2008 Art Basel: galleries & alt spaces

MONSTER MOVIE: Artwork by Mark Nagata will be shown in Kaiju Monster Invasion at ArtCenter/South Florida.

1500 Ocean Drive Condominium
1500 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 786-493-3333

Basel On the Beach: The “Michael Graves” Building celebrates Art Basel with a juried show of works by local artists from Art Center-South Florida; through Dec. 7. Closing reception is 4-7 p.m. Dec. 7. Reservations required; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 4-7; $35 one day, $55 two day, $75 permanent, $20 students, seniors, free for children 16 and younger.

Adamar Fine Arts
4141 NE 41st. St., Suite 107, Miami Design District; 305-576-1355 or www.adamargallery.com

Then and Now — Andy Warhol: Exhibition showcases rare portraits of the artist as seen within a personal context of his life in the 1960s. Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Dec. 6; runs through Jan. 3; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 4-5.

The Americas Collection
2440 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables; 305-446-5578

Eclectic Photography: Artists featured in this exhibition are Carlos Manuel Cardenas and Carlos Domenech from Cuba, Jean Jacques Ribi from Italy, Paul Morales from Ecuador, Lorenza Panero from Colombia, Patricia Villalobos from Nicaragua and Daniel Viñoly and Viviana Zargón from Argentina; 7-10 p.m. Dec. 7.

Art Rouge Gallery
46 NW 36th St., Wynwood Art District; 305-448-2060 or www.artrouge.com

The Box of Mental Images: Features works by Jose Manuel Ciria; through Jan. 20. Noon to 7 p.m. Dec. 4-6.

1935 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; 305-933-8276 or www.art2heart.com

For the Love of Art Only: Local artists from different backgrounds exhibit works in different mediums that include acrylics, mixed media, pastels, glass, ceramic art, sculpture, photography and film. Gallery is open by appointment only; through Sunday.

ArtCenter/South Florida
800 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-674-8278 or www.artcentersf.org.

In Between Time: Features works of Deborah Jack, Lili(ana) and Patricia Roldan; through Jan. 26
Kaiju Monster Invasion: Features iconographic Japanese toy collectibles alongside interpretations by renowned western artists. Curated by Harold Golen of Golen Gallery. Artist-signing of collectibles is scheduled for 8 p.m. Dec. 5 and Kaiju-themed computerized music concert takes place on 8 p.m. Dec. 6. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 4; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Dec. 5-6.

Artformz Alternative
130 NE 40th St. (unit 2), Miami Design District; 305-572-0040 or www.artformz.net

No Easy Pieces: Includes Art Basel reception; 7-10 p.m. Dec. 6. Free.

Bakehouse Art Complex
561 NW 32nd St., Miami; 305-576-2828 or www.bacfl.org.

Paraphernalia: Features more than 20 local and national artists. Installations, sculptures, drawings, paintings and photography presented in this exhibition address the historical, humorous, personal and political aspects of the word or idea of paraphernalia; opening reception 7-11 p.m. Dec. 4. Open noon to 5 p.m. daily through Sunday. Free.

Offbrand: International group exhibition features installation and sculpture from renowned and emerging artists representing the post-graffiti genre. Artists include Sean Barton from Los Angeles, Ryan C. Doyle from Brooklyn, Ryan Mackeen from Toronto, Steven Powers from New York and Michael D. Walsh from Miami; through Sunday.

Seth Beitler Fine Arts
250 NW 23rd St. No. 202, Miami; 305-438-0218.

Drawing in Space-The Peninsula Project: Features selected works by sculptor John Henry, including pieces from Drawing in Space-The Peninsula Project, a seven-city exhibition of Henry’s colorful, iconic sculptures. Opening reception is 7-10 p.m. Dec. 6. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 4-5; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 6; through Jan. 30

Portraits And Symbols: Exhibits art by Stephen Gamson. Reception 7-10 p.m. Dec. 5; through Jan. 9.

Butter Gallery
3135 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove; 305-303-6254 or www.buttergallery.com

Ultraviolet Palm Trees: Displays works of Gustavo Oviedo; through Sunday.

Carousel Studio
3700 NE First Ct., Miami Design District; 305-467-0814.

Alexander Gore: Exhibits Alexander Gore’s original art work; 4-11 p.m. Dec. 6.

