Artist Chris ‘Smitty’ Smith, of Greenpoint’s GSpot Gallery, at Fountain Art Fair NYC 2013
Agni Zotis at Fountain Art Fair NYC 2013
Artist Agni Zotis's series of paintings , “Fire Walker”, was inspired by walking barefoot over hot coals. “I walked on fire last May, and this inspired a whole collection,” said Ms. Zotis. Was there any pain involved? “There was no pain,” said Ms. Zotis. “It was mind over matter.” Ms. Zotis’s work captures a bright flash in the brain that exists when one’s expected sense of pain is disconnected and etherealized, in a sense spiritualizing the function of physical discomfort. Ms. Zotis likens it to “transcending space, matter, self, and concept.” A kinesthesia of the soul, if you will.
Ms. Zotis, whose paintings were hanging at the Creamhotel booth, has created an elegant follow-up to her most recent show, “Bathroom Confessions”, at Fountain during Miami Basel in December. She half-jokingly offered that her next body of work would be a study of Buck Rogers, the Saturday morning cartoon hero space-traveler. So fire, water, and air, all the elements molded into one powerful trajectory, heading straight into our planet’s future.
Andy Warhol was a dick
"He was a nice person, he was likable, but he’s given credit for having done things that he NEVER, EVER, did." -Paul Morrissey
Playground Detroit presents “Sausage Party” at Brooklyn Fireproof East
Conceptual Geographies/Frames and Documents, Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, at Columbia University’s Wallach Gallery
Artist Drew Leshko, who calls the hip Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia home, talks about a vanishing landscape. From December’s Pulse Art Fair, at the Ice Palace in Overtown, Miami, during Art Basel Miami Beach week.
Miami artist Asser Saint-Val discusses his work, including the amazing new project, “Art in the Sky”.
Edouard Duval-Carrié, artist and curator of “Global Caribbean IV, French West Indies & Guiana”, a contemporary art exhibition at Miami’s Little Haiti Cultural Center. He talks about gentrification, Miami politics, and the often-overlooked art coming out of the Francophone Caribbean.
George Sanchez-Calderon, the godfather of the Miami art scene, from his studio in Overtown.
Adrian Grenier’s insightful HBO documentary, “Teenage Paparazzo”, has a special screening at YoungArts’ new Miami headquarters, in the historic Bacardi Building on Biscayne Boulevard.