The tawdry image of a frumpy, nude housewife posing next to a dildo on view at a South Dade gallery could easily have been titled, "Is That a Cell Phone in Your Pocket, or Are You Just Happy to See Me?" The photograph is one of about 200 pictures on display in "The International Cell Phone Photo Show" at Artspace MAGQ in Pinecrest, where more than 50 artists from the United States, Italy, Poland, England, Brazil, Denmark, and the Netherlands submitted work to the juried exhibit. The show was organized and curated by partners Gerardo Quevedo and Mike Arnspiger, artists who own the gallery and are interested in the democratic nature of the medium just about anyone who owns a cell phone is packing a studio in his or her pocket and can play at being an artist. The duo hatched the idea for the show after tinkering with their own phones in their spacious studio behind the gallery, where they also operate two state-of-the-art Epson printers, make fine reproductions and prints, and do framing for artists and other clients.
Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m. Starts: Oct. 21. Continues through Nov. 4, 2010