Art

Why Michael Jon Gallery and the Artists of "Gattaca" Matter

Friday night's gallery opening at Michael Jon Gallery sparked seedy flashbacks of my trips to New York's Lower East Side, where my friends and I would hit gallery after gallery in search of the next great artist. Unlike its more grown-up sister, Chelsea, where established artists are backed by gallery owners with deep pockets and large spaces, the Lower East Side offered us chance meetings with gifted unknowns while we all rubbed elbows -- often literally. (These spaces could be pretty tiny.)

Enter Michael Jon Radziewicz, owner of Miami's Michael Jon Gallery; curator Hunter Braithwaite; and one very intimate space in Miami's newest art destination: downtown.

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