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FORD15TAS PRESENTS: As Serious As Your Life - A Tone Poem for Dilla

FORD15TAS PRESENTS: As Serious As Your Life – A Tone Poem for Dilla

It is often the case that the best things in life are shared. Join Product/81 Creative Lab andButter Gallery this Basel season when it opens its doors to welcome the great city of Detroit as part of the collaborative exhibition, Mi Casa es su Casa.  This collaboration, inspired by the differences and similarities surrounding Miami & Detroit, will be hosted in both the Product/81 Creative Lab and the Gesamtkunstwerk building. The weeklong program, designed to house the creative community, will include a series of events, talks and a shared workspace. [2930 nw 7th ave. 33127]

The festivities commence on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 with a Launch Party + Vernissage (@7pm) featuring DJ sets by legendary Detroit producers Dez Andres + Rick Wilhite + Moodyman (by invitation only)Followed by a series of afternoon talks (Weds. – Fri.) with special guest speakers.

We have invited Miami Curator Torrance Gettrell to commission the work of the famed photo-duo Mochilla to create a heartfelt tribute to the late Detroit born + raised producer James “Dilla” Yancey in visual form.  The exhibition will include a photo installation as well as film/video and poster art titled, As Serious As Your Life: A Tone Poem for Dilla: From Conant Garden.

In the spirit of collaboration, the Creative Lab will be an open house during the exhibition (Wed.- Sun.) – a welcoming space + lounge for the Global community to recharge (Fri., Dec. 6 – Happy Hour with sounds by Mr. Pauer) or to decompress (Sun., Dec. 8 – Closing w/ special guest DJ).

Wifi and Coffee will be provided.

The Fordistas program is a platform for emerging arts + culture powered by South Florida Ford.

Fordistas 13 Finissage – Headlights by Yuri Tuma

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One of the best things about supporting Miami artists is that the community is small enough for paths to cross over and over again. This fosters friendships that stretch beyond the confines of gallery walls. It’s truly been an honor to host our dear friends Yuri Tuma and Butter Gallery in our home, the Product/81 Gallery. Join us this Saturday during Wynwood Art Walk for the closing of his groundbreaking show Headlights.

Here’s a rare look at the creative process that drives one of Miami’s most honest and original creators.

The Symmetry of Yuri Tuma

By Natology

There is a universal formula at the basis of all design. Whether it’s in the three-dimensional structure of an atom or the blueprint of a building, a beautiful mathematical equation lays at the foundation of all form. To see the world in shapes, colors, and lines is a blessing. To capture it, mold it, construct it and deconstruct it is another story. Yuri Tuma sees the world in the form of abstract symmetry, which he’s applied to creating a visual language where images replace numbers and patterns shape the conversation.

Yuri Tuma is a Brazilian artist based in Miami, Florida whose art matches the balance of his personality and the vibrational frequency of his name. In other words, Tuma has a harmonious nature that is reflected in his work. He is a photographer who uses shapes and linear structure to develop symmetrical patterns that mirror the nature of design. There is a left-brain and right-brain balance in his work that merges math and intuition to illustrate an understanding of universal geometry. Represented by the established and rebellious Butter Gallery, Tuma has had four solo exhibitions (2008 – 2013) alongside group shows and art fairs in New York and Shanghai. In his fifth solo exhibition, Tuma presents Headlights at Product/81 Gallery, opening Saturday August 10, 2013 in Miami, Fl.  Commissioned by Fordistas, Headlights presents the study of formulaic patterns and optical-symmetry inspired by the headlights of Ford automobiles.. Tuma sees the application of nature’s patterns in man-made structures, which he presents through a kaleidoscopic lens that makes the inorganic, organic. Here’s a sneak peak of Tuma’s latest body of work for Fordistas! fordistas13EVITE

 

 

 

Boats & Art

Just as we thought art fair season was dead and gone – the Miami International Art Fair sails into Downtown Miami aboard the SeaFair Mega Yacht. P81 will be joining forces with Butter Gallery for Churned, the launch party for the fair on Friday night. For a great rundown on some of the featured  artists, take a look at Art at the Docks and On the Rocks by Tropicult. Check back this week for more info.