Denise Bibro Fine Art is pleased to present Miami-based artist Michael Loveland’s first New York City solo exhibition, Recent Developments, on view November 6 through December 13 in our project space, Platform. The ever-evolving cityscape of Miami is an inspiration to Loveland, who creates assemblage constructions from urban artifacts he collects, including discarded metal, glass, mirror, street signs, and other abandoned relics. The work has a bold physicality and a strong graphic appeal, yet detailed nuances such as visible bits of numbers and words can be made out in the midst of peeling paint and corroded metal. Contrary to the used and sometimes decayed nature of the assembled objects, reflective surfaces and hard edges give the work a seductive contemporary presence. The artist manipulates and transforms cultural detritus into art, posing questions about our notions of commerce, value, and levels of wealth—a particularly poignant inquiry given the current state of the economy.
Loveland mounted a solo exhibition in 2007 at Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL. Selected group shows include Fredric Snitzer Gallery Project Room, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, and the Miami Art Museum, all in Miami, FL; as well as numerous international art fairs such as Art Basel Miami Beach; Scope Basel, Switzerland; Scope Miami; Art Chicago; Circa, San Juan Puerto Rico; and Arte Fiera, Bologna, Italy. Reviews of Loveland’s work have appeared in Art in America and The Miami Herald, among several other publications. His work is included in many private collections, and a work was recently acquisitioned by the Miami Art Museum.
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