Fresh out of the gates for Basel Week Miami is a showing from Tomoo Gokita with acrylic and gouache on canvas paintings at Bill Brady Gallery’s new permanent space in the Little River District. The new body of work, titled Damage Control, took portraiture painting to another level with works based on vintage portraits of Hollywood divas, movie stills, found photos and postcards. Created with soft gradients, solid black, or even unpainted white space, the Japanese artist’s characters are mostly faceless, giving only subtle suggestions of their basic features. While mysterious and almost haunting […]
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Tonight at the start of Basel Week Miami, Macaya Gallery in the heart of the Wynwood Art District held a special live painting session in conjunction with Hoerle Guggenheim. As one of three participating artists, RETNA (featured) was asked to paint a FERRARI F430 Challenge Car from ANSA Motorcars. Each impressive automobile will be auctioned with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Miami Children’s Health Foundation and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, as well as the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The event which they call ARTCELERATION will go on […]
On December 2nd, The Skateroom is launching their new collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Along with a special event (RSVP required) and pop-op installation that night at the Delano Hotel in South Beach as part of Basel Week Miami, the series of new skatedecks featuring Warhol’s iconic imagery will be made available online. Through the sales, the company hopes to support NGO Skateistan and their amazing work with children across Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa. Discuss Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Andy Warhol here.
Along with a couple group shows (covered), Thinkspace will also be hosting mini solos from Kevin Peterson and Alex Yanes at the SCOPE Miami booth. For his part, the Houston-based Peterson has sent a series of paintings to highlight his skills during Basel Week Miami that feature his mix of children, animals, and urban environments. Take a look at some more preview images below and add this to your itinerary if it piques your interest. Discuss Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Kevin Peterson here.
On December 3rd (6-9pm), Hausammann Gallery in Miami (251 NW 23rd Street) will be holding the opening reception for Urban Masters. Featuring the works of Brisk, C215, CMP1, Defer, Kamea Hadar, Lokiss, Mear One, Morik, Norm, OG Abel, Pener, Poesia, Rae Martini, Raptuz, SatOne, Shok-1, and Vesod, the group exhibition certainly should be on your itinerary if you are a fan of street and graffiti art and in town for Basel Week Miami. Check out some more preview shots from inside the space below… Photo credit: Todd Mazer. Discuss […]
For KAWS fans lucky enough to be in town for Basel Week Miami, you may be interested to know Pace Prints will be releasing a new print portfolio when the main fair’s preview session opens on December 2nd at 11 am. The three screenprints entitled NO ONE’S HOME, STAY STEADY, THE THINGS THAT COMFORT all appropriate Snoopy’s profile remixed in the New York-based artist’s characteristic aesthetic. Produced in a run of 250, the pricing of these new editions will be tiered and released simultaneously in New York at the gallery’s 521 West […]
Tessar Lo (featured) opened a solo show at the Project Gallery in Toronto earlier this month entitled No More Doubts, No More Fears. Transforming the space into his temporary studio, the locally-based artist has been sharing his work and practice with visitors since the 10th of November. The idea of such setting was to achieve a free stream-of-thought mode of creating, stripped of the classic studio working environment. By creating the works publicly, the full transparency of the process makes the intention visible both through successful and unsuccessful attempts. This intuitive […]
Next week during Basel Week Miami, along with a couple mini-solos, Thinkspace will also have group exhibitions on display including many artists contributing pieces in a 12 x 12″ format for a special wall. Participants this year for the booth at SCOPE Miami include: Aaron Nagel, Adam Caldwell, Allison Sommers, Andy Kehoe, Anthony Clarkson, Baghead, Brian Mashburn, bumblebeelovesyou, C215, Camilla d’Errico, Carl Cashman, Casey Weldon, Christine Wu, Cinta Vidal, Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker, Dan-ah Kim, David Cooley, Derek Gores, Drew Leshko, Erik Siador, Ernest Zacharevic, Fernando Chamarelli, Frank […]
By now, most of our readers should be familiar with JR’s (interviewed) new film ELLIS starring Robert De Niro seeing as the trailer is out (below) and with it being free for download on iTunes. For those who are heading over to Basel Week Miami and want to see it in person, you can can view it at Galerie Perrotin’s popup exhibition in the Miami Design District in the Melin Building (3930 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 201) from December 2-7 (11am-7pm). Along with the screening, a selection of the French artist’s […]
After sharing with you the murals Sabek & DALeast painted for the Urban Xchange event in Malaysia, here is now a look at an artist that went in a completely different direction. The five story high lighting installation shaped like a star from architect Jun Ong is situated in an unfinished concrete building and required five hundred meters of steel cables and LED strips. The stunning geometric work lodged in the unused structure in Butterworth is inspired by the term “glitch,” or error in the system, which can […]