Art Basel Events

Karpio + Facchini Gallery."Ocho Mujeres Pintoras": "Eight Women Painters" and "Conte." Through Dec. 5. 786-553-3558. 1929 NW 1st Ave, Miami, 305-576-4454.

Kevin Bruk Gallery. "Face Value": Paintings by Kenny Scharf, who has exhibited his work around the world. He refers to his art as "Pop Surrealism." Dec. 2-Jan. 9. 3900 B NE 1st Ave, Miami, 305-576-2000.

Kuma Central. "Kuma Loves Art": An exhibit by several artists of art inspired by toys and vice versa. All toys are one of a kind. Dec. 2-20. 130 NE 40th St Suite 6, Miami, 305-573-4486.

John Espinosa, “Standing Still While We Move Across Land”
John Espinosa, “Standing Still While We Move Across Land”
Photos by Mark Seliger
Photos by Mark Seliger

Lemon Sky. "Sleight of Hand": Multiple layers of manipulated artistry representing the tangible and the intangible is what this show is all about. Don't be deceived by the simplicity, the point is to illustrate to the viewer the unstable nature of perception. "Sleight of Hand" is organized by New York-based Hudson Clearing and features sculpture, painting, collage, drawing, and an outdoor installation on the roof, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., opening reception Dec. 4, 7-10 p.m. Through Dec. 5. 125 NW 23rd St, Miami, 305-790-1797.

Leonard Tachmes Gallery. "Keepsake": A solo exhibition by Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova. Tue.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Through Jan. 8, 2005. 817 NE 125th St, North Miami, 305-895-1030.

Locust Projects. "Rule the Wasteland": An open-air exhibit featuring posters designed by a few dozen artists from around the country. The project is organized by Los Angeles-based sculptor Jedediah Caesar, who will wheat paste the works to the façade of Locust Projects. Through Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-noon. Eric Wesley: Wesley will create a site-specific project encompassing some of the themes explored in his models: self-sustaining economies, fake corporate identities, and sets for pseudo TV programs. Through Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-noon. "General Store": Run by Milwaukee painter Tyson Reeder, this drawing project will consist of artists using only a four-color marker. Through Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-noon. 105 NW 23rd St, Miami, 305-609-5384.

Lowe Art Museum - UM. "Coming Home: American Paintings": More than 120 paintings from the '20s and '30s tell the tale of the Wall Street crash to World War II. Each painting depicts a slice of American life through narratives and illustrates the social ramifications of the Twentieth Century's most critical decades. The Lowedown, a free happy hour, takes place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Dec. 2, and a preview reception will be held the next day from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. featuring music and Bacardi. Fri., Dec. 3. Free. Art Adventures: Gallery tour to help introduce museum guests to the exhibitions at the Lowe. Begins at 2 p.m. Dec. 5, Dec. 12, and Dec. 18. Daily. 1301 Stanford Dr, Miami, 305-284-3535.

Margulies Warehouse. Expansion: Just in time for Art Basel, the Margulies Collection debuts its expanded facility. 35,000 square feet is just not enough when you are international art collector Martin Z. Margulies. The man has added another 10,000 feet to the already enormous warehouse. The private collection houses an impressive array of photography, video, sculpture, and installations of the contemporary variety. Special hours for Art Basel are Dec. 2-4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-noon. Through Dec. 5. 591 NW 27th St, Miami, 305-576-1051.

The Marlin. "Pictography": The Marlin Hotel celebrates the opening of its new gallery with "Pictography," a show that combines the talents of Christian Mendoza, Stefan Ruiz, Romon Yang, and José Parlá. Dec. 3-6. "Fuck Art, Let's Dance": Residents Dinji Brown and the irrepressible DHM kick it downstairs for their third annual Art Basel dance party. An exhibit of John Arsenault's photography opens at 8 p.m. upstairs. Sun., Dec. 5, 10 p.m. 1200 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-604-3595.

Matheson Hammock Park. Art Expressions: Seven artists will create site-specific works at Matheson Hammock Park in an effort by the Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation Dept. to offer art to the public. There will also be an exhibit at Tropical Park, located at 7900 SW 40th St. Through Jan. 7, 2005. 9610 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, 305-665-5475.

MDCC Wolfson Campus. "I am the smallest planet of my own": An exhibit of film and sculptures by Jiae Hwang, a student at the New World School of the Arts. Through Jan. 7, 2005. 300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, 305-237-3696.

Miami Art Central. "How do we want to be governed?": Curated by Roger M. Buergel and Ruth Noack, this contemporary show brings together more than 25 international artists. Dec. 6-Jan. 30. 5960 SW 57th Ave, Miami, 305-455-3333,

Miami Art Museum. Art Basel: Party on the Plaza: If you got your invitation to this private reception, get ready for a night of art and ass shaking. Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will greet every guest from 7-10 p.m. Soundtrack provided by Miami groovesters the Suenalo Sound System. Thu., Dec. 2. 305-375-4073. "Beyond Geometry: Experiments in Form, 1940's-70's": An international roundtable discusses radical experimentation with form. Guest speakers include French artist François Morellet; the adjunct curator for the Department of Drawings of the Museum of Modern Art New York, Luis Peréz-Oramas; and curator and department head for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Lynn Zelevansky. Peter Boswell, senior curator for the Miami Art Museum, moderates from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Daily. 305-375-4073. 101 W Flagler St, Miami, 305-375-3000.

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