|David Zalben: A Love You Can't Live Without|
We arrived early enough for a beer at Zeke's. The place was pretty quiet inside until the wind kicked up and the rain started. As a seemingly endless stream of people came in seeking shelter and beer, you could hear signs blowing down and glasses rolling off tables outside the restaurants on Lincoln Road.
Suddenly, Zeke's was crammed. We'd nearly finished our first beer and having completely forgotten about the cash-only policy, couldn't afford a second. After sipping for awhile and contemplating our next move, we decided to escape the increasingly claustrophobic conditions and head into the pouring rain for dinner at Icebox. One umbrella didn't cut it, however, so we arrived soaked, but had fun anyway.
After dinner, we walked to ArtCenter/South Florida where even on this wet night, we found a little crowd outside the window where David Zalben (my recent Q&A with Zalben) was bending wire into words. After watching for awhile, we headed in and while winding our way to The Afterlife show spotted a sign near a stairway that indicated the direction to Adriana Carvalho's studio. It's behind a stairwell and somehow I had always missed it when visiting there, so we went back downstairs to see if she might be in.
Afterwards, we checked out The Afterlife, but while taking pics I got a little tap on the shoulder from someone who told us no photography was permitted. I guess, in a world where everyone's always snapping pics like crazy on their phones or cameras, I sometimes forget to even inquire. So I don't have pics to share from the three-artist show but it runs through July 22 and you can view two images from the show and some details at Artcentersf.org/the-afterlife.
My slide show above contains pics from Zalben's A Love You Can't Live Without and images from the studio of Carvalho, whose solo exhibition, 101 Dresses, will open Sept. 29 and run through Nov. 11 at ArtCenter/South Florida. (my interview with Carvalho last fall).
Despite the rain, it was a really fun night out.