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Pulse & Scope Recap 2018
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We were so thrilled to be able to have the chance to see more fairs than usual this year. While we loved the diversity of artists represented at each of the shows that we visited, we have to give a special shoutout to Pulse and Scope for having consistent programs of top quality galleries and artists. As we walked along the aisles at both fairs, we couldn’t help but be pulled in every direction trying to take in as much of it as possible. We certainly tried to - so here are a few of our favorites!

PULSE

Andy Dixon  Toilette of Venus , 2018 Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas 59 x 47 inches Joshua Liner Gallery

Andy Dixon
Toilette of Venus, 2018
Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas
59 x 47 inches
Joshua Liner Gallery

Amy Lincoln  Sprinkler , 2018 Acrylic on panel 24 × 36 inches Project: ARTspace

Amy Lincoln
Sprinkler, 2018
Acrylic on panel
24 × 36 inches
Project: ARTspace

Kate Ballis  Lenticular II , 2017 Archival Pigment Print 39 x 59 inches Garis & Hahn

Kate Ballis
Lenticular II, 2017
Archival Pigment Print
39 x 59 inches
Garis & Hahn

Agostino Iacurci  Bust n°6 , 2018 Acrylic on canvas 59 1/10 × 39 2/5 × 1 3/5 inches M77 Gallery

Agostino Iacurci
Bust n°6, 2018
Acrylic on canvas
59 1/10 × 39 2/5 × 1 3/5 inches
M77 Gallery

Daisy Patton  Untitled (Mischievous Couple) , 2018 Oil on archival print mounted to panel 80 × 60 inches K Contemporary

Daisy Patton
Untitled (Mischievous Couple), 2018
Oil on archival print mounted to panel
80 × 60 inches
K Contemporary

Bisa Butler  The Safety Patrol , 2018 Quilted and appliquéd cotton, wool and chiffon 82 × 90 inches Claire Oliver Gallery

Bisa Butler
The Safety Patrol, 2018
Quilted and appliquéd cotton, wool and chiffon
82 × 90 inches
Claire Oliver Gallery

Daniel Handal  Java Rice Finch (Bubble Gum) , 2016 Signed, titled, dated, and numbered on label, verso Archival pigment print, painted frame (Edition of 3 + 2 APs) 19 x 15 inches Clamp Art

Daniel Handal
Java Rice Finch (Bubble Gum), 2016
Signed, titled, dated, and numbered on label, verso
Archival pigment print, painted frame (Edition of 3 + 2 APs)
19 x 15 inches
Clamp Art

Martina Lang  The Object 01 , 2017 Digital c-print 35 × 24 × 1 22/25 inches Uprise Art

Martina Lang
The Object 01, 2017
Digital c-print
35 × 24 × 1 22/25 inches
Uprise Art

 

SCOPE

Max Sansing  Stranded on Stony Island , 2018 Oil, Acrylic & Spray Paint 30 x 40 inches Line Dot editions

Max Sansing
Stranded on Stony Island, 2018
Oil, Acrylic & Spray Paint
30 x 40 inches
Line Dot editions

Fahren Feingold   WASTED MOMENTS , 2017 Watercolor 12 × 9 inches The Untitled Space

Fahren Feingold
WASTED MOMENTS, 2017
Watercolor
12 × 9 inches
The Untitled Space

Nathan Wong   NW 28 , 2018 Acrylic on canvas 72 × 60 × 1 inches Joseph Gross Gallery

Nathan Wong
NW 28, 2018
Acrylic on canvas
72 × 60 × 1 inches
Joseph Gross Gallery

Betsy Enzensberger   Glittery Rose Gold Popsicle , 2018 Resin, ink, glitter & plexi 26 × 14 × 14 inches

Betsy Enzensberger
Glittery Rose Gold Popsicle, 2018
Resin, ink, glitter & plexi
26 × 14 × 14 inches

Hélène Cenedese   Beard man #6 , 2018 Oil stick, acrylic on canvas 72 × 60 inches Galerie C.O.A.

