I was pleasantly surprised to see the thriving art and culture scene during a recent trip to Miami. We are all well familiar with the chaos and excitement when the international art world descends upon Miami during the annual Art Basel Miami Beach fair in December. This off season summer visit happened to coincide with the Wynwood Art Walk – a spectacular monthly art event that takes place in the Wynwood Art and Design district. Galleries stay open late to […]
Up went Shepard Fairey’s MayDay mural over the Os Gemeos. Apparently causing much noise amongst local grafitti artists, who have tagged up the Fairey. ArtJetSet heard a very interesting criticism about Jeffrey Deitch’s final New York gallery show featuring Fairey’s works on paper, and including this mural. As Luhring Augustine celebrated their 25th aniversairy with an amazing group show celebrating the artists that they represent…. Deitch should have done the same, instead of this highly criticized Fairey show.
Black Acid Co-Op at Deitch Project, is a collaborative project by Justin Lowe and Jonah Freeman. Like vitrines of a Museum of Natural History, the labrynth of spaces contrast how mainstream, counter-culture and sub-culture groups are linked and embedded in a hybridized industrial and media based society. The burnt out meth lab, to a Chinatown market, a high society living room, to a shamanic labratory are all conected by gaping holes chiseled out of the walls and rickety stairwells. The […]
The very lovely director Mlle Nicola Vassel gave us a brilliant tour of the current two extremly different shows at Deitch Project Soho spaces. Ryan McGinness new works are florescent technocoloured silkscreens of icons, interlaced and layered upon each other, echoing the noise of the everyday and technology. McGuinness designs his own icons, ranging from people, to calculators, to arrows, trees, etc.I especially like this green one, the 2D icons layer and grow into a very naturalistic organic feeling techno […]
Kehinde Wiley at Deitch Project He describes his approach as “interrogating the notion of the master painter, at once critical and complicit.” He makes figurative paintings that “quote historical sources and position young black men within that field of ‘power.’” His “slightly heroic” figures, slightly larger than life size, are depicted in poses of power and spiritual awakening.