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.
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 Sheldon, Autumn Casey, Jessie Laino, Randy Burman, Benji Cospolite, Hoxxoh, KEMO/MSG, Michael Loveland, Brandon Opalka, Andrea Nhuch, Lori Nozick, Gary Feinberg, Karen Starosta Gilinksi and more.
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 Projects, Your Fountainhead and Spoke, presenting artists NOVE, TWOONE, Mina Hamada, Zosen and Gustavo Amaral. Tasty adult beverages brought to you compliments of MEO.
Art Basel Hours
5625 N Bayshore Drive (in Morningside)
Miami FL 33137
Closing Party during Art Basel
Saturday, Dec 5
“All I’m trying to do is survive and make good out of the dirty, nasty, unbelievable lifestyle that they gave me.” Tupac Shakur
The biggest show of my life just ended and I can only say, WOW!
Thanks to all of you who swamped the opening and kept coming.
Thanks to the SF Chronicle for the writeup the day before kickoff.
And to Marin Mag for the killer review after.
I could not have imagined a more luscious gallery space.
And having my dad with me was such a bonus!
And my lady!
And friends galore!
Next Up – a Group Show in Wynwood (Miami) opening this month and a Solo Show opening Sep 12, Dallas, TX.
Let’s do this, people!
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.
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
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
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.”
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.
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.