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Exhibit: GARDEN by Gustavo Matamoros and Robert Thiele

Apr 28 2024 - Jul 20 2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72nd Avenue, Palmetto Bay Fl 33157

This exhibition is part of Contemporary Currents, an annual series that integrates contemporary art with historic collections and settings. Each artist is invited to create new work that functions in dialogue with the narratives of the Deering Estate’s vast and extensive history. Artists are selected from the roster of past and current Artists-in-Residence at the Deering Estate to display their work on the second floor of the Richmond Cottage for a three to six-month period.

The 2024 exhibition entitled Garden will feature new work by Gustavo Matamoros (Deering Estate Artist-in-Residence, 2024) in collaboration with Robert Thiele. The exhibition consists of standalone sculptures and sound integrated into the natural ambiance and furnishings of The Garden Room — a charming wooden alcove inside the Richmond Cottage at Deering Estate.

GARDEN will be on view from Sunday, April 28, through July 20, 2024 at Deering Estate.

GUSTAVO MATAMOROS is a renowned composer and sound artist recognized for his field recordings, composed improvisations, and acoustical activations of architectural environments, as well as for his leadership at the Subtropics Organization. Matamoros approaches sound as a living phenomenon, where every sound is an “Audible,” expressing the natural occurrences and unique characteristics of its source. Within his work, the Audible serves as a fundamental unit of meaning in the morphology of natural noise, unveiling the essence of its origins. Through the use of amplification, his installations seek to reveal hidden aspects of reality, animating architecture to make audible its otherwise concealed acoustical signatures. He has been living and working in Miami since 1979 and most recently received the 2023 Community Partner of the Year Award from Deering Estate.

ROBERT THIELE is an influential visual artist as well as an educator and curator. Working with simple geometric and organic shapes and forms, Thiele developed a lifelong exploration of the art of containment and covering. His sculptural paintings variously contain, reveal and conceal, recede and project. These objects house apertures that frequently blur whatever is veiled behind them, whether with the size and shape of the opening, with obscuring fabric or acrylic. His nuanced work employs spatial play within the individual artwork and in groupings of artworks. Thiele’s artworks are represented by the Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami.

COST: Included with General Admission, $15 for adults (ages 15+) and $7 for children (ages 4-14).  Admission is free for Deering Estate Foundation Members and children under 4 years old. Non-Members can choose their date of visit  / purchase General Admission tickets online here (choose your visit date). Members do not need to reserve to view exhibit; please show your membership card at the Ticket Booth on the day of your visit, 10am-4pm. Become a Member today!

Additionally, an opening reception for the artists will take place on Sunday, April 28th, from 3 pm to 5 pm in the Garden Room at the Richmond Cottage. Details & RSVP for the reception can be found here.

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Cultural Arts Programming at the Deering Estate is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and The Deering Estate Foundation, Inc.

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