Sunday, January 11, 2015

Jerry Powers - Saving Lolita

Jerry Powers Opens an Exhibition of Painting at Swampspace Gallery

Swampspace is thilled to present
Recent Paintings focused on the effort to Save Lolita, a national campaign to improve conditions of whales in captivity.
Opening Reception January 16  7-11
Jerry Powers has drive. His passion for the arts has recently manifest in a series of painting that depict the sentimental and explosive nature of our existence. From the abrasive celebrity mug-shot painting to the innocence of soothing abstractions in primary palettes, Powers is a force for the good and the honest in a world steeped in capital concerns and intellectual inhibition. Powers the artist may be overlooked but the work deserves a spotlight that Swampspace is pleased to ignite.   
Powers is no stranger to controversy.  Back in the seventies when Richard Nixon and Anita Bryant flooded Miami with conservative dominance, Powers was publisher of the infamous counter-culture periodical the Daily Planet of Coconut Grove.  Powers was often the focus of authoritarians hell-bent on crushing our First Amendment Right to free speech.  In the 80's he socialized with the New York cultural vanguards such as Alan Ginsberg, Larry Flint, Peter Max and Andy Warhol. On his return for the South Beach renascence of the early 90's, Powers the foreword thinker foretold the tumult of luxury with the founding of Ocean Drive Magazine. In time the glitz and excess depicted on the glossy pages became normalized reality for the Miami Beach we know today.  Always the visionary Jerry has moved beyond the fray of publishing and is now focused on his artwork and a lifelong desire to help animal rights organizations. 
Save Lolita is a campaign that strives to educate the public and set policy that protects  wildlife.  Proceeds from sales of Powers artwork will be donated to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.  

Exhibition January 16 - 26   Mon - Sat  11 - 7pm
Swampspace Gallery
3940 N. Miami Avenue 33127
Miami Design District

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Oceans of Notions for Basel

To coincide with ABMB 2014, Swampspace Gallery is pleased to present it's annual signature exhibition titled Oceans of Notions - Observations on the Ebb and Flow of Matter.  The installation will feature curatorial works by Oliver and Lucia Sanchez.  

Oceans of Notions will focus on the creative impulse, intrinsic to our dependence on water, the inhospitable allure of the oceans and our collective earthbound psyche.  Oceans of Notions is the curatorial debut of the father and daughter collaboration. 

Opening Reception November 29, 2014  7-11pm
Closing Reception December 27, 2014    7-11pm
Open daily Monday-Saturday  11-7pm   

Swampspace Gallery has been an artistic mainstay in the Miami Design district for over a decade. Swampspace is a recipient of the prestigious Knight Foundation Arts Challenge Grant 2014.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Kamel-Bak - Performance Series - Design District

Please join us for another remarkable night at the Design District's Site-Specific Performance Series. Shows start the fabulous De La Cruz Bldg for a musical interlude with the New World Symphony. Then we stroll over to 3900 N Miami Ave for a sneak peek at the intriguing Gina Gionfriddo's U.S. Drag. Finally we top off the attractions with Kamel-Bak at Swampspace featuring the antics of David Rohn, Adora and Jasmine Kastel and their outrageous triple threat Homo-sapien Collabs made all the better with cool smooth libations compliments of Grey Goosey Juicy.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Choosy People Choose Swampspace


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Winner is Announced December 1, 2014

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Swamptoberfest and People's Choice Award

Press Release  - October 13, 2014

Swampspace Gallery to Partner with the Knight Foundation of South Florida. 

The director of Swampspace, Oliver Sanchez announced today the nomination of the gallery by the Knight Foundation to their People's Choice Award, South Florida.  The announcement is a welcomed recognition for the maverick artist run project space located in the Miami Design District for nearly a decade. 

Swampspace is pleased to present an Open House that focuses on the People's Choice Campaign. Everyone is invited to our Campaign Opening on October 22ndSwamptoberfest will be a spectacular celebration featuring special performances by Otto Von Schirach the untamable, Oscar Fuentes the Biscayne Poet, The Candidate by David Rohn and Adora, installations by Sleeper, Magnus Sodamin and other oddities courtesy of Miami's most intriguing artists.  

Swampspace was founded on the premise that promoting artistic values increases civility among diverse groups that make up our greater community.  It presents monthly exhibitions ranging from visual arts and sculpture to theatrical performance and musical interludes.  With nearly fifty exhibitions and critical acclaim, Swampspace is now recognized to be a place both sophisticated enough for arbiters of taste and unvarnished enough for the iconoclast.

The People's Choice Award highlights small arts groups making a difference in South Florida.  It's part of the Knight Arts Challenge, a community-wide contest funding the best ideas for the arts.  Winners of both the challenge and People's Choice will be announced in December.

Voting for People's Choice Begins October 20th Ends Nov 17. 

Vote for Swampspace by phone: 

Text VOTE5 to 22333
(No space between VOTE and the number 5.  For international callers, text VOTE5 to 747-444-3548)

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3940 N. Miami Avenue  Miami, FL 33127


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Valley of Tears

To jump start October and our nomination to the Knight Foundation 

People's Choice Award 2014


is sentimental in presenting 

Valley of Tears
One Night Only

paintings by Adolfo Sanchez

Mark your calendar:

Swamptoberfest is October 22nd

A night of celebration like no other.

Join us for the Campaign Blast-off
and stay tuned for details on... 

How to Vote for Swampspace!