Thursday, June 07, 2012

30 Things to do During Second Saturday Art Walk

This list of 25 30 things may grow between now and tomorrow. I have tried, whenever possible to include both day and evening hours for galleries since many like to start their art walk early in the day so they can park easier and see more, or just have a more leisurely experience.

Colin Chillag's "Self-Portrait" will be among his works on display at 101 Exhibit (Courtesy of 101 Exhibit)
101 N.E. 40th St., Miami, 305-573-2101,

Colin Chilllag: New Paintings opens at 4 p.m., with a reception starting at 6 p.m. June 9 and runs through Aug. 1. Check out this Juxtapoz Magazine feature on his deconstructed portraits.

Art by Justin Vallee and Jeremiah Taylor of 2 Square Project. (Photo by Vieri Tomaselli and provided by 2 Square)
 2 Square
394 NW 24th St., Miami,

Artists Justin Vallee and Jeremiah Taylor painted 17 murals in the building they will open with a party featuring new street artists, music by Pocket of Lollipops and Haochi Waves, five DJs,and pop-up shop clothes. You can read more about how this duo made their way to Miami in a Q&A that Pamela Wasabi wrote on The party runs 5 to 11 p.m. June 9.

Ada Balcácer is one of nine artists exhibiting in Miami Mix at The Art Place (Image provided by The Art Place).
The Art Place
2722 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 786-709-1842,

Miami Mix, described as an exhibition of "nine Miami artists whose differing nationalities and cultural backgrounds are united by their expert use of a universal language that speaks for itself," will include work by Ada Balcácer, Marco Beria, Molly Bo, Maximo Caminero, Charlotte Franchisey, Carol Fryd, Danilo Gonzalez, Emilio Adan Martinez and Sergio Payares. The gallery is open from 1-10 p.m. June 9, and the artists' reception starts at 6 p.m. The show runs through July 7.

Atelier 1022
2732 N.W. Second Ave., Miami,

Asphalt, an exhibition featuring a new expressionist  photography series by Ellie Perla, opens 6-11 p.m. June 9 and runs through June 24.

Jacob Gossett's first public exhibition will open June 8 at Charest-Weinberg (Image courtesy of Charest-Weinberg).

Charest-Weinberg Gallery
230 N.W. 23rd St. #408, Miami, 305-292-0411,

Olympia is the first public exhibition of work by Jacob Gossett, an artist who grew up surrounded by athletic culture and now makes art that deals with "the cult(ure) of the flesh: body politics, competition and aggression and the physical ideal in the arts." His four large-scale canvases, presented alongside a looped video of an athlete training in a basement while surrounded by photographs of bulging muscles, feature "flexing Mr. Olympians" made from Creatine powder mixed with epoxy resins. According to Charest-Weinberg, "Just as weightlifting breaks down the body so that it can become larger and more defined, these compositions, rendered in a dot matrix, are only cohesive when viewed from afar. As the spectator approaches the canvas, they disintegrate."

The show will open 7-9 p.m. June 8 and run through July 31. After the June 8 opening Beacon, Gossett's electro R&B group "known for intensely visual performance and videos based upon sexual fantasy" will perform along with Michna (New York) and Heathered Pearls (LA) at show that Charest Weinberg and record label Ghostly International will host at The Vagabond. Second Saturday Art Walk hours are noon to 9 p.m. June 9.

Cienfuegos Gallery
The Wynwood Building, 2750 N.W. Third Ave., #18, Miami

Gina Ramos solo exhibition runs 7-11 p.m. June 9.

Andrew Nigon's "Artificial Candy Makes My Teeth Hurt" will be on exhibit in the DCG Open (Image courtesy of artist).
David Castillo Gallery

2234 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 305-573-8110,

DCG Open, the gallery's annual summer survey of artists from South Florida, will be curated by Brandi Reddick, Artists and Communications Manager for Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places Program and Curator of the Miami-Dade Public Art Collection.

