Saturday, November 9, 2019

3 GRACES - Naughty Then & Now






















THREE GRACES - Naughty Then and Now. 
Bunny Yeager / Kitty Brophy / Eve Eurydice

Opening Reception: November 16, 2019 7-11pm 

Open Daily: Monday - Saturday 11-7pm 
Closing: December 27, 2019

Bunny Yeager offers us a glimpse into a sultry and ribald society seemingly marooned on South Florida in the 1950’s. Her photographic work underscores a mythical underbelly of beauty and fertility depicted with grace and gray scale. Yeager’s most indelible impressions are of the notorious Bettie Page.

Kitty Brophy is a Charites of the west. Nature is her domain. Her work is like an Erté without the nightgown, a Schiele without the angst. They are auto-anatomical landscapes adrift in tactile abandon, precision and passion. For Kitty, beauty is in the eye the tiger.


Eve Eurydice speaks to the fetish of manners, popular culture and risk assessment. Eve is the greek tycoon of an erotic socio political economic divide. Her ability to smash the moralist and decentralize systems of understanding a fuel that blasted outward broadcasting all cardinal points of view.

As our mythological goddesses of Charites, Yeager, Brophy and Eurydice lure us towards a right of passage. These three graces captivate us with lasting images of the fairer sex. They grab our gaze with their charming distillations of human creativity that are befit the retinue of Aphrodite.



Special thanks:
Stephanie Ansin and Spencer Steward 

Debi and Jeff Wechsler
Craig Robins
Sarahjane Blum and Ed Christin. 

PBRmiami 










Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Jewbana by Susie K. Taylor



J E W B A N A

By Susie K. Taylor and Nedra Gallegos

One Night Only - Miami Premier - October 19th  6-10pm

Showtime 8:00pm

“Eggcellent Show” Edinburgh Fringe Review

Jewbana is a theatrical monologue about a girl named Susie. Like most of us, Susie is many things. She is a native, a Jew, a wife, daughter, sister, mother, best friend, an actress and escape artist. With so many hats to wear, you may wonder who exactly is Susie?  Well ask no more. Join Susie as she hurls through a surreal and tribal wonderland. The vapors of time and space transform her into vignettes of the major characters in her life. The result is a delightful absurdist drama, ribald and the occasional poignant satire.


Monday, September 2, 2019

Logan Fazio - Everglades Survey


LOGAN FAZIO OPENS PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

Opening reception:  September 14  7-11pm
On view through: September 28, 2019

Swampspace presents Everglades Survey by photographer Logan Fazion.
Best known for her candid images of beachgoers and resort town enthusiasts, Logan’s work also includes depictions of nature as captured by analog film photography.  By applying various forms physical manipulation of traditional media, Fazio renders sublime dreamlike vignettes of a precious natural splendor that is the Everglades. In these photographs nature reigns supreme with her mystifying allure of forbidden pleasure and daunting peril hidden in plein air.  Logan’s Everglades Survey clearly captures the irresistible and irrepressible tug and push of nature’s calling.  





Special thanks:
Stephanie Ansin and Spencer Steward
Debi and Jeff Weschler
Pabst Blue Ribbon
MDDA                       

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Giselle Music Club

Swampspace is melodramatic in presenting:

GISELLE’S MUSIC CLUB

Opens September 14th 7-11pm

Giselle is best recognized as the hugely popular tragic opera of the 19th century. 
It tells the story of love stricken youth tangled in deceit, supernatural forces of reprisal and ultimately love redemption.
For our season premier we present a musical program featuring a sampling our best and brightest; Haute Tension, Das Sad and others.  Welcomed also is our guest of honor non other than swampy prince of rhymes, Marcus Blake.  
To round out the night we flood  the gallery walls with an incomparable photographic survey of the Everglades by the exacting eye of Logan Fazio.  
Finally, join us for the after-party of 305 Collective FeCuOp Antenna exhibition at Locust.  

Special thanks to our enduring sponsors:
Stephanie Ansin and Spencer Steward
Debi and Jeff Weschler
MDDA
PBRmiami







Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Rocking Chair Sessions #76-100 Exhibit

RCS #76-100 Exhibit
by BABA Collective
Opening Reception: May 4, 6-10pm Closing: May 24, 2019

Swampspace Gallery presents RCS #76-100 Exhibit, a multimedia exhibition featuring participants of the Rocking Chair Sessions podcasts series curated by BABA Collective. The exhibit is a compilation of tangible visual artworks and ephemeral audio recordings of reflections, recollection, meditation and memory. RCS audio archive podcasts provide a glimpse at the understanding of artists awareness, actions and motives that presently define our creative community in South Florida.

Participating Artists: Amanda Bradley, Anthony Spinello, Belaxis Buil, Carrie Sieh, David Gary Lloyd, Elaine Defibaugh, Eurydice, Gabriela Garcia D’Alta, Ian Fichman, Jordana Pomeroy, Juan Henrique, Kerry Phillips, Lucinda Linderman, Marina Gonella, Mark Diamond, Michelle Weinberg, Myung Nam An, Nick Gilmore, Nick Mahshie, Nicole Salcedo, Oliver Sanchez, Reginald O’Neal, Sharif Slimting, Stephanie Jaffe and Valeria Yamamoto.