Hélène Cenedese
Beard man #6, 2018
Oil stick, acrylic on canvas
72 × 60 inches
Galerie C.O.A.

Ulla-Stina Wikander   Just Call! , 2018 Cross stitch on found object, mixed media 5 9/10 × 7 9/10 × 7 9/10 inches Paradigm Gallery + Studio

Ulla-Stina Wikander
Just Call!, 2018
Cross stitch on found object, mixed media
5 9/10 × 7 9/10 × 7 9/10 inches
Paradigm Gallery + Studio

Gigi Mills   Laundry/Hanging Sheets with A Long Legged Dog , 2018 Oil on linen 20 × 17 inches Emmanuelle G Gallery

Gigi Mills
Laundry/Hanging Sheets with A Long Legged Dog, 2018
Oil on linen
20 × 17 inches
Emmanuelle G Gallery

Art Miami Exhibitor Highlight: Leslie Feely Gallery

www.lesliefeely.com

December 4 –9, 2018

In its 29th edition, Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America's modern and contemporary art fair market and is globally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries.

Friedel Dzubas,  First Run , 1972 Acrylic on Canvas, 96Hx96Win

Friedel Dzubas, First Run, 1972 Acrylic on Canvas, 96Hx96Win

Interview with Dakota Sica

Briefly tell us about your gallery and what type of art you specialize in.

Leslie Feely Gallery is located on the Upper East Side in New York City. We specialize in Post War and Contemporary Art.

What can visitors expect from your booth this year and what specific works should they pay attention to?

This year we have a dedicated a section to Richard Diebenkorn, highlighting works from every period of his career.

Including examples of early abstract drawings, stunning figurative works, and an impressive Ocean Park.

Another star of our booth is “First Run" a rare large-scale painting by Friedel Dzubas - this never before seen work is a Dzubas masterpiece.

It will be accompanied by smaller paintings that illustrate the artist’s contributions to color field painting.

We are also proud to present the works of Kikuo Saito. These large-scale gestural abstractions sing with color!

What tips would you share with new art collectors or fair visitors?

I recommend that visitors ask questions. It is very rewarding to talk with people about the work of an artist they may or may not know. Art Miami is an inclusive fair where experienced and new collectors come to learn and grow their collections.

Art Miami Exhibitor Highlight: Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design

www.priveekollektie.art

December 4 –9, 2018

In its 29th edition, Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America's modern and contemporary art fair market and is globally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries.


Interview with Georgia Mowry

Briefly tell us about your gallery and what type of art you specialize in.

Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design is a leading international gallery specialised in contemporary art and collectible design. Based in The Netherlands, Priveekollektie actively works with a range of collectors, represents internationally recognised artists and designers, and provides a platform for up-and-coming talents to showcase their exceptional pieces.

What can visitors expect from your booth this year and what specific works should they pay attention to?

Priveekollektie exhibits pieces each year at Art Miami that have never been shown in America before. With a focus on the best artists with a European identity, we plan to bring new, exciting and interesting works based upon our three pillars: concept, quality, and value. The works shown feature a highly curated selection of new and exclusive works. One of these works to look out for is the hand tufted tapestry, Luxuria 99, by Dutch artist Catharina van de Ven.

What tips would you share with new art collectors or fair visitors?

Priveekollektie recommends three things to visitors and collectors: to explore the restaurants and nightlife, to visit the private collections that specially open during the week but are normally not open to the public to view, and to have sheer enjoyment of the art crowd and audience that arrives in Miami for this week only.

Art Miami Exhibitor Highlight: Osborne Samuel Gallery

www.osbornesamuel.com

December 4 –9, 2018

In its 29th edition, Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America's modern and contemporary art fair market and is globally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries.


Interview with Peter Osborne

Briefly tell us about your gallery and what type of art you specialize in.

High quality British and American art including Moore, Chadwick Sam Francis, Jim Dine.

What can visitors expect from your booth this year and what specific works should they pay attention to?

Rare unique works by Chadwick not seen before, a remarkable Sam Francis painting, new works by Jim Dine.

