In honor of our Artopia Party tonight, Cultist proudly presents "100 Creatives," where we feature Miami's cultural superheroes in random order. Have suggestions for future profiles? Email email@example.com with the whos and whys.
16. Cat Dove
Miami itself is a significant factor in Dove's work. The artist
finds that the binary between ugly and beautiful is representative of the city's aesthetic. Dove's dumpster collaboration, The General,
conveys her infatuation with just that. Partnering with Kyle Chapman,
the two artists used epoxy and a variety of fabrics to transform one of
Miami's finest dumpsters into a structure containing more navy blue
fringe than most fabric stores.
Dove's idea of mixing beautiful and ugly
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elements into her work also stems from the spontaneity found in her
surroundings explaining, "I love contrast in general. It's like
conversing with a beautiful girl who has a filthy mouth. It throws you
off a little. It's exciting. It's off kilter. It's what I love."