Arts

Exhibitions at Locust Projects

Locust Projects is pleased to present Sunday in the Park, New York-based artist Sarah Crowner’s Miami debut and Emergía Miami, the United States premiere of an ongoing project by Mexico City-based artist Miguel Rodríguez Sepúlveda.

Locust Projects
3852 North Miami Avenue

Sarah Crowner in collaboration with Sari Carel and EXILE Books: 
Sunday in the Park

September 13-October 11, 2014

Conversation with the artists & Opening Reception: September 13, 7pm

Closing performance by Peter London Dance Company: October 9, 7pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm


Locust Projects is pleased to present Sunday in the Park, New York-based artist Sarah Crowner’s Miami debut. Crowner is known for her abstract paintings, which she creates by sewing together panels of raw and painted canvas. In the main exhibition space, Crowner will create her largest work to date—a playfully immersive installation that doubles as a theatrical stage. Hung with colorful voile curtains and painted backdrops alluding to park-like landscapes, the installation takes its cues from stage design. While the title refers to a fictional work of theater, Crowner’s work focuses on the material aspects of stagecraft rather than performance itself. 

The installation builds on Crowner’s tendency to incorporate aspects of 20th design history into her work. For Sunday in the Park, she mines the midcentury French journal Art Enfantin, with its contributions by Jean Dubuffet and Jean Cocteau, for correlations between children’s art and art brut. Facsimile copies of issues of Art Enfantin will be available for review during the exhibition.

Crowner has assembled a group of collaborators who will contribute to the theatricality of the installation, including a group of children who will paint the floor of the stage. Brooklyn-based multimedia artist Sari Carel will create a surround sound collage that will occupy center stage in place of actors, and artist Amanda Keeley will collaborate on a set of experimental prints akin to playbills. Keeley’s new pop-up artist’s book store EXILE Books will set up shop in Locust Projects’ storefront for the duration of the exhibition. The Peter London Global Dance Company will perform a site-responsive piece on October 9 at a closing reception.


Miguel Rodríguez Sepúlveda: Emergía Miami

September 13 – October 11, 2014

Conversation with the artist moderated by Maria Elena Ortiz, 
followed by the 

opening reception: September 13, 7pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm

Locust Projects is pleased to present Emergía Miami, the United States premiere of an ongoing project by Mexico City-based artist Miguel Rodríguez Sepúlveda. For the project, which has been presented in Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Bogota, 
Caracas and Sao Paolo, the artist searches for clues to a shared cultural experience in each city. He conducts field research to identify symbols that hold a particular potency in the minds of residents—from political figures to pop icons to pre-Columbian graphics. These symbols play a central role in the project: they are painted on participants’ backs with watercolor paste, and then washed away with sweat as the wearer exerts continued physical activity. Rendered liquid by the wearer’s perspiration, the image is then transferred as a monoprint onto cotton paper. These prints, along with photographs and videos from previous iterations, will be included in the exhibition. Emergía is an investigation about the collective imaginations and aspirations of Latin America, and is especially relevant in Miami, a city that many people from South and Central America have chosen to call home.



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