PATRICIA SWEETOW GALLERY is pleased to announce our participation in PULSE MIAMI 2015 with five distinguished artists.
Gail Wight is Associate Professor in the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University where she teaches Experimental Media Arts. Her work has been exhibited internationally, in venues including the Natural History Museum in London; the National Art Museum of China in Beijing; Cornerhouse, Manchester; and Foxy Productions in NYC. Wightʼs art has been featured in Art & Science Now by Stephen Wilson; Ingeborg Reichleʼs Kunst aus dem Labor and Art in the Age of Technoscience; Sherry Turkleʼs Evocative Objects; thing world: International Triennial of New Media Art edited by Zhang Ga and Fan Diʼan; Kunst nach der Wissenschaft by Susanne Witzgall and the forthcoming Bioart by William Myers, as well as many other books and catalogs. Wight was nominated a Visionary Pioneer of Media Art by Ars Electronica in 2014.
Gail Wight’s confidence in conceiving projects that conflate art and science are easily matched by her wit and humor. On view at PULSE Miami, The Hexapodarium, an ingenious project of transmogrified fly wings collected from succumbed household flies. Using classic botanical portraiture as a guide Wight restructures this detritus into complex, breathtaking botanical species. Lawrence Wecschler, director emeritus of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU, and former staff writer for The New Yorker is writing about The Hexapodarium in an upcoming publication.
Markus Linnenbrink’s recent commission, a 7 x 90 foot resin painting in the renovated lobby of 75 Rockefeller Plaza is a significant addition to the landscape of New York. The February 2016 installation will be around the corner from MOMA and part of a growing list of notable permanent installations and collections. Linnenbrink paintings are unrivaled in their inventive mastery of material, process and color. His resin works are poured, pooled and brushed with cumulative layers of opaque and translucent pigments, often employing layers of submerged associations through photography or underpaintings. Linnenbrink’s is in over 50 public collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; UCLA Hammer Museum; The Hague Ministry of Culture, the Netherlands; Museum Neue Galerie, Kassel; Museum Katharinenhof, Kranenburg; Kunsthalle Recklinghausen. PSG will exhibit poured resin paintings, both drilled and drip, along with a collaboration with architect Nick Gelpi during PULSE Miami
At PULSE Miami, PSG will introduce stools designed and fabricated by Nick Gelpi the Design Principal and Founder of GELPI Projects, Miami Beach, Florida. The 15 x 17 x 18 inch stools are a collaboration by Nick Gelpi and Markus Linnenbrink. Nick Gelpi’s proposal The Wynwood Greenhouse was recently named first place winner in the 2014 international design competition for Wynwood Gateway Park in Miami Florida. The influential website CURBED awarded Nick Gelpi a Curbed National Young Guns Award in 2014, naming him one of the top ten young designers in the U.S., across all design fields. In 2013 he was awarded first place for Table Distortions, an eighteen foot digitally fabricated table, on view at the Wolfsonian Museum in Miami Beach; and in 2007 he was awarded an R&D Award, by ARCHITECT Magazine for his work with Steven Holl on the Riddled Furniture series. This year Gelpi received an AIA Honor Award of Excellence from the AIA Miami chapter, for his built pavilion, titled “HOUSE PAINT,” a design collaboration with German artist Markus Linnenbrink.
Melissa Gwyn, Associate Professor at University of California Santa Cruz has been working at the intersection of art and science with her lush oil on panel paintings. Her idiosyncratic paintings draw upon the detail of Netherlandish painting and the sensual materiality of Abstract Expressionism. Choosing to withdraw from the gallery environment for well over a decade Gwyn focused on prestigious museum and university exhibitions. PSG is proud to include her work in PULSE Miami.
After receiving her MFA from Yale University in 1989, Melissa Gwyn lived and worked in New York. After moving to California, Gwyn joined the University of California Santa Cruz in 2002 where she is an Associate Professor. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, receiving reviews from Art Forum, Time Out New York, Village Voice, Art News, and The New York Times. Gwyn has been a visiting artist and/or presenter at Emory University, University of Southern California, UC Davis, Carnegie Mellon, The Tang Museum at Skidmore College, The Palmer Museum at Penn State and other institutions.
Kim Anno is Professor of Painting and Drawing at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco. As an educator and strong arbiter in the arts, she presented Rearranging Abstraction at the College Art Association in Los Angeles, an exploration of abstraction outside the canon of modernism. Additionally, she co-directed Rising Tide: The Arts and Ecological Ethics Conference, held at California College of the Arts, San Francisco, and Stanford University. Her second book with poet Anne Carson, The Albertine Work Out, has recently been released. Recent articles and interviews include the fall issue of Sierra Magazine and the Utne Reader by Laura Braun. During PULSE Miami viewers will see a recent series of paintings based on altered J.M.W. Turner engravings (1878), silk-screened on aluminum and wood panels, further changed from the original by Anno’s painterly interventions.
Anno’s grants and fellowships include University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Paula and Edwin Sidman Visiting Humanities Fellowship; Eureka Fellowship, Fleishhacker Foundation; California Arts Council Residency Fellowship for American Violence Art Project; St. Benedict’s Press Artists’ Book Commission for The Mirror of Simple Souls with poet Anne Carson; Gerbode Foundation Purchase Award; Creative Work Fund Grant, Walter and Elise Haas Foundation; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fellowship at Yaddo Corporation; Western States Federation/National Endowment for the Arts Regional Fellowship. Collections include San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; University of California, Berkeley Art Museum; Brooklyn Museum, New York; Columbia University Butler Rare Books Library, New York; Oakland Museum of California Art, Oakland; Harriet Tubman Museum, Georgia; St. John’s University, Minnesota; Kresge Museum, Michigan State University; Arizona State University; and many others.
Laura Corallo Titus has been quietly painting for decades after receiving her MFA from Claremont University. In 2004 she began working in seclusion, while raising two sons. Her recent paintings celebrate her re-emergence and ongoing growth as a painter. The paintings are confident and resolved, resulting in recent public acquisitions.
This December the fair will return to its oceanfront home at Indian Beach Park with an airy layout and new dates, opening Tuesday, December 1 and closing on Saturday, December 5, 2015. At PULSE you’ll discover two adjoining pavilions housing a tightly-curated selection of more than 80 national and international exhibitors, representing work by over 200 artists.
PULSE Miami Beach is located at Collins Avenue and 46th Street right next to the Eden Roc Hotel and with direct access from the beach and boardwalk. Visit http://pulse-art.com/ for further information.
PULSE Miami 2015 / Indian Beach Park / 4601 Collins Avenue / Miami Beach, FL 33140
Dates: Tuesday – Saturday / December 1 – 5 PULSE 2015 CLOSES SATURDAY @ 7PM
Times and additional information: http://pulse-art.com/miami/visitors/
VIP INVITATIONS: VIP passes provide complimentary admission for two to the Private Preview Brunch on Tuesday, December 1, 1-4pm as well as unlimited access to the fair and VIP Lounge during all public hours. INVITATIONS ARE LIMITED
DAY PASSES: Complimentary admission for one person to the fair during any public hours (one time use only). DAY PASSES ARE LIMITED