Art Exhibition - Shifting the Paradigm: The Art of George Edozie

Reception at Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA)

December 2, 2014 from 7 – 9 PM

The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA), South Florida’s oldest and only museum dedicated exclusively to contemporary art, will kick off Art Basel week in Miami with a thought provoking exhibition featuring contemporary artist, George Edozie.

The show, Shifting the Paradigm: The Art of George Edozie is designed to tear down aging but still prevalent concepts surrounding the creation, consumption and interpretation of contemporary. For curator Professor Nkiru Nzegwu, “through form, color, design consciousness, and containment, artistic endeavor unleashes the embodied powers of life to dissolve blockages and remake reality”.

While George Edozie is not an expressionist, he shares a good number of the formal characteristics of the “fauvist” and “post-impressionist” painters at the turn of the 20th century: Cezanne, Matisse, Gauguin, Van Gogh. In different ways, these artists went beyond the manner in which impressionism focused on reproducing the impression caused by the physical world.

The opening reception for Shifting Paradigm: The Art of George Edozie will launch a week of activities at MOCA North Miami that will include the Moca Breakfasts—an engagement with contemporary aesthetic issues by scholars, critics and artists. Moca Moving Images the series of film screenings and a host of both public and private events surround the exhibition. For Babacar MBow, MOCA Director, Shifting the Paradigm: The Art of George Edozie moves away from the rehashing ad nauseam of Duchamp’s exhibiting of a urinal without realizing that has lost all its subversive power. This exhibition present works that still retain the power of liberation.

Call 305.893.6211 to RSVP.

FREE for MOCA members, North Miami residents and VIP Art Basel card holders

$25 admission for non members

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