May art walk, 2009

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New Glexis Novoa wall drawing at Castillo. Bodies left hanging from the architecturally ambiguous tower!

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In the project room, Pepe Mar’s installation.

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Felice Grodin’s show at Diana Lowenstein, a must-see.

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Detail.

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Custom poetry composed while you wait! Seriously, the energy is a little weird around Wnywood. I guess part of it is the impending approach of Summer, but there’s more. The Prevailing Economic Climate is making sales of actual art increasingly unlikely. There’s the move of Twenty Twenty Projects to Hialeah(!) and the move of Locust Projects to the Design District (a location “secret and for the most part inaccessible to those not closely associated with the residents”). It’s hard to not believe that the PEC is not behind both relocations.

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Peter LaBier’s gremlin painting at Gallery Diet!!

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Sinisa Kukec’s installation in a new space across from the street from Kevin Bruk. (The space is a nice collection of staggered rooms which evokes the Margulies, and I’m looking forward to future shows there. Provided by Goldman Properties, it is one of the positive consequences of the PEC.)

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At Dorsch, Ernesto Caivano’s spectacular dissolving knight series of etchings

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Alyssa Phoebus’ Good Woman, which I believe is not a graphical presentation of Cat Power lyrics (but am prepared to accept evidence to the contrary. Seriously though, you should see this show too, if at least for the Patricia Smith pieces, which were beautiful but hard to photograph).

Posted: Thursday May 14, 2009 by Alesh Houdek · · Comment feed for this post: RSS, atom

 

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  1. Miami Danny    May 15, 10:03 AM #  

    Great overview-I think the mood in Wynwood you are detecting may be more of a ‘same old-same old’ effect, as people realize it is not necessary to traipse from gallery to gallery on Second Saturday to look at art, wading through free-drink-glomming neo-hipsters. The gallery owners may have been complaining perhaps a little too much about freeloaders, in fact, and now may be in a situation of ‘careful what you wish for’. And now with Spinello and Locust Projects on 38th St in the Design District (as well as the Dacra-subsidized locales, like for ‘Youth Fair, Bro’) and more restaurant options as well in DD, it is less essential to do the walk in Wynwood. Although neither Spinello or Locust was overly crowded.
    The Luis Gispert show at MOCA at the GW is a great show, by the way, but I saw it Saturday afternoon, and I was pretty much the only person in the whole place.



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