In Lorie Ofir’s paintings, otherworldly waves of cool, satin colors undulate beneath ethereal moons and stars that light vast intergalactic mountainous landscapes. I know this mysterious place exists, but I can’t pin point the exact location. It seems not from this world yet still vaguely familiar. Her beautiful paintings are some of the pieces exhibited at Yo Space, in her residency studio and in Yo Miami’s Permanent Collection. The latter was recently launched last Sunday evening at the artist collective’s 4-Year Anniversary Bash. Another resident artist at Yo Space is Meluka, who creates colorful, vibrant designs with various paints on various surfaces. She designed her own business card with the image of a young woman, with a serpent illustrated on her chest and violets adorning her golden hair, raising her hand. About her designs, the artist said, “I like using symbols that are recognizable across various cultures, such as an eye in a triangle or a serpent.”
Here are some photos of the studio’s at Yo Space, which were open for viewing at Sunday evening’s event, along with some pieces from the Permanent Collection.
Here is the event preview “Yo Miami Launches Permanent Collection” published on the MiamiArtZine.com:
Yo Miami is turning four years old. The artist collective/exhibition space located in the artistically burgeoning Little Haiti area has grown significantly since it started as just a Facebook page for event listings. This hub for nurturing local talent has become a bridge between business looking for novel creativity and professionals that are able to deliver something fresh; they recently curated the parking garage wall exhibition permanently on display at Downtown Miami’s Whole Foods. Now, founder Yuval Ofir is happy to announce the launching of a Permanent Collection at Yo Miami’s 4-Year Anniversary Bash….Read more on the MAZ!