174 N.W. 23rd St., Miami, 305-571-2288, Gallerydiet.com
Leave it to Beavers curated by Gina Beavers, is the first in a two-part summer series presented by Arrt Blog, Art Blog, a curatorial project by Joshua Abelow. The exhibition, which will feature work by Anya Kielar, Carla Edwards, Christy Gast, Denise Kupferschmidt, Fabienne Lasserre, Holly Coulis, Katherine Bernhardt, Letha Wilson and Lia Lowenthal, will open 6-9 p.m. May 25 and run through July 14.
|A still from Crystal Pearl's video, How Many Miles in Situation Range at LegalArt|
1035 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 786-347-2360, Legalartmiami.org
Situation Range, a one-night exhibition organized by the curatorial collective Southernmost Situationsm will include video-based sculptures and installations and a looped reel of videos in a showcase of works by artists A.G. Viva, Alice Raymond, Ania Moussawel, Antonia Wright, Christine de la Garenne, Clifton Childree, Crystal Pearl, Cynthia Cruz, Dylan Römer, Hannes Bend, Jordan Marty, Lindsay Scoggins, Magnus Sigurdarson, Moira Holohan, Nicholas Arehart, Orlando Estrada, Patrick Moser, Reed van Brunschot, Richard Haden & Bill Bilowit, Tatiana Istomina and TM Sisters.
Works will include: How Many Miles, Crystal Pearl's video shot at the southernmost point of the U.S. and coupled with audio from a market in Cuba; Twice Fried Plantains, Ania Moussawel’s cinematic documentation of making tostones and Speech, in which Nicholas Arehart’s "uses a simple effect to create an obvious political statement, using a recording of a congressional speech."
The event, sponsored by Peroni, Perrier and Little Black Dress Vodka, runs 8-11 p.m. May 25 on LegalArt's second and fourth floors and will be followed by a party at The Corner.
|Manana by Ed Ruscha at MOCA|
Joan Lehman Building, 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami, 305-893-6211, Mocanomi.org
Ed Ruscha: On the Road is a show curated by Douglas Fogel and featuring a Los Angeles artist who has created his own limited edition book and new paintings, drawings and photographs inspired by Jack Kerouack’s novel On the Road.
The exhibition, according to MOCA, includes "Ruscha’s edition of Kerouac’s legendary novel, six large paintings on canvas, and 10 drawings on museum board, each taking its text from On the Road. Whether painted over snow-capped mountains in Ruscha’s signature ALL CAP typography or drawn atop delicately spattered abstract backgrounds, Kerouac’s words provide the artist with a means to explore his own archetypal landscape. Isolating key sentences and phrases from the novel for his paintings and drawings such as 'In California you chew the juice out of grapes and spit away the skin, a real luxury,' 'the holy con man began to eat,' or 'fit and slick as a fiddle,' Ruscha adds another layer of deadpan aesthetic analysis to Kerouac’s original and radical use of language." The show opens 7-9 p.m. May 25 and runs through Sept. 2. Admission is $10 for non-members.
|Art and music on Friday night at Black Rose Irish Pub in Boca Raton.|
234 S. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, 561-392-3808, Facebook.com/blackroseboca
Edition 3, the third art and music showcase featuring bands (including Buffalo Tux and The Funky Nuggets), drinks, body-painting, DJs (including Mark Kincaid), live art, a drunk cam and more than 25 artists displaying and selling their work, starting at 8 p.m. May 25. No cover and 21-and-up only.
2498 Worth Ave., Palm Beach, 561-833-0583, Gavlakgallery.com
Goodbye to All That, an exhibition of paintings by New York-based artist Andrew Brischler, opens 6-8 p.m. May 25 and runs through Aug.
Rossetti Fine Art Gallery
132 S.W. 15th St., Pompano Beach, 954-247-9580, Tomrossetti.com
Convergence 2012 opens 8-10 p.m. May 25.