At a certain point Saturday night, Wynwood was overrun by the largest crowd I’ve ever seen at an Art Walk. I heard from a source within the Knight Foundation that the monthly event draws 30,000 people to the gallery district. The number is no longer hard to believe after a night when breathing room in the open air of N.W. Second Avenue was hard to come by. In these photos we captured a handful or two of those 30,000 human beings, at least one sterling instance of human folly, and an avian enemy of the distended male bladder.
Of the thousand shows I previewed in this month’s Art Walk guide, my favorite exhibition was Cheryl Pope’s Matter of Fact, at Dorsch Gallery, which featured this carpet of shattered plates, a video piece called “Stacks”, a room of large spinning tops beautifully constructed of ceramic ware, and a stack of plates rolling back and forth across the wall and making a terrible noise that you somehow come to tune out. Dorsch is showing Matter of Fact through October 1. Wear shoes.
Robby spotted this creature on the men’s room wall at Lester’s. Needless to say he got stage fright. (We are hosting Sketchy Workshop #1 at Lester’s on Wednesday, Sept. 21. You’re invited!)
All photos by Robby Campbell