Science has identified about one million species of insects so far, accounting for almost half of all life forms known to man. Bugs can be found buzzing almost anywhere on Earth. For example, rock crawlers survive in the peaks of the Himalayas, producing a kind of antifreeze that prevents them from stalling. At the other extreme, worker ants in the Sahara thrive at temperatures hotter than a Chevy engine block.
Bugmeister Brian Burkhardt hatches his insect-happy show tonight at 7:00 at the Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, featuring funky depictions of pests previously unknown. His recent exhibits have included moths decked out in a Gucci pattern and mutant slugs inching across telephone cords plugged into mushroom spores under glass domes.
Also opening tonight is Carol Prusas ethereal installation of paintings and sculpture, which functions as a telescoping window into the Milky Way and a microscopic peek inside ourselves. Those convinced that Gromphadorhina portentosa is a communicable disease instead of a celebrity cockroach might profit from catching this show. On exhibit through November 4. Call 305-573-2700, or visit www.bernicesteinbaumgallery.com.
Sat., Oct. 14; Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Oct. 14. Continues through Nov. 4