Miami Art 2012 Preview: Scope

SCOPE Miami is one of the key fairs in the Midtown Miami corridor and will be showcasing 85 established and 20 emerging galleries in 100,000 SF.

What makes SCOPE a show to attend? In addition to the contemporary works inside, they have teamed with Vh1 in the making of  Vh1 SCOPE. A showcase for new talent in music and art, Vh1 SCOPE sits alongside the main space and will have programmed events throughout the fair during regular show hours.  12/16 is the official party and performers from Vh1’s You Oughta Know series will be hitting the stage.

But art is still the main reason to go. I certainly can’t highlight all the galleries who are going to be there but I feel I must highlight my fellow Texans who have booths at the show.

Circuit 12 Contemporary (Dallas) will be attending. I love this piece by Patrick Martinez, Tough Love. It is made of melted hand guns and candy coated auto body paint. I have a special fondness for this piece because I feel it typifies the Texas culture, particularly of its women who are, more often than not, cute on the outside but hard as hell underneath. This is on my favorites list!

Here is Martinez, again, with his work “Sleep is the Baby Mama of Death.”

Circuit 12 Contemporary is also showing Andrea Myers. Her thread and fabric work “Tangled Web” is below.

Also at SCOPE is Kirk Hopper Fine Art of Dallas.  I love that artists doing contemporary works in traditional media are getting more attention.  Here is Sopa by  Carlos Donjuan. His watercolor work is so delicate, even in digital format, that it should be even better at the show.

Another artist represented by Hopper is Bill Haveron, whose work Reverse Osmosis Post Pubescence can be seen below.

For a complete list of exhibitors, you can click here. 

Visitor information:

Location: 110 NE 36th Street at Midtown Blvd

Hours: 12/5 – 12/8 (11-7pm) 12/9 (11 – 6pm)

Cost: $20

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