Scope Miami Beach 2021 had some new galleries and some that have shown there for years. The show is a lynchpin of Art Week.
Katharine Story works out of Laguna Beach, California bridging the gap between couture and fine art. The pieces in the middle of her booth are clothing to be sure but they are not to be worn but displayed (for one you'd likely need to be nine feet tall to wear them). The clothes around the sides are the wearing kind of clothing. A single example of her work is below the group shot.
Her art, and this is art, is unique. Not all that long ago textiles were not considered fine art. Tattoo artists and graffiti artists were derided. Now they are embraced and shown alongside painting, sculpture. Just because something is functional doesn't mean it isn't art.
The first image is work from a recent group exhibition by Orlando, based artist, Clifton Chandler.
The flowered pieces below are by Meagherr and are both made of repurposed skateboard decks. The one that looks less like a skateboard, Morphos on Daisies, sells for $500. These pieces are beautiful.
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The former showed Idris Habib's Chinua. The subtlety he represents black skin and black features is subtle and masterful. He is an artist whose work you can recognize from across the room, like (but obviously different from) Kandinsky or Picasso. He is unique.
Moses Zibor's piece, also shown by The Contemporayr Art Modern Project, captures the attention partly with the theme. What is going on here? Any painting that can make you ask that question is already a success.
Porkchop's work was shown by Parlor Gallery (Asbury Park). When you first see it you may also ask yourself a question; is this what would happen if the Pope formed a black metal band? (a development that should be encouraged). If an interview ever comes to pass? This may be the first question.