|An artist reception for Rolando Chang Barrero will be held at 6 p.m. June 7.|
422 W. Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, 786-521-1199, ActivistArtistA.blogspot.com
Rolando Chang Barrero, who uses reclaimed wood and house paint in work that he says "explores the trapping of the self-portrait," will exhibit through June 13, with an artist reception at 6 p.m. June 7.
Norton Museum of Art
1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, 561-832-5196, Norton.org. Cost: $12 for adults, $5 for visitors ages 13-21, and free for members and children under 13
Art After Dark will include House of Flying Cards magicians and an acoustic performance by Michael McCleary (5-7 p.m.), a DIY art activity at 6 p.m., a wine hosted by Cafe 1451 (6-8 p.m.), historian, curator, critic and author, Karen Wilkin's lecture on Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey (6:30 p.m.) and a C. Orrico fashion show. The event runs 5-9 p.m. June 7 and is free with admission, which is $12, $5 for students and free for kids under 12.
|Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey opens at Norton Museum of Art|
Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey (1925-2000), whose "stories and illustrations carry an Edwardian sophistication while still able to impart the whimsy of an invented world that was all his own." The exhibition, which features more than 170 of the artist ad authors works drawn from The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust, will include selections from The Gashlycrumb Tinies, The Unstrung Harp, The Doubtful Guest, The Gilded Bat as well as unpublished drawings and preparatory sketches, opens June 7 and runs through Sept. 2.
638 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-5807, Kidrobot.com/miami.html
Before the Legends of Man is a solo exhibition by sculptural and electronic artist Luis Pinto. "My work depicts emotion through an apathetic eye, while graying the already vague line drawn between the character and the landscape inside an omnipresent universe," Pinto notes in a statement about his work. "Ethereal moments, accepted within philosophies, native histories, and societal cultures, provide the foundation for the artworks; which give an opportunity to further consider the human condition in relation to technology, ritual, and industry. Using memory informs my relationship to South America, and gives way for the use of sacred symbols, childhood memorabilia, and spirituality within the work." The show opens 6-8 p.m. June 7 and runs through Aug. 2.
55 N.W. 36th St., Miami, 305-572-9007, L-m-n-t.com
International Biennale Artists exhibition, a curated show featuring works by more than 50 artists, opens 7-10 p.m. June 7 and runs through June 26.
|An image of the former Dimensions Variable studio.|
3850 N.E. Miami Court, Miami, 305-607-5527, Dimensionsvariable.net
AABBCCDV is billed as a project by Erik Smith, an American-born, Berlin-based artist who is a visiting resident at LegalArt. His exhibition features work that focuses on "urban sites and the landscape ... In a project realized last fall in Berlin, where he has lived and worked since 2003, Smith slowly excavated a section of the former 'dead zone”' of the Berlin Wall, digging with a shovel, and unearthed a large spiral staircase which served as a kind of found/revealed public sculpture." Smith brings this strategy to Miami where he'll focus on transitional or disused sites and the processes of remaking them.
The exhibition takes place in the new temporary home of Dimensions Variable as their previous home, which contained studios and exhibition space, will soon be demolished to accommodate new development, a process gallery officials say is "as much about speculative growth and renewal as it is negation and fragmentation." The show will run in the gallery's new temporary space through June 16, and a discussion between Smith, Adler Guerrier and Legal Art director Christopher Cook will start at 7 p.m. June 7.
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