Remote, Digital + Outdoor Highlights from Miami Art Week 2020

Online exhibitions, windswept sculptures, immersive art and other inspirational installations

The first-ever Miami iteration of Art Basel opened in December 2002—injecting the sunny city with an international art crowd that would continue to grow for almost two decades. Though that particular fair moved online this month, for health and safety reasons pertaining to COVID-19, much of Miami Art Week continues in various states and stages. Say what you will about the parties and brand promotions, but …

Interview: Reverse-Glass Painter Christopher Martin

With galleries in Aspen, Dallas and New York, an artist who has mastered organic expressionism

From Art Aspen to Scope Miami Beach and Art Southampton, artist Christopher Martin has showcased his large-scale reverse-glass paintings to great reception. The founder of Christopher Martin Gallery—with locations in Aspen, Dallas and New York—he has been exhibiting his work since a Dallas debut back in 1995. The self-taught artist employs gravity to pull layer upon layer of water and paint downward. The resulting visuals balance …

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 …