Century Hotel
140 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach; 305-303-6254

The Butter Stable Artists: Features works of artists Ross Ford, Rick Falcon and Francisco De La Torre; through Dec. 7.

David Castillo Modern & Contemporary Art
2234 NW Second Ave., Wynwood; 305-573-8110 or www.castilloart.com

Art Basel Miami Beach: through Sunday.

Catalyst Artist Studios
584B NW 27th St., Wynwood Art District

Catalyst Group Show: Features latest works by Riitta Klint, Kench De George, Patricia Wilson, Blanca Licari, Pamela Fuentes, Kahl Wilfert, Monica Gorski and Emily Asbury; through Dec. 13.

Center for Visual Communication
541 NW 27th St., Miami; 305-571-1415 or www.visual.org

Retrospective of Robert Rauschenberg’s Works: Displays works that include the Lotus series, Ruminations series, Ground Rules Series, Soviet-American Array series, The Razorback Bunch series, Glacial Decoy series and Voznesensky print series; through Jan. 31.

Curator’s Voice Art Projects
2032 NW Second Ave., Wynwood Art District; 786-357-0568

Lipstick: Works of Rosario Bond curated by Milagros Bello. Call for appointment; through Feb. 14.

Laure de Mazieres
30 NE 40th St., Miami; 305-576-6454

Party on the Advent of Art Basel: Showcases contemporary Italian artists such as Marco Veronese and Giuseppe Mastromatteo and the presentation of the Cavalli furniture collection. 6-11 p.m. Dec. 4, Dec. 6.

Deluxe Art’s Gallery
2051 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-858-7735 or 305-858-7735

The Voo Doo Side of Graham Drout: 3-7 p.m. Dec. 4-7; through Dec. 28.

4242 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-571-9855

Demons, Yarns & Tales: Curated by “Banners of Persuasion.” Presents 14 tapestries by contemporary artists including Kara Walker, Grayson Perry, Beatriz Milhazes and Fred Tomaselli; through Saturday; free.

Diaspora Vibe Gallery
3938 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-573-4046

Caribbean Crossroads Series – Primary Colors: Features works of Lee Joo-youn and Mary Valverde ranging from paintings, sculpture, ceramics, installation and experimental to new media. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 4-5; through Jan. 26; free.

Empire Fine Arts Gallery
2341 N. Miami Ave., Wynwood Art District

Empire Editions: The fine-art publisher specializing in limited-edition illustrated books shows collection; through Dec. 7; free.

The Freedom Tower
600 Biscayne Blvd.

Vernissage Fondazione Ambrosiana: Never before seen works by Italian Masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Tiziano Vecellio, Albrecht Durer and Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis. Dec 2-17, 4-6 p.m.

The Food Gang
9472 Harding Ave., Surfside; 305-490-1919 or www.avecART.com.

Exhibition Finale 2008: Avec ART showcases artists who exhibited their works from January to November 2008. Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Dec. 4; through Jan 8.

Barry Friedman Ltd.
555 NW 27th St., Miami

Michael Eastman-Cuba: A series of large color photographs of the interiors of old aristocratic estates along Havana’s Ambassador row, focusing on architectural and political concepts. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 4-6; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 7.

Galleria Mall
2414 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-730-7730 or www.miamibeachhealth.org.

Through the Eyes of Love: Juried art exhibit in honor of World AIDS Day where artists deal with the theme of HIV-AIDS. Features paintings, sculptures, photographs and several panels from The NAMES Project Foundation-AIDS Memorial Quilt; through Dec. 14; free.

Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin
194 NW 30th St., Miami; 305-573-2130

The PIG Presents: group show featuring works by Paola Pivi, Gelitin, Jeremy Deller, Alfredo Jaar, Mario Grubisic, Simon Martin and Roberto Cuoghi; through Jan. 3.

Galerie Adler Bertin Toublanc
2534 North Miami Ave, Wynwood Arts District; www.GalerieBertin.fr

One year anniversary: Solo and group shows by artists such as Laurent Elie Badessi, Liu Bolin, Eva & Adele, Peter Anton and Milène Guermont, Spencer Tunick, Luo Brothers and Huang Gang. Opening reception Tuesday, Dec. 2, 7-10 p.m. Gallery open Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Gallery Diet
174 NW 23rd St., Wynwood Art District; 305-571-2288 or www.gallerydiet.com.

bi(h)ome by Brian Burkhardt: Brian Burkhardt is known for his fabrication of insects, plants, and marine life that appear to have been altered and adapted to human necessity; through Dec. 20.

