Fountain Miami 2011
I got my start as a curator at Fountain Miami Art Fair in 2009.
This year marks my third and most successful presence at Fountain. I created an exhibit made up of an eclectic group of 8 ARTISTS working in numerous diverse MEDIUMS. I wanted to portray how a collector’s taste, and a curatorial eye, need not be limited by any one style or medium. While very different from one another, each artist pushes the lines of society and creativity in their unique way.
Street-savvy Eddie Colla inspires feelings of rebellion and revolution and transcribes those emotions into the materials he uses by working on wood with spray paint and paper. Perfectionists Mike Cuffe and Hugh Leeman idolize their subjects through minute detail and portraiture. While one focuses on the minds of our history – Obama and Beethoven in this case; the other brings attention to those most ignored by our society – the homeless.
Neo-abstract powerhouse Carly Ivan Garcia plays with us through his bold and colorful creations, making each viewer bring their own imagination into what may or may not be represented on his canvases. Hauntingly beautiful photographer Rachel Monosov works on top of those photographs to bring out through additions and subtractions the souls of her subjects.
Installation-master Andrea Stanislav woos us with her glittery and often life-size creations that both amuse and amaze. Lastly, photographer and painter Danielle Lurie’s colorful view of the world reminds us that not everything must always be so serious.
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