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

5 Dec

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

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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).

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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.

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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.

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Morton Fine Art at Aqua Art Miami 2014

30 Oct

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Morton Fine Art invites you to attend Aqua Art Miami. For the third consecutive year, MFA will be located in booth #216 at Aqua Art Miami international fine art fair.  

Show Hours

Wednesday, December 3 | 3pm-10pm | VIP Opening Preview Party (for VIP pass holders)

Regular Fair Hours
Thursday, December 4 : 12pm – 9pm
Friday, December 5 : 11am – 9pm
Saturday, December 6 : 11am – 9pm
Sunday, December 7 : 11am – 6pm

Location

Aqua Art Miami – Aqua Hotel, 1539 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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

Morton Fine Art will be located in Suite 216.

Featured Artists

Maya Freelon Asante (North Carolina, b. USA)

Osi Audu (NYC, b. Nigeria)

Kesha Bruce (France, b. USA)

Ethan Diehl (Iowa, b. USA)

Victor Ekpuk (Washington, DC, b. Nigeria)

GA Gardner (Trinidad, b. Trinidad)

Katherine Hattam (Melbourne, b. Australia)

Choichun Leung (NYC, b. Wales)

William Mackinnon (Melbourne, b. Australia)

Nnenna Okore (Illinois, b. Nigeria)

Andrei Petrov (NYC, b. USA)

Stephon Senegal (Washington, DC, b. USA)

Vonn Sumner (Los Angeles, b. USA)

Charles Williams (North Carolina, b. USA)

Preview the work on the Morton Fine Art website: www.mortonfineart.com

mortonfineart@gmail.com, (202) 628-2787

STEPHON SENEGAL featured in the April/May 2014 edition of Uptown Magazine

8 May

 

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Stephon Senegal
Washington, DC

Stephon Senegal creates personal diaries through sculpture. By putting himself on display, he creates bold and beautiful pieces revealing the oftentimes tumultuous ebb and flow of the human condition. As a Louisiana youth, he would make his own toys out of popsicle sticks and black electrical tape, but has since graduated to bronze and other metals because they help present the body as a metaphor for life. “The work is a deconstruction and rebuilding of the self and the things that go with it in terms of vice, obsession and sexuality,” says Senegal. “An individual really can’t access who they are completely until they are tested both physically and mentally in regards to the ability to deal with what life may throw at them”.

Visit http://www.mortonfineart.com to view available sculptures and drawings by STEPHON SENEGAL.

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.

Morton Fine Art – Booth Shots of ArtHamptons 2013

19 Jul
Sophia Guerci and Amy Morton at ArtHamptons 2013

Sophia Guerci and Amy Morton at ArtHamptons 2013

The oil paintings of JULIA FERNANDEZ POL

The oil paintings of JULIA FERNANDEZ POL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morton Fine Art at ArtHamptons 2012, Booth shot of MAYA FREELON ASANTE and JULIA FERNANDEZ POL

Morton Fine Art at ArtHamptons 2012, Booth shot of MAYA FREELON ASANTE and JULIA FERNANDEZ POL

Amy Morton and STEPHON SENEGAL at ArtHamptons. Stephon Senegal "019", 52"x13"x13", bronze sculpture

Amy Morton and STEPHON SENEGAL at ArtHamptons.
Stephon Senegal “019”, 52″x13″x13″, bronze sculpture

Artwork by Nigerian born VICTOR EKPUK

Artwork by Nigerian born VICTOR EKPUK

NATHANIEL DONNETT's conceptual narratives on paper bags

NATHANIEL DONNETT’s conceptual narratives on paper bags

Morton Fine Art at Art Hamptons 2013, Booth 411

5 Jul

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Thursday, July 11 2013 | 6:30-9:30pm | VIP Opening Preview Party

Regular Fair Hours:
Friday, July 12         | 11am – 8pm
Saturday, July 13    | 11am – 8pm
Sunday, July 14      | 11am – 6pm

Location

The Sculpture Fields of Nova’s Ark

60 Milestone Road (off roundabout on Scuttle Hole Road)

Bridgehampton, NY

Morton Fine Art will be located in Booth 411.

Artists Represented

Maya Freelon Asante

Nathaniel Donnett

Victor Ekpuk

Julia Fernandez Pol

Stephon Senegal

About Morton Fine Art (MFA)

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 contemporary art.

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