Temperatures may have plummeted in Portland, but down in âPortland Southâ (that would be Miami, Florida) itâs 83 degrees. Thereâs a big Portland presence in Miami this week for the annual mega-art-festival known as Art Basel Miami Beach.
Meantime, one of PDX Contemporaryâs best-known painters, Adam Sorensen, had work at Pulse in the booth of Seattleâs 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.
Itâs 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.