10 Galleries To Look Out For at SCOPE
Ladies and gentleman, the most frantic contemporary art event of all is only minutes away. The prestigious SCOPE Miami Beach art fair, located on a wonderful beach at Ocean Drive, was opened yesterday, starting with its exclusive Platinum VIP Brunch and VIP & Press First View, and today opens its doors to the general public. Housed in its monumental pavilion, SCOPE Miami Beach will be welcoming nearly 40,000 visitors over the course of the next six days. Showcasing more than hundred of the world’s best contemporary galleries, thousands of artists will unveil new groundbreaking work during the largest art festival in the US. As part of our comprehensive coverage of Miami Art Week, Art Basel Miami Beach and SCOPE Miami Beach, today we bring you our selection of ten exceptional contemporary urban art galleries exhibiting at this year’s, 14th edition of SCOPE.
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Fifty24MX is a famous Mexico City based art gallery of international renown, passionately dedicated to promotion of young contemporary artists. Showcasing both Mexican and international talents, gallery’s rich roster includes acclaimed artists from the worlds of fine art, street art and graffiti, with an emphasis on cutting-edge exhibitions that offer original and trend-setting visual experiences. Partaking in the 2014 edition of SCOPE Miami Beach art fair, Fifty24MX gallery will be exhibiting highly respectable selection of fresh artworks created by some of its finest artists, including Saner, Miss Van and Curiot. Featured image is showing one of Curiot’s mesmerizing acrylic paintings, titled La Selva de su Palma, which those fortunate enough visitors of SCOPE art fair will be able to see and purchase.
Hashimoto Contemorary is a contemporary art gallery located in San Francisco’s dynamic Lower Nob Hill district, and focused on a eclectic core roster consisting of represented local and national artists. With monthly rotating exhibitions, gallery’s exceptional programming features a range of painting, sculpture and installation-based work. Its impeccable reputation of a trend-setting American contemporary art gallery ensures Hashimoto Contemporary’s regular participation in a variety of international art fairs in Miami, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. In SCOPE art fair’s booth H09, Hashimoto Contemporary will be exhibiting latest artworks created by renowned artists such as Joel Daniel Phillips, Shawn Huckins, Casey Weldon, Scott Scheidly, Handiedan, and Crystal Wagner. Image above shows one of Crystal Wagner’s breathtaking mixed media sculptures titled Spectrum: Bio Interloper I, and there is no doubt Wagner will be one of the artists to draw huge attention during Miami Art Week.
Inner State Gallery
Inner State Gallery is a premier contemporary and urban art gallery from Detroit, focused on working with established and emerging artists. Situated in a 10,000 square foot building located in Eastern Market, which houses two exhibition spaces, an artist residency program, a print studio and the gallery’s publishing company 1xRUN, ground breaking Inner State Gallery has exhibited the work of local artists Glenn Barr, Camilo Pardo and Tyree Guyton, as well as international street artists Nychos, Askew, Ben Frost and Meggs. During the 14th annual SCOPE Art Fair in Miami Beach, Inner State Gallery will organize three unique solo exhibitions by some of the finest American contemporary artists, including Detroit’s own Tyree Guyton, Naturel from Washington D.C. and Ryan McCann from Los Angeles. Featured imaged is of an extraordinary Ryan McCann’s limited edition sculpture Death to Shepard Fairey which will be exhibited at SCOPE fair’s booth C05.
Jonathan LeVine Gallery
Jonathan LeVine Gallery is a leading New York City based urban and street art gallery with a respectable track record of almost two decades. The gallery is widely praised for its great contribution to the exploration of underground culture which constantly challenges the conventions of canons trying to separate high an low culture. During the ongoing SCOPE Miami Beach art fair Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be exhibiting state-of-the art artworks by Dan Witz, New York City based street artist and realist painter and the pioneer of American street art movement, and EVOL stencil and street artist extraordinaire from Berlin, Germany. Image above shows EVOL’s mesmerizing mixed media piece titled Summer TV Classic, created with reclaimed cardboard and spray paint, which is to be showcased and offered for sale during the fair.
London based StolenSpace gallery is one of the most influential British urban art and street art galleries. Founded in 2006 it quickly gained huge international attention for its outstanding international roster of contemporary urban artists influenced by society’s prevailing subcultures. The gallery offers a wide selection of artworks by leading urban artists of our time, including names such as CYRCLE., Shepard Fairey, Cope2, Miss Van, Word To Mother, Maya Hayuk and D*Face. During SCOPE Miami Beach 2014 art fair StolenSpace gallery will be exhibiting artworks by D*Face, renowned and highly prolific contemporary urban and street artist from London, widely recognized by his eye-catching paintings of graphic shapes, bright colors and comic book images. Featured image is of D*Face’s exceptional mixed media piece titled Wall Hugger 1, collaged reclaimed street poster which is to be showcased at the fair.
Gauntlet Gallery is a hip modern art gallery from San Francisco, focused on creating an approachable and engaging platform for showcasing a variety of emerging and established artists in its minimalist interior. After it had opened its doors in the late 2012, located in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, Gauntlet Gallery quickly established itself as one of the leading contemporary art spaces in the thick of what is becoming the artistic epicenter of San Francisco. During the 2014 edition of SCOPE Miami Beach art fair Gauntlet Gallery will be showcasing artworks by Zofia Bogusz, acclaimed Polish painter, living and working in New York City, widely recognized for her peculiar paintings of lone women, bold animals and dramatic landscapes, as seen on our featured image showing Zofia’s piece titled Cold Sun.
Vertical Gallery is a renowned urban and contemporary art gallery from Chicago. Established in 2013 in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village neighborhood, Vertical Gallery focuses on work influenced by urban environments, street art, pop culture, graphic design and illustration. The gallery is also strongly dedicated to consulting on creating new collections, corporate collections, and secondary market artwork. In Vertical Gallery’s SCOPE booth. visitors will have a great opportunity to come face to face with some of the world’s finest urban and street art artworks. The gallery will be showcasing cutting-edge pieces created by renowned urban art names, such as British street artists Copyright and My Gog Sighs, Dutch painter and illustrator Collin Van Der Sluijs and Chicago based street artist Tiptoe.
Wunderkammern is a highly popular contemporary art gallery from Rome, Italy which shows excellence in promoting the most innovative research of contemporary art in its different forms and languages. The gallery specializes in street, public and relational art and ever since it was founded back in 1998, it has greatly contributed to developing public and street art throughout the city. During SCOPE of 2014 Wunderkammern gallery will be showcasing artworks created by international emerging, mid-career and established artists it represents, including Dan Witz, famous American street artist and realist painter, and Aakash Nihalani, exceptional New York based artist, praised for his extraordinary works that capture motion and space through varied media such as sculpture and painting, or by interactive means.
Mighty Tanaka is a renowned urban art gallery located in Brooklyn, New York. Gallery’s highly popular curated events, exhibitions and special projects, passionately devoted to the advancement of breakthrough forms of art, demonstrate the range and breadth of the artistic representations driven by urban expressionism. During SCOPE Miami Beach art fair Mighty Tanaka gallery will be showcasing selection of some of the finest paintings, illustrations and sculptures, created by both emerging and established artists, including names like American artist glassmaker Zach Puchowitz, and famous Austrian graffiti and urban artist NYCHOS. Featured image shows NYCHOS’ piece titled Dissection of Doberman which is to be exhibited in Mighty Tanaka booth at SCOPE.