In its 5th year at Art Miami, Long-Sharp Gallery (Indianapolis | New York) showcases contemporary artists it represents exclusively in the United States.
Although French born sculptor Sylvestre Gauvrit is a Miami newcomer and a recent add to the gallery roster, it will be hard to miss his works in December. Not only will his Carrara marble and mixed metal sculptures be on exhibit in the Long-Sharp Gallery booth and in Art Miami’s public space, one of his sculptures will also be included in the Couture exhibit at Florida’s Cornell Museum (Del Ray Beach). Also debuting in Miami will be British artist and member of the Royal Society of Sculptors, Patrick Hurst, whose large-scale steel sculpture will take center stage in the Long-Sharp Gallery booth.
The gallery will highlight stalwart champions on its contemporary roster, including works by the late British painter David Spiller, sculptors Tarik Currimbhoy and Cha Jong Rye, and mixed media artist Jason Myers. Currimbhoy, whose table top kinetic sculptures have sold out in the past, will present his first large-scale (seven-foot) sculpture at Art Miami 2019. This work, The Twist, will be featured in Art Miami public space.
As in past years, the gallery will feature a signature “masters” section in its booth. But, this year, rather than a focus on Picasso or Miró, the gallery tips its hat to Wynwood’s walls by focusing on two blue chip artists who began as street artists. A large scale red and black sumi ink drawing by Keith Haring will be the centerpiece of this section, flanked by Pest Control-authenticated prints by British-born Banksy.