Monday, April 06, 2009

Robert F Merton 'Temperatures'

VIP Sneak Preview-Food and Wine by North One10, Music by WVUM's 'Vamos a la Playa' DJ Laura

Artoconecto is excited to present painter Robert F. Merton’s first solo exhibition ‘Temperatures’, on Thursday, April 9, 2009, for a sneak VIP preview, followed by an exhibition open to the public on Saturday, April 11, at The Buena Vista Building in Miami’s Design District. The painter, who resides in the colder climes of New England, in the seaside village of Cohasset, will unveil his exciting new work in the tropical climate of Miami, where his work has received considerable early attention. His vibrant work, like his family name, demands historical perspective-his grandfather, Robert K. Merton, was a groundbreaking sociologist, who coined terms like 'self-fulfilling prophecy', and 'unintended consequences'. His father, Robert C. Merton, won a Nobel Prize in economics in 1997 for his work on a new method to determine the value of derivatives. And his own study of 15th-17th century European history, when a human-powered economy evolved into a mechanized economy (and a mechanized society), has influenced his understanding of the transitions through which society and its members must evolve. "The transition period is what interests me," says Merton. "We are in an era of change, and we must embrace that."

Thursday, April 9, 2009
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Buena Vista Building/Design District
180 NE 39th Street
Miami, FL 33137