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Morton Fine Art at Aqua Art Miami featured in the Washington City Paper

5 Dec

Arts Deskwashington city paper

A Look at the D.C. Galleries and Artists at Miami’s Aqua Art Fair


While D.C. chills in the freezing rain, D.C. gallerists are sweating out Miami humidity in breezy, emptied hotel rooms at South Beach’s Aqua Art fair, one of several fairs operating alongside Art Basel this weekend.

Amy Morton of Morton Fine Art has been showing at Aqua for three years, and brought a collection of paintings, photos, drawings, and collages from a slew of living contemporary artists, including three from D.C. The gallery scored one of the largest (and coolest, temperature-wise) rooms at the fair. The Miami art fairs put D.C. on the global art radar, Morton says. “D.C., we’re really making our stamp down here,” she says, and since Morton made its Aqua debut, “I’m seeing more of a D.C. presence overall.”

At Morton’s booth, the work of local artist Stephon Senegal—who does most of his work in bronze and steel—was represented in large-format portrait photos of children. Senegal has an undergraduate degree from Howard University and a master’s from the Maryland Institute of Contemporary Art. Morton also showed oil paintings from Nigerian-born D.C. artist Victor Ekpuk(top) and mixed-media collages by GA Gardner, who worked in D.C. for many years and now lives in Trinidad (below).


A few doors down, Farmville, Va.’s J. Fergeson Gallery sold one of several $1,400 model trains painted by D.C. graffiti artist Tim Conlon (below) and is exhibiting a few of his spray-painted canvases, too. Fergeson has brought Conlon’s work to Miami for a few years now, but always as part of a collection of several artists. This year, Fergeson’s showing Conlon on his own. “His trains have always been popular, but it’s never worked out that I’ve had a good venue to show his paintings before,” says gallery founder Jarrod Fergeson. Conlon’s working on a street-art piece on a wall in Miami’s Wynwood Art District this week.FullSizeRender_2

Hamiltonian Gallery, also at Aqua, is showing the work of several of its fellows and alumni. Joshua Haycraft‘s tiny sculptures (below) are cataloged as elements of an alternate universe called BHBITB. Though the pieces are all handmade, Haycraft made painstaking efforts to craft them in precise, geometric forms that look like they could have come from a 3-D printer.


Also in Hamiltonian’s room at Aqua is one of Sarah Knoebel‘s “Cycles” videos of a frozen ball of detritus—a head of lettuce, fake hair, feathers—melting in a cloudy tank of water. The gallery’s already sold “Rock My World,” one ofAnnette Isham and Zac Willis‘ $500 collages depicting Michael Jackson and Elvis as religious idols (below), riding googly-eyed unicorns and ruling over Lisa Frank cat stickers. Art collectors who are scared of the dark, take note: One of the Elvis pieces still on view (bottom) gave the Hamiltonian reps a shock as they closed up shop last night. When they turned out the lights, they noticed for the first time that it glows in the dark.

Follow #washingtonmiamipaper on Twitter and Instagram for more updates on D.C. artists and galleries from the Miami art fairs this weekend.



MFA’s Artist Meet & Greets at Aqua Art Miami

15 Nov
Join MORTON FINE ART at Aqua Art Miami December 4-8, 2013
Artist “meet and greets” scheduled in our Booth 216 at 3pm 

MAYA FREELON ASANTE – Thursday, 12/5 at 3pm 
Maya Freelon Asante with her tissue ink monoprint and Ubuntu tissue quilt sculpture, photo credit: Greg Powers

Maya Freelon Asante with her tissue ink monoprint and Ubuntu tissue quilt sculpture, photo credit: Greg Powers















STEPHON SENEGAL – Friday, 12/6 at 3pm

Stephon Senegal sculpting in bronze, photo credit: Stephon Senegal

Stephon Senegal sculpting in bronze, photo credit: Stephon Senegal









KESHA BRUCE – Saturday, 12/7 at 3pm

Kesha Bruce in front of her series "The Guardians" unveiling at Aqua and her solo at Morton Fine Art opening Saturday, December 14th, 2014, photo credit: Kesha Bruce

Kesha Bruce in front of her series “The Guardians” unveiling at Aqua and her solo at Morton Fine Art opening Saturday, December 14th, 2014, photo credit: Kesha Bruce

MORTON FINE ART returns to Booth#216 at AQUA Art Miami

22 Oct

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Morton Fine Art is proud to participate in Aqua Art Miami’s international contemporary art fair Dec. 4th -8th 2013.

VIP Preview 

Wednesday, December 4  4pm -11pm

Access for Art Miami, CONTEXT and Aqua Art Miami VIP Cardholders & Press

General Admission Hours

Thursday, December 5 12 pm – 9 pm
Friday, December 6 11 am – 9 pm
Saturday, December 7 11 am – 9 pm
Sunday, December 8 11 am – 6 pm

Morton Fine Art will be located in Booth 216. 

