During Miami Art Week, this city gets flooded with art, artists, collectors and those who just enjoy looking at contemporary art. Many flock to the fairs for a glimpse at the work of art world rock stars, while some keep an eye on the up-and-coming.
Those eyes may be looking at our very own AHOL SNIFFS GLUE, who is presently showing his latest work, "Snipers." With an early opening last week at Wynwood's Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art, Ahol’s show is one not to miss if you haven’t seen it yet: the show exhibits his latest creations, creatures he calls muñequitos (dolls), created from images he photographed and edited right from his cell phone -- then sewed together to make what is Snipers.
The one-of-a-kind pieces are displayed in a separate room of the gallery, giving it a small shop feel. But the main show is a claw crane game, an interactive installation where visitors can try to score an original Ahol piece for a buck in quarters.
Though it just opened, the show has already been gallery-changing.
"I want to thank...AHOL," Shienbaum wrote on Facebook, adding "Doing this show was inspirational to me. I now have the balls to experiment more with the space, and the desire to focus on more of the local Miami [artists].”
Visit the show and support your local artists that are growing fast! "Snipers" is open through December 9th from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art (2239 NW 2nd Ave., 305-205-9089). -- JIPSY