The New Tropic, Let’s Get A Little Fancy Nasty, The New Tropic
Updated: Apr 3, 2020
There’s a solid gold house that sits along Biscayne Bay. It’s pretty fancy from the outside… Then it gets real nasty, real quick. A disco ball made of shattered glass hangs in one room, while crumbled drywall fills another. Etchings along the mirrors and windows hint towards an impending doom. The doors are unlocked. Nobody lives inside. This is Fancy Nasty, the brainchild of Miami-based artist Stuart Sheldon and art collector Kathryn Mikesell. For the past year-and-a-half, the house, which belongs to Sheldon’s brother, has served as Sheldon’s art studio. But, in just a few weeks, it will be demolished and eventually rebuilt.
Before it is completely destroyed, Sheldon and Mikesell decided to turn the decrepit house into a literal work of art. Read more ...