Trying to figure out a solid schedule for Art Week is a challenge, I want to be everywhere at once. Even writing about what I want to see is difficult, I can’t help but rely on my experience from last year. One of my more memorable experiences was at the gorgeously located Untitled, which was just as impressive inside. A spacious and organized layout where you don’t feel claustrophobic or rushed, the art contained therein was cutting edge, well executed, and eye-catching. Located on Ocean Drive and 12 street, Untitled features 137 exhibitors from 26 different countries and is an event not to miss.
Relying again on my memory I recall one of my favorite installations by Ebony G. Patterson. Once called the Queen of 21st Century Pop Art, Patterson cleverly weaves together some of the most colorful and shinny objects into the socially conscious narrative of her work. I can’t wait to see how she will top herself from last year’s “When They Grow Up” series as well as what her partners from Chicago based, Monique Meloche Gallery will have to offer. Other booths that I look forward to revisiting this year are Luis De Jesus from Los Angeles, who featured Italian born Federico Solmi‘s animated videos of Christopher Columbus and George Washington, and ZieherSmith Gallery with artist Tucker Nichols who develops the most unique colors by painting with enamel based paint.
Untitled’s Artistic Director at Large Omar Lopez-Chahoud will moderate an artist talk with Brazilian based Thiago Martins de Melo, on his latest endevour Deus Cortado, “a multidimensional project that seeks to display the intrinsic dialog between the indigenous past of the Americas and the cultural hegemony imposed by western ideologies”. Wynwood Radio will be broadcasting live from Untitled for the third year presenting art discussions and interviews with some of the featured artists. A schedule of events include an interview of Baltimore artist Amy Sherald by Cathy Byrd, and conversation between Cara Ober with Mera and Donald Rubell.
A dance performance inspired by the work of painter Jamie Felton and choreographed by Alexsa Durrans will be repeated daily beginning at 4:30pm at the Horton Gallery booth and ending on the ocean’s shore. The title of the dance is “Stork Phrase Lines Up with the Shoreline“; “This choreography confronts the myth of a women, presenting a feminine act, a spiritual act, a witchy act.” Featured dancers: Jamie Felton, Mallory Wedding and Dana Penenberg.