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Angelika Rinnhofer: Photographer, Conceptual Artist

Posted by on Mar 25, 2018 in Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Angelika Rinnhofer: Photographer, Conceptual Artist

Angelika Rinnhofer:  Photographer, Conceptual Artist

    Introduction to Angelika Rinnhofer.  1:38 min. Music: The Upper Room by AudioBinger. Photo & Design: Raymond Elman.   I first met South Florida artist Angelika Rinnhofer while I was viewing the exhibition of her “a priori” project at FIU’s Miami Beach Urban Studios on Lincoln Road.  I thought I was the only person in the gallery, as I took the time to consider each photo and video carefully, and understand the powerful content of “a priori.” Suddenly I became aware that I was not alone.  A beautiful woman was standing by a white...

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The Multi-Talented Cameron McNall

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on The Multi-Talented Cameron McNall

The Multi-Talented Cameron McNall

    Introduction to Cameron McNall.  6:01 min. Video of 4016 Tivoli: Electroland LLC.  Photo & design: Raymond Elman.   Cameron McNall is an architect, educated at UCLA and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. His many awards across disciplines include the Rome Prize in Architecture, the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture, and the Siggraph Theater for digital animation. McNall founded Electroland LLC in 2001 with partner Damon Seeley. The work of Electroland has received wide notice for its conceptual strength and...

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Robert Zuckerman:
Photographer and Planetary Inhabitant

Posted by on Jan 4, 2018 in Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Robert Zuckerman:
Photographer and Planetary Inhabitant

Robert Zuckerman:Photographer and Planetary Inhabitant

    Introduction to Robert Zuckerman.  4:12 min. RZ Portrait by Raymond Elman.  Music: Billy Torello.   Will Smith calls him ‘Picasso.’  Jerry Bruckheimer, Denzel Washington and Michael Bay vie to have him on their film sets. Arnold Schwarzenegger introduced him to President Bill Clinton by saying, “This is Robert Zuckerman, the best photographer I have ever worked with.” As a photographer in the motion picture industry, Robert Zuckerman’s images have become the advertising and publicity campaigns for such films as “The Crow,” “I Know What...

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Jordana Pomeroy — Being Expansive at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

Posted by on Jan 4, 2018 in Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Jordana Pomeroy — Being Expansive at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

Jordana Pomeroy — Being Expansive at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

    Introduction to Jordana Pomeroy, director of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum–FIU.  1:20 min.  Music:  Nicole Henry.  Design:  Raymond Elman.   The director of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University since January 2015, Dr. Jordana Pomeroy came from Baton Rouge where she was the executive director of the Louisiana State University Museum of Art. Dr. Pomeroy received her B.A. in art history from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. in art history from Columbia...

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The Remarkable Jonathan Plutzik

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in Literary Arts, Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on The Remarkable Jonathan Plutzik

The Remarkable Jonathan Plutzik

    Introduction to Jonathan Plutzik.  5:53 min. Drone video:  Zachary Plutzik.  Music:  The (New) Beethoven Quartets. The 32 Piano Sonatas Reimagined. By Jeffery Briggs.  Piano Sonata in C-minor, op. 13.  Performed by the Amernet String Quartet.  Photo & Design:  Raymond Elman.   How does the son of a poet become the owner of the most culturally advanced hotel in the world? Practice, practice, practice. (The hyperbole is mine until proven otherwise.) And with a “little” help from his family and friends — for the glorious cultural...

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Frank Stella: Experiment and Change

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Frank Stella: Experiment and Change

Frank Stella: Experiment and Change

    Installation of Frank Stella: Experiment and Change at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale  4:31 min. Video by Elman + Bonilla.  Music:  Carmen Cicero   Editor’s Note:  The video above was recorded during the installation of the Frank Stella exhibition at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale on October 27, 28, 30. You must be connected to the Internet to view the video.  The essay below by museum director and chief curator Bonnie Clearwater is copyrighted by the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale.   Frank Stella: Experiment and Change spans Frank...

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Michele Oka Doner: A Woman of Nature

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Michele Oka Doner: A Woman of Nature

Michele Oka Doner:  A Woman of Nature

    Introduction to Michele Oka Doner.  2:58 min.  Includes excerpts from A Walk on the Beach: Based on an installation by Michele Oka Doner at Miami International Airport.  Director:  Nick Merrick.  Director of Photography & Editor:  Athan Merrick.  Producer:  Hedrich Blessing.  Original score for conch shell, Del Mar a la Estrellas:  William Cepeda.     From micheleokadoner.com Michele Oka Doner (b. 1945, Miami Beach) is an internationally renowned artist whose career spans four decades.  The breadth of her artistic production...

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Michele Oka Doner Back Then (1990)

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in Articles, Articles: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Michele Oka Doner Back Then (1990)

Michele Oka Doner Back Then (1990)

      Editor’s Note: This article by Elisa Turner was originally published in the Miami Herald in September, 1990. It highlights both the consistency of Oka Doner’s vision, and her endless need to experiment with new materials.   As a child in Miami Beach, where her father, Kenneth Oka, was mayor in the late 1950s and early ‘60s, Michele Oka spent hours playing in the wet sand, sifting for the fragments of shell and coral that still fascinate her. “I’d always look for forms on the beach,” she remembers. “I’d pick up coral rock that looked...

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Budd Hopkins at NADA Miami

Posted by on Sep 23, 2017 in Articles, Articles: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Budd Hopkins at NADA Miami

Budd Hopkins at NADA Miami

        Editor’s Note:  Downs & Ross will be exhibiting the work of  Budd Hopkins (1931-2011) at NADA Miami from December 7-10, 2017. The dualistic attitude which informs Hopkins’ work stems primarily from a dichotomy he experienced early in his career.  When he came to New York in 1953 from Wheeling, West Virginia via Oberlin College it was the high-time of Abstract Expressionism.  For that movement’s heroes – De Kooning, Kline, Pollack and Rothko – generalized public acceptance was just beginning, and their audience was still...

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A Video Conversation with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Art Spiegelman

Posted by on Sep 23, 2017 in Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on A Video Conversation with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Art Spiegelman

A Video Conversation with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Art Spiegelman

    Introduction to Art Spiegelman.  1:59 min.  Photo & montage by Raymond Elman.  Music:  My Grey Heaven, from Normalology (1996), by Phillip Johnston, Jedible Music (BMI)   From the Steven Barclay Agency: Art Spiegelman (b. 1948) has almost single-handedly brought comic books out of the toy closet and onto the literature shelves. In 1992, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his masterful Holocaust narrative Maus— which portrayed Jews as mice and Nazis as cats. Maus II continued the remarkable story of his parents’ survival of the Nazi regime...

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