Reddick, who explored various concepts of sculpture for the latest edition of DCG, chose 19 artists for the show. Exhibiting artists are: Nellie Appleby, Jessica Arias, Kevin Arrow, David Brieske, Martin Casuso, Matu Croney, Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez, Karen Starosta-Gilinski, Victoria Gitman, Juan Jose Griego, Moira Holohan, Alma Leiva, Lucinda Linderman, Andrew Nigon, Jonathan Rockford, Carrie Sieh, Sleeper, Valeria Yamamoto and David Zalben. The show opens 6-10 p.m. June 9 and runs through July 24.

De la Cruz Collection
23 N.E. 41st St., Miami, 305-576-6113,

Works From the Collection: Jon Pylypchuk, an installation of paintings, drawings and sculpture by the Canadian artist who in a 2009 interview with Blaffer Gallery, explained that he remembered reading The Greatest Story Book Ever over and over again as a kid and that "although the work isn't a reference to my childhood, when I think about the relationship of all the animals who are all human and all doing what everyday people do. When I think about that, it might very well be where it came from. The show runs through June 16.

Inverted Night is Brookhart Jonquil's site-specific installation described as "a large retroreflective painting that sublimates the far wall into light, evoking limitless space, while scattered black stars become voids within a blinding night sky." According to a press release from de la Cruz,  "The constellations depict the sky as it was at the moment of the painting's creation, cataloging a time and place. Blurring the distinction between painting and installation, the space of the painting extends forward to the bank of flood lights that illuminates it, occupying the entire room.

"In front of the painting stands a large globe divided into five sections by mirrors. As viewers walk though the room, they see only a part of the globe at a time, which combines with its reflections to create Rorschach patterns of continents. The always-political map becomes complicated– countries transform into the viewer's subjective projections, on a planet that is more mirage than matter." The last chance to see the installation is 7-10 p.m. June 9.

An image of the former Dimensions Variable studio (Courtesy of Dimensions Variable)
Dimensions Variable
3850 N.E. Miami Court, Miami
, 305-607-5527,

AABBCCDV is billed as a project by Erik Smith, an American-born, Berlin-based artist who is a visiting resident at LegalArt. His exhibition features work that focuses on "urban sites and the landscape ... In a project realized last fall in Berlin, where he has lived and worked since 2003, Smith slowly excavated a section of the former 'dead zone”' of the Berlin Wall, digging with a shovel, and unearthed a large spiral staircase which served as a kind of found/revealed public sculpture." Smith brings this strategy to Miami where he'll focus on transitional or disused sites and the processes of remaking them.

The exhibition takes place in the new temporary home of Dimensions Variable as their previous home, which contained studios and exhibition space, will soon be demolished to accommodate new development, a process gallery officials say is "as much about speculative growth and renewal as it is negation and fragmentation." The show will run in the gallery's new temporary space through June 16. Second Saturday Art Walk hours are 7-10 p.m. June 9.
"Domestic Duality: by Patricia Schnall Gutierrez will be on exhibit at Dina Mitrani Gallery Image courtesy of the artist)
Dina Mitrani Gallery
2620 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 786-486-7248,

Women's Perspectives is billed as a group exhibition of "photo-based work, where each piece has been conceived as a series. Consisting of four or more images each, they are examples of how multiple perspectives can better describe a concept, story, or narrative. The artworks in the exhibition are groupings that can work cinematically frame by frame in some cases, and in others, depictions of how fragmentation can complete an idea or visual expression."

Exhibiting artists include Amalia Caputo, Vicenta Casañ, Marina Font, Deborah Goldman, Peggy Levison Nolan, Patricia Schnall Gutierrez and Viviana Zargon. The exhibition opens 7 p.m. June 9 and runs through Aug. 24.

Dorsch Gallery
151 N.W. 24th St., Miami, 305-576-1278,

Walk With Me, a solo exhibition of paintings and works on by Elisabeth Condon,  runs through June 9, along with Felecia Chizuco Carlisle's show Facade and Michelle Weinberg's exhibition, The Pretend Dimension. The gallery will be open extended hours, noon to 9 p.m., during June 9 Second Saturday Art Walk.
Eleazar Delgado Studio
2703 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 305-814-6588,

Behind the Lights, a collection of Delgado's Miami-inspired art and a chance to see the artist at work in a behind-the-scenes setting, 6 to 10 p.m. June 9.

