Verónica Pasman | Belt of Venus

Belt of Venus


February 19 – March 30, 2023
Opening Reception: Sunday Feb. 19 from 11 to 2 pm
Collective 62 901 NW 62nd. St. Miami, FL 33150

Nereida García Ferraz / Alex Nuñez / Verónica Pasman / Capucine Safir / Patricia Schnall Gutierrez

Collective 62 is pleased to present Belt of Venus Exhibition.
“Our feminine-based approach to describing the world tells its story in the shadows, underneath the surface, where layers of abstraction build up a multidimensional atmosphere. In this phenomenon of shadow and light, seen and unseen, we share a dichotomy like the Belt of Venus”.

Nereida García Ferraz
Nereida Garcia Ferraz is a Cuban-born artist whose practice encompasses painting, photography, video, sculpture, and social art projects exploring identity and feminist themes, nature, beauty, and the physical world. Her work has been exhibited by or is in collections of institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Yale University, The San Francisco Art Institute, The Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City, and MDC Museum of Art and Design, among many others.
She co-produced and directed the award-winning video documentary “Ana Mendieta: Fuego de Tierra.” The film is in the collection of MOMA, Guggenheim Museum, Yale University, San Francisco Art Institute and many other Museums and Universities around the world.
Garcia Ferraz has a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has been awarded grants from organizations including National Endowment for the Arts, The Mac Arthur Foundation Media Grant, and The Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship from the San Francisco Art Institute. Here in Miami, she co-founded 801 Projects at the Jose Marti Building and has been dedicated to working with education programs such as Women on the Rise at MOCA of North Miami and Brick by Brick, the award-winning outreach education art program at Pérez Art Museum Miami. In 2022 she was awarded with the South Florida Visual Arts Consortium Fellowship.

Alex Nuñez
Born and raised in Miami, Nuñez is a Cuban-American mixed media painter. She received her MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York, and was awarded the C12 Emerging Artist Fellowship.
Solo shows include Marianne Boesky, New York, and Club Gallery, Miami. Her works have been exhibited in El Museo del Barrio, New York, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami.
Nuñez is the host and producer of the “Sunday Painter” podcast on Jolt Radio, now in its sixth year of production, and a recipient of The Warhol Foundation’s Wavemaker Grant. She has been reviewed and published in The New York Times, Artforum, CNN, Art Nexus, Hyperallergic, Huffington Post,
W Magazine, and the Observer.

Verónica Pasman
Verónica Pasman (b.1974) was born in Argentina and is now based in Miami, Fl. She received her degree in Graphic Design in Universidad de Palermo, Buenos Aires (1994). Her career meandered through different design fields.
It started at the Packaging Bureau of Avalos and Bourse (1994) and continued at the Art Department of Para Ti Magazine, Editorial Atlántida (1995 / 1998). She attended an internship at Grazia Magazine in Milán, Italy, Mondadori Editore. Back in Buenos Aires joined FAC Image Bureau (1998 / 2003), and was responsible for the brand Paula Cahen D’Anvers for women and kids. In 2003 She started working as a freelance designer.
Since then Pasman has been working for several independent brands and publishers such as and Penguin Random House, Guadal, El Gato de Hojalata, Chicas x Chicas, Ediciones B, Albatros, Sudamericana, Grijalbo, Editorial Periplo, Ohlalá, Diario La Nación.
She Studied Photography with Diego Sandstede (Buenos Aires, 1996), and Drawing with live model with Prof. Ernesto Pesce (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, 2003)
Since she emigrated to the United States in 2017, Verónica has focused on developing her art. Her work has been included in a number of exhibitions in the United States.

Capucine Safir
Born in Paris, Safir now lives in Miami.
After working for several years in the movie industry, she decided to change career and earn a degree in interior design in Australia where she lived for 3 years.
Back in Paris, she works for her own firm. In addition, she discovered the art of direct carving in stone in a studio of the 17th district. This form of art is immediately natural.
It is after her second expatriation, in Miami, in 2013, that she becomes a professional artist by extending her practice to other materials and techniques.
Safir ntegrates a local gallery in the first year.
Since then, her sculptures have been part of numerous private collections and are regularly exhibited in contemporary art galleries and fairs throughout the United States as well as in France.

Patricia Schnall Gutierrez
The multidisciplinary work of Patricia Schnall Gutierrez extends beyond drawing and painting to include sculpture, installation, performance, and film. Her highly experimental approach to using materials and objects draws viewers into a deliberate dialogue that often probes questions of gender and sexuality. Her feminine based approach to viewing and describing the world is based on personal memories, experiences, and historical references.
Patricia Schnall Gutierrez was born in Buffalo, New York, and received a BFA from SUNY Buffalo in1978. After a move to New York City in 1980, she continued her education at the New York Studio School.
In 2007, Schnall Gutierrez relocated to South Florida, where she currently lives and works. RPM Project was established in 2011 and Schnall Gutierrez came together with filmmaker Rhonda Mitrani and photographer Marina Font. This collaboration, best known for large-scale multimedia installations and short films, continues while each artist works both independently and collaboratively.
Schnall Gutierrez’s work has been included in exhibitions in MOCA Miami, Naples Museum of Art, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Museum of Florida Art, Appleton Museum, Lowe Art Museum, YAA Museum, Patterson Museum, Burchfield Penney Art Center, MADA New Media, as well as numerous University Exhibitions, Art Fairs, and Galleries in and outside of the United States. Schnall Gutierrez has received numerous artist achievement awards and fellowships over the years and has also been included in private and online auctions.
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The Collective 62 Art Studios, founded by Nina Surel, is an independent art space devoted to creation outside of the traditional circuits of art. Located in Liberty City, Collective 62 also seeks to reverse the growing phenomenon of gentrification through regeneration that derives from creation and community-based workshops.
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