bassX: Art & SoleArt Exhibitions
Since opening the doors of its flagship store in 1996, luxury shoe brand Stuart Weitzman has showcased sculptural footwear commissioned by artists, designers and craftsmen from around the world. The most inventive of these shoes will be featured in Art & Sole. These fantasy shoes are remarkable for their imaginative construction and elaborate adornment. Each delicate shoe is constructed from unexpected materials such as bronze, ceramic, wire, Plexiglas, or cardboard, as in the case of Robert Steele’s Corrugated Curves, VI. Other shoes are noteworthy for their surfaces, embellished with feathers, gems, fresh flowers and cake frosting. Joan Klimo, who worked in fabric and mixed media, transformed shoes into whimsical soft sculptures. No pair is alike and each one sparks the imagination. Art & Sole is part of the museum’s bassX series of artist projects based in the Miami Beach Library during the museum’s yearlong renovation.