Artists Represented

Maya Freelon Asante

Osi Audu

Kesha Bruce

Nathaniel Donnett

Victor Ekpuk

GA Gardner

Andrei Petrov

Julia Fernandez Pol

Stephon Senegal

Vonn Sumner

Please contact the gallery for complimentary passes to the art fair.  
About Morton Fine Art
Founded in 2010 in Washington, DC, Morton Fine Art (MFA) represents a diverse roster of emerging to mid career national and international contemporary artists.  MFA’s primary focus, although not exclusive, is abstract and figurative work. Featured mediums include a rich variety of artworks on paper and canvas as well as sculpture. Dedicated to the belief that anyone can become an art collector, Morton Fine Art (MFA) is an accessible and education-oriented fine art gallery devoted to inspiring fresh ways of acquiring museum quality contemporary art.

About AQUA Art Miami

One of the best fairs for emerging art during Miami Art Week, AquaArt Miami will celebrate its 9th consecutive installment this December, and its first as one of the Art Miami LLC family of fairs. Over the years, the fair has been recognized for presenting vibrant and noteworthy international art programs with a particular interest in supporting young dealers and galleries with strong emerging and early-to-mid career artists.

Set within a classic South Beach hotel, with spacious exhibition rooms that open onto a breezy intimate courtyard, Aqua’s surroundings will be sure to be a favorite gathering spot not only for fun and relaxation during the busy week, but also as a place to exchange and disseminate new contemporary art ideas.
And with its close proximity to Art Basel and continuous shuttle service to Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami, Aqua Art Miami will transform into one of the top attended satellite art events for collectors, artists, curators, critics and art enthusiasts alike.

Aqua Art Miami will feature 45 dynamic young galleries from North and South America, Europe and Asia, and innovative special programming including performance art, new media and solo installations. With this commitment to artistic excellence, along with building a dynamic young marketplace with new and increased opportunities around marketing and audience services, Aqua Art Miami is sure to surpass all expectations for 2013.

Join MFA & its mobile art gallery *a pop-up project for “FAIR FOCUS” exhibition in Bethesda

9 Apr





April 4th, 2013 – April 27th, 2013



Gallery B

7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E

(across from The Original Pancake House)

Bethesda, MD 20814



Wednesday – Sunday 12pm – 5pm



Friday, April 12th from 6pm-9pm

*in conjunction with the Bethesda Art Walk


Morton Fine Art and its mobile fine art gallery, *a pop-up project, are pleased to present an exciting exhibition of work by artists MAYA FREELON ASANTE, OSI AUDU, KESHA BRUCE, ROSEMARY FEIT COVEY, NATHANIEL DONNETT, VICTOR EKPUK, KATHERINE HATTAM, WILLIAM MACKINNON, JULIA FERNANDEZ-POL and VONN SUMNER.

The exhibition will be on display from April 4th, 2013 through April 27th, 2013. The opening reception will be held on Friday, April 12th from 6 to 9 pm in conjunction with the Bethesda Art Walk. Several featured artists will be in attendance.




Morton Fine Art and its mobile gallery, *a pop-up project, bring “home” our national fine art fair booth to our regional DMV collectors.


The exhibition displays substantive, museum quality contemporary artwork promoted in MFA’s booths in national fairs including Houston Fine Art Fair (HFAF), Aqua Art Miami and Art Hamptons.

MFA artists “Meet and Greet” at AQUA Art Miami 2012

27 Nov

Please visit us at MFA’s large booth at swanky AQUA!

AQUA Art Miami
Suite 216
1530 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Artist “Meet and Greets” in our booth include: 
Maya Freelon Asante, Boom, 53”x35”, tissue ink monoprint

Maya Freelon Asante, Boom, 53”x35”, tissue ink monoprint

MAYA FREELON ASANTE on Friday, 7 December from 3:30pm-5pm.
Kesha Bruce, Wrestling with Angels No. 15, mixed media on paper, 12.5"x9.5"

Kesha Bruce, Wrestling with Angels No. 15, mixed media on paper, 12.5″x9.5″

 KESHA BRUCE on Saturday, 8 December from 7pm-9pm.
Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with these two exceptional female artists in person in Miami Beach!

Morton Fine Art invites you to join us at AQUA ART MIAMI 2012

31 Oct

Contact Morton Fine Art for complimentary passes to this exciting international art fair!

Morton Fine Art at AQUA ART MIAMI BEACH Suite 216

19 Oct



Wednesday, December, 5 | 7:30-11pm | VIP Opening Preview Party (for VIP pass holders)

Regular Fair Hours:
Thursday, December 6: noon – 9pm
Friday, December 7: 11am – 9pm
Saturday, December 8: 11am – 9pm
Sunday, December 9: 11am – 4pm


AQUA Art Miami – Aqua Hotel, 1530 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Morton Fine Art will be located in Suite 216.

Aqua is located on Collins Ave, a short walk south of Art Basel Miami Beach, across from the Loews Hotel.

Featured Artists:

Maya Freelon Asante (Baltimore, b. USA)

Kesha Bruce (France, b. USA)

Rosemary Feit Covey (Washington, DC, b. South Africa)

Nathaniel Donnett (Houston, b. USA)

Victor Ekpuk (Washington, DC, b. Nigeria)

Julia Fernandez-Pol (St. Louis/Buenos Aires, b. USA)

Katherine Hattam (Melbourne, b. Australia)

William Mackinnon (Melbourne, b. Australia)

Vonn Sumner (Seattle, b. USA)

Preview the work on the Morton Fine Art website: