Primary Projects presents Contender, a selection of new works from Kenton Parker during Art Basel Miami at their new project space in Downtown Miami. In a solo show dedicated to self-portraiture through sculpture, painting, installation and photography, the artist challenges the viewer with a swell of raw emotions. On location at Milk Studios (Los Angeles), Parker calls on long-time friend and photographer, Patrick Hoelck, to capture the madness that makes-up the artist’s multiple personalities. Parker tacked on the roles of producer, director, editor and subject for this exhibition, exposing his various states of being behind and in front of the lens.
Contender is the most extensive, self-referential and personal body of work of Parker’s career, revealing a narrative that ultimately speaks to the human condition.
King’s Head Records made a loud and sexy entrance to the EDM scene with their premiere fiesta, Blue Castle at The Garrett (check out: Blue Castle Party Photo Evidence). Needless, to say we want more! Of course, they wouldn’t deny us (or themselves) the right to dance and party. To our satisfaction, they are doing it again this Saturday, November 9th.
Step into the Purple Castle and meet the guest of honor, Treznik…
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.
Tonight, Stone Groove, a weekly open mic in the heart of Downtown Miami hosted by Marcus Blake and Rod Deal, celebrates 5 years of magic! Carmel Ophir, owner of The Vagabond, often refers to Stone Groove as “The Soul of The Vagabond.”
If you’ve never attended Stone Groove or haven’t in a while, head down to 14th Street TONIGHT and find out why…
Fringe is a series of public art projects, commissioned for DWNTWN Art Days, that challenge the formal exhibition space by offering visitors an art experience based on site, context, situation specificity. This years Fringe was curated by Legal Art resident, Amanda Sanfilippo. We documented many of them for those who weren’t able to make it out, except Standard Custom Logo Bench (above) - a ready-made park bench by Tom Scicluna (Miami), and Pennies From Heaven, composed of a heap of nearly $1000 in change in an outdoor fountain and stolen overnight.
On a large screen on the outside of the Intercontinental Hotel, DWNTWN Art Days was advertised for all passerby to see, attracting observers inside. The lobby looked almost futuristic. Glowing square shaped fixtures slowly changed from one eye catching color to the next, lingering on each one for a few minutes before starting to shift.
On screens attached to the fixtures, videos from theWet Heat Project played, showing artists (many of them Miami locals) hard at work at their respective mediums.