48” x 54” x 1.5”
Acrylic, ink, flashe on canvas
Miami is one of those cities where time passes at a surreal rate. The days on the beach under the sun feel long and lazy up until the magical hour when the sun seems suspended in the sky, hovering over the horizon before it makes its smooth exit. That incredible time of day when all the pinks and purples and peaches of the sky at dusk turn into the blues and purples of the night sky. The evening seamlessly evolves from dinner to drinks to partying, a timeline that is in constant motion, moving so quickly with the distinct markers of a good time.
And while the party animals are spending the night dancing away their problems and celebrating their wins, the working class is right there alongside the party-goers, burning the midnight oil to make ends meet.
No matter who you are, when you’re in Miami, you’re part of the ebb and flow of the city’s energy. The sun rises and sets, the waves crash and recede, the venues open and close, the coffee is brewed and the cocktails are shaken. The day leads to night, which leads to day again, and so it continues, every day a new opportunity to make the most of the sunshine, every evening a chance to make memories to last a lifetime.
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.