Girls' Club has commissioned South Florida artist Julie Davidow to create a site-specific mural for the Girls' Club exterior. Taking over 46 feet of wall space, Davidow extends her practice into the public realm with her first public art project.

Inspired by both the architectural elements of Girls' Club, designed by Glavovic Studio, and the natural elements of the area's lush, tropical landscape and sun exposure, the mural creates a new visual space just outside of Girls' Club's entrance. Themes of light travel, biology and surface tension are abound in Davidow's work, and find their way in this public installation as well.

Site Survey #1, 2014
Site specific wall mural, acrylic, metallic paint
192" x 552" (46' x 16')

On view December 2014 - November 2015.

Preliminary Sketches

About Julie Davidow

Julie Davidow is a visual artist living and working in Miami, FL, United States. Her practice includes paintings on canvas which utilize pliage, or folding, as both concept and formal process, drawings on paper, wall murals and site-specific installations all investigating the organization of space with references to contemporary architecture and influenced by the tension between the natural and built environments.

She received her BA in Communications from University of North Florida and post grad studies in Visual Arts at New World School of the Arts. She is recipient of awards and residencies including ARTslant’s 2009 First Prize Golden Frame Award, the Leo & Raye Chestler Contemporary Visual Arts Award, Florida Artist Enhancement Award, Tigertail Artist Access Grant, Vermont Studio Center and Art Center South Florida. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Perez Art Museum, Girl’s Club, Epic Hotel Miami and numerous private collections. Museum exhibitions include the National Museum of Women in the Arts Washington, DC, Miami Art Museum, Museum of Art Ft Lauderdale, Tampa Museum of Art, The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC, and Mass Moca, North Adams, Mass. Gallery exhibitions include Artspace, Raleigh, NC, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Lawrimore Projects, Seattle, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, LA, Kathryn Markel Gallery Fine Art, NY, and Diana Lowenstein Gallery, Miami.

Her work has been featured in New American Paintings, Architects and Artisans, ArchDaily, Art Districts, The Week, Wallstreet International, The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Miami New Times, Florida Inside/Out and elsewhere. In addition, Julie is the coauthor of the book MIAMI Contemporary Artists.

More information available at juliedavidow.com.

 

photo by Hans Morgenstern
photo by Hans Morgenstern