Professor of Fiber Art and Painting Pip Brant and Professor of Drawing Michael Namkung, both faculty members in the College of Architecture + The Arts, will take on the theme of “action” in a new faculty exhibition running through Oct. 13 at FIU’s Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum.
Brant’s collection, Re-Enactments, addresses the seemingly common practice of false historical depictions in artwork. Focusing on the portrayal of battle re-enactments, Brant adds her own satirical twist to the relationship between war and art by deliberately creating works that show historically inaccurate information. Her aim is to force the viewers to consider the ways in which human chronicles are subjectively recorded.
Namkung will exhibit Baby Pictures and the People’s Lullaby Collective, a two-part show that focuses on “the art of parenting” and on the human being’s development of motor skills in the infant and toddler stages. Known for his emphasis on movement and action, Namkung’s work seeks to encourage people to become aware of their bodies and to explore their physical limits.
The opening reception for the Frost Faculty Show: Re-Enactments by Pip Brant and Baby Pictures and the People’s Lullaby Collective by Michael Namkung, will be Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, located at 10975 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33199. Refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.