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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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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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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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Virginia Miller Participates in Louisiana Museum Symposium

February 2, 2010

Gallery director Virginia Miller was one of five speakers in a symposium on “East/West: Visually Speaking” the first group exhibition of contemporary Chinese art curated from the artists rather than from private collections. Being held at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, University of Louisiana at Lafayette from Jan. 22 through May 1st, … Read More

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Christian Science Monitor Features Marco Tulio

November 1, 2009

A major article in the Christian Science Monitor (The heart of Latin art By Gloria Goodale) on the unprecedented number of major exhibitions of Latin American art around the nation features a painting by Marco Tulio and quotes a museum director who singles it out as an example of magical realism. “La Montera” (The Bullfighter’s … Read More

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Alice Neel, Arnaldo Roche-Rabell Featured at the Phillips Collection

April 14, 2009

An exhibition at the Phillips collection in Washington, D.C. this summer of 33 internationally renowned figurative painters will include works by Alice Neel and Arnaldo Roche-Rabell. “We presently are offering truly outstanding works by both Neel and Roche-Bell,” noted gallery owner-director Virginia Miller. “These may be seen on our web site, virginiamiller.com, by clicking under … Read More

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Josephine Haden

February 22, 2009

Gallery artist Josephine Haden continues to rack up impressive awards and exhibitions.  Her work will be featured in a one-person exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia, from June to September 2009. Haden also was awarded  the prestigious Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship for 2008-09, juried by Jeffrey Grove, Curator … Read More

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Alice Neel

February 20, 2009

During the early years of the Great Depression, Alice Neel was one of the 3,749 artists who participated in the predecessor to the Federal Arts Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the Public Works of Art Project, which operated during 1933-34. During that period, Neel was among the artists who were given a free … Read More

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Soledad Salamé

February 13, 2009

Gallery artist Soledad Salamé will open a one-person exhibition that explores how global warming is changing the Maryland coastline at the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore on March 26th. Marianne and Robert Taylor will hold a champagne brunch fundraiser for the project on March 8th in their waterfront home in Pasadena, Maryland. The artist will speak … Read More

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Colombian Surrealist Marco Tulio

February 2, 2009

ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries regularly exhibits the work of Colombian painter Marco Tulio in its group exhibitions of Latin American artists as well as at such expos as the 2008 Bridge Art Fair during Art Basel Miami Beach and at Arteaméricas, the annual Latin American art fair. Tulio’s stylized, surrealistic paintings have been described as “magic … Read More

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Kyle Wins First Place in Valdosta National 2009 Juried All-Media Competition

January 28, 2009

Kyle topped more than 200 entries from across the nation to win first place in the Valdosta National 2009 Juried all-Media Competition at Valdosta State University at  Valdosta, Georgia. The winning entry, “Future Site of Everything,” typifies the artist’s ongoing concern about the loss of natural habitat to development: a sign bearing its title, surrounded … Read More

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Contemporary Fables – Humberto Castro

October 24, 2008

Humberto Castro’s latest exhibition, “Contemporary Fables,” launches a new direction in his work, visual metaphors based on the concept of fables and of historic immigration as the foundation for today’s society. The new series is an extension of the concept behind many of the paintings and drawings in the Cuban artist’s first 15-year retrospective, held … Read More

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Humberto Castro: lo socialeconómico y político del símbolo

October 13, 2008

by Alfredo Triff ARTES Y LETRAS Especial/El Nuevo Herald Fábulas contemporáneas es la última muestra de Humberto Castro que acaba de abrir en la ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries, de Coral Gables. Además de sugestiva –por el alcance de su material temático–, la exploración simbólica de esta serie de óleos, ofrece la oportunidad de contrastar el trabajo … Read More

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Revista en 'El Nuevo Herald' de 'artistas emergentes de China'

May 16, 2008

Artes y Letras Publicado el domingo 11 de mayo del 2008 By Adriana Herrera Especial/El Nuevo Herald La exhibición “Nueve artistas emergentes de China,” en Virginia Miller Gallery, se inscribe dentro de ese despertar del dragón que es la vanguardia artística china y la creación de un fenómeno de mercado que supera el furor que … Read More