What tips would you share with new art collectors or fair visitors?

Do not try and do too much, spend more time at fewer locations. Come early.

Art Miami Exhibitor Highlight: Galerie von Vertes

www.vonvertes.com

December 4 –9, 2018

In its 29th edition, Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America's modern and contemporary art fair market and is globally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries.


Interview with Quirine Verlinde

Briefly tell us about your gallery and what type of art you specialize in.

Founded by Laszlo Vertes, the eponymous gallery was conceived as an international exhibition platform specializing in 20th- and 21st-century art. Centrally located on the Bahnhofstrasse in Zürich the gallery builds and manages private and public collections, organizes exhibitions and gives lectures on art and art market related subjects. “With Vertes I tried to create a democratic space for the exploration and understanding of the inexhaustible diversity of art and its creators.“ Exceptional pieces by Albers, Calder, Chagall, Chamberlain, Condo Ernst, Francis, Kusama, Lichtenstein, Miró, Richter, Soulages, Vasarely, Warhol and Wesselmann are permanently on display in the 200 square meter gallery in Zurich.

What can visitors expect from your booth this year and what specific works should they pay attention to?

For the 2018 Edition of Art Miami we are showcasing a bold selection of 20th and 21st century paintings, works on paper and sculptures. Specific focus points are a variety of stabiles by Alexander Calder, mesmerizing Infinity Nets and Infinity Dots by Yayoi Kusama, intriguing portraits by George Condo and vibrant abstract works by Gerhard Richter.

What tips would you share with new art collectors or fair visitors?

Collecting is about art, its creators, the history behind it, the development of our personal taste, spirituality, connection and a way of life. Collecting is piecing together the story of you a a collector human being in this world. The price and the name of the artist are of minor importance. What is important is the connection you feel with a particular work of art and that from the moment it hangs on your wall you keep discovering new elements that you did you did not see before. A work of art invites the beholder to stay and linger and adds an element of joy and wonder to every home.

Above Image:

Tom Wesselmann, Little Still Life #15, Oil, plastic and plaster relief on board 12.1 × 8.9 × 1 in., 1964

Art Miami Exhibitor Highlight: Galerie Terminus GMBH

www.galerie-terminus.de

December 4 –9, 2018

In its 29th edition, Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America's modern and contemporary art fair market and is globally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries.


Interview With Wilhelm J. Grusdat

Briefly tell us about your gallery and what type of art you specialize in.

Art is not only our business, but it is also our passion. Specifically, we see our role as the mediator between collectors and artists. A very special vision is necessary to recognize a work of art as a potential masterpiece and as a valid manifestation of form and ideas.

Only when all of these come together, can an artwork truly radiate that very special aura to which a viewer immediately feels drawn. An exceptional work of art has much more to offer than that which meets the eye. It is this quality to which the Galerie Terminus aspires.

What can visitors expect from your booth this year and what specific works should they pay attention to?

At this year’s Art Miami we present the highlights of our current program and exciting new additions consisting of famous artists as well as young talents. We bring these two perspectives into context with each other at the fair, both as contrast and as correspondents.

On the one side, we show big names and great American Pop-Artists such as John Chamberlain, Roy Lichtenstein, Mel Ramos, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, and Tom Wesselmann.

On the other side, we bring young contemporary artists into focus with the Germans Christian Awe, Jan Davidoff, and Tatjana Tartakovska.

We are very proud to also be able to include exciting new works from our current program by Georg Baselitz, Sigmar Polke Gerhard Richter, and Günther Uecker. To round things up, it is our very special pleasure to exclusively present a number of early works by Georg Baselitz as well as an exquisitely typical work by Sigmar Polke.

What tips would you share with new art collectors or fair visitors?

Our presentation boils down to the bottom line which we wish to present to our fair visitors and all new art collectors: Always be on the lookout for works by artists with an international standing who are able to touch your heart and mind.

