MICHAEL VASQUEZ and JOSE FELIX PEREZ | "Ode to Frederic Remington" 2010 | Primary Flight 2010 | spraypaint on wall | 13 x 24'

MICHAEL VASQUEZ and JOSE FELIX PEREZ | "Ode to Frederic Remington" detail 2010 | Primary Flight 2010 | spraypaint on wall | 13 x 24'

Primary Flight 2010

Michael Vasquez and Jose Felix Perez's recently completed mural "Ode to Frederic Remington," can be seen on the South East corner of 29th Street and NW 2nd Avenue in Miami, FL.

Primary Flight is Miami's original open air museum and street level mural installation that takes place annually throughout the Wynwood Arts District and the Miami Design District. Primary Flight is arguably the world’s largest event of its kind, having featured over 250 world class artists from around the globe since its inception, the majority of whom travel to Miami during Art Basel. Artists from all walks of contemporary art headline our annual event, collaborating on high profile walls throughout Miami’s urban landscape. Maps outlining the installation are circulated, providing patrons with an opportunity to view the works in progress.



New work by Michael Vasquez will be on display with Fredric Snitzer Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach, December 2 - 5th, 2010.

'Art Basel Miami Beach is the most important art show in the United States, a cultural and social highlight for the Americas. As the sister event of Switzerland's Art Basel, the most prestigious art show worldwide for the past 41 years, Art Basel Miami Beach combines an international selection of top galleries with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events featuring music, film, architecture and design. Exhibition sites are located in the city's beautiful Art Deco District, within walking distance of the beach and many hotels.

An exclusive selection of more than 250 leading art galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa will exhibit 20th and 21st century artworks by over 2,000 artists. The exhibiting galleries are among the world's most respected art dealers, offering exceptional pieces by both renowned artists and cutting-edge newcomers. Special exhibition sections feature young galleries, performance art, public art projects and video art. The show will be a vital source for art lovers, allowing them to both discover new developments in contemporary art and experience rare museum-calibre artworks.

Top-quality exhibitions in the museums of South Florida and special programs for art collectors and curators also help make the event a special time for encountering art. And every year, a greater number of art collectors, artists, dealers, curators, critics and art enthusiasts from around the world participate in
Art Basel Miami Beach - the favorite winter meeting place
for the international art world.'

-via www.artbaselmiamibeach.com



MICHAEL VASQUEZ | "The Guarded Entry" 2008 | acrylic on canvas | 48 x 36"  

The John and Diane Marek Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Michael Vasquez : What Comes With the Territory

August 13 - October 12, 2010

Artists’ public lecture followed by an opening reception

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 5:30pm – 7:00pm

The artists will be on campus and in the community

September 13-16 for Marek Series Visiting Artist events

Parking and Admission

Admission to the gallery and all gallery activities is free. All receptions and lectures are open to the public. Gallery patrons arriving between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm may obtain a visitor’s parking pass from the UTC Parking Services Office located in the lobby of the Administrative Services Building, 600 Palmetto Street. After 5:00 pm Gallery patrons attending Artist’s lectures and receptions may park on any level of the Lupton Library parking garage, next to the Fine Arts Center on Vine Street, or in Lot 16 next to the Administrative Services Building, corner of Fortwood and Palmetto Streets. Hanidcap parking and unloading zones are available at the main entrance to the Fine Arts Center on Vine Street.

Gallery hours are 9:30am – 7:00pm Monday-Friday

The Gallery will be open through intermission for all Fine Arts Center Patten Series events.

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MICHAEL VASQUEZ | Untitled 2010 | acrylic on paper | 22 x 30"

New Work Miami 2010 

July 18th - October 17th 2010

New Work Miami 2010,conceived as an exuberant salute to Miami’s artistic community, will provide a partial snapshot of the Miami art scene at this moment. Approximately 35 artists based in the Miami area will present new and recent artworks executed in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, video, environmental installation and performance. The bulk of the exhibition will be presented in Miami Art Museum’s recently unified 5,000 sq. ft. Plaza Level Gallery, with numerous performances, events and screenings to be presented throughout the exhibition’s run.
New Work Miami 2010 is organized by Miami Art Museum and is supported by donations to MAM’s Annual Exhibition Fund, with additional support provided by Lin Lougheed. It is curated by Peter Boswell, assistant director for programs/senior curator, and René Morales, associate curator.