Freezing my butt off here in Dallas, I am remembering all the fantastic things of my most recent trip to Miami for Art Basel. Since Sam and I spent the entire four Days of Art Basel Miami cramming in two weeks worth of activities, I will make a post for each day. Art Basel day one was WILD.
The second we landed in Miami, Sam and I hit the beach!
We then hit up Satellite Art Show to see some friends Galleries. Top left is work by my new favorite artist Signe Pierce. Her work was probably my favorite of all of Basel. She created this neon foggy installation that was humid and bright and brought so much sensation to the art itself. She described her work as an Entropical getaway. That it was! The work to the right was a bathroom installation by Katie Duffy. This work was awesome because it was in our friends gallery (Terrault Gallery) and they utilized their bathroom space probably the best out of all of Satellite. This work was full of blinking neon lights and packing peanuts. It was cool because we walked in as the artist was working on it and she matched her art!
On our way out of Satellite at the Parisian Hotel, we bumped into an old friend Marcelline. We go WAYYYYYY back to before college, when we met at MICA pre college in 2010. Marcelline has been a dear friend and very talented artist. She has always been someone who has pushed me to become the artist I am today.
Sam and I were thrilled with everything we had seen and done in the first 6 hours of our trip. We were not stopping for anything (including the free bar at our hotel from 7-8). We had less than an hour left of a VIP party we still wanted to check out before starting our night. It was already 6:30 by the time we left the first art gallery. PULSE was having a VIP opening and instead of ubering it up to the party we decided to walk! 3.5 miles later after stumbling into some open doors and seeing some Viktor and Rolf fashion and numerous galleries, we made it to PULSE.
PULSE was probably the best curated show I have ever seen. All the work was stunning and it went together extremely well. Tim Garwood resonated with me the most. I have a whole new list of artists and galleries to check out after coming here.
We ended our night with some friends we graduated with. We drank on the rooftop and then made our way to "The Basement". It is an underground club in the Edition Hotel. It was crazy since the club was VIP Guest list only but our friend managed to sneak us in. He also got us Bottle Service bowling....which was literally the coolest thing I have ever done. Also I WON! We then went to a dance club for the rest of the nigh. Sam and I were up for a solid 24 hours! Day two coming up later this week, stay tuned for all the art!!!