Fresco Art Exhibition at Lucid Design District Offers Bold New Beginnings

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  • March 17, 2023

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Graciela Montich, Rocas, 2023, mixed media on linen, 72x52”
Photo courtesy of the artist.

Adding Art in the Home: Interior Design Trends 2023

Following a highly successful grand opening during Art Basel Miami 2022, Lucid Design District announces its second group exhibition, “Fresco” curated by Graciela Montich. The Opening Reception will take place on Thursday, May 4, 2023, from 6:00-8:00 pm, at Lucid Design District, 10-12 NE 41st St, Miami, FL, 33137. All are welcome and the event is free with RSVP via Eventbrite or at

Fresco examines, through a wide and diverse body of works, the idea of a ‘fresh start’. For the thirteen participating artists, ‘fresh start’ could mean the thrill of applying paint on a blank canvas, or it can infer a life change, career move, or a traumatic turn of events. These life experiences are fundamental components of the artistic process and metaphysical journey.

No matter the circumstances, what binds these artists together is the incessant need to create and communicate. They bring their inner world outside, and make subconscious, conscious. The exhibition is the embodiment of fresco, an ideal world accessible to all who wish to find it.

Lucid Design District aims to be a conduit of communication between emerging and mid-career artists and collectors and art lovers. As both artists and gallerists, owner Payal Tak and curator Graciela Montich can help potential collectors and interior designers find their perfect match. The collector should first love the work and then learn the story behind the work and the artist’s intent. The art collector can then evaluate the investment potential or art enthusiast find the style that fits the interior design scheme.
Interior design trends come and go, but art is timeless. If decorating the home or office is the primary goal, Fresco art exhibition will offer over 75 works to choose from.

Maximalist Interior Design

Art can be playful and bold with a mix of patterns, colors, and textures.

Marianela Pérez is a visual artist who has developed her voice in painting, photography, and digital art. Photography is pivotal in all of her work in which she transforms the apparently visible (i.e., urban landscapes and everyday objects) into abstract and unique outcomes.

Marianela Perez, FlashLight, 20x20, acrylic
Photo courtesy of the artist.

Simi Bhandari borrows from the visual vocabulary that surrounds us. Form and color play an intense role, as they seek to provide meaning and purpose to these works. Using spatial patterns and color shifts, her process is constantly evolving.

Anne Beatriz is a Brazilian abstract artist who creates vibrant art to brighten up any spot. Beatriz often incorporates lace and thread in her style, thus invoking the sense of touch in her art. Leveraging spray paints, oil chalk, acrylic inks and much more, she creates color rich art. 

Emilie Gosselin is a French-Canadian artist from Quebec who loves art and colors and finds inspiration in women. Gosselin works her paintings in successive layers. She mixes dripping, knife technique and brushes in her work. She loves working with epoxy resin to complete her works.

Sandra De Souza’s Peruvian roots are a strong influence on her style, characterized by unique, organic textures and bold, bright colors. After relocating to Miami, she was inspired to try new styles and techniques and creates mostly larger-scale pieces, from abstract to surrealist-inspired mixed media paintings.

Robert Frankel is an abstract artist who lives and works in Chicago. His artwork is intuitive and non-conceptual. Many of Frankel’s paintings feature contrasting bright colors along with unusual shapes and patterns.

Sustainable Interior Design

Not a trend, but a commitment and something that has been embraced by artists since the beginning of time such as upcycle and textile art.

Silvina Chialva’s art is based on imperfection -- she is a finder of beauty of the imperfect. Her pieces are done entirely on wool felt, which is cut, dyed, and knitted by hand piece by piece. Each piece is an eternal journey to Patagonian fields. The use of color and the imperfection of manual intervention, makes each object unique and different.

Graciela Montich works with oils on pure linens from Chile. Managing the linen gives freedom to her work and lets her brushes go everywhere with no ends. Montich expresses her interest for the natural world, which she defines as the physical and material world that remains in its original state without the intervention of human beings, as opposed to their artificial world.

Emilie Gosselin, Torment, 36x48 acrylic
Photo courtesy of the artist.

Participating artists include: Alejandra Stier (Argentina), Anne Beatriz (Brazil), Emilie Gosselin (Canada), Graciela Montich (Argentina), Hiba Alyawer (Washington D.C.), Marianela Perez (Miami), Payal Tak (Miami), Robert Frankel (Chicago), Sandra De Souza (Lima), Silvina Chialva (Córdoba), Simi Bhandari (Washington D.C.), Tanja Ličina (Serbia), Victoria Lopez (Argentina).


Lucid Design District

10-12 NE 41 St., Miami, FL 33137

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 4, 2023, | 6– 8pm | Free with RSVP

Gallery Hours: 11 am – 5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Additional hours by appointment.

Exhibition closes: Sunday, August 13, 2023


Phone: 240-678-6776

About Lucid Design District

Established in 2021 as a studio and exhibition space for founder Payal Tak’s personal artwork, Lucid Design District opened as an art gallery during Art Basel Miami 2022. The gallery is located on Miami Design District’s “art corner” (10-12 NE 41 St. at Miami Ave.) next to Museum Garage and across the street from the de la Cruz Collection and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. The idea of Lucid Design District was born from Tak’s desire to connect with the community through collaborative art exchanges. Lucid Design District will host group exhibitions, educational art talks, and artist networking events. The 3700-sf space is also an ideal environment for design-focused networking events and features a large reception or performance area; 8 curio-style ‘idea spaces’ for solo artist showcases or breakout sessions; a full-size kitchen; and 75’ long outdoor seating or parking area with lights; and a large wall for art installations.

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