Sunday, March 25, 2012

March of Dimes

"If it goes without saying, why did you say it?"
Charlie Brown

Lavish lunch at Mai Tardi? snooze you loose. A mechanical wrecking claw gingerly navigates around the 500 year old oak trees while making short work of the majestic mosaics that adorned the walls of the stylish destination in Miami's Design District

Who knows what 'tonnage of treasures' may be hidden under the rubble of progress. A chunk of sign anchorage is excised to make way for further encroaching expansion of the highway.

Street art gets destructive all over the site of the old Living Room R&R installation while nearby the Locust find a new home and perhaps a new purpose on the site of the old Placemaker. A bit of greenery wouldn't hurt their new hive...

Spotted in the Design District, prior to his planterification makeover, this awesome Paloma Teppa life size Mr.Ed ushered in the beginning of the end for the old artists barns.

The DD, ever more impervious to slump, was hopping with surreal crowds ala 2012 as witnessed by this formidable convergence of Salvador Dali enthusiasts cued up to gawk at a pricy viewing of the great mustache's works on loan from private collections.

Open House at the new Swampspace Gallery was a family affair with amused guests greeted by Murray the new rooster. Everyone enjoyed comfort food and a casual exhibition featuring recycled Scharf Closet #18 from Young At Arts and a charming diminutive sculpture by Bhakti Baxter. Also adorning the inaugural show was a work in progress by Lucia Del, a Hubble sized round mirror courtesy of DV and a monolithic Arsham coffee table prototype. We are getting tons of junk mail for the previous inhabitants.

Waiting to take the swamplunge and conspicuous by their absence were the predictable and reluctant cast of influential locals; perhaps waiting for a nod and a wink from higher-ups. The curious shall inherit the swamp as invariably history is written by revisionists.

Not so hot art dates making the rounds.

Another brave gal from FEMEN gets swampy in nippy Moscow.

Little Leo DeNiro gets his swamp on.

Keith Haring worked on paper... and anything else that was not moving. Currently at the Brooklyn Museum.

Murray the Rooster works on his reflection at Swampspace.


Saturday, March 3, 2012

New Deluxe Location

Swampspace Gallery
is pleased to announce

Failing Upwards
a christening before the launch

A soft opening at our
new deluxe location!

Sunday March 11th 4-10pm

Where the Sidewalk Ends

There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.

Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black
And the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And watch where the chalk-white arrows go
To the place where the sidewalk ends.

Yes we'll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And we'll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
For the children, they mark, and the children, they know
The place where the sidewalk ends.

shel silverstein

150 N.E. 41 Street Miami Design District