|Christy Gast will exhibit her burlap sculptures in Out of Place, her show at Gallery Diet(Photo courtesy of Gallery Diet).|
174 N.W. 23rd St., Miami, 305-571-2288, Gallerydiet.com
Out of Place, Christy Gast's exhibition if burlap sculptures, is billed as the artist's exploration of "the collision that occurs when two notions regarding studio practice meet." Gast is referring to A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf’s 1929 essay that references a personal space in which to focus without distraction, and The Function of the Studio, a 1971 essay Daniel Buren wrote about releasing artists from their confines. Gast, who typically explores public land and outdoor sites in her exhibitions, created the burlap sculptures in her studio, but based them on assemblages constructed from materials she gathered at Lake Okeechobee and other outdoor sites. Her show opens 6-9 p.m. April 5 and runs through May 12. Check out Arterpillar's story on Gast in the Sun-Sentinel.
|From Zerek Kempf's 2002 digital video One and Four (photo courtesy of Dorsch Gallery)|
151 N.W. 24th St., Miami, 305-576-1278, Dorschgallery.com
Ralph Provisero: For Old Times' Sake/Let's Begin With a Line is a two-show exhibition, the first featuring "a single large-scale kinetic sculpture titled 'Spring Rider,' communicating an ambivalence regarding typically joyful childhood objects," and the second a group show honoring the linear and featuring works by poet Matt Gajewsi and artists Jenny Brillhart, Peter Demos, Katie Hinton, Brookhart Jonquil, Zerek Kempf, JT Kirkland, Jeroen Nelemans, Martin Pelenur, Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo, Ryan Roa, Jennifer Lauren Smith and Robert Thiele. The show opens 6-9 p.m. April 5, with extended hours (noon to 9 p.m.) during Second Saturday Art Walk on April 14 (with a performance by Florida Grand Opera from 7-10 p.m.), and will run through May 5. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Museum of Art
1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-525-5500, Moafl.org
Amid the Street Noise: Short Films on the Terrace is a screening of 17 short films by local artists. The lineup includes: My Mother's Mother (Twice Fried Plantains) by Ania Moussawel, Beginning is the End by Jonathan Rockford, American Woman by Cat del Buono, Electrodomesticos, Juan Maristany's music videos for The Spam Allstars and David Rohn's King. The event, which offers a cash bar with wine, beer and snacks, runs 8-10 p.m. April 5. Cost: $5. For more info, e-mail email@example.com.
|Day 86 from Michael Herb's photography exhibition at ActivistArtistA Gallery (Photo courtesy of the artist)|
422 W. Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, 786-521-1199
Journalist/Voyeur is a photography exhibition by Michael Herb, who produced 365 images on 365 continuous days while traveling across country, and Jonathan Dvoretz, who "explores the voyeuristic gaze of the high-fashion world." The show runs through April 20, and from 6-8 p.m. April 5, Photography in the Digital Age, a roundtable discussion of the exhibition will be held at the Boynton Beach City Library, 208 South Seacrest Blvd. The talk, moderated by Boynton Beach's public art administrator Debby Coles-Dobay, will include panelists Lona O’Connor of The Palm Beach Post, Lisa Rockford, curator of 1310 Gallery, and Michael Herb, Jonathan Dvoretz, Dan O'Brian and Candy Chidrey. The show will be available for viewing from 1-5 p.m. prior to the discussion.
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