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Sigmar Polke, “Untitled,”, Oil on canvas, 59.1 x 70.9 inches. 2007

Art Miami Exhibitor Highlight: Galerie Forsblom

www.galerieforsblom.com

Booth AM117

December 4 –9, 2018

In its 29th edition, Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America's modern and contemporary art fair market and is globally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries.


Interview with Katarina Siltavuori

Briefly tell us about your gallery and what type of art you specialize in.

Galerie Forsblom, founded by Kaj Forsblom in 1977, holds a unique position on the Nordic art scene as one of the largest and most international contemporary art galleries by bringing international established artists to its exhibition spaces in Helsinki and Stockholm. While the exhibition programs consist of a wide range of media within the visual arts, Galerie Forsblom is highly profiled as presenting excellence in contemporary painting as well as sculpture.

What can visitors expect from your booth this year and what specific works should they pay attention to?

Galerie Forsblom showcases both established American artists, such as Peter Halley, Jacob Hashimoto, and Keith Sonnier and young Finnish rising stars, Toni R. Toivonen and Reima Nevalainen.

Our booth presents a coherent synergy between playfulness and harmony – the booth is curated with a joyful spirit as Peter Halley’s bright-colored, neo-geometric conceptualist works juxtapose Jason Martin’s large-scale monochromatic sculptural paintings which consist of thick surfaces of oil or acrylic gel.

The booth prevails a lingering harmonic atmosphere with Jacob Hashimoto’s works, which combine Japanese handicraft tradition with Anglo-American minimalism, Stephan Balkenhol’s raw and spontaneous wood sculptures, and Bernar Venet’s dynamic steel sculptures and arches, playing with gravity and three-dimensionality.

What tips would you share with new art collectors or fair visitors?

Be curious and ambitious. Let passion be your guide and trust your instincts. Buying art can be fun – and don’t be afraid to go big!

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Jacob Hashimoto, Reaching Desperately for the Darkening Sky Through Geographies of Time and Season, 2018 Acrylic, paper, bamboo, wood and Dacron, 167.64h x 152.40w x 20.96d cm, 66hx60wx8.25din

From The Editor: Thank You

Dear Friend,

As I sit down and think about the fact that the magazine has been around for two years, I am filled with awe, gratitude, and excitement for things to come. As you can imagine, any creative project has its challenges and setbacks. I have been fortunate to meet an incredible team of writers, curators, and editors along with the incredible art community that keeps this publication going year after year.

From the left: Shelby (Designer), Ekaterina (Editor and Founder) and Alicia (Writer)

From the left: Shelby (Designer), Ekaterina (Editor and Founder) and Alicia (Writer)

Because of your support, we have celebrated our two-year anniversary and are excited for things ahead. Even in this digital age, there is something so special about exploring new art through print. Our passion lies in helping our readers and collectors discover new talent, or get to know familiar names in the art world on a more intimate level. From an artist's perspective, there is nothing more magical than seeing your own work on glossy pages of a quality magazine.

Reflecting on the past two years, we are proud to serve a diverse and global community of artists and we're so thankful to celebrate together with a few of you at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in October. We hope to continue engaging with you in person at curated events and through our new platform, the Art & Cocktails Podcast.

So here's your homework for the rest of the year:

I want to encourage you to start that project you keep thinking about, whether it's a new ambitious body of work or creative business venture like a zine or gallery space. If it's been on your mind for a few months or years and you just haven't pulled the trigger, start researching how you can make it happen. It's hard work, time consuming, and will make you crazy at times, but I promise you it's worth it. You will build an entire tribe, discover your strengths, and potentially help change the course of the art world.

Thank you for being a part of our thriving art community.

Warm Regards,

Ekaterina


Here are some exciting things we have been up to this year + where to find us next

Podcast 

Art and Cocktails is a casual conversation style podcast that features interviews with contemporary artists, curators, art professionals and so much more. Once in a while I also share tips and experiences that shaped my career as an artist. Listen on iTunes, Spotify, Libsyn and more: Art & Cocktails.

More Shops Across the World

We are working hard to make our print issues accessible to readers all over the planet. Send us an email if you have the perfect local bookshop that we should work with!

