UPCOMING: Abracadabra Exhibition

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The Arts and Culture Center of Hollywood opened their annual Abracadabra fundraiser exhibition/raffle on January 26 and man, what a lineup!  A lot of great artists from around the Miami/Hollywood area donated pieces to the cause, and it is a wonderful opportunity to acquire some beautiful work for a good price!  Check out the Abrcadabra page for more info on how to buy tickets, and don't forget to take a peek at the gallery to see whats up for grabs!  I donated the last painting from my Hollyhood Scope series that commemorated my mural right down the street.  

The raffle event is February 21, so dont miss out!

UNDER THE SCOPE: the main event!

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Here are some pics from my fully interactive, experiential installation for Basel week 2012, Under The Scope. 

Being stationed on Washington Avenue was really cool...we had so many passers-by stop to play!  Annnd, since South Beach is my home, it was great to do something on this side of the bridge.  Take a look at these shots from Peter Vahan, and stay tuned for a behind-the-scenes video coming soon!!!

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A big huge thank you to everyone who came out and gave the scope a spin!  Also, major props to

William Ryan Fritch

for his original soundtrack that accompanied the piece, and to my tech genius,

Alain Lores

.  I am lucky to call them both friends and colleagues, and each of their contributions made my idea come to life in the most amazing way.  But most of all, mega thanks to everyone at

Chalk Miami

who believed in this idea and made it all possible!!!

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.

LOCUST PROJECTS, MIAMI: Smash And Grab

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Dropout, Approx 40in x 6in, Wood and Spraypaint

Awesome Miami gallery, Locust Projectsheld their annual fundraiser, Smash & Grab last week.  They invite certain artists to donate a piece, and then put them up all over the walls salone style.  Then, one by one, they draw names of the collectors who purchased a ticket and the collectors run around and put their name on whatever piece caught their eye.  Its always really funny to see everyone trying to grab the best pieces and getting cray cray over it...its such a blast!  Heres a shot of my Dropout piece (originally from my solo show, Bad As I Wanna Be) from the event, and you can check this link to see more pics from the night!

UPCOMING: Downtown Hollywood Mural Project

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Starting this month (October 2012) I will be a featured artist in the new Downtown Hollywood Mural Project!  Lebo kicked it off in August, and Ruben Ubiera has been cranking his piece out for September, and finally THIS WEEKEND I will get to start mine!  Read about it here.

The building at 1901 Harrsion Street is the most beautiful space to work with, so I put together a site specific execution of my colorful, kaleidoscoping diamonds and bold black and white lines to complement the corner of the historic downtown block.  I used to work around the corner from the building years ago, so I am really looking forward to getting back into the Hollywood funkkkk!

To commemorate the building, I will be releasing a series of small acrylic on paper pieces that will be available through my webstore on October 20th, the same night that I will be painting during the Downtown Hollywood Artwalk.  So, come on out and follow me on Instagram @JessyNite for process photos, progress and all of the craziness inbetween!

I will keep you posted about the event on the 20th!  CANT WAIT TO PAINT...WOOP WOOOOOP!

COLOR ME PORNO PLAYHOUSE: the video

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check out this awesome little vid from the Color Me Porno: Playhouse opening, that Josh Mac put together for me!  he made the super dope Yeah Boy vid i posted earlier and totally showed me love this one.    Don't miss the next interactive show...this one was like, retardo fun!  hope you can get a sense for it when you watch.. THANK YOU to everyone who came out and made it totally insane... I love you so much for it.

COLOR ME PORNO PLAYHOUSE: World Red Eye Pics

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check out some party pics of the NFA House Party and Color Me Porno install!  Thanks so much guys!  Link here 

COLOR ME PORNO PLAYHOUSE: video love

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Check out this video that the yung ones at YEAH BOY Clothing put together.  It captures the vibe of the houseparty so well, and has some awesome shots of the Playhouse.  Shout outs to my girl DJ ELLE for rocking my opening so hard and of course, love to Tom La Roc and the NFA crew: TonyG, Tony Bird and Tommy Clark.  What a fucking sick nite!!!

COLOR ME PORNO PLAYHOUSE: the opening!!!

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(some of the girls before the coloring....and me after FINALLY finishing the install)

well well well wellll welllllllll...you guys have certainly outdone yourselves this time!!!  Jesus!  I just want to extend a really huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support the show on Friday! Man...that was just too much fucking fun!

Seeing everyone color the girls, lifting each other up for the dirty werd search, and get totally shitty drunk was so amazing.  My goal was to create an environment that turned my artwork into a fun, horny, drunken, debaucherous evening of interactivity, and I think it definitely worked!  The shit that everyone drew was SO awesome and hilarious, I could've never thought of that stuff myself.

There was a point in the night when, after stepping out for about 45 mins to spoke a joint, the party had officially reached "the next level" once I returned...crayons ground into the floor, people writing on the ceiling, air ducts, window, wood floor, couches, and anything else they could reach.  It was absolutely fucking crazy.  I loved it so much...

I will be photographing the space properly this week, but in the meantime, check out these flicks from the opening.  We will be opening the space for the Aftermath Viewing on FRIDAY, JULY 27th from 9-1am.  Erick Sermon will be spinning live, so DEFINITELY don't miss it!!!!!!!

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(Miami Local PUCHO blessed me with this little section...pure magic)

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(getting upppppp!)

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(me getting so drunk, the camera even saw blurry)

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(some dirty werd search action)

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(i luv dis part)

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COLOR ME PORNO PLAYHOUSE: Press

Heres a little luv for the Playhouse before we opened. Flavor Pill:

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And check out this recap from Living Proof Mag:

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...and some luv from

World Red Eye:

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