February 16 – May 25, 2019
Aurora Molina: The Selfie Project will be on view at Florida Tech’s Foosaner Art Museum from February 16 through May 25, 2019. The Selfie Project will feature hundreds of embroidered sculptures by Aurora Molina of Miami, Florida. Molina, a figurative fiber artist, uses thread to communicate her subversive narratives.
Through these complex embroidered artworks, Molina examines the egocentricity that informs the modern phenomena of the “selfie” and a person’s desperate need for attention. She highlights the addictive nature of the selfie, the publicity fix, and creates a series of sculptures that project pop culture’s drug-like dependency on social acceptance. The selfie becomes a self-perpetuating social disease that feeds off of its own self-indulgence and complacency, leaving little or no room for self-examination.
Molina was born in Havana, Cuba in 1984. She emigrated to the United States at the age of sixteen, where she opted to pursue an education in art. Molina received a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts specializing in Mixed Media from Florida International University and a Master’s degree in Contemporary Art at the Universidad Europea de Madrid. Molina’s art explores themes ranging from national identity and immigration to self-identity and feminism, staging Molina’s personal history within universal experiences of women and minorities in the United States and Cuba.
Through March 23, 2019
The Foosaner Art Museum presents Derek Gores: Local Edition, a mid-career retrospective of work by Melbourne resident, Derek Gores.
Gores, internationally renowned collage artist and Brevard County local, takes the concept of play to new heights in Derek Gores: Local Edition, an exhibition featuring his vibrant collages, drawings and interactive works. Known worldwide for his fashion marketing style images built from magazine scraps and snippets, Local Edition offers the best of Gores’ most recognizable work, alongside new pieces created specifically for this hometown exhibit. Local Edition is the ultimate manifestation of Gores’ adventurous artistic spirit, brimming with the same passion and verve with which Gores approaches our eclectic local arts scene.
This exhibition is curated by Serene Kawas McGroarty, artist, art consultant and newly minted resident of Brevard County.