Art Basel Happenings: Autumn Casey | Magnus Sodamin | Kenton Parker | Miami Art Week

Nov 30, 2015

Magnus Sodamin
Calm Before the Sun

Public Reception : December 1, 2015  |  11 PM

If you missed the preview for Magnus Sodamin's "Calm Before the Sun", Join us at Wynwood Walls onDecember 1, 2015 at 11pm for the public reception for this monumental exhibition. Congratulations to Magnus Sodamin for such a successful and magical evening.

Miami (November 18, 2015) -PRIMARY is pleased to announce Calm Before the Sun, the latest solo exhibition of Magnus Sodamin on view at Wynwood Walls (2516 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127) in partnership with Goldman Properties. The exhibition opens with a private preview Friday, November 27, 2015 from 7 - 9 pm (rsvp@thisisprimary.com) and a public reception December 1, 2015 from 11 pm - 2 am. The exhibition will be on view through Art Basel Miami Beach until January 31, 2016. For this immersive installation, Sodamin has painted the floor and walls of the gallery in its entirety with his trademark kaleidoscopic washes of dayglo paint. Complementing this bright background, a series of contemplative paintings attest to his long-term engagement with abstraction and the natural environment of South Florida. Illuminating the work is an innovative lighting system, in which lights on timers continually shift to reveal unexpected vistas...

Read the remainder of the release here.



Autumn Casey
Take Me Home

On View at Diorama Project
December 1, 2015 - February 29, 2016

Excited to announce that Autumn Casey has a new project on view at the Diorama Project. The Diorama Project seeks to engage everyday passersby with unexpected collisions of art, design and performance. Housed within the interior corridor of the historic Alfred I. Dupont Building in Downtown Miami, each Diorama is programmed on a quarterly basis. 

Autumn Casey (b. 1987, Dallas) draws on a variety of personal relics and pop-cultural ephemera, both abject and singular, to challenge and question her own subjectivity against the world at large. Her practice, which moves from sculpture to collage, as well as video performances, considers the history of the found object and assemblage-redeploying existing materials or moments in unexpected, idiosyncratic ways. The result is a body of work that vibrates along the tense cord between the personal and the vernacular. She studied sculpture at the New World School of the Arts (BFA 2011). Her work is collected by the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, where she won the 2010 Optic Nerve XII, and in private collections in Miami and New York City. She has collaborated with Snoop Dogg and Boys Noize. Casey currently lives and works in Miami, where she is represented by PRIMARY.

169 E Flagler St  |  Miami  |  FL  |  33130



Kenton Parker
Always Sorry Flower Shop
Now on view at the home and collection of
Dan & Kathryn Mikesell

On View  |  December 4, 2015
9 AM - 12 PM or by appointment

Pleased to announce that Kenton Parker 's "Always Sorry" Flower Shop will be on view at the home and collection of Dan & Kathryn Mikesell starting. Located in the neighborhood of Morningside, a stone's throw from the northern borders of the Miami Design District, Kenton Parker's installation is quaintly nestled in the collectors back yard and will be available for viewing Friday, December 4th, 2015 from 9 AM - 12 PM or by appointment throughout Miami Art Week.

Kenton Parker (b. 1968, Grass Valley, CA) received his BFA from San Diego State University. He has exhibited work internationally, most recently at the Arts Initiative and the SOHO House. Parker is represented by Primary in Miami and currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

Parker's work addresses issues of self-improvement, beauty, and masculinity, expressing rebellion against societal pressures to be perfect or successful, while exploring the landscape as a metaphor for the body.
Parker's studio practice is content driven, full of the charisma and charm of the artist's personality, and able to tackle any media. Drawing from the psychological underbelly of humanity, Parker's work develops from crude and witty musings incessantly scribbled on thousands of papers and gathered into an archive. These ideas are then translated into sculpture, painting, installation, videos, and murals. The overall result is a multitude of interpretations that tap into the dark humor of lifetime achievements and disappointments.

Through careful observation of his surroundings and meticulous sourcing, Parker cultivates a perverse ethos, where viewers can get a glimpse into his crude, yet contemplative persona, whose intellect is matched by sexual deviation, marked by his personal experiences navigating the glorious and troubling Los Angeles landscape.

