About Private Eye
Brought to you by LegalArt, Private Eye, is the inaugural event and auction to launch LegalArt’s Residency Building together with its current residents and Miami’s established artists and art aficionados.
After 8 years spent supporting Miami’s art community, LegalArt together with artist, Daniel Arsham, opened its doors in 2010 launching the innovative Residency Program for local, national and international artists and visiting curators and writers.
Come and enjoy our housewarming event and auction with Lolo and DJ Hottpants spinning, performance artist Clifton Childree and over 25 of Miami’s most esteemed artists.
1035 North Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33136
$30 General Admission
Open bar, hor d’oeuvres and admission to the after party.
$30 General Admission for Artists
Open bar, hor d’oeuvres and admission to the after party and a 1 year membership to LegalArt.
$150 General “Art”mission
Open bar, hor d’oeuvres and admission to the after party and a limited edition piece randomly selected by Clifton Childree, featuring one of our 10 artists.
$250. You Select the Art
Open bar, hor d’oeuvres and admission to the after party and a limited edition piece you choose!
Limited Edition Pieces
In Arsham’s strangely beautiful, hypothetical world objects have lost their physical domination, but not their aesthetic power. The guts and visceral engines of industry are imagined away, buried in his aesthetic transmutation. Remaining is a resplendent stylistic modality and a beautifully forced end to be contemplated. Daniel Arsham is represented by Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin Miami/ Paris. He has taken part in a number of well-received group and solo-expositions in the States and in Europe. His work has been included in a range of high-profile collections such as that of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami and the LVMH Collection and he has collaborated with visionaries such as Merce Cunningham and Hedi Slimane.
Julia Blaukopf has worked as a photographer and creative partner with organizations and businesses in Copenhagen, Kenya, Ghana, Lithuania, Montreal, and throughout the U.S. In 2005, Blaukopf worked with a community-run tree reforestation project in Kenya. A year later, she traveled to Ghana to photograph for Women in Progress, a women’s empowerment organization. In the summer of 2009, Julia traveled to Lithuania to photograph for the Summer Literary Seminars, a two week writing workshop. Most recently, Julia photographed creatives at work throughout Germany where she was awarded a visiting artist fellowship at Franz Mayer of Munich in Germany. Her images of intimate moments between families, strangers in the city and local workers are aimed at creating an alternative documentary.
Alfio Demestre lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Alfio works in different media–with sculpture, drawing and photography. He began working on installations 10 years ago when he and a group of four other artists founded the collective Oligatega Numeric. Since 1999 they have been working on installations, videos, texts, sculptures, music, and performances.
Pachi Giustinian is not only captivated by features of composition of light that are detectable by humans, but she is particularly interested in the ways that colors relate to sensations, feelings, sound and time. Her work is created with found objects that draw her attention through the color and shape they restrain. Color categories and physical specifications of color are also associated with objects, materials and light sources, based on their physical properties such as light absorption, reflection, or emission spectra.
Laura Hita is a multi-disciplinary artist who is guided by her images. A lover of the natural and animal world, she investigates the relationship between color, form, and texture. Her intention is to create a spring of beauty and well-being out of her paintings taking inspiration from dark nights, humid forests and winged animals.
Jiae Hwang is an interdisciplinary artist dealing in a broad spectrum of media from traditional drawings to digital animation which seek to create new ways to engage with viewers. For the past 7 years her work has investigated places that we inhabit in our mind as well as worlds beyond our perception. Inspired by the ideas of string theory and parallel universes, she contemplates our physical existence in the world while playing at romanticizing it’s infinite possibilities.
Every collision leaves a trace behind: debris, a trail of residue that marks the site where violence took place. The work of Manny Prieres is that sort of remnant, the product of the clash between a traditional, temperamental heritage, and an intense, idiosyncratic counterculture. During the process of this convergence, a series of artifacts are created. They stand at the threshold of a new folklore: they are the iconography of a new tradition.
Tasha Lopez De Victoria, 26, and Monica Lopez De Victoria, 28, grew up in Miami and collaborate under the name TM Sisters. They work in the mediums of video, digital video performance, VJing, collage, social experiments, zines, clothing, installations, and interactive video created along with their brother Samuel. Their do-it-yourself ethic started by being home schooled together by their parents. They were raised with intense psychological and spiritual discussions regarding behavior, relationships, creativity, and truth.
Under the collaborative name Viking Funeral Juan Gonzalez and Carlos Ascurra collaboratively explore the constructs of DIY music subcultures. Through the use of sculpture, collage, sound, and performance they examine the self-governed parameters, identities, and propaganda formed by annexed groups of people. Their work occasionally attempts to deconstruct or confuse vernacular via fictitious flyers for shows, and fanzines.
The Auction and The Artists
Behind the scenes—get to know the artists and their techniques.
Frances Trombly, Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, Adler Guerrier and Christina Lei Rodriguez
Enjoy wine and cheese, an intimate studio tour through the 5 studio spaces and receive a signed copy of Frances’ new book that will be coming out this spring.
During the month of April, Woodgate’s studio will be empty for a solo show at Spinello Gallery. Taking advantage of the space, she will be creating a miniature golf game in her studio. The winner will receive a piece of her art. After the game, guests will get a personal tour of her show at the gallery.
Krelwear with Karelle Levy
Krelwear’s Quickie Couture for one person. Prosecco for all, demonstration of making her knit fabrics and browse through the studio shop with an explanation of her new work.
Jiae Hwang & the LegalArt Residency
Up to 6 people can attend, followed by an intimate dinner cooked by the artists at LegalArt Residency, a tour of the studios and a portrait sitting for one person with Jiae Hwang.
What better way to get around Wynwood, then with a bike tour of the graffiti walls in Wynwood.
Holy Smoke! Smoky goodness to eat, Hedges will smoke food for lunch/dinner and provide a tour of the studio as well as an explanation of his work.
Loriel Beltran, Alejandro Contreras, Said Sancho, Moises Sanabria, Carlos Alejandro and Carlos Noguero
Weekend Decompression. Ten people for the visit, the beer and some light nibbles over the weekend. Designed sticker as takeaway. Schedule Dates available between end of April and end of October.
Naomi Fisher and Jim Drain
Dinner with the artists. Enjoy a pasta dinner at the studio and a demonstration of their process. Max. 8 people
An open studios event, with food and drink.
Enrique Gomez De Molina and Troy Abbott
Taxidermy meets digital sculptures. Ten guests can enjoy a studio visit and a demonstration of their process.
Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen of the firm Snarkitecture designed the interior of the space. A historical building that once housed a former restaurant supply is now LegalArt’s new live/work artist residency program. Melding both the old and the new, original with modern, the mixture of concrete, beams and vintage windows bring together elements of calm yet cool. The residency houses everything from a communal living room, open kitchen, seven live/work artist studios and LegalArt’s administrative offices on the second floor along with a flexible event space for meetings, gallery shows and seminars.
Carolina O Jayaram / Event Chair
Paul & Estelle Berg
Amir Ben Zion