2007 holds the count for 22 satellite art fairs that are taking place in addition to Art Basel Miami Beach. Sensory overload is a luxury. Art fairs certainly provides an insight to trends in painting, drawing, installation, sculpture, installation, photography, video and performance. In addition to trends in mediums, it also allows you to see art from a multitude of cities around the world. An absolute treat!
Some of the trends in medium were intricate ink and graphite
drawings, flashe paint, animation, collage, cutouts. In terms of
sculpture, porcelain, taxidermy, felt and found objects. Some booths
were also dedicated to a single artist. This year, the galleries
really stepped up and presented very well curated open cubes.
PULSE is located at 2136 NW 1st Avenue. Here are a couple of highlights:
David Herbert @ Postmasters Gallery
"Beautiful Superman" , 2007, Mixed media sculpture, wood, styrofoam, fabric, plexiglas, paint, 144" x 30" x 14"
Kristin Lucas @ Postmasters Gallery
"Breakout", 2007, Digital print on backlit film, lightbox, 36" x 36"
John Rappleye @ Jeff Bailey Gallery
"Guardian", 2007, Cast vitreous china, ed. 9, 17.75" x 20" x 12"
Ma Jun @ Galerie Michael Schultz
"TV", 2007, Acrylic on wood, dimensions unavailable (transported in 3 pieces)
Edwina White @ Kinz, Tillou + Feigen
"Marie, Antoinette", 2007, Pencil, ink, gouache and collage on paper 11" x 15" (9 pieces exhibited)
Royal Art Lodge @ Perugi Artecontemporanea Gallery
Mixed media on wood
Erik Sandberg @ Conner Contemporary
"Courage", 2006, Oil on panel, 84" x 36" (not exhibited)
ASGAR/GABRIEL @ Galerie Ernst Hilger/ Hilger contemporary
"Blue Yonder"+ "Marble Heart", 2007, Oil on canvas, 87" x 52"
David Hevel @ Heather Marx Gallery
"Chinese Babies are Very Popular…Amongst Celebrities, that is", 2007, Deer taxidermy form & mixed media, 55" x 65" x 28" (not shown)
Posted by Joyce Manalo, Brooklyn Art Project Blog Editor and founder of ArtForward. Please contact me, if you would like to receive ArtFWD-Quarterly Newsletter (December 2007-Miami Satellite Fair in Depth)