September Second Saturday Art Walk Guide
The food trucks will be out in droves this weekend, eager to feed the throngs to the delight of starving culture vultures and the dismay of dealers tired of choking on exhaust fumes, sweeping chicken and rib bones off their stoops, and flushing the drunks from their bathrooms.
Beginning at 6 p.m. this Saturday, Wynwood galleries are back to the full-time business of elevating our city's cultural eminence, and business is booming. Check out our picks for this month's edition of the rollicking affair after the jump.
Borrowing its title from a Philippe Garrel flick, Sunny Suits's solo transports viewers into the private world of her friends and paramours. Her photographs are cinematic in nature, convey a depth of authenticity, and bring to mind Nan Goldin's visual diaries. And not unlike the work of Garrel, Cassavetes, or even Fassbinder, her intoxicating oeuvre features the same characters making regular appearances. In these works, she levels an unflinching gaze on her subjects, seeming to freeze fleeting moments of shared intimacy before they are lost. Fredric Snitzer Gallery 2247 NW First Pl., Miami. Call 305-448-8976 or visit snitzer.com.
Karen Rifas' new solo continues her exploration of geometry. At times appearing not unlike cat's cradles stitched into corners of the gallery walls or cutting through large swaths of space in bold compositions, her daring pieces, created from multi-colored cords, invite viewer interaction while questioning notions of perspective. For the opening, Rifas has invited dancers under the direction of the New World School of the Arts teacher Dale Andree to move within her ethereal structures. Bernice Steinbaum Gallery 3550 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Call 305-573-2700 or visit bernicesteinbaumgallery.com.
This savory group offering, celebrating the David Castillo Gallery's 6th anniversary in Wynwood, includes work by Jonathan Ehrenberg, Shara Hughes, Meredith James and the TM Sisters (Tasha and Monica Lopez de Victoria). Ehrenberg, a contemporary fabulist, parlays his interests in set design, still life, pantomime, and Noh Theater into videos and works on paper. Reveling in color, texture, and pattern, Hughes's mixed-media-on-canvas works tinker with notions of the Theory of Relativity, in a world where viewers find themselves in an imaginative holodeck. David Castillo Gallery 2234 NW Second Ave., Miami. Call 305-573-8110 or visit davidcastillogallery.com.