Project Narrative

Intuitive Art: Conservation, Exhibition and Artist Recognition / The Art of Micheal Scott Addis

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Intuitive Art: Conservation, Exhibition and Artist Recognition ventures into needed areas of attention, providing hands-on art conservation. It also brings to attention and understanding to under-recognized work in our community. Intuitive Art: Conservation, Exhibition and Artist Recognition is a dynamic multi-pronged project that utilizes conservation and exhibition of works by a significant under-recognized Miami-based intuitive artist Michael Scott Addis. For over 20 years Mr. Addis has been self-exhibiting his work out-of-doors on random walls of public buildings and electric light poles in the Little River and Little Haiti areas.


John DeFaro, visual artist, will serve as curator. John has been photographing and safeguarding the street work of Michael Scott Addis for 15 years. Over 20 three-dimensional faces and artist sculptures will be assessed and conserved by art conservators Viviana Dominguez and Dimitra Pantoulia in preparation for exhibition. John will install the exhibition of the faces and sculpture. The event discussion group will focus on the artist who identifies as self- taught and Mr. DeFaro’s experience in socially engaged art. Both conservators will be in conversation with Mr. DeFaro and address general conservation practices and techniques, condition assessment, storage, archival papers and materials. They will also share Michael Scott Addis’s medium and conservation challenges due to extreme constraints imposed by socioeconomic challenges and homelessness.

Intuitive Art: Conservation, Exhibition and Artist Recognition ventures into needed areas of attention, providing hands-on art conservation. It also brings to attention and understanding to under-recognized work in the Miami community.