Superfine! x Sorra present Miami’s First Midnight Vernissage

On Wednesday, December 6, high-impact LED lighting company Soraa and locally-grown accessible contemporary art fair Superfine! are joining forces. Capped off at only 400 attendees, Miami’s art collector and art-curious community will join Superfine! and Soraa for a witching hour preview of thefair that was ranked Miami’s favorite of 2017 by the Miami New Times.

The Midnight Vernissage will kick off with a cotton candy-topped champagne toast via the talented drink slingers of MiMo mainstay The Vagabond Hotel. Vernissage guests will take in over 1,200 original works by top emerging artistic talent from Miami and around the globe while enjoying ethereal harp sounds by Katherine Honey, the Biltmore’s longtime harpist. Whimsical interactive performance art by Veronika Rabinovich’s Dream Caverns troupe will also set the stage for an enchanting evening preview, along with surprises in the fair’s rear garden.

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Soraa’s Nobel Prize-winning LED technology will enlighten the booth of Apostrophe NYC, an iconoclastic New York art gallery that defies traditional white-box paradigms by working personally with their “Base 12” artists to present boundary-pushing exhibitions. All 12 of these artists will be showing work at Superfine! Miami and each work will be lit individually to showcase the dynamic range of Soraa’s intelligent lighting. Artist Max Hodgson of Apostrophe NYC will also create a massive abstract mural facing the fair’s rear garden. A time lapse film of the mural’s realization will be created and shared by Soraa, and the final product will be lit by the company’s museum-quality color rendering lights, flooding the verdant lounge area with vibrant color.

The Midnight Vernissage runs from 11:30PM through 1:30 AM on Wednesday December 6th. The Soraa lounge at Superfine! will be open to the public in the rear garden of the fair at 56 NE 29th Street from Thursday December 7th through Sunday December 10th. Full fair hours and ticket information are available here.

PULSE Miami Beach – PULSE PROJECTS + SPECIAL COMMISSION 2017

Sean Kelly Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach 2017

Sean Kelly brings a superbly curated selection of works to his eponymously named gallery’s presentation at Art Basel Miami Beach 2017

Included is work by Sam Moyer, who  is also currently on show in a solo exhibition WIDE WAKE at Sean Kelly’s New York space, Antony Gormley  who has just had a significant monograph by Martin Caiger-Smith published by Rizzoli and Kehinde Wiley, who has been selected to paint the official presidential portrait of Barack Obama.

SAM MOYER
Georgia, 2016
stone, marble, dyed canvas mounted to MDF
85 1/2 x 67 x 1 inches (217.2 x 170.2 x 2.5 cm)
© Sam Moyer
Courtesy: the artist and Sean Kelly, New York

Additionally, there are a selection of works from artists Marina AbramoviçLos CarpinterosJames CasebereJulian CharrièreDavid ClaerboutJose DávilaIran do Espírito SantoAntony GormleyLaurent GrassoCallum InnesHugo McCloudMariko Mori, and Alec Soth.

MARIKO MORI
Spirifer I, 2017
coated acrylic, Corian base
52 3/8 x 18 9/16 x 6 5/8 inches (133 x 47.1 x 16.8 cm)
edition of 8 with 2 APs
© Mariko Mori
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

The gallery will also present works  by Landon Metz and Janaina Tschäpe , two artists who are new to the gallery’s program. 

Janaina Tschäpe
Enchanted, 2017
casein and colored pencil on canvas
painting: 58 1/4 x 58 3/4 inches (148 x 149.2 cm)
framed: 59 1/8 x 59 5/8 inches (150.2 x 151.4 cm)
© Janaina Tschäpe
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Located at Booth D14, make sure to add the Sean Kelly Gallery to your “must see” list while at Art Basel Miami Beach.

