Monday March 12, 2007

Saturday gallery hop + more


Pictures from Saturday night, and yes — mixing images of art with unrelated photos of the evening. Here are Abner Nolan’s found negatives at Leonard Tachmes Gallery.


AA spot in the Design District I can never seem to catch the name of (Update: it’s an annex of the Moore Space Update #2: madebythem says: “That space as well as the show was is in no way related to the Moore Space. My friend and I wrote a proposal to get the space and decided to have a show with no theme, flyers, invites or any sort of publicity.”), a big exhibition involving live dogs in uncomfortable-looking costumes, video, a lawn-sized patch of live sod, copious piles of broken furniture, an altar, and at least one boy in neon-orange briefs.


This is not art. Actually, I don’t think I was supposed to be upstairs, as the whole floor was linoleum-recently-removed sticky.

Tarot card altar by l’elk!


I am sometimes asked to explain the difference between the Design District and Wynwood. They are adjacent art districts, with roughly separated by I-195. The Design District has some notable architecture and history, and contains several non-profit art spaces, along with high-end furniture showrooms.


Wynwood is mostly old warehouses, many of which have been occupied by the hottest commercial galleries in town. (There are also a few private collections and the MoCA annex.) There used to be a rivalry of sorts, but I think the DD folks largely gave that up when they changed their gallery walk to second Saturdays to coincide with Wynwood’s.


Sara Stites at the Buena Vista Building.


A Jen Stark peephole piece at the Bas-Fisher Invitational.

Kerry Ware

Kerry Ware at Dorsch.


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  1. Robert    Mon Mar 12, 11:00 AM #  

    The miami art scene looks more and more like a real-life version of myspace.

  2. Coconut Grove Grapevine    Mon Mar 12, 11:00 AM #  

    Beautiful pics. They are very artistic themselves.

  3. l'elk!    Mon Mar 12, 12:07 PM #  

    the spot in the design district you dont know the name to is a part of the moore space. i did the tarot altar.

  4. alesh    Mon Mar 12, 12:19 PM #  

    Robert~ You’re right, although some of the blame falls on me — I’m for some reason emphasizing the zaniness with my photo choices (and in the case of the cobblestone driveway, completely fake coloring.

    Grapevine/l’elk!~ thanks — updated!

  5. Michael Emilio + Real Estate    Mon Mar 12, 01:23 PM #  

    I think I just got hypnotized by the peephole piece – Great photos!

  6. Manola Blablablanik    Mon Mar 12, 03:27 PM #  

    Great pix, Alesh! Did you go to Kunsthaus? Bummer I didn’t bump into you! I was there forevah gabbing with the artist. I just posted a Wynwood wrap-up at 411 and linked to here.

    Robert … agree to disagree … that’s a crazy comparison!

  7. FER    Mon Mar 12, 06:18 PM #  

    I imagine that guy in the yellow t shirt is part of the exhibit?

  8. alesh    Tue Mar 13, 10:18 PM #  


    One of the things about the gallery walk is how different is depending on your experience. I have lots of friends in the “Art world”, so usually my starting/ending points are pre-defined. Plus, I like to drink heavily and let the evening develop without conscious input from myself.

    Therefore I have non-representative, highly idiosyncratic experiences when I go, often missing important things and spending lots of time looking at trivial things. So it goes.

    For another perspective of how I got a non-representative view, see the wonderful Getting to Maybe post.

  9. Shawn    Wed Mar 14, 11:01 AM #  

    Thank you so much for the link!!!

    I had a great time at the gallery walk, I think, because I didn’t take it seriously. You drink a few glasses of the free drink, you ponder the meaning of a painting, you enjoy new mediums, and you converse with friends. As long as the galleries are open and people are around I am happy.

    And Alesh, it seems that we frequent a lot of the same Miami events. I definitely hope to get to meet you at one!