Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Miami: Part 2 (Scope, Nope)
fair was a huge disappointment this year. Unfortunately, this is the second year in a row
. First and foremost, it was impossible to find. Yes, I know that it was in a massive white tent, but for some reason the Scope fair advertised itself as being located at 3055 N. Miami Ave. For those of us walking up N. Miami Ave., 3055 was a giant dirt lot. There weren't any signs directing us to the entrance. I was not the only person wandering aimlessly up an down N. Miami Ave, between 31st and 29th, helplessly searching for 30th street.
It was schlocky--is that even a word?? Well, it was. More specifically, it felt unfocused. Many of the dealers' desk areas were covered in folios, books, and ric-rac. While I loved Maya Huyuk's mural (you can see a glimpse of the rainbow wall painting in the shot above), the "art fair" seemed to mutate into a "craft fair" as you walked from the front to the back of the tent. The last row's walls were covered with scarves, t-shirts, and specialty wallpaper.
Not that there's anything wrong with specialty wallpaper. I just wish that Scope didn't brand itself as an "Art Show".
Umm, methinks someone else agreed with my sentiments about this fair...because it certainly looks as if Scope's Google tagline has been hacked. No?? (Why do I feel like Bert Rodriguez
did not have anything to do with this?)
One tragic example. I won't even name names. Overhung, overdone...
On the other hand:
to Jen Stark
(at Carol Jazzar Gallery's booth) for the best work I saw at Scope. Some shots are below.
Stay tuned for more of my Miami rundown...
TAGS: artfairs / miami