Miami’s home-honed artists are often associated with contemporary formats like street art, installations, photography and multimedia. A trio of recent exhibits showcase the strength of Miami-based painters in very different ways.
For the past 50 years, Cuban-born Arturo Rodriguez has lived and worked in Miami, creating a body of fantastical oil paintings that appear in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, among many others. His current show, at LnS Gallery near Coconut Grove, comprises a series of large-scale paintings based on three seminal literary works: Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness,” Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick” and Louis-Ferdinand Céline’s “Journey to the End of the Night.”
The vibrant, emotional