Christy Gast and Emmett Moore in Temporary Contemporary: Bass Museum of Art

February 18th, 2014

Sculptor and video artist Christy Gast is known for conflating the landscape and the body (often her own) through folk performance conventions. For past projects, Gast has tap danced around Lake Okeechobee, performed as a mermaid on trapeze and a cowgirl with an inflatable desert, and written and recorded a cappella folk ballads about women in the military. Deeply engaged in the role of landscape in both art history and politics, most of the artist’s large-scale projects start with the notion of “public land,” in both practical and romantic senses. Her work has been exhibited at museums and galleries internationally, including MoMA/P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Artist’s Space and Harris Lieberman Gallery in New York; Miami Art Museum, the de la Cruz Collection, Gallery Diet, and the Bass Museum of Art in Miami; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions and High Desert Test Sites in California, Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich and Centro Cultural Matucana 100 in Santiago, Chile.

Emmett Moore is a Miami based sculptor and designer with a BFA in Furniture Design from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. His work has been exhibited institutionally at the RISD Museum, The Frost Art Museum, and most recently The Miami Art Museum.  Gallery exhibitions and projects include those at Gallery Diet, where he is represented, Architecture at Large, Primary Projects, Locust Projects, OHWOW, and The Standard Miami. Emmett’s interest fluctuates between function and form, recently he has focused on site specific private commissions as well as working with artists to explore conditions of display.

About tc: temporary ontemporary
tc: temporary contemporary is a city-wide temporary, public art program initiated by the Bass Museum of Art in partnership with the City of Miami Beach. This program seeks to activate the urban landscape with art, surprising and engaging residents, visitors and passers-by with outdoor works of art in unexpected places. Sculpture, murals, sound installations, video and other interactive works of art, will interrupt people’s daily routines and encourage thoughtful interactions with the city and its communities. Public art becomes a catalyst to appreciate the unique character of Miami Beach from the Art Deco façade of the Bass Museum to Frank Gehry’s New World Symphony, to the busy streets and boardwalk and the spaces in between.