Miami, leaving New York to come back to you was not an easy decision. Are you aware of the number of mouth-watering Thai restaurants that exist in Manhattan? When I traded them in for sugary coffee and guava pastries, I didn’t complain. And seamless.com, my substitute boyfriend, available at all hours of the night---dropped him like a bad habit. Sure, occasionally I still search the site, dreaming of ordering from five star restaurants and eating on my floor with no one knowing, but love takes compromise and sacrifice. I thought you were worth it and, I’m sorry to say this, but you owe me.
I’ve been waiting for Miami to break away from the New York art scene and develop its own style. We’re not the Big Apple and why should we be? Do we really want to go on pretending that we still think conceptual art is actually interesting? It’s been over fifty years since this overly cerebral, visually unappealing art reared its ugly head, so maybe it’s time for a new conversation. You and I both saw that paper mache monstrosity at Locust Projects this year---need I say more?
Describe us in one word---hot. Everything in Miami sizzles: our temperatures, our music, and our people (just ask Dwyane and LeBron); so why shouldn’t our art reflect who we are and do the same? The Germans agree, and they’ve taken it upon themselves to move us in the right direction.
You want perfection Miami? Well, here it is: CU-1 gallery and its photographers. It’s high fashion meets fine art, where even the smashed-up soda cans are provocative.
Thank you gentlemen. Here in Miami, we couldn’t agree more. And we spend every day proving it.
CU-1 Gallery is located at 117 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL. “Look at Me” is on view until August 23, 2013.