Nina Johnson in Wallpaper* City Guide Miami

June 11, 2019 Nina Johnson in Wallpaper* City Guide Miami

Prominent Wynwood figure Nina Johnson's move north to Little Haiti after rising rents forced her to pull the plug on Gallery Diet, which opened in 2007 to support emerging artists, many of whom went on to establish global reputations, heralds a seismic shift in the Miami scene.  Interiors firm Charlap Hyman & Herrero have converted a 1940s compound encompassing a storefront that was once a church (into the main space), a two-storey house (into two more galleries) and another building (now a residence for artists), set in a garden of mango, oak and avocado trees. It puts on shows by exciting locals such as Jamilah Sabur, who mainly works with burlap and plaster, and other young talent including Brooklyn conceptual designer Katie Stout ('Narcissus', right).