Sunday, January 17, 2010
Last night I went to the opening of the Locust Project's latest exhibit An Uneven Floor. I know I was suppose to be focused on the uneven shapes and texture of the carpet, but instead I stood joyfully watching the children roll down the bright pink hills of carpet. Hills being a rarity in Miami, it was beautiful to see happy children understanding art by experiencing it, not just observing it.
Luckily, I got a chance to meet the artist, Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova. I was thinking more about the color than the shapes, so I asked him why he chose the color pink. He said pink was autobiographical. He explained that growing up he was surrounded by the color pink, even living in pink houses.
I also met Monica de Miguel, Assistant to the Director of Locust Project. When I asked about repurposing the materials after the exhibit, she said the carpet would be donated to a charity and they would save and reuse the plywood that supports undersurface. Yeah!
The exhibit will be installed until February 20. Conversation with the artist will be February 11 at 6:30 at the Locust Projects. Check it out and let me know your thoughts...
Posted by Nancy Martini at 8:33 AM