Muse of the Month: Artist Emmett Moore

June 4th, 2014

Title: “Fold,” 2014, by Emmett Moore

Medium: Found sign

Size: 28 x 42 x 12

About this piece: Emmett Moore is a Miami-based sculptor and designer who’s enthralled by the complexities of function and form. His most recent projects comprise site-specific installations and private commissions such as the visitor-friendly decks on the lawn of the Bass Museum of Art in Collins Park.

“Fold” (pictured) will appear in “Low Tide Shopping,” a group show debuting this month at Swampspace’s new location in the Design District (next to Harry’s Pizzeria). The title of the exhibit refers to the act of retrieving debris from the shorelines during low tide.

“I like the idea of taking such a brittle, planar object and giving it strength using basic geometry. Similar folding structures were used by radical modern architects like Eero Saarinen and inspired other structures like the Miami Marine Stadium, where I found the sign,” said Moore as he described his contribution to the exhibition. “The hand-painted element is also a beautiful reminder of the era.”

See it with your own eyes: “Fold” will be on view from June 14 – July 14, 2014 at Swampspace, 3940 N. Miami Ave., Miami, alongside works by Jeffrey Noble, Gary Fonseca, Diego Guzmán, Jason Hedges, Gustavo Oviedo, Jose Felix Perez, Johnny Laderer and Mario M. Gonzalez. Most of the artists created the pieces without prior knowledge of the show. Each item was chosen by the gallery based on their correlation to one another as an expression of the environment’s powerful impact on our community.

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