|Byron Keith Byrd is one of three artists exhibiting in The Afterlife at ArtCenter/South Florida (Photo courtesy of the artist)|
800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-674-8278, Artcentersf.org
The Afterlife: Works by Byron Keith Byrd, Alex Heria and Franklin Sinanan has three artists uniting religious symbols used in their works to create a mash-up. Byrd, for examples, explores life, death and the implications of religion in "Religious Trap," a work that incorporates hundreds of spring-loaded mousetraps to create a cross, while photographer Heria will exhibit sculptures that blend religious icons with jewels, glitter and gold to demonstrate the connection between Catholicism and currency. Sinanan, meanwhile, explores the "push-pull of life, love-hate, violence-compassion and good-evil" in paintings that include iconic images from "Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Santeria, Vodou and other religions." The show opens 7-10 p.m. June 23 and runs through July 22 at ArtCenter's Richard Shack Gallery (800 Lincoln Road).
While you are there check out A Love You Can't Live Without, wire sculptor David Zalben's installation that's billed as 41 days of lust, romance and relationships. Through July 16, he'll be writing prose in wire graffiti in the main windows of ArtCenter/South Florida. “Each evening, I will write about my many muses, love, lust and other related subjects,” said Zalben in a statement about the project. “Aside from the physical challenge of bending 16-gauge wire into intricate lettering, there’s the psychological pressure of creating something in public that is normally a private process, and of sharing meaningful thoughts that are an honest expression of my state of mind.”
After 41 days of bending wire into heartfelt words into a 12- by 12-foot white space, viewers will have "literally and figuratively a window into Zalben’s soul."
1545 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach
Summer Show and Celebration, produced by Life Is Art and Robin Rile Fine Art, and sponsored by Dan Sehres and Carl Kruse, is a contemporary indoor-outdoor art show for collectors, buyers and art lovers. The invitation-only part of the show opens from 4 to 7:30 June 23, and anyone not invited can check out the show from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Admission is $20 and includes a live band, sponsored bar and light bites.
831 N. Federal Highway, Suite F, Fort Lauderdale, 954-295-3269
The Graphic Side, an exhibition of new works by Chris Lopez, opens 7-10 p.m. June 23 with a wine-tasting reception.
|Kristin Frenzel's Jean Luc Picard on exhibit at Stark Trek: A Tribute Show at Undergrounds Coffeehaus. (Photo courtesy of the artist)|
3020 N. Federal Highway, (Mardi Gras Balcony) Unit 5A, Fort Lauderdale, 954-630-1900, Undergroundscoffeehaus.com
Star Trek: A Tribute Show opens 9 p.m. June 23. As usual, there will be snacks, themed movies and music.
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