Foreboding landscapes, girls interrupted, totemic warriors, and an arctic blast head up a trifecta of shows that hope to mush the eyes into creamed corn during tonights Wynwood gallery crawl starting at 7:00.
World Class Boxing (170 NW 23rd St., Miami) tops the card with Sweet Bird of Youth, a photo-based exhibit curated by Claire Breukel, featuring selections from the Debra and Dennis Scholl collection that focus on an evolution of time and place based on the mundane. Breukel has combined imagery of banal, barren landscapes with the loaded rituals of female adolescence to convey a sense of youth trapped in transitional spaces. Artists Breukel has chosen from the collection include Rineke Dijkstra, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Anna Gaskell, and Gordon Matta-Clark. Call 305-438-9908, or visit www.worldclassboxing.net.
At Pan American Art Projects (2450 NW Second Ave., Miami), Hernan Dompe transports viewers with his whimsical sculptures of dreamlike ships, contorted fish, and powerful totemic figures, hinting at fugitive warriors from an imaginary past. The gallery is also exhibiting Andres Waissmans abstract paintings, whose rich surfaces vibrate with ancient text and expanses of color, and Nora Correass provocative installation exploring Chinas growing mass production. Call 305-573-2400, or visit www.panamericanart.com
Fresh from a National Science Foundation artists residency in Antarctica, Miamis Xavier Cortada is exhibiting work created during this recent project. The Markers, a digital print documenting an installation of flags he planted on the ice sheets moving across the South Pole, will be on display at Kunthaus Gallery, 3312 North Miami Ave., Miami. Call 305-438-1333, or visit www.kunthaus.org.mx.
Sat., March 10, 7 p.m.