— Drawing on the Utopic

Clouds are Our Mountains at The Jade, Miami Dec. 4 thought Dec. 6, 2014

Clouds are Our Mountains


The Jade, Miami

Dec. 4 thought Dec. 6, 2014


Bell May

Janet Sobel

Sangram Majumdar

Yevgeniya Baras

Matt Phillips

Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson

Sara Russell Dewey

Matthew Miller

A. Pilat

December 4 – 7, 2014

image: Bell May, “plight, “ mixed medium on paper

The Jade

Apartment # BL43

1331 Biscayne Blvd.

Miami, Florida

In conjunction with and thanks to :

Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects

Gary Snyder Fine Art

And Undercurrent Project’s Katie Peyton as artist/writer in residence

Opening preview by invitation, Thursday, December 4, 6pm to midnight, Champagne

Open to the public:

Thursday, December 4; 6 – 12midnight

Friday, December 5; 12noon – 12midnight

Saturday, December 6; 12noon – 12midnight

Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson – Untitled (Drawing Studies) 2013 9 x 13 inches colored pencil, oil pastel on hand-made abaca paper

Janet Sobel -Untitled (JSP 127), c. 1942 Gouache on paper 9 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches

Sangram Majumdar, Intersection, 2014 Oil on Canvas 30 x 24″








Yevgeniya Baras Untitled 2014 Oil on Canvas 16″x20″







Matt Phillips, “Form out of Water,” 2013 Oil on Canvas 20″ x 24″


Sara Russell Dewey, Untitled (ceramic installation) 2014, var. dim








Matthew Miller, “untitled, “ 2010 5.5 x 8.5 inches, oil on paper, 2010





















A. Pilat, 2014 Ball point pen

Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden Pocket Utopia, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, Gary Snyder Fine Art and Undercurrent Project’s Katie Peyton (who will be our writer/artist in residence at the Jade) are pleased to present an exhibition of selected work by artists; Bell May, Janet Sobel, Sangram Majumdar, Yevgeniya Baras, Matt Phillips, Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson, Sara Dewey, Matthew Miller and A. Pilat at the Jade during Art Basel Miami 2014.

For the Jade, each artist contributes one to two pieces that are woven together within the context of this particular apartment setting.  Janet Sobel, once admired by Clement Greenberg and infamously, Jackson Pollock, presents early work, before the all-over drips, dating from 1942, where she depicts pastural scenes perhaps reminiscent of her childhood in the Ukraine.  Bell May, an artist very much alive, makes a type of mixed media painting on paper combining and recombining the female figure with key themes of sexual politics.  Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson also presents work on paper, a drawing study for her larger and well known weavings of Iceland.  Sangram Majumdar, a painter will present recent paintings tracking his interest in combining abstraction and perceptual painting.  Yevgeniya S. Baras, a Regina Rex curatorial member, will exhibit her tough textural abstractions.  Matt Phillips will show exquisitely colored abstractions, that are modernist and geometric.  Sara Dewey will fill the apartment with her abstract ceramic sculptures, A. Pilat will have a ball-point pen drawing on hand and Matthew Miller will show a painting of clouds.

Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden Pocket Utopia is honored to partner with Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, Gary Snyder Fine Art and Katie Peyton of Undercurrent Projects.  Come for the art, have a drink, stay for dinner, join the conversation.

Jade Residences is located at 1331 Brickell Bay Dr., Miami, Florida 33131 

at Brickell Bay and SE 14th Street on the bay in the Downtown/Brickell area

Please call (212) 729-3011 or email Austin Thomas / ats@toast.net for more information.

511 w. 22nd Street

New York, NY 10011

(212) 729-3011