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Burgess Modern +
Contemporary Art Miami | Waterfall Mansion + Central Park (Double Hunting Blind)

Burgess Modern + Contemporary

Miss Bugs | Marc Chagall | Christo and Jean Claude | Andrew Cotton | Gabriel Delgado | Rex Hausmann | David Hayes | Damien Hirst | Alex Katz | Dora Maar | Santiago Medina | Jedd Novatt | Frank Stella | Retna | Tom Wesselmann

The booth looks fantastic and we are ready to go 👍 

Getting ready for Art Week Maimi 2022!!!

In The Air

Art Miami | Burgess Modern + Contemporary 

I met Gabe on a loading doc. He was fresh out of UCLA and was talking mostly about human rights and peoples identity with some kind of rhino collage of some sort. This was 2010. The show was called “Paper Trail”. It was on Bill Fitzgibons’s loading dock. I think every person passed through that loading dock at some time or another if you were and are in the San Antonio art Seen. 

Now, fast forward about 12 years. Gabe is the gallery director of Burgess Modern + Contemporary in Fort Lauderdail. I’m on a plain to Art Maimi and we are going to take the little nephews to Disney Land. It’s thanksgiving and I have a lot to be thankful for. I’m up in the air … as I have been it seems for the past 8 months … either flying to New York for some kind of project or opening or going to Welington where my mother and father have a horse “in training”.

I’ve found a place I can buy Polo at on a discount. Dillard’s in this old shopping mall. I haft to wear polo these days because I’ve either found myself in the upper social crust of New York City or The Hamptons as of late. You kind of haft to show up and be proper. And in all honestly it’s only right. You need to show your hosts proper attire by being respectful, it’s important. So I have a few suits from Limitus Bispoke in San Antonio and some polo from Dillards. I don’t ever really know what social circle I will be traveling in these days … so you kind of piece your wordeob together for the proper surroundings. In Montell, Texas it’s boots and carheart shirts mainly becuse you are in a pick up truck painting on the hottest piece of earth imaginable … in New York … you neaver realy know who you are meeting with , Kate’s gallery is amazing and hosts some of the most interesting people in the world … The Hamptons … total mixed bag … I mean it’s all over the map. I’ve been in a room with the Gugenhime and then some of the upper crust of high society. I just try to focus on art and keep it at that. It’s my language and my passion and it’ll take me where I need to go.

Now I’m on a plane for Art Miami … I remember visiting this in 2009 with Adam Tyson … and with Samual Kho and the TM sisters. We’re all still in what ever capacity making art and talking with people. Sam lives in LA and Tyson is still in New York. 

The TM sisters last I know of still make work and do roller derby and synchronized swimming. This is when the “Containers” were still raw. 

Then there was 2010 or 2011, Don Lisy, Darin and Shannon White and Adam Tyson along with Lisa LaLa out of Kansas City. Don was in Brooklyn, Adam still New York based … and Darin and Shannon in Kansas. 

I still speak with all of them. Don and Darin almost weekly … we have a show opening In New York at The Sheen Center in 1 month. David Almaguer and Jesse Moreno and I are taking my truck from The Hausmann Millworks: A Creative Community in San Antonio TX up to the Hamptons and to New York’s Lower East Side. We’re going to jump town after New Years.

I’ve spent the whole week with my family and I’ve fallen asleep more times than I’d like to admit. My brother too. I think we’re just mid-life’ing it or something.

I’m just happy next week is happening. As I updated my Facebook page I was saying to myself … is this real? And it is.

Some very cool people are flying in to see the new work. When I dropped off the work to Lisa and Gabe and Wassam, you could tell there were excited … Well Art Miami … here we go 2022, booth AM329

    ⁃    Rex from Brickell, Miami

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