Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Art about town

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As you probably know, last weekend was the Wynwood Art Walk, and as usual I went down to help out at the gallery and scope out the others. I was a bit hesitant because of the rain, but fortunately it ended up being a really pretty night. My biggest complaint about the whole art walk scene is that it's become the "free booze" walk for many, and really that's disappointing. Unavoidable but disappointing.

Nevertheless, I had a good time. I didn't walk as far as usual because 1. my typical crew wasn't around and 2. I made the brilliant decision to wear new sandals. I still hit my favorite galleries and learned that Locust is moving to the Design District. This was the last walk they will host in Wynwood. Sad, but I haven't been as impressed with their exhibits as of late. Hopefully they become more interesting once they move.

Anyway, photos for you all:

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What's inside the trailer? Take a peek and you will see several of these inviting and friendly beasts:
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Disturbed? Drunk? Want to speak your mind and have it recorded? Go on ahead:
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In all seriousness, let's check out some of the galleries. How about one of my favorites, Praxis?
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(Francisco Uribe)
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Thank you Praxis for constantly changing it up, and having an interesting mix of artists.

Across the street is the David Castillo Gallery, another one of my faves for the same reason
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More Francisco Uribe. I see his stuff and it automatically appears here. I like his creativity with colors, resources and 3D awesomeness.
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Then at the new gallery where Typo was, I found this awesome dude (the stuff on the walls? eh...)
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And as I customarily do, this is the newest street art, all over Wynwood. It's replaced the Hecho con Amor en Colombia signs:
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Sort of across from the UM Gallery was this guy:
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Speaking of the UM Gallery, I was really disappointed with it this month. There were some interesting things there, but the gallery was really rather sparse and the collections were disjointed. I wasn't a fan. Though they did have a DJ from WVUM on their porch, which was cool.

I digress from my street art though. This last work pretty much sums up how I feel in the morning before I get my daily dose of caffeine:
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4 comments:

El Capitan said...

I like the guy at Typo too. Reminds me of the aliens from the Simpsons.

Christina said...

I know. definitely the most interesting thing in that gallery, that's for sure.

Soooo, is this the return of El Capitan?

Larissa said...

Did you have a chance to make it to the Pan American Gallery? It had a beautiful exhibit by an artist named Carlos Estevez.

I definitely agree with you regarding the UM gallery and your other observations.

Christina said...

I didn't though that's definitely a favorite of mine. My feet hurt too much from standing all night to walk over. Hopefully that artist is there next time!