PULSE COntemporary Art Fair 2018| Magali Hébert-Huot & Curtis Miller
With a cheeky sense of humor that overlays their meticulous dedication to craft, Curtis Miller and Magali Hébert-Huot’s works share a playful aesthetic, but their viewpoints are frequently at odds. Miller’s sincere paintings aim to include the viewer in the process their making, while Hébert-Huot’s sculptures of “taxidermied” logs and branches play hard to get. Both artist’s use of candy-colored hues and textured surfaces entice viewers to look closer and consider how they were made; in Hébert-Huot and Miller’s world, sometimes things are not what they seem, and sometimes what you see is what you get.
Magali Hébert-Huot (b. 1987, Québec City, Qc, CAN), completed her BFA at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2012 and holds an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art – Rinehart School of Sculpture (2015). Hebert-Huot was the recipient of the 2016 Royal British Society of Sculptors RBS Bursary Award and the 2015 International Sculpture Center Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. Recent exhibitions include “Les Grandes Étendues”, Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC (2018); “Vox XIII: Are ‘Friends’ Electric” at Vox Populi, Philadelphia PA (2017) and The Sondheim Semi-Finalist Exhibition at Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD (2016). She lives and works in Québec City, Canada.
Curtis Miller (b. 1979, Corsicana, Texas) is an abstract painter who holds an MFA in painting from Maryland Institute College of Art’s Hoffberger School of Painting (2013). He builds paintings from the ground up, treating each layer as a stage that allows paint to exist in different contexts. Miller exhibited his work at Pulse Contemporary Art Fair Miami in 2018 with Hamiltonian Gallery and produced bodies of work for spaces including K Space Contemporary, Gaddis Geeslin Gallery, Joan Grona Gallery, The South Texas Art Museum, and the Art Center of Corpus Christi. In recent years Curtis has exhibited his paintings at Terrault Contemporary, City Arts, Maryland Art Place, Jordan Faye Contemporary and Platform Gallery in Baltimore, MD, Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York, NY and Hamiltonian Gallery in Washington, DC. His work is held in the permanent collections of Fidelity Investments, Capitol One Bank and various private national and international collections. Miller is based in Baltimore, MD where he works and lives with his wife and 5 year-old daughter.
PULSE MIAMI BEACH
Indian Head Beach Park, 4601 Collins Ave.
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Thursday, December 6
Preview Brunch 10am - 1pm
Thursday, December 6 1pm - 5pm
Friday & Saturday December 7 & 8
10am - 7pm
Sunday, December 9th 10am - 5pm