Retail Locations



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Live Events 

This year we bravely (introverts here)  stepped out from behind the screen and participated in a few in person events including our 2-year party, live podcast recording with I Like Your Work Podcastand introduced the magazine at Great PHL event. E-mail us your ideas for the next meetup!

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See You in Miami!

This year we are back in Miami for Art Week! We are a proud media partner of Art Miami Fairs. Be sure to let us know if you are in town that week + win tickets to Art Miami by sending us an email. 

use code BLACKFRIDAY during checkout

Order the Art Miami 2018 Edition!

Create! Magazine Issue 12 | Art Miami 2018 Edition 

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Please allow 2-3 weeks for domestic delivery and 3-5 weeks internationally. 

(Ships after on or December 9th)

Pre-sale price valid until November 30, 2018

 

180+ ad-free pages of interviews and features with established, mid-career and emerging contemporary artists for you to discover and be inspired by!

Issue 12 Contents


On The Cover 

 

Madison Parker

 

Interviews



Waves, Waterscapes and Wanderlust 

Interview with Artist Nina Brooke 

By Alicia Puig 

 

Postgraduate Plans 

Interview with Emerging Artist Rosabel Rosalind Kurth-Sofer 

By Alicia Puig 

 

James Bullough 

The Voices of Street Artists 

By Christina Nafziger 

 

Edra Soto 

Creating Community Through Artistic Practice 

By Christina Nafziger 

 

Reimagined and Remembered 

Interview with Charlotte Keats 

By Ekaterina Popova 

 

Standing up for Women Artists 

Interview with Liezel Strauss, Art Girl Rising 

By Ekaterina Popova 

 

A Glimpse into Another’s World 

Interview with Anna Shukeylo 

By Ekaterina Popova 

 

Spot on 

Neo-Pointillism by Pj Linden 

By Alicia Puig 

 

Adam D. Miller and Devon Oder Creating a Gallery Through an Artist’s Perspective 

By Christina Nafziger 

 

The Beauty and Complexity of the Natural World 

Interview with Alonsa Guevara 

By Ekaterina Popova



Art Miami Fairs Highlight Exhibitors

 

A unique perspective from galleries exhibiting at Art Miami Fairs 2018

 


Artists Selected by Guest Curator, Kaly Scheller-Barrett, Associate Director of Hashimoto Contemporary

 

Stacey Beach

Isabel Chun

Ben Dallas

Scout Dunbar

Lesley Gold

Raul Gonzalez

Erica Green

Elizabeth Jung

Thomas Kelley III

Lydia Kinney

Huanying Koh

Forrest Lawson

Megan Magill

Amy Meissner

Aly Morgan

Hedda Neelsen

Yuria Okamura

Madison Parker

Anastasia Parmson

Diane Pribojan

Sara Allen Prigodich

Meganne Rosen

Molly Scannell

Lindsey Schulz

Max Seckel

Val Shamma

Anne Cecile Surga

Andrea Taylor

Anna Teiche

Sophie Treppendahl

Charlotte Urreiztieta 

Jimmy Viera

Ellie Ji Yang

Madeline Zappala

Angie Zielinski

Spotlight Artist

 

Andrew Salgado

 

Highlight Artists

 

Andre Bogart Szabo

Valentina Sarfeh

Going Full Circle: Podcast Interview with Jessica Rivas, Artist and Marketing Associate at Art Miami Fairs

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On this episode, Kat chats with Jessica Rivas, artist and Marketing Associate at Art Miami Fairs. 

Enjoy this fun conversation about her sketches, photography, vlog and maintaining an art practice while balancing other responsibilities in sunny Miami. Jessica shares her creative journey and the story of how destiny always seems to bring her back to art. 

Documentary/lifestyle photography + personal art projects. 
Big enthusiast of natural lighting, organic settings, hugs, nouns, and good music.

