Nicholas Arehart, Artist Behind the Bar

Nick (left) with his girlfriend in his work "Newport Pleasure," to be raffled off tonight at Locust Projects' Smash & Grab Fall Fundraiser. Details after the jump!

Up until now, like me, you may know Nick as one of our bartenders. See him – and IKEA’s products – in a new light, at this conceptual multimedia artist’s debut solo exhibition in Miami, Nicholas Arehart: Improving Everyday Life for the Majority (also the Swedish retailer’s tagline.)

I went for a look last Sunday at Christopher Miro Gallery.  You can too, through next Sunday, November 14 (71 E. Flagler St., downtown Miami; 305-741-0058.)  Trust me, it’s worth checking out before it’s too late — especially if you can finagle getting Nick there to offer insight into the making of each work.

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