Join Tulsa Artist Fellowship Director Carolyn Sickles and Tulsa Artist Fellow Shane Darwent in conversation about “Discount Deco,” Darwent’s storefront installation within Good to Know’s La Bodega y Más at El Espacio on Ocho. In addition, the talk will discuss the launch of Tulsa Artist Fellowship and its commitment to addressing the most pressing challenges in artistic communities today. The brunch talk will take place within the Gallery Space at 3663 SW 8th St., Miami, FL 33135 on Friday, Dec. 7 at noon.
“Supporting artists and independent curatorial projects deeply aligns with core values of Tulsa Artist Fellowship,” said Sickles. “Good to Know is collaborating with an incredible group of national and international artists, and our program is thrilled to be a part of this impactful work.”
La Bodega y Más is a site-responsive exhibition in the West Little Havana neighborhood that includes 34 national and international participating artists. The exhibition is a commentary on the American strip mall experience and the cultural needs particular to the Cuban exile population. While this exhibition brings awareness to the neighborhood’s tradition and pays tribute to the culture and history of Little Havana, it reflects on current issues affecting Miami, such as gentrification, immigration and ecology.
Darwent’s research lies in storefronts of American buildings. By using materials such as vinyl siding, cinder blocks and chain like fences, he explores the lost American dream through concepts of nostalgia and abandoned hope. By juxtaposing the Dollar Store façade with a storefront found in Tulsa, OK, this immersive installation reimagines elements of function and design as he highlights the American strip mall experience.
Good to Know Presents La Bodega Y Más
December 6-11, 2018
3663 SW 8th St., Miami, FL 33135
Hours: Noon – 7PM and by appointment
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 6; 6-11PM
Tulsa Artist Fellowship Brunch and Talk: Carolyn Sickles and Shane Darwent
Friday, December 7; Noon
Following the conversation, Good to Know curators and selected artists Jack Henry and Paulo Licona, will lead a private tour of La Bodega y Más.
For a full list of participating artists and programming events, go to www.goodtoknow.fyi
Mariane Ibrahim Gallery at Untitled Art, Miami Beach
December 5 – 9, 2018
Hours: M-Th 11AM-7PM // Sun. 11AM-5PM
Booth A4, Ocean Dr. & 12th St., Miami Beach, FL
Tulsa Artist Fellow Joel Daniel Phillips will have new works on display at Context Art Fair with Hashimoto Contemporary. In addition to the work, Phillips will have a book signing for his new monograph “No Regrets in Life.”
Context Art Miami
December 5-9, 2018
VIP Opening: Tuesday, December 4; 5:30-10PM
One Herald Plaza at NE 14th St. on Biscayne Bay, Miami, Florida
Book Signing: “No Regrets in Life” by Joel Daniel Phillips
Friday, December 7; Noon -4PM
Context Art Fair, Booth C115