Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Wynwood Arts Walk: Wherefore Art Thou, Hipsters?

Saturday night was Wynwood and Design District's monthly gallery walk happening. It was unusually quiet with fewer galleries open and the amount of hipsters prowling the streets looking for free cheap wine seriously lacking. I stopped by Emmanuel Perrotin's
dazzling MiMo gem of a gallery and perused the shows he had in the sprawling space. Aya Takano's show (below) was a little bit kawaii mixed with darkness (so Japanese). Drinking wine out of real wine glasses combined with the platter of Ruffles potato chips made the experience all the more enjoyable. But the gorgeous Terrazzo floor (above) is the real star at Perrotin.

Afterwards we caravaned down to Karu & Y for drinks at their "White Garden" outdoor space. The cabanas outside are nice but were filled with grumpy Europeans, the indoor bar was more fun but less cozy. The restaurant seemed crowded, I guess they're doing OK down there in Overtown.

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