To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, HURRICANE features powerful images that Fellman captured immediately following this devastating storm’s touchdown at the Tamiami airport. The book encapsulates a defining moment in Miami’s history and conveys the widespread damage that was inflicted across South Florida. Fellman’s photographs attempt to decipher the resulting metal maze of interlocking iron sheets, consequently uncovering new designs imposed by nature in Andrew’s forceful wake.
Handbound in an embossed metallic cover punctured with actual bolts and rivets, this artist’s book is evocative of an airplane wing twisted into a mass of metal, encouraging the viewer to physically engage with its content. Accompanied by essays by New York Times art critic Vicki Goldberg and Bryan Norcross, then chief meteorologist for WTVJ-NBC, HURRICANE communicates the devastation experienced and imparts the memories and wisdom left behind by this epic storm. EXILE is pleased to add HURRICANE to our roster of artist’s books, as we strive to amplify Miami’s unique voice to express our distinct tropical ethos.
About the Author:
Barry Fellman’s photographs have been exhibited at museums, galleries and public venues in South Florida and nationally. Fellman, a native Miamian, has contributed to the cultural landscape as an artist, educator and curator. He currently serves as director of Center for Visual Communication, a South Florida based non-profit organization that provides visual arts resources and programming to government, schools and cultural institutions. He is a Silver Knight awardee and is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner grant for visual arts.
About EXILE Books
EXILE Books designates space to celebrate print culture in Miami. EXILE produces publications and events such as exhibitions, performances, lectures, fairs, and workshops to advance the circulation and engagement with artist’s publications. EXILE seeks to establish a pervasive print culture in Miami by creating a hub for independent publishing that represents and serves our diverse community. For more information, visit exilebooks.com