Jessica's Website: 

http://www.jessicarivas.com/

Vlog:

http://youtube.com/jessicacuh?sub_confirmation=1

Art Miami: 

https://www.artmiami.com/

Jessica's Photography

Sketches

"Nymphaea" by Tatiana Suarez

Spoke SF is pleased to present Nymphaea, a solo exhibition by Miami-based painter Tatiana Suarez. For her inaugural solo exhibition at Spoke Art, Suarez has created an ethereal body of paintings and watercolors continuing to explore the tropical world she has constructed for her darkly-sensual feminine figures.

Night blooming water lilies serve as both inspiration for the painting and the title of the exhibition, the new work in Nymphaea inhabit a lush and marshy world. Each of Suarez’s figures have a primordial connection to the flora and fauna that inhabit the work with them. The artist’s signature style of female portraiture has matured to include a darker, more complex and cultivated expression.

Inspired by the folklore and mythology of her hometown and heritage, Suarez has created a world rich with symbolism and history contained within her paintings. The lotus flowers and lilies, much like the women within the work exude a sense of strength and rebirth, emerging from the murky, uncertain waters.

Please join us for Nymphaea, opening Saturday, March 3rd, with an opening night reception from 6pm - 9pm where the artist will be present. The exhibition will be on view through Saturday, March 24th. For more information or additional images, please email us at SF@spoke-art.com.

Top Picks: Art Miami and Context 2017
Paradigm Gallery: Luke O’Sullivan at Scope Miami Beach

Luke O’Sullivan was born in 1984 in Boston, MA. He received his MFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009 and a BFA from The Art Institute of Boston in 2006. He has exhibited in solo and group shows in Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, New York, LA, Miami, and Philadelphia. He currently lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.

Statement

I create architecturally inspired sculptures and prints. Screen printed drawings are used to assemble two and three-dimensional works focused on undiscovered places beneath cities and landscapes. Early interests in Nintendo games, maps, and science fiction movies contribute to the playful nature of my art. I like to describe my process as creating a lego set using my own hand drawn pieces. I use those pieces to create elaborate sculptures of cities, labyrinths and fantastical objects. Exploration and adventure are central to everything I make with each drawing and sculpture contributing to an ongoing catalogue of a strange invented world. 

For more information contact Paradigm Gallery or visit their booth at Scope December 5-10, 2017. 

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Tell us about your early interests and how they influenced your current pieces. 

Exploration, discovery and adventure are the driving force behind what I do. There is a playful nature to my work rooted in my early interests in Nintendo games, maps, and science fiction movies. I often describe my process as creating a lego set out of my own hand drawn pieces which I can use to fabricate sculptures. In past work I focused on structures and facades, suggesting the utility of each building and often illustrating a state of disrepair or decay. Over time I have become more interested in describing subterranean spaces and thinking of ways to create sculptural objects within these worlds. I have introduced a good deal of color into my new work creating a certain levity and illustrative quality. Most recently I’ve made a few flower sculptures and a cactus, which has been a nice contrast to the architectural worlds I’ve been building. I’ve always been interested in how plants and vegetation persist and reclaim our man made environments. 

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We love the fantastical quality of your three-dimensional works. What do you hope the viewers experience when looking at your art?

I hope my work can be enjoyed in the same way I enjoy Bill Watterson’s writing and art in the Calvin and Hobbes books. My goal is to offer a chance for the viewer to be transported into another world. I have always had a particular interest in existentialism and enjoy a good mystery or thriller movie. I enjoy movies and books that keep some loose ends. My art is full of open ended narratives, I offer a few leads, but most of my work is like a series of clues or a simple statement. I try to create art that is uplifting and rewards the viewer for their curiosity. 

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Tell us about the work that will be on display at Scope during this year’s Art Basel Week in Miami. What is this year's focus?

I’m super excited to be exhibiting with Paradigm Gallery again this year at Scope! have a few small object based sculptures of flowers, and several wall mounted sculptures of cities and buildings above subterranean labyrinths. The underworlds are full of sculptural objects; ladders, bridges, buckets, and columns. Each of the sculptures are like vignettes or scenes describing a particular time. The narratives in the sculptures are generally about a place that has been harvested for its resources or supernatural power. The object based sculptures I’ve been making are like keepsakes or relics of these worlds but made to life sized scale. 

