Thursday, June 7, 2012

Get Over Us

 presents verbatim
Montoya, Long and Stevenson

DUH HYPE presents:
…get over us… 

June 16th through July 4th 2012
Vernissage June 16th 9-11pm

Swamp Space
150 NE 41st Street
Miami, FL

Stuck in the middle of zombie attacks and the end of the world comes a show designed to make you feel good downstairs.  The first of a three part series …get over us… doesn't just open the doors for what is to come but blows them off their hinges.  Come get an eye full of the latest creations by Hugo Montoya, Justin H. Long and, Milton S. Stevenson V in the debut of Miami's new Swamp Space.

quotes from the show
"…so aesthetic, it's pathetic."  Timo Brasselino, Art For Uhms

"They tried, OH BOY did they try"  Wanda Salazar, Miami Art Rag

"Grind like Grizzly and my house Walt Disney" Riff Raff, Hip Hop Artist

DUH HYPE is a collections of ideas deemed worthy of filling a niche.  A niche that may be what we are all looking for or what we never knew we could have.  Over the rainbow, through the pot of gold, beneath greener pastures, where the beer flows like wine.  We hope you enjoy us.  

...also stop by and visit our friends at Michael Jon earlier in the evening


Saturday, June 2, 2012

Mayflower Power

The Thing is an unstable entanglement of historical processes, social and ethnic dynamics, economic imperatives, collective habits, multiple and shifting desires, entrenched ideological positions and local political cultures. Gean Moreno for Miami Rail

As if from a scene at the old Havana Biennale, the last remaining doorway fragment of  the original swampspace stood alone in the heart of the Design District with the certain fate that things to come will be rather less swampy around here.

From the sound of things what we can expect is nothing shy of opulence fueled exuberance...  photos not related.

Like the landing of the Mayflower on Plymouth Rock and the re-minting Kevin Sparrow, this month has brought a boat-load of awkward wonderment and several new-world expressions of swampyness.

Be it a swath of fly-by-night vinyl-still-wet thematic happenings, such at one devoted to all things Zapa and the Mural Show...

... or perennial Fundraisers that beg the question " How many 501C's can we afford?...

...or even the infrequent and un-welcome bath-salts induced zombie tragedy performance that splatter the world media front pages with sensational headlines.   Miami is not shy on ever mounting outrage but the result this month is frankly a neutralized net zero.

Miami is like this candid picture of the affable Mr. Rogers; where genteel pretense has given way to a moment of unvarnished truths.

Truth is lifeguard stands, designed by architect Bill Lane, alone can not help if you get caught in a rip-tide.

Truth is a slice of pizza from East Side is just plain different that one from Andiamo, but anchovies are salty anywhere according to Lobo.

Truth is a ripe tomato handled by Tasha is most comfortable in the company of other ripe tomatoes.

Truth is in our slumber we already miss you, Friends With You.

But we still have Bhakti the bAxtErNator !...

... and silly chia pet mini-unicorn chotchkies adorning shops in Wynwood...

... and cool vintage automobiles repurposed to wet service thirsty hipsters at Wood Tavern Garden.

Around the corner from the happening Lester's, home of the gestating Miami Rail Magazine and cheap beers, we have a new brand TeeShirt shop for the Under 21 crowd to hang out at...

... and always more ecstatic smiling faces to cheer us along.

On one rooftop of accomplishment, we had Cesar Trasobares and Barbara Young pleased that Miami still has got that " I Don't Know What" Joy in the Jungle.

TV's Dynasty Douglas Cramer enjoyed the company of Danna Ruscha and swampthing at Juvia.

Ed, Min and Jim shared a special moment at MOCA where it would appear that ...
No Words Are Necessary.

WARNING: June 16 is opening night for  Duh Hype.