If you havent gotten your art flu shots, hurry! A rash of new shows and spaces suggests that local dealers are feverish with visions of a painting in every pot and a gallery on every block. Tonight at 7:00, at the freshly erupted Sacco Gallery (6444 Biscayne Blvd., Miami), Ladies and Gentlemen features nine emerging and midcareer artists whose work will be served along with complimentary hot dogs and beer during the grand opening. Call 786-877-6670, or visit www.saccogallery.com.
For the sounds of refinement, mosey to Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts (2043 N. Miami Ave., Miami), where Sergio Bazans Nocturnal Music exhibits snazzy paintings celebrating the Harlem Renaissance and depicting jazz legends such as Chet Baker, Billie Holiday, and Charles Mingus. Call 305-576-1804, or visit www.dlfinearts.com.
Up the road at Edgezones (2214 N. Miami Ave., Miami), catch Simplified Randomization: Drawings by Maricel Ruiz. Her intuitive compositions exist in a state of impermanency, mimicking the randomness of the brains memory process. Call 305-303-8852, or visit www.edgezones.org.
Alvaro Perez del Solars Lindas Pesadillas/Pretty Nightmares at the Antikulture Gallery (169 NW 36th St., Miami) delves into the darker side of the human experience, combining childlike scenes of dismemberment with tasty quasi-porn metaphors. Call 305-573-3133, or visit www.antikulture.com.
Cap the whirlwind off with a visit to the new Spinello Gallery (2294 NW Second Ave., Miami), where the nervy young dealer swells up with success during Versus, performance darling Susan Lee-Chuns tongue-in-cheek assault on the senses. Call 786-271-4223, or visit www.spinellogallery.com.
Sat., Sept. 8