Wynwood Art Walk: David Castillo, Gallery I/D, and Miguel Paredes
Pulgha World mosaic mural by Miguel Paredes.
In this week's art column, we previewed everything from aboriginal reveries to a high-stomping high school girl's drill squad to an orgy of experimental video, which are all part of this weekend's Second Saturday gallery crawl capped by a free concert by the iconic Spanish duo Fangoria.
But the hits just keep on rolling with spaces like Gallery I/D offering a searing photography group show "RISE: New Works by New Artists" capturing subjects and subcultures in diverse states of disorder. Julie Glassberg's Bike Kill turns the lens on the Big Apple's Bike Kill festival and members of the Black Label Bike Club in the roll of errant knights jousting in furry, plush costumes.
Samantha Box weighs in with a suite of black-and-white snaps titled "Invisible: The Crisis of LGBT Youth Homelessness" centered on the residents of Sylvia's Place, the only emergency shelter for homeless gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered youngsters in New York City.
I/D is also featuring several other provocative pics including a series of overcrowded Manila prisons shot in dank, low lighting and a series local party girls gone wild by an FIU student shutterbug and a peep into Gotham's hookers strolling Christopher Street after dark to round out the show. 2531 NW Second Avenue, Miami; 305-753-2881.
At David Castillo don't miss the monster survey of sixty-six local talents who have helped transform the local scene in recent years. "DCG Open" includes paintings, drawings, videos, photographs, sound, prints, fabric, sculptures, and every other imaginable media. 2234 NW Second Avenue, Miami; 305-573-8110.
Just upwind you can catch pop impressionist Miguel Paredes' zany flea circus, which aptly conveys the spirit of the torrid Wynwood scene, over at 2311 NW Second Avenue, Miami, where the artist is installing a sprawling mosaic mural of his tiny anime pest swaddled amidst a jungle of pshecedlic flowers in a piece called Pulgha World. The cornea- bursting work is made up of 550 vibrantly colored tiles and promotes the artist's gallery opening on the same street later this summer.
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