BREACH presents “NOW NOW VOL. 2”, the second edition of the gallery’s signature group exhibition, which inaugurated the space in 2021. The show will highlight work from 19 different international artists, with painting, drawing, and sculpture. The exhibition will be on view through the summer, from June 17 through September 9.
For the past two years, BREACH has continued to introduce new and emerging artists to the burgeoning miami art scene. Founded by Fabien Castanier and Ed Broner, the space was built on the philosophy of openness and equal opportunity. BREACH aims to be accessible and engaging, strongly linked to the need for diverse voices across a global spectrum. Artists shown at the gallery display their unique and distinctive perspectives, emphasizing BREACH’s focus on cross-cultural and genre defying image making.
The ever-evolving contemporary art scene sees cutting edge and emerging artists who seek varying approaches to capture and examine their world view. From abstract color fields and mythical patterning to simple scenes of life in the city and re-imagined pop cultural icons, the artists in “NOW NOW VOL. 2” exhibit a transformative reflection of the 21st century. Together they’ve brought work to BREACH in exhibitions that have introduced new visions of contemporary life, and the characters and landscapes that inhabit modern imagination. Assembled into one exhibition for the first time, join BREACH’s artists as they bring us on a journey through their worlds full of vitality and a resolute dedication to self-expression.
“NOW NOW VOL. 2” features work from Austyn Taylor, Ben Crase, Ces Mccully, Christina Allan, Denise Rudolf Frank, Dimitrios Tade, Dzvinya Podlyashetska, Ed Broner, Gao Hang, Giorgio Celin, Hermes Berrio, Jay Ramier, Joachim Lambrechts, Matija Bobicic, Michael Swaney, Nathaniel Bolarinwa, Pranshu Thakore, Rune Christensen, and Sammy Binkow.
BREACH IS the newly founded contemporary gallery from Fabien Castanier and Ed Broner. With Castanier as the gallery’s owner-director and Broner undertaking curation and art direction, BREACH is built on a philosophy of openness and equal opportunity. In contrast to selection processes based on discriminatory categories, such as social background or educational credentials, at BREACH, it is the quality of the artistic work that is paramount in the program’s determination.
As a decades-long gallery owner and director, Fabien Castanier continues to explore ventures in the art world sphere that bridge the gap between cultures and genres. Founding BREACH has opened up more pathways towards the cultivation of emerging and diverse talent, always with the mission to unlock new potential within a strong international gallery program. With his sights aimed at creating a welcoming space for contemporary and cutting-edge artists, Castanier remains an advocate for the perseverance of the cultural landscape in Miami and beyond.
As an artist and curator, Ed Broner has long been intensly involved with the most diverse places in which painting can be created. On the one hand, he has demonstrated a keen intuition for young talent for many years – even when they were still students experimenting at their universities. He has a sense for trends, movements and emerging careers. His former blog Now Now Contemporary brought about influential discoveries. On the other hand, Ed Broner doesn’t just look around at institutions, nor is he interested in who was a master student of which professor when making his selection. He makes no distinction between self-taught artists, outsiders of an underground culture, graffiti sprayers, or award-winning fellows. Age and origin are also irrelevant. Ed Broner curates paintings, not biographies or profiles. An unfortunately rare but all the more exciting approach.