Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Experience the work of Sri Prabha, Elaine Defibaugh & Lori Nozick: 'Basel Week Private Viewings'

Experience the work of Sri Prabha, Elaine Defibaugh & Lori Nozick: 'Basel Week Private Viewings' Dec.3-8, 2019 during Miami Art Week 10am - 2pm (by appointment only). Collectors and art aficionados will have the opportunity to enjoy an intimate art experience 'Basel Week Private Viewings' in the artist studios of Sri Prabha, Elaine Defibaugh and Lori Nozick – resident artists at Fountainhead Studios. The artists will be hosting a unique destination for collectors to acquire artwork during Miami Art Week in an intimate setting of the artist's studio away from the bustle and noise of the art fair.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Storefront Art Studio's Open Studio Night & Ideal Situation Exhibition

Jill Weisberg's 'Pink Lady'

Enjoy Open Studios and the Ideal Situation exhibition at Storefront Art Studio in the heart of Downtown Hollywood. Storefront Art Studio is pleased to present IDEAL SITUATION, a dual exhibition of Brian Gefen and Jill C. Weisberg.

Brian Gefen's 'Bob Bob Bang'

Collectors, art aficionados and South Florida art-goers are invited to experience Open Studio Night and the dual exhibition IDEAL SITUATION at Storefront Art Studio in Downtown Hollywood on Thursday, November 14th from 7 – 11pm. The exhibition features the work of Brian Gefen and Jill C. Weisberg. This event is free and open to the public.

Jill Weisberg's 'Golden Gal'

Gefen and Weisberg’s visual voices are influenced with the current cultural and social landscape. Using vintage printed materials, pop-culture iconography and a vibrant color palette, Gefen and Weisberg communicate their views in different ways both using a mixed-media approach. Gefen uses pop culture to illustrate how society puts priorities on entertainment, not factual information. Weisberg’s intention is to show how the commodification of femininity by incorporating advertisements from vintage women’s magazines in her glittery mixed-media pieces. Both artists’ work are a treat for the eyes, encouraging the viewer to look deeper into the works and find meaning. The exhibition is on view through December 22nd, 2019.

Storefront Art Studio, Downtown Hollywood FL

Storefront Art Studio is an exhibition space in the heart of Downtown Hollywood, Florida and the working studios of local artists Jill Weisberg and Brian Gefen. It is a dedicated site for artists and creatives to showcase their work in an environment that melds seamlessly with the traditional architecture of Downtown Hollywood, while also being a rallying point for cultural events and vibrant social interaction. "We both had our separate studios before we met, it was only natural that we would work together because we enjoy being together. Storefront Art Studio is a literal storefront commercial space on Hollywood Boulevard and is where we create our artwork as well as curate shows together. It's located in Downtown Hollywood, Florida which is a super fun place to have a studio," explained artist Jill Weisberg.

Brian Gefen's 'Too close to the viewfinder'

The two open platforms that flank the entrance to Storefront are exhibition walls that can be viewed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Once inside, viewers and visitors become a part of the exhibition, themselves, integrated into a dynamic community environment with locally-driven programming. Art exhibitions and events can be staged at Storefront, so please enquire. Hours are by appointment only. Email: hello@storefrontartstudio.com / Phone number: 954-546-0773. Visit www.storefrontartstudio.com for more information about this incredible art space, as well as upcoming shows and events.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Experience INK Miami Art Fair December 4-8, 2019 during Miami Art Week

INK Miami Art Fair is back December 4-8, 2019 for it's 14th Edition during Miami Art Week, transforming the historic Suites of Dorchester Hotel into distinctive art galleries, surrounded by a verdant and tranquil courtyard. Visitors are invited to explore the many galleries offering a wide range of works on paper including new and noteworthy editions! The INK Miami Art Fair is unique among Miami’s fairs for its focus on modern and contemporary works on paper by internationally renowned artists. The fair has distinguished itself by the quality of its works and exhibitors, as well as its lush open-air courtyard, with surrounding suites transformed into uniquely defined gallery spaces. INK Miami Art Fair is sponsored by the IFPDA, International Fine Print Dealers Association and exhibitors are selected for their outstanding ability to offer collectors a diverse survey of 20th century masterworks and just-published editions by leading contemporary artists. Since its founding in 2006, the Fair has attracted a loyal following among museum curators and committed collectors of works on paper.

For more information check out our event listing for dates, times and tickets.

Experience Artist Daniel Mazzone’s Work In ‘Life Is A Circus’ Basel Exhibition at 1 Hotel South Beach

Toronto-based contemporary artist Daniel Mazzone kicks off Art Basel Week in Miami at 1 Hotel South Beach with ‘Life Is A Circus’ exhibition on Wednesday, December 4th from 7 – 11pm. He will be showcasing all new never-before-seen pieces of his art and sculptures, including the release of his first 6 foot YUME collection sculpture. YUME represents the child in us each that follows their heart, passions and dreams to be whatever they want to be. In total the show will feature 8 sculptures and approximately 12 wall pieces.

Hailed as “the next Andy Warhol” by Elite Daily, Daniel Mazzone made his official Art Basel Miami debut in 2015 selling out his entire collection of 24 pieces. His work has caught the eye of celebrities, professional athletes, and art collectors alike. Some of his high-profile clientele consists of The Tanenbaum family, Michael Wekerle, François-Henry Bennahmias and José Bautista.

