A Day in the Life

Don’t confuse Alissa Christine’s photographic diary of the Magic City with an obsession to record the inexorable tick of time passing. Since January, Christine has been capturing everyday moments as part of a yearlong project to distill the spirit of Miami on a particular day. “It’s not really about time,” Christine says of her project. “It’s more about the present moment and reaffirming that life is timeless.” At 7 p.m., the Butter Gallery unveils “I Love Miami 365,” featuring 167 multiformat prints representing the halfway mark of the shutterbug’s perspective on the pulse of the 305.

Some of the snaps depict typical ocean views, but her “random stringing of events” exude anything but a tour guide’s vibe. Christine has shot pictures during a supermarket run or while flying in a Cessna — all in order to reveal our city from a different point of view. “I paint with light when I take pictures, and paint pictures with color with a computer,” the artist reflects. The exhibit runs through July 31.
June 28-July 31, 2008
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