Wednesday, December 10, 2008

It Aint Fair @ O.H.W.O.W. in Miami

It Ain't Fair brought together a collective gestalt of creative forces emerging from New York of all places. Featuring an all-hip cast of artists, curators, and diletantes, the opening night was the place to be on Tuesday night (12.2.2008), ending with a raucous performance by A.R.E. Weapons.

O.H.W.O.W. is a new exhibition space off the beaten path in the Wynwood district. Located in a black and white striped warehouse, this huge space envisions itself as the new epicenter of the Miami art landscape. Run by Aaron Bondaroff (A-Ron) and Al Moran, O.H.W.O.W. brings together the worlds of art, publications, music, and fashion, not unlike the multidisciplinary program embraced by Deitch Projects.

It Ain't Fair offers the composite efforts of Kathy Grayson, Terence Koh's A.S.S., Tim Barber, Picture Box, and Peres Projects, along with a host of other contributors. Each night at the space featured other musical perfromances and screenings. Highlights of this show include a massive wall relief by Ara Peterson, video by Ben Jones, a choice Dearraindrop painting, and a human scaled drawing by Aurel Schmidt. We're looking forward to next year's manifestation.
Xu Han Wei's Michael Jackson sculpture
Kathy Grayson walking towards Eddie Martinez sculpture

NECKFACE, still haunted by demons

Detail of Ara Peterson's epic wall relief
Kathy Grayson's glitched out paintings

Scott Campbell's lazercut currency

Prints by Mat Brinkman
Taylor McKimmons's cluster

Brian Kenny
Todd James' drawing

Ben Jones Video

Naeem texting everyone who is not at the party

Grolsh all day, urry day
The bouncers were serious
A.R.E. Weapons performance, Ben Jones projectionsPat drinkin that Campari straight up