Friday, December 4, 2009


Murder Dance After-Party at Shore Club Featured DJ Sets by Shepard Fairey,Video by Peanut Butter Wolf, Live Graffiti Painting and Celebrity Appearances

MIAMI (December 4, 2009) Kicking-off non-Basel festivities, ArtCenter/South Florida (“ACSF”) rocket-launched Blue Print for Space, an explosive exhibition curated by South Florida-based art collective Primary Flight, on Wednesday, December 2 (800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach). More than 800 guests packed the 1,028 square-foot community gallery throughout the evening, including exhibiting artists Ron English, Jim and Tina Darling, Blackbooks and Santiago Rubino. Hipster tunes were bumping on the ones and twos while Leblon Cachaca kept the complimentary caipirinhas flowing.

Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ and Monster showcased one-of-a-kind Beats Studio headphones tricked-out by Primary Flight artists Tes One, Retna and Santiago, which will be auctioned on in benefit of ArtCenter/South Florida's arts education programs. Blue Print for Space is on view until January 2, 2010, and is free and open to the public.

Taking it back to the streets, more than 100 Primary Flight artists will now continue creating live murals and installations throughout Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. Typoe, Retna, Ewok, Dolla, Blek Le Rat, Fake is Good and She Kills He are among the visionaries appropriating public and private outdoor surfaces, day and night, through December 6, 2009. Primary Flight’s base camp is located at Wynwood Social Club (2501 N.W. 2nd Ave) but artgoers should walk the streets for an authentic taste of the work in context. Key locations include:

  • Spinello Gallery - 155 Northeast 38 Street, No. 101 (Santiago Rubino)
  • Margulies Collection - 591 Northwest 27th Street (El Mac, Retna)
  • Eazy Street Gallery - 3501 Northwest 2nd Avenue (Tristan Eaton, Jeff Soto)
  • Bakehouse Art Complex - 561 Northwest 32nd Street (Depoe)
  • Electric Pickle - 2826 North Miami Avenue (Aiko)
  • FoCi Art Fair - 3000 North Miami Avenue (Askew, Shepard Fairey, Revok, Reyes)
  • Wynwood Social Club - 2501 N.W. 2nd Ave (Jim Darling, Galo, The London Police, Kenny Scharf)

Primary Flight’s lead curator, Books IIII, said, “This evening is testament to the fact that graffiti is alive and well in Miami. It doesn’t get any more real than this. Primary Flight looks forward to taking this show on the road.”

About Primary Flight

Primary Flight is a collaborative curatorial organization dedicated to the production of site-specific, street level, mural installations. Since its inception in 2007, Primary Flight has brought together over 100 of the world’s most influential Street Artists to install their work live in the streets of Wynwood, and for the first time, in Miami Beach at ArtCenter/South Florida. These projects provide a catalyst for burgeoning arts communities.