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A Guide to Miami’s Contemporary Art Gallery scene

A Guide to Miami’s Contemporary Art Gallery scene

September 26, 2017

One River Point’s bespoke condominiums allow an unparalleled opportunity for curated, luxury living. The design of each living space boasts ideal vistas and dedicated displays designed for the collector of art, sculpture, and design. At One River Point, as part of the Sky Club members package, resident’s are provided with art advisory and curatorial services, working to infuse residences with art, and fashion a unique imprint of personal taste and aesthetics.

Where better to expand your collection and artistic horizons than the premiere art galleries of Miami? With galleries located in the area surrounding One River Point and in the nearby gallery epicenter the Wynwood District, there is an opportunity to survey a diverse selection of art with unparalleled convenience.

As with Miami’s cultural scene, the contemporary art gallery scene is expansive. To help navigate your forays into this ecosystem, explore these must-visit galleries in close proximity to One River Point.

  1. MAMAN Fine Art Gallery – Miami

Vik Muñiz, Pastorales Tahitiennes

Vik Muñiz, Pastorales Tahitiennes, after Paul Gauguin (from Pictures of Pigment), 2005 offered by MAMAN Fine Art Gallery – Miami

The only United States outpost of this major Latin American gallery, MAMAN Fine Art Gallery – Miami is the destination for collectors of contemporary Latin American artists. The gallery boasts an impressive store of artists, representing those of international acclaim such as Fernando Botero known for his signature inflated sculptural style and Vik Muñiz, a contemporary artist recognized for his appropriation and subsequent transformations of quintessential images from art history. A robust exhibition program showcases artists in unique contexts––often focusing on the interplay of the artist’s work across media––in both solo and group exhibitions.

In the neighboring Design District, MAMAN Fine Art Gallery is just an eight-minute walk from One River Point. An exhibition of Fernando Botero’s work “Dibujos, acuarelas y carnbonillas” is currently on view.

3930 NE 2nd Av., Suite 204, Melin Building
Miami, FL 33137

  1. Dimensions Variable

Video Screenings –– Verna Reale

Still from “Video Screenings — Verna Reale” on view at Dimensions Variable

With a holistic approach to supporting contemporary art, the artist-run Dimensions Variable alternative art space hosts exhibitions, projects, lectures, and educational programming. With a mandate to present experimental ideas and educate the public, the gallery is a premiere venue for cutting-edge group exhibitions, collaborations, site-specific installations, and exhibitions of emerging artists.

Currently on view, the exhibition “Video Screenings –– Verna Reale” (September 29 – October 13, 2017) encapsulates Dimensions Variable’s unique approach to collaborative projects that challenge the typical format of the gallery exhibition. In conjunction with the Miami Dade College Museum of Art and Design, Dimensions Variable presents contemporary artist Berna Reale’s “Living Together” a multi-media work consisting of performance art, film and video screenings, talks, and workshops that take place at various institutions in the Miami area. Aimed at exposing “the cultural, social, and political realities of life today” the innovative exhibition format merges the art gallery with everyday life.

Dimensions Variable (DV)
300 NE 2nd Avenue
MDC Building 1, 3rd Floor
Miami, FL 33132
United States

  1. Diana Lowenstein Gallery

Michael Scoggins, The Best Drawing Ever

Michael Scoggins, The Best Drawing Ever!, 2010 exhibited at the Diana Lowenstein Gallery in the 2010 exhibition “Michael Scoggins #1 Fan”

Located in neighboring Wynwood Art District, Diana Lowenstein Gallery has an impressive roster of represented and exhibited artists. The curator of The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, Diana Lowenstein has a keen sensibility for the synthesis of art and architecture and a demonstrated ability to achieve visually integrative spaces. Coupled with her extensive offerings from established and emerging artists, Lowenstein’s gallery provides opportunities for collectors with wide-spanning interests.

The gallery traverses an impressive range of content: housing works by the prominent Spanish artist Antoni Tàpies––a postwar artist whose visceral canvases and explorations with material pushed the boundaries of traditional painting––alongside emerging contemporary artists such as Michael Scoggins––whose idiom plays upon themes of innocence and juvenilia to critique the art world microcosm and society writ large through child-like messages on large-scale spiral bound notebook paper.

Diana Lowenstein Gallery
2043 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33127

  1. Frederic Snitzer Gallery

Hernan Bas, Where

Hernan Bas, Where?, 2011 offered by Frederic Snitzer Gallery

Operating since the 1970s, Frederic Snitzer Gallery is a staple of the Miami art scene and its eponymous owner sits on the prestigious Art Basel selection committee. The gallery is known for discovering and promoting the careers of numerous now-famous artist such as Hernan Bas, and championing Cuban art in the United States. Currently exhibiting the work of the contemporary Cuban artist Ernesto Oroza, the gallery hosts a dynamic exhibition program, mounting at least eight exhibitions per year in its gallery spaces dedicated to both local and global artists.

The gallery is also committed to fostering burgeoning artists and positioning them alongside mid-career and blue chip artists to evoke art historical connections and teleological narratives. Frederic Snitzer is an international gallery with local sensibilities. Bringing Los Angeles artists like Kenny Scharf and Jon Pylypchuk to Miami, the gallery is a true hub of the global art market.

Frederic Snitzer Gallery
1540 NE Miami Court
Miami, FL 33132

  1. Avant Gallery

Alec Monopoly, Neon Money

Alec Monopoly, Neon Money, 2017, a riff on Andy Warhol›s notorious Dollar Sign series, is currently offered by Avant Gallery

Taking a turn towards the ultra-contemporary, Avant Gallery’s collection of artists is a living trajectory of the progression of kitsch and Pop Art through the ages. With works from painting and photography to sculpture and design, Avant Gallery is the perfect venue for forward-thinking collectors with an eclectic aesthetic.

Representing an array of emerging contemporary artists, the gallery also offers works by seminal figures in the global art market like Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst, who serve as theoretical and conceptual touchstones for much of the work exhibited at Avant Gallery. The contemporary artist with the strongest household recognition represented by the gallery is Alec Monopoly. An anonymous graffiti artist with an international reputation, Monopoly has ushered themes of Pop Art into the present day. Drawing from pop culture and phenomena for iconic cartoon illustrations, the artist delivers incisive socio-political commentary through the palatable language of the cartoon illustrations.

Under ten minutes from One River Point, access to Avant Gallery is just a stroll along the river away.

Avant Gallery
270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Suite 102
Miami, FL 33131