From humble beginnings, street art found its place in the contemporary art world and has made itself right at home in our Magic City. Next Saturday, October 13th, Gregg Shienbaum welcomes back local street artist Poska aka Clandestine Culture for his first solo show.
Last night Rod Deal caught David Zalben as he began his poetic installation about love, sex and relationships, “A Love You Cannot Live Without” at the Art/Center SoFl on Lincoln Road.
Jessy Nite has been working with Primary Projects for some time now. Her art is raunchy, provocative, and super rad – so expect to hear a lot more about her in the future. She uses stylized lettering to convey how much of a badass she is. Money, power, and partying are the common thread in most of Jessy’s work, so, thematically speaking, it’s like the gangster rap of typographic art. Her upcoming solo show at Primary Projects, ‘Bad As I Want To Be’ promises to be a balls-out spectacular of the artist’s wildest ideas and most radical designs. While we’d like to give you an in-depth of everything she has in store, it’s probably better if you just take our word for it and go check it out for yourself this Saturday.
We’ve all heard of Rock of Ages by now: in the coming weeks, the likes of Alec Baldwin, Tom Cruise, and Russell Brand will be cajoling around these parts in skin-tight leather pants, presumably sweating their celebrity asses off in the Miami humidity. The big budget Hollywood glam rock drama, whose producers so cynically (and appropriately) recreated the iconic Hollywood sign atop our beloved Mt. Trashmore, has transformed the area around NE 14st and N Miami Ave into LA’s Sunset Strip, circa the 1980’s. Affected businesses have had their buildings painted and rebranded in exchange for fat checks from the studio and a free makeover. Was it worth it?