Satellite Art Show
December 1 – 4, 2016
Our debut to the world of Miami art fairs was a warm and welcoming experience for The Southern.
Over 1,500 visitors walked through each day – a great introduction of The Southern to art collectors and enthusiasts from all over the world. South Carolina represent!
Justin and I curated the exhibition Inherited Truths | Inherited Prides for Satellite Art Show in South Beach. The fair took over and transformed The Parisian Hotel on Collins Avenue…just blocks from the Miami art fair originator Art Basel Miami.
Satellite Art Show received high praise throughout the fair and seemed to be “the one place where people seemed to be equally excited about art and actually enjoying themselves.” – Michael Anthony Farley of Art F City
This sentiment rubbed off on many, including Sharon Louden of Two Coats of Paint who spent over three hours visiting Satellite booths, including ours – “Overall the atmosphere was uplifting and positive…I really enjoyed speaking with Erin and Justin Nathanson of The Southern, located in Charleston, South Carolina.”
Artnet News took note of Colin Quashie’s illustration French Toile…Negro Toil on wallpaper which covered the room and it’s “chilling representations of slavery. A response to the “whitewashed, romanticized version of plantation life.”
ArteFuse made us blush by saying our installation at Satellite was “Masterfully curated in conversation with Dudik’s contemplative Civil War re-enactor portraits and Quashie’s deceptive sociopolitical wallpaper of household scenes, The Southern’s space explodes with possibility and promise.”
We were even featured in the online edition of Playboy as “Art Basel’s sexy little sister.”
Inherited Truths | Inherited Prides features work by Michaela Pilar Brown, Eliot Dudik, and Colin Quashie.
Generational narratives are explored, exposed, and reckoned through performance-based photography, collage, printmaking, and sculpture. Brown considers memory, myth, and rituals of common objects and architectural spaces creating a confrontational and seductive story. Dudik questions the preservation of a convoluted history and the modern day re-enactors who aim to appropriate honor for their fallen ancestors. Quashie illustrates the vicious cycle of acquisition, sale, discipline, domestication and revolt / freedom upheaving the white-washed, romanticized re-branding of southern plantations. Together, the artists present a larger narrative which challenges the viewer’s own impressions of family and hidden histories which have been passed down through time.
– Erin Nathanson, co-owner of The Southern