Colombian-American artist Santiago Medina will present his acclaimed multi-city monumental stainless steel sculpture exhibition “Interactive Steel” at Pinecrest Gardens from mid-October 2016 to mid-April 2017. The exhibition is ideal for capturing memories through selfies.
The highly polished mirror-finish stainless steel sculptures seemingly morph in shape and color as the day goes from dawn to dusk, creating timeless masterpieces full of light and movement. At night, color LED lights bring shades of red and blue to the sculptures adding another dimension to their beauty. “Peace,” “Eternity,” “Energy” and “Inspiration” are among the names of the sculptures presented emphasizing Santiago Medina’s artistic message of hope and positive energy that his powerful art emphasizes.
Medina’s sculptures are in the permanent collections of some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions. Medina is the only Colombian-American sculptor to have a permanent monumental sculpture at Harvard University. Recent additions to academic institutions include: “Flame of Excellence” dedicated to the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and “Infinity” located at the Tisch Library at Tufts University in Greater Boston. In October, 2016 Medina’s sculpture “Wisdom” was admitted to the permanent collection of the Taplin Gallery at Miami Country Day School. In 2016, his sculpture “Dreams” was permanently housed in the main lobby of the Stanford University Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, California.
For more than 30 years Medina has combined his unique expertise in art with advanced medical imaging. He is a pioneer in the use of advanced medical imaging such as Computerized Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to scan his sculptures and subsequently enhance the volumetric appeal, artistic message and sculptural form. He has also done research in functional brain imaging to better understand the crucial areas of the brain involved in the creation of sculptures.
Santiago Medina has studios in Miami, USA, Pietrasanta (Tuscany), Italy and Medellin, Colombia. His work can be found in both public and private collections, and exhibited at major art fairs worldwide such as at New York Context Art Fair, Context Art Miami, Art Basel Week Miami, Wynwood Art Fair, Houston Art Fair, Palm Beach International Art Fair, Arte Sinfonia Bogota, Miami International Art Fair MIA, Sculpt Miami and Arte America.
Photos of the exhibition and interviews are available upon request. For information about the artist, please visit www.medinafineart.com.
About Pinecrest Gardens
Owing to its historical significance, natural beauty, and extensive public programming, Pinecrest Gardens is one of the most significant cultural assets in South Florida, and is known as South Florida’s Cultural Arts Park. It serves as a model of excellence in civic engagement and community history for surrounding communities. The botanical oasis sits on 14 acres of native forested wetland, tropical hardwood hammock and native cypress slough. The park attracts over 150,000 visitors each year and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in October 2011, making it historically significant on a local, state and national platform. For more information, please visit www.pinecrestgardens.org.