Aside from Art Basel’s “Sold-Sold-Sold” headlines, the Palm Beach-Miami real estate/art axis held its various annual gatherings. These events were highlighted by Beth Rudin DeWoody’s Bunker Artspace exhibition curated by Thelma Golden & Anne Pasternak, and the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, where Miami’s veteran art collector Martin Z. Margulies showcased several recent imports along with Selections from the Elizabeth Margulies Collection. As much as Elizabeth Margulies, MZM’s’ daughter and well-versed NYC art consultant, and DeWoody’s preferences may appear as distant as Polaroids and Instagrams, their perspectives give the NYC-LA-SOFLA Triangle added gravity and dimension.
Despite the pandemic pause, supply-chain shortages, blockchain and bitcoin blips, gastronomical grocery $$$, and crypto’s latest speed bump, there were no shortages of objet d’ art to be found anywhere in South Florida this past week. And with additional bespoke art storage warehouses under construction in Allapattah and West Palm Beach, hopefully these venues will also offer onsite exhibition galleries. Perfect.
Here is a glance at scenes from the recent Palm Beach-Miami Beach aesthetic convergence.
12.03.2022 The Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody The Bunker Artspace – WPB East Gallery – First Floor
Beyond the East Gallery, co-curators Laura Dvorkin and Maynard Monrow have composed several areas, including Matter & Form, an exhibition of ceramics and textiles, as well as various thematic spaces, such as Film Noir, Tiny Giants, (No) Smoking, and Holidaze. In the courtyard, along with curated food trucks, installation-based visual artist Randy Palumbo’s parked Bunker, 2021, a repurposed military communications bunker transformed into a meditative cave, one of his latest interactive, site-specific interventions.
Alexandre Diop @ Spinello Projects Allapattah Arts District – MIA
Studio 1608 Gallery 1608 South Dixie Highway – WPB
At Studio 1608’s seasonal opener, I was keen on the work of Bob Hiemstra and North End resident Kathleen Carbonara as well as Steve Johnson’s pictorial medleys.
Andrea Taylor-Brochet @ Via Mizner
In between Art, it was a pleasure having a rendezvous with Andrea Taylor-Brochet. Andrea’s grandfather Maurice Fatio was among Palm Beach’s revered architects; her grandmother, author Eleanor Chase, a best-selling novelist during the 1920s. Her stay, much too brief. She promises to return in March.
Margulies Collection at the WAREhOUSE 591 NW 27th Street – MIA
Selections from the Elizabeth Margulies Collection
Art @ The Royal
Liu Wei @ White Cube NYC-London-Paris-Hong Kong-WPB