I am once again headed to Miami for Art Basel, December 6th through December 10th. This year there will be just as many satellite fairs which I am sure will be equally as intriguing as the convention center. I am especially looking forward to the Public sector which will transform Collins Park into an outdoor exhibition space featuring 11 works by emerging and established artists. The Public sector will open on Wednesday, December 6th with a preformance featuring the sculpture Jim Shaw. Hope to see everyone there and email or text if you are in town.
I am thrilled to be visiting Art Omi for the second time this June. My first visit was in the fall of 2015 and since then, my practice has been focused on sculpture - both public and private.
Last week I had an amazing opportuniity to visit the most recent project by one of the greatest artist of my time: the team of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The Floating Piers in Lake Iseo Italy is an epic site specific work that exemplifies brilliance in contemporary art.
My query to this diverse community today, and personally what my own thoughts have been absorbed with these past few weeks is what makes Chistos practice different, or similair to contemporary public work today and for that matter, even the monuments that we see throughout urban cities. Is sculpture in the 21st century obsolete? How do we engage the public and the landscape like Christo and Jeanne-Claude have done for a generation. I see it as a challenge and an opportunity.
Please join me May 4th for Frieze New York on Randall's Island where you can view more than 1000 of today's leading artist from the world's most peeminent galleries.
Some of the satellite fairs this year include NADA, Art New York and Spring Masters.
Please join me for another fun filled inspiring week in Miami for all the many art fairs surrounding Art Basel Miami.
Just a few fairs not to be missed besides the supreme essential mother fair include:
Art on Paper
and many many more.....
Message me for more info!
This year's event, happening on April 9, is being co-chaired by myself and the wonderful Cheryl Franklin #MassArtAuction2016
Last year's event welcomed a sold out crowd of over 700 attendees and raised over $1 million in scholarship aid and academic program support for our students.Our goal is to once again raise over $1 million and are seeking donations from collectors help us reach this ambitious goal.
Here is a link to last year's Auction artwork to give you a sense of how the event has progressed -http://paddle8.com/auction/massart/. And also a link to the event itself with more details - MassArtAuction.org.
There is nothing more fun (and exhausting) than walking through the NY Armory show in early March. This year pier 92 will have the Modern galleries and next door at pier 94 will be the contemporary galleries. ALSO - there is a new addition to NYC busiest art week with the art on paper's first fair with 65 galleries on Pier 26 downtown. http://thepaperfair.com/
There is nothing more fun (and exhausting) than walking through the NY Armory show in early March. This year pier 92 will have the Modern galleries exhbiting and pier 94 will be the contmporary galleries. ALSO - there is a new addition to NYC busiest art week with the art on paper's first fair with 65 galleries on Pier 26 downtown. http://thepaperfair.com/
Why go to a museum show this week when some of the best art in the world can be seen on the island of Manhattan! Start with a spin around the Park Avenue Armory on March 4th with some of the most imprortant Modern and Contemporary dealers.
The Chicago Art Expo has gone through so many itinerations, but for me, it has always been a major event. Chicago is my home town and the place where I discovered my passion for art and the fact that Art Expo (or Expo Chicago) is once again back in historic Navy Pier makes it even more special.
I will be going for the first few days and I plan to tweet and instagram some of my favorite moments. Please feel free to message me if you are planning a trip. It would be great to share notes or walk through the fair.
Volta is one of my favorite art fairs in the spring. An invitational Solo Project Fair for contemporary art in Soho the first week of March 2015.