Art Basel Miami 2010: Anya Ponorovskaya brings downtown New York to Miami’s Design District during Art Basel week. Her salon offers a gritty mix of high and low, martinis and hotdogs as well as established and emerging artists. â€œIt’s a spot to socialize and celebrate the essence of New York â€“ the meeting between peopleâ€ says Ms Ponorovskaya.
Her eponymous line of reversible silk dresses, cinched-waist coats, handbags and shoes are designed and produced in Manhattan where Ponorovskaya is based and has two boutiques â€œArt Basel week is our one-year anniversary in Miami’s Design District and I wanted to do something special to celebrate thatâ€ Ponorovskaya says. Downtown Salon is showcasing a radiant selection of contemporary New York City artists:
Richard Alvarez artworks are a celebration of women. Using pigment and glitter on glass, he produces sensualized busts of women with religious undertones. This image borrows from both high and low, looking as much like a scene from â€œAmerican Beautyâ€ as a depiction of St. Elizabeth of Hungary.
Barrie Cline’s body of silver work sculptures conjures up a cross between the film Metropolis and nature taking over – visceral, ceramic vessels, pushing their functionality and equilibrium to the limit and maintaining an interesting tension between the divisions of craft and art.
Downtown Salon also features:
Photography by Ani Berberian
Jewelry by Hollow Dancer
Illustrations by Erina Dempsey
Sculptural installation by Casey Zap
Live Music Performance by TBD