The Aqua Art Fair in Miami Beach, Dec. 6-9, 2012 featured galleries and artists that inspired us beyond the setting of the traditional convention center setting: a hotel where emerging art lies within every threshold.
Aqua is a contemporary art fair which takes place in Miami Beach each December, during Art Basel Week. The event is located at the Aqua Hotel, 1530 Collins Avenue. The fair began in 2005 as an experiment in bringing together innovative galleries and artists from the West Coast during Art Basel Week. Over the years, Aqua has been recognized for presenting vibrant and noteworthy international art programs, with a particular interest in supporting young dealers and galleries with strong emerging and early-mid career artists.
Gina Kamentsky at William Baczek Fine Arts.
Palm trees in sunlight set the mood during the day…
Fraketienne at Spiralis Ventures Contemporary Haitian Gallery.
Each piece by Travis Louie, at WIlliam Baczek Fine Arts, has a detailed story about the characters depicted. In this case, the story was about the relationship between these two.
Travis Louie portraits at WIlliam Baczek Fine Arts.
Travis Louie at William Baczek Fine Arts.
Under the sparkling lights on Aqua Preview Night.
Ortiz by Inez Storar at Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, Ca.
Margaret Withers at William Baczek Fine Arts.
Edward Del Rosario’s Contest of Champions.
Entrance to the realm of Greg Haberny (Lyons Wier Gallery).
Greg Haberny’s piano installation had an iPod hookup playing classical music.
Bellarmine, by Joe Brubaker, a collaboration with Will Brubaker.
John Park at Jeanie Madsen Gallery.
Katsu Ishida with Systema Gallery, Osaka, Japan.
Barbosa Prince’s Paintings From the Mexican Drug War with Autobody/ Jacqueline Cooper Fine Art.
For more images from Aqua and beyond, see The Best of 2012 Miami Beach Art Fairs: CARTWHEEL’s List of Trends, Successes and Discoveries.
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More about Haitian art:
In Extremis: Death and Life in 21st Century Haitian Art at UCLA Fowler Museum