David Bromstad

HGTV’s David Bromstad To Hold Exhibition – ‘The Bromstad’

A Star-studded stay

Artist, interior designer and HGTV personality David Bromstad will celebrate his first open-to-the-public art exhibition, “Body, Money, Death,” at the Z Ocean Hotel South Beach during Art Basel.

The Z Ocean will be rebranded as “The Bromstad” for three days, and feature lobby and common areas designed by Bromstad, who has a studio in Miami. Bromstad’s art exhibit will be open 5-8 p.m., Dec. 2-3.

The exhibition comprises paintings, customized furniture and matroyshka dolls created by Bromstad.

“The inspiration for the paintings and furniture pieces in this exhibition are the three things that we worry about most in life – our body, money and death,” he said in a news release. “The imagery here reflects on my own personal struggle with body and money issues, as well as mortality, throughout my life.”

Bromstad, the original HGTV Design Star, hosts “Color Splash,” which is now based in Miami.

“Everything in this show has my sense of humor and my style, but I also wanted to show another layer that viewers don’t always get to see on HGTV,” he said. “I want my fans, both old and new, to walk into this exhibition and smile and be entertained. And maybe giggle a bit.”

Proceeds from art sold at the exhibition will benefit the Wynwood neighborhood’s nonprofit Bakehouse Art Complex, which provides affordable studios, exhibition galleries and professional development opportunities.

(as published in The South Florida Business Journal November 18, 2011)