Monday, November 21, 2016

DaBombDiggity - Basel Goes 80's



















Dabombdiggity - A sentimental view of 1980's East Village Art Scene

Swampspace presents a comprehensive exhibition of a phenomenal art scene 80's New York City.

East Village veterans display ephemera from a phenomenal decade that was pivotal in formulating lasting influence in art,  fashion, music, dance and literature.

Exhibition offers a historical overview with emphasis on understanding cultural bounty of a spectacular yet fragile scene. 

We look at a brief chapter of tremendous creativity that occurred after the tumultuous 60's and before the proliferation of digital culture.

Opening Reception:
December 25, 2016   7-11pm


December 1, 2016 - January 15, 2017
Monday- Saturday 11-7pm


Special Thanks:
Pabst Blue Ribbon Miami
Miami Design District Associates
Museum of Modern Art NYC



Sunday, October 2, 2016

Swamptoberfest - Pabst Blue Ribbon Art Showcase


 Join us for the Pabst Blue Ribbon Miami Showcase of their National Art Competition. 
We'll have a full house of Miami's leading artists of mass culture appeal. 
Come vote for your favorite. 
Oh, and sample some free beer courtesy of America's most quintessential thirst quencher. Visit PBRart.com for details.





Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Uncommonly Swampy


SWAMPSPACE




What would become of our beloved River of Grass without the water that sustains it.  What would Miami be without the remarkable Design District.   Swampspace was launched in 2005 by native artist Oliver Sanchez.  Presenting innovative visual arts and performance by varied artists,  Swampspace delivers a unique experience for arts enthusiasts of all stripes.   Swampspace  is a distinct alternative venue recognized by the Knight Foundation for its enduring contribution the arts.   Biscayne Times Anne Tschida said " Sanchez is likely the most talented and prolific Miami Artist you've never heard of."   Ocean Drives Magazine Brett Sokol wrote "Miami's Best Kept Art Secret".   
But the truth is everyone knows about Swampspace and the wizard behind the curtain.    Because it is the preeminent artist run project space in Miami,  Swampspace is known to be both sophistication and unvarnished.  Because people are thirsty for culture and civility, they visit Swampspace like mariners to Morocco.

Under the auspices of Miami native Oliver Sanchez,  Swampspace was founded in 2005 on the premise that Miami needs authentic grass-roots venues to promote basic arts awareness.   Today Swampspace is a known destination for locals and visitors to Miami and its also a point of interest on the art world stage.

Located in the Miami Design District,  Swampspace presents innovative visual arts and performative productions focused on artistic values rather than profit.  The real dividend is enhanced civility of a broader community. 

Swampspace is already a dynamic platform for emerging, established and overlooked artists to present their work free of commercial restraints. Swampspace is a springboard for the youth toward career development. 

Our mission is to empower visitors with a greater understanding of our commonalities. The dream is to awaken the critical thinker in each of us.
     
The idea is to build on this existing foundation that Swampspace has set and take it to the next level of benevolence. 

With the support of partners,  Swampspace will continue to bring to the public a message of inclusion and compassion. 

Everyone is a Winner at Swampspace.

 
 


Monday, August 29, 2016

Thatcher's August 19th


THATCHER'S SUMMER MUSIC CLUB

A Celebration of Local Music, Dance, Art, Video, Fashion, Performance and Literature, Conversation and Coffee. 

FRIDAY AUGUST 19TH 7-12AM

SPECIAL GUESTS:

FETA- Foundation for Emerging Technologies and Arts - Featuring Miami-based experimental electronic musicians Carlos Dominguez, Alex Lough, Ryan Hecker and Garrett Hacker. 


MISTYCOUP - Rick Fantasies and Teresa/Roover Hook

JAN & DAVE
Kudzma & Weingarten

ALEJANDRO
BuenaVista

ART INSTALLATIONS BY:
HARRYMONK
AND OTHERS

DJ DANCE SET:

SPONSORED BY:
PBR MIAMI OLD TANKARD IPA
MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT
NIGHT FOUNDATION
FARTPARTICLE SOUND










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.