X Contemporary 2015 12/1/15 – 12/6/15

X Contemporary 2015
xcontemporary December 1 | VIP vernissage, 5-10 p.m.
December 2 | Open to the public, 12-9 p.m.
December 3 | Open to the public, 12-9 p.m.
December 4 | Open to the public, 12-9 p.m.
December 5 | Open to the public, 12-9 p.m.
December 6 | Open to the public, 12-6 p.m.
240-252 NW 25th St.
Miami, FL 33127
Single Day $10
Single Day PLUS $20
Run of Show $25

X Contemporary is a contemporary art fair established in 2015 under the direction of Matthew Eck with a focus on galleries and cultural institutions who promote the work of emerging and mid career artists.

Opening in the Wynwood district, across from Wynwood Walls, the 28,000 square foot art fair will feature a selection of major exhibitions and over 27 exhibitors from the US, Europe and South America. The art fair will emphasize a crossover between postwar and contemporary art in specially curated projects that add depth to the fair’s exhibitions, while considering the art historic importance of the trends and cultural influences impacting artists today.

X Contemporary is excited to highlight a few key exhibitions presented at the fair, as special projects that will enrich attendee’s experiences with curated, survey and retrospective style shows.

Michael Klein Arts LLC will present, Grace Hartigan 1960-1965, The Perry Collection, an exhibition of paintings and collages that represent Hartigan’s Abstract Expressionist style as it evolved in the early 1960s. Hartigan was a key innovator amongst painters of the New York School and was the only female artist included in the traveling exhibit T he New American Painting, designed to introduce European audiences to American art. The variety of paintings in this anticipated exhibition will highlight Hartigan’s style of vivid color and texture painted on a large scale. The fair will provide the perfect opportunity to reintroduce Hartigan’s work to a professional audience of dealers, curators and critics. After its exhibition at X Contemporary, the collection will tour to other institutions both in the US and abroad.

Pamela Willoughby, an art consultant based in New York City and East Hampton that has served as an advisor to many respected contemporary collections, will showcase her expertise in post modern, contemporary and emerging art. Presenting iconic handmade postcard collages created by JeanMichel Basquiat early in his career, alongside work by renowned UK based mural artist, Hush, Willoughby Art Advisory will give viewers the opportunity to consider the genesis of street art incorporation into the New York gallery scene and its global evolution through today. This thought provoking range of work w ill also include work b y artists P eter Dayton, Dora Frost and photography by the artistic team Cyril Christo & Marie Wilkinson.

Castle Fitzjohns Gallery presents the original Pop Shop sign, painted by Keith Haring for the Lafayette St. gallery in 1986. The 10 panel Pop Shop Sign conceived and executed by Keith Haring in collaboration with Andre Charles extended across and around the building during its renovation beginning in the winter of 1986. The sign was made from an original sketch drawn by Haring and served as a temporary placard until it was removed from the building in the fall of 1987. At the time of its removal by the City of New York, artist Robin Van Arsdol acquired it for his private collection where it has remained ever since. It has been exhibited internationally and was featured in Germany in 2010 and and was then sent to an exhibition at the Russian State Art Museum in Moscow in May 2011.

TIMEBAG, the independently organized artist project based in Colombia, will present a survey of work by emerging, midcareer and established Colombian artists, titled Colombia N.O.W. T his project curated by Carlos Uribe, Gabriel Mario Vélez and Maria Luisa Vélez, invites a public discussion on the country and culture of Colombia today. In this dynamic exhibition, the artists reflect on several social, political and emotional landscapes of a contemporary Colombia. The presentation will include works by artists, Libia Posada, Jesús Abad Colorado, Fredy Alzate, Juan Raúl Hoyos, Víctor Garcés, Paulo Licona, Harold Ortiz, Juan David Henao, Sara Herrera, Juan Obando, and José Moreno.

International artist network, Berlin Collective works to connect artists with new exhibiting and collaborating opportunities. The group’s presentation at X Contemporary will include works by artists Eric Slayton, Elena Lyakir and Javier Barrera. I n presenting these works together, the comparison becomes relevant to understanding each artist’s journey and discovery. The selection highlights bold work by Eric Slayton and the addition to his G ravity Collection. As well as, new work by artist Eleana Lyakin, titled City Parks Romance. The presentation will also showcase a intaglio prints series by Javier Barrera, in which the artist uses hybrid forms of traditional and digital printmaking.

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