Grit and gloss
Wabisabi for my soul. Old school glossy lamps bundled up like a juicy bunch of ripe grapes.
Slowly, but surely, the local art scene is making its post-pandemic appearance back into the high street. I was taking a walk around the Design District Paradise plaza and was lucky to find Kerry Phillips finishing the installation of her upcoming solo exhibition.
I masked-up and went inside to feast my eyes with the rebellious color palette that was laying all over the place in the shape of home objects, childhood mementos, fabric and yarn.
Kerry was kind enough to let me take these pictures and tell me some stories about where everything came from. Nothing excites me more than getting a glimpse at someone else's childhood mementos and references. It always takes me back to reliving my own.
VINTAGE FOUND OBJECTS, AND QUILTS DEPICTING FAMILY SCENES CREATED BY SEWING PIECES OF KERRY'S CHILDHOOD HOME CARPETS.
This show's presence is, without a doubt, a good omen of what is to come into this area of the city. New curator Claire Breukel has her eye set on helping Miami shine through this town's very own talent pool. Kuddos to her!
I was also lucky to see a large scale landscape weaved piece that won't be included in this show. The coloring comes from flat-weaving together a colossal amount of collected road maps (photo on the right).
IF YOU'RE AROUND TOWN, LOOKING FOR AN ACTIVITY OTHER THAN WEARING A MASK TO SAVE THE WORLD, STOP BY. THE SHOW WILL BE UP UNTIL THE END OF OCTOBER.