Interview With Artist Emmett Moore on His Exhibit “The Grotto”


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Tall steel walls protect the miniature fortress that is Emmett Moore’s home and studio. The Miami-born and -reared artist designed his new home near the Miami River, which was constructed from the ground up and is affectionately nicknamed the Boat House. As the hot sun begins to set, its fleeting rays beam on the red entrance door and reflect off the steel fence.

It’s a whimsical — yet fully functional — home design that feels unlike anything else in Miami.

A fortunate few were able to experience the Boat House during last year’s Miami Art Week, when the artist opened his home as part of his exhibition with gallerist Nina Johnson. Scattered through the two-story building are pieces created both by Moore himself and artists he admires.

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