Friday, June 17, 2016

Thatcher's Summer Music Club



THATCHER'S MUSIC CLUB PREMIERS AT SWAMPSPACE GALLERY IN THE MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT


Swampspace Gallery launches Thatcher's at Swampspace - a Celebration of Local Music, Dance, Art, Video, Fashion, Performance and Literature.  

OPENING FRIDAY JUNE 17

7-12AM

FEATURING:

Mo Booty Band - Monica McGivern, Alexandre Merbouti and Danny Calle

Pusseidxn - Jeroxdeeboii 

Marlon Preuss - god save the queen

Marisa Alma Nick - "Black Carriage / White Heart"
Alma Dance Theater in collaboration with Christina Pettersson, Christin Paige Minnotte and Hope Littwin

Water Bed City - Juan Maristany and Raymond Brown

Liz Ferrer - DJ set in honor of Queer Nation

Tribute to Billy Monk Legendary Bouncer and Photographer.

UPDATE:

WE ARE ACCEPTING DONATIONS FRANK HAMMAR MEDICAL EXPENSES- SHOOTING VICTIM OF RECENT WYNWOOD ROBBERY.   

WE ARE ALSO ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS OF THE MASS ASSAULT AT PULSE NIGHTCLUB IN ORLANDO, FL.  

100% OF THE COLLECTIONS BENEFIT THE CAUSES DIRECTLY.










Special Thanks to Pabst Blue Ribbon Miami for their enduring support.


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Feminine Rhyme by Eurydice


 


Swampspace Gallery is pleased to announce the creation of The Windows at Swampspace, an exhibit space inspired by the much celebrated Walgreens Windows. The Swampspace Windows are visible to all passersby in the incomparable Miami Design District. 

We are thrilled to present our inaugural exhibition: θυλικη ομοιοκαταληξία (feminine rhyme) by the unabashed Eurydice. Know for her delicate yet sexually charged works celebrating the feminine powers of pleasure and persuasion, Eurydice explores the nexus of beauty, humor and social relevance.  Join us for a celebration al fresco on Saturday February 13 at sunset or visit at your leisure 24/7.


On View February 12 - March 12

Opening Reception Saturday Feb. 13  7-10

3940 N. Miami Ave.    33127 
Miami Design District






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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

the Machine Show



3940 North Miami Avenue     Miami, FL 33127

PRESS RELEASE  November 1, 2015

RE: THE MACHINE SHOW at Swampspace

Opening Reception December 1, 2015  7-11pm

"You have to be practical. Doing even crazy things with a logical approach." Martine Rothblatt



The director of Swampspace, Oliver Sanchez announced today the much anticipated December 2015 exhibition THE MACHINE SHOW coinciding with ABMB and Art Week Miami. 

THE MACHINE SHOW at Swampspace is a lighthearted look at the history of mechanization and the influence of machines on the development of modern civilization.  
With the understanding of six simple machines, we negotiate the material world that is defined by physical law. 
With reinvention of the wheel and a betterment of the mousetrap, we concoct unnecessary contraptions that fix what is not broken. We tackle the mundane with urgency and stubbornness to satisfy our innate urge to tinker where no tinkerer has tinkered before.  We dream of obsolescence on the notion of a better tomorrow.
With the combined forces of isolated parts buzzing in unison like a symphony of gears, we conjure behemoth contraptions that unleash the harnessed energy of fossil fuels in a smothering busts of combusted genius.  
With minuscule intrigue,  we delve into the precise world of tiny unseen processes in calculation. We are lulled by a nano-world of undetectable energy transfers and lightning fast computations.  We plunge into the information age of categorical picturesque meta data as users of electronic devices with the attention span of mosquitos. With the refinement of our self-analyses we are unrelenting in an attempt build machines in our likeness.
Without machines, we are what nature intended, dreadfully curious, remarkably unclothed and rusting beautifully.




The Machine Show is a loose-knit guild of artists whose work mirror the struggle and triumphs of humans over machines and visa versa. The roster includes but is not limited to friends of Swampspace such as Bhakti Baxter, Robert Chambers, Mark Diamond, Liz Ferrer, Brookhart Jonquil, Karelle Levy, Justin Long, Daniel Newman, Jeffery Noble, Brandon Opalka, TM Sisters,  Robert Loria, Raymond Brown, Clifton Childree, Douglas Hoekzema, Paloma Izquierdo, Coral Morphologic, Franchesco LoCastro, Hugo Montoya,David Rohn, Jason Hedges and Tao Rey.





"The scientists today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane."  Nikola Tesla

Acknowledgements: 
Craig Robins and the Miami Design District Associates.  
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
100% in the Shade - A Survey of South Florida Art.
Harriet Carter, Lillian Vernon and Mrs. Swampthing.


Contact:  swampstyle@gmail.com

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Leave No Trace - Red Flag Magazine and The Nature Conservancy




LEAVE NO TRACE



Red Flag Magazine and The Nature Conservancy


When venturing into nature the ethos and creed of every wilderness lover and conservationist is "Leave No Trace". That means we should enter nature humbly, carry out our trash and leave it the way we found it. 

That's how many of us aspire to live in our everyday lives, but that's not what modern man has created through civilization. The very nature of civilizing the planet is to re-organize, re-design and leave our trace. Ironically, in the process we are eradicating entire bloodlines of animal species from the face of this earth. We are in essence leaving "no trace" of animals and habitats that were here for millennia before we arrived. 

RedFlag.org presents "LEAVE NO TRACE", an art exhibition addressing the issue of extinction and featuring special commission works from Bhakti Baxter, David Brooks, Brian Butler, Ernesto Caivano, N. Dash, Benjamin Degen, Mark Dion, Jim Drain, Christina Pettersson, Rebeca Rainey, and Dana Sherwood. Through 3 interactive bodies of work we will explore the story of our relationship to the great web of life.

For this exhibition Red Flag has partnered with The Nature Conservancy to raise awareness and funding that will go directly to their land conservation project in Central Florida. The aim of the project is to expand habitat and access to habitat for the Florida Panther. Throughout the exhibition calendar we will offer several free events. Stay connected atwww.redflag.org