AQUA Art Miami

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Park City’s J GO Gallery will represent local talent this year at Miami Beach during the country’s largest and most exclusive contemporary art event. J GO Gallery will be showing three Utah artists this week as the world looks to Miami to see what is new and exciting in contemporary art. J GO is the first Utah gallery to represent artists at Art Basel Week and is proud to be showcasing local talent for the international art community.

Attracting over 50,000 attendees, Art Basel Week features the most prestigious art shows in the Americas. December 6-9th, leading galleries from around the world overtake Miami Beach to feature work by more than 2000 artists. J GO Gallery will be installed in the Aqua fair, which is uniquely placed in a classic South Beach hotel (the Aqua Hotel, 1530 Collins Avenue), and is one of the preeminent satellite events of the Art Basel fair. Aqua has been recognized for curating vibrant and noteworthy international art programs, and has a focus on bringing together innovative galleries and artists from the West Coast. J GO Gallery ventures to Miami with a commitment to present contemporary Western art that is innovative and exciting both technically and conceptually. Of its Utah artists, the gallery is bringing Park City’s Curtis Olson, and Salt Lake’s Paul Vincent Bernard and Mark England. J GO will also take select items from the curiosity cabinet arm of the gallery– WonderBox, with local artists including Adrian Prazen and Ed Bateman.

Gallery co-owner Jude Grenney says that she is excited to represent Utah as the rich incubator of contemporary art that it is. “Outside of Utah we still often encounter an anachronistic idea about what Utah is, and people don’t expect the great art that’s here. In truth, this state is ripe with artists thinking deeply about fresh interpretations of landscape, culture, and image. We’re a place that’s comfortable with complexity– and we’re excited to bring that depth to the international art market.”