MIconic (Basel exhibition) at YO Space 12/2/12-12/16/12

MIconic (Basel exhibition)
December 2 at 6:00pm until December 16 at 11:00pm
Yo Space
294 NE 62nd St
Miami, Florida 33138
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Not wanting to swim in the overcrowded pool of events, art fairs and gallery openings that Art Basel weekend has become, we’re diving straight into our Basel exhibition the weekend following our monthly Average Joe Art Sale with the opening of our Basel exhibition titled, “mIconic.”

As the name suggests, we decided to make our first ever Art Basel exhibition an ode to the city we love so much. Local and international artists alike will deliver their spins on classic (aka iconic) Miami images, covering everything from the Coppertone Girl, flamingos, hurricanes, Miami Vice and way too many more to list here.

The opening party will be held on the evening of the 2nd and feature a live performance by one of our favorite local bands, Arboles Libres.

We can’t go into too much more detail at this point as certain elements are still being finalized, but we’ll be putting out another press release next week with more information.

Artists on deck so far:
-Kazilla: Miami Vice
-Vince Herrera: College mascots
-Eleazar Delgado: Miami environment/history
-Alex Yanes: Flamingo
-Dorandy Mercado: Art Deco
-Ulises Baine: Scarface
-Ernesto Kunde: Miami architecture/landmarks
-JNGL: Miami mashup
-Rei Ramirez: Wade/James
-Lorraine Boogich: Miami architecture/environment
-Courtney Mitchell: Freedom Tower
-Ivan Roque: Miami Hip Hop

Possible subjects include: Scarface; Miami Vice; Art Deco/Miami achitecture; Ultra music fest; those classic beach Lifeguard towers; Dan Marino; Coppertone girl; Sports teams (Dolphins, Heat, Marlins, Panthers and/or college teams); Marina penit; RC Cola Factory; Rick Ross; Britto; Lebron and/or big 3; Bacardi Building; Gloria Estephan; Lenny Kravitz; Hurricane Andrew/hurricanes in general; 195, 395, Miami skyline downtown or Miami Beach; Oranges; Tikki bars; Key West; Stiltsville; Cocaine Cowboys; Churchill’s Pub; the Biltmore; Viscaya; Everglades; Coral Castle; Freedom Tower; Metro Mover; Jai Alai; Orange Bowl

Again these are just examples of the kinds of subjects we’re looking for, feel free to submit your own ideas. To be considered for the show please e-mail a brief description of the piece you’re interested in doing (or a picture if it’s already made) to: yuval@yo-miami.com

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