Monday, January 23, 2017

Six Years of Art Blogging! Fair Favorites: New Contemporary at Art Palm Beach International

This past weekend the acclaimed art fair Art Palm Beach took place over five days at the West Palm Beach Convention Center featuring contemporary and modern works by close to 100 booths from the area and worldwide. This big event is the premier mid-winter contemporary art fair on Florida's Gold Coast.  And, it marks the Art Salon's Sixth Year!  
Brought to us by Next Level Fairs, this fair also kicks off Art Synergy, a host of dozens of premier contemporary and modern art events around the palm beach area, see a list of them here with a gallery list (at the bottom of the link):
Art Palm Beach bookmarks Palm Beach as Florida’s Cultural Capital with its leading museums, opera, musical and performing art intuitions.  Have a look at some of my favorite booths/artists...
Anthony Hernandez for Street Art Revolution with (live) painting of Warhol and Haring, above a variety of artists in the mix - all done with chalk.
Jeff Koons, vase on left with Joseph Castillo
Enrique Grau
 Holly Suzanne Radar (above, below)
Julio Fierro
Frank Hyder, also featured prominently at Aqua Art Fair in December.  These balloons are a parachute style that light up and change colors before your eyes.
Martine Emdur with Olsen Gallery from Sydney, Australia
Romero Britto, to me the apple for New York City and the flamingo for Miami.
Antuan Rodrigues, also showing similar at MOCA, Miami
Ericka Cespedes
A classic by Frank Stella
Artist not listed....or should I say not found, but I like them!

The view.
@artpalmbeach @artpalmbeachfair.
Until the next....

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Starting 2017 With DENIAL!

The new year is starting off right with a group of art exhibits and art fairs underway in Miami, FL.  Last week the opening of "Anger Management" by Canadian artist DENIAL at WYN 317 drew a full house at the Wynwood gallery where viewers took in a variety of  contemporary pop-art themes that ultimately make fun of our insane world of consumerism.

Based in Windsor Ontario, DENIAL spends much of the year traveling and exhibiting throughout Canada and USA, having done solo shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Toronto and Vancouver - now adding Miami to his list.

In 2000 he adopted the moniker ‘DENIAL’ as a means of poking fun at advertising, politics and media messages that contemporary society is often ‘in denial’ about.   Since then he has maintained an ongoing global street-campaign of over 500, 000 stickers, placards and murals, using the alpha-numeric characters ‘D3N!@L’. Intended as a conceptual means of marketing absurdism, DENIAL also challenges traditional notions of graffiti and public art through his bold and often satirical visual subversions.

The exhibit runs through February 9th at the gallery, see the bottom of the post for more information.
Michele Pino and Danelle Pino of WYN317 and Denial.

For more information visit Denial at  / @denialart and 
WYN317 at 167 NW 25th St., Miami, FL - / @wyn317.