SCOPE Miami Beach 2015
Posted: Nov 15 2015
We are incredibly honored to be included in SCOPE Miami Beach's Juxtapoz Presents program again this year!
Now in its 4th edition, Juxtapoz Presents celebrates artwork that bends, blends and transcends genre. Featuring 17 innovative galleries, the Juxtapoz Presents program embodies the New Contemporary that is SCOPE’s hallmark and adds a singular dynamism to the Miami Beach 2015 show.
Thank you SCOPE and Juxtapoz for selecting us for this incredible feature!
If you will be in the Miami area for Art Basel Week, please visit us at SCOPE Miami Beach, Booth A11. Visit www.scope-art.com for more information.
F E A T U R E D A R T I S T S
Drew Leshko is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based artist. Working from observation and photographs, the artist painstakingly recreates everything from building facades to campers at a 1:12 scale. The scale is familiar for some viewers as standard dollhouse spec; the treatment to Leshko's work is widely different. The minute detail of his work includes city detritus such as dumpsters and pallets, which are commentary of the ideas of what is worth preserving. Accumulations of typically overlooked details and minutiae like acid rain deposits and rust become beautiful adornments.
Leshko’s work has been exhibited in Chicago, New York City, Delaware, Detroit, Indiana, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Houston, Los Angeles, and Miami. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Dean Collection (NYC), the Hosner Collection (LA), West Collection (Philadelphia), and Iron State Development’s corporate collection (Hoboken), and many private collections throughout the country.
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Artist Statement // My work is about the intersection of built environments and subterranean systems. I create drawings and sculptures of fantastical urban environments. Often inspired by dystopian and science fiction films, I combine recognizable architectural forms and impossible buildings to make diorama-esque works. Early Nintendo games, animations, and maps of caves helped shape my imagination and approach to drawing. The recent works in “Cool Shelter” explore the relationship between an overworld and underworld. Screen printed drawings and patterns on wood occupy the underground labyrinths with various stations, ladders, and wiring. Three-dimensional textures and two-dimensional façades blend together to create a layered industrial landscape.
Bio // Luke O’Sullivan was born in 1984 in Boston, MA. He received his MFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009 and a BFA from The Art Institute of Boston in 2006. He has exhibited in solo and group shows in Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, New York, and Philadelphia. He currently lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.
Luke O'Sullivan's work is part of the following permanent collections, as well as many additional individual collections:
• Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Print Collection
• Fidelity Investments, Smithfield RI, Corporate Collection
• Boston Public Library, Print Collection
• Art Institute of Boston, Print Collection
• Stock Restaurant LLC Collection
PAIGE SMITH (A COMMON NAME)
Paige Smith AKA A Common Name, is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer who lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Smith is most notable for creating “Urban Geode,” a street art series of sculptures that resemble geodes, made entirely of paper and resin casts.
Always interested in geology, Smith started to notice the nooks and crannies in the sides of buildings, walls, and abandoned phone booths within her community of the Historical Arts District (in Los Angeles). Seeing this as an opportunity to create, Smith took street-art to a whole new level.
Since beginning the project, she has created large-scale installations for well-known brands such as The Standard, Hollywood, The Viper Room, LALA Gallery, Soho House/Elyse Walker at Coachella, This is Story (Chelsea, NY), Keds, The Design Shop By Sauce (Dubai Design Week), and various projects for LA Canvas.
Bio // Hilary White creates three dimensional works using multiple mediums. While studying painting she continued to developed her love of wood working and has incorporated it into her practice of creating painted sculpture, and installation. She has participated in art fairs including SCOPE Miami Beach and has been in over 36 exhibitions including over nine solo exhibitions and has shown her work locally and internationally in Berlin, Hong Kong, and Mexico City.
Artist Statement // I’m a maker. Making manifests in the concrete, the tangible, the “known”. Making in order to construct theories of reality stemming from science, psychedelia, and the study of theology. Making to depict an experience of reality expressed through pop culture, kitsch, and monument. The act of making is an investigation into components of existence, the end result is a shadow, globular and stretched thin in the attempt to mimic the completeness of it’s predecessor. …and this is my starting point…the mystery of the “unmakable”…the contrast of the infinite and the finite, the spirit within the body.
The act of making for me is a study of faith, a wrestling within it’s framework. An awe developed from the history of Christ and his union of inter-dimensionality, humanity, and Spirit at work in the world. It is through making I attempt to express an eternal plane through the humble, electric, and whimsical artifact of “now”.
Using symbolism exploring Biblical text, diagrams from scientific hypothesis, and visual psychedelia produced by an influx of cultural influence seemingly aimed at searching for the “unknown” the work serves as a catalyst to further reflect upon topics of belief and wonder as intellectual and spiritual intersections between fact and faith.