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Fast Pulse
by Eduardo Alexander Rabel

PULSE Miami 
The Ice Palace Studios
1400 North Miami Avenue
Miami, Florida 33136
December 1-4, 2011

The PULSE Contemporary Art Fair takes place annually in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. Attending this year's seventh Miami edition revealed a diverse array of quality works that quickened my pulse – or at least piqued my interest.



Dan Gioia, Sphere, 2011, Conner Contemporary Art           

Ewerdt Hilgemann, Irregular Columns (California Trees), 2010, imploded stainless steel, courtesy of Samuel Freeman

Mac Premo, The Dumpster Project, 2011, mixed-media assemblage in 30-yard dumpster, courtesy of Pavel Zoubok Gallery

Jim Campbell, Exploded View, 2011, 1152 LEDs and custom electronics, courtesy of Elizabeth Stevens and Company

Gina Phillips, Sarah and Robin, 2011, fabric, thread, paint and synthetic hair, courtesy of Jonathan Ferrara Gallery

Skylar Fein, Black Reagan/Vacancy, 2011, acrylic on plaster and wood, Prospect New Orleans

Yorgo Alexopoulos, No Feeling Is Final, 2011, limited edition video wall, continuous loop, digital animation with sound on media player, 8 Planar flat panel monitors, courtesy of Cristin Tierney Gallery

Norman Mooney, Causey Contemporary

Teresa Diehl, What Lays Beneath, detail, 2011, single channel video projection, glycerin soap, resin, mono-filament line, courtesy of Galerie Anita Beckers

Vanessa German, Tar Baby on Pig with "N", 2011, tar, found objects, hand wrought beads, old jewelry and cloth

Matthew Cusick, Blue Horse, 2011, inlaid maps on wood panel, Pavel Zoubok Gallery

Mark Wagner, Gale Bills, 2011, currency collage on wood panel, Pavel Zoubok Gallery

Eran Shakine, Giacometti's Granddaughter as a Supermodel, bronze, 2010, Zemack Contemporary Art

Charlie James Gallery

Alex Schaefer, Chase, Los Feliz, 2011, oil on canvas, Charlie James Gallery

Jason Yarmosky, The Prescriber, oil on canvas, Lyons Wier Gallery

Malia Jensen, Seal + Penguin 4 Ever, 2008, patinated bronze, polyester resin, acrylic urethane and cat whiskers, edition 1/3, Cristin Tierney

~All text and photos by Eduardo Alexander Rabel

TOP IMAGE: Brian Dettmer, I Could Tell You, detail, 2011, paperback books, acrylic medium, wood and adhesive, Packer Schopf Gallery.

Posted by Eduardo Alexander Rabel on 12/13/11 | tags: art-fair

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