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.
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.
Meet Alexis Frias aka 8-Bit Lexicon, maker of pixel art – illustration, street art, portraits, sculptures and 3-D art. 8-Bit Lexicon is the official resident artist ofBlock x BlogMusic and Arts Festival. ( See: Block x Blog Does FTL)
With a little help from 8-Bit Lexixon and friends, the festival will showcase pop culture, video game protagonists, 8-bit aesthetics, interactivity and all-around arcade nostalgia.
Meet Lauren Ann Wolfe – stylist, fashion editor, writer, seamstress moon child, and certainly a doll of many talents. With a fashion all of her own, you can find her in Miami’s Wynwood art district in the corner of a dark and romantically-lit bar with flowers in her hair. She takes inspiration from her travels, experiences, and all things magical and weird.
I had the opportunity to meet up with Lauren, freshly exhilarated from her trip to New York Fashion Week, and we took to the closet. Take a peek into the world of L.A.W. x Dopedoll in this exclusive Tropicult collaboration.
“There is an audience that is being ignored, but they are not necessarily ignorant. They are open to art when it is open to them.” Keith Haring (May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990)
Keith Haring was wise beyond his years, lived a very short life and produced work that endlessly communicated concepts about birth, sex, death and war. His ultimate goals were simple: raise awareness, unity and love; but on a very large scale.
Now that we’ve caught our breath, we put together a Miami Art Week 2012 Retrospective - a series of photos and galleries that capture some of our favorite events and artworks.
This collection of photographs only captures a small fragment of what went down in Miami the first week of December. But hey, they say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here’s a short story…enjoy!