Featured Image Credits:
JULIAN CHARRIÈRE
Baker – First Light, 2016
large format color photograph, double-exposed through radioactive material, archival pigment print on Hahnemüle Photo Rag, mounted on aluminum Dibond, Red Palmira veneered frame, Mirogard antireflective glass paper: 59 1/8 x 73 7/8 inches (150.2 x 187.7 cm) framed: 60 1/2 x 75 5/16 x 2 inches (153.7 x 191.3 x 5.1 cm)
unique
© Julian Charrière / VG Blid-Kunst, Bonn 2017
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

NADA Miami 2017

The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) has a venue change this year from the Deauville Beach Resort to Ice Palace Studios due to the damages the resort suffered from a fire and then Hurricane Irma.

“NADA is committed to producing a distinctive event in Miami for our exhibitors and the public. We have always sought to provide the best conditions for presenting art in a fair environment, and we’re pleased to have swiftly arranged to host the fair at the Ice Palace Studios in Downtown Miami,” said Heather Hubbs, NADA Executive Director. “As the previous home of NADA in Miami from 2004 to 2008, we are confident that the Ice Palace Studios will provide an ideal location for this year’s fair.”

VIP Preview by Invitation
Thursday, December 7, 10am–12pm

Opening Preview by Invitation
Thursday, December 7, 12–2pm

Open to the Public
Thursday, December 7, 2–7pm
Friday, December 8, 11am–7pm
Saturday, December 9, 11am–7pm
Sunday, December 10, 11am–5pm

Admission:
$40 Run of Show
$20 Single Day
$10 Senior / Student

Purchase tickets online here.

Proceeds raised from NADA Miami ticket sales will go towards the NADA International Gallery Prize, an initiative supporting first-time exhibitors traveling internationally to exhibit at NADA Miami in 2018.

Location:
Ice Palace Studios
1400 North Miami Avenue

About NADA
Founded in 2002, New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is a not-for-profit 501c(6) collective of professionals working with contemporary art. Its mission is to create an open flow of information, support, and collaboration within the arts field and to develop a stronger sense of community among its constituency. Through support and encouragement, NADA facilitates strong and meaningful relationships between its members working with new contemporary and emerging art. In addition NADA hosts two fairs a year: New York, and Miami.

NADA Projects
Inaugurated in 2010, NADA Projects is a unique programmatic platform for presenting new art within the art fair environment. The discrete, self-contained booths are specifically designed to highlight small-scale presentations from emerging galleries and independent organizations.

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SCOPE Miami Beach 2017 x Amar’e Stoudemire’s The Melech Collection

SCOPE Miami Beach 2017 has announced a very special collaboration with Amar’e Stoudemire’s The Melech Collection, his contemporary art educational platform.

The Melech Collection translates to “King”, and is the genesis of Stoudemire’s acclaimed career in sports, a lifelong interest in culture, and dedication to philanthropy. Uniting seemingly disparate audiences of sports and contemporary art, The Melech Collection teaches the value of cultural capital through the cumulative knowledge of mind and body; to be truly empowered, awareness and action must exert in conjunction.

Stoudemire will curate a 40 foot installation as a highlight of SCOPE Miami Beach’s Special Programs.  Additionally, Stoudemire will conceptualize and lead a lively panel discussion in SCOPE’s Atrium, moderated by Sotheby’s.

Definitely on my “Must-See” List for this edition of SCOPE Miami Beach!

Image courtesy of SCOPE Miami Beach

Favorite Artist Spotlight: Alex Kuhn

2016 was a banner year for me in meeting and getting to know artists from a wide variety of different genres including but not limited to film-making, performance art, music, multi-media art, painting,  graphic arts and fashion.  So, I’ve decided that it’s about darn time that I do posts about them and share why I love their works.  First up in my Favorite Artist Spotlight is Philadelphia based artist Alex Kuhn,  who’s amazing art practice centers on nature-related works and pyrography. Continue reading “Favorite Artist Spotlight: Alex Kuhn”