Art Basel Miami 2017 - Polaroid Originals partnered with Juxtapoz Magazine and Adidas Skateboarding on the Juxtapoz Club House and Urban Nation Artist Dinner. The clubhouse was a complete takeover of a iconic 3-story department store in Downtown Miami. The exhibition included art installations, murals, and site-specific projects alongside a special Adidas Showcase and featured the works by the likes of Shepard Fairey, Conor Harrington, Ron English, Low Bros, Jillian Evelyn, Alex Yanes, and Parker Day. We captured and shared the event with Polaroid Originals, creating a tangible memory for visitors.
WIFE is an all-sensory theatrical experience born of Los Angeles-based artists Jasmine Albuquerque, Kristen Leahy and Nina McNeely.
Her creations combine surrealist animations through digital projection mapping, sculpture, music and costumes, using movement and dance as the vehicle for storytelling.
In "The Passengers," a hybrid poem-performance set in an altered, semi-futuristic landscape, WIFE explores the cycle of life and death, and the mystical unions that are found beyond the body.
We are not the vessel. We are the passengers.
Director: Benjy Russelll
Featuring: WIFE (Jasmine Albuquerque, Kristen Leahy, Nina McNeely)
Natology is happy to announce the first collaboration with Futra! This Thursday June 26, 2014, Natology presents Psudo & Morph, featuring Jos McKain’s solo piece ‘Oxidation’ with visuals by new media artist Lindsay Scoggins.
Pseudo & Morph presents a meditative performance on the devolution of the human body and its ability to shift into an amorphous state. This meditation is intended to diffuse gender pairing, silhouetting a nude male (McKain) and juxtaposed against Scoggins’ signature video installation. The ideas center on replication as a form of evolution, both intellectually and socially.
First the art becomes you, then you become the art.
Los Angeles artist and friend Emily J Snyder gave me LIFE with her Jerome Rousseau collaboration. Each pair is custom and handmade by Snyder with 7000+ beads including coral, freshwater pearls, vintage Czech crystals and a whole lot of love. Totally worth more than the $6,500 price tag. Wearable sculpture and a dream come true in the form of a shoe that fits like a glove...and shines like the sun.
Natology is proud to be a part of Downtown Los Angeles' newest art auction house BID27LA. Inspired by 27 Rue de Fleurus, Gertrude Stein’s famous art salons of the nineteen twenties, Bid27 serves as a single destination for discovering culturally progressive art while providing informative mentorship for artists and purchasing guidance for collectors. In the spirit of creative movements and the current shift in paradigm, this marks another evolution for contemporary art and its patrons.
BID27 launched its inaugural auction on Thursday April 17th, 2014 at Think Tank Gallery, bringing with it a new platform that enhances support for our creative community. With 10% of all proceeds donated to MCLA (Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles) and a group exhibition featuring a spectrum of painting aesthetic, BID27 introduced the art auction to Downtown LA. This once marginalized arena broke boundaries of how an art auction functions, its audience, and the works. For the first time, BID27LA auctioned the experience of an ephemeral performance featuring YOZMIT's Skywalker, a teleportation into the expansion of self. Framed through Future Eyes, YOZMIT's private performance shifted the dimensions of an auction and the experience of contemporary art. BID27 will host auctions once a month, for more information please visit bid27.com & save the date for May 15, 2014.
Earlier this month Natology announced the Austrian art collective Perfekt World's group exhibition Cash Cans & Cocaine, where an installation of confiscated objects examined the juxtaposition of Miami's drug-ridden past and art-infused present. In a scene suggesting the aftermath of a drug raid, Perfekt World finalized their three-month Fountainhead residency with a two day group show featuring the city's most recognized bad asses. Alongside George Sanchez Calderon, Michael Vasquez, Andrew Nigon, Typoe, and Asif Farooq, Natology artist Jessy Nite presented her pill-typography piece Roll Model and white powder line works, Controlled Substances #1-6, conspicuously peeping out of black duffel bags. In a community notorious for its drug war, I propose we redefine Miami's notoriety by buying art not cocaine.
Photos by Maria Krasa
Natology artists Lindsay Scoggins & Francesco LoCastro will be featured at the LA ART SHOW JANUARY 15 - 19th. Scoggins was commissioned by FADA (Fine Arts Dealers Association) to create a live video video piece of her audience. LoCastro is a featured artist in the Little Topia exhibition with Thinkspace Gallery.
Natology is happy to support the Austrian art collective Perfekt World's upcoming exhibition CASH CANS & COCAINE. Exploring Miami’s most recognized commodities, Perfekt World presents a drug-raid-installation with confiscated works by Jessy Nite, Typeo, Andrew Nigon, George Sanchez-Calderon, Michael Vasquez, and more. The group exhibition concludes Perfekt World’s experience in Miami during and after ABMB, while at Fountainhead Residency.
CASH CANS & COCAINE presents the interplay between Miami’s cocaine past and its present place as a global destination in contemporary art. Through the interchange of drugs vs. art, the artists question whether the city’s current substance of choice will provide a high that last long enough to seal its legacy in art history.
FRIDAY JAN 11TH & SAT JAN 12TH
2301 N MIAMI AVE | MIAMI, FL
7:30PM - 10:30PM
Natology artist Francesco LoCastro brought his signature Miami palette to its sandy beaches this year with a solo installation at Scope Art Fair, while his Geo Scarves launched exclusively at the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). LoCastro, who represents the steady progression and presence of a lifelong visionary, greeted the week of Art Basel Miami / Miami Art Week with subtle geometric undertones in two of the its most significant locations. His work, which presents the kaleidoscopic interpretations of structure through layers, shapes, and enamel has taken an evolutionary step into the world of fashion. LoCastro’s latest venture is in creating textile prints of his most iconic pieces, further expanding the way we experience contemporary art.