RIP CURRENT: An Exhibition by Michael Loveland and Serge Toussaint

Rip Current
An Exhibition by Michael Loveland and Serge Toussaint

September 11-October 31, 2015

Friday September 11th, 2015

Downtown Art Days Hours
Saturday September 12 & Sunday September 13

A rip current is formed when water coming ashore is channeled back to sea through a narrow passage, taking all within its path. A rip current can also refer to today’s world topics and current events that flood our news feeds and headlines daily.

Michael Loveland has been working with the concept of “levels of communication” for many years, from hand painted local shop signs to corporate billboard ad campaigns. The delivery of media content is the core of Loveland's art practice.

Serge Toussaint is best known for his hand painted murals and store signs found all over Miami, mostly in the Little Haiti neighborhood. His use of imagery, color and style is instantly recognizable and has made Serge a local legend

This exhibition has been a long time in the making: Loveland has wanted to collaborate with Serge since first seeing his murals 13 years ago. The exhibition "Rip Current" will be the first time these two artists will be collaborating. They will be creating a body of work that will consist of large billboard vinyls and painted collages, as well as sculptures.

Rip Current will also feature a WEIRD MIAMI bus tour with Toussaint and Loveland, a panel discussion of the artists' work as well as a workshop led by Toussaint. To receive more information on those future events, please join our mailing list.

Serge Toussaint is a Haitian born artist working in Miami, Florida. He has competed hundreds of murals and signs since moving from Corona Queens NY, including his most known murals of The Miami Heat, Martin Luther King, Jr., and President Obama. Serge Toussaint's work has been written about and documented extensively over the years.

Michael Loveland was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He attended New World School of the Arts in Miami and then received his BFA from Maryland Institute Collage of Art, MICA in Baltimore MD. Loveland has exhibited all over the world and is now based back in Miami. His works can be found in many private collections as well the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Art Museum New York and Perez Art Museum, PAMM Miami.