Castillo, who recently relocated here after operating an eponymous gallery in Chicago for two decades, has been named executive director of the inaugural edition of the American Pavilion for the 15th annual Shanghai Art Fair, opening this September.

Since moving to South Florida a few months ago, Castillo founded Art in Alternative Spaces Miami, a nomadic project of contemporary art exhibits he plans to organize at various venues across town.

The group show at Platform is his first local project and offers a bit of everything — from paintings, sculptures, glass, and ceramics to videos, installations, and conceptual art.

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Location Info


The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

10975 SW 17th St.
Miami, FL 33199

Category: Art Galleries

Region: Coral Gables

JG Platform Art Gallery

2320 N. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33127

Category: Art Galleries

Region: Midtown/Wynwood/Design District


"East/West: Visually Speaking": Through September 11 at the Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17th St., Miami; 305-348-2890; Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. "Art Formulations": Through June 11 at Platform Gallery, 2320 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-542-9470; Wednesday through Saturday 1 to 5 p.m.

Miami's Daniel Fiorda is one of the local artists he has invited to the Shanghai fair. The Argentine sculptor, known for employing industrial detritus and technological artifacts in his work, is displaying one of his red painted microcosmic pieces that appears compacted by an unseen, crushing force and is as spindly as a sea urchin.

Also on view is a gem-like collage of a young girl by Chicago's Lorna Marsh. In it, the waif wears a tiara and a smock covered with buzzing flies.

And the Windy City's Scott Ashley portrays Saint Sebastian as a mirrored disco ball pierced by arrows, referencing the early Christian martyr.

"Miami has such a rich and diverse arts community," Castillo says. "This is a great way for me to become better acquainted with local culture and discover local talent and galleries to showcase in China this coming fall."

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