Rising Curator Storm Ascher Makes a Miami Debut with Group Show BOUNCE at Oolite Arts

Curator Storm Ascher

Storm Ascher makes her curatorial debut in Miami with an exhibition, BOUNCE, at Oolite Arts. The name BOUNCE reflects the city’s vibrant, never-ending, ever-moving nightlife that “translates the essence of movement into static pieces of art.”

On view through January 21, there will be sculptures, paintings, and photographs filling the gallery space from a pool of emerging artists: PJ Harper, Roscoé B., Thické III, John Rivas, Alex Anderson, Maya Beverly, Diana Eusebio, Emiliana Heriquez, Ale Moros, and Kelly Shami.

From a cat poised to leap to the cascading of Spanish moss, each of the pieces in the show brings their own dynamic energy to the space, pulsating with character and movement. PJ Harper, for example, conveys the toss of a woman’s hair as she emerges from the ocean in a new ceramic work. Miami-based artist Roscoé B. Thické III conjures the music and dance that filled his grandmother’s home during family gatherings. John Rivas depicts a diamond-encrusted pendant containing a photo of his grandmother bouncing on a gold chain around his neck.

Installation view of BOUNCE at Oolite Arts

“Bounce is an intricate dance that arrests motion within the static confines of art, inviting contemplation and reflection,” writes Ascher. The exhibition will present an “enticing visual journey that celebrates the dynamic interplay between stasis and motion.” Viewed together, the works create a scintillating experience of color, texture, and form that reverberates throughout the space.