Thursday, November 08, 2012

The Art of Friday

Elisabeth Condon's "White Lines" (Image courtesy of Art and Culture Center pf Hollywood)

Art and Culture Center: Quadruple opening

Art and Culture Center of Hollywood's openings are never about just one show. They're double-headers, or triples. In this case it's a quadruple-header.

Here's what's on the agenda:

Elisabeth Condon: The Seven Seas is an exhibition of paintings and drawings in which the Tampa and Brooklyn-based artist introduces the 1980s Los Angeles nightclub scene as a metaphor for personal and social transformation and "approaches this landscape as a repository for individual and shared memories, associations, and cultural experiences."

Rosemarie Chiarlone and Susan Weiner: Obstruction opens Nov. 9.
 (Image courtesy of Art and Culture Center of Hollywood)
 Rosemarie Chiarlone and Susan Weiner: Obstruction, is a collaboration in which artist Chiarlone and poet Weiner explore "women’s struggle for authenticity through a variety of formats, combining photography, poetry, and book art. The imagery is subtle, and the text is aggressive in places and restrained in others. The contrast emphasizes solitary moments, confines of time and space, and ambivalence. The work references the 'glass ceiling' imposed by societal constraints which influence female relational identity."

Millree Hughes and Peter Boyd McLean: Lummox will feature drawings by Hughes and a related film by Peter Boyd McLean. According to the Art and Culture Center, "The drawings are of the Lummoxes glam rock-loving hooligans that came on holiday to the little resort village of Towyn, North Wales, where Hughes grew up. The characters in the drawings are permanently fixed in their lost heyday, the 1970s, peering at the present through a haze of smoke. Hughes began these drawings in 2004, while living in New York. As the Lummoxes cavorted on the page, he imagined them forming an eponymous band. The band was formed to play during Art Basel Miami Beach in 2005 and McLean’s film is a mocumentary of the show. Peter Boyd McLean began making cut-up video as part of the Duvet Brothers in London in the 1980s, most famously in the video for the Number 1 hit, 'Pump up the Volume,' by MARRS. He later moved into comedy and reality TV." 

Antonia Wright and Ruben Millares: Love on an Escalator (Image courtesy of Art and Culture Center of Hollywood)
Antonia Wright and Ruben Millares: Love on an Escalator is a video in which artists Wright and Millares publicly kiss on an escalator, at a boat show and in other public places. It, too, will be shown at the triple-header opening, allowing viewers to witness and ponder public reaction to a declaration of love that seems both private and very public.

The shows open 6 to 9 p.m. and run through Jan. 13 at Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St., Call 954-921-3274 or visit

Lucky You 5: Neon Lights the Night

Lucky You 5: Neon Lights the Night, the Bakehouse's annual art raffle, will feature more than 70 original art works, music by AMTRAC, food and cocktails. Proceeds from the event, hosted by Roxanne Vargas, entertainment reporter for NBC6 South Florida, will benefit BAC's continuing programs and special events.

Participating artists include Marina Font, Patricia Schnall Gutierrez, Carrie Sieh, Colleen Kelley, Juan Carlos Arana, Ernesto Kunde, Xavier Cortada, Gerry Stecca and many others. The fundraiser runs 7-11:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 N.W. 32nd St., Miami. Call 305-576-2628 or visit Advance tickets can be purchased from the website above for $45.

Also happening:

Marcela Garcia Bonini: Recent Works opens 6-9 p.m. at at The Art Place Wynwood.

George Bethea's Art Opening from 6-10 p.m. at Green Monkey in South Miami.

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