Miami’s Spring Standouts by Jenifer Mangione Vogt

April 30th, 2012

Miami’s fuchsia-smudged sky provides the perfect backdrop for the Wynwood Art Walk, which pops up on the second Saturday of every month and draws loads of viewers and arty events…

Over at the hip Gallery Diet, local artist and curator Christy Gast’s larger-than-life burlap sculptures tower over viewers. Riffing on the idea that the artist’s studio is a site that’s both liberating and confining, the works reference polar opposites: past and present, interior and exterior, figurative and abstract. Gast’s material of choice, which is normally used as a container of seeds, beans, or soil, gives a nod to elements for creation, life, and consumption.