Mini Ant presented at Gallery Diet with Kinder Modern, Miami, July 9 - September 1 , 2016 / by Philippe Nacson

Gallery Diet

6315 NW 2nd Ave. Miami, Florida. 

Wrap Your Arms Around Me is a collaborative exhibition of historic and contemporary children’s furniture and design presented by Miami’s Gallery Diet and New York City’s kinder MODERN. Wrap Your Arms Around Me examines the ways in which children, small in size, but large in our lives, are both literally and metaphorically contained, embraced, and surrounded by the objects and people they encounter. Contemporary design by acclaimed international designers Katie Stout (USA), Chen & Kai (USA), Lucas Maassen (Netherlands), Sarit Shani Hay (Israel), and Philippe Nacson (France), as well as pieces of historical significance from the 1940s to the 1980s by ADO (Netherlands), Eero Aarnio (Finland), and Enzo Mari (Italy) will all serve to explore and engender dialogue about the place of the child's body in the world. Gallery Diet has commissioned Miami based painter and MANA Wynwood artist-in-residence Michael Clifford to create a series of paintings which explore the themes and formal principals investigated in the exhibition. The paintings shown were produced in a condensed time period and dialog with the expressive, gestural often naive-like qualities that are a relished quality of childhood.