Barbara Gillman Gallery
4141 NE Second Ave., #202, Miami Design District; 305-573-1920 or www.barbaragillmangallery.com

Recession Proof: Barbara Gillman Gallery Celebrates 30 years in the Art World. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 4-7; through Dec. 13.

Alexander Gore Fine Art
1501 Collins Ave. Suite 205, Miami Beach; 305-467-0814

Curve Lines Sustained Energy:
Displays works of artist Alexander Gore; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 4-7.

Mildrey Guillot Art Gallery
1654 SW Eighth St., Miami; 305-642-6122

Mildrey Guillot: Features impressionist oil paintings by Guillot; through Dec. 7.

Hardcore Art Contemporary Space
3326 N. Miami Ave., Wynwood Art District; 305-576-1645

A Slice of the Action: Displays works of artists Jonathan Stein and Carl Pascuzzi; through Dec. 7.

Harvey W. Seeds Post No. 29
6445 NE Seventh Ave., Miami; 954-730-7730 or www.miamibeachhealth.org.

Through the Eyes of Love: Art exhibit as a tribute to World AIDS Day with works on the theme of HIV-AIDS. Features paintings, sculptures, photographs and several panels from The NAMES Project Foundation-AIDS Memorial Quilt; through Dec. 14; free.

I.D., Charles & Marie, Areaware Pop-Up Shop
4141 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Design District or www.id-mag.com

I.D. Magazine hosts a 2,300-sq.ft. pop-up shop and lounge in the heart of Miami’s Design District, selling limited-edition design objects from Areaware and Charles & Marie, as well as an edition of $50 I.D. tote bags featuring exclusive graphics by Konstantin Grcic, Tord Boontje, and the Bouroullec brothers. Available from Charles & Marie will be a new series of Yoga Chairs by Lucas Massen made especially for the shop. Areaware will bring limited-edition gold-leaf, chrome, and copper Roller Stops, Pig Banks, and Banana bowls by
Harry Allen, as well as a custom-decorated version of the Hanno Gorilla by David Weeks. Both retailers will also make selected items from their catalogs available for sale; Dec. 2 during the Design Miami vernissage; Dec. 3-6, noon to 8 p.m.

584-A NW 27th St., Miami; 305-576-6525 or www.inzamia.com

African Art Exhibit and Collection: View collection of Rod Spencer as he discusses African Textiles, Ethiopian Art and Egypt, in regards to his recent 2008 expedition; through Dec. 7.

Kevin Bruk Gallery
2249 NW First Pl., Wynwood Art District; 305-576-2000 or www.kevinbrukgallery.com

Mika Tajima – Deal or No Deal: through Jan. 17.

Hamburg Kennedy Art & Photo Gallery
120 N.E. 27th Street, Bay 100, Miami; 305-534-0008

Patrick Mimran – Temple Steps:  Mimran is a multimedia artist that became known for “Billboard Projects”, his guerrilla art tactics he started in Chelsea. This project captures photos of escalators in Tokyo from 2006 – 2008; through Dec. 7. 

Las Tias
2834 N. Miami Ave., Wynwood Art District; 305-573-4198

Las Tias Art Basel: Features various events including the exhibit of local artists. Includes live music; through Dec. 7.

Locust Projects
105 NW 23rd St., Miami; 305-576-8570 or 305-532-3467; www.locustprojects.org.

Inevitable Continuum: The 10-year anniversary exhibition represents the cross section of innovative sculpture, drawing, painting, installation, digital media and mural projects. Participating artists are Chris Buening, Mariana Palma, Ivan Reyes-Garcia, Seamus Harahan, Ronald Cornelissen, Paul Cherwick, Jaime Gili, K8 Hardy, Nikos Arvanitis and Justin Hansch. Opening reception is 7-11 p.m. Dec. 6; through Dec. 31.

Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts
2043 N. Miami Ave., Wynwood Art District; 305-576-1894 or www.dlfinearts.com

Main galleries feature Spill-Over and Fantastic Voyage and project room features $999¢. Spill-Over includes works of Felice Grodin, Gye-Hoon Park, Udo Noger, Silvia Rivas, Sterz, Karina Wisnieska and Xawery Wolski. Fantastic Voyage includes works of Luis Alonzo-Barkigia, Carlos Betancourt, Vicenta Casañ, Rabindranat Diaz, Michael Loveland, Marc Hello, Cecilia Paredes and Michael Scoggins. $999¢ features all the gallery’s artists making unique works for the project room which has been transformed into a store. All works are priced at $999.99. Reception for Fantastic Voyage is 6-11 p.m. Dec. 6; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 4-5; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 6; through Feb. 7.

