Are you ready for a taste of Burning Man during Art Basel week in Miami?
The Edge Art Fair, in its first year, boasts of an impressive collection of art showcased or inspired from Burning Man, the annual gathering that takes place in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada and combines art and community. The art on display at Edge will be interactive, centered around technology and steel.
“We are the art fair for the millennial crowd steeped in technology and hungry for immersive experiences that they can be involved with,” said Bram Portnoy, one of the co-founders of the fair.
Located in an air conditioned warehouse at 1584 NW 29th St., Miami just on the edge of Wynwood, Edge Art Fair is open to the public from 2 p.m. to midnight, Wed., Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 6.
Although this is the fair’s first year, the artists have spent over 100 years combined at the Burning Man and they are bringing that look and feel to Art Basel week.
Yarrow Mazzetti (co-founder of the fair) is the most prolific mutant vehicle builder in the world having transformed 26 cars into mutant vehicles. The ladybuggies (a type of mutant vehicle but consider it mobile street art) will be at the fair. Yarrow will also be unveiling two new pieces for the first time. The first are his series of Jellyfish which are three 10-foot tall fiberglass shell jellyfish embedded with LEDs and fiber-optics that change color to the accompanying music. He is also unveiling his “Nails” piece which are 8 foot long nails which will eventually form a major part of his street art.
JROC will be unveiling his 9-foot tall stainless steel dragon head; Kenny Ferron will be installing two LED music sensitive palm trees.
Samantha Scott will be “live” painting models in blacklight paint. As she dresses all in black all you will see from afar is a paintbrush glowing in blacklight paint and painting a model. Her photographs of models she has painted are for sale.
Richie Driscoll will be coming from Los Angeles to install his Chain Man piece. Chain Man lives in an interactive chain land which the artist will build.
Tomas Loewy and Peter Ruprecht are two of the most successful photographers who have consistently shot Burning Man The entire walls of the warehouse will be covered in black material with spot lights illuminating Tomas and Peter’s photographs.
Jeff Silver will be unveiling his light sandbox, an interactive sandbox built five feet off the ground. When you move your hand through the sand the lines you created illuminate by the LED lights which have been placed underneath.