Of course, Art Miami and CONTEXT weren't the only members of the Art Miami Family of Fairs to set records in attendance and sales during Miami Art Week 2014...
Why? Because Aqua Art Miami happens concomitant with both. That's why. And, as ArtFix Daily so faithfully reports, Aqua's 10th Anniversary set some pretty hefty records of its own.
Read all about it right here.
Aqua's 10th Anniversary Edition generated all kinds of accolades, among the most recent came from Hyperallergic (Kate Sierzputowski's "A Casual Approach"), OregonLive (Janet Eastman's citing the Pacific Northwest) and Artnet (Sarah Cascone's "A Friendlier Kinder Take on the Art Fair").
Meriting mention among the trio of pleased features was a veritable catalog of Aqua exhibitors, including Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Shulamit Gallery, Industry Gallery, ArtSlant, Coagula Curatorial, Whitespace Gallety, Good Luck Gallery, Toomey Tourell, Mayer Fine Art, Space 776, Elisa Contemporary Aty, Antonio Colombo, Victori Contemporary, Autobody Fine Art and Morton Fine Art.
In other words, Aqua got a three-pack of coverage that was compoundingly complimentary. Thanks everyone!
(Pictured Jim Payne courtesy Coagula Curatorial)
Miami New Times gets Miami's own John Hood to go up against the one-and-only Karen Finley before she paints folks inside out at Aqua Art Fair...
Get with the what's what right here.
(Photo courtesy Timothy Greenfield-Sanders; Karen Finley at Aqua courtesy Coagula Curatorial)
Greg Slick (Jersey City, NJ 1961)
acrylic on wood panel, 35 3/4 x 47 3/4 in
Courtesy Matteawan Gallery, Beacon NY
acrylic on canvas 36" x 48"
Courtesy Perihelion Arts, Phoenix AZ
30 Days of Barefoot (2013)
Inkjet prints mounted on foam board
22' wide / 10" tall
Courtesy of Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design, Georgia State University
30 Days of Barefoot documents the Yamazaki’s daily, barefoot walks throughout downtown Atlanta. Yamazaki uses his own feet to capture and document the residual traces of the individual lives and activities of the city. The visible emergence and re-healing of blisters on his feet over the duration of the performance indicate both the vulnerability and strength of the Yamazaki’s body when subjected to the public urban space.
Will to Pleasure
ink on paper 25.5" x 19.5"
Courtesy Ghostprint Gallery, Richmond VA
Ben Sack creates imaginary cityscapes of extraordinary complexity and detail, filled with myriads of miniature and sometimes recognizable buildings. His technical skill is matched by his vision :
“I've always been fascinated by "the big picture." The grand idea of sublimity. All the artists who I admire have in their careers been able to capture this idea. An artist is one who creates worlds, for me I'm after the world of the sublime.”
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Dug #1 through 7
cast polyester resin and found shovel
Courtesy Autobody Fine Art, Alameda CA
Dale Thompson (Toronto)
your apathy kill me
acriylic on birch
24" x 48"
Courtesy AWOL Gallery, Toronto
Dominique Labauvie (Strasbourg, France 1948)
"Fractals 1" (2014)
22 x 30 inches
Charcoal and pastel on sommerset paper
Courtesy Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami
Artist Biography: Before leaving Strasbourg in 1968, Dominique Labauvie studied Art History with Roland Recht and Louis Grodecki, then continued his formation in sculpture in Paris. He had his first one-man show at the Gallery Bernard Jordan, Paris (catalogue) in 1985 and in 1986 receives the Villa Medecis Hors les Murs (catalogue) and spends one year in Germany. In 1989 he has a sold out solo exhibit at the FIAC with the Gallery Maeght. 1997 brings him a commission by the city of Paris of a monumental cast iron sculpture Horizons Suspendus, which is installed on the Quai de Seine. Labauvie is the recipient of the prestigious Grant from The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation in 2009 and in 2010 the new Tampa Museum of Art gives him a solo exhibition of recent and commissioned works entitled Musical Lines in My Hand (catalogue).