It's time once again for F.A.T. Village's big end-of-month blowout, and this one will include an indie craft fair, video projected on mist, a dress made of money, masks, graffiti-related photographs, food trucks, music and unicorns.
The art walk, which takes place just west of Andrews Avenue between Northwest Fourth and Sixth avenues in downtown Fort Lauderdale, is held on the last Saturday of each month. It runs 7-11 p.m. June 30, though some events may start a little earlier or run a little later. Read on for some of the highlights, and feel free to check back as there may be some updates and additional pics added.
Some images of works from the show can be found above. Expand by clicking lower right hand corner and then click on show info (at top) for titles and artists ... or just view the Flickr set.
|Leah Brown's "Lady of the Lake" will be on exhibit at Modded at The Project/North|
523 N.W. First Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Modded, a group exhibition in which artists Leah Brown, Ryan Farrell, Jonathan Rockford and Peter Symons combine technology and found and sculpted objects in works such as "It Takes a Community," Ryan Farrell's interactive work made from auto parts and bicycles that power car headlights, "Mist Projections," and Peter Symons work that incorporates video projected onto mist.
Other works will include "Piggyback" a large sculpture Symons made from cut plywood; "Report," Jonathan Rockford's work made from stenographs, tripods and paper that come together to form the shape of a star; and "Lady of the Lake," a large head that Brown made from foam, foamcoat and paint.
The artists in this exhibition consider themselves inventors and scavengers who are engaging the past to find a conception of the present. They've been hard at work this week installing the show, so it should be interesting to see what Saturday has in store.
541 N.W. First Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-357-3934, C-istudios.com
|This camera will be among the goods offered at Night Owl Market|
To help soak up some of those free drinks, there will be food trucks on hand and music from DJ Mikey Ramirez of Radio-Active Records. Proceeds from the event will help raise money for a community garden and a sign to help make Flagler Village more identifiable. Oh, and the event will apparently feature unicorns. Yes, unicorns. Or maybe that's what you'll see after all those free drinks. No wait, it's true. It says so right in the invitation. Unicorns. The event runs 5 p.m. to midnight and the organizers really really want you to come. If you don't believe that then check out the video above.
|Laura Atria's "Economic Development in the year 2045"|
109 N.W. Fifth St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-540-9897, Worldandeye.com
Money is a group exhibition in which artists explore that paper stuff that's at the root of so many people's struggles. The show examines money-related questions such as "who has it? How does it connect to questions of power and helplessness? How are we connected and/or divided personally, societally and globally by issues of wealth and poverty."
The exhibition "Economic Development in the Year 2045," a dress that artist Laura Atria made from pennies, Cenigma's "Is The Economy Killing Your Sex Drive?" which will be raffled at the event, and Allan Pierce's "White Picket Fence," a photograph that depicts a yard with a decaying wood fence, a mattress in the corner and what looks like blocks of cement, perhaps part of a house foundation, strewn everywhere. A person is laying on the ground. The photo recently took a first place award at The Artists Guild Gallery in Delray Beach.
Other participating artists include Randy Hendler and Mimes, Perry Pandrea, and Judith Schwab.
|Ry Nielsen's masks will be on exhibit at Sheuat and Green's Art Studio|
115 N.W. Fifth St., Fort Lauderdale,
Ry Nielsen, the guest artist at Sheuat and Green this month, will exhibit vessels and masks that he describes as adult re-imaginings of cartoon snippets that puzzled him as a kid. "Some look goofy, others a bit ominous," he notes. "All play on the questions that animated characters threw at my childhood psyche. Cartoons blurred the boundaries of what was conceivable to my young mind and I'm still fascinated by that ambiguity."
Nielsen, whose works will appear alongside Sheuat's and Green's sculptures and paintings, has been considering the contrasts and commonalities of he and his two fellow exhibitors. "Our cultural backgrounds and choices of materials diverge broadly, although we each sort of rage against the
landfill and tap nostalgia to some degree," he explains. "I see Julio's work as the most profound and more cerebral, even though he's chronologically youngest. Cisco's got the party happening in everything I've seen, no matter how serious his concept might be. I'm definitely longer in the
tooth, but my work is mostly ironic and spoofing."
Nielsen's work will remain in the studio through July 21.
|DigiDave will exhibit at Rolling Stock Gallery during F.A.T. Village Art Walk.|
506 N.W. First Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-822-9725, Facebook.com/rollingstockgallery
While Rolling Stock is best known for exhibiting graffiti artists, it's most recent show is a photography exhibition. Titled Snapped, it will feature the work of Digi Dave, who gallery owner Ryan Stock explains is "primarily a graffiti photographer."
"He does a lot of work with various graffiti artists and will go around and photograph artists while they're working and things like that," he says. "So the tie-in for me was that he works within that media. Obviously he does shoot a lot of other things but is very in tune to the graffiti lifestyle and to going out there and shooting in the middle of the night or early in the morning."
The show will be accompanied by cocktail, music from DJ Kruz, food trucks and more. "Saturday night, we'll have some body painting going on, live painting, a DJ, the whole party," Nation says. "It's gonna be a bunch of good times ... a whole mess of wonderful."
For more details on F.A.T. Village, visit Fatvillage.com.