Dan & Kathryn Mikesell : Holding membership at every major non-profit institution in the city (Locust Projects, Cannonball, MOCA North Miami and the PĂ©rez Art Museum Miami), and face time with major commercial galleries worldwide, the Mikesell's are certainly Miami's own Medici.

The Fountainhead Residency, located just across from the family home in Morningside, and the Fountainhead Studios in Little Haiti serve as incubators to local and visiting artists seeking to experience Miami as a site that harbors and inspires creative exploration. Kathryn, according to Dan, was the founder and driving force behind the Residency; she oversees all of the logistical and practical operation of the house where anywhere from five to seven or eight artists at a time sleep, eat, exchange work, trade peer critiques and engage in hardcore studio time. 

5600 North Bayshore Drive | Miami | FL | 33137

to arrange an appointment : please contact

@kenton_parker  |  @primaryprojects  |  #primarygang  |  thisisprimary.com


Alex Sweet | "Anatomize" | Carved Boar Skull | 2014 

Alex Sweet,  
Karen Starosta-Gilinski
Magnus Sodamin +  
Autumn Casey
On View at 100+ Degreeds in the Shade


While you are out and about during Miami Art Week, stop into the first definitive survey of South Florida arts in over a decade. This expansive exhibition showcases works in an array of media, by a selection of some of the finest artists of South Florida. Sculpture and installation works, painting, photography, mixed media and works on paper, as well as video and performance are included. 

The breadth of this exhibit will be both inclusive and discerning, with an emphasis on innovation, impact, and inspiration, in ways which are integral to the lush, tropical-urban environment that exemplifies South Florida. There will be over 100 participants, including works from Primary artists Alex Sweet, Karen Starosta-Gilinski, Autumn Casey, and Magnus Sodamin, encompassing internationally and nationally known established, mid-career and emerging artists. 

Organized by independent curator, Jane Hart with 30+ years experience in the international contemporary fine art field, having worked with such acclaimed artists as Doug Aitken, Uta Barth, John Baldessari, Mike Kelley, Christian Marclay, Diana Thater and Pae White.

3900 North Miami Ave | Miami | FL 

Check out 100degreesintheshade for more information.


Karen Starosta-Gilinski  | "Untitled" (Pure Pearls) | Mixed Media  | 2015 

 @alexrsweet   |  @karengilinski   |  @primaryprojects  |  #primarygang 

Strawberrita Dreams
curated by Autumn Casey
On View at Fancy Nasty

December 3 - 5, 2015  |  12 - 5pm
Closing Reception  |  December 5  |  7 - 11pm

For Art Basel 2015, a renegade crew of multi-disciplinary artists have taken control of a huge, soon-to-be-demolished home in an affluent neighborhood in the heart of Miami's art scene. Knowing the whole thing will be bulldozed soon after, each artist has assaulted the space with the unfettered swagger that typifies a city known as much for raunch as it is for glamour. Miami is almost unrecognizable from just a few years ago. And the Miami you visit today, like the venue for this exhibition, will be gone by the time you return. 
 
Fancy Nasty : Stuart Sheldon, Michael Loveland, Brandon Opalka, Randy Burman, Hoxxoh, KEMO/MSG, Benji Cospolite, Andrea Nhuch, Lori Nozick, Gary Feinberg, Karen Starosta-Gilinski, Wyatt Gallery, Tamar Zohara Ettun, Lee-Joon Youn

Strawberrita Dreams : Autumn Casey, Jesse Laino, Kelly Breez, Bootsie Castillo, Kyle Chapman, Makane, Annabell Penelope Lee, Renata Rojo, KC Toimil. 

Fancy Nasty is brought to you by Build Crew, a nonprofit dedicated to helping artists build, install and place public art. In collaboration with Primary, Your Fountainhead, and Spoke, presenting artists NOVE, t_w_o_o_n_e, Mina Hamada, Zosen and Gustavo Amaral. 

5625 North Bayshore Drive  |  Miami  |  FL  |  33137




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