Second Saturday Art Walk Guide: da Vinci, Swarovski, Spinello, and Beyond
Mark Diamond's solo project hosts a sprawling survey of his attention-grabbing, three-dimensional photos. Diamond, who has earned an international reputation as a holographer, videographer, photographer, and expert practitioner of 3-D imagery for the past 30 years, will showcase a series of portraits of local artists including Robert Chambers, Jen Stark, George Sanchez-Calderon, and Christy Gast. He will also display a massive installation of what he's dubbed "3-D Wall-o-Grams," including a montage of more than a hundred images on a single gallery wall.
Swampspace Gallery 150 NE 42nd St., Miami. For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This New York-based artist delivers his trademark architectural sleight of hand for his first South Florida solo show. Putnam tinkers with perception, unmooring viewers from their traditional notions of space and their surroundings through witty, ingeniously planned works. Visitors can expect to roam through cool, shadowy expanses in the gallery, where they will chance upon a collection of photographs, portraits, film stills, and other fragments of his oeuvre. Disoriented spectators can find their bearings by looking for a towering brick pillar rising from the center of the space and meant to evoke a Romanesque abbey or an ancient mosque.
A stroll through the piece mimics the "experience of finding oneself alone in an architectural immensity," Putnam says, "that falls away and recedes in perspective like fading memories and fog-enshrouded mountains."
Locust Projects 3852 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Call 305-576-8570 or visit locustprojects.org.
4141 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL