Rochi Llaneza (FIU BFA ’04) Curates Exhibition by Alumni and CARTA Dean’s Distinguished Fellow Robert Zuckerman


On February 28th, MAC ART will present an exhibition entitled Who Keeps the Dog? for the Flagler Art Walk.

The exhibition features a handful of alumni from FIU Art + Art History. Additionally, the exhibit includes the work of Hollywood photographer Robert Zuckerman, one of the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Dean’s Distinguished Fellows (CARTA News: September 2014).

Who Keeps the Dog? is curated by FIU alumna Rochi Llaneza (BFA ’04), who bases the exhibition off of an essay she read called “Man’s Sacred Relationship with the Animal Kingdom.” Llaneza explains on MAC ART’s website, ” . . . [the author] talks about how humans have to be more kind and respectful to the animal kingdom because of reasons we all know or should know by now. She articulates clearly our common ‘sensitivities’ and ‘evolutionary path.'”

Llaneza further describes the theme of Who Keeps the Dog; “in this select group of art works I go to the other end of the pendulum and address our passion for the animal kingdom.  A portrayal of how these artists take on with aggressiveness, compassion, love and defiance their association to the subject matter . . . [I] hope the title helps describe the argument.”

The artists featured in Who Keeps the Dog? are:

Nestor Arenas
Uma Blandon (Lowe Art Museum’s Beaux Arts Student Artist Showcase winner)
James Brutus
Martin Casuso (FIU BFA ’02)
Julie Friel (FIU BFA ’99)
Melissa Menendez (Lowe Art Museum’s Beaux Arts Student Artist Showcase winner)
Magdalena Ortiz (FIU BFA ’02)
Guillermo Portieles
Claudio Roncoli
Barbara Rivera (FIU MFA ’04)
Maitejosune Urrechaga (FIU BS in Art Education ’02)
Robert Zuckerman

Who Keeps the Dog? will be on display for the Flagler Art Walk from 6PM-10PM at MAC ART: 833 NE 4th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. For more information, call (954) 990-5420.

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