Miami Art Fairs 2011: Scope

Scope Art Fair celebrated their 11th year anniversary with a logo redesign.  Scope brands themselves as a progressive fair who invests heavily in encouraging the careers of emerging artists, exemplified in their initiatives like Artists Wanted (a collaboration to showcase new talent) as well as the in fair programs by Primary Flight (see Taco Stand below).  Their  new fluid linking logo is emblematic of these elements – motion, collaboration, and progress.

Hands down favorite booth at Scope was Heiner Contemporary with a booth dedicated to the work of artist Avery Lawrence.  The narrative of youth, industry, nature and industriousness collide in this warmly domestic space.  Lawrence works in a variety of media, including video, painting, self portrait photographer as well as creating this intricate wall paper exploring the disjuncture of contemporary man in constructed outdoor landscapes.

Beautiful landscape photos by Aleix Plademunt of chairs in landscape with the chairs also installed in the booth at Waltman Ortga.  Beautiful assemblage of photos highlighting the many renown artists represented at Hamburg Kennedy.  Loved these gorgeous little paintings of underwater swimming by Eric Zener offered in conjunction with his book of collected work.

Primary Flight, a Miami based multidisciplinary, multifaceted, experimental project space,  presented Kenton Parker’s Taco Shop.  This interactive space reminiscent of the shared cultural phenomena of late night street meat.

Kasia Kay Gallery had a great booth of big pop paintings.  Patrajdas Contemporary gorgeous exploded sculptures of mythological figures by Kate Macdowell.

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