Egghead: Origins Of an Egghead, a 15-work collection of phase one of Barbara M de Varona's Egghead series and a preview of the second phase of Eggheads, 5-11 p.m. June 9 in the studio's BM de Varona Art Space.

Fredric Snitzer Gallery
2247 N.W. First Place, Miami, 305-448-8976,
(Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday)

Post Modern, a show curated by Clayton Deutsch, director of Formalist Sidewalk Poetry Club and featuring work by Merlin Carpenter, Ian Cheng, Jason Galbut, Ed Lehan, Georgie Nettell, Georgia Sagri and Thank You Brenda, runs through June 9 in the Project Space.

Une Saidon en Enfer (A Season in Hell), José Bedia's solo exhibition opening in conjunction with his retrospective at Miami Art Museum, runs through June 30.

The gallery is open regular hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., during June 9 Second Saturday Art Walk.

Gab Studio
105 N.W. 23rd St., Miami, 305-200-5349,

Group exhibition featuring artists Paul Neil, Fernando Teijiero, Wendy White, Roland Ruocco, Hector Gatica, Jamie Adrover, Terence Price, Tee Pop, Jeff Schweiger, Katia Danilova, Fernando Teijiero and Bridges Aderhold and music by Symbiotic Symians, starting at 2 p.m.

Leave It to Beavers (Image courtesy of Gallery Diet)
Gallery Diet
174 N.W. 23rd St., Miami, 305-571-2288,

Leave it to Beavers curated by Gina Beavers, is the first in a two-part summer series presented by Arrt Blog, Art Blog, a curatorial project by Joshua Abelow. The exhibition, which will feature work by Anya Kielar, Carla Edwards, Christy Gast, Denise Kupferschmidt, Fabienne Lasserre, Holly Coulis, Katherine Bernhardt, Letha Wilson and Lia Lowenthal, will run through July 14. Second Saturday hours are 3:30 to 9 p.m. June 9.

Grey Area
130 N.W. 24th Street, Miami, 954-773-3182,

Digital Art Beatz presents Ivano Bellini along with Jimmy Trane and Jali, Jeremy Ismael, Chris Ellis and Ehran Ozcaya at a party that starts at 6 p.m. June 9 and continues until sunrise and promises to "enhance your mind on all levels." Musicians include Leon on Sax and Aaron Lebos on guitar. The event will also include art by Danielle Branchaud, Joseph Ian Baca, Emilio Remior and others, and a fashion show by Kariza. Jeffe's food truck will be set up out back, as will Mr. Softee. Admission is free from 6-9 p.m., $10 from 9 to 10 p.m. and $15 after 10 p.m.

The Hangar Arts Initiative
2235 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 305-571-0970,

Superheroes: Then and Now, a show dedicated to "a stock type of character, dedicated to protecting the public," will feature seven artists and their modern interpretations of the Superhero. Exhibiting artists will include Don Hall ("The American Athlete," "The Anti-Superhero," "Scarface"), Wendy Hall ("The Dominatrix"), Sean Ritchwood ("President Obama"), Jose Garcia ("Comic Book Superheroes"), Kareem Piper ("Keith Haring" and "Basquiat"), Luis Arturo Mora ("The Lifeguard") and Charles Leano ("The Avengers"). Opening reception is 7-10 p.m. June 9, but regular gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, so it's OK to stop in earlier if you don't mind seeing work in progress.

Hardcore Art Contemporary Space
72 N.W. 25th St., Miami, 305-576-1645,

Portraits of Desire is a group exhibition featuring work by Anne Brunet, Laura Lima, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Mariano Vargas, Pablo Tamayo, Robert Zuckerman and Tatiana Parcero. The gallery will open at 4 p.m. for June 9 Second Saturday Art Walk and a reception including free cocktails from Mandarine Napoleon, will run from 7-10 p.m. Also on view in the gallery: This Sharp World by Kate Kretz will be on exhibit along with Carlos Cardenes' Dreams, Natasha Duwin's Something Almost Being Said, and Consuelo Castaneda's Untitled (Homage to Gego).

