de Leslie Lew es la misma tentación que experimentan los niños frente a una torta de cumpleaños: quieres, subrepticiamente, meterle el dedo y arrasar con el merengue en un santiamén, mientras los demás están entretenidos en el jolgorio de la … Read More

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Leslie Lew: American Memories

Leslie Lew: American Memories

August 11, 2013

Featuring some of America’s most iconic images, Leslie Lew’s “sculpted oils” offer an emotional journey back to childhoods ranging from the 1930s to 1970s. In this interview, Lew talks to ARTDISTRICTS about her career, her unmistakable style, the projects she is working on at the moment and her recent exhibition “American Memories” at ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries, the … Read More

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‘American Memories’ Depicts Favorite Comics, Primers, Cereals and Cookies

‘American Memories’ Depicts Favorite Comics, Primers, Cereals and Cookies

June 4, 2013

Fans of comic books will find some familiar covers at “American Memories,” the exhibit at ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries in Coral Gables. Superman Classic No. 1, Spiderman, Batman No. 27, Batman and Robin, Dagwood and Blondie, Wonder Woman, Mighty Mouse, Lil Orphan Annie, Dick Tracy, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Popeye, Curious George, Felix, Nancy & Sluggo, … Read More

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Artistic Stroll by Key Biscayne Magazine

May 17, 2013

Published by Key Biscayne Magazine – May 2013 P32 With Coral Gables Gallery Night, gallery owner Virginia Miller helps get people out of the house and into some of the city’s hottest art spaces. Love art? Then head to Coral Gables on the first Friday of every month for the city’s Gallery Night. During this regular … Read More

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Leslie Lew: American Original Follows a 3,500-Year-Old Tradition

April 21, 2013

American Pop artist Leslie Lew, who has been creating her unique “sculpted oils” for 30 years, actually is following a 3,500-year-old artistic tradition that art historians believe began on the island of Crete, site of the earliest known frescoes. Unlike paintings done onto walls, frescoes are painted while their plaster base is wet—thus the term, … Read More

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Leslie Lew: American Neo-Pop Artist

April 13, 2013

The Pop art movement, thought to have originated in 1947 with the painting “I Was a Rich Man’s Plaything” by Scottish artist Eduardo Paolozzi, emerged in the mid-1950s in Great Britain and by the late 1950s had begun to upstage Abstract Expressionism. Characterized by such subject matter as mass-produced objects, advertising, comic characters and other … Read More

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Bassmi

September 30, 2012 Bassmi, Awareness 10, Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 60 inches, 2006 Bassmi, Awareness 17, Mixed Media on Canvas, 60 x 48 inches, 2008 Bassmi, Awareness 6, Mixed Media on Canvas, 60 x 48 inches, 2006 Bassmi, Isness 19, Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 60 inches, 2005 Bassmi, Isness 2, Mixed Media on Canvas, [...] Read More

California Dreamin’ in Miami By Elisa Turner

August 4, 2012

ArtPulse Reviews California Dreamin’ in Miami By Elisa Turner The exhibit “IMPACT: Emotions of Color” at ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries in Coral Gables does indeed pack a stunning, colorful impression. Expertly hung and lit, with plenty of room for the 32 paintings by five artists to breathe so that viewers are not bombarded with a surfeit … Read More

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Suzan Woodruff

August 2, 2012 Suzan Woodruff, Black Pearl, Acrylic on Panel, 40 x 52 inches, 2011, SWO17 Suzan Woodruff, DarkLight, Black Pearl Series, Acrylic on Panel, 40 x 52 inches, SWO16 Suzan Woodruff, Green Flash Returns, Acrylic on Panel, 40 x 52 inches, SWO14 Suzan Woodruff, Little Gold Dragon II, 12 x 12 inches, Acrylic on Panel, SWO23 Read More

Casper Brindle

July 16, 2012 Casper Brindle, Purple Stratum, 29 x 59 x 2.5 inches, Acrylic, Wood, Resin, 2010, CBR3 Casper Brindle, Stratum 1.2, Acrylic, Wood, Resin, 39 x 59 x 2.5 inches, 2011, CBR1 Casper Brindle, Stratum 10, Acrylic, Wood, Resin, 29 x 49 x 2.5 inches, 2010, CBR5 Casper Brindle, Stratum 4, Acrylic, Wood, Resin, 17 x 21 [...] Read More

