Second Saturday Art Walk: Six Must-See Shows This Weekend
|Street Art the rage at Shienbaum|
At the recently opened Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art you can even experience the transformation of a graffiti rat into a polished gallery artist. This past January, Shienbaum spied the local street artist who operates under the name Clandestine Culture wheat pasting posters of riot cops under the cover of darkness.
Since first approaching the masked man who told Shienbaum he preferred to remain anonymous, the dealer has gone on to sell his posters to collectors as far away as Paris.
Catch the nascent talent's first work in a gallery this weekend along with our picks for must see shows.
This local street artist's popular attention-grabbing pieces will be on view in a group offering that includes Russell Young's image of a sobbing Marilyn Monroe; Sarah Hardacre's scintillating nudes inspired by vintage men's magazines juxtaposed against the phallic outlines of modern concrete skylines; and Magnus Gjoen's turgid bazooka, human skulls, and artillery glossed over with renaissance masterpieces by Titian, Michelangelo, and Tiepolo. Shienbaum also showcases a mix of pop art masters such as Warhol, Lichtenstein, Johns, and Rauschenberg, along with urban street art by names like Ron English and Shepard Fairey.
Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art, 2239 NW Second Ave., Miami. Call 305-205-9089 or visit gsfineart.com.
Taking a poke at Hieronymus Bosch's famous masterpiece, Colombia's Anibal Vallejo tackles the sins of contemporary society with hilarious embroidery pieces on canvas he later paints on. He skewers the banality of mass media with works depicting a bald Britney Spears throttling Mickey Mouse with an umbrella and a drunken Paris Hilton dragging herself across the asphalt pavement during a wardrobe malfunction.
Black Square Gallery, 2248 NW First Place, Miami. Call 305-424-5002 or visit blacksquaregallery.com.