Miami Art Week 2018: Manifestations of Childhood Nightmares

Sexual assault, school shootings and other works that tap into fear, terror and unease

There’s no fuel quite like fear—be it a motivator, an instigator of nightmares or a cause to express oneself boldly (or even quietly). Between societal unrest and the ever-changing fears of the youth, it was evident that much work seen during Miami Art Week drew inspiration from the terror felt by and for children today, or memories of horror from our own childhood applied to …

Miami Art Week 2017: Emerging Art Platforms

From the Faena's top-tier programming to powerful tangential fairs and festivals involving music performances

It may have begun with Art Basel—and DesignMiami/ might be the most exciting, reasonable and selective show in town—but Miami Art Week continues to expand beyond control. This year, a few emerging platforms stood out, requiring a bit of extra attention. We don’t mean fairs that have already begun to command international acclaim like Pulse, NADA, Art Miami and Untitled (more on those later, of …

Miami Art Week 2017: All The Colors of The Rainbow

ROYGBIV and unlimited variations of the prism throughout paintings and sculptures

Infatuation with all the colors certainly isn’t new—rainbows transfix, prisms delight. When the entire spectrum finds itself working together, there’s something quite captivating. Color theory is an important element of so many works. Some artists study it for years, while other artists simply go with their gut. Artist Shannon Finley (whose work is pictured above) builds layer upon layer of paint to find the perfect …