Pretty in Ink

Psychedelic Furs frontman paints visions of melancholy

In the room next to them sculptures of a wolf, owl, and snake look as if they have been pancaked, conveying a sense of desiccated roadkill that has been scraped off the asphalt, then framed.

In a corner of the space the ghostly figure of a prepubescent girl delivers a shot to the head. The delicately textured piece is so light it could be tipped over with a breath.

All of the works are colored like dead fish, in luminous or muted grays, giving them the veneer of otherworldly apparitions.

Girlinthelastdayoftheoncebeautifulworld: Minnie just hasn't been the same since she was dumped by Mickey
Girlinthelastdayoftheoncebeautifulworld: Minnie just hasn't been the same since she was dumped by Mickey

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Through May 5. Kevin Bruk Gallery, 2249 NW First Pl, Miami. Call 305-576-2000, or visit www.kevinbrukgallery.com.

Transparent Story, Harima's opus, features an almost life-size spotted deer gingerly standing in a thicket of brush, printed on three transparent curtains of vinyl that cut across the space at knee level. Behind the deer a huge photo of a lake at dusk engulfs the wall. At the front of the installation is a large, transparent Plexiglas door. Through it a video is projected giving the impression of falling rain, and enhanced by a soundtrack of rainfall that washes through the room.

Neither of these artists has exhibited their work in Miami before. By bringing them together at the same time, Kevin Bruk seems to be making a statement that he's happy to kick back and pick off his competitors like pigeons off a power line.

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