On Saturday, April 13th, the Deering Estate hosted more than 350 guests as well as several renowned artists, gallerists, and museum curators as part of the 2019 Spring Contemporary opening celebration. This year’s exhibition, Tension in 3 Dimensions, features the work of eight notable contemporary artists interacting with and inspired by the Deering Estate historic houses and grounds.

Curated by New York artist Ryan Roa, Tension in 3 Dimensions offers visitors an opportunity to experience artworks converging on the exploration of gravity and lines in space as they relate to the natural and historic site. Highlights include Xtention, artist Karen Rifas’ first outdoor sculpture, and The 9th Ecosystem, an augmented reality piece by Felice Grodin, curated by PAMM Assistant Curator Jennifer Inacio. Other participating artists include Ryan Roa, Felecia Chizuko Carlisle, Adam Brent, Carlos Rigau, Kerry Phillips, and Brookehart Jonquil.

Tension in 3 Dimensions remains on display through June 15, 2019, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free with Deering Estate admission.

More than 20 different artists – represented by prominent galleries from Miami to New York – participated in fine art, theatrical, literary, and musical programs as part of the 2019 Spring Contemporary. The opening night festivities included a one-night performance of The Hidden Life of Trees, performed at sunset by members of the NSL Danse Ensemble, a local Haitian folkloric dance company. Creator and choreographer Catherine Hollingsworth partnered with artist Felecia Chizuko Carlisle to incorporate the fabric and movement of Carlisle’s installation into her performance.


About the Spring Contemporary

The Spring Contemporary is a yearly exhibition and celebration of Miami arts and culture, bringing South Florida’s vibrant arts community and hundreds of culture seekers to the Deering Estate. In response to an annual curatorial theme, Deering’s artists-in-residence and other local artists interact with the Estate’s unique history through site-specific works. With over a decade of contemporary arts collaborations, this popular event showcases artworks inside the historic homes on the Deering Estate property and throughout the bayside landscape.

Since 2010, The Deering Estate Foundation has raised funds to support the Spring Contemporary program in honor of Charles Deering’s legacy of community, conservation, and culture.


Read more about Deering Estate’s dedication to arts and culture at deeringestate.org/arts

To learn more about The Deering Foundation and its fundraising and advocacy efforts, visit deeringestate.org/foundation/