by Erica Greenfield
With Art Basel finally upon us, all eyes are focused on Little Haiti. Although Wynwood has been known as the heart and soul of the Miami Arts District for the past few years, Little Haiti is taking the Miami art scene by storm.
With more and more galleries popping up in this eclectic neighborhood, there is no doubt that this hidden gem is the next up-and-coming art district of South Florida.
However, those who work and live here are focusing their efforts on enriching and strengthening the community by promoting the arts, while still honoring its unique and local feel. This is precisely why Valeria Fiñana and Miguel Ullivarri chose Little Haiti to open FU Gallery in hopes of bringing the community a gallery that is focused on the rich, local culture and features homegrown and Latin-American artists.
The gallery opening will be held on Wednesday December 3 and will feature the work of Mexican graffiti artist Ciler, with his solo show called “PONZOÑA.” Ciler’s work is best known for his defacement and manipulation of existing images with the intent to bring today’s dysfunctional society to light. His unique use of collages, drawings, paintings and installation work are filled with death, drama and violence.
Although his work has been featured in galleries across the globe, this will only be Ciler’s second show in the United States.
“We are very excited to have our opening night with an artist like Ciler; someone who will not only bring something different to the table but will spark conversations around those who see his work,” said Miguel Ullivarri, co-owner of FU Gallery.
The grand opening of FU Gallery will take place this Wednesday December 2 at 8373 NE 2nd avenue, Miami, FL 33138. The event will kick off at 7 PM and is open to the public. For more information visit the FU Gallery Facebook page .