One of CIFO Europa’s initiatives will be the organization of CIFO: Una mirada múltiple. Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection and its presentation at the Museo Nacional de Bella Artes in Havana, Cuba. Curated by Osbel Suárez, the exhibition will coincide with the 11th Havana Biennial, taking place from May 11 - June 11, 2012, and will remain open to the public through August 20, 2012. This exhibit marks the first time a complete exhibition containing works from the contemporary art holdings of the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection are exhibited outside of CIFO’s walls.
The exhibition, CIFO: Una mirada múltiple, does not adopt the usual chronological approach of organizing the pieces according to their dates, which range from the second half of the twentieth century to the present day. Instead, it showcases a cross section of the collection and presents to the public a compilation of works by over 65 artists from North America, Latin America, Africa, Europe and Asia, who have witnessed and played key roles in changes that have occurred in the most significant trends in art over the last fifty years.
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Asumir el hecho cotidiano como acto creativo y hacer de ese acto creativo un hecho cotidiano es el sino que ha marcado a una de las parejas más carismáticas y queridas dentro del entorno artístico de Miami. Me refiero al dueto integrado por Frances Trombly y Leyden Rodríguez-Casanova, quienes por primera vez aúnan fuerzas en una exposición a cuatro manos.
Come Together es el título de la muestra que, inspirada en la popular canción de los Beatles, abre sus puertas al público en el Bass Museum of Arts de Miami Beach y donde la pareja logra una acertada simbiosis de estilos.
By Janet Batet
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The exhibition in the downstairs galleries, Come Together: Frances Trombly and Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, is in the category of terminally new art and conceptual as all get out. The artists are married with a child, steadfast Miamians and given to deceptively simplistic work, playing with the notion of the breathtakingly banal.
By Tom Austin
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Some couples can’t agree on anything. Who will pick up the kid from day care? Who will throw out the trash? Who will scoop up the dog poop? Who will decide who decides? Frances Trombly and Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova are both prolific Miami artists who happen to be married. They have been partners the past decade, and working side-by-side in a studio while raising a toddler daughter Penelope and Mowgli their pet black Shepherd dog is part of their domestic discipline and collaborative work ethic.
By Carlos Suarez De Jesus
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Sight Specific is an exploration in space, vision and sound at the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University. Installations by Roberto Behar + Rosario Marquardt, Clifton Childree, Juan Maristany, Gustavo Matamoros, Gavin Perry, Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, Kyle Trowbridge, Wendy Wischer and BREAKFAST.
Opening Friday, April 15, 2011, 7 – 11 pm
The Bass Museum of Art will exhibit the work of Frances Trombly and Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, two prolific Miami artists who also happen to be married. Both artists will create intriguing installations inspired by everyday objects. Trombly’s sculptures of mops, blank canvases and painters’ drop cloths fool the eye. These things appear to be mass-produced, but in fact they have been meticulously hand-stitched, crocheted and embroidered. Rodriguez-Casanova works with home-decorating items in an attempt to deconstruct the domestic environment. His installation will feature a section of ceiling, vertical blinds and a chandelier, skewed at an angle. In a third installation the couple will combine their efforts merging the hand-made and mass produced, using contrasting elements that are either organically soft or rigidly structured.
I am honored to announce my participation as artist-in-residence in the Ville de Paris-Culturesfrance program at the Centre international d’accueil et d’échanges des Recollets in Paris. I will be living in Paris from April 1st through June 30th, 2011.
The Cintas Foundation announced Leyden Rodriguez Casanova as the winner for the 2010 Cintas Foundation Award in the Visual Arts and Fabian Almazan as the winner for the 2010 Brandon Fradd Award in Music Composition. Each award carries a $10,000 cash prize, which is used by the winner to further his or her creative development.
Since 1963, the Cintas Foundation has awarded more than 300 fellowships to artists of Cuban lineage who reside outside of Cuba. The only one of its kind in the nation, the program has honored top Cuban artists, many at the start of their careers, who have gone on to play an influential role in
the development of their disciplines.
Locust Projects is pleased to present a new exhibition by Miami-based artist Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova. An Uneven Floor is a site-specific installation featuring an unleveled floor covered in pink carpet. The work represents Rodriguez-Casanova’s most ambitious project to date, encompassing the entire 2,700 square foot gallery space.
An Inaccessible Gazebo at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in the 2009-2010 Art at Fairchild exhibition. The art season boasts the art of Yayoi Kusama, Cameron Gainer, Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, Mark di Suvero, Kris Martin, Dale Chihuly, Daisy Youngblood, Freda Tschumy and Sicis. And yes, the work became a photo op for all the brides coming through Fairchild.