Harold Golen Gallery
2294 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 305-989-3359,

The Things We Hold Dear, an exhibition of paintings by Jason Snyder, opens 6-11 p.m. June 9 and runs through July 7.

55 N.W. 36th St., Miami, 305-572-9007,

A charity auction of works donated by International Biennale Artists will  raise money for Art Studio Miami, described as "a safe shelter where youth are inspired or guided by mentors, artists, educators and professionals who support healing systemic poverty in our local community with the mission to grow worldwide." The event starts at 7 p.m. June 9 and includes an after-party with full bar at LMNT.

Locust Projects
3852 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-576-8570, 

So I Will Let It Alone and Talk About the House,  a solo exhibition by Meredyth Sparks, runs along with Anya Kielar's Lines in the Project Room. The gallery will be open noon to 5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. on June 9.

Stefano Bonazzi's "Cherry Lips" is on exhibit at Fictional Eyes: The Dream of Reason at Lunch Box Gallery (Image courtesy of Lunch Box Gallery).
The Lunch Box Gallery
310 N.W. 24th St., Miami, 305-407-8131,

Fictional Eyes: The Dream of Reason, presented in conjunction with Spanish  contemporary art magazine, Area Zinc, is an eight-photographer showcase of work that  "confronts the traditional idea that a photograph reflects reality." According to a statement about the show, the works "reveal fictional situations, scenarios, objects and even narratives that defy the way we see and associate the elements that surround us, and challenge the limits of photography as an art form.

"Though many of the images reveal nonexistent places, forms and circumstances, they all depart from elements of real life taken with a camera, and at the end, they may become verisimilar to the eye of the beholder thanks to the mastery in merging all the elements together; just like a dream that feels real when dreaming it. Pre-conceived techniques during the taking of the photograph as well as in post-production, become the set for the visual trap, making the impossible, possible."

Exhibiting photographers include Sandra Torralba, Stefano Bonazzi, Christopher Lee Donovan, Michel Rajkovic, Serrah Russell, Kaveh Hosseini, Polly Chandler and Alba Tenas. The show  runs through July 12, and the gallery will be open from 2-10 p.m. June 9 for Second Saturday Art Walk.

 Beats & Brew runs 8 to 11:30 p.m. June 9, but Panther Coffee's latte is good any time of day.
Panther Coffee
2390 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 305-677-3952,

Beats & Brew, an event with live painting by Albert Jeffers and Jose Sane and DJs, including Mr. Feathers + Otto Von Schirach, Mr. Pauer and Phantasman, spinning live from 8-11:30 p.m. June 9.

Christina Pettersson's "The Sentinel" will be on exhibit at Salon de Notre Société at Primary Projects (Image courtesy of the artist).
Primary Projects
4141 N.E. Second Ave., Miami,

Salon de Notre Société, a nod to the historical Salon des Refusés of Paris, ihighlights the paintings, photography, sculpture and installations of more than 46 artists in an exhibition tat pay homage to "outsiders."

“The institution that governed ‘Salon de Paris’ in the 1600s and 1700s was very elitist and rejected artists who later became some of the most influential of that period, including Édouard Manet,” explains one of Primary Projects three curators Chris Oh in a statement abut the show.  “In retaliation, these supposed ‘rejects’ created their own forum called ‘Salon des Refusés.’ To a certain degree, we can identify because we’ve been marginalized in similar way by the art world for most of our lives and at various stages of our careers.”

The exhibition, which will feature more than 400 works by emerging and established artists, will focus on affordable works that the projects curators expect to increase in value over time.  
The show will include work by Nick Arehart, Autumn Casey, Felice Grodon, Douglas HoekzemaMiru Kim, Stormie MillsEmmett Moore, Edouard NardonAndrew NigonJessy Nite, Jeffrey NobleBrandon OpalkaChristina PetterssonMelanie Ratcliff, Rebeca RaneyJohnny Robles, Jonathan RockfordSamantha SalzingerKaren Starosta-GilinskiTatiana Suarez and Antonia Wright.

