This Saturday, April 27th the Michael Margulies Artist Agency proudly opens the 101 Exhibit gallery doors to present The Valdeziacs, a solo exhibition featuring a culmination of the most recent works by local painter, Kiki Valdes.
The new artworks in The Valdeziacs are in itself is a nod to childhood nostalgia; the work transforms the characteristics of well-known and loved cartoon figures into complete abstraction.
Sounds pretty simple, right? Well, it’s not. That’s why Miami’s The Hongs do it so well. They leverage their members’ talents to do so. In 2008, Jamaican-born musician Gordon Myers got this multinational group together and set out to make good music people can dance to, and they’ve managed to become one of the most popular bands in Miami’s music scene.
Gabriel Gimenez aka GGhas become a recognizable face in the Miami art scene. His art has made its way into many collector homes via his representation at Nac Gallery in Fort Lauderdale and his murals grace many walls such as O Cinema in Wynwood. GG’s main character, Fedo, stares at patrons in many bars with his signature disproportioned black eyes and wacky mouth.
The Fedo stickers have made their way around the world and the face can be seen in cities like New York, London and San Juan. Fedo has taken on many forms recently and for his latest solo exhibit GG used the character to paint a series favorite icons and characters from Andy Warhol to Mickey Mouse.
A collaboration with Del Toro shoes has pushed GG to a new level of recognition past the borders of the art world so I sat down with the artist to find out what he has been up to.
On their 15th birthday Locust Projects has good reason to celebrate! They recently moved into a new 5,000 square foot exhibition space at a prime location in the burgeoning Design District (near the delicious Harry’s Pizzeria) and they have new projects in the horizon.
Chana Budgazad Sheldon, Executive Director, took the time to tell me about the organization’s mission, show me the space and some recent Locust Projects: rainbows in bus shelters, a subtropical paper wilderness, and recycled vinyl art.
You may have seen them around town and about, from monthly pop-up shops at Lester’s Dandy Rock, to Second Saturday Wynwood Style Market, its hard to miss the dope duo behind Nic Fit Vintage. Sergio and Nicole are making their mark in Miami’s fashion scene, bringing rare 90′s and psychedelic vintage to the masses.
As a long time follower and buyer, I’ve always loved their music-driven style and recently had the opportunity to catch up with Nic Fit to ask a few burning questions. I was especially thrilled when they gave me an exclusive look at their retro-inspired Spring/Summer 2013 Look Book!