Current Art Shows
Adhesive 44: Fulfilling art writer John Berger's prediction that museums of the future would ultimately disappear and be replaced by personal arrangements of reproductions and printed ephemera, Brazilian artist Jac Leirner unpacks her decalcomania at the Miami Art Museum. Composed of hundreds of stickers adhered to two rows of window panes, and extending some 40 feet in length, Adhesive 44 exposes a universe of archetypal images that flicker in the mind's eye like constellations. This work speaks to the obsession with brands and logos by which humans organize themselves into groups and tribes. -- Michelle Weinberg Through October 10. Miami Art Museum, 100 W. Flagler St, 305-375-3000.
All You Can Eat: The works here tend to blind with their glittery, luxe surfaces, but featured artists Sue Irion, Gavin Perry, and Mette Tommerup aren't really engaged in an activation of surfaces in a traditional manner. Sporting glossy, protective coatings that function as barriers or prophylactics preventing infection, the works speak to unattainable fulfillment of desire. Perry's paintings and constructions provide the most expressionist surfaces as well as the most robust titles -- poetic, with lots of action verbs. Mette Tommerup's Orb Passages series of circular Lambda prints neatly cup the eye of the viewer and draw attention to their depths, revealing distant, transcendent events occurring deep within their recesses, hopelessly hermetic. -- Michelle Weinberg Through September 5. Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St., Hollywood. 954-921-3274.
Young Talent: Kathy Wolff, Chris Culver, Barbara Rivera, Alex Wyroba, Cecilia Lueza, and Yasmin Spiro Waltzer: This exhibition, true to its name, showcases fledgling artists flexing their muscles as they begin aligning themselves with sympathetic artistic influences. Rivera's intimate self-portraits in oil, painted on top of digital photos, insert contemporary garments and accessories, or an off-kilter prop, into what otherwise resemble Old Master paintings. Wyroba shows a digital print and video documenting her ritualistic performance, The Guilded Labyrinth. Culver, weighing in at eighteen years old, presents a winsome installation including drawings with a facile line. Some of the artists are children of Miami art educators, proving that all good things begin at home. -- Michelle Weinberg Through September 4. Chelsea Galleria, 32 NE 39th St (Design District), 305-576-2950
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