48” x 54” x 1.5”
Acrylic, ink on canvas
There is something distinctly glamorous about Miami at night, but during the day, it’s all about salty beach hair, sandy ankles and fish tacos. Those long walks along Ocean Boulevard admiring the colourful lifeguard huts while the sun reflects off the water - there’s something understated and glamorous about that, too, in a way that only makes sense in Miami.
There is so much light in Miami. The street lights that flood the back doors to the luxury hotels where kitchen staff are gathered on their smoke breaks. The blue din from cell phone screens that shrouds the faces of everyone - the restaurant guests, the staff, the tourists, the locals, the kids, the adults - everyone’s face constantly basking in the glow of their own social media. The party lights that shoot into the night sky on the beach. The flickering candles at the swanky hotel lobby bar. The neon taco stand signage. Miami is full of light energy, all of the lights, that bring the entire city to life in every possible way.
This collection of paintings inspired by Art Week in Miami explores themes of class division, and the palpable cultural differences that exist within one city (that ironically seems to have its own sense of cultural identity that seems highly influenced by the working class). This collection also explores the theme of art, and what is considered to be art according to the viewer (ie: graffiti vs. abstract art, landscape photography vs. landscape painting, photojournalism vs. portraiture).
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This painting was hand-stretched by the artist in her studio on 1.5" thick gallery stretchers. It can be hung as an exposed canvas, or framed in a floating wood frame for a more polished look. This painting comes with an artist statement and signature. If you purchase this painting you will be contacted by the artist for more information about pick-up options in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, or delivery/shipping information.
Please note that the buyer is responsible for any shipping charges and/or for picking up the painting, but the artist will facilitate the process by obtaining quotes, packaging the product safely, and bringing it to a shipping centre at no extra cost. Reach out to the artist directly through the Contact page for any inquiries regarding this piece.
*This is an original painting by Tania LaCaria, there is only one in the world. Frame not included.