Miami Art Week 2022 Gallery Exhibitions
It may hog all the attention, but Art Basel and the satellite fairs are merely one facet of Miami Art Week. Galleries across the city also will be showcasing their most intriguing, immersive works for art-loving crowds. From an installation-turned-competitive sport to a sunken living room exhibition where you can both celebrate life and honor the dead, Miami’s galleries are putting forth some of their material.
Nina Johnson presents the opening of three solo exhibitions. Raúl de Nieves’ “The Book” showcases 18 multimedia, wall-based works, as well as the artist’s signature beaded sculptures and ceramic pieces, in a conversation about process and transformation. In the gallery’s newly renovated Exhibition Library, Korean artist and designer Minjae Kim presents “IYKYK.” Twelve pieces of fully functional furniture and objets d’art carry traditional Korean aesthetics, yet they might read as abstract art to American eyes. Thus Kim’s work illuminates the cultural erasure that happens every day in the Westernized world. “Eyelash in the Unknown” is a collection of paintings and clear-cast glass sculptures from Tunisia-born, Brooklyn-based artist Nadia Ayari. With her intricate, time-intensive method of creating goopy, oil-based canvases that become sculptures, Ayari creates immersive works that draw viewers close enough to almost touch. On view until January 7, 2023, at 6315 NW Second Ave., Miami; ninajohnson.com.