January 30 – May 29, 2016
Magic & Mayhem
is an exhibition exploring the cultural impact of iconic toys and the passion of collecting, curated by YAA's design team in conjunction with artists and local collectors. The exhibit features two of the most iconic toys of the past decades - Transformers® and My Little Pony®.
The Art of Collecting
area will feature murals, sculpture, photography and mixed media by contemporary artists who are inspired by iconic toys and their passion for collecting.
Featured artists representing South Florida are Christopher Ian MacFarlane, Rob Cabrera, Samantha Salzinger, Amanda Covach
and Tatiana Suarez
. Other contributing artists include JeongMee Yoon, Ruben Santurian, Eli Barak, Autumn Casey, Charles Richard Clary and Oliver Laric.
The exhibit includes two large wall murals painted by MacFarlane and Suarez. Another wall will feature a photographic display by Yoon, whose work documents children and their toy collections. Along the hallway leading visitors into the Knight Gallery, there will be several sculptural works, known as TRASH-formers, by Santurian, created from recycled metal and other materials. Barak and Casey will exhibit their various works throughout the Knight Gallery. Cabrera, Covach and Salzinger will all contribute to interactive experiences in the Orientation Gallery.
Interactive stations will allow visitors to immerse themselves in the world of the collector. In the Collector's Alley
, displays of collections will be intertwined with first-hand accounts from local collectors about how and why they collect. In the Toy Store, visitors will build their own Transformer-inspired bots, design their own Pony-inspired silhouettes and use iPads to create stop motion short films.
Featured toy collectors are Luis Amado
, Transformers®, and Stewart Montague
, My Little Pony®
Transformation of Echo: World of Dreams
by Leah Brown
June 6th 2015 - January 3rd, 2016
Leah Brown is a South Florida-based artist that captures the state of mind between something real and something imaginary. Transformation of Echo: World of Dreams is hauntingly eye-catching, featuring a fabric landscape and video projection over towering figures cloaked in white. The magnificent pieces are created from clay, found objects, fabric and hair, which are then cast into plaster and reinforced with fiberglass to create a dreamlike wonderland.
Sponsored by: PNC Bank
Sri Prabha | Orbiting Cathedrals
January 24th - August 30th, 2015
This exhibit encompasses the museums' Orientation Gallery and utilizes the adjacent permanent exhibits, The Cave, and 10,000 Slides. Through kinetic imagery and sound, participants are propelled on a far-away journey outside the stratosphere. Prabha's interactive and dynamic installation uses multi-video projections, mixed media, sound, and photo-based works to transcend physical space. No bystanders, viewers are transformed into explorers on a mission to decode their purpose.
Sri Prabha is originally from Hyderabad, India. His artistic training includes the Cornish College of the Arts and he also holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology. Themes he investigates include scientific discoveries such as quantum foam, images from the Hubble Telescope and knowledge gained from deep-sea exploration vehicles. Additionally, he integrates into his aesthetic process tenants of geography, nature, time, human origins and the cosmos. Prabha reconciles the old and new by synthesizing deeper understandings of our relationship to the natural world.
Guerra De La Paz | Nefelibata - Cloud Walker
January 24th - May 3rd, 2015
This site-specific, inter-disciplinary installation in Young At Art's Knight Gallery will host an atmospheric, spatial exploration of suspended animation, where the viewer becomes an unscripted performer in this extrasensory experience centered around a metaphoric interpretation of a cloud, that through sight and sound, both emits and absorbs. Though the clouds in the sky are key to life on earth as we know it, there are new clouds emerging, those of accumulative data. One is molecular, the other mathematical and by combining these formations, we take into account the fiber of our very own existence.
*Guerra de la Paz is the composite name that represents the creative team efforts of Cuban born artists Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz who live and work in Miami, and have been collaborating since 1996.
Their work has been exhibited internationally in an array of art institutions, with their most recent solo projects at the Aichi Triennale, Okazaki, Japan, Augeo Art Space, Rimini, Italy, Biennale Internationale du lin de Portneuf, Quebec, Canada, Kurumaya Museum, Oyama, Japan and in at the Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland.
Most recently, Guerra de la Paz was commissioned by Wooyoungmi Paris to create a body of new sculptural works in collaboration with their 2014 Fall/Winter Campaign, beginning with a solo exhibition at their MANMADE - Wooyoungmi Lifestyle Headquarters in Seoul, Korea.
Their work is in numerous public and private international collections.