We hope to explore the space between childhood imagination and adult content as seen in painting, sculpture and installation. Carmen Tiffany investigates the significance of childhood imagination in relation to the destitute and isolated regions of rural Western culture. Inspired by children's media, Tiffany's work subtly uses fantastical characters that blur the line between predator and prey in a haunting beauty. Boehmer's sculptural work speaks to the relationship between soft materials such as yarn, wool, faux fur and fleece, with a subject that is repulsive and violent. This process of seduction and brutality lead Boehmer into a dialogue about relationships, who we are and what we can become. Nigon is interested in the parallax nature of our existence in which we have an insatiable drive to improve while living in a state of constant decay. His process involves a periods of feverish construction followed be reckless dismantling and assemblage until the form becomes a complex "living" thing, which contains a personal history and an implied truth.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Swampspace humbly presents
Nature Links for Lifelong Learning Student Art Show
Saturday July 12, 2014
Nature Links for Lifelong Learning is a non-profit that serves the population of young adults with developmental delays. By connecting these young adults to the natural world through organic gardening, habitat restoration, exercise and healthy habits, through community events and by reawakening an awareness of the beauties of nature and the expressive arts, we help them unlock the creative powers in themselves and in all of us.
This show at Swampspace is the culmination of our expressive arts session at Saturdays by the Bay on Virginia Key Beach. We have had several artists from the community come to Nature Links to teach students their craft, to name a few, Mauricio Abascal came and taught videography, Monica Uszerowicz made collages and Bhakti Baxter came and made sand sculptures. We are hoping that this show will inspire more artists from the community to come join us at Nature Links. This population has a creative voice which needs to be heard and mixed with the rest of our community!
Monday, June 2, 2014
Low Tide Shopping
Salvage courtesy of Gustavo Oviedo
Opens June 14 - 7-11pm
Jose Felix Perez
Mario M. Gonzalez
“Low Tide shopping” is an expression that refers to the act of retrieving debris from shorelines which have been left behind by high tides. The title alludes to subconscious ideas rooted into people as a result of their environment. Most of the pieces presented were created by the
artists without prior knowledge of this show, later to be chosen for their correlation to one another and unique interpretations of their shared surroundings. Together, they highlight how strong of an effect our environment play on our lives, subsequently the subject matter and concepts explored are each a bi-product of these experiences. Whether through mere accumulated observation or an active process of exploration there is a common denominator in which these works connect.
Join us Saturday, June 14th for the first opening reception at the new 'Swampspace' location.
image: Mario M. Gonzalez
"untitled" November 26, 1957
Monday, April 28, 2014
Swampspace parentally presents
Rush ! Perishable.
From Cradle to Grave
Opens May 3 7-11pm
Come join in a celebration of graduation and what it's like growing up swampy.
Visit and marvel at the whimsical displays by this distinguished cast of artists who were recently recognized by our very own National Young Arts Foundation.
150 NE 41 Street
Miami Design District
Monday, February 10, 2014
Swampspace is adrenalized in presenting
Concert Art by Brian Butler And Jaime Salazar
A Joint Exhibition of Drawings and Photos taken throughout Miami's Music Scene -
With Special Performance by Nixa and Testotra
Opening February 28th, 2014 7-11pm
"Double Vision" is a collection of artwork made at concerts in Miami and throughout Florida. Photographer Jaime Salazar and illustrator Brian Butler consider the concert their workplace. To them, the music hall is an improvised studio, a place littered with unpredictable muses, capable spilling beer, randomly vomiting, or stage diving directly into you. These are the scenes that keep them returning, confidently snapping photos, or quickly doodling the scene. Through the filters of photography and illustration, both artists capture the raw energy of the concert; highlighting the weird, wild, and ugly.
Brian Butler http://www.theupperhandart.com/
Jaime Salazar http://www.jaimesalazar.com/