Photos: Miami Art Walk May 2011

By | May 15th, 2011 | 8 Comments

Monthly events have a tendency to get old fast, but somehow Miami Art Walk is not succumbing to that fate. Am I alone here? I suppose I’ll take the thousands of people who came out to Wynwood and the Design District Saturday night as my answer. Poised for hours on the precipice of precipitation, the weather was perfect for a stroll up and down N.W. Second Avenue, slipping in and out of the air-conditioned galleries, sampling of the fleet of food trucks, and, of course, marveling at the parade of strange and wonderful people who have kept Art Walk from going stale for months on end now. By way of example . . .

Photo by Robby Campbell: Pink Parasol

Photo by Robby Campbell: Golden Girl

Photo by Robby Campbell: Pink Parasol

Photo by Robby Campbell: Shooter: John Hood

Photo by Robby Campbell: Lady in the pink hat

Photo by Robby Campbell: Joey Picasso
Not strange. Just wonderful.

Photo by Robby Campbell: Ding Dong
Try to guess what she’s spelling. I’ll give you a hint: It rhymes with “ding dong”.

Photo by Robby Campbell: Ping Pong!
Just when you thought Art Walk couldn’t get better (and less about art), the glorious game of ping pong made its way into the Wynwood Market Saturday evening courtesy of Chalk, a ping pong and billiards lounge set to open in Miami Beach in the summer.

Photo by Robby Campbell: Myakka
Myakka, Naomi Fisher’s video piece at the Fredric Snitzer Gallery, showed a group of gals traipsing tribe-like through the wetlands, prairies, and woodlands of Myakka State Park in Sarasota, playing out rituals at once tender and ominous. Shot hand-held, with a taste for light peering through the trees, the video has its origins in a 13-day camping trip Fisher took with friends and fellow artists. Myakka defies a definitive interpretation, but with its heroines stalking the woods in brand-name tees and painting one another’s face with blood, the primordial cosmetic, I had the thought, “After the Apocalypse, girls will still be girls. But they’ll know how to trap snakes, too.” Learn more about Myakka, which runs through May 23, on

Photo by Robby Campbell: Xavier Cha at de la Cruz Collection
Remember we said that we didn’t know what to expect of Xavier Cha’s performance at the de la Cruz Collection? Well, having experienced it — it being Ms. Cha on a camera dolly closely circling an odd-faced boy making odd faces — we still don’t know what to make of it. You?

Photo by Robby Campbell: Odd-faced Boy

Photo by Robby Campbell: Dudes at de la Cruz
I believe these fine gentlemen were also confused by Cha’s performance.

Photo by Robby Campbell: Red Legs
Back on N.W. Second Avenue . . .

Photo by Robby Campbell: Graf Man

Photo by Robby Campbell: Grrrrr

Photo by Robby Campbell: The Do
Your guess is as good as mine.

Photo by Robby Campbell: Turquoise Hug
We captured this ostensibly tender moment at Praxis International Art, which is showing an exhibition by Shaun El C. Leonardo called “Sleeping Giant”. I’m not sure if the man in the turquoise shorts is part of the show.

Photo by Robby Campbell: Aye-aye!

Photo by Robby Campbell: Hahahahahaha . . . ha
Until next month . . .

All photos by Robby Campbell. You can view many more in the Miami Art Walk (May 2011) Facbook photo album. You can not use any photo without properly crediting it. That’s stealing.

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8 Comments on “Photos: Miami Art Walk May 2011”

  1. 1 Alexandra said at 11:06 am on May 15th, 2011:

    Fantastic pictures! It makes me want to attend the Miami Art Walk. :)

  2. 2 Sue said at 6:45 am on May 16th, 2011:

    Can’t wait to check it out.

  3. 3 sue said at 6:46 am on May 16th, 2011:

    Oh and I love that photo of the older woman and the girl holding the Starbucks cup. Her eyes are haunting and amazing!

  4. 4 Leah said at 8:41 am on May 16th, 2011:

    Robby Campbell, you are a hell of a photographer!

  5. 5 Robby Campbell said at 11:05 am on May 16th, 2011:

    Thank you guys. Too kind.

  6. 6 Aaron John Curtis said at 12:45 pm on May 16th, 2011:

    Great shots! Looks like it’s grown at lot since the last time I went.

    John Hood looks terrifying.

  7. 7 swampthing said at 11:08 am on May 18th, 2011:

    very nice photos convey humanism

  8. 8 Olga saretsky said at 10:47 pm on May 18th, 2011:

    Beautiful pictures!!!!
    Gold lady brought you bay performance artist Olga Saretsky.

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