To learn more about this fascinating artist, for sales or commissions, visit www.danielmazzoneart.com  

RSVP to his upcoming exhibition during Miami Art Week at 1 Hotel South Beach taking place on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 7-11pm at: info@danielmazzoneart.com

ArtPalmBeach Fair invites you to the Opening Party at Whitespace Collection

The Mordes Collection

Don't miss out on the preview of upcoming works for
Art Palm Beach 2020!

Ivan Castillo, 'Infolds', 2019
When:  November 8th, 2019
Time:    6:00 - 9:00pm
Where: 2805 North Australian Avenue.
            West Palm Beach 33407

Lite Fare. Wine Tasting by Chateau Chante

Open to the public for viewing on:
Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th
Image by Sultan Delon Fine Art, Manuel Mendive's 'Luz y Tinieblas', 2011

Partial proceeds benefiting the arts and art education through the Community Foundation.
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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Meet South Florida Artist Robin Babitt, Creating The Ultimate 'Conversation Pieces'

#ArtoftheDay: ‘Long and Winding Road’, 30″ x 24″, Acrylic on Canvas, by Delray Beach-based artist Robin Babitt, from the artists' "Lyrics in Color" series. Her work is colorful and fun, she creates the ultimate “conversation pieces” with a twist. Robin combines her passion for art and cooking into her artwork, each piece includes its own authentic recipe in the back for the particular personality of the art piece. The artist will be exhibiting with Artblend Gallery at Spectrum Miami Art Fair, Booth #720, December 4-8, 2019 at Mana Wynwood during Art Basel Miami Week.

To learn more about this fascinating artist, take a look at our recent Feature Article, including an intimate Q&A:

Art Palm Beach invites you to the Opening Party at Whitespace Collection in West Palm Beach

Art Palm Beach invites you to the Opening Party at Whitespace Collection on Friday, November 8th from 6-9pm. Guests will preview upcoming works for Art Palm Beach 2020, enjoy Lite Fare and a Wine Tasting by Chateau Chante. This Event is Open to the Public for viewing on: Saturday, November 9th and Sunday, November 10th from 11am-4pm. Partial proceeds benefiting the arts and art education through the Community Foundation. 

Whitespace Collection is located at 2805 North Australian Avenue in West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

Image by Sultan Delon Fine Art: Manuel Mendive’s ‘Luz y Tinieblas’, 2011.

Miami Artist David (Lebo) Le Batard Surrenders His Artwork To The Sum Of History

David Le Batard, aka LEBO, is a Cuban-American graphic and fine artist based in Miami, Florida. He is best known for his eye-catching murals, live painting, and sculpture. 

‘Be Still My Love’

LEBO has been described as one of South Florida’s “most recognizable artists”, and “almost an institution” in the art world for his wide range of media, projects, and locations.

Artist David (LEBO) Le Batard

Better known in the art world as Lebo, this incredible artist is recognized for working in a wide spectrum of creative mediums including murals, paintings and sculptures. Lebo is the innovator of Postmodern Cartoon Expressionism – a combination of cartoon imagery, richly saturated balances of color and unique linear composition brought together in a narrative style to inspire emotion and create layers of meaning.

‘A Very Fine Balance’

Lebo’s visual storytelling method pulls from classic American cartooning and fine art, every form of indigenous art and Egyptian hieroglyphics to create a unique visual language – one that strives to have a wide point of entry for the viewer with endless layers of meaning within. It is a world where mythology, history, metaphysics and illustration all join seamlessly.

‘Ode to the Simple Life’

Born to Cuban immigrant parents and raised in South Florida, Lebo has become one of the most well-respected muralists in Miami. With a showroom in Wynwood and a studio in Miami Beach, Lebo’s art can be found all over the world, in private collections and in corporate partnerships including Norwegian Cruise Lines, Lulu Lemon, Harley Davidson, Audi, Google, Microsoft, Redbull, Ketel One, Bacardi, and Ferrari.

‘The Bright Blessed Day’

“My aim in creating is to explore the purest, most spiritual elements of the arts and sciences (from astronomy to history, from music to physics) and to interpret them through the language of cartoons, giving them a unique and vibrant voice. After all, cartoons are a primordial form of expression that have always combined images in order to tell stories. We have only to think of rock paintings, hieroglyphics or religious iconography for our proof. In reality, even when we look at Picasso’s work after 1905, it all becomes very hard-edged yet organic. The very essence of cartooning.” –David ‘LEBO’ Le Batard.

"Free To Fly'

David’s work is proudly represented by Park West Gallery, the world’s largest art dealer, bringing the experience of collecting fine art to more than 2 million customers since 1969. Park West Gallery represents all original works by Lebo and once the original is sold it can be reproduced in other formats and on various substrates (think metal, wood, ceramics, premium papers etc). These reproductions are of the highest quality and come in various sizes and price points making them more accessible to a wider audience. Artwork by Lebo can be collected through Park West Gallery cruise ship art auctions and art galleries in Florida and Michigan. View published works here.

'Sweet Salvation'

To learn more about this fascinating artist, visit www.leboart.com also check out his online shop to purchase prints, jewelry, apparel and more at www.shop.leboart.com

PAMM presents FIU Focus: Teresita Fernández in conversation with Dr. Ana Dopico

Pérez Art Museum Miami welcomes Florida International University students and public to a conversation on how being a first-generation American in Miami in the 80s molded Teresita Fernández’s work. Join us on Saturday, November 9th at 11:30am – 1pm. She will also discuss how she uses conceptual landscape to address and question notions of identity and belonging. Museum admission is free every Second Saturday. Space is limited. First come, first seated. RSVP does not guarantee you a seat.