Verge Art Miami Beach Brings Sock Puppet Stalagmites and Even More Glitter to SoBe
Those passing by the Greenview Hotel this weekend might be alerted to the art show inside by the fact that there's a bed cloaked in silver glitter sitting on the little outdoor patio. Then again, with all the deliciously nutty sights Art Basel brings to our sunny little town (including huge inflatable pastel Peeps and a 55-foot abstract lighthouse at South Pointe Park), pedestrians may be desensitized to the oddity of outdoor metallic linens. Better rely on this blog post instead.
The above artist's bio is almost as interesting as his work. He grew up in Mexico City, studied genetics at the University of Nottingham, England, got an MBA from Columbia in New York, and served as an IT consultant before something snapped and he finally turned to photography, studying at Parsons and the School of Visual Arts.
Artist Edouard Steinhauer explained to us that, in a Haitian tradition, there were intentions bottled inside the little bird-like figures on the windowsill near his right shoulder.
These portraits looked like a spooky large-scale locket.
Artist Eliza Stamps makes her own intuitive tarot card decks and gives readings based on her own impulses. Ours was impressively accurate.
Two full rooms were dedicated to this bright art by oil painter L. Byrne.
Word-centric glitter artist Camomile Hixon's room sparkled. Even the bathroom was decked out.
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