Articles of ‘Heike Dempster’

MouthWater

MouthWater

National YoungArts Foundation - Miami
Curated by Robert Chambers
By Heike Dempster
Envisioned as a “feast of aesthetics in the visual arts” by curator Robert Chambers, the exhibition “MouthWater” metaphorically stands for and conceptually examines works of art as an outcome of the hunger, drive and determination it takes to create new work as an artist. [...]



Doris Salcedo

Doris Salcedo

Pérez Art Museum Miami
By Heike Dempster
With “Doris Salcedo,“ Pérez Art Museum Miami presents three decades of the artist’s sculptures and installations. The first retrospective of the work of the renowned Colombian artist is organized by the MCA Chicago and covers the artist’s penchant for fusing post-minimalist forms with cultural concerns. Deeply rooted in [...]



Weaving Metaphors. Exploring the Known Within New Contexts

Weaving Metaphors. Exploring the Known Within New Contexts

Artist Nari Ward, born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1963, moved to the U.S. at age 12, where he attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Bachelor of Arts from Hunter College and Master of Fine Arts from Brooklyn College.
Ward’s artistic investigations reference urban space, performance, the dynamics of [...]



Ai Weiwei: According to What?

Ai Weiwei: According to What?

By Heike Dempster
“According to What?” the Jasper Johns-inspired title of Ai Weiwei’s exhibition currently on view at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, is a question that runs threadlike through the artist’s work. The thought processes set in motion by this question provide a point of departure for the analysis and understanding of not [...]



Patricio Reig: Eden

Patricio Reig: Eden

Juan Ruiz Gallery - Miami
By Heike Dempster
The term ‘eden’ comes from Hebrew and refers to a ‘mental garden.’ Patricio Reig’s “Eden” is based upon this concept and therefore reflects not just on the physical place depicted in his work but also a state of mind and a quest for spiritual peace.
Reig’s work centers [...]



Jason Shawn Alexander: {sic}

Jason Shawn Alexander: {sic}

101/exbibit - Los Angeles
By Heike Dempster
An artist’s oeuvre represents the story of his life, evolution and process of exploration. The work of Jason Shawn Alexander has changed and moved to new, uncharted territory without a safety net. He has incorporated new techniques into his approach, and for the first time he displayed his [...]