Mtn Space gallery in Lake Worth Beach will unveil an exhibit of new bodies of work by New York-based painter Lily Morris, February 10. In Lily Morris: Witchcraft, several of the artist’s large-scale photorealistic paintings of women in unearthly settings, such as Arrival (2023) and Descent (2022), will be showcased. The works imagine women free from repression, with Morris inserting herself within a framework to disrupt it from the inside.
Tumbling through artist Tara Booth's Instagram feels forbidden yet right. It's the sensation of stumbling upon a secret diary only to realize the main character is you. Booth's relatable and fearlessly transparent art provides solace and a sense of shared vulnerability and starting on February 25, her childlike works will be on view at mtn space gallery in Lake Worth.
Artists have a knack for creating a sense of place in their works. With just a glance at a painting or a photograph, viewers are transported to places they’ve never visited. Mtn Space in Lake Worth will celebrate this phenomenon and the artistic interpretations of the communities around us with “Neighborhoods,” on view January 14 to February 20.
Magnus Sodamin’s vibrantly colorful, Everglades-inspired murals have been turning heads across Miami-Dade County, from Miami’s FTX Arena to Edgewater’s 2500 Biscayne Boulevard building and the Miami Springs Community Center.
I am excited to talk to the NYC based artist Melissa Meyer. Melissa received undergraduate and graduate degrees from New York University. Her development has been surveyed in traveling exhibitions originating at the New York Studio School and Swarthmore College. She has completed public commissions in New York, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
At 500 Lake Ave., an older graying building sits on the corner, awaiting renovation from new owner Melissa Delprete. The commercial lot in Lake Worth Beach had a lengthy ownership prior to being sold. “It was owned by the same person since the ’70s. The plans are for it to be an art studio, and it’s a great spot for it,” said Albright.
There is a generation of abstract artists born in the mid-1940s that the art world has yet to give their proper due. I suspect that one reason for this is because these artists first gained attention in the mid-1970s, during the decade when painting was dead and just before its so-called return with the hoopla generated by the Neo-Expressionists.
'The work of Melissa Meyer (NA 2010) possesses a kind of “sprezzatura”—meaning that it takes a great deal of skill and technical bravado to make it look so easy. Not many artists can pull that off.'
The SCAD Museum of Art presents "The Red Divers of the Everglades: The Battle Begins," an exhibition by SCAD alumna Enid Blechman (M.F.A., painting, 2013). Using scratched drawings, brilliant color, and humor as tools to intrigue viewers, the artist highlights environmental issues in, but not limited to, the state of Florida.
It is atypical to create a self-incriminating memoir, but Tara Booth is an anomaly, using that discrepancy as a jumping-off point. She released her first full-length comic, D.U.I.I, at the recent LA Book Arts Fair, and although the narrative is totally wordless, the comic is so rich with linear imagery that it keeps the reader both awed and repelled from cover to cover.
Tara Booth is a comic book artist from Portland, however these detailed pieces with their mix of drawing and painting cover much more ground than that title. Tara’s work displays such character that after looking through her work you already feel like she’s one of your pals. This is due to her inspiration often coming from her diary, “I’ve always felt compelled to document my daily experiences…now I do it visually."