Sunday, November 18, 2007

Buenvenidos a miami!



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Fountain Art Fair Miami 2007
Featuring 14 Brooklyn and Miami based Galleries
2841 NW 2nd Ave Wynwood Arts Distrcit Miami FL (corner of NW 29th St by the Rubell Family Collection)
December 6 - 9, 2007
Reception for the artists: Friday, December 7th from 7pm until midnight
www.fountainexhibit.com

The avant-garde has always laid claim to history through its challenges and victories over the status quo. In 1917, at the unjuried Society of Artists exhibition, Marcel Duchamp unveiled the world’s most famous ready-made art object: “Fountain”. It is in this spirit of the unexpected that some of Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s most forward-thinking and cutting-edge galleries have collaborated to present "Fountain Miami." The exhibition will make its mark in a massive 5000 square foot warehouse at: 2841 NW 2nd Avenue in the Wynwood Gallery District, in close proximity to various other international art fairs, the Rubell Family Collection and many local galleries. Fountian Art Fair will run Thursday Dec 6th until Sunday December 9th with a press brunch preview on Thursday morning Dec 6th at 9am until 11am and a reception for the artists on Friday Dec 7th from 7pm until midnight.

"Fountain Miami" is a guerrilla-style art fair - under the radar, but highly influential. "Fountain" was launched in March 2006 in New York, in an effort to leverage support for independent galleries largely overlooked by corporate-sponsored art fairs. In defiant contrast with both Art Basel Miami Beach, Pulse, Scope and the slew of other International art fairs, "Fountain" has received wide public support and critical acclaim for its independent slant. This independent aspect gives Fountain its edge: young galleries showcasing fresh work without official booth spaces or selection committee juries. In form and spirit, the artwork shown truly reflects the avant-garde and in-your-face attitude equated with the Dada movement.

Fountain Miami is currently featuring the galleries: Ad Hoc, Bipolart, Buenas Artes, Capla Kesting Fine Art, Front Room Gallery, Steven Gagnon, Gitana Rosa, Glowlab, Grace Exhibition Space, Like The Spice, McCaig-Welles Gallery, Miguel Paredes, VertexList and Yum Yum Factory.

Come and experience the unfiltered, uncouth and enterprising excitement of Fountain. See advanced art as it was meant to be seen – without blinders, without “taste merchants" – straight from the source.

Media Contact - David Kesting 917-650-3760, John Leo 917-292-8865, and Marisa Sage 718.388.5388


"Fresh and in their faces, a perfect example of avant-energetics" - The Brooklyn Rail

A "smaller, independent fair" - The Miami Herald

"An 'Alternative Fair,' organized by Williamsburg, Brooklyn dealers, which presents the work of young artists and galleries" - Art in America

“Fountain” (after Duchamp's title for his “ready-made” urinal) is the perfect moniker for this independent, experimental, mini art fair with its Duchampian spirit of philosophic irony." - Douglas Kelley Show

"A salon des refus├ęs" - Time Out New York

"Contemporary art in the spirit of Marcel Duchamp" - Artnet.com

"Independent and experimental" - Juxtapoz magazine
All work posted below will be available in Miami or through Like the Spice Gallery
224 Roebling Street Brooklyn, NY 718.388.5388


Jason Bryant, The First Lady of Cinema, 40"x60", Oil on Canvas, 2007

Anna Druzcz, In Vitro Complex NO.5 C-print, 24"x 38",2007

Liz Brown, East of LA, 24" x 38", Oil on Canvas, 2007

Rachel Beach, 27"x27"x 6"In the Round, wood, wood veneer, Oil paint, 2007

Chadwick Whitehead, Revelation 13, Illustration, 2007

Ross Racine, Subdivision: Walnut Village,Digital Drawing, 2006

Brian LaRossa, Untitled, Ballpoint Pen, Digital C-print, 2006

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