Spending your leisure time discovering new exhibits will spark your imagination in your interior design decisions. I recommend you check out my top 3 picks! The visual arts will help inspire you and your decorating decisions.
1. “Walls of Color: The Murals of Hans Hofmann.”
(Oct. 10-Jan. 3) Frost Museum of Art
German-born abstract expressionist Hans Hofmann was one of the most important teachers of his generation, credited with influencing Helen Frankenthaler, Frank Stella, Lee Krasner and other New York artists with a new way of creating the illusion of perspective in art. The Frost exhibition takes a rare look at Hofmann’s murals, showcasing a 1950’s collaboration with Jose Luis Sert in the Peruvian town of Chimbote.
2. “Bryan Zanisnik: Title tbc.”
(Jan. 30-March 16) Locust Projects
New York artist Zanisnik’s installation is tied to the idea of a presidential library. The functioning space will incorporate books, quilts and portraits of the distinguished honoree, but it also offers comment on the current culture of celebrity, success and ego. You can check out other Locus Projects here.
3. “No Boundaries: Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Painting.” (Sept. 17-Jan. 3) Pérez Art Museum Miami
Australia is a world away from Miami, but the aboriginal themes of displacement, imbued with rich cultural traditions and religious systems, resonate in South Florida’s own culture of migration. This selection of works by nine painters is drawn from the collection of Dennis and Debra Scholl.Also at PAMM, March 24-Sept. 11: “Michele Oka Doner: How I Caught a Swallow in Mid-Air.” Oka Doner now lives in New York but returns often to her native Miami, where she grew up inspired by nature. To anyone who has trekked through Miami International Airport’s North Terminal, her inlaid floor sculptures of local flora and fauna are familiar. This exhibition takes a broader look at her work — in objects, on paper and in ceramics — and dovetails with the Miami City Ballet’s presentation of The Tempest, for which Oka Doner has designed sets and costumes.
To read about more shows in South Florida this fall check them out here.