CHAMPION SOUND Presents...
HipHop, Soul Grooves, Broken Beats & BBQ by the Bullfrog
w/ Special Guest DJ Haviken Hayes
Hosted by Rod Deal
Wednesday, July 1st
The Electric Pickle (formerly Circa 28)
Doors at 10pm
Free with RSVP to ChampionSoundMiami@Gmail.com
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
CHAMPION SOUND Presents...
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
When Tim Burton did the remake for 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory', I was a bit disappointed but from what I've seen so far from his current project, a remake of 'Alice in Wonderland', it looks to be a visually stunning and a bit dark true to Burton's classic style. Let's just see how deep the rabbit hole goes.
Friday, June 19, 2009
After years of disuse, an abandoned church in Spanish Harlem has opened its doors for a new art exhibit on religiosity and spirituality. Closed since its congregation dissolved in the 90s, St. John’s Episcopal American Catholic Church on the corner of Lexington Avenue and East 102nd Street, is the setting for “Sacrosanct,” a group exhibition produced by curator Sophie T. Lvoff. The exhibition opened on Sunday with ten artists sculptures, photographs, videos and installations, including an intensely self-referential Last Supper scene, inside the once holy space. A closing reception from 5 to 10 PM on Sunday will feature the spiritual works accompanied by the sounds of the St. John’s Choir, Young Man About Town, and Patrick Cleandenim. Click the images below for a preview of the art by Antoine Catala, Stephen Collier, Patrick Duncan, Zaq Landsberg, Sophie T. Lvoff, Heather Macionus, Santiago Mostyn, Eric Payson, Grant Willing and Alana Celii amidst the dilapidated house of worship. via AnimalNewYork
Thursday, June 18, 2009
131 Projects presents Analog/Digital: Part 2, a multimedia exhibition including the work of Marlene Lopez, Nicole Martinez, Juan Griego, Jillian Mayer, Robert Lorie, Gustavo Oviedo, Stephan Tugrul, Courtney Johnson, David Tamargo, Justin H. Long, Jay Oré, Adam Rush, and Johnny Robles.
The exhibition explores the tension between old and new technologies using analog and digital media, creating a sensory environment that includes found objects, painting, audio, photography, installation, and new media.
Miami Beach Regional
227 22nd Street, Miami Beach
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 18, 6- 8:30pm
With a performance by Juan Griego at 7:30 pm
Monday, June 15, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Michael Genovese has recently exhibited at the University of Texas, San Antonio, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and the Chicago Cultural Center. His work was recently published in New American Paintings; The Upset: Young Contemporary Art, Art Lies Contemporary Art Quarterly and Dazed and Confused.
Opening Reception June 13, 2009
DJ set by Camp Gabby
8pm - midnight
3100 NW 7 Avenue
Miami, Florida 33127
Monday, June 8, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Melanie Pullen's collection of murders and suicides aren't the most unique. Honestly its very similar to what a certain South Florida native turned club promoter has done in the past but still visually striking nonetheless. The High Fashion Crime Scene series is based on vintage crime-scene images she mined from the files of Los Angeles Police Department, the County Coroner's Office, and other primary sources. Drawn to the rich details and compelling stories preserved in the records, she began re-enacting the crime-scenes, outfitting the "victims" in current haute couture, and photographing them in her staged settings. Check out some of her works from the High Fashion Crime Scene series.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
visionary Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton) are collaborating on their first ever
project and installation, Dark Night of the Soul, on view at the Michael Kohn
Gallery from May 30 through July 11, 2009.
For their premiere collaboration, David Lynch and Danger Mouse have designed a two-room installation at Michael Kohn Gallery capitalizing on the interplay between the music from Danger Mouse’s and Sparklehorse’s album Dark Night of the Soul and the artwork David Lynch created for the album, allowing the mediums of art and music to complement one another. Fifty of Lynch’s photographs are mounted on aluminum panels that seem to float on the gallery walls, reinforcing the moody rhythms of the music from Dark Night of the Soul that will play throughout the gallery. The installation encourages a fully enveloping experience that surpasses the individual visual or auditory elements.
Dark Night of the Soul began when Danger Mouse, who has been a fan of Lynch’s for many years, approached the filmmaker about a possible project. The artists worked together and were inspired by each other—Lynch making photographs influenced by the original songs that Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse were creating. The result is Dark Night of the Soul, Danger Mouse’s first-ever gallery installation, and David Lynch’s first exhibition at Michael Kohn Gallery in nearly 15 years. (The first was in 1995, titled One through Ten, and featured photographs and drawings by the artist.) Lynch’s most recent installation, Diamonds, Gold and Dreams, was on view in the Cartier
Dome at Art Basel Miami Beach in December 2008.
Dark Night of the Soul is also the title of a full-length album and
illustrated book ($50, published by powerHouse) combining the talents
of Danger Mouse, David Lynch and celebrated rock recluse Sparklehorse.
In addition to the 100+ page book of David Lynch’s original
photographs, the album features artists such artists as the Flaming
Lips, Iggy Pop, Frank Black, James Mercer (The Shins), Julian
Casablancas (The Strokes) and Suzanne Vega, among many others.
Monday, June 1, 2009
Christoph Martin Schmid captures the apparition of the plastic southern Californian life. Christoph's work is reminiscent of David Hockney's swimming pool series of the 1960's and is no doubt heavily influenced by it.