Today I want to send some love out to my man, Gene Pendon aka Gene Starship, as he flies off to show some of his new works at Aqua Art Miami with the Yves Laroche Gallery as part of Art Basel Miami Beach 2009 . As you may or may not be aware, Gene is one of the MOST talented painters / artists based in Montreal and co-creator of the internationally renowned Heavyweight Art Installation ( HVW8 ). Art Basel Miami is hands down the most important art fair in North America. This is an incredible opportunity for Gene to show some of his new solo works, get his name and his work out into the larger art community, and hopefully be inspired by some interesting and progressive art. Check out Gene’s new website ( still a work in progress ) to catch a glimpse of some more of his mad talent. Go Gene!
I also want to shout out another incredible Montreal based artist, Jean Labourdette aka Turf One who is also showing with Yves Laroche at Aqua Art Miami.
About Art Basel
Art Basel Miami Beach is the most important art show in the United States, a cultural and social highlight for the Americas. As the sister event of Switzerland’s Art Basel, the most prestigious art show worldwide for the past 40 years,
Art Basel Miami Beach combines an international selection of top galleries with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events featuring music, film, architecture and design.
An exclusive selection of more than 250 leading art galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa will exhibit 20th and 21st century artworks by over 2,000 artists. The exhibiting galleries are among the world’s most respected art dealers, offering exceptional pieces by both renowned artists and cutting-edge newcomers. Special exhibition sections feature young galleries, performance art, public art projects and video art. The show will be a vital source for art lovers, allowing them to both discover new developments in contemporary art and experience rare museum-calibre artworks.