The last time I went to out during Art Week was in 2005. A Spanish rock band I was in played under a tent somewhere. There were lots of people and free wine, and everyone was trying to be very hip. We played an ok set with horrible sound by a washed up sound guy named Jon who smoked us out to a semi-decent regs joint. That was the evening’s highlight.
None of the art really captured my attention, and there was a touch of snootiness in the air. I hated it. However, I believe in second chances. This year I’m returning to change my perspective and really dig into the art for some substance.
Influenced by such rock acts like Aerosmith, Gram Parsons and Guns and Roses, Florida born model and artist Ashley Wynn shares a love of music that reflects in her edgy looks and style.
Currently signed with Click Models Atlanta, The Green Agency, Benz Models Tampa, and represented by Parts Models NYC, this dopedoll has a passion for writing, traveling and creating rock inspired collages.
In her recent Miami stop, I had the opportunity to shoot with Ashley for Dopedoll Vintage and got to know her a little more…
Art Basel is the favorite winter meeting place for the international art world. At the nexus of North America and Latin America, this show presents premier artwork from across the globe. Throughout the first week of December, on what has been referred to as Art Week, Miami embraces the art world with special exhibitions and dynamic cultural events at museums and galleries across the city.
“Grandfather Clock Corten,” Maarten Baas, Corten Steel, Digital Equipment, 2013. Photo courtesy of CARPENTERS WORKSHOP GALLERY
The aesthetic tensions and convergences between old and new technology continues to fascinate designers, and increasingly, there’s a melding of the two paradigms in the world of collectible design.
Analog technologies – those that operate on physical properties such as voltage and time – are being combined with digital technologies, which work on systems of binary code. There are functional advantages and drawbacks to both, as well as distinct emotional connections: analog technologies inspire nostalgia, a sort of warmth, and digital types conjure efficiency, what might be described as a cold exactitude.
Some designers are working to marry the two in a way that explores new design possibilities. At Design Miami/ 2013, several works will be on display that combine analog and digital, challenging notions of what is physical and what is virtual, and how they fit together. The works illustrate the ever-widening horizon of design, and underline the fact that no matter what sorts of technology are utilized, the goal is always an aesthetic or functional breakthrough.
Santa Fe-based Meow Wolf is an arts collaborative that produces immersive, multi-media art experiences – they will be doing several sight specific installations at SELECT FAIR this December during Art Week.
Expect the unexpected with these uniquely bizarre and wonderfully gifted artists repurposing the Select Fair’s art exhibition space at the Catalina Hotel during Art Basel Dec.4-8, 2013.
To raise awareness for the Florida Everglades, Miami-based artist and photographer Lloyd Goradesk created, Gator In The Bay, a colossal floating reptile – a giant 100 foot gator, the length of a football field. You may have caught it last year, if not, look over this December to the waters of Biscayne Bay from the Miami Yacht Club on Watson Island when Art Basel Miami Beach rips into town December 5-8th.
Formally the Miami Art Museum (MAM) – the new Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) has been under construction in Downtown, Miami and preparing for a grand opening scheduled to coincide with Art Basel Miami Beach in December. The new Perez Art Museum is racing to the finish with stunning views of Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami – not to mention the restaurant, bar, gift shop, hanging gardens and a unique, functional front door – the PAMM is the most anticipated addition to Miami’s evolving arts and cultural habitat.