Some say there is little point in heading to Miami fairs week any more—but thousands of art collectors, artists, curators and dealers, more than a few of them Canadian, would seem to disagree. Here is a roundup of just some of the many folks and organizations headed south for the week ahead.
Toronto-based artist multiples purveyor Art Metropole is a longtime exhibitor at Art Basel Miami. Both vintage and custom artist-multiple projects are often an attraction at its booth, and this year is no different. For 2018, Art Metropole is touting a limited-edition series by Brussels-based Canadian painter Sarah Cale and Toronto’s MINNOW Bathers. The selection of swim bottoms and tops “features a different motif from the painting Amorphous Time 2” by Cale, says a release.
As usual, Montreal blue-chip dealer Landau Fine Art will also be at Art Basel Miami—but it is doubling down at fairs week with a second booth at Art Miami as well. The Art Miami booth focuses on slightly more contemporary works through its Landau Contemporary at Dominion Fine Art outlet. But both Landau-related booths are likely to feature at least some 20th-century modern art by the likes of Brits Henry Moore and Lynn Chadwick, and many other big names.
Works by many other Canadian artists will also be featured in multiple booths at Art Basel Miami. For example: A solo booth for Kapwani Kiwanga will be created by Galerie Jérome Poggi. Art by Rochelle Goldberg can be found at Miguel Abreu. Look for pieces by Marcel Dzama and Naufus Ramírez Figueroa at the Sies + Höke booth. Works by Brent Wadden and Beth Letain will be featured at Peres Projects. David Askevold works will be at Canada’s booth. New pieces by Steven Shearer will be at the Stuart Shave/Modern Art booth. Some vintage General Idea pieces will be at the Esther Schipper booth.
NADA Miami has more Canadian gallerists on deck: Cooper Cole, Division and Parisian Laundry in the main section, and Franz Kaka and L’INCONNUE in the Projects section. Cooper Cole is featuring work by Canadians Oreka James and Tau Lewis, as well as Americans Odessa Straub and Rachel Eulena Williams. Division has selected art by Tammi Campbell, Michael Dumontier + Neil Farber, Brad Phillips and Chloe Wise. Parisian Laundry is bringing sculptures by Fabienne Lasserre and paintings by Joseph Tisiga. Art by Laurie Kang is highlighted by Franz Kaka, while L’INCONNUE will feature Lucas Geronimas.
Untitled Miami Beach also features a northern contingent in its beachside tent. MKG127 is featuring paintings by Brian Rideout and Monica Tap, while Galerie Nicolas Robert is installing works by Philippe Caron Lefebvre and Tristram Lansdowne. Zalucky Contemporary is bringing art by Laura Moore and Jim Verburg. On site at the fair, Rirkrit Tiravanija is also doing a special performance installation with Tomas Vu.
At Art Miami, besides the Landau Contemporary at Dominion Fine Art booth mentioned above, there is representation by Christopher Cutts Gallery, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Nikola Rukaj Gallery and Olga Korper Gallery. Cutts is bringing work by Mat Brown, Matthew Carver, Xiao Guo Hui, Andrew Rucklidge and Daisuke Takeya. Rukaj will feature new Coca-Cola Girl prints by Alex Katz. Korper will highlight works by Lois Andison, Matt Donovan, Meaghan Hyckie, Peter Johnston, Robert Mapplethorpe, Kelly Mark, Ken Nicol and Barbara Steinman.
At Pulse, view works by Bernice Lum and Ian Healy at Gallery Youn’s booth, drawings and works on paper by Winnie Truong at VIVIANEART’s booth and acrylic sculptures by Kal Mansur at the reference:contemporary booth.
Again, these are just some of the Canadian dealers, artists and projects around South Beach and its environs this week. Any significant Canadian sales reported by the international press will be noted in next week’s Canadian Art news roundup.