FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Fine Artist Stephen Wilson to Exhibit Immersive Booth @ AQUA Art Miami.
Wilson was hand-picked to create and curate an experimental & interactive booth, presenting his one-of-a-kind embroidery works, mixed-media, and sculptures.
MIAMI – September 24, 2018 – The conceptual and highly sought after work by artist Stephen Wilson, which celebrates the stitches and fabrics of our culture, has been hand-selected to showcase as a solo booth this December at AQUA Art Miami. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology and handwork methods, Wilson’s unparalleled mastery comes in many forms through inventive mixed media works depicting high fashion, iconic imagery, designer luxury brands, and more. Building on Wilson’s belief that fashion is fine art, Wilson will be unveiling his latest series Luxury Graffiti which expands conceptually on his previous works and takes on a whole new aesthetic and meaning. Spanning the worlds of street art, high fashion and consumer culture, each piece is a narrative on our tastes - blending a unique balance of urbanity and opulence. Brands like Nike, Chanel, Givenchy and Adidas are juxtaposed with cultural iconography and Wilson’s signature embroidery style to create a conceptual “brick wall” of hi / low fashion and street culture. Standouts of the series include embroidered forms of basketballs, bricks and skateboard decks, his sculptural take on street objects.
On display at AQUA Art Miami, will be his sculptural embroidery with never-before-seen works– many of which highlight a vibrancy Wilson is known for in conceptualizing a renowned craft and perspective. Wilson has been making his mark throughout the US and now, as one of a select few talented artists given this distinction at the AQUA Art Miami 2018 fair, he will receive an entire room dedicated to his works. Bringing forth a fresh take on traditional booth structure, and taking this concept to a whole new level, Wilson is creating an experimental and truly immersive experience for attendees, which includes a look inside his studio by displaying one of his state-of-the-art embroidery machines where he will do demonstrations and involve fair attendees. AQUA Art Miami is known for its innovative approach alongside major art fairs, showcasing over 50 international exhibitors with works by emerging and mid-career artists in intimate exhibition rooms.
In addition to his sculptural works, Wilson will be exhibiting new oversized works as part of his Luxury series, utilizing highly advanced technology that enables Wilson to create work otherwise unattainable. Wilson’s Model Tapestries will also be exhibited, bringing forth his unique perspective and aesthetic visuals of a model as a canvas with the iconic material they represent, using a process of incorporating photography under embroidery. Several other exciting bodies of work that take his exploration of the medium to a new level will be on exhibition.
Wilson’s booth at AQUA Art Miami is a special opportunity for the young collector and aficionado, with Wilson’s work not only highlighting contemporary culture, but advocating fine art accessibility as an independently positioned artist amongst a fair of contemporary art galleries. Wilson will be creating original embroidered lapel pins and printed stickers as a limited giveaway for guests and collectors to take after visiting the booth. During the fair, Wilson will also host a book signing of his recently released book of works titled Stephen Wilson: Luscious Threads at his booth.
AQUA Art Miami
VIP Preview: December 5th, 2018, 3pm-10pm
Public View: December 6th-December 9th, 2018
Thursday, December 6, 12 pm - 9 pm
Friday, December 7, 11 am - 9 pm
Saturday, December 8, 11 am - 9 pm
Sunday, December 9, 11 am - 6 pm
‘Stephen Wilson: Luscious Threads’ Book Signing & Happy Hour
December 8th, 2018
About Stephen Wilson: Wilson is represented by major galleries across the US, including Art Angels, Roman Fine Art, DTR Modern Galleries (NY, Boston, DC, Palm Beach) and New Gallery of Modern Art. Wilson’s work has been exhibited in The Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC, The Cornell Museum, Delray Beach, FL and the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. His upcoming mid-career retrospective will be opening at the Coral Springs Museum of Art, in Coral Springs, FL in 2019. Wilson’s work is featured in numerous international collections including Japan, Bulgaria, Italy, and Mexico, in addition to private and public collections throughout the United States. Scala Arts and Heritage Publishers’ recent book on the Artist, Stephen Wilson: Luscious Threads, was released in Fall 2018.
About AQUA Art Miami: Aqua Art Miami will kick off its 14th edition at the Aqua Hotel (1530 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139) with a VIP Preview on Wednesday, December 5th before opening to the public December 6th - 9th, 2018. The festive preview has become the destination for influential collectors and art professionals and is the premier destination for art aficionados to procure works by young, emerging and mid-career artists. Throughout the years, AQUA Art Miami has continued to solidify itself as a completely unique art fair, consistently staying true to its signature relaxed yet energetic vibe. It was voted best art fair of 2017 by the Miami New Times. More than 40 international exhibitors showcasing fresh new works will be featured this year in the intimate exhibition rooms, which open into the beautiful courtyard of the classic South Beach hotel. www.aquaartmiami.com