Until December 9 at its signature two-tent location at Indian Beach Park, PULSE Miami Beach is presenting works from 70 international galleries—26 of which are new.
Making her return for the second year, Director Katelijne De Backer is excited to welcome a roster of dynamic pieces and new collectors, saying, “Our visitors will have a real opportunity to collect the most relevant and compelling contemporary art being produced today.” Below are a few Whitewall favorites this year.
Noted as one of the PAMM PICKS this year, Bisa Butler’s quilted and appliquéd cotton, wool, and chiffon pieces were striking upon first glance inside Claire Oliver Gallery’s booth. The colorful quilts, intricately sewn with overlaps of fabric, seemed to carry the stories of its subjects—mostly strong black youth, in militant or soulful clothing seemingly gained from the 1950s and ’60s.
Neumann Wolfson Art‘s booth presented a solo exhibition by Louis Granet—a powerful, playful, colorful mix of fun fusions. Mesmerized by New York’s unique organized chaos, the artist touches upon parts of culture that were foreign to him as a Parisian, like Captain Crunch cereal. There at the booth, he walked us through his large-scale works, showing a fresh look into his world through a hybrid of Pop Art, abstraction, and comic book illustration.
And at ClampArt‘s booth, we were drawn to the birds perched on teal and pink walls by artist Daniel Handal. The birds—some expressive and spastic, others calm—popped against their colorful backgrounds. Apart of his “Pajaritos” series, the works were signed and numbered on archival pigment print paper and enclosed in a painted frame.