Studio Visit: James Weingrod
YoungArts resident artists examines the cosmos
In celebration of Art Basel, SocialMiami visited the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) to meet their current artist in residence, James Weingrod, who will be in residence at the YoungArts campus from through December 21, 2014.
Weingrod was identified and selected by a jury of esteemed advisors including: Agnes Gund (President Emerita, The Museum of Modern Art), Thom Collins (Director, Pérez Art Museum Miami), Bonnie Clearwater (Director and Chief Curator of Nova Southeastern University’s Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale), Carol Jazzar (Director and Curator of Carol Jazzar Contemporary Gallery in Miami), and Patricia Hanna and Anelys Alvarez (Art Director, The Related Group).
Weingrod’s work examines the Universe through direct reference to scientific imagery of the cosmos as well as through more abstract philosophical ideas relating to the current understanding of the Universe and our place within it. In his paintings he often employs depictions of NASA’s photographs of stellar, solar, and other phenomena, while his sculptures explore more abstract concepts like infinity, relativity, fractals, holography and time.
The YoungArts Residency in Visual Arts is made possible through the generous support of The Related Group.
Aaron Glickman is a writer, actor and filmmaker. Through his contributions to SocialMiami, he has had opportunities to document many fascinating people and organizations in the fields of philanthropy, the arts, fashion, design and real estate including Carolina Herrera, James Rosenquist, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, Russell Simmons, Nicole Miller, Christian Louboutin, Lin Arison and many more. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Miami Theater Center (MTC) and is on the Executive Committee of the National YoungArts Foundation.