Three New Exhibits Coming to Frost Art Museum

Three new exhibits opening at the Frost Art Museum feature work from artists Liu Shiyuan, Terence Price II and collections from the Hudson River School. Photo courtesy of FIU Flickr.

Ashley Arbelaez/Staff Writer

The Frost Art Museum is starting the new year off with a bang as they announce three new exhibitions, opening this Saturday, Jan. 25.

“Opaque Pollination” features multimedia work, including collaged photography and videos by Chinese artist Liu Shiyuan.

Shiyuan’s work focuses on communication in the modern world as technology rapidly advances. The artist uses video to capture human interactions and present-day communication techniques.

The exhibit features photographic collages of food, animals and nature as they relate to how there can be varied meaning in separate images. As Shiyuan plays with perspective and form, the viewer only sees a culmination of images at first.

The second exhibition, “The Never Ending Garden,” is created by Miami-based artist, Terence Price II.

Terence Price II uses street photography to document relationships within the community. He explores these ideas by roaming the streets of Miami, focusing on Carol City.

Price not only uses his photography, but also film to redefine black communities in Miami, which are often gentrified and undermined.

Viewers can expect to see a combination of Price’s street photography and videos as they discuss “familial rites of passage, preserving history, gun violence, and community celebrations,” as said on the Frost Museum website.

Price’s exhibit is also a part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Exhibition Series, which discusses issues of diversity in race and social justice.

A panel and separate exhibit opening for “The Never Ending Garden” will be held on Feb. 6.

Lastly, the “Transitional Nature” exhibit highlights the Hudson River School, which was the first significant art movement in the United States.

Themes of the exhibition include American ideals throughout history, the environment and its preservation.

The exhibition showcases 19th century society in the United States through landscape paintings, which have been important cultural assets throughout history to display American beauty and ideals.

Overall, it’s focus will be on U.S. landscape paintings, but will uniquely connect the past of the historical Hudson River School to the modern art world.

“Transitional Nature” draws from the collection of David and Laura Grey and includes masterpieces by Albert Bierstadt, Robert S. Duncanson, Asher B. Durand and George Inness.

The opening ceremony for the three exhibits will be on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Frost Art Museum.

Frost Art Museum open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m.-5 p.m., at 10975 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL. 33199. Free. “Liu Shiyuan” exhibit runs through Apr. 12. “Terence Price II” exhibit runs through Apr. 26. “Transitional Nature” exhibit runs through May 17. 

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