Thursday, December 8, 2011

Art Miami
The Center Piece Art Fair in Miami

Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America's contemporary art fair market. Located in the center of the Wynwood Art District in Miami. Scope, Art Asia and Red Dot were located just across the street.

It has a rich history, it is the original and longest-running contemporary art fair in Miami and continues to receive praise for the variety of unparalleled art that it offers. As acclaim for Art Miami grows, the fair continues to attract the participation of affluent collectors and high-quality galleries from all over the world. It is the "can't miss" event for all serious collectors, curators, museum directors, and interior designers providing an intimate look at some of the most important work at the forefront of the international contemporary art movement. Here's some my favorite gallery spaces at Art Miami.

Outside view of the Art Miami tents

Photograph by Edward Burtynsky (left)
Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Horse sculpture by Deborah Butterfield
Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

Adela Andea (left) Michael DesRosiers (center) Todd DiCiurcio (left)
Westwood Gallery, New York, NY

Dan Christensen (back far left)
Spainerman Modern, New York, NY

Stephanie Lempert (left) Andy Denzler (right)
Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, NY

Rana Rochat (left) Tad Lauritzen Wright (right)
David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN

Galerie Piece Unique, Paris, France

Edelman Arts, New York, NY

Glass sculpture by Costas Varotsos, Leland Rice (right)
C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Cuban Art
Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables, FL

Goya Contemporary, Baltimore, MD

Cynthia-Reeves, New York, NY

Kenneth Nolan (left)
Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Wes Hemple (right)
Lewallen Galleries, Santa Fe, NM

Other noteworthy artworks included: video/sculpture by Tony Oursler at Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki; large photographs by Chris Jordan and Lori Nix at Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago; wire artworks by Federico Uribe at Now Contemporary Art, Miami; Brent Cober's Alder Disk at Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver; Tony Cragg bronze sculpture from Galleri Andersson/Sandstrom, Stockholm; Denis Darzacq photos at Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, Al Held painting at David Kleein Gallery, Birmingham MI; and Stephanie Lempert at Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco.

To see more about what was displayed at Art Miami, visit their website and look under the 2011 Exhibitors or the 2011 Artists tabs. It's one of the art fairs that should always be visited while in Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach and the other art fairs.

Art Miami - website
Online Gallery Guides and Art Collecting Resources

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Aqua 11 at the Aqua Hotel
Strong West Coast Showing

Based out of Seattle, this fair has a distinctly west coast character set off by the indoor/outdoor atmosphere of the Aqua Hotel. Without a doubt, the best hotel art fair in Miami Beach. The fair organizers continue to seek out vibrant and noteworthy programs in their region as well as the greater USA and abroad, with a particular interest in supporting young dealers and galleries with strong emerging and early mid-career artists. Here's a brief view of some of what was displayed.

Opening night at Aqua 11

Artwork by Jason Bryant
at Porter Contemporary, New York, NY

Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA

Fouladi Projects, San Francisco, CA

Mark Wolfe Contemporary, San Francisco, CA

Eileen Braziel & New Mexico Arts, Santa Fe, NM

Greg Haberny artist (pictured) he did the artwork and installation
hosted by Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY

Book arts
at Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

Artwork by Nancy Mintz (left), Amy Kaufman (right)
at Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley, CA

Artwork by Eric Wert
at William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA

Prole Drift, Seattle, WA

Other noteworthy artworks included: drawings by Travis Collinson at Eli Ridgway Gallery in San Francisco; Jennie C. Jones at Lawrimore Project in Seattle; Misako Inaoko's Chess Set at Galleri Urbane Marfa + Dallas, Dallas, TX; Ellen Ziegler and Nicholas Nyland at Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA and Robert Moya at Conrad Wilde Gallery in Tucson, AZ.

To see more about what was displayed at Aqua 11, visit their website and look under the Exhibitors tab. Jaq Chartier and Dirk Park did a terrific job organizing this art fair. It's one that should always be visited while in town for Art Basel Miami Beach and the other art fairs.

Aqua 11 - website
Online Gallery Guides and Art Collecting Resources