Flow in the zone, a global perspective
Presented artists: José Polet-France, Policarpo Riberio-Brazil, Tonietta Walters-USA
Flow – a smooth uninterrupted movement or progress
Zone – a temporary state of heightened concentration that enables peak performance
'Flow' unlike the Merriam-Webster definition above is a now widely referenced as a concept proposed by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: a mental state of operation in which the person is fully immersed in what he or she is doing, characterized by a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and success in the process of the activity. The Zone usually refers to athletes. The terms seem interchangeable and most artists are intimately familiar with this state. This annual exhibition series will give artists from around the world a chance to freely interpret both concepts using their usual form of expression and give their perspective on this fundamental part of the creative process.
Curator: Tonietta A. Walters is the CEO of The Arts Office Network. A visual artist, philosopher and member of Mensa, she has a Specialized M.A. in Art and Cognitive Science from FIU. Her paintings and sculpture can be found in public and private collections in the US, Middle East and France. She has participated in group and solo exhibitions in Brazil, France, India, Poland and the US. Tonietta teaches Philosophy for Miami Dade Virtual College and is currently working on the correlations between her recently synthesized model of creative practice to current theories in Philosophy of Mind.
Graham Center Art Gallery - Florida International University
University Park Campus - Miami