|"Bird in the Hand" by Virginia Fifield (Image courtesy of the artist)|
1310 Middle St., Fort Lauderdale, 305-975-6262, Sailboatbendartists.com
Re: Vision: See and Shift, billed as an art and performance celebration hosted by teaching artist and community advocate Neri Street, unites "sculptors, 2D artists and a fashion designer at an event that "explores the relationship between artistic practice and community relevance."
The artist lineup will include charcoal artist Virginia Fifield (visit Sun-Sentinel's Lifestyle section for Arterpillar's story on Fifield), installation and sculpture artist Donna Haynes, illustrator Tim Hicks, designer and sculptor Jacklyn Laflamme, painters Loni Johnson and Brooklyn Murphy and Circa24 Fashion CEO Asanyah Davidson. Performers will include Adna (music), Iva Marc (spoken word) and Jill Slaughter (storyteller).
The event, an awareness-raiser for Voice for Children, a non-profit organization that assists abused and neglected children, opens 7-10 p.m. May 19 and runs through the closing reception and silent auction which runs 7-10 p.m. June 9.
|Stephen Futej's work is on exhibit at XS Contemporary Art Space (Image courtesy of XS)|
3020 N.E. 32nd Ave., Suite 107, Fort Lauderdale, 754-200-4684, Xscontemporary.com
More+Less, the second exhibition at XS (which stands for xtra small), is curated by Sibel Kocabasi and will feature ceramics by Stephen Futej, video animation by Lucia Hare-Leahy and paintings by Dan Leahy, in a show that opens 6:30 to 9 p.m. May 19.
Just off the Palmetto Expressway between Bird Road and S.W. 48th Street, Miami, 305-476-6819, Thebirdroadartdistrict.com
Bird Road Art Walk runs the third Saturday of each month (the next is May 19) and will feature a free shuttle to shows at 3rd Door Art Project (which will present the works of its nine resident artists), Abuela Art Gallery, Aperture Studios, Luisa Mesa Artspace, The Yellow Canopy and more than two dozen other art spaces including MANO Fine Art Project Space (4225 S.W. 75th Ave., second floor) Miami) which will present All Dressed Up: Meninas, an exhibition in which Daniel Garcia, Oswaldo Franco and MANO have reinterpreted Diego Velazquez's 1665 painting "Las Meninas" in monoprints, mixed-media, oil and acrylic works. The show runs 7-10 p.m.
Joan Lehman Building, 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami, 305-893-6211, Mocanomi.org
Ragnar Kjartansson: Song, the first solo U.S. museum exhibition of Icelandic artist and musician Ragnar Kjartansson, will include six videos that, according to the museum, “reflect an interest in music and theater and the personae of its performers, often coupled with extreme environments.” Videos will include Satan is Real, featuring a shirtless Kjartansson buried up to his waist in a public park, where he's strumming a guitar and “Satan is real/and he’s working for me” over and over again while children playing in the park stroll in and out of view in what MOCA bills as "a humorous mantra on the absurd and, more importantly, the ineffable joy of experiencing that absurdity with a welcoming, innocent audience."
Also included is The End, a five-channel video installation that "pits Kjartansson’s rock-musician bombast against the sublime landscape of the Canadian Rockies" is a work that "shows Kjartansson and his musical collaborator wrapped in winter coats and fur hats and dwarfed by the insurmountable mountains, playing warped Neil Young–like music on grand piano, banjo, and guitar" in what MOCA calls "a beautiful exaggeration of the clichéd rock ’n’ roll story, 'It’s you and me against the world.'”
The exhibition, curated by Dan Byers, associate curator is for Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, will run through Sept 2, with an artist talk (free with museum admission) at 3 p.m. May 19.