David Brooks' work considers the relationship between the individual and the built and natural environment. His work investigates how cultural concerns cannot be divorced from the natural world, while also questioning the terms under which nature is perceived and utilized. For “Studs and Bycatch” Brooks creates a sculpture in Miami's Blue Lagoon next to the 836 expressway celebrating Florida wildlife on a pontoon boat that will remain anchored in the lake for several weeks.
PLAY, LAY, AYE - Act III: installation and performance exploring sculpture, inclusivity & public spaces
Commuter Biennial and Friends of The Underline present PLAY, LAY, AYE a modular sculpture by GeoVanna Gonzalez examining the way public art can be used to create spaces that are more inclusive and queer.
For Act III, the sculpture will be installed below Metrorail in phase 2 of the future Underline for just one day. From 6-8:30 PM, the public is invited to this free event to explore the sculpture with an exclusive performance by Sydney Rabin and scoops by Dasher & Crank.
Join Commuter Biennial in conversation with artist Virginia Overton as she discusses her sculptural installation Late Bloomer on site on The People's Dock at the Deering Estate. With this work, Overton repurposes the bed of her Dodge Ram 150 pickup truck and fashions it into a habitat for native aquatic plants. This piece will evolve throughout the course of its installation as the plants continue to grow. This discussion will explore the conception and construction of this work, as well as Overton's artistic career.
12:00 PM -2:00 PM
Deering Estate: 16701 SW 72nd Ave.
Free and open to the public. RSVP required.
Join Commuter Biennial for a special conversation with artist Juan Landaverde at Schnebly's Redland's Winery about his nearby sculptural installation for the Biennial. This discussion will also explore the influence of urban sprawl and development in South Dade on the conception of these artworks for the Commuter Biennial.
Artist talk to begin at 12:00 PM in the Grand Tiki of the winery.
Free and open to the public, RSVP required.
Guests are encouraged to stay after the talk to enjoy Schnebly's selection of wines and beers, as well as to view Juan's sculptures nearby.