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"Roberto Juarez: A Sense of Place"
2003-09-14 until 2003-11-16
Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami
North Miami, FL,
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) will present the exhibition Roberto Juarez: A Sense of Place from September 14 through November 16, 2003. The exhibition includes more than 35 mostly large-scale paintings by Juarez and explores how working in New York, Miami Beach, Rome, and other cities has influenced his work of the last 15 years. Juarez’s sense of place is governed by two realities -- the outside physical surrounding that includes the minutiae of what these "places" bring, and the interior life which he brings with him, including feelings about other places, media, dance, buildings, paintings, and people.
Juarez recently remarked, "I have found that when you leave your home you think about what you left behind, and what is different about these ‘forms’ that live inside us."
Juarez’s solo gallery exhibitions in New York, which typically have occurred in two-year intervals since 1980, freeze frame moments in his career. Consequently, his work seems to change radically from show to show. This new exhibition fills in the gaps between his solo exhibitions
with the time that he spent living his life, working in new locales and responding to a variety of stimuli.
Roberto Juarez was born in Chicago in 1952. He currently lives and works in New York City.
Roberto Juarez: A Sense of Place is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami and is curated by MOCA Director Bonnie Clearwater. A fully illustrated catalog featuring an essay by Bonnie Clearwater accompanies the exhibition.
Roberto Juarez: A Sense of Place is made possible with the support of Northern Trust, with additional support from Francine and Leslie Rozencwaig.
"Times Square Tiles"
Mixed media on canvas
96 x 252 in.
Copyright Roberto Juarez
Courtesy Robert Miller Gallery, New York