Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Swampy Rabbits

Swampspace Gallery

is pleased to present

Marlon Preuss
Recycle Your Rabbits

celebrating with an accumulation of non-traditional art

3821 NE 1 Court
Design District
Art Walk


Thursday, May 19, 2011

May Flowers

Tamara, Lulu and Rabekak....... WOW !

Vernissage 2011

Each year the Fashion Club at DASH senior high school puts on a big show. Their instructor, the very particular Ms. Rosemary Pringle, has a gift for taking "freshmen" through four years of a fashion education. Stitch by stitch she builds the confidence and self esteem that awkward girls need to become elegant intelligent graceful women. To see the feminine power process realized is like watching a bouquet of fragile rose buds bloom with Rembrandt rainbow spender.

This is her gift for all who value Girl Power.

Sock Hip
Bobbys and high heels are a telling image for the rite of passage, the passing of time when girls shed their childish garb and step out strutting in six inch pumps.

Project Runway
This year the show was held at the magnificent atrium of the Moore Building in the Design District. The place was alive with an estrogen fueled frenzy of shimmering faces glowing with the thrill of a thousand butterflies dancing in the young model's belies.

Adrian Bonvecchio
Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future. Coco Chanel

Rachel Zaretsky - Iaona the Bean Stock

Delaney Power
I'm tough, I'm ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay. ~Madonna Ciccone

Luisa Castaneda - Roots Classic
I am not interested in celebrities with their free dresses. I am interested in clothes.

Bill Cunningham

Caitlin Farradas - that was Rich

Melissa and Adiley - Red means Go!
We must never confuse elegance with snobbery. Yves Saint Laurent

Caitlen and Victoria - Plastic Bag Prom Gown.

Andres Quintero - not the girl next door

Your dresses should be tight enough to show you're a woman and loose enough to show you're a lady. Edith Head

Andres - Purpose Walking
All I want are high heels, high heels. If I was a girl, I'd wear a lot of high heels. High, stiletto heels. Isaac Mizrahi

Spicy Juju Girls
I don't design clothes, I design dreams. Ralph Lauren

Carolina Fernandez - Swany

There was even a ballerina outfit made from an antique pattern !

Yadiany Garcia - Street Casual Guantanamo Orange Jumper.

Hillary Chandler - Extra Small

Vanessa Zakroisky for Dudes
We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters. ~Gloria Stein

Kahdija the Great
Red is the ultimate cure for sadness. Bill Blass

A Barbie Doll Moments

Mini-Lu modeling Stephanie Dryfos

Vanessa - from Planet Barbie

Luisa Castaneda - Tender Fruit Neck Net

Rebecca Palmer - When pointy head gear is ok.

Grace Suarez - Grandma's Got a brand new bag.
Women belong in the house... and the Senate. ~Author Unknown

I see my body as an instrument, rather than an ornament. ~Alanis Morissett

Briana Williams takes the victory walk.

Lucia Del Sanchez
Setting the bar high for the balcony girls in the wing.


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Our Brown Knight

Doing the math, we here at Swampspace Gallery are comforted to be in the company of 1,244 brethren artists and non-profits that were recently informed of their misfortune at the edge of the coveted funding trough of the eternal wellspring that is the Knight Arts Challenge.

Dear Mr. swampthing,

Thank you for taking part in the Knight Arts Challenge. We have reviewed your idea: Reconsidering Swampspace, the Un-gallery.

We received close to 1,300 ideas for the arts in South Florida. Out of those, we have selected 56 finalists. Unfortunately, your idea did not make it to the final round this time. Please understand that due to the large number of applicants, there were more great ideas than we could possibly include. This is in no way a reflection on you, your organization or the quality of your project.

We hope you will consider applying again next year when, once again, we'll look for the best arts ideas in South Florida.

Thank you again for the time, energy and talent that went into your application.

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Scene from MT Your Pockets Show ....
Scene from Milk, Honey, Thugs n Money Show...

Going Green

Honestly, who would give perfectly good clean money to a guy that looks like creamed spinach with over-caffinated eyes.

150 words and less

Swampspace Gallery exists to encourage participation in the betterment of the arts community that inspired its creation. It seeks to empower its audience with an increased awareness of how contemporary art leads to civility and understanding of commonalities. Swampspace compliments re-vitalizing ventures by maintaining a visible presence within Miami's transformative art and design vicinity. Swampspace has presented consistent alternative exhibitions focusing on a growing interest in unique art from the heart of the Design District.

The Swampspace Promise: To Do Better Next Year.