Some Like It Hot recognizes Miami’s flourishing art scene, and emphasizes the “hot” phenomenon of art in the streets, a recent development that has redefined the local art community. Continually inspired by Miami’s climate, sandy beaches, nightlife, history, and distinct blend of Latin American, Caribbean, and American cultures, Miami-based artists often transform their experiences of the city’s complex and offbeat identity into individualized visual languages. Their often site-specific, public pieces have long acted as a local tourist attraction, and have increased their prominence while simultaneously stimulating the gentrification of the communities in which they create. This exhibition highlights examples of their work, which showcase a variety of mediums and genres found within the eclectic, constantly evolving mural art tradition. The pieces reflect a wide range of art practices, including studio art, visual design, and graffiti, and represent an indigenous expression of public art.
Curator: Brandon Opalka