Young Gallerist Turns Publisher in Ocean Drive by Omar Sommereyns

November 1st, 2012

Inside Nina Johnson-Milewski’s high-ceilinged office behind the exhibition area at Gallery Diet—one of the most avant-garde art spaces in Wynwood—there’s a sculpture on the wall evoking ship rope, except it’s actually a hollow tube of burlap hand-sewn on the bias, with threads meticulously removed to create a plaid effect. Surely it’s quizzical to some, but the piece, created by Christy Gast, speaks to Johnson-Milewski’s unwavering devotion to showcasing challenging, conceptual art. “For me, art is about opening up new perspectives and ways of seeing,” she says, “and I like how conceptual artists do so in the most intuitive and often inexplicable ways.”…


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