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What is your process like? How does each piece come to life from references to execution?

Everything always starts with drawing. Usually a very small and unrefined sketch. When making the wall mounted city sculptures I typically have an idea for a few visual elements I’m interested in using, like a bridge, a doorway, or the a shape of a building. Using that as a starting point, I will loosely create a composition of platforms, walls and objects to help support the focus of each piece. Sometimes there is a visual motif that interests me, like the brick and bone sculpture or the bone in a stone, and I will make it as quick as possible to capture the idea in my head. But I enjoy being able to improvise with the larger works and add pieces to the narrative as I’m building. I love seeing the drawings I make come to life. Sometimes I’ll draw stuff for years before it really clicks how I can build it or use it in a sculpture. I try to keep a notebook on hand all the time to keep track of ideas and building techniques. It’s always fun to look back through old notebooks and see where things started and how they’ve evolved over time. 

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How do you replenish your inspiration? What are a few of your hobbies outside of the studio? 

Great question! I wish I had a better routine to make myself sound like an interesting  person… I’ve been watching a lot of movies and old/new shows on Netflix and Hulu. I still try to play the new Mario and Zelda games when they come out. I play basketball when I can, although my glory days are definitely behind me. I grew up playing a lot of sports and I (embarrassingly) enjoy reading the statistics and history of sports. I’m always busy working on something with my best friends with whom I’m part of a collaborative sculpture crew (@individualscollective), always a blast and we have been doing that together for TEN YEARS now! Crazy. Alas, I’ve been keeping things pretty simple these days. When I’m not in the studio getting weird I mostly hang out with my lady Emilia and enjoy walking around Philly soaking in all that gritty goodness that surrounds us.

Art Miami Exhibitor Highlight: Leslie Feely

Dakota Sica

Director at Leslie Feely

33 E. 68th Street, New York, NY 10065

www.lesliefeely.com

Friedel Dzubas sketches on view at ArtMiami

Friedel Dzubas sketches on view at ArtMiami

 

What is the gallery's focus at this year's fair?

This year we will be presenting a dynamic selection of post war and contemporary art. Including works by Richard Diebenkorn, Jules Olitski, Friedel Dzubas and Kenneth Noland.  The presentation will include highlights from each artist’s career; including Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park series, Olitski’s early sprays, and Noland’s sixties stripe paintings.

Painting by Frank Stella, Private Collection New York

Painting by Frank Stella, Private Collection New York

Are there specific artists or works that collectors should pay attention to at your booth? 

Featured in our booth are paintings by Kikuo Saito a Japanese painter who sadly passed away just last year.  During the final years of his life Saito created the most spectacular paintings of his career.  Currently we represent the Estate of the Artist and are pleased to present these cherished late works.  

KIKUO SAITO , Kikuo Saito,  Blueher , 2014, oil on canvas, 66.75 x 47.5 in

KIKUO SAITO, Kikuo Saito, Blueher, 2014, oil on canvas, 66.75 x 47.5 in

What trends have you noticed in the art market over the past few years?

In the last few years I have seen collectors revisit overlooked / undervalued talents.  Most recently I have seen a real increase in the market of Friedel Dzubas. These beautiful paintings previously traded for low figures comparatively to his peers.  Now in just a few years the artist’s market is strong and growing.  We will be showing a selection of paintings by Friedel Dzubas - this would be a great opportunity for collectors to acquire works by this artist.

Robert Motherwell,  Delicados , 1980, Acrylic and collage on board, 10 x 8 in

Robert Motherwell, Delicados, 1980, Acrylic and collage on board, 10 x 8 in

What are some of your favorite aspects of being a part of Art Miami?

Art Miami is Miami’s original fair.  It stays true to its roots and is an excellent place for experienced and new collectors alike to find top quality works.  It is not only a chance for us to be with our fellow galleries from New York – but also meet new galleries from around the world.

