Locust moves! Locust Projects, the smart and spunky non-profit art space, is moving to expanded new digs in the Design District. The pioneering, artist friendly gallery will celebrate their double-the-size (5,000 square feet), double-the-art new venue at 3582 North Miami Ave with a party on March 10.
Started by artists, Locust stands by them – with impishly mind-bending public art projects (their latest was Augustina Woodgate’s rainbows brought to earthly bustops and billboards during Art Basel) and installations (also for Basel, Ruben Ochoa’s Cores and Cutouts, which literally unearthed the foundations of their old space on NE 38th St., in what I like to think of as a subtle theoretical-aesthetic nose-thumbing at the landlord).
Two of my personal favorite Locust experiences are the indoor carpeted pink hill which they opened up to a group of my neighborhood friends with kids (one nearby mom is on their board) for a morning of cardboard sledding on a neon pink landscape. And the TM Sisters’ fabulously kitschy-freaky, only in Miami installation-performance of roller skating and synchronized swimming. Amazing the worlds you can create in one room.
Think of the worlds you can make in a bigger room. More space, say Locust’s owners, means more exhibits, talks, community events, internships, commissions, educational programming, and more more more art and art events.
So go celebrate with them on March 10. Party is from 7 to 10pm. New neighbors Harry’s Pizzeria (the casual foodie outpost of Michael’s Genuine) will supply the snacks, plus alcoholic and non beverages.