Surrounded by steaming swampland rife with 20-foot pythons, man-eating gators, and marauding skunk apes, our little burg at the end of the continent is a certified hot spot for the dangerous, deranged, and bizarre. Weve already had sex offenders under a bridge, cat killers in our midst, and tar balls on our beaches. But now, its getting stranger.
Enter the citys creepiest crannies at Weird Miami, a Sin City-centric art show occupying the offices of the Bas Fisher Invitational through September 19. In one corner are the remnants frog legs, spatulas, grease of Jason Hedgess unholy cooking experiments. In another is Peggy Levison Nolans Bar Mitzvah Boys and Prom Queens, a hauntingly benign living-room setup featuring a worn-out bamboo chair, kitschy knickknacks, and found family photos. Then, in a dark, adjoining room, Alyse Emdurs 20-minute video documentary, Weatherwoman With Lissette Gonzalez, loops unendingly, painting the walls in a hot TV glow. Additional weirdness comes courtesy of artists Autumn Casey, Adler Guerrier, Nicolas Lobo & Kenneth Andrew Mroczek, Justin Long, and Isabel Moros.
July 10-Sept. 19, 2010