SEA LEVEL RISE Flood Relief by MISAEL SOTO

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SEA LEVEL RISE Flood Relief by MISAEL SOTO

MISAEL SOTO Flood Relief

November 8-12, 2017 / 3-7pm daily with Jenna Balfe and Angel Garcia 

Museum Park, 1075 Biscayne Blvd

Adjacent to Pérez Art Museum Miami

Evening Reception : Thursday, November 9, 2017, 7-10

With Oscar Bustillo, Cherry Pickman, and Nathaniel Sandler

Art in Public Places is pleased to announce Flood Relief, an installation employing multiple industrial gas-powered water pumps in a week-long Sisyphean display intended to push forward and broaden the scope of local and national conversations on our rising seas and oceans. Typically used to disperse flood waters, these pumps will create a continuous flow of water removed from and funneled back into Biscayne Bay, stripped of their original purpose, becoming fountains. The work continues the artist's recent explorations of ubiquitous site-specific objects and behaviors, exploring liminal space and proposing alternative viewpoints of every-day situations. 

Flood Relief  is part of SEA LEVEL RISE, a series of site-specific temporary public art interventions exploring the topic of rising seas and its impact in South Florida produced by Art in Public Places of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the University of Miami School of Communication. Support for SEA LEVEL RISE is provided by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Full program information 

 

ABOUT MISAEL SOTO

Born in Puerto Rico (1986), Misael Soto is currently based in Chicago pursuing an MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Soto graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors Degree in Art History from Florida Atlantic University (2008) and has shown at MCA Chicago, Open Engagement 2015, the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, Material Art Fair in Mexico City, David Castillo Gallery in Miami, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, and Young at Art Museum in Davie, amongst others, and participated in the ACRE Residency Program in Steuben, Wisconsin and HomeBase Project's HB Build Artist-in-Residence program in Berlin, Germany.

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