Jeffery Deitch’s Shattered Glass showcased a collection of new artworks by rising artists of color. Co-curated by Melahn Frierson and AJ Girard, the acclaimed LA exhibition came to Miami in an expanded version which included 15 new artists. Held at the historic Moore Building in the Miami Design District, the exhibition followed a successful debut last spring at Jeffery Deitch Los Angeles, where it attracted around 1,000 visitors per day by its end.
Combining work from forty international-colored artists, the show emphasized community, and the works displayed highlighted themes of social engagement and family dynamics. The works were largely self-reflective, and many carried a strong social message. Shattered Glass provided a unique perspective that related to today's varied art audience and gave viewers a chance to engage with art that connects to their own personal experience. The exhibition represented the changing face of today's art industry.
The art in the exhibition was all figurative, and the works displayed a diverse range of artistic and technical skills in painting, sculpture, and photography. The participating artists applied unexpected industrial techniques, used unique materials, and demonstrated a mastery of traditional painting.
Curators Frierson and Girard selected artists who represent an emerging new generation of talent from cities like Dallas, Baltimore, New Jersey, and Los Angeles to name a few. They introduced new narratives and themes to the art world that are intended to "shatter" the glass of the existing status quo. The exhibition questioned the industry's lack of black and brown representation while challenging its traditional power structures.
Shattered Glass made its Miami debut during Miami Art Week, November 29th to December 5th. It was Deitch's final exhibition in the Moore Building Elastika event space, which brought in curious onlookers and art enthusiasts alike.