Current Exhibition

Michelle Lisa Polissaint: ruining love songs

The body as a centerpiece installation

Saturday, January 18 - Sunday, March 15, 2020
Artist Talk + Karaoke:
February 21, 2020 | 7 pm
$7 Adults, Free for Members

ruining love songs showcases works from Michelle Lisa Polissaint’s series The Ballad of Me & You, her ongoing visual conversation about her failures and successes in romantic relationships.

Through large-scale banners, Polissaint searches for meaning and joy in the reality of broken relationships and existing on her own. The banners are hand embroidered textile pieces sourced from her own narrative. They reveal a poetic intimacy through the layering of images with silhouettes and words. The exhibition explores how failed relationships are beautiful, complicated, and an important part of learning in the process of finding successful partnerships. For the artist, this more personal approach in her work has become a way for her to explore a more honest side of herself.

Michelle Lisa Polissaint is a visual artist & arts organizer based in Miami. As an artist she explores the nature of human interaction through textiles and photographs. Her organizing practice is focused on the intersections between art, community and activism. She produces community-based activations and encourages artists and community members to form collaborative relationships. Selected exhibitions include: “Grounded” at Spinello Projects, “The Compassion Project” at the Coral Gables Museum, and “Intersectionality” at The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami. She is a resident artist at Bakehouse Art Complex and is represented by Spinello Projects.

ruining love songs is supported in part by a grant from the Maurer Family Foundation.