Wynwood Keeps It Real

Gritty art greets Miami’s culture vultures tonight

When the Shops at Midtown Miami opened in Wynwood, few would have thought the eyesore would have inspired neighbors to an aesthetic overhaul. But tonight at 7:00, as part of this month’s Wynwood arts crawl, Nina Dotti draws a bead on the rubbish heap blighting the horizon. At Hardcore Contemporary Art Space (3326 N. Miami Ave., Miami), she has converted part of the gallery into a cheesy dollar store. “Dotti’s 99cents Clichés” features aisles and aisles of blue-light art specials that poke fun at stereotypes of women in our shop-till-you-drop age. Outside Hardcore, Sydia Reyes ratchets up the retch factor with “Urban Bread,” an alfresco installation in which her half-baked loaves are concocted from wheat before being cast in iron. Call 305-576-1645, or visit www.hardcorecontemporary.com.

Downwind, Diana Lowenstein Fine Art ladles out “Tiny Events” by Silvia Rivas, whose group portraits flash-freeze the faces of Argentina’s young and poor, upon whom bubbles, flowers, and geometric blotches rain poetically. In the Project Room, Guillermo Srodek-Hart’s “Animalia” depicts a barnyard utopia where man and menagerie cohabitate in eerie bliss. A video shows the artist during his sleepover with Jackson, a two-year-old goat. “I was the alien in his world and was not sure about his reaction to my presence. I tried to direct my actions toward reaching a state of conciliation between both of us,” the artist muses. Call 305-576-1804, or visit www.dlfinearts.com.
Sat., Nov. 10, 2007
 
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