Temperatures may have plummeted in Portland, but down in “Portland South” (that would be Miami, Florida) it’s 83 degrees. There’s a big Portland presence in Miami
this week for the annual mega-art-festival known as Art Basel Miami Beach
PICA's Victoria Frey (left) and Elizabeth Leach (right) at Leach's gallery booth at Pulse art fair, Miami
Meantime, one of PDX Contemporary’s best-known painters, Adam Sorensen
, had work at Pulse in the booth of Seattle’s James Harris Gallery
. Portland gallery-goers will also recognize the work of two artists showing at Toomey-Tourell Gallery
(San Francisco) at Aqua Art Miami
: Matthew Picton
, who has shown in Portland at Mark Woolley Gallery
and Pulliam Gallery
; and Monica Lundy
, whose drawings and sculptural installations were a fixture at Ogle Gallery.
Artist Matthew Picton, familiar to Portland art-goers from his previous shows at Mark Woolley and Pulliam, beside his piece, "Cairo," at Toomey-Tourell Gallery's room, Aqua Art Miami
Artist Monica Lundy talks with a collector at Toomey-Tourell Gallery's room at Aqua Art Miami. Lundy was a fixture at Portland's Ogle Gallery (now closed).
It’s a sexy, see-and-be-seen atmosphere as artists, gallerists, and curators dish, drink, nosh, and network, all with the aim of raising profiles and selling work.
For more, see my recap in this coming Wednesday’s WW.