Miami Art Week 2014: Art Miami Recap

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Jessica Joslin at Lisa Sette Gallery

One of the largest fairs of Miami Art Week, Art Miami featured aisle upon aisle of contemporary art from some of the world’s most sought-after and innovative artists. The fair was a veritable visual spectacle where 3D work stood out.

Lisa Sette Gallery’s booth, for instance, focused on sculptures made from repurposed, unconventional objects, such as Jessica Joslin’s antique metal-adorned animal skeletons and Jennifer Trask’s baroque arrangements of gilded antlers and bones. While he is known for his ornate paintings, Kehinde Wiley presented a regal bust of an anonymous man in a hoodie at TORCH Gallery’s booth. Li Hongbo’s accordion paper sculptures attracted an eager crowd at Klein Sun Gallery as a Vanna White-like gallerist demonstrated the way Li’s stoic, Greco Roman-inspired busts bend and stretch into unrecognizable shapes.

In addition to works by renowned gallery artists like Damien Hirst, Art Miami featured the upper echelon of the street art world. Muralist and designer KAWS presented a series of paintings of abstracted close-ups of his cartoon-inspired characters at Leslie Sacks Contemporary. Meanwhile, a Shepard Fairey light-up sculpture and assemblages by Faile could be found at Galerie Ernst Hilger’s booth. Keszler Gallery’s booth presented works by Banksy that — to the dismay of some fair-goers — appeared to be carved out of the walls on which they originally appeared.

Art Miami ended yesterday, December 7, so if you missed it, check out our photos and stay tuned for more highlights from Miami Art Week in the coming days.

Jennifer Trask at Lisa Sette Gallery

Siri Devi Khandavilli at Lisa Sette Gallery

Li Hongbo at Klein Sun Gallery

Kehinde Wiley at TORCH Gallery

three at Now Contemporary

three at Now Contemporary, detail

Shigeki Hayashi at Yufuki Gallery

KAWS at Leslie Sacks Contemporary

Banksy at Keszler Gallery

Justin Bower at Unix Gallery

Damien Hirst at Jerome Zodo Contemporary

Amber Cowan at Heller Gallery

Shepard Fairey at Galerie Ernst Hilger

Faile at Galerie Ernst Hilger

Faile at Galerie Ernst Hilger, detail

Erik Thor Sandberg at Connersmith

Bob Snead installation presented by Arthur Roger Gallery

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