Ten powerful creators from across the disciplines, inspired by the raw mystery of Florida’s Everglades, invoke their own distinct sense of “paradise found” as an antidote to the troubling world beyond.
Marte Kiesling – conceptual artist
Janine Eggert – conceptual artist
Philipp Ricklefs – conceptual artist
Sibylle Jazra – conceptual artist, sculpture
Christopher Sage – conceptual artist, sculpture
Matthias Droste – conceptual artist
Daren Joy – Architect, industrial designer, conceptual artist
Fancy Nasty stormed the Miami art scene in 2015 with a multi-artist installation in a derelict waterfront property. Back by popular demand for Art Basel 2017, in collaboration with The New Tropic, Miami artist Stuart Sheldon assembles ten renowned local and international artists, including three Fountainhead Residency artists, to create their own version of utopia in an industrial Little River warehouse.
LUSH Opening Party
Saturday, Dec 2, 7pm-Midnight
Haute to Death
LUSH Art Basel Visiting Hours
Thur Dec 7- Sat Dec 9, Noon-4pm
LUSH Art Basel Artist Meet and Greet
Friday, Dec 8, Noon-4pm
Fancy Nasty Studios
6728 NE 4th Ave, Miami, FL 33138
“Stuart Sheldon created one of the billboards, an American flag posing spiralized questions about freedom. To him, it’s about urging people “at a granular level” to start over, with less fear and more optimism.” LA Times
Stuart Sheldon (b. Miami, 1963) is a prominent member of the burgeoning Miami contemporary art scene, best known for his meticulous collage paintings and large-scale installations. Sheldon’s most recent exhibition, Calligram, took place in Sep 2017 in London during Frieze and highlighted the dystopian state of American affairs using deconstructed classic American novels. His work has been praised by the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Dallas Voice and many others. His acclaimed 2016 exhibition, ‘I’m With The Banned’, focused on the corrosive power of false narratives in political discourse and “raises awareness about injustices occurring throughout America,” (Miami New Times). His series, The Best Books Ever Written, has been commissioned by Royal Caribbean Cruises, ForFreedoms.org, CBS News and many others and was featured by the Miami Herald as a “Pick of the Week” during Art Basel 2014.Sheldon is collaborating with The New Tropic magazine and PBS on ‘Meet Your Makers,’ a TV series profiling artists in South Florida. Earlier this year Sheldon was invited to speak about his work at the Perez Art Museum. Sheldon writes the Family Matters column for the Biscayne Times. He co-founded and was Publisher of Streaming Media Magazine during the first dot-com boom. Follow his Fancy Nasty blog about art, humor, fatherhood and life.