|Video still from Christina Pettersson's video installation The Last Look (Photo courtesy of the artist)|
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
1650 Harrison St., 954-921-3274, Artandculturecenter.org
The Sentinel, Miami artist Christina Pettersson' most recent exhibition, opens 6-9 p.m. Friday,
Feb. 10 along with the center's annual fundraiser exhibit Abracadabra and John DeFaro's Trawler at the Art and Culture Center in Hollywood. My story ran in Showtime this week.
Bakehouse Art Complex
561 N.W. 32nd St., Miami, 305-576-2828, Bacfl.org
Interaction I is a project in which three artists (Stefan Eins/New York and Richmodis DM and Gunilda Woerner, both of Darmstadt, Germany) interact. Richmodis Dm selected the subject "Archetypen" and made 12 works (large painted photocopies) and sent them to Eins, who contributed to the works. Richmodis then wrote a statement about the works, and cellist Gunilda Woerner addressed the subject with "Arche-tubes," an installation in which sound derived from eight bent aluminum pipes is played on eight recordings that will be played in a loop. The show opens 7-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 and runs through March 2.
151 N.W. 24th St., Miami, 305-576-1278, Dorschgallery.com
The Politics of Time, is a show in which artist Kyle Trowbridge explores technology's effect on social interaction in abstract geometric paintings that function as QR codes.
"Staying true to my usual modus operandi, I am interested in creating works that look one way and behave another — a wolf in sheep's clothing if you will," Trowbridge says in his artist statement. "Using these QR codes as a foundation not only supplies a solid geometric abstraction to paint from, but provides me with a scannable code that can house a phrase or idiom that I pen. This in turn allows the viewer to interact with my paintings in the classic sense of art viewing, on a purely aesthetic level; or in a physically interactive manner in which the use of their smart phones as scanners will reveal the 'word art' embedded within.”
The exhibition will open 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 and run through March 31.
Boynton Beach Woman's Club
1010 S. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, Retroindiemarket.com
Retro Indie Market, featuring more than 70 vendors offering "vintage, handmade crafts, flea market finds and country chic," is the latest event from Amanda Linton (who present the annual Stitch Rock) and Michelle Parparian (presenter of The Vintage Trunk Show), 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. Cost: $5, free for kids under 13 accompanied by an adult.
World and Eye
109 N.W. Fifth St., Fort Lauderdale, Worldandeye.com
World and Eye Coffeehouse, billed as a night of performances in an intimate setting, will include playwright Ellen Greenwald's stage reading of Mixed Blessings with actors Nina Baeza and Lindsey Forgey, Miriam Kulik in a performance from her show Open Hearts, Austrian mime Nina Hlava's solo show, Where Have All the Flowers Gone? and Elliot Merles and Montrez's presentation of a film based on Merles' book The Street Prophet, 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. Admission is $15.
SECOND SATURDAY(WYNWOOD AND THE DESIGN DISTRICT/MIAMI)
|Molly Bo Macfarlane's "Swarm" on exhibit in "Three Faces/Tres Caras" at The Art Place (Photo courtesy of the artist)|
2722 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, Theartplacewynwood.wordpress.com
Three Faces/Tres Caras, a show featuring works by Danilo Gonzalez, Emilio Martinez and Molly Bo Macfarlane, opens 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Feb. 11 and will remain on exhibit (by appointment only) through Feb. 25.
|Lilly McElroy took to the floor of many privately owned public places in her nightgown and reported that just three people asked if she was OK. Her photos are on exhibit at Lunch Box Gallery in Miami (photo courtesy of Lunch Box Gallery)|
310 N.W. 24th St., Miami, 305-407-8131,
Isolations featuring work by photographers Dana Meilijson, Lilly McElroy, Missy Nuzzo and Rodolfo Vanmarcke, includes four perspectives on isolation. The exhibition will includes works from Locations, McElroy's series in which the Los Angeles photographer documented people's response to certain behaviors in spaces that are public, yet privately owned, such as a laundromat, truck stop or hotel, where she'd curl up on the floor while wearing her nightgown. The project, according to her statement about it, explored feelings of alienation, claustrophobia and social passivity.
|Claire Nelson's "Thanksgiving" (photo courtesy of the artist).|
Isolations coincides with the gallery's sixth One Night Exhibition Series which features work by Claire Nelson, a visual art student at Miami International University of Art and Design. In her photographic series, Visual Narratives, Nelson is, according to the gallery's press release, "tapping into parts of herself that were dormant, waiting to get out." Isolations and Visual Narratives are open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday through Feb. 25, and during Second Saturday Gallery Walks on Saturday, Feb. 11.
Read my story about Claire Nelson in Showtime.
|Jessy Nite's solo exhibition Bad As I Wanna Be opens at Primary Projects (photo courtesy of Primary Projects)|
4141 N.E. Second Ave., Suite 104, Miami, Primaryflight.com
Bad As I Wanna Be, Jessy Nite's solo exhibition billed as 'an outspoken series of multimedia works evoking the spirit of rebellion, determination, success, luxury and gender identity from a pointedly feminine perspective," opens 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 and runs through March 31.
Entropy is a solo installation by Autumn Casey, a Miami artist and filmmaker whose work has been included in Museum of Contemporary Art's Open Process: New Work from Miami Artists and Optic Nerve XII at MOCA, which acquired her short film Getting Rid of all My Shoes for its permanent permanent collection. In her recent work, according to Primary Projects, Casey transforms "a re-imagined soda advertisement, an outdated cover of 'Addicted to Love' (featuring Sonic Youth's bassist Kim Gordon) shot inside a Sears photo studio, invented imagery of Nicolas Cage as Jesus Christ and petrified rotten apples (once used as home-made bongs)" into a "hybrid viewing and sound experience." Her installation opens in the Cranny Project Room with a collectors preview 6-9 p.m. Feb. 10 and continues with a reception 7-11 p.m. Feb. 11 and runs through March 31.
90 N.W. 29th St., Miami, 305-571-9970, O-cinema.org
Deathprint, Aiden Dillard's movie starring RubberDoll, Otto Von Schirach, Nassie Shahoulian and TM Sisters, will be shown at midnight on Feb. 11. The screening and DVD release party will also feature Deathprint merchandise including the $5 DVD and $12 T-shirts, which can also be purchased at Meatweed.com.
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