EXHIBITIONS

NOVEMBER

Dennis “Wolfbat” McNett
Frequent See
Main Gallery
November 12th – December 10th
AVAILABLE ARTWORK

Ryan Thomas Monahan
Between Heaven N’ Hell
Project Room
November 12th – December 10th
AVAILABLE ARTWORK

Additional information below

Dennis “Wolfbat” McNett / “Healer Phoenix”

Ryan Thomas Monahan / “Lane Liquor”

Ryan Thomas Monahan hails from Yorkville, Illinois. Utilizing a combination of physical and imaginative exploration Ryan creates miniaturized three dimensional portraits of urban landscapes. His desire to capture the beauty and grime of the world we live in is filled with moments of agony and glory. The exhibit title: “Between Heaven N’ Hell” refers to Ryan’s love/hate relationship with his creative process and the adventures it takes him on.

Look around, could you reproduce your environment using materials of no relation to their original purpose and fit it all inside a space the size of a shoe box? Construction is a difficult process; the required knowledge brings many different professions together. However, in this instance, Ryan is the ultimate construction worker – He does it all from the ground up at 1/24 the scale.

The majority of Ryan’s work portrays a fictional location. Creating a unique environment allows him to pull inspiration from visual and personal influences. It also allows him to consider using anything and everything for materials – Call him a “Junk Drawer Pirate”.

Never ending options opens the door to a world of infinite challenges and outcomes. For instance, his new work titled “Brinbane St.” is set in a subway station, quite possibly one of the grittiest locations you can conjure. No detail is spared – Every surface has been painstakingly covered in rust, dirt and funk. Set in the background is a typical subway newsstand featuring miniaturized magazines and newspapers so realistic looking you want to read one. To top it off, this piece hangs framed on the wall, flip a hidden switch and lights illuminate the newsstand. The combination of attention to detail and unique viewing perspective truly puts you into the scene.

Another interesting work is “Wabash” which is a free standing structure featuring a dilapidated “Pay to Park” stand. The visual is one of loneliness and despair – With no parking lot in sight the building takes on an even more desperate and loathsome existence. Once again no detail is spared – The sign is beautifully constructed and magnetized for easy handling. The “Pay” neon sign is burned out but we see a faint paint discoloration from color burn. The addition of a broken pay phone and this place is definitely between heaven and hell.

Join us Saturday, November 12th from 7-9pm for an opening reception.

Exhibit runs November 12th – December 10th

Contact the gallery for a preview of available artwork.

We have admired Dennis “Wolfbat” McNett’s work for a long time. His large scale installations and hand painted wood carvings exude a powerful and metaphysical presence we are excited to experience with you.

“Frequent See” features a mix of painted wood carvings and painted wood block prints. Dennis carves into wood at varying depths and angles to produce contrast and patterns of relief. Hand painted splashes of color and bold black lines enrich and magnify the wood and his carving process. The same carving technique and mix of color translates very well to wood block printing and screen prints – Both of which we will be exhibiting as well.

From Wolfbat:
Our lives in this world are steeped in fears and distractions. I have found reprieve and clear guidance from this onslaught through prayer and meditation. In the quietude of meditation I hear answers to my questions. Images fill my mind and replace daily stresses to guide me towards the good of all things.

The works included in “Frequent See” are rooted in these answers and images. The Spirit of the East is dedicated to the change of Spring. The cycle of growth and new birth are lessons from that season. Healer Phoenix and Phoenix Guide are carvings of eagles I’ve seen during healings. The Phoenix removes ego based anchors that inhibit the true self from tuning into higher frequencies. This allows us to see a path based in love rather than fear and doubt. The three skull carvings are inspired by the words from the four directions instructing me to understand compassion, calm and awareness. The collage panels refer to instructions received from our ancestors and spirits. I have woven each message into my personal mythology to create these works of art.


NOVEMBER/DECEMBER

CONTEXT Art Miami
Featuring work from: Martin Whatson / Shepard Fairey / Ravi Zupa / Swoon / Dan Witz / Hari & Deepti / Slop / Ben Eine / Brett Kern / DAIN & More!

Black Book Gallery
Booth 226

VIP Preview
Tuesday, November 29
By Invitation Only – Access for CONTEXT, Art Miami & Aqua VIP Cardholders & Press 5:30pm – 10pm

General Admission
Wednesday, November 30 11am – 8pm
Thursday, December 1 11am – 8pm
Friday, December 2 11am – 8pm
Saturday, December 3 11am – 8pm
Sunday, December 4 11am – 6pm

The CONTEXT Art Miami Pavilion
Midtown | Wynwood Arts District
118 NE 34th Street
Miami, FL 33127

http://www.contextartmiami.com/home

If you would like to attend contact us for a pass.
Contact us for an online preview of available artwork.