Richard Diebenkorn,  Untitled , c. 1967, Charcoal, ballpoint pen and graphite on paper, 16.9 x 13.8 in

Richard Diebenkorn, Untitled, c. 1967, Charcoal, ballpoint pen and graphite on paper, 16.9 x 13.8 in

Please give our readers a few tips for making the most of attending art fairs based on your experience. 

There is a lot to see, so it’s good to pace yourself.   I recommend coming to ArtMiami more than once - often the VIP opening can be quite busy and hard to get a full sense of the works.  To avoid the crowd, I recommend coming early when the doors open.  We look forward to meeting you at our booth this year!

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Special Preview: FORM Miami 2017

FORM Miami is owned by Atlanta-based Urban Expositions, a Clarion Events company, which produces Art Aspen, Art Palm Springs, and SOFA Chicago (Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design). All art fairs are presented by galleries from around the world exhibiting modern and contemporary art in a variety of media including painting, photography, sculpture, and mixed-media. For more information about Urban’s art and design fairs, visit the following websites:

Fumiki Tagushi, Brooch, Silver, rhodiumplated, Courtesy of Charon Kransen Arts

Fumiki Tagushi, Brooch, Silver, rhodiumplated, Courtesy of Charon Kransen Arts

What initially inspired FORM Miami? What is the story behind this event? 

FORM MIAMI is the sister fair of SOFA CHICAGO, the first and only fair in the United States dedicated to galleries whose programs focus on contemporary and modern applied arts; galleries representing museum-quality work in glass, ceramics, wood, fiber, and studio jewelry. As there are no other fairs in Miami Art Week with this focus on materials and the applied arts, we are excited to be the first and only art fair presenting prestigious galleries from around the world exhibiting world-renowned artists working in these mediums. Presented as a boutique art fair in the heart of Miami Art Week, directly across from Art Basel Miami Beach, FORM MIAMI promises to be a fresh fair presenting new voices in the December fair lineup.
 
Describe a few things that visitors and collectors should expect when visiting the fair.
           
FORM MIAMI is taking place at the corner of 17th Street & Washington Avenue, across from Art Basel Miami Beach and in the epicenter of Miami Art Week. Space, designed by renowned architect, Morris Lapidus, will make FORM Miami a premiere destination for the Art Basel Miami Beach collecting crowds.

Micke Johansson, Explores, 2017, Double ariel glass, 14 x 6 x 6 in., Courtesy of Graariel Ltd

Micke Johansson, Explores, 2017, Double ariel glass, 14 x 6 x 6 in., Courtesy of Graariel Ltd

What sets FORM Miami apart from other events happening during Art Week?
 
FORM MIAMI is Miami Art Week’s first and only art fair dedicated to the applied arts and sculptural objects and is a must-see for attending art connoisseurs and collectors alike.  As the newest addition to Miami Art Week, this fair will showcase a highly-curated selection of 23 international galleries exhibiting the very best in the applied arts and sculptural objects. FORM MIAMI will kick off its inaugural 4-day run on Thursday, December 7th, with a VIP Opening Night Preview on Wednesday, December 6th.

Bertil Vallien, Future, 2017, Cast glass, 5.7 x 6 x 6 in., Courtesy of Schantz Galleries

Bertil Vallien, Future, 2017, Cast glass, 5.7 x 6 x 6 in., Courtesy of Schantz Galleries

What are a few highlight exhibitors or artists we should be on the lookout for?
 
FORM MIAMI will feature prominent international galleries whose programs showcase innovation in contemporary decorative arts and design, highlighting work in ceramics, fiber, glass, and wood. Works presented will include both emerging and established artists making statement works in these media. Some of the notable galleries confirmed to exhibit at this year’s fair are Adam Blaue Gallery, Blue Rain Gallery, Charon Kransen Arts, Collection Ateliers D’Art De France, Crafts Council and The New Craftsmen, Galleri Gronlund, George Billis Gallery, Habatat Galleries, Hawk Gallery, JewelersWerk Galerie, Schantz Galleries, and Studio 21 Fine Art.