Marloe Gallery (Brooklyn) will be showing work by a variety of artists at Aqua Art Miami in the Aqua Hotel, 1530 Collins Ave.,Miami Beach. The fair, which runs from November 30 to December 4, 2022, returns for the first time since the Covid 19 pandemic screwed up, well, everything. Aqua Art Fair takes over the Aqua Hotel and the rooms are the "booths." It is one of the shows that largely focuses on contemporary art.
Marloe Gallery has a rather eclectic collection of art. Chuck Loesner, founder of the gallery, says that this is intentional. There is no "school" or style they particularly represent. There are artists who create abstract pieces, representational pieces and, here and there, figurative work.
"My taste is kind of all over the place, but the common theme that runs through all of it is precision," says Loesner. "I like my art to be precise. And more often than not without people in it."
"Words don't really do justice to the beauty and complexity of our proprietary curation algorithm, so let's just say we want every fair booth to reflect our signature blend of representational/abstract/figurative work, and there's kind of a rotation based on whose turn it is to be in a given fair." he says.
You probably should take this to mean you need to SEE the art.
Loesner started the gallery in 2019 but went to Miami Art Week in 2018 to scout fairs.
"The things I liked the most about Aqua as an attendee were one, it's fun and two, it's manageable. It's so easy to get overwhelmed at the bigger fairs, to the point where you can't really see anything after a certain point," says Loesner. "But at Aqua, the courtyard gives you a little bit of a break each time you leave a room. As a gallerist, I really liked the fact that almost everyone I talked to said something like 'We love this fair, we come every year'."
This is a general reaction to Aqua Art Fair (and Ink Miami).
Loesner describes himself as a "recovering lawyer" and provides a solid reason for collectors to look over the artists he represents.
"By supporting the gallery, you're not just supporting the artists and bringing beauty into your life, you're helping to limit the number of attorneys in the world. Everybody wins!" he says.