Friday, December 11, 2009

future classic interview with nate dee and blackheart couture

so when i did the future classic show i did an interview with a couple of pretty cool cats... looks like its been edited and put it on their respective websites... thanks to the good folks at artisticats for the exposure!

Monday, December 7, 2009

adding my two cents to the pile of change left on Art Basel miami

So it's Monday... i am still fighting the remnants of fatigue left by the four day whirlwind that is Miami Art Basel. Overall i will say I had a great time.... in years past i would go to the big show at the convention center and 1 or two openings/events. This year I reside myself to go as hard as possible in the afternoons and nights, while continuing to be an active and contributing member of the workforce at my day job..... what a mistake.. lol

With the previous said and done.. three nods, three cheers, and a tip of the hat go to the organizers, city officials, police, artists, and all others that took part in this mega cultural marathon. With as many people that where in miami from north miami to coral gables... all things ran smoothly.

bellow are the shows and event i saw/ attended in no particular order:

Mutiversal art show
Graffiti Gone Global by SushiSamba
Art show @ O.H.W.O.W
Eat your art out by MSG
Charcoal Gallery New Brow show
Scope Miami
Foci Gallery
Art Basel big show @ the convention center
Imaginary Friends
Foci Gallery show
Transit Lounge Party
Mural Park featuring public works
Art Miami
Artcenter of Florida's new brow show
First Flight Group Graffiti wall off of sw 7th ave and 34th

all were great.... the stand outs would have to be AquaMiami and the Scope miami show... they by far where hands down the two best shows of the weekend.

side notes I actually met artists el Mac & Retna while they were doing an amazing mammoth sized mural just off of 195 and I95... they are really some laid back super cool guys. I also met Mear one at the Scope show.... he has gotta be one of the most humble human being I've met in my life... I was truly impressed and honored. Above are some pictures from the weekend.... enjoy!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Miami must see's for Art Basel weekend

Aquamiami/ GENart Vanguard
Aqua is pleased to be featuring Gen Art Vanguard this year at Aqua Wynwood. Gen Art debuted its Vanguard fair in Miami last year during Art Basel week, bringing together the top galleries, hottest artists, and individuals who are defining the New Contemporary art movements. From Pop Surrealism and New Brow to Urban Contemporary, Vanguard aims to advance the dialogue about these emerging contemporary art movements and their cultural context within the art world.
Gen Art Vanguard
42 NE 25th St. Miami FL 33137 (at N Miami Ave)
Preview Brunch (VIP & Press Preview): Thursday morning, December 3, 10am – 1pm
Gen Art Vanguard Gala Party: Thursday evening, December 3 8-11pm (A Must go if u can tickets available at or pay at the door)
general public hours and free admission:
Thursday, December 3: 1pm – 7pm
Friday, December 4: 11am – 7pm
Saturday, December 5: 11am – 7pm (possible extended hours for Gallery Walk)
Sunday, December 6: 11am – 4pm

SUSHISAMBA Presents Largest Exhibition of International Street Art in Miami
During Art Basel Miami Beach / December 4 – 6, 2009

Graffiti Gone Global, presented by SUSHISAMBA, will take place December 4-6th , 2009 during Art Basel Miami Beach. Curated by James and Karla Murray, authors of best-selling titles Store Front-The Disappearing Face of New York, Miami Graffiti, Broken Windows and Burning New York, the exhibition will feature a selection of work from today’s top street artists. This groundbreaking exhibition, set to take place in a 4,000 square foot venue in the Midtown Arts District, will be the largest of its kind in Miami. The opening VIP preview will take place on Thursday, December 3, 2009 from 7 PM to 9 PM at 3252 NE 1st Ave, Suite 101, Miami, FL 33127.

Reaching beyond the typical white walls of an art fair, SUSHISAMBA has commissioned Miami-based architect HOX (Douglas Hoekzema) to design a sprawling, Brazilian-inspired favela structure for Graffiti Gone Global. HOX’s exhibition design consists of interlocking components of wood and steel that may be detached and sold as separate units, some of which will bear a signature graffiti piece. In addition, custom furniture designed by the several of the participating artists will be available for purchase.

A true mix of art on a variety of platforms, Multiversal will feature more than 150 top artists from the likes of Buff Monster, Sket-One, Mear One, Kano, Georgette Pressler (body art), Tara Hauck (fine art photography), as well as Aunia Kahn, Tofusquirrel and Jessica Sardas amongst others. We will be teaming up with 3 other reputable galleries; The Hive Gallery from LA, The Steve Brown Gallery from Cleveland and the D.E.A.D. Gallery from Belgium.

The Multiversal group show begins on Thursday, December 3rd and runs until Sunday, December 6th. It will take place at The American Legion building, 6445 NE 7th Ave in the Miami Modern District. Admission is FREE. McPherson and several other artists will be on-hand for the event.

All of the art displayed during the Multiversal group show will be available for sale to the public.

Part of the exhibition proceeds will benefit

New to Basel this year is a multitiered cultural marketplace called the FoCi Art Fair (3000 N. Miami Ave., Miami). The event boasts a gallery, an art market, an art exhibition, and a food festival in one sprawling sensory buffet. This Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight, DJ Ivan Diaz will spin his soulful sounds, with refreshments provided by Barefoot Wine. Tickets cost $10. Call 786-363-8040 or visit
Sat. Dec. 5th 7pm

In the Design District. It’s going to be a great and fun show.
Imaginary Friends
Latzero Fine Art gallery presents a Wallove collective
exhibition in association with Haveli furniture
Opening reception: December 3rd / 6pm -Midnight
open daily from 11am – 7pm
Closing: December 5th / Midnight
Located in the Design District
137 NE 40th St, Miami Mia, Fla 33127
Daniel (Krave) Fila, Gerry Stecca, Michael Rivamonte, Helen Garcia,
Alex Yanes, Jeff Dekal, Raskoe, and more!

and as alway the official Art Basel exhibition at the miami beach convention center.
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139-1820
Thursday, December 3 to Sunday, December 6, 2009:
Daily from noon to 8 p.m., last day until 6 p.m.

multiversal opens tonight

The opening reception is tonight, hope to see you all there i will be in attendance from 5-8pm.(American Legion Building, 6445 NE 7th Ave, miami, FL 33138 USA )
The opener will be a multi-sensory environment featuring: music, food, live painting, body painting, capoeira dancers, and other performances. ALL FOR FREE!

Art Basel Miami Beach is the most important art show in the United States - a cultural and social highlight for the Americas. As the sister event of Switzerland's Art Basel, it is the most prestigious art show worldwide for the past 40 years. In that spirit, for the duration of Art Basel, WST Worldwide & Kazilla Productions will be hosting the Multiversal group show - a unique series of exhibitions showcasing the works of many talented artists from around the world.

for more info and to see the type of art that will be on display go to the address below: