• Works by Erik Minter installed at the RC2 Gallery

    In discussing Erik Minter’s artwork, we turn to the writing of Clement Greenberg. In Greenberg’s writing, Avant-Garde and Kitsch, he discusses the duality of these two dichotomies (avant-garde and kitsch)—neither of absolutes, but orbiting on separate ellipses in the art world. We are reminded of this essay while we review Minter’s exploratory background: from working on Matthew Barney's final Cremaster 3 film series and his subsequent Guggenheim retrospective to helping design Paula Hayes’ Silicone planters, and unique experiences like assisting Tom Otterness in his studio, and creating 3-D sculptural processes for some of David Zwirner’s gallery artists. All in a day’s work of a top-notch preparator and designer, but where does the artist role begin and the designer dissolve? These two roles are seen as orbiting around the figure Minter, himself. One needs the other to survive, to flourish and to develop…conflicting manifestations dueling for reins on creative expression. 

  • Reflection and Shadow

    Paula Rivas and Christian Wloch
    Rivas Wloch's "Quasar" white, reflective arcylic nylon and kinetic device
    Quasar by Paula Rivas and Christian Wloch

    Paula Rivas and Christian Wloch’s kinetic light sculptures deal with fractions of the world invisible to the naked eye– the atomic particle realm of light and its properties observed in conventional environments through normal human interaction and our circumstantial but limited optic abilities.

  • "Thunder Light" mirror-polished stainless steel sculpture by artist Helidon Xhixha
    HELIDON XHIXHA, Thunder Light, 2012, Mirror-polished stainless steel, 157.48 x 78.74 x 39.37 inches (400 x 200 x 100 cm)

    By popular demand, Helidon Xhixha’s sculptures from the our Miami Art Week events remain on view at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort.

  • Helidon Xhixha
    Helidon Xhixha

    Congratulations to artist Helidon Xhixha, one of 11 artists invited to participate in the Syrian Arab Republic Pavilion’s “Origins of Civilization” exhibition at the 56th Venice Biennale.