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.


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.


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