Words by Hunter Braithwaite Agalma begins near the end. In the project gallery, a video called “Elysian Fields” features an elderly woman siting in a chair in the middle of a field, shoulders bare, flowers in her close-cropped hair, singing to Frank Sinatra. She is the artist’s grandmother: former showgirl, current Alzheimer’s patient. Nowadays, she’s only truly […]
words by : Ciara LaVelle The spirit of Churchill’s Pub’s past is alive at PRIMARY. A taxidermied billfish, hung high on the first wall crowds will encounter when “Agalma” opens this Saturday, recalls artist Autumn Casey’s six years behind the bar at the legendary Miami dive. As the bar prepared to change ownership, Casey recalls, “everybody […]
Words by Shana Beth Mason Contemporary cultural enthusiasts are likely aware of ‘Southern Gothic’ as a genre pertaining to literature and film, but what about visual art? How may the inherent dysfunctions, eccentricities, and sharply geopolitical dynamics of the American South be communicated in a gallery or institutional space? Miami-based multidisciplinary artist Christina Pettersson answers […]
Words by Hunter Braithwaite The gallery has three drawings, with the largest, “The Terrible Knowing & Not Knowing” stretching across four sheets of paper to form a composition thirteen feet high and twenty-eight feet wide. It’s as large as a Hollywood backdrop. Think Gone with the Wind, Tara in flames. Tomorrow is another day. Except it’s […]
Thursday, April 17, 2014 | by Carlos Suarez De Jesus As a teenager, Christina Pettersson found a job as a telemarketer at the Vista Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Miami Lakes. “It was selling prepaid funeral arrangements, and I hated it,” the 37-year-old artist recollects. “After about a week of making the phone calls, […]
Super excited for the debut of Boys Noize and Snoop Dogg’s music video “Got It” directed by PRIMARY family member Autumn Casey. This was the first official project we did in our new downtown location. Good times and a special thanks to Blood Company for the extended love.
Magnus Sodamin – Into The Rainbow Vein from ESBO on Vimeo.