locust projects / upcoming exhibitions

NOVEMBER 18, 2017–JANUARY 20, 2018

Nancy Davidson:

p e r Sway

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017, 7–9PM

MEET THE ARTIST: 7PM

RECEPTION DURING ART WEEK: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 7–9PM



Nancy Davidson is New York-based sculptor known for her outsized anthropomorphic inflatables. For forty years, her work has unapologetically addressed issues of power, sexuality and femininity through an embrace of the subversive potential of humor and the absurd. From November 2017 through January of 2018, Locust Projects will present the artist’s first solo exhibition in Miami, entitled p e r Sway. Populated with giant inflated structures, knots, legs and swaying figures, Davidson’s immersive installation explores ritual and theater and creates a space in which the place of privilege is taken over by parodies of power.



NOVEMBER 18, 2017–JANUARY 20, 2018

Pepe Mar:

Man of the Night

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017, 7–9PM

RECEPTION DURING ART WEEK: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 7–9PM



Miami-based artist Pepe Mar’s new body of work featured in Locust Projects’ Project Room features custom textiles printed with images of past works spanning his nearly twenty- year career. Collaged, sewn and painted upon, the textiles merge into a large- scale “Gesamtkunstwerk” overflowing from the walls, floor and ceiling of the room, collapsing the artist’s entire practice—past to present— into one comprehensive work of art.



Art on the Move:

rootoftwo—Whithervanes



Locust Projects presents the U.S. premiere of Whithervanes, a neurotic, early worrying system featuring four-foot tall internet-connected headless chickens by Detroit-based experimental design duo rootoftwo (Cezanne Charles and John Marshall). Perched on rooftops around the city, these 21st century weathervanes scan the Internet for alarmist keywords changing direction and color in response to the climate of fear propagated by the media. Designed to be interactive via social media, the public can add to the escalation of fear or attempt to counteract it by sending the messages to @whithervanes using either #keepcalm or #skyfalling. The presentation of Whithervanes in Miami is a Knight Foundation-funded project.