Nina Johnson presents Katie Stout: Narcissus

Mon 4 Dec, 2017 - Sat 6 Jan, 2018
Katie Stout, Rug,mixed media, 2017

Across a range of functional objects, the Brooklyn-based Stout has become one of the most talked about designers of her generation. Whether working within the functional logic of lighting, seating, or shelving, or with mirrored or textile surfaces, Stout recasts the domestic world in her own, singular way—the effects being both absurd and abject, playful and sinister.

Stout’s recent work has engaged notions of coming of age. In Narcissus we find Stout’s girl turned into a woman, one who not only conveys her role in life through her material surroundings, but also in her ability to leave untouched that which is naturally beautiful. This exhibition takes a lurid approach to what is normally considered decorative architecture, re-thinking the female form through its role in classical objects of function; a Venetian Moore lamp, a stool, a vanity, a mirror, a chandelier and tapestry.

About Katie Stout
Katie Stout is a graduate of RISD, her work has been exhibited at the MCA Santa Barbara, Design Miami, Miami, Design Miami/Basel, Salon 94, Karma, and R20th. She has been featured in T Magazine, Forbes,New York Magazine, W Magazine, Cultured, and various other publications. Katie had her first solo exhibition with Gallery Diet in 2015.

Nina Johnson Gallery
6315 NW 2nd Ave
Miami FL 33150
305.571.2288
www.ninajohnson.com

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