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Sun, beach, sky–it’s time for Basel/Miami

One of Adam Wallacavage's octopus chandelier; picture courtesy the artist
One of Adam Wallacavage’s octopus chandelier; picture courtesy the artist

Sun, sand, warm weather and art. It’s a marriage made in magic-land, aka Miami, coming up later this week. And Philadelphia galleries will be there, as well as some Philly-connected artists showing work at other galleries. Here’s what we know about:

Two Philly artists to look for at GenArt’s Vanguard Exhibition and Official Party during Art Basel are Adam Wallacavage and AJ Fosik. Here’s a picture of one of Wallacavage’s fabulous octopus chandeliers that will there. FYI, Fosik shows at Jonathan LeVine Gallery.

artblog fave Judith Schaechter will show work at Claire Oliver’s booth at SCOPE, which has not a Philadelphia gallery on its list.

Two great Philadelphia galleries are going to be at Aqua.
Gallery Joe will be bringing Rob Matthews and Marilyn Holsing to Aqua Wynnwood. See Look! It’s Libby and Roberta and post here on them. Need I say more?

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by Signe Vad; picture from Pentimenti Gallery website

Pentimenti, at Aqua Hotel, one of two Aqua Art venues, is featuring a great group, with lots of exciting breaks from their past, including local and international surprises. I’m super excited about Danish artist Signe Vad, whose digitally manipulated photographs we saw last year in the New York Red Dot fair. It’s also exciting to see Philadelphia photographer Judy Gelles on the list, plus Philadelphians Jackie Tileston, Matthew Kucynski (new!), Kevin Finklea and Julie York (new!). Also look to Pentimenti’s booth for work from New Zealander Sara Hughes (new!), Rebecca Rothfus (from PA and new!), Kay Hwang and Margaret Murphy.

Also, Philadelphia dealer Diane Ashley is on the Aqua list.

And Space 1026-er Isaac Lin will have some drawings at Triple Base Gallery from San Francisco at Aqua. Also at Red Dot, Pulliam Deffenbaugh from Portland, OR will be showing his work. One artist, two fairs!

amze emmons
Amze Emmons, Pidgin Satellite, 2007, graphite and gouache on paper, 24″ x 26″; picture from OHT Gallery website

Former Philadelphian Mark Lawrence Stafford and local artist Amze Emmons will have work at Boston’s OHT Gallery, booth 28, at Aqua Wynnewood.

Projects Gallery will have a big presence by showing at two fairs. Among the artists to watch for are Caleb Weintraub, Susan Howard, and Henry Bermudez, as well as Jim Brossy, Frank Hyder, Florence Putterman and Alex Queral. All but Weintraub are from the Philadelphia area. Look for them at the Bridge and at Red Dot.

Schmidt/Dean will be at “Flow” Art Fair, in Miami at the Dorset. I’m a little short on info here and will add it if I get more.

Kehinde Wiley

Of course there’s Cerealart selling at NADA (the New Art Dealer’s Alliance Art Fair) and The Rubell Family Collection. Those clever cerealarters, i.e. Larry Mangel and company, are sending around an image of a Kehinde Wiley tapestry hung in the Powel House, courtesy of the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks, and it looks really great there!

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by Lizabeth Rossof, picture courtesy of the artist

On a personal note related to the World Wide Web, a young West Coast artist named Lizabeth Rossof (actually her dad) got in touch with me, because Liz’s grandmother was named Libby Rossof. Liz (not a relation to me, we concluded) will be showing at GEISAI Miami, which is hosted by PULSE art fair.

Alas, our Protestant (catholic and jewish?) work ethic and chronic shoestring budget won’t send us down for the sun and the fun, especially a loss to us this year because of the blogger get-together set up by Joanne Mattera and Sharon Butler at the Dorset (we love a party), but our roving correspondent Andrea Kirsh will represent us once again in glorious fashion.