BABA Collective was founded in 2017 by Elysa D. Batista and Maria Theresa Barbist to establish Rocking Chair Sessions. RCS aims to engage in casual dialog with local artists and cultural producers in South Florida. RCS documents personal narratives and anecdotal stories of the creative process as oral history. Housed in the Bakehouse Artist Complex, RCS is a valuable contributor to the global burgeoning genre of audio interviews and grassroots anthropology. RCS is housed in the Bakehouse Artist Complex.
https://soundcloud.com/rockingchairsessions

RCS is supported by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

Special thanks to Stephanie Ansin and Spencer Steward, Debi and Jeff Weschler, Craig Robins - MDDA.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Autochthonous - Towards a New Indigene



Toward a New Indigene - AUTOCHTHONOUS 

OPENING Reception: April 5th 6-10pm - Closing: April 19th 

As global destinations become more accessible and the psychic distance between us shrinks, we enter the realm of the autochthonous. In scientific terms most things are classified as animal, mineral, or vegetable. Those labels of the material world fall short in the understanding of who we are as totalities in space and time. Toward a New Indigene-AUTOCHTHONOUS celebrates a world re-defined by cultural coalescence and a blurring of identity. 
This exhibition aims to distinguish splendid indigeneity from intellectual confines of the canonical west. We move towards a new indigene where indigence is banished to a conspicuous linguistic asylum. We celebrate diversity of craft and character so that all may comprehend the culture of orality of first nations. 
Hypothesizing the mysterious contents of the metaphysical world, autochthonous pride arises from a declaration of ones presence. We adapt new forms with our collective muscle memory to celebrate all spiritual origins; from the without of another earth. Who would deny that we are more than the sum of our parts. 
Featuring works by Marcus Blake, Charo Oquet, Houston Cypress, Reinier Gamboa, Carol Jazzar, David Rohn, Nicole Salcedo, Franky Cruz and surprise performance TBA. 
Special Guest: Anne Marie Miller brings to us treasures from Indigenous Celebration, a non-profit organization empowering indigenous communities on tribal lands of Rio Gregorio in Brazil. With a shared mission to preserve the Amazon rainforest and the wisdom of its people, we are honored to showcase wearable crafts and beaded creations from the Yawanawa tribe of Brazil. 

Special Thanks to our Sponsors: Stephanie Ansin and Spencer Stewart, Miami Design District Associates.





Tuesday, January 15, 2019

C L A I R E


SWAMPSPACE Gallery
3940 NORTH MIAMI AVENUE
MIAMI, FL 33127

JANUARY 18, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION OPENS in the Miami Design District.
CLAIRE by SARAH MOODY 

Opening Reception: February 16th 5-10pm
Closing: February 24, 2019

“A sibling can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves -- a special kind of double.” Tony Morrison

Erie, PA --- Swampspace and Maggie Knox are pleased to announce the opening of CLAIRE, an exhibition of portraits made over twenty years by Sarah Moody, with a book release of The Power of CLAIRE. The exhibition will feature twenty-four framed photographs and hardbound books for sale.

The photographs are of Moody’s sister, Claire, beginning in childhood until Claire’s death in 2016. Claire was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare cancer starting in the bone, in 2012. She fought a courageous battle, being treated in Miami, Florida, Erie, Pennsylvania and New York, New York. The images were all taken with film and are candid and posed, straight on with eye contact. Sarah comments about the work:

“Our close relationship created an environment that fostered comfort ability and love, rare to find between photographer and muse. This gave me the opportunity to document her in intense, joyful, and later excruciating realness. Claire’s infectious personality allowed her to express herself and her life so deeply, and so fully. Lucky me to have her as a subject.” 

The Power of CLAIRE is a 158-page color hardbound book chronicling a worldwide tribute to Claire by friends and family beginning a couple days after she passed on August 11, 2016. The first ‘CLAIRE’ was made on Miami Beach, written in flowers in seven-foot letters on the sand. The video sharing the creation and gathering of friends was shared on social media, creating a viral outpouring of love of friends and family sending their own tribute. 


CLAIRE will be included in IIIPoints Festival’s Activation Program (February 15-17), with a sponsored opening reception on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 5-8 pm.

Sarah Margaret Knox Moody (b. 1988, Chicago, IL) is a photographer, artist, and curator based in Erie, Pennsylvania. Her work is process based, rooted in familial history and connecting with others.  Moody received her BFA in Photography from Parsons School of Design and BA in Literature and Writing from Eugene Lang both of The New School University in 2011. 

Swampspace is an established artist run exhibition space founded and directed by native artist Oliver Sanchez in the Miami Design District.

Special Thanks: Craig Robins, Stephanie Ansin and Spencer Steward.


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