Pulse Art Fair has long been one of the off-the beaten path fairs during Miami Art Week, having spent many years taking place in a film studio and event space west of the mainland's downtown. But now in its tenth year, Pulse moves to the beach and has joined other fairs on the sand such as Untitled and Scope with its own temporary home just north of the Eden Roc.
Representing Miami at the fair is non-profit art space Dimensions Variable, who has works by Miami-based painter Joseriberto Perez and Brooklyn-based mixed media artist Jude Broughan. The works on display are more modest in scale than the flashier works in other booths, but they're also intelligent and affordable for budding collectors looking to find solid works.
At the Mixed Greens booth, artist Naomi Reis created a series of works under the title Borrowed Landscapes (Tropics of Africa, Asia and the Amazon via Brooklyn). Here she created collages using washi paper and Mylar to depict tropical landscapes; those collages are rested on top of a larger wall mural so they perfectly align with the mural.
Perhaps the most timely work at the fair is by artist collaborative Ghost of a Dream at the David Contemporary booth. Their work has its own visual pleasures with sleek geometric patterns created on various surfaces with cool blue hues. But their installation ($60,000 for the whole work, individual pieces starting at $10,000) is actually made almost entirely of detritus.
-- Ricardo Mor (RMor.News@gmail.com)