The Best Museum and Gallery Shows Open Post-Basel

Japon Driving (film note), Rose WylieEXPAND
Japon Driving (film note), Rose Wylie
Courtesy of the Loewe Foundation

In case you haven't had your requisite fill of art in the last week, it's not too late to take in some of the most impressive contemporary art on the market. Several museums and local galleries are keeping their December exhibits open post-Art Basel and Miami Art Week. Here are just a few of the best works still currently on display you should check out before they permanently pack-up. 

"The Van (Redux)*"
For his first U.S. performance in over five years, Alex Bag re-imagined her 2001 exhibit “The Van.” Installed in an actual van with a leather-and-pink-faux-fur-lined interior, the new video presents her as three fictitious artists as they’re driven to a gallery by its owner.

ICA, 4040 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-901-5272; “The Van (Redux)*,” on display through January 31. Regular hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free.

"Latin America and the Global Imagination" 
While the MOCA might be in a serious state of flux, their Basel exhibition, a series of 60 monumental abstract painting by Colombian artists Carlos Salas, was one of the most underrated exhibits this season.

Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami; 305-893-6211; “Latin America and the Global Imagination” will be on display through February 2. Admission is $5, students and seniors pay $3; MOCA members and  North Miami residents get in free.

"Schow "
Known for his frequent collaborations outside the scene, art world bad-boy Kenny Scharf knows how to draw attention. His graffiti-inspired creations have adorned the galleries and edifices of the East Village since the late ’80s.

Fredric Snitzer Gallery, 1540 NE Miami Ct., Miami. “Schow” on view through January 2. Admission is free. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

"Red!... and Other Stories"
New to Miami, New York photographer David Jay mounted a survey of his transition from editorial to fine art photography over the past decade. Though jarring and stark his images also take an aestheticized approach to overlooked subject matter.

48 NW 25th St., Miami; (843) 319-4363;“Red!... and Other Stories” is on view through December 30. By appointment only.

"Keith Haring Narrated"
This past summer local gallery owner Gregg Shienbaum started buying up Keith Haring paintings wherever he saw them, in hopes to mount an exhibit during the Basel season. His efforts culminated in a survey of the artist’s oeuvre, whose work has become increasingly sought after by collectors.

Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art, 2239 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-456-5478; “Keith Haring Narrated” is on display through December 14. Admission is free. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

Baby Boomer, Scot Sothern
Baby Boomer, Scot Sothern
Courtesy of Mindy Solomon Gallery

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"Chance Encounters"
LVMH-owned, Spanish fashion house Loewe has mounted an exhibit by four artists: potter Lucie Rie, sculptor Anthea Hamilton, photographer Paul Nash, and painter Rose Wylie. Curated by their new creative director, Jonathan Anderson, the works act as a jumping-off point for the merchandiser turned designer, whose brilliant sartorial pieces borrow more for art and architecture than the history of fashion. “It was sort of a mission to get it all up,” Anderson told New Times at the opening night of "Chance Encounters." “Now that it’s all done, I’m very happy with it.”

Loewe, 3841 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-576-7601; “Chance Encounters” is on display through January 17. Admission is free. Regular hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

"The Way We See It"
After packing up her Wynwood space, the Mindy Solomon gallery inaugurated her new digs located along Northeast Second Avenue in Little River, with an exhibition of images by photographers Scot Sothern and Muir Vidler. Both artists exemplify the photographer as observer and reporter by choosing subjects that are unique and fully authentic, living outside of the cultural mainstream.

Mindy Solomon, 8397 NE Second Ave., Miami; 786-953-6917;“The Way We See It” is on display through December 11. Admission is free. Regular hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and Tuesday through Wednesday by appointment. 

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Museum of Contemporary Art

770 NE 125th St.
North Miami, FL 33161


Mindy Solomon Gallery

8397 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33138


Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art

2239 NW 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33127


Fredric Snitzer Gallery

1540 NE Miami Ct.
Miami, FL 33132


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