a busy morning at the roundup newsdesk
Post #448 • January 7, 2005, 9:06 AM • 24 Comments
First of all, Artblog.net is trying to confirm intelligence from a reputable source that Street Weekly just published its last issue. The mag itself says nothing about it. If anyone has information, e-mail me - I guarantee your anonymity. UPDATE: Confirmed. See comment #6 below.
Daniel Chang for the Miami Herald: New approach putting art fair back on the map. Good luck, people. Also, click the "more pictures" link to see the sorriest excuse for a web-based image gallery you've ever seen in your life, and proportionately wretched work. (Mark Kostabi has imitators? Isn't that, like, redundant?)
Anne Tschida and Jane Woolridge for the Miami Herald: 'Accessible' art draws a big crowd to party-preview. Boy, the Herald must have gotten an assload of advertising revenue out of Art Miami this year.
Carlos Suarez de Jesus for Street Weekly: Art on the block: Miami's emerging art scene threatened by the potential of fast, easy money? Should we be worried? Are you kidding?
Street Weekly: art listings.
Michelle Weinberg for the Miami New Times: Feminine Projections: Three views of time, space, and light.
Carlos Suarez De Jesus, Franklin Einspruch and Alfredo Triff for the Miami New Times: Current Art Shows. You know, back when I took the gig at Street they told me that I couldn't work for both papers. I guess I'm just not as cool as Carlos.
Michael Mills for the Broward/Palm Beach New Times: Scratch-Your-Head Mysterious: What's going on here? It's all about radical transformations and the peculiar in the everyday. Aw, nuts - Douglas Gordon again.
Michael Mills for the Broward/Palm Beach New Times: Artbeat.
Gary Schwan for the Palm Beach Post: Goth meets Goethe. You the man, Mr. Schwan.
Elsewhere: if you don't think this is amusing, the joke may be on you.
I love Tyler, but he doesn't love me back; to him I'm just "some clever blogger." (Sniff.) (Source here.) PS: look, man, I'm sure that Brian Sholis is a perfect, plump little peach of a person, but when Anaba called him out he answered with a this-whole-affair-is-beneath-my-dignity non-response, so I think he deserves whatever he gets. Furthermore, his so-called clarification that you put him up to is the fattest, steamiest turd of accidental self-parody in the history of artblogging.
Artblog.net got picked up by Armavirumque this week. Thanks, James.
Okay, this is actually important:
The Dorsch Gallery will host an auction to benefit Tsunami relief efforts on Wednesday, February 16th, 2005.
We call on all artists to donate works in order to raise as substantial a sum as possible.
100% of auction proceeds will be split equally between the following five charities: UNICEF, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, HOPE Worldwide, Direct Relief international, CARE.
If you are interested in donating work for this cause, please DO NOT reply this e-mail - Instead, write to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to confirm your participation.
Works must be delivered to The Dorsch Gallery either Sunday, February 13th or Monday, February 14th, 2005.
We recognize that the effects of the Dec. 26 tsunami will be long-lasting, and that the need for relief funds will persist.
Your contribution is greatly appreciated. Please feel free to forward.
Brook A. Dorsch
See you there: Art Miami. Maybe. Sunday. When curiosity finally gets the better of me. Initial recon from an artist who has his work up there says "it's so bad, it's depressing." Tonight's the Gables openings, and Karpio Facchini seems to be having an opening tonight as well. Also they're reopening Omniart at 1223 NE Second Avenue, which is worth looking at if you haven't yet.
On Saturday we got the Wynwood deal going - Locust Projects and Dorsch. Dorsch has a show up by Kerry Ware, consistently one of the best painters in town, and Claudia Scalise, who risked aesthetic disaster by basing some of her recent works on, well, revealing photographs of yours truly. Frequent commenter Alesh Houdek will show his work at the World Arts Building, 2214 N. Miami Avenue.