UNDER THE SCOPE: Miami Art Basel 2012


Miami-based artist Jessy Nite has forged a reputation for creating site-specific experiences that challenge and inspire viewers.  Launching during Miami’s fair week on Thursday, December 6 at 9:00 p.m. at 1234 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, her latest show Under The Scope will again offer a window into Nite’s world of opulence, excess, addiction and tropical dreams.

"I've been painting kaleidoscopic images of things that cloud my head... wealth, excess, vice,” said Nite.  “With Under The Scope, I wanted to go beyond showing their representations and toward making them feel real."

A large kaleidoscope revealing the objects of Nite’s affection will be affixed to the sidewalk on Washington at 12th Street, inviting guests to take it for a spin.  With live video and projection mapping, the user will be immersed in the visuals of the scope as they’re broadcasted on one of Miami Beach's historic Art Deco buildings.

Nite explains, "I want people to feel powerful and dreamy when they use my kaleidoscope.  With giant swirling compositions of jewels, drugs and color, they’ll be entering the imaginary world from which I create.”

Following an explosive year with exhibitions and installations at Primary Projects, the Color Me Porno pop-up, Miami Modern Luxury’s 5th Anniversary and most recently, a City Commission by Hollywood’s Community Redevelopment Agency, Under the Scope is Nite's first step into the digital side of experiential contemporary art.  "My work as a digital art director has brought so many talented tech specialists into my creative space, and I have been plotting interactive art experiences with them in mind.  I'm excited for this opportunity to leap into a new medium."  

Under the Scope opens with full interactivity on Thursday, December 6 from 9pm-3am, with complimentary cocktails and a reception hosted by Chalk Miami and NFA.  Live video from the event will be captured and displayed on site both Friday and Saturday night, December 7 and 8 from 9pm-5am.