~AQUA ART MIAMI/CINDERS
AQUA HOTEL/PHOTO/DAVI RUSSO/COURTESY: AQUA ART MIAMI
THE AQUA ART FAIR MIAMI, which takes its name from its venue – THE AQUA HOTEL – looks to be
distinguishing itself from among the ranks of the many new art fairs.
Having grown considerably, in street rep, regarding edge & freshness of offerings; and the number of participating galleries – this year, the AQUA ART FAIR takes place in 2 simultaneous locations, one at the original site, the AQUA HOTEL in SOUTH BEACH, and at a new site, AQUA WYNWOOD, in a warehouse in Miami’s gallery district.
“This year we’ll feature 44 galleries at the AQUA HOTEL, with more than half of the dealers being new to our fair. Based on the west coast, fair organizers have made it their mission to promote noteworthy programs in their region as well as the greater USA . . . Approximately a third of the galleries are from SEATTLE, PORTLAND, SAN FRANCISCO, and LOS ANGELES . . .”
the website goes on to state:
“The hotel itself is a classic South Beach boutique hotel . . . located within walking distance of ART BASEL . . Many hotel beach bars and cocktail events are close by and the glorious beach itself is just a block away . . . An AQUA shuttle will run in a continual loop between the hotel and ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH each day during regular event hours, stopping near the Botanical Garden across from the Convention Center entrance D.”
more info: AQUA ART MIAMI
a brief sampling from the website:
HEATHER & IVAN MORISON, ‘Study for Earthwalker (caribou)’, Lambda print, 42 x 42 cm/COURTESY:
DANIELLE ARNAUD, LONDON/AQUA HOTEL
GRETCHEN BENNETT, ‘You’d Be Home Now (I’d Be Safe and Warm)’, hand felted and hand cut wool on canvas backing,
45 x 78 ins/COURTESY HOWARD HOUSE, SEATTLE/AQUA HOTEL
. . . and, one of our fave !! NYC/BROOKLYN GALLERIES – CINDERS – is showing a selection of their – mostly East Coast – artists in rm 225 of the AQUA HOTEL site, including some BRIAN CHIPPENDALE OFFERINGS.
here’s an image of a BRIAN CHIPPENDALE, silkscreen collage on board, titled: ‘BLOW ME AWAY’, ($1,600), which is in the current CINDERS show, ‘EARLY WORM GETS THE BIRD’ – back home in BROOKLYN . . .
check out more images as well, here: CINDERS GALLERY/’EARLY WORM GETS THE BIRD’
UP-DATE: SAT JAN 5, 2008
CINDERS HAS JUST POSTED SOME ‘GROOVY’ PIX OF THEIR INSTALLATION at the AQUA HOTEL ART FAIR (2007)
ON THEIR: WEBSITE !!
CLICK ON THIS IMAGE of THEIR “WELCOME MAT” at the FAIR/on their homepage: