Art Wynwood: SOLO Miami
by Joel Linkewer on February 20, 2015
Art Wynwood, the Presidents Day Weekend fair by the people behind Art Miami, Context, and Aqua art Fair during Art Basel returned this year to showcase the latest and greatest Urban, contemporary, and street art, celebrating the growing neighborhood of Wynwood. In conjunction with the fourth edition of Art Wynwood, the fair brought new and exciting additions to its 30,000 annual visitors. Along with its special projects like the Pop-up GO Shop presented by Wynwood Walls and Cash Cans and Candy by Austrian gallery, Galerie Ernst Hilger, Art Wynwood debuted a new, special section entitled SOLO Miami. Under the direction of Grela Orihuela, SOLO Miami brought together five of Miami’s most exciting, internationally reviewed and regarded galleries, each showing one artist presented as a solo booth. The select galleries and artists included: Primary Projects, showing Autumn Casey, Emerson Dorsch with Brookhart Jonquil, GucciVuitton with Peter Goodrich, Fredric Snitzer Gallery showing Mauricio Gonzalez, and Spinello Projects presenting Farley Aguilar. Together the prominent galleries displayed the cities great home base of art and its reach on the national and international circuit.
Autumn Casey's sculpture
Downtown Miami gallery Primary Project’s booth caught the eyes of many fairgoers with its exciting and daring pieces by Autum Casey. The artist also exhibited a solo show in the gallery this past fall titled Agalma. Autumn, who is also the lead singer of a band has become a strong force in the Miami art scene with her sculptural work and has seem to become Primary’s go to girl. Her booth included works following with her themes of childhood, memory, strength, and fragility. Altogether a great collection.
Wynwood gallery Emerson Dorsch gallery displayed the works of Brookhart Jonquil, an artist who has previously had three solo exhibitions with the gallery. Brookhart displayed some of his signature reflective mirror pieces for his booth. Each mirrored sculpture created an interesting illusion of space and depth.
Anthony Spinello’s Spinello Projects brought together another exciting exhibit, presenting the works of acclaimed Nicaraguan artist Farley Aguilar. As usual with Spinello he put together an elegant booth showcasing the artists signature portraits of colorful men, women and children. Farley’s unique works caught the eyes of many collectors and quickly sold out the entire booth.