Fancy Nasty – Art Basel 2015

Fancy Nasty

Are You More Fancy Or More Nasty?

You’re not fooling anybody. We all know you’re BOTH!

Let’s celebrate the light and the dark in each of us.

Welcome to FANCY NASTY!

For Art Basel 2015, a renegade crew of multi-disciplinary artists have taken control of a huge, soon-to-be-demolished home in an affluent neighborhood in the heart of Miami’s art scene. 

Typoe
Typoe.

Knowing the whole thing will be bulldozed shortly after, each artist has approached the space with the unfettered swagger that typifies a city known as much for raunch as it is for glamour. Destruction is the sweaty lover of construction. And ephemerality befalls even our best laid plans. Miami is almost unrecognizable from just a few years ago. And the Miami you visit today, like the venue for this exhibition, will be gone by the time you return. 

If you’re coming to Art Basel, join us. If not, tell someone who is that they are sincerely welcome.

Artists: Stuart SheldonAutumn CaseyJessie LainoRandy Burman, Benji CospoliteHoxxohKEMO/MSGMichael Loveland, Brandon OpalkaAndrea NhuchLori Nozick, Gary Feinberg, Karen Starosta Gilinksi and more.

TWOONE & NOVE
TWOONE & NOVE.

Fancy Nasty is brought to you by Build Crew, a nonprofit dedicated to helping artists build, install and place public art. In collaboration with Primary ProjectsYour Fountainhead and Spoke, presenting artists NOVE, TWOONE, Mina Hamada, Zosen and Gustavo AmaralTasty adult beverages brought to you compliments of MEO.

Hoxxoh.

Art Basel Hours

Dec 3-5

12-5pm

5625 N Bayshore Drive (in Morningside)

Miami FL 33137

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Closing Party during Art Basel

Saturday, Dec 5

7-11pm

Build Crew

“All I’m trying to do is survive and make good out of the dirty, nasty, unbelievable lifestyle that they gave me.”                Tupac Shakur

 

Thank You, San Francisco!

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The biggest show of my life just ended and I can only say, WOW! 

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Thanks to all of you who swamped the opening and kept coming.

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Thanks to the SF Chronicle for the writeup the day before kickoff. 

Chronicle legend, Leah Garchik, brought the love!
Chronicle legend, Leah Garchik, brought the love!

And to Marin Mag for the killer review after. 

Hells Yeah!
Hells Yeah!

I could not have imagined a more luscious gallery space. 

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Luscious Space

And having my dad with me was such a bonus!

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And my lady!

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And violins!

Violins!

And friends galore!

Michael&Shawn

Shisslaonthedecks

Studyingthework

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Fullhouse

ScottandAmywVortices

Chrissy

Shissla

Daren

DaveMazur

Friends

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JeanineSamuel

JodiandMaryatOpening

MoDelong

ScotandSheryl

TheoEmison

TimandHeather

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LusciousGallerySpace

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Fun Was Had

TheArtist

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Next Up – a Group Show in Wynwood (Miami) opening this month and a Solo Show opening Sep 12, Dallas, TX. 

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 Let’s do this, people!

The BEST BOOKS EVER WRITTEN – Stuart Sheldon Bay Area Solo Show OPENS MAY 9 & 10

Best Books Ever Written - Vortices of Genius, acrylic, book covers, paper, oil crayon on canvas, 60"x136", 2015
Best Books Ever Written – Vortices of Genius, acrylic, book covers, paper, oil crayon on canvas, 60″x136″, 2015

Why did the Miami Herald select The Best Books Ever Written as a PICK OF THE WEEK during Art Basel 2014?

Probably because this labor-intensive work finds the sweet spot where visual and literary sensibilities lie together … and make sweet, chaotic love. 

Best Books Ever Written - San Francisco Is A Writer's Grotto, acrylic, book covers of Bay Area Writers, paper, oil crayon on canvas, 60"x60"
Best Books Ever Written – San Francisco Is A Writer’s Grotto, acrylic, book covers of Bay Area Writers, paper, oil crayon on canvas, 60″x60.” A big shout out to Julia Scheeres and all the literary rockstars at the SF Writer’s Grotto!!!

It’s been five years since we left our enchanted Sausalito houseboat for the art volcano called Miami. I couldn’t be more excited to return with all NEW WORK.

Opening is BOTH

Saturday, May 9 6pm-9pm

AND

Sunday, May 10 (Mother’s Day) 12-4pm.

Show runs through May 31

With music Saturday night by special guest:

DJ Shissla/Shizzy (SpaceCowboys).

Style A Gallery – 30C Princess Street | Sausalito CA 

Best Books Ever Written - Grownups Are Overrated, acrylic, children's book covers, paper, oil crayon on canvas, 60"x60", 2015
Best Books Ever Written – Grownups Are Overrated, acrylic, children’s book covers, paper, oil crayon on canvas, 60″x60″, 2015

In these epic-sized (5×5’ and 12×5’) paintings, the covers of literature’s finest works, including Bay Area luminaries such as Peggy Orenstein, Po Bronson, Anne Lamott, Julia Scheeres and Michael Chabon, swirl and dance around the title page of my own just-finished memoir, A Lonely Fool’s Masterpiece, to infuse it with their magic and make it one of the Best Books Ever Written. Says Scheeres, whose bestselling memoir, Jesus Land, is prominently featured in one of the new works, “It’s surreal to see “Jesus Land” transformed into something so visually striking. I hope Stuart’s history of magical art holds true for this piece as well.”

Best Books Ever Written - Thank You Dad, acrylic, book covers, paper, oil crayon on canvas, 60"x136", 2015
Best Books Ever Written – Thank You Dad, acrylic, book covers, paper, oil crayon on canvas, 60″x136″, 2015

This is the third series in a trilogy of works designed to manifest the things most important to me. Previously, post devastating divorce, I imagined and obsessively painted 35 silhouettes of the woman of my dreams, each titled NOW. I met my wife soon after the paint dried on the final piece. When we had trouble producing a child, I created the BOUNCE series, and our son arrived on the next attempt.

As I now begin my search for a publisher, these new paintings are my query letters to agents and editors. 

Best Books Ever Written, acrylic, book covers, linen on canvas, 60"x136", 2015
It’s so ON!!!

At this “jacket optional” event, authors are invited to BYOBJ—Bring Your Own Book Jacket. Book jackets (or color scans) will have the opportunity to be featured in upcoming paintings, with a portion of the proceeds supporting the San Francisco Writer’s Grotto, Dave Eggers’ 826 Valencia project and Litquake.  

For more information, please visit the Facebook Event Page … or shoot me an email.

SPREAD THE LOVE!

Our roads twist and turn. Another new work for the May California show
Best Books Ever Written – Two Cups of Cacaphony, acrylic, book covers, antique maps, linen, oil crayon on panel on wood, 44″x36″, 2015