Luminaire Lab
3901 NE Second Ave., Miami Design Distri ct; 305-576-5788 or www.luminaire.com

Paperlove: Designers, artists and architects create projects based on paper; through Dec. 7.

Luna Star Gallery
775 NE 125th St., North Miami; 305-666-0247 or www.asmpfindushere.blogspot.com

Find Us Here: First fine art photography exhibit featuring the Best of Show, a collection of extraordinary images from the South Florida Chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers; through Dec. 10.

Mamushka’s Made in Havana Arts Cafe
31 NW 36th St., Miami; 305-573-1445
El Viajero Inmovil: The film is based on the life of world-renowned artist Mamushka’s legendary uncle, Jose Lezama Lima; through Dec.

Art December Miami: Fair and exhibition with art works brought from all over the world. Model-dancer-actress-artist Martha Salazar exhibits her art with other artists. Includes an Asian and Mediterranean sculpture display and has food, drinks and live entertainment on Dec. 7; through Dec. 7.

Mark’s Mizner Park
344 Plaza Real, Mizner Park, Boca Raton. 561-395-0770

Drawing in Space — The Peninsula Project: Show features new works as well as some of the most recognized art of sculptor John Henry; through May 21.

Mueller Moments
22430 Old Dixie Hwy., South Miami-Dade; 786-566-3053

Michelle Mueller: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 4-6; noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 7.

New World Gallery at New World School of the Arts
25 NE Second St., Miami; 305-237-3597 or http://nwsa.mdc.edu

Student Alumni Auction: Exhibiting artists/NWSA alums include Hernan Bas, Bhakti Baxter, Loriel Beltran, Natalia Benedetti, Tim Buwalda, Alejandro Contreras, Cooper, John Espinosa, Naomi Fisher, Adler Guerrier, Jason Giordano, Jiae Hwang, Joshua Levine, Michael Loveland, Martin Oppel, Bert Rodriguez, Raymond Saa, Jen Stark, Alex Sweet, TM Sisters, Michael Vasquez; Opening reception 7-10 p.m. Dec. 4; through Dec. 19. Free.

Norman Liebman Studio
2561 N. Miami Ave., Wynwood Art District; 305-573-3572 or www.norman-liebman-studio.com

Personages: Displays works of surgeon-artist Norman Liebman; through Jan. 31.

Miami Art Space
244 NW 35th St., Miami; 305-438-9002; www.MiamiArtSpace.com

Night Structures, a special series of paintings inspired by ArtistBeast aka Steve Alvin’s global wanderings. These works will be installed outside with a Banyan tree (African Shaman tree) hovering above; Dec. 5-13.

Opera Gallery
9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour; 305-868-3337 or www.operagallery.com

20th Century Contemporary Masters: Features works by Robert Indiana, Tom Wesselman, Keith Haring, Marc Chagall and Salvadore Dali; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec.
4-5; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 6; noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 7.

Our House West of Wynwood
3100 NW Seventh Ave., Miami

It Ain’t Fair: Group show presented by Aaron Bondaroff and Al Moran featuring Terence Koh’s Deitch projects, Kathy Grayson, Peres projects and TV books; through Dec. 7.

Peterbrooke Chocolatier
227 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-446-3131

Art of Chocolate, Jewelry and Chocolate Jewelry: Features edible chocolate jewelry designed by Wendy Mahr with her complete collection of distinctive jewelry. Includes chocolate sculptures, a chocolate fountain and many other edible creations. Portion of the jewelry sales during this event benefits Crafting Confidence, a nonprofit organization that builds children’s confidence through arts and crafts projects; through Dec. 7.

Peter Lik Gallery
701 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 786-235-9570

Peter Lik: Features works from the landscape photographer’s latest photographic excursion; 8-9 p.m. Dec. 5.

