Whitespace Grand Opening Celebrates Berlin Wall’s Destruction, Small Group Tours, Free Max Toth Poster PLUS Meet Leland Rice

Whitespace announces the GRAND SEASON OPENING this Thursday, November 20th with a special evening event.  The Opening Exhibit continues through Friday and the weekend.  There is a special group exhibition commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the destruction of the Berlin Wall, “Pushing Boundaries” that you won’t want to miss!  Meet the artist and author, Leland Rice.  Additional exhibitions include ceramics by Christa Assad, Hassan Hajjaj’s mixed media photography and a special FREE poster by Max Toth.  New this year is the chance for small groups to have guided tours.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  






Thursday November 20th 6 pm-9 pm (Opening Evening Event)
Friday Nov. 21st, Saturday Nov. 22nd, Sunday Nov. 23rd 11 am-4 pm


A group exhibition commemorating the 25th anniversary of the destruction of the Berlin Wall.



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This momentous global event caused contemplation on the idea of boundaries – not just political and geographical boundaries, but also boundaries of feminism, religion, race, culture and intellectual thoughts. This exhibition celebrates the unwavering human spirit which finds a path to overcome adversity.




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Opening Event November 20th 6pm-9pm and Saturday 1pm-4pm

Meet the artist Leland Rice

Book signing of his Berlin Wall catalog

-past exhibitions include San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), group exhibition at Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)



additional exhibiting artists include but not limited to


Hassan Hajjaj –
Moroccan – Photography/Mixed Media


Christa Assad
Syrian/American – Ceramic


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Format 18×24  Season 4

free to all that attend Whitespace!

MAX TOTH    2014-2015

The primal urges of Toth’s line based figures fuel their games of

conquest, loyalty, power, and pecking order.  Each individual

seeks their place within the group as well as in the world. This

project depicts King of the Raft, a battle fought to be ruler of a

floating,  bird-shit-covered, putting-green kingdom. The new

ruler revels in their status, until they too are overthrown and

the struggle for power continues. They move in a writhing pack,

roles and authority shifting, leaders crowned, usurped,

swallowed, and replaced. In a world where games are played

in an attempt to defy limitations – a raft becomes a kingdom!


Admission to Whitespace
$10 per person. Students with valid ID $5 per person
includes free collectible Max Toth Poster



Whitespace is the private contemporary art exhibition space located in West Palm Beach.  This collection spans over 30 years and has a unique European approach.  One of the strengths of the collection is the consistency of vision that it exhibits and, in addition, has also been characterized by its enthusiasm and focus.  Whitespace has approximately 8000 square feet of exhibition space which has partial permanent programming and a changing project space entitled “Whitebox”, which has curated exhibitions which meet a high level of competency, vision and creativity.  This is the only venue of this type in this area.


Please join us this season
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For more information:

2805 N. Australian Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
T:561.842.4131 F:561.842.4132
E: 2805@mordes.net




For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420



Please Join in Honoring the Life of Marvin Mordes

The Rickie Report and artist community mourns the loss of Dr. Marvin Mordes.  We hope you will attend a memorial service to celebrate his life which was filled with love of family, community, medicine and artistry on Sunday, October 26th. 



Sunday, October 26th

2:00 pm

Palm Beach Synagogue

120 North County Road             Palm Beach, Florida 33480

(561) 838-9002

A Reception will follow at


The Mordes Collection

2805 N. Australian Avenue

West Palm Beach, Florida 33407




Dr. Marvin Mordes died unexpectedly on September 18, 2014 while traveling in Europe with his devoted wife of 47 years, Elayne. For 26 years, Marvin was Chief of Neurology at St. Joseph’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Upon moving to South Florida, he cared for patients at Cleveland Clinic Florida for five years before setting up his practice on the MorseLife campus in West Palm Beach. Marvin received his medical degree from the University of Ghent in Belgium and completed his residency in Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania.





Marvin will be remembered as a passionate, caring and distinguished physician, a patron of the arts and a global citizen. Known fondly as a true renaissance man, he was an avid collector of contemporary art and devoted supporter of artists, donating many works to museums of regional and national prominence. He was on the Board of Directors of the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC, where he sponsored The Mordes Lecture of Contemporary Art for 11 years. He was co-founder with his wife Elayne of Whitespace Collection, a private contemporary art exhibition space in West Palm Beach.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Elayne (Rubenstein), daughter Stephanie Ives, son-in-law Matthew Ives, and grandchildren Jared and Martine Hamilton, and was the dear brother-in-law of Marcy (Rubenstein) and Larry Friedman, and Marc Rubenstein.



Services were held at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., in Baltimore, MD. Memorial contributions in his memory may be sent to MorseLife Foundation, 4847 Fred Gladstone Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33417 or, Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation, 501 S. Sapodilla Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 or, Palm Beach Opera Young Artists Program, 415 S. Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.  To see more : http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/baltimoresun/obituary.aspx?pid=172570861#sthash.Kc8oypv5.dpuf



For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420