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Six "Under the Radar" Artists Included In Major Art Book

April 29, 2008

The 2007 Chinese Contemporary Art Document, which lists 275 leading Chinese artists with their biographies and illustrations of their work, includes six of the nine artists in the current ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries exhibition, Under the Radar: Nine Contemporary Chinese Artists. Along with their photo and biographies of Li Jia, Cui Jin, Wang Limin, Zhu Yan, … Read More

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Dramatic Video Produced In Gallery

October 30, 2007

A thrilling two-minute video on the gallery’s “Panorama Latinoamericano” exhibition by an independent Miami TV producer, Luis Fernando Sosa, has been posted on univision.com. The dramatic scenario features dizzying zooms and a familiar musical theme, with Sosa playing a wild-eyed art enthusiast who tries to make off with several works of art. He is thwarted … Read More

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Our Gallery Website Now Offers Easy Searches!

July 6, 2007

Finding art in any category just got effortless! Click on Artists and then Categories to see a wide selection of Abstract, Figurative, Photographic and Sculptural works. Mousing over any illustration brings up a larger image of a work by that artist and clicking on the illustration takes you directly to other works by that artist. … Read More

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Travelocity Names Virginia Miller Galleries a 'Top Insider Spot'

July 5, 2007

TRAVELOCITY AND IGOUGO NAME VIRGINIA MILLER GALLERIES A TOP INSIDER SPOT FOR FLORIDA IN ITS 2007 EDITION OF LOCAL SECRETS, BIG FINDS SELECTED FROM MORE THAN 10,000 TRAVELOCITY MEMBER ENTRIES, VIRGINIA MILLER GALLERIES MADE THE TRAVEL COMPANY’S LIST OF FAVORITE LOCAL FINDS Coral Gables, Fla. (July 9, 2007) The votes are in! Travelocity and IgoUgo’s … Read More

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Drama, Emotion from Colombian Master Artist Alejandro Obregón

June 1, 2007

Unquestionably one of the most important Colombian artists of the century, Obregón was born in Barcelona in 1920 and grew up in Colombia and England before studying art in Boston. He returned to Barcelona when he was 27 to serve as the Colombian Vice-Consul for a year. When he was 28 he was named director … Read More

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Gallery Selected to Exhibit in Arteaméricas 2007

March 20, 2007

For the fifth consecutive year, ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries participated in this nation’s leading Latin American art exposition, arteaméricas.This was the first time the event was held in Miami Beach Convention Center, site of Art Basel. The fair featured seventy leading galleries exhibiting more than 300 artists. Miller has been exhibiting Latin American works since shortly … Read More

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‘Panorama Latinoamericano’ Showcases Fourteen Master, Mid-Career Artists

March 2, 2007

Superb talents and finely honed techniques unite the widely varied personal statements featured in “Panorama Latinoamericano,” the new exhibition of paintings and sculpture at ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries. Two paintings by the Mexican master Francisco Toledo are in the exhibition, along with works by thirteen mid-career artists from Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and … Read More

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Virginia Miller’s Artists Receive Major Recognition

February 1, 2007

ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries’ Artists Receive Major Awards, Recognition Six artists represented by Art/Space Virginia Miller Galleries recently received major recognition, including first prizes in international competitions and representation in museum exhibitions. Irene Pressner, an emerging artist from Venezuela whose encaustic works done with ink applied with a tattoo needle were included in the gallery’s last … Read More

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Tattooed Encaustic Wins Irene Pressner $50,000 First Place in Museum of Latin American Art Competition

October 19, 2006

Irene Pressner, an emerging artist from Venezuela whose tattoo on encaustic won first place in the annual juried competition at the Museum of Latin American Art, is exhibiting similar tattoo paintings in a Miami contemporary art gallery, ArtSpace Virginia Miller Galleries in Coral Gables. The MoLAA prize winner topped 132 other Latin American artists to … Read More

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