02 December, 2013

Our Picks: What to see at Art Basel (updates!)

Our picks for Art Basel Miami 2013 (so far!)


We're pretty excited that we'll be experiencing Art Basel in Miami Beach again this year. It's been a few years since FriendsWithYou did Rainbow City, and since Alex McLeod showed his wares. After an amazing trip to Los Angeles hanging with Paul Reubens, visiting the FriendsWithYou Studios, and Pretty in Plastic HQ we wanted to keep the momentum going. 


So here we go!


Things we're excited about, we won't be missing them so we don't think you should either. People who inspire us, should inspire you. 


FriendsWithYou Somewhere Over the Rainbow at Mondrian

Welcome to Somewhere Over the Rainbow, a colorful experience meant to transcend the viewer to an enhanced state of happiness and self-healing. The installation is a physical manifestation of the Rainbow Spectrum- transforming ideas and emotion into a colorful, translucent, toy-like inflatable world that will colorize the environment and its participants. Each piece is a symbolic reference to the human emotional spectrum. With each color corresponding to a different emotion, varying in meaning upon each visitor’s personal circumstances, the viewer is urged to reflect on one’s inner state. An iconic concept often seen in FriendsWithYou’s work, the viewer can experience the cycle naturally occurring in a color spectrum and how that connects to our emotions. Inspired by the Light and Space Movement of the 60’s and 70’s, FWY explores geometric shapes and how the use of light can affect the environment and our perception. In connection with West Coast minimalist artists such as James Turrell, John McCracken and Helen Pashgian, FWY encourages the viewer to move around the installation and see how these works shift in understanding as one changes perspective. At times seeming as solid forms and at others to be dissolving into the environment, the totems are meant to not only alter space but also influence feeling.

Opening Reception:  Thursday, Dec. 5th- 2-8pm

RSVP: events@paulkasmingallery.com


Poolside at Mondrian South Beach- 1100 West Avenue- Miami Beach, FL 33139 - Tel 305 514 1500

Somewhere Over the Rainbow is a commission work made possible by Mondrian South Beach. Generous support is provided by Paul Kasmin Gallery, NYC and Paper Magazine. It is on view until Wednesday, January 15th, 2014. 



Join Grey Area for

Yoga with FriendsWithYou

Saturday, December 7th

11am - 2pm

For a Session of  - Music Magic Healing Meditation

Poolside at Mondrian South Beach - 1100 West Avenue - Miami Beach

With support by lululemon athletica, Vita Coco, Voss, & OnJuice - Please RSVP at www.greyarea.eventbrite.com

Art Fairs

Scope - http://scope-art.com/shows/basel-2013/

Scott Hove 

One of our favourite artists, the amazing Scott Hove will be showing his work at Spoke Art's Booth at Scope Miami Beach. 
We'll be trying to spend as much time with him as possible because his work is amazing. 

Adam Wallacavage - Parlor Gallery

An incredibly dark and magical artist who crafts octopus like chandeliers and opulance.

Peter Gronquist will showing in booth H03. Another amazing favourite. 


PULSE - http://pulse-art.com/

Jen Stark! - Martha Otero Gallery 

See Jen Stark's masterful paper magic in person. 

A visit by Jonathan Levine's Gallery booth is a must 

Miami Project - http://www.miami-project.com/miami

A visit to see Joshua Liner Gallery's booth to catch a glimpse of a Kris Kuksi piece  


Also a very special event happening all through the week at Basel - The Newsstand The Standard Hotel

11am-11pm daily

Shout out to our pal Xavier Burt at All Day Every Day 


Suggestions? Additions? Arguments? Get at us @AmyMiranda @Lunch_inc

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