Lisa Bartleson

July 10, 2012 Bartleson, Sphere XXII, Mixed Media and Resin on Panel, 37 x 37 x 3 inches, 2011, BAR6 Lisa Bartleson, Scale XXXX Sphere X, Mixed Media and Resin on Panel, 29 x 29 x 3 inches, 2011, BAR2 Lisa Bartleson, Scale XXXXI Sphere XI, Mixed Media and Resin on Panel, 29 x 29 x 3 inches, [...] Read More

Vincench vs. Vincench. A Dissident Dialogue from Cuba

May 1, 2012

By Margery Gordon Posted on Art Districts Jose Angel Vincench’s first solo show in the United States is a contradiction in terms-literally. Beneath a surface concern with the semantics of dissent, the paintings and sculptures installed at ArtSpace Virginia Miller Galleries defy simple definitions. Outlining charged epithets atop abstract compositions, he creates canvases that are … Read More

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ArtSlant Review on José Angel Vincench

February 9, 2012

ArtSlant – Text and Context by Eduardo Alexander Rabel Writing in ARTslant Miami, the online magazine, critic Eduardo Alexander Rabel calls “Vincench vs Vincench: A Dissident Dialogue from Cuba,” an “outstanding solo exhibition,” noting that “to be an artist in Cuba and to make work that focuses directly on the themes of dissidence and exile…takes … Read More

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José A. Vincench Interview by Coral Gables Television

February 1, 2012

During his visit to Miami, Jose Angel Vincench was interviewed in the gallery by Veronica Hernandez of Coral Gables TV. The artist describes his art, which has focused on Cuba’s “Women in White,” political prisoners, and other sociopolitical issues as “an extension of myself.” According to Vincench, the current exhibition–“Vincench vs Vincench, A Dissident Dialogue … Read More

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Vincench vs. Vincench: diálogo de un disidente responsable

November 7, 2011

ESPECIAL/EL NUEVO HERALD Publicado el domingo, 11.06.11 Por Joaquin Badajoz Una isla tomada estará siempre contenida y definida en su a(isla)miento, como un quiste en medio de la geografía mental, una Numancia amurallada por la retórica de turno. Esa “resistencia” ya ha sido documentada por José Angel Vincench (Cuba, 1973) en una obra temprana, De … Read More

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Christie’s Latin American Art Auction Includes Works Shown at ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries

October 25, 2011

Christie’s Latin American Art Sale scheduled for Nov. 15th and 16th,, 2011 includes two paintings previously exhibited at ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries. Gunther Gerzso’s “Verde-azul-blanco,” a 36 1/2 inch by 28 7/8-inch oil on canvas shown on page 79 of the auction house’s sale catalog, was featured in “Gunther Gerzso: Defining Mexican Abstractionism,” from February to … Read More

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Artists In “Portal: Contemporary Chinese Paintings, Prints, Photographs and Sculpture” Set Sales Records; Show Extended Through May

April 28, 2011

As the gallery’s current exhibition enters its final month two of its artists set international sales records for Contemporary Chinese works and the show was recognized in both national and regional art magazines. “Portal” drew positive reviews in the April issues of Art News and Art Districts magazines. Writing in ArtNews, Margery Gordon calls it … Read More

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Virginia Miller

January 4, 2011

Gallery owner Virginia Miller is quoted in the new biography, “Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty,” by Phoebe Hoban (St. Martin’s Press, NY). In 1978 Miller gave Neel a retrospective of works on paper along with two oils, her recently completed full-length portrait of Miller and a 1958 head-and-shoulders portrait of John Rothschild, … Read More

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Ned Evans

March 1, 2010

When a surfer catches a wave perfectly, for a few ecstatic moments his body, the surfboard and the sea become one, flying with the wind toward the implacable beach. Malibu, Baja, El Salvador, Hawaii: the Meccas of surfing have been the classrooms of Ned Evans for nearly a half-century, just as were the art classes … Read More

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