Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A Rock 'N Roll opening at PING PONG Miami 2015

I love donuts.

Miami, during Art Basel Miami Beach, is a zoo; the highways are overloaded and traffic slows to a crawl, the hotels double their prices and halve their service, restaurants (when you can get in) want to churn the tables as quickly as possible. It's not a particularly hospitable environment, and we often wonder why come. And then there is the art – a lot of really interesting work that makes the whole trip worthwhile.Your eyeballs get sore from so much to see.

Being dutiful art world soldiers, we managed to hit most of the main fair venues – this year including: Art Miami + Context, Scope, NADA, Untitled, Pulse, Miami Project, Aqua, X Contemporary, an opening at the Perez Art Museum, and two visits to the grandaddy show, Art Basel Miami Beach (also known as ABMB or "the Big Art").

And this year for the first time I showed two of my pieces (below) in a group show called PING PONG Miami. A sister show to PING PONG Basel (where I showed this year but didn't make it out there personally) and Ping Pong Los Angeles, this group show is coordinated by our Swiss friends Sue and Tony. It was a nice venue in downtown Miami at the Dupont Building, and Tony rocked us with his guitar magic at the opening on Friday night. Check out the pictures. I'm looking forward to another show in Basel next year.

The Naga Kanya (2105)
Beautiful Mask VII (2015)