Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to present for the 2021 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach a selection of new works by gallery artists Gideon Appah, Keltie Ferris, Gerasimos Floratos, Karl Haendel, Chris Johanson, Eddie Martinez, Pope.L and Jacolby Satterwhite alongside historic work from the estates of Alberto Burri, General Idea, Kiki Kogelnik, Henry Moore and Julian Stanczak.
The gallery will also be presenting work for the first time by American artist, filmmaker and curator Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Brazilian painter Antonio Henrique Amaral and Paraguyan artist Feliciano Centurión.
Tiona Nekkia McClodden (b. 1981) is a visual artist, filmmaker, and curator whose work explores and critiques issues at the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and social commentary. On view will be sculpture and photography from three bodies of work that consider the tension between strength and vulnerability in relation to structures around kink and queer spaces.
Antonio Henrique Amaral (1935–2015) is a key figure in Brazil and Latin America. His visceral and allegorical works deal with political violence, existential discontent and erotic desire through an experimental approach that challenges authoritarianism. The works on view are from his “As Bocas” (“The Mouths”) series, made in the mid-1960s in response to Brazil’s coup d'état of 1964 and the generally repressive political climate seen throughout Latin America during this time.
Feliciano Centurión (1962-1996) was born in southern Paraguay and lived and worked in Buenos Aires with great success until his death at the age of 34 from AIDS-related complications. Using chintzy synthetic frazadas, or blankets, bought at the outdoor markets of Buenos Aires, Centurión painted animals from his native Paranaese country in a style that nods to the fraught Colonial history of the region. These paintings and his other textile works mix queer aesthetics with the folk and textile traditions of his indigenous Guaraní culture to poignant and dramatic effect.