From November through Miami Art Week and until February 2023, IslandSPACE Caribbean Museum presents two simultaneous fine art exhibitions featuring the work of Paul Campbell and Miami’s Pan American Art Projects. Art collectors and supporters are invited to the opening reception, which will take place on the evening of Friday, November 18th, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Then the general public is invited to view the work in the Island SPACE art gallery through Sunday, February 12th. Additional art appreciation events and activities, including a movie night and artist talk on Friday, December 2nd, will be scheduled. Visit the museum’s website for details.
“Paul Campbell: Color and Time” showcases the works of Jamaican actor and surrealist Paul Campbell. Known for his portrayal of dark and sinister characters on the silver screen, Campbell reveals a dynamic and introspective side with his vibrant, abstract, thought-provoking acrylic pieces which contemplate the relationship between the ethereal and the mundane. Large canvases adorned with piercing eyes, geometric lines, otherworldly symbolism and a remarkable saturation of color reveal something like a psychedelic dream meant for the viewer to step into and decipher.
From Pan American Art Projects, a group of Cuban artists are featured in the complementary Island SPACE exhibit “Cuba: Island in the Cold.” As Cuba’s borders have relaxed in recent years, work created by its incredibly talented artist community has trickled into the Miami art scene. Culturally, Cuba shares much with other nations of the Caribbean, yet its people have experienced singular political and social realities as a country cut off from the rest of the world. This exhibition seeks to convey the unique perspective of Cuban artists and their place in Caribbean history, present and future. The featured artists are Serlian Barreto, Ariamna Contino, J. Roberto Diago, Wanda Fraga, Jose Manuel Fors, Filio Galvez, Ivan Perera, Lisandra Ramirez, and Leticia Sanchez Toledo.
Island SPACE fine art curator Anna Visnitskaya said, “The museum team has been a fan of Paul Campbell for quite a while. We were all excited for the chance to finally show his work, particularly during Art Week. And this collection of Cuban art, like Paul’s work, is truly breathtaking, but in a much different way. As a whole, this show beautifully captures a breadth of aesthetic and expression presented by contemporary Caribbean artists.”
Get tickets to the opening reception and learn more at islandspacefl.org/colorandtime.
General museum entry is $10 per adult and $5 per child. The facility is open Thursdays through Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Donations, sponsorships, memberships and volunteer commitments are encouraged. Visit islandspacefl.org to learn about this unique experience and other activities and exhibitions at Island SPACE Caribbean Museum.
Island SPACE is supported in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, Florida Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, Florida Power & Light Company, Grace Foods, Broward Mall, the Broward County Cultural Division and the following Funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Mary N. Porter Community Impact Fund, Jack Belt Memorial Fund, Ginny and Tom Miller Fund, Stearns Weaver Miller Fund for the Arts, Harold D. Franks Fund.
Island Society for the Promotion of Artistic and Cultural Education (Island SPACE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of arts, culture, history, and educational initiatives that represent the Caribbean region, in South Florida and the broader diaspora community.