Castro, Gastro, and Styrofoam: Photos of October Art Walk

By | October 10th, 2010 | 1 Comment

Second Saturdays Art Walk combines several good things: art, walking, and women dressed to compete for your attention with the all-white canvas hung on the all-white wall. With the sweater of humidity tucked away for the season, these things came together especially well at last night’s AW, which featured the opening of the Wynwood Market on NW 2nd Avenue in the lower 20s.

Gal Smoking Painting

"Women 2010" by Rafael Espitia at Area 23 Art Gallery.

Sporting two food trucks (Gastropod and Sakaya Kitchen’s Dim Ssam à Gogo, both of which sold out most of their menu items), a DJ, and various food and merch booths, the market is a positive addition to the monthly event. A few vendors told me they got free spots this month but that they will have to give up a percentage of their revenue (to?) in the future for a chance to hawk to Miami’s culturati. As last night’s crop of vendors included a few duds, perhaps the tax will result in a filtered and ultimately more impressive market.

Funny thing about art walks in general is that, with so many musical, edible, and long-legged distractions, the art on the gallery walls often goes unappreciated. That said, here are a few pieces that caught my eye.

Ideobox Styrofoam Sculpture
This laser-cut sculpture in “The Every Other Day” exhibit at Ideobox Artspace is, I’m guessing, one of the most expensive pieces of Styrofoam on the planet.

Fidel Castro Painting
If Fidel Castro has to go dolphin-gazing to grab the rest of the world’s attention, this heavy-handed rendering, at Area 23, reminds us that he still has Miami’s.

Wire Man, GAB Studio at October Second Saturday Art Walk, Miami
This fine gentleman, encountered in GAB Studio, is made of identical, welded metal frames.

But like I said, there was plenty to admire last night alongside the art.
Photo of Art Walk Miami October 2010

Photo of Miami Art Walk October 2010

Photo of Miami Art Walk October 2010 Tell me this isn’t what heaven looks like.

All photos by Robby Campbell.

One Comment on “Castro, Gastro, and Styrofoam: Photos of October Art Walk”

  1. 1 Top Ten Miami Arts Events in November | Beached Miami said at 12:05 am on November 1st, 2010:

    […] to take in and/or buy Miami art, food, and wares all in one place. Learn more HERE, and click HERE for our post on the October Art […]

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