Street art has placed itself in the heart of the Miami Art scene, once again. As the city unwinds, the eye is able to wander and all the artwork is able to reach all of us who stroll around Wynwood. But does this popular backdrop truly represent its artist’s studio practices?
Unlike many group shows that feature previous work of the artists, the Butter Gallery exhibit commissioned “Las Ilustres” to create a diptych for the show.. The diptychs presented each artist’s individual style of illustration. The illustrations not only resonate with the title of the exhibition (Las Ilustres) but also represented the diversity of artistic skills of these female artists. By showing their versatility and creative thought “Las Ilustres” highlight the significance and brilliance of women artists in Miami.
By Tatiana Suarez
By Danielle Estefan
By Amliv Sotomayor
The exhibition had two components, one, the finished diptychs made by the artists, and the other one, photographs taken by Wynwood Murals editor Diana Larrea. The photographs documented the process, and also portrayed the artists in their own private space/studio. It serves the audience as visual support and also shows another side of these artists.
Nicole Salcedo in her studio.
Nicole Salgar working on her second piece.
CInthia Santos is progress.
Don’t miss the opportunity to view “Las Ilustres”. The show will be on display in the main room until September 2nd 2016. And then it will be moved to the adjacent Gesamtkunstwerk Projektraum room until October 2nd 2016.