RaneytownThursday, December 6, 7-10pm – Primary Projects Gallery, 4141 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 104, Miami Design District

Raneytown is a transformative, joyful show by Miami native, New York-based artist Rebeca Raney. With a world depicted in more than 250 ink and gouache drawings and works on panel, present in the artist’s playful imagery of hybrid animals, flora and fantastical people is the compelling wish for her two-dimensional drawings to come to life. Raney’s earnest conviction that the characters which inhabit her drawings must exist “in the flesh” has yielded a populace of sculptures that cavort, take baths, and suspend from the ceiling in booby-traps of their own making.  A looming 10-foot “Plant Person” will preside over the havoc. In a special collaboration with Madewell, Raney’s imagery will also debut in a limited edition fashion collection at Primary Projects, and at Madewell stores in Miami, New York and Los Angeles. Raney’s signature backwards-facing llamas and intricate floral elements provide the inspiration for a luxurious cashmere sweater, pendant necklace, silk top, scarf and custom leather transport tote.  Dubbed “Boutique by Raneytown,” the gallery’s pop-up will feature the complete Rebeca Raney x Madewell collection, along with treasures including bronze figurines, hand-painted paper rocks, letterpress stationary and more, ranging from $20 – $900.

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