Anthony Spinello Launches New Gallery Spinello Projects
|Courtesy Spinello Projects|
|Nuclear Family, Farley Aguilar, 2012. On display at Spinello Projects this weekend.|
There is nothing anxious about the skinny 28-year-old with a shock of curly black hair and well-groomed beard. There is only restless eagerness. During a moment he has to sit down at a large, dark wood table in a garage that will serve as his receiving area, he plays with a tightly folded scrap of cardboard. He flips the tiny yellow square over and over in his fingers or rubs it into an edge of the table as he speaks. "I'm project-driven, and the artists I work with are project-driven. My artists like to work site-specific, and this is a pretty cool space to navigate."
The space is a two-story building built in the 1940s with 3,000 square feet of space, located just a block east of I-95 and west of Wynwood. There are no other galleries in the immediate area, but when it is finished, the new Spinello Projects will have plenty of space to offer an array of art. The rooms are almost labyrinthine and exude characters all their own. Walking through one room, Spinello imagines a great space for a video installation.
|Farley Aguilar in his Miami studio.|
"He's a fantastic artist," Spinello says. "It's very painterly. It feels like German expressionist painting. It's not, but it feels like it."