Thursday, November 9, 2017

Scope Miami Beach Special Programs 2017


The Melech Collection presents STEVEN COGLE Untitled (Indian Chief), 2015 | Acrylic, oilstick on canvas 85 1/2 x 72 in


SCOPE is pleased to collaborate with The Melech Collection, launched by six-time NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire.

Stoudemire will curate a 40 foot installation as a highlight of SCOPE Miami Beach’s Special Programs. With a sincere interest in nurturing the careers of emerging artists, Stoudemire has commissioned emerging Brooklyn artist, Steven Cogle, to create a site-specific work centered upon the contemporary artist’s role in creating a future history.

Citing African influences in his work, Cogle attributes much of his style to the environment in which he grew up: East New York. From this Brooklyn vantage point, Cogle interprets “sacred stories” throughout the African Diaspora, approaching his subject matter as “tribal Africa crossed with urban blight”.

Additionally, Stoudemire will conceptualize and lead a lively panel discussion in SCOPE’s Atrium, moderated by Sotheby’s Contemporary Art SVP and former Andy Warhol Museum curator, Eric Shiner. 
Courtesy of Mirus Gallery

Chromadynamic Dimensional 

SCOPE has invited Felipe Pantone to create a site-specific installation for the Atrium of its Miami Beach Pavilion. Pantone will hand-paint hundreds of conduits to create a three-dimensional gradient computer glitch. Pantone approaches this work as a humble attempt to combine imagery from the 21st century with the structural innovations established by the Venezuelan master Soto in the 60's. Juxtaposed against a serene ocean backdrop, Chromadynamica Dimensional will greet visitors upon entry, and set the tone for a dynamic 17th edition of SCOPE Miami Beach.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Felipe Pantone began his art career in Southeast Spain with graffiti art. From then on he was drawn to the art world and settled in the city of Valencia, Spain where he further developed his skills and distinctive avant-garde graffiti style. After establishing himself as an innovator within the graffiti world, with a career spanning the past decade, Felipe Pantone has abandoned letterforms, embracing abstraction, and drawing influence from various disciplines such as kinetic and op art. Felipe Pantone has anchored himself as one to watch within the contemporary field.
Presented by, a Column Health Initiative
Curated by Colin Beatty and Craig Smith


SCOPE is delighted to be working with Column Health’s Craft Guild to de-stigmatize addiction and raise awareness of treatment and recovery. For SCOPE Miami Beach 2017, Column Health has collaborated with New York-based artist, Tom Fruin, to create the exhibition "" that presents a selection of works spanning Fruin's critically-acclaimed career and addresses shared issues of de-stigmatizing addiction.

The "" exhibition will include Fruin’s Quilt series composed of drug bags and other found detritus the artist collected throughout his exploration of New York City. A craft typically considered ‘women’s work’, quilting is oftentimes a deliberate narrative, and in Fruin’s case, a New York story that strengthened his optimism. Also on view is Fruin’s ICON series, an extension of the quilted drug bags., with a re-imagined narrative. Tom Fruin’s eponymous houses are water towers and internally lit, sculptural mosaics that function as beacons of color and light. These “Icons” transform mundane landscapes into vibrant expressions of humanity.


SCOPE is pleased to invite its Platinum and VIP Members for engaging conversations and integrations at the SCOPE Miami Beach Pavilion. The SCOPE VIP Program for Miami Beach 2017 includes:
Hosted Panel Discussion Hosted Panel Discussion
Amar’e Stoudemire in Conversation
Moderated by Sotheby’s
Contemporary Art SVP, Eric Shiner
 Feminist Art for a New Era:
Harnessing the Power of Art in the Fight for Women's Equality
Moderated by artnet
Associate Editor, Sarah Cascone

*All SCOPE VIP Events are by invitation and confirmed RSVP only, first come first served, with no guarantee.

SCOPE Official Party

Special Performance by Jesse Boykins III
Courtesy of Def Jam 
Friday, Dec, 8, 9pm - 12am | ORA Nightclub, Miami Beach

*By invitation and confirmed RSVP only, entry based on capacity.
DAVID RICE Memories, 2017 | Painting, acrylic on wood panel, 24 x 36 in | Courtesy of Antler Gallery


Long-established as the original incubator for emerging work, SCOPE’s Breeder Program celebrates its 16th year of introducing new galleries to the contemporary market. A remarkable opportunity for exposure, Breeder Program alumni include: Peres Projects, John Connelly Presents, Galeria Enrique Guerrero, Daniel Reich Gallery, Bischoff/ Weiss, INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, SEVENTEEN, ROKEBY, Taxter Spengemann, Magical Artroom and Spinello Projects, among other notable galleries.


The 17th edition of SCOPE Miami Beach returns to the sands of Ocean Drive and 8th Street. Featuring 130 International Exhibitors from 25 countries and 60 cities, SCOPE Miami Beach will welcome over 55,000 visitors over the course of 6 days. Amidst an unprecedented outpouring of critical acclaim from press, curators and collectors, and a digital and social media outreach campaign garnering over 450 million impressions, SCOPE Miami Beach is once again poised to lead the charge for the emerging contemporary art market.

SCOPE MIAMI BEACH 2017 | 801 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tues | Dec 5 | 12pm - 4pm
Platinum Members Only
Tues | Dec 5 | 4pm - 8pm
VIPs & Press Only

Wed - Sun | Dec 6 - 10 | 11am - 8pm
Admission $35 | Miami Beach Residents $30
Student + Senior $25
*Discounted tickets with proper ID only

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