Thursday, December 15, 2011

AOA Tribal Art Miami
Art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas

AOA Tribal Art Miami 2011, November 30th - December 4th.

Because AOA Tribal Art was a latecomer to this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach show, and a little off the beaten path, the attendance was understandably light for a first year although the opening night cocktail party drew crowds of local collectors and art lovers. The quality of the some 200 pieces shown was superb and a must-see fair for your visit to this annual event next year. AOA Tribal Art Miami featured African masks, house panels and Oceanic shields, as well as ancient zoomorphic vessels from Pre-Columbian cultures. These pieces, all for sale, represented rare items and some of the last high-quality pieces available on the private market and not in a museum.

AOA is an acronym used by major museums, auction houses and galleries, which stands for Africa (usually sub-saharan), Oceania and the Americas. Oceania typically includes Australia, Melanesia, New Zealand and Polynesia. Many art lovers are aware of the link between African art and its influence on modern art by way of Picasso and his contemporaries.

The venue, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, commonly called The Arsht Center, Florida's largest performing arts center, is located on Biscayne Boulevard in the Omni neighborhood of downtown, Miami. It’s well known for its world-class performances and educational programs. Since its inception in 2006, it’s the second-largest performing arts center in the United States by area (not seats), after the Lincoln Center in New York City.

Participating representatives were David Cassera of New York and LaConnor Washington, Wayne Heathcote of London, Throckmorton Fine Art and Luz Miriam Toro, both of New York City, James Stephenson African Art of Brooklyn and Tribal Art Hunter of South Florida. These names represent some of the most famous dealers in the International Tribal Art Community. Each brought their best work, which was well lit, beautifully and spacially displayed. The offerings compared favorably with the Kathryn White Collection at Seattle Art Museum, known for its high quality.

Throckmorton Fine Art, Inc. features a collection of prized jade carvings

A Throckmorton Gallery offering

Two published books from Throckmorton Gallery :
Portals of Transformation and Sculpture and Cosmology.

Benin Bronze Trophy Head from David Cassera

Display of Wayne Heathcote Gallery

Carved Jade from the Throckmorton Collection

James Stephenson African Art Collection

James Stephenson rare ivory bracelet

Don't miss AOA Tribal Art Miami, 2012 with the VIP Preview and reception party on December 4th from 6 - 10 pm. Be the first to see this high quality traditional art from native cultures and first nations.

Official AOA Tribal Art, Miami 2011 Catalog $15.00
Tribal Art Miami LLC 501 E Stassney LN #627 Austin, TX 78745

To see and learn more about what was displayed at AOA Tribal Art Miami 2011, visit their website and or purchase a copy of the official catalog. You can also contact each exhibiting gallery directly.

AOA Tribal Art Miami

To communicate directly with the exhibitors:

Throckmorton Fine Art, Inc.

James Stephenson African Art

David Cassera

Tribal Art Hunter

Luz Miriam Toro, Pre Columbian Art and Jewelry

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Written by Lynn Di Nino
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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Pulse Miami 2011
A Very Fine Art Fair

This excellent art fair was located at the Ice Palace Studios, in Miami's Wynwood Arts District. It was the seventh edition of Pulse Miami and featured some 90 international exhibitors. Featuring larger booths, more spacious aisles, and a new garden lounge, this is one of the art fairs you should never miss. It's the closest fair to downtown Miami and to the excellent collection at The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation. Here're a few images to show you what Pulse offered viewers this year.

One of many Pulse Maimi hallways

Art by Tony Orrico (left) Jeanne Silverthorne (center floor) and Dinh Q. Le (right) at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Artwork by Alyssa Dennis (Impulse exhibit)
Kesting/Ray, New York, NY

Davidson Contemporary, New York, NY

Artwork by Norman Mooney (Impulse exhibit)
Causey Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY

Engraved Laptops by Michael Dinges
Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL

Paintings by Laurie Hogin
Schroeder Romero & Shredder, New York, NY

Artwork by Ingo Gunther

Blythe Projects, Culver City, CA

Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

Artwork by Angelo Musco
Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL

The Dumpster Project by Mac Premo
Mixed media assemblage in 30-yard Dumpster
Courtesty of Pavel Zoubok Galery, New York

Other noteworthy artworks included: paintings by Kelli Vance at Samuel Freeman, Los Angeles; photography by Eva Sussman at Christin Tierny, New York; mixed media paintings by Seonna Hong at LeBasse Projects, Culver City, CA; Jeremy Fish at Mark Moore, Culver City, CA; drawings by Mia Rosenthal at Gallery Joe, Philadelphia; Isaac Layman at Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR; Mi Jung's Swarm 2009 at Freight + Volumne, New York; Kim Dong-Yoo's Marilyn & JFK multiple image painting at Hasted Kraeutler, New York; paintings by Robert Sagerman and Omar Chacou at Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York; Matthew Cox's embroidery thread on X-Rays at Packer Schopf, Chicago; Margie Livingston at Luis De Jesus, Los Angeles; and David Poppie's colored pencils on panel at Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York.

To see and learn more about what was displayed at Pulse Miami, visit their website and look under Exhibitor Information with details under Exhibitor List and Exhibiting Artsits.

Pulse Miami - website
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