I can’t believe it’s already over! Today was the last day of a whirlwind of spectacular and inspiring art + memorable parties in more surreal than ever locations always infused with hit or miss art installations (no proper nightclub can call itself such without one nowadays) and the most varied and creative fare to rival New York or Paris. I decided to conclude my 2017 Miami Art Week experience with the doublet “Untitled” and “Scope” art fairs which amply validated my long-forecasted resurgence of Op and Kinetic art.
To my utter delight, Untitled Fair dedicated its “pole position” to a master of Kinetic and Op art, Carlos Cruz-Diez by featuring “Chroma,” a traveling exhibition organized by SCAD Museum of Art, in collaboration with Articruz and the Cruz-Diez Art Foundation. In unison, Scope honored one of the most acclaimed international young artists whose unbridled vision brought back the aesthetics of Op and kinetic art with a 21st-century twist, Felipe Pantone. Felipe got top billing at Scope which featured one of his large outdoor sculptures at the entrance of the fair and featured his artwork on all marketing materials.
Enjoy my final Miami Art Week report today, can’t wait to be back in 2018!
SCOPE ART SHOW
Demsky J., “SYNTHSYSTEM I”, 2017, Synthetic enamel on cutted ACP (aluminum composite panel) 39.1 x 47.6” at BY NIGHT GALLERY.
Demsky J., “MIND CONTROL” ,2017, Synthetic enamel on cutted ACP (aluminum composite panel), 35.4 x 53.1”. at BY NIGHT gallery
STEFANO OGLIARI BADESSI, “Cosmic Egg”, art installation at The Directed Art Modern, Miami.
Felipe Pantone, “Planned Iridescence 24” UV ink and enamel on carved plexiglass and aluminum, 40 X 50 in. at Mirus gallery.
Jeong Yoon, Choi, “Flesh of Passage”, mixed media, resin, wool, thread, steel, 2017 at Bien Gallery
Chie Yoshii, “Kalaviṅka” oil on canvas, 40 x 20 inches at Haven Gallery.
Ger Doornink, “Gofoen”, 2017, oil on canvas, 55 1/8 X 55 1/8 in. at Rademarkers Gallery.
Omar Rayyan, “Summer Beauty”, oil on panel, 18×24 inches at Haven Gallery.
Omar Rayyan, Jellies, oil on panel, 18 x 24 inches at Haven Gallery.
L’ATLAS, “Red Lines”, 2013, acrylic and spray can, 39.4 X 39.4 at Lélia Mordoch Gallery.
Miguel Chevalier, “Méta -Cités1”, 2015, print on mirror, black wood frame, 30.30 X 37.40 in. at Lélia Mordoch Gallery.
John Zoller, “Orbiting Blue Light Shift”, acrylic on canvas, 2017, 48 X 48 in. at Oliver Cole Gallery.
UNTITLED ART FAIR
Carlos Cruz-Diez, “Induction Chromatique-Jaune SCAD, 2016, Clear coated UV pigment on lacquered aluminum, 4 modules of 94.5 X 23.6 in.
Carlos Cruz-Diez, “Douches d’Induction Chromatique-Red”, 1968/2017, Acrylic and aluminum, 81 X 48.4 in.
Addie Wagenknecht, “Naked Dance Party”, 2017 at Bitforms Gallery.
Joe Overstreet, “Evolution”, 1970, acrylic on canvas with grommets, 115.50 X 97 in. at Eric Firestone Gallery.
Holton Rower, “Tyrant Released”, 2016, hand mixed acrylic paint on wood, 70 X 76.5 X 2 in. at The Hole Gallery.
Eva Zanardi is a curator, art advisor and art writer specializing in Kinetic Art, Op Art and Minimalism. She curates a contemporary art blog, “The Responsive I“.