Miami Art Week 2015: Olek, Swoon, Olivia Steele, AIKO, and Boxhead in Wynwood

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When Rumney Guggenheim debuted his namesake New York gallery back in October, covered here, he followed in his great-grandmother’s footsteps and chose a core group of young talents. Those artists included an internationally celebrated group of women: Olek (HF Vol. 29), Swoon (HF Vol. 36), Olivia Steele, AIKO, and Boxhead, whose personalities are as vivacious as their artwork. Rumney Guggenheim has brought them to Miami Art Week where they are exhibiting at the gallery’s SCOPE Miami Beach booth and in a special exhibition curated by Art Bastion gallery, which celebrated its opening with a lecture and private reception last night. While the front of the gallery is decorated by the rainbow-colored designs of Boxhead, inside, the exhibit is featuring new paintings and drawings from Boxhead, Swoon, an installation by AIKO, feisty crocheted word-art by Olek, and neon light art by Olivia Steele. When we took a look behind the building, we found Boxhead still working between rain showers on a massive new piece that covers the entire back facade. Take a short walk around the surrounding area, and you will also stumble across AIKO painting a mural throughout today and tomorrow, as well as her previous installments at the Wynwood Art Walls. Take a look at our photos from the exhibition below, on view at Art Bastion gallery at 2085 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL through February 6th, 2016.

Olek and AIKO having fun in front of Olek’s “#Shit” piece, at the opening of their Pop-up exhibition.

AIKO, with her installation at the Rumeny Guggenheim curated Pop-up exhibition in Wynwood, Miami.

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