I’m so excited that I will be showing several of my Montauk boat hull photos at the Aqua Art Miami art fair during Art Basel week in Miami this December. I enjoy going to these shows in NYC during Armory week and in the Hamptons during the summer to see an array of art across all disciplines by artists that are both new and known to me, and sometimes to get a chance to chat with them about how they approach their work and its significance. I love this aspect of showing my work as well, and I’m thrilled about the prospect of sharing my photos with a larger audience.
Established in 2005, Aqua Art Miami is a boutique art fair that includes both young and established galleries featuring the work of emerging and mid-career artists. In 2014, in its tenth year and second as part of the Art Miami family of fairs (includes Art Miami and Context), Aqua Art Miami included 46 exhibitors from North and South America, Europe, and Asia, and attracted nearly 11,000 attendees. Aqua Art Miami also features multimedia installations and other events intended to provide an immersive experience.
Aqua Miami is only a few blocks away from the premier art fair, Art Basel, which was founded in 1970 when three gallerists – Ernst Beyeler, Trudi Bruckner, and Balz Hilt - acted on their vision to create an international art fair for modern and contemporary art in Basel. The inaugural fair attracted over 16,000 attendees with work from 90 galleries from 10 countries. The 1989 incarnation of Art Basel celebrated 150 years of photography by showcasing 16 galleries from the International Association of Photography Art Dealers, establishing the fair as a clear supporter of photography as an art form. (Surprisingly, some continue to view photography as an inferior art form relative to painting or sculpture. I hold that view in equivalently compromised regard). Art Basel branched out geographically in 2002 to Miami and to Hong Kong in 2013. Art Basel week in Miami will include over 15 art fairs, each with their own focus and perspective, as well as events held at area galleries.
Shown above is Prowler, one of the new boat hull photos that I’ve taken recently. These new photos both expand and strengthen the continuing series, which can be seen by clicking here. As always, I'd love to hear any thoughts or comments that you have.