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
1 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 786-276-4000 or www.ritzcarlton.com

Art Basel – Art Tour: More than 40 original pieces by artists including Roberto Sebastián Matta, Alexis Gorodine and Valerio Adami from France, Tulio de Sagastizabal, Hernán Dompe, Horacio Sapere and Juan Lecuona from Argentina, Dario Basso and Antoni Tapies from Spain, Sandro Chia from Italy, Xawery Wolsky from Poland and some of Joan Miro’s final etchings; through Dec. 7.

Masters of Mystery: Hundreds of drawings by artists, celebrities and other VIPs will be on sale for $50 — the catch is you purchase the work before you find out who it’s by. Proceeds benefit FIU’s Masters in Fine Art program. Thurs, Dec. 4, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Miami.com happy hour 8-10 p.m. (By invitation only).

Noel Lanzas’ Gallery: Noel Lanzas presents his art pieces; through Dec. 7.

Rosie Studio
2034 NW Second Ave., Wynwood Art District; 305-801-2976

Exhibit by Rosario Bond; through Dec. 10.

The Sagamore
1671 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Swiss artist Olaf Breuning will do a contemporary take on the Miami Beach sand sculpture — a 150 ton sphinx on the beach behind the hotel. He will also transform the hotel lobby with an absurdist wall mural.

Jude Tallichet: Career Retrospective as Charms for a Charm Bracelet: A converted Airstream is transformed into a roving gallery space featuring Tallicht’s charm bracelet charms. Dec. 205, noon-10 p.m.

The Stairwell Project: A collaborative “vertical gallery” by New World School of the Arts students in one of the hotel’s staircases.

Art Basel Brunch: Collector Martin Z. Margulies signs copies of his book, Painting and Sculpture: Martin Z. Margulies Collection. Proceeds benefit the Lotus House. Saturday, Dec. 6, 9-1 p.m.

San Juan Bautista Chapel
3116 NW Second Ave., Wynwood Art District

Art at the Chapel: Displays works of artists Flora Cohen, Asser Saintval, Raimundo Travieso and Olga Villar; through Dec. 8.

Shulman + Associates
100 NE 38th St., Space 2, Design District
e-DNA: Alejandro Vigilante’s works depicting pop culture’s obession with the Internet.

Fredric Snitzer Gallery
2248 NW First Pl., Wynwood Art District; 305-448-8976 or www.snitzer.com

Death by Basel: Exhibit features artists from Japan, France, Norway and the United States including video, sculpture and performances. Opening reception 7-9
p.m. Dec. 5; through Dec. 7.

Heavy Manner: Exhibition of new work by Luis Gispert featuring a 26-minute film, a series of large photographs and sculptures. Opening reception 7:30-10 p.m. Dec. 5; through Jan. 3.

Spanda Art Gallery
4441 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; 954-963-3000 or www.spandaartgallery.com

Hold Up: Features abstract, pop art and surreal paintings in oil by Robert Perinuzzi; through Feb. 28.

The Station
Midblock East, 3250 NE First Ave., Miami; www.thestationmiami.org

Inaugural Edition of Innovative Programming; Works of 40 artists including Rita Ackermann, Diana Al-Hadid, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Lutz Bacher, Justin Beal, Dike Blair, Lizzi Bougatsos, Joe Bradley, Olaf Breuning and Tom Burr; through Dec. 7.

Bernice Steinbaum Gallery
3550 N. Miami Ave., Wynwood Art District; 305-573-2700 or www.bernicesteinbaumgallery.com

Hung Liu – Cycles: New paintings; through Dec. 27.

Alejandra von Hartz Fine Arts
2630 NW Second Ave., Wynwood Art District; 305-438-0220

Pablo Siquier: Exhibition of New Work by Argentine artist Pablo Siquie includes works on canvas and on paper, as well as a mural. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 4-5; noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 6; through Jan. 31.

Wolfgang Roth & Partners, Fine Art Presents
201 NE 39th St., 2nd floor, Design District; 305-576-6960 or www.wrpfineart.com

Davide LaChapelle: Jesus is My Homeboy photography series and Arne Quinze: Sculptures. Opening reception Dec 2, 8-11 p.m. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. through Jan 10.

World Class Boxing
170 NW 23rd St., Miami

Carla Klein: The Dutch painter’s landscape-based panoramic photographs will be shown along with works by video artist Zoe Strauss; through Jan. 31.

World Erotic Art Museum
1205 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-532-9336 or www.weam.com

Art Basel Tribute: Features paintings by Kris Tina Mirisha and sculptures by Peter Keresztury; through Jan. 4; $15.