Sunday, October 19, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
Press Release - October 13, 2014
Swampspace Gallery to Partner with the Knight Foundation of South Florida.
The director of Swampspace, Oliver Sanchez announced today the nomination of the gallery by the Knight Foundation to their People's Choice Award, South Florida. The announcement is a welcomed recognition for the maverick artist run project space located in the Miami Design District for nearly a decade.
Swampspace is pleased to present an Open House that focuses on the People's Choice Campaign. Everyone is invited to our Campaign Opening on October 22nd. Swamptoberfest will be a spectacular celebration featuring special performances by Otto Von Schirach the untamable, Oscar Fuentes the Biscayne Poet, The Candidate by David Rohn and Adora, installations by Sleeper, Magnus Sodamin and other oddities courtesy of Miami's most intriguing artists.
Swampspace was founded on the premise that promoting artistic values increases civility among diverse groups that make up our greater community. It presents monthly exhibitions ranging from visual arts and sculpture to theatrical performance and musical interludes. With nearly fifty exhibitions and critical acclaim, Swampspace is now recognized to be a place both sophisticated enough for arbiters of taste and unvarnished enough for the iconoclast.
The People's Choice Award highlights small arts groups making a difference in South Florida. It's part of the Knight Arts Challenge, a community-wide contest funding the best ideas for the arts. Winners of both the challenge and People's Choice will be announced in December.
Voting for People's Choice Begins October 20th Ends Nov 17.
Vote for Swampspace by phone:
Text VOTE5 to 22333
(No space between VOTE and the number 5. For international callers, text VOTE5 to 747-444-3548)
For further information visit:
3940 N. Miami Avenue Miami, FL 33127
Thursday, October 9, 2014
To jump start October and our nomination to the Knight Foundation
People's Choice Award 2014
is sentimental in presenting
Valley of Tears
One Night Only
paintings by Adolfo Sanchez
Mark your calendar:
Swamptoberfest is October 22nd
A night of celebration like no other.
Join us for the Campaign Blast-off
and stay tuned for details on...
How to Vote for Swampspace!
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Swampspace is pleased to host the Copperbridge Foundation presention of "Postcards from Havana" by Noel Morera. The exhibition features Morera's seminal painting inspired by his life on the coast of Havana, Cuba today. Copper Fest 2014 fosters dialog among international cultural groups focused on the arts.
"I have had hallucinations on the Havana coastline and the landscape changed according to my thoughts. They are nothing more than static views of the same scene, renovated by the passion to see more of what they tell me." -Noel Morera
Saturday, August 2, 2014
We hope to explore the space between childhood imagination and adult content as seen in painting, sculpture and installation. Carmen Tiffany investigates the significance of childhood imagination in relation to the destitute and isolated regions of rural Western culture. Inspired by children's media, Tiffany's work subtly uses fantastical characters that blur the line between predator and prey in a haunting beauty. Boehmer's sculptural work speaks to the relationship between soft materials such as yarn, wool, faux fur and fleece, with a subject that is repulsive and violent. This process of seduction and brutality lead Boehmer into a dialogue about relationships, who we are and what we can become. Nigon is interested in the parallax nature of our existence in which we have an insatiable drive to improve while living in a state of constant decay. His process involves a periods of feverish construction followed be reckless dismantling and assemblage until the form becomes a complex "living" thing, which contains a personal history and an implied truth.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Swampspace humbly presents
Nature Links for Lifelong Learning Student Art Show
Saturday July 12, 2014
Nature Links for Lifelong Learning is a non-profit that serves the population of young adults with developmental delays. By connecting these young adults to the natural world through organic gardening, habitat restoration, exercise and healthy habits, through community events and by reawakening an awareness of the beauties of nature and the expressive arts, we help them unlock the creative powers in themselves and in all of us.
This show at Swampspace is the culmination of our expressive arts session at Saturdays by the Bay on Virginia Key Beach. We have had several artists from the community come to Nature Links to teach students their craft, to name a few, Mauricio Abascal came and taught videography, Monica Uszerowicz made collages and Bhakti Baxter came and made sand sculptures. We are hoping that this show will inspire more artists from the community to come join us at Nature Links. This population has a creative voice which needs to be heard and mixed with the rest of our community!
Monday, June 2, 2014
Low Tide Shopping
Salvage courtesy of Gustavo Oviedo
Opens June 14 - 7-11pm
Jose Felix Perez
Mario M. Gonzalez
“Low Tide shopping” is an expression that refers to the act of retrieving debris from shorelines which have been left behind by high tides. The title alludes to subconscious ideas rooted into people as a result of their environment. Most of the pieces presented were created by the
artists without prior knowledge of this show, later to be chosen for their correlation to one another and unique interpretations of their shared surroundings. Together, they highlight how strong of an effect our environment play on our lives, subsequently the subject matter and concepts explored are each a bi-product of these experiences. Whether through mere accumulated observation or an active process of exploration there is a common denominator in which these works connect.
Join us Saturday, June 14th for the first opening reception at the new 'Swampspace' location.
image: Mario M. Gonzalez
"untitled" November 26, 1957