“Gallery Diet, Best Art Gallery – 2009”
– Miami New Times
There is nothing conventional about this gallery, Nina Johnson continues to curate shows that push the envelope within the local Miami art scene.
This exhibit, much like previous exhibits, creates more questions than answers and that is the reason why we are interested in what Gallery Diet exhibits. It has to be one of the bravest galleries in the Wynwood art district, exhibiting work that detaches itself from the expected “this is what art looks like” and border lines on completely loosing the general public as an audience. An audience that perhaps thinks “what am I looking at ?” and “why/how is this relevant ?”.
The exhibit brings together an impressive group of artist’s of which most bring with them a master of fine arts degree ranging from Columbia University, New York, to University of Illinois at Chicago, to Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, as well as a philosophy degree from Harvard University.
How does that translate into a well curated exhibit, we don’t exactly know. The truth is that we will continue to look into what this gallery does because it has managed to exhibit, time and time again, contemporary artwork that most museums do not exhibit within the city that is home to Art Basel Miami Beach, Scope Miami, Pulse Miami, and countless other fairs, and that is reason enough to keep us interested and coming back for more.
see it for yourself.
“Behind the curtain, a lock of hair falling”
September 1ST – October 1ST 2011
…The works of Joshua Abelow, Sarah Conaway, Talia Chetrit, Debo Eilers, Nicolas Lobo, Martin Oppel, and George Woodman come together to form an atmospheric fog of delusional pop, figurative indulgence and playfulness bordering on pornography. The artists in the exhibition live in Miami, New York City, and Los Angeles, creating a triangular network, this triangle is reflected physically in various works in the show…