Monday, February 10, 2014

DDoubleVVision - with Brian Butler and Jaime Salazar

Swampspace is adrenalized in presenting


Concert Art by Brian Butler And Jaime Salazar

A Joint Exhibition of Drawings and Photos taken throughout Miami's Music Scene - 

With Special Performance by Nixa and Testotra

Opening  February 28th, 2014     7-11pm

"Double Vision" is a collection of artwork made at concerts in Miami and throughout Florida. Photographer Jaime Salazar and illustrator Brian Butler consider the concert their workplace. To them, the music hall is an improvised studio, a place littered with unpredictable muses, capable spilling beer, randomly vomiting, or stage diving directly into you. These are the scenes that keep them returning, confidently snapping photos, or quickly doodling the scene. Through the filters of photography and illustration, both artists capture the raw energy of the concert; highlighting the weird, wild, and ugly.


Special Thanks to Sweat Records and Gramps


a swampy valentine's

"You don't marry someone you can live with - you marry the person who you cannot live without."

happy valentine's day 2014 
to all you moist swampsters, 
from mr and mrs swampthing.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Swampy New Year's Eve

Swampspace elegantly invites you to a  

Tropi Formal Swampy NewYear's Eve Dance Extravaganza

December 31 - 10pm-2am
Bring Your Own Bubbly

150 NE 41 Street 

Miami Design District

Gyrate to our smorgasbord of sound engineers:

DJ Lino
Thomas Peace Spann
Bhakti Baxter
Danilo De La Torre
Monica Uszerowicz
Ellen Degenerate 
Patricia Margarita Hernandez/Leo Valencia 
Southernmost Situations- Liz Ferrer/Alan Gutierrez 

Special performance!!

*EXPERIENCEDAZZLESTORM! Elllen Degenerate and Whitney Biennial


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

3% of 13

Swampspace is very lucky to present  
3% of 13 
Expressions in Abstracted Minimalism Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Opens this Saturday November 30, 2013  3-9pm

Once again, recent works by Oliver Sanchez and others offer a visual synopsis for the promulgation of ideals.
To kick off the opening event, we are supremely thrilled to host the unstoppable street savvy maestro Kenny Scharf with his next irreverent Car Bomz session of customizing automobiles. 
Later, join us at the Vinyl Lounge where young virtuoso Dennis Brewster Fuller's musical performance on his electric organ will resonate with reverberating delightful tunes.

Hoping your 2013 art season is a resounding swampy adventure!

150 NE 41 Street 

Miami Design District

Sunday, November 3, 2013


is boosterish in presenting


Fall2013 Florida International University
Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Opening reception Saturday November 9th  7-9pm

November 9 - 12, 2013

The Artists Unveiled:

Adia Llerena
Aldo Pereyra
Arielle Parks
Ashley Garner
Carlos Morales
Caroline Colby
Felipe Melendrez
Greisy Lora
Jorge Sanchez
Kevin Berriz
Paule McClelland
Roma Ingrid James
Samannaz Rohanimanesh

Music provided by:  DIVIDEND The Imbecile

in the Miami Design District
150 NE 42 Street


Monday, October 28, 2013

Between Earth & Sky

is cerebral when presenting

Between Earth & Sky
from psyche to cosmos
by John Germain

Opens October 12  6-11pm

A selection of paintings and works on paper by John Germain

Using anatomical references and mazes as metaphor, Germain's work explores the relationship of individual psyche to Cosmos; ego self to Universal Self, human brain to Consciousness, personal soul to Spirit. 

Also on display will be the artist's working journals, which he calls the "compost heap" for the gestation of ideas and visions in the development of the work. 

Born in Buffalo, NY, Germain attended Ithaca College and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. After living in New York and Los Angeles, he settled in Miami in 1993. In 2003, a two week journey to Antarctica had a profound effect upon his work.

Germain teaches painting and drawing at Design and Architecture Senior High School in Miami's Design District.

150 NE 42 St.  Miami Design District


Sunday, September 22, 2013

backyard paradise

  • swampspace gallery
    is nonchalant when presenting:

    'Backyard Paradise'

    Opens Fri. Sept.13. 6-11pm

    Dogan Arslanoglu
    Bhakti Baxter
    Justin Cooper
    Giles Neale
    Gustavo Oviedo
    Johnny Robles
    Johnny Laderer
    Rachel Rossin
    George Sanchez Calderon

    When we say “leisure,” we mean “quality of life.” We mean BBQs and sports—relaxation, because Everybody’s working for the weekend. After WWII, when the American economy boomed, tract housing erupted in sprawls of demi-castles, each with its very own back yard. At the same time, the beginning of the twentieth century saw work-week hours reduced from 60.1 to 47 hours per week. The world of work is intimately linked to our time for contemplation and observation; and for an appreciation of the psychology of space.

    Today, however, Americans work more than any other industrialized nation. We enjoy far less leisure time.

    Situationist International identified leisure in a capitalist society as illusory; not free time, but rather a commodity sold back to the individual. Compartmentalizing lives is a farce. Constant work, society is convinced, creates to more time for leisure.

    Time available for leisure varies from one society to the next, although anthropologists have found that early man and hunter-gatherer societies had significantly more leisure time than people in more complex (modern) societies. Europeans on arrival to America saw natives as lazy. Today American society has taken it one step further with increasingly less time for leisure than their European counterparts.

    In many ways, the backyard and leisure go hand-in-hand to the point of interchangeability.

    Functioning as spaces for more personalized and often kitschy expressions of an idealized paradise, the manicured fa├žade for the world in the front yard occasions private expression in the backyard, or, as they say: “Business in the front, party in the back.”

    Backyard Paradise presents artists whose lives and work seem to blend seamlessly. Whatever their passions or interpretations of leisure may be, their efforts to live life holistically are reflected herein. Their work examines the relationship between the backyard and everything that might appear on a postcard: sailing, reading, gardening, fishing, BBQing, surfing, golfing, swimming, sunbathing, playing tennis, or swinging in a hammock. “You visit; we live it!”

    150 NE 42 St. MiamiDesignDistrict