UPCOMING

NOVEMBER 2016
WOLFBAT
Frequent See
Main Gallery

Ryan Thomas Monahan
Between Heaven N’ Hell
Project Room

DECEMBER 2016
CONTEXT Art Miami


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JULY
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Jet Martinez
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APRIL
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December
SCOPE Contemporary Art Show Miami Beach 2014

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September
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August
Ravi Zupa
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July
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June
Deathstar Blues
Group Exhibit

Sket One
Derek Keenan
Axel Geittmann
Hari & Deepti
Rob “The Gropes” Roybal
RYCA

May
Bask
The One You Feed

Select Contemporary Art Fair NYC
Group Exhibit

Ravi Zupa
Allie Pohl
Hari & Deepti
Jaime Molina

March
Max Kauffman

SCOPE New York Contemporary Art Show
Group Exhibit

Cey Adams, Morning Breath, Hari & Deepti, Ravi Zupa, El Gato Chimney, Max Kauffman, Martin Whatson, Reka, Shepard Fairey, Ben Eine, WK Interact, Judith Supine, Cope2, Indie184, BK, Jay West, Cycle

February
Gemma Danielle Bayly
You Are Going To Die and That Is OK

DECEMBER
SCOPE Art Fair Miami Beach 2013
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Cycle, Scott Belcastro, Nicky Davis, Melanie Pruitt, Sam Flores, Vanessa Foley and Amanda Gordon Dunn

OCTOBER
Desconocidos Perfectos
Joseph Martinez, Jaime Molina & Pedro Barrios

SEPTEMBER
Do You Hear What You See?
Tim Kerr, Lindsey Kuhn & Scott Stanton aka Panhandle Slim

Hari & Deepti
Luminous Beings

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Titi Freak
In A Dream

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Hari & Deepti, The Gropes, Emily J Moore, Joseph Martinez, Jaime Molina, Max Kauffman, Melanie Pruitt

JULY
Sandi Calistro
The World Forgetting, By The World Forgot

JUNE
Borf
The Made A Desert And Called It Peace

MAY
John Fellows
Every Here Has A There

APRIL
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Bask, Miss Bugs, Shepard Fairey, Doze Green, Retna, Lucy Mclauchlan, Faile, Rich Jacobs, Niagara, Mr. Brainwash, Mel Kadel, Travis Millard, Alex Pardee, Rowdy, Cope2, Dean Zeus Colman, James Reka, ROA, Swoon, Judith Supine, Handiedan, Greg Lamarche, Mike Stilkey, Eelus, Dave Kinsey, Pure Evil, Jason Thielke, CEPT, Alex Lukas, Souther Salazar, The London Police, Titi Freak, Lisa Solberg, Blek Le Rat, Dabs & Myla, Indie 184, Pose, Luke Chueh, ESPO, Adam Wallacavage, Sam Flores, Hush and more!!!!!!

MARCH
Unforeseen Coexistence
Marla Rutherford, Joe Russo and Sara Ford

FEBRUARY
Happy Journey
Rob Mack, Andrew Hoffman and Hari & Deepti

DECEMBER
Mile High and Rising Vol.2 – Group Show

NOVEMBER
Ravi Zupa
One Million Things

OCTOBER
Joseph Martinez and Pedro Barrios
Long Time Strangers

SEPTEMBER
Caleb Neelon & Raul Gonzalez
Mojados Y Polvosos

AUGUST
FAIREY | HECOX | HOUSER
Shepard Fairey, Jim Houser & Evan Hecox

JULY
Shannon Bonatakis and Josh Holland
The Trouble Is, You Think You Have Time

JUNE
Eelus
Curious

MAY
Rene Gagnon
Between Here and All Knowing

APRIL
Michael Sieben, Mel Kadel, Travis Millard, Ariel Diaz & Mike Aho
Group Show(er)

MARCH
Ian Millard
The Joy of Stenciling

FEBRUARY
Lindsay St. Antoine with Ravi Zupa
Nothing Teaches Needs

DECEMBER
Mile High and Rising
Group Show

NOVEMBER
Guerilla Garden
Blacklisted

OCTOBER
Skewville
Anti-Social Networking

SEPTEMBER
ASVP
Down To Earth

AUGUST
Ravi Zupa
FEELINGSUSPENDED

JULY
Ernesto Yerena & Philip Lumbang
Dead Relatives

JUNE
John Fellows
Upon Some Distant Shore

MAY
The London Police & Handiedan
Amsterdynasty

APRIL
Jeremy & Melanie Pruitt
Crawlspace

MARCH
GALO, 2501 and Ottograph
666 Dollar Show

FEBRUARY
David Soukup
Reconstructed

JANUARY
Rene Gagnon
Urban Flowers

DECEMBER
Dale Grimshaw, Dan Baldwin and Jonathan Darby
True Brits

NOVEMBER
Jim Houser & Ben Woodward
Things That Make Whole

OCTOBER
Scot Lefavor, Rick Griffin and Travis Egedy
3

SEPTEMBER
Sandi Calistro
Le Carnavale Des Imbéciles

AUGUST
JOLT
GuerillaGarden

JULY
Beers and Bottle Rockets Group Show
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Bask & Tes One
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