Posted in March 2013

Bas & Bacon in Vienna

Bas & Bacon– no, it’s not a sandwich. This Sunday afternoon, Hernan Bas will be with Francis Bacon in Vienna. No, it’s not a séance. It’s a film screening of our feature documentary miamiHeights: Hernan Bas and Michael Blackwood’s Francis Bacon and the Brutality of Fact. That’s a provocative pair of artists for a double-feature.


You can order the homevideo DVD of our film, with 4 additional scenes and booklet, from the Whitney Museum, New Museum and other outlets here:

A moment from our film as Hernan Bas works on his large-scale painting “Ubu Roi (the war march)”


Wet Heat Project on Public Television


The TM Sisters episode of our own WetHeat.TV series Studio Drive-By is scheduled for broadcast on Miami’s Public Television station WPBT Channel 2, this Tuesday evening at 7:30, as a segment of their new show art loft.


Frame grab from our TM Sisters episode of Studio Drive-By, to be broadcast on WPBT2 TV.

Visit the TM Sisters’ web site here:

The high-powered music in this episode of Studio of Drive-By is by Datamouth:

Be on the lookout for more Drive-By episodes on art loft in the coming months.


Our Producer Curates Rising Stars at New World School of the Arts

UPDATE: The Miami Herald reviewed the Rising Stars exhibition:

New Crop of Rising Stars at Miami’s New World School of the Arts

Wet Heat Project’s Producer Grela Orihuela has curated the 2013 edition of New World School of the Arts‘ Rising Stars Visual Arts Exhibition.


The school’s dean Maggy Cuesta asked Grela to select exhibition-quality artwork of the most ambitious and accomplished visual arts students and design the show’s arrangement for the downtown Miami building’s main gallery. Grela selected the work without knowing any information about the artists– not their names, genders, whether they were high school or college level, or their primary disciplines.

The resulting exhibition is a dynamic representation of the strong ideas and techniques that thrive at the school.

Make your way to visit the gallery for opening night on Friday March 15, or anytime during business hours through Friday March 29.

Rising Stars Visual Arts Exhibition
Opening Friday, March 15,  5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
(Through Friday March 29)
25 NE 2nd Street, downtown Miami 
Exhibition is Free and Open to the Public

An essential part of an art student’s education is to be exhibited, and to be seen. But being seen is an experience no school can guarantee, it depends on a local and greater art community to show up. To the advantage of these students, showing up is something Miami is often good at, it’s a quality that keeps the city’s art scene genuine. And showing up for nascent and emerging artists is just that much more meaningful, for them and the community. (FYI, visual arts alumni of this school include Hernan Bas, Bert Rodriguez, Michael Vasquez, Jen Stark, Loriel Beltran, Naomi Fisher, and many more.)

Keep in mind this exhibition is not just about being seen: some artworks are for sale. Being collected is another essential artist experience no school can provide on its own!

Our Guest Video Column at Whitewall


Wet Heat Project producer Grela Orihuela curates a series of video artwork for a guest column at featuring an embedded player with a complete video (or excerpt from a longer piece) plus a companion interview with the artist by Wet Heat Project director Bill Bilowit.

First up: Lauren Kelley’s Froufrou Conclusions.

Watch her video piece and read her interview here.