Wednesday, March 30, 2011

several swampy openings



by Bhakti Baxter

Opening: April 9th, 2011 12noon - 12 midnight

Swampspace is pleased to present ABRA-PALABRA by Bhakti Baxter, a project that invites people to relax and consider the special arrangement of words in recognition of O'miami during National Poetry Month.

ABRA-PALABRA is a place where visitors can read, write, and display poetry. We provide books, paper, pencils, chalkboard and comfortable furniture for those participating.

ABRA PALABRA acknowledges how a rhyme, a joke, or a simple phrase can evoke meaning and unravel mystery in our


ABRA-PALABRA cordially invites you to participate in this unique literary experience in the heart of the Design District over a cup of coffee and enough time to extract a poem from the most profound depth of your heart and soul.

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.

Mark Twain

"A horse is a horse of course, unless the horse is the famous Mr. Ed."

Also of special interest is the much anticipated Transit Antenna Fun Fair courtesy of Artlurker and of course be sure to cozy up to the work of Agustina Woodgate at Spinello gallery.


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Art Marches On

The Know Show theme by definition has a built-in failure mechanism that was evident at the March Art Night in the swamp. By now most South Florida communities have adopted the casual ritual of family night at the art venues. It is encouraging to read that folks want more than teevee 24/7. An art experience offers anyone willing a salvo for the pressure of daily drudgery. Knowing is to surveillance cameras what Feeling is to Books.

Lulu at Lowenstein
Diane Lowenstein gallery in Wynwood opened with a charming show "ComePly" by local youngsters collaborating with Mr. Loveland from New World. The emerging artists are very knowing in the art of feeling.

Annabell with Bonvecchio at Lowenstein

Asher Mones Video at Lowenstein

These fine ladies appear delighted by the provocative video projection featuring the pair of shoes on display. New media defies the articulate, basically you gotta go see it.

Back in the leafy Design District, strollers were treated to Typoe the Michelangelo at Locust Projects. Also of particular note was the very sentimental Caterina Jaramillo at Dimensions Variable. With "You Are Always Here" Caterina lays bare the emotional components of loss and materialism.

Art is many things. One of them is finding solace in the company of strangers.

The Know Show
David Rohn at the KnowShow

Monday, March 7, 2011

another swampy opening

The Know Show

To Prepare Ourselves for Understanding

Opening March 12 7-11pm

Developing the Concept of Knowing

In today's non-linear, dynamic, complex world, art can no longer rely on the logic of the past to win future audiences. As we move away from predictable art patterns susceptible to logic, artists are increasingly reliant on their "gut" instinct, an internal sense of "knowing." To prepare ourselves to understand current situational assessments and potential influence, it is essential that we learn to identify, interpret, make decisions, and take appropriate action to create consensus utilizing this sense of "knowing."

The Know Show will focus on the cognitive capabilities of observing and perceiving art, the cognitive processing that must occur to understand the external world and make maximum use of our internal thinking capabilities, and the mechanism for creating deep knowledge and acting on that knowledge, the Self as an Agent of Change.

selected works from the permanent collection

3821 NE 1 Court - Design District