This weekend marks Wynwoods last Second Saturday Art Walk before Art Basel. At Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts (2043 N. Miami Ave., Miami), Brooklyn artist Michael Scoggins taps into the playful doodling from school days via his enlarged notebook paper pieces in #1 Fan. Using bubble-letter scribbles and exaggerated exclamation points, he scrawls Best Drawing Ever! and Bad Artists Copy. Good Artists Steal. In the gallerys project room, find Precious, an exhibit emphasizing the weight that culture places on artistic ideals. It features videos by Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir and Davida Nemeroff, paintings by Eduardo Consuegra and Mary Anna Pomonis, and installations by Gomez De Molina and Peter Harkawik. Both shows will be up through December 31. Admission is free, and the gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 to 6 p.m. Call 305-576-1804 or visit dlfinearts.com.
Perhaps the most-hyped space each art walk is Butter Gallery (2301 NW Second Ave. Miami), and for good reason. This month, it boasts Francesco Lo Castro :: Recent Works, where the Italian-born, German-raised pop-surrealist painter displays oversize portraits of South Florida creatives such as Karelle Levy. Admission is free, and the gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. Call 305-303-6254 or visit buttergallery.com.
Farther up the street is Dina Mitrani Gallery (2620 NW Second Ave., Miami) with a group show called Exposures II through December 24. See a collection of crisp and saturated C-prints from Mitranis stable of skilled photographers: Luis Lazo, Peggy Levison Nolan, Kanako Sasaki, and others. Admission is free, and the gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. Call 786-486-7248 or visit dinamitranigallery.com.
Sat., Nov. 13, 6 p.m., 2010