Late last year, Miami-based Gallery Diet moved from Wynwood to larger premises in Little Haiti. Since then, the gallery has held a Nicolas Lobo solo exhibition and given the 93-year-old artist and filmmaker Jonas Mekas his Miami gallery debut. Needless to say it’s been a busy few months for Gallery Diet, and owner Nina Johnson has decided to cement these changes by renaming the gallery after herself. It’s now simply called Nina Johnson.
The first show to take place under the Nina Johnson banner will be an exhibition of paintings by Seth Cameron, a founding member of the Bruce High Quality Foundation and the president of its (totally free) university, BHQFU. He is also a teacher at Cooper Union. The show at Nina Johnson will be called “Measure for Measure,” a fairly professorial nod to Shakespeare, and opens September 15.
The show marks Cameron’s formal entry into the world of publicly exhibiting work. He has never before had a solo show, and a press release referred to his “heretofore private practice.”