Agustín Fernández Blends Sex and Psychology at the Frost Museum

If New Year's debauchery has left you with a hankering for the pictorially perverse, then don't miss Agustín Fernández's exhibit of psycho-sexually charged works at the Frost Museum of Art.

The late artist (1928-2006) was universally hailed as a master of modern Cuban art, and traveled from his homeland to post-war Paris to practice his craft. There he hobnobbed with the Surrealists who influenced his vivid imagery before he later departed during the 1970s for the Big Apple's grittier counter culture.

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After moving to New York, Fernández made a splash in mainstream culture when one of his steamier opuses was prominently featured in Brian de Palma's 1980 movie, Dressed to Kill.

At the Frost, "Form's Transgressions: The Drawings of Augstín Fernández" features a suite of rarely exhibited graphite drawings from the 1960s through 1990s, when the visionary talent was experimenting with organic and machine forms to depict his fantasies and unconscious yearnings.

The tantalizing survey of one of Surrealism's most gifted interpreters, organized in collaboration with the Snite Museum of the University of Notre Dame, opens a window into the artist's provocative lexicon erupting with passion, the erotics of desire and vulnerability.

Through February 17. Free to the Public . Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU, 10975 SW 17th St., Miami; 305-348-2890; thefrost.fiu.edu.

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