The show opens with a free public reception at 7 p.m. June 9 and runs through July. (Regular Saturday hours are noon to 5 p.m., so the gallery will also be open earlier in the day).

Brian Butler's solo exhibition Get Lost opens at Product/81.
Product/81 Gallery
2311 N.W. Second Ave., Miami,

Get Lost, Brian Butler's first solo exhibition, is a collection of paintings, photos and sculpture that he notes was inspired be years of getting lost on America's back road while on "the quest for great miniature golf." The exhibit, which will include a mural, and a playable miniature golf hole, opens 6-9 p.m. June 9. The gallery is also open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and runs through June 22.

Robert Fontaine Gallery
2349 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 305-397-8530,


9, a group exhibition of nine artists represented by the gallery, will feature work by  Simon Chetrit, Jesse Faber, Nick Gentry, Kathy Kissik, Josafat Miranda, Tina La Porta, Paul Rousso and Scott Snyder and Troy Abbott, runs through June 9. Gallery hours are 5-10 p.m. during June 9 Second Saturday Art Walk. You can read Arterpillar's story about artist Troy Abbott in the Sun-Sentinel's Lifestyle section

Remote aka 53's "Glyph" will be on exhibit at pop-up gallery The Takeover (Photo courtesy of the artist)
The Takeover
175 N.W. 23rd St., Miami

The Takeover, a one-night pop-up gallery show in the old Robert Fontaine Gallery space, will feature new works by Remote a.k.a. 53, Trek Six, Ruben Ubiera, Kazilla, Kelo, Denny Reed and Eduardo Mendieta and others starting at 4 p.m. June 9. The artists are planning to do more pop-up shows as opportunities arise.If you have a space for them, e-mail

"Knit Dicks," a film still from Martin Casuso's Fancy (Photo courtesy of the artist)
University of Miami Gallery
Wynwood Building, 2750 N.W. Third Ave., Suite 4, Miami, 305-284-3161,

Of-Things-Being-What-They-Are-Not, a multimedia exhibition by Martin Casuso, will feature stop-action video and site-specific installations by an artist whose work is described as "an ongoing exploration of how gender, sexual preference, materials and processes relate to themes of domesticity. The materials of craft, sometimes made by unseen hands of the past or by the artist himself, are combined with a more industrial palette of hardware supplies or thrift store housewares to make new “old” objects that are not gender specific, but they in turn reflect Casuso’s own relationship with domesticity, shifting from being objects of use to objects of contemplation."

The exhibition, the first in UM's Wynwood exhibit space (which was formerly in another location called Wynwood Project Space), opens 2-9 p.m. June 9.

 Villa 221
221 N.E. 17th St., Miami, 305-416-5280,

Art Walk After Party Bike Painting Contest where artists can register to paint one of five bikes after the June 9 art walk and drink Groslch for free all night while hearing tunes from DJ Diaga, DJ Edward and DJ Papi Love. On the second floor is an art exhibition by Jay Bellicchi. Drafts are $5. Contact

Zadok Gallery
2534 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-438-3737,
(Second Saturday Art Walk hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.)

Entangled, an exhibit of works by grad students from Florida International University's MFA program in the visual arts, will include work by Alex Trimino, Edward Rossel, Gabrielle Wood, Joanna Carter, Joey Meyer, Katia Danilova, Pepe Mar, Peter Hammar and AdrienneRose Gionta. The show will run durng Second Saturday Art Walk on June 9..

Echo's Breath, a solo exhibition by Alain LeFort who creates landscapes from images, or fragments from numerous images, captured in nature. The artist, who earned his degree in photography at Concordia University, digitally "sews" the images together to create pictures that allow to abandon their urban confines for "primitive unconscious fantasies." The event, presented in collaboration with the Everglades Foundation and WLRN, opens 6-9 p.m. June 9 and runs through July.

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