locust projects / upcoming exhibitions

20 ARTISTS/20 HOURS

ON VIEW SEPTEMBER 7-OCTOBER, 2018

HAPPENING: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7-8, 2018



As part of our 20th anniversary season, Locust Projects is celebrating its experimental roots as Miami’s longest running alternative art space with a project titled 20/20: twenty artists/twenty hours. Beginning at 9pm on Friday, September 7, twenty artists and collectives who have never before exhibited at Locust Projects will each present newly commissioned works in one-hour temporary exhibitions. Held over twenty consecutive hours, the selected artists will work quickly during their designated time slot to install their projects which include a range of virtually every imaginable medium, all created for a specially-designed presentation space in the Project Room. Visitors will be able to experience this ambitious, high-energy happening first-hand at any point day or night from a tent-covered viewing area outside the Project Room’s open garage door.

After each one-hour presentation, the artists will migrate elements of their projects and re-install them in the Main Gallery space, where they will be on view through September 29, 2018. Following the completion of the twenty-hour happening on the evening of September 8, there will be a celebratory reception that will be free and open to the public. Organized through an open call for proposals by two of Locust Projects’ three co-founders, Westen Charles and Elizabeth Withstandley, 20/20 is an ambitious project reflecting on twenty years of supporting artists and artistic experimentation.