Art Walk Guide: Vectors and arias and ‘Inverted Night’

By | April 11th, 2012 | 2 Comments

Last month’s Second Saturdays Art Walk in Wynwood and Design District was slow for two reasons: Scope New York stole a few gallerists’ attention and the food truck court got shut down amid controversy. Facing neither of those contingencies this time around — yes, love or lament ‘em, the food trucks are back — Art Walk this coming Saturday is jammed with more promising exhibitions than you will be able to attend in one night. Here’s a preview of each show to help you plot your footsteps.

Let’s Begin With A Line @ Dorsch Gallery

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Insta Art Walk Challenge Photos

By | March 12th, 2012 | 3 Comments

Saturday night was Art Walk in Wynwood and the Design District. As regular Beached Miami readers know, we usually shoot a photo essay of the monthly event. This time around we tried something different, and we’re happy to say it rocked the casbah. The Insta Art Walk Challenge asked participants to share photos from Art Walk via Instagram and/or Twitter in an attempt to capture the raucous gathering through the collective eye and lens of Miami. All told, about 40 people shared more than 260 photos (prize winners announced below gallery). Below you will find 44 #instawalk305 photos, at least one from each of the participants. You can hover over the thumbnails for photo credits and click them to see the photos in full size. To see all 260+ photos from the challenge, visit the Beached Miami Facebook page.

Insta Art Walk Challenge photo grid

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Art Walk food truck roundup cancelled amid controversy

By | March 8th, 2012 | 13 Comments

The Wynwood Market, the usual gathering space for food trucks during Second Saturdays Art Walk, will be closed this Saturday. -- photo by Robby Campbell

The food truck roundup that accompanies Art Walk in Wynwood on the second Saturday of every month has been cancelled amid a storm of accusations between the food trucks operators and Brad Knoefler, the neighborhood activist who spearheaded the creation of Grand Central Park in downtown.

Art Walk itself will go on as usual (see our exhibition guide).

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By | March 6th, 2012 | 5 Comments

Though Scope New York stole a few Miami gallerists’ attention this month, there are still a handful of new and promising exhibitions opening in time for Art Walk in Wynwood and the Design District on Saturday, starting with …

Shortness of Breath @ Locust Projects

Locust Projects’ first exhibition in a new space at 3852 North Miami Avenue, a few blocks west of its former Design District home, Shortness of Breath features large-scale paintings by Miami-born artist Natalya Laskis, who used everything from broom brushes to skis to apply paint. “Moving beyond the scenes of socially exclusive groups, such as motorcycle gangs and isolated farming communities that characterized Laskis’ former work, Shortness of Breath pushes the artist’s exploration of social archetypes into a realm of engagement rather than observation,” according to the exhibition description. In addition to Laskis’ show, there will also be a site-specific installation in the project room by Miami artist and designer Emmett Moore called High, Low, and in Between. To celebrate its new space, Locust will have food from Harry’s Pizzeria at the openings. To learn more about the exhibitions, visit

from Natalya Laskis' 'Shortness of Breath'

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Photos: Miami Art Walk February 2012

By | February 12th, 2012 | 1 Comment

A masquerading Ronald Reagan, Storm Trooper DJs, men in drag — just another Second Saturdays Art Walk in Miami. Here are our photos from the evening, captured along N.W. Second Avenue in Wynwood by photographer Robby Campbell.

Eye by Robby Campbell

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Art Walk Guide: Vagina painting and apple bongs

By | February 7th, 2012 | 10 Comments

Just as the Art Basel hangover is wearing off, galleries in Wynwood and the Design District are ramping up for Art Wynwood, a fair that will feature more than 50 exhibitors during President’s Day weekend. While certain galleries seem to be holding off their new exhibitions until closer to the fair, which is based in Midtown (for now), there are plenty of new shows opening this week in time for Art Walk on Saturday. Below are all the new exhibitions on our radar.

The Naked Truth: Nudes and Erotica in Art and Big Bang @ PanAmerican ArtProjects

An exploration of nudity, sex, and eroticism in art, The Naked Truth examines the representation of the unclothed female body through different time periods and media. The works include a painting from the 1940s by Wilfredo Lam, “very explicitly erotic drawings” by Carlos Enriquez, and videos by Tracey Snelling that let the viewer spy on her through her own motel windows. In its project room, the gallery will be screening the video “Big Bang” by Spanish artist Cristina Lucas. “In this sui generis video, Lucas … hired a professional to star in her video, literally writing the words ‘Big Bang’ with a brush held in her vagina.” To learn more about the exhibitions, visit PanAmerican ArtProjects.

'Femme' by Wilfredo Lam

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Open-air exhibit pops up in Wynwood in time for Art Walk

By | February 7th, 2012 | 1 Comment

'Sagebrush Gulch' by New Hampshire artist Sam Trioli -- photo from

The vacant lot at 44 N.E. 29 Street, next to Morgan’s restaurant in Midtown, is usually nothing more than a patch of grassy land with an abandoned old rusty trailer. But since Jan. 28, the property has been re-purposed as an open-air, pop-up gallery as part of a national project to promote emerging artists.

“I loved the idea of using an available space,” said Meaghan Kent, director and chief curator for site95, a nonprofit established last November to present exhibitions in temporary urban locations. The Wynwood exhibit is site95’s first.

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New contemporary art gallery opening in Wynwood

By | January 30th, 2012 | 1 Comment
Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art Gallery

A new Wynwood gallery will be one of the few to invite window shoppers. -- photo by Sergio N. Candido

The elaborate murals that cover the outside walls of many Wynwood galleries are works of art in their own right, but ever wonder why more galleries don’t have windows that show off what’s inside?

The answer has a lot to do with government bureaucracy, as gallerist Gregg Shienbaum recently discovered first hand while filling out piles of City of Miami paperwork. In order to open his own gallery with storefront windows, he had to obtain permits from the city to change the building’s use from “warehouse” to “retail,” but he thinks it was worth the hassle.

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Photos: Miami Art Walk January 2012

By | January 15th, 2012 | 5 Comments

After taking December off to recoup from Art Basel, galleries in Wynwood and Design District opened their doors to one and all Saturday night for Art Walk. It was a brisk 60 degrees, so, naturally, several died-in-the-wool Miamians dressed like members of the Inuit tribe. Here is a selection of the photos I took along N.W. Second Avenue throughout the night.

Cactus Heads by Robby Campbell

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Art Walk Guide: The Sublime and the Funner

By | January 11th, 2012 | 3 Comments

Only a handful of galleries in Wynwood and the Design District are rolling out new exhibitions for the first full-blooded Art Walk since the Art Basel rodeo left town (December’s Second Saturday was a bust). Dorsch Gallery and Lunch Box Gallery are both sticking with the shows they opened last month, which you can learn about in the December Art Walk Guide, and we previewed the shows still on display at David Castillo Gallery, Praxis International Art, and Diana Lowenstein Gallery back in November. Not that there’s nothing new. For starters, there’s this skunk-tailed, vulture-faced, claw-toed cutie.

This Is Not Taxidermy @ Bernice Steinbaum Gallery

Sculpture by Enrique Gomez de Molina

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