February Second Saturday Art Walk Guide: Girls Gone Wild, Rotating Camels, and Rural Dive Bars

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Jessy Nite gets naughty at Primary Projects
There's no arguing that our robust art scene is growing to year-round proportions. Consider the new Art Wynwood, opening President's Day weekend (Feb. 16 through 20) and boasting more than 50 galleries representing 13 countries from around the globe. Its organizers have packed the fair's roster with a dozen Miami galleries to showcase our evolution. Fingers crossed that sales materialize to convince skeptics that South Florida has the muscle to sustain a viable market year-round as well.

Until then, there's plenty of eye candy to take in during February's edition of Wynwood's wildly popular art walk. Beginning at 6 p.m. this Saturday, expect to be rocked by a combination of new shows that take on subjects ranging from the naked truth about erotica in art to the spirit of rebellion and a girl gone bad.

Here are our best bets for this month's Second Saturday dance card, which promises plenty of action and an occasional sucker punch.

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​Bad As I Wanna Be
Jessy Nite answers the bell with her first local solo show, presenting a brash series of multimedia works in which Nite, with ruthless street swagger and a sharp feminist edge, channels the spirit of youthful rebellion while dropping the hammer on the rich and drug-addled. On view are paintings from Nite's Money-Hungry series that evoke notions of bored, champagne-swigging, and pill-popping designer-clad housewives next to home-baked, blinged-out cookies studded with rare gems. Primary Projects 4141 NE Second Ave., Ste. 104, Miami. Visit primaryprojects.com.

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​The Naked Truth: Nudes and Erotica in Art
Pan American Art Projects, one of the local galleries participating in Art Wynwood's inaugural year, is rolling out the big artillery with a group show exploring the representation of nudity, sex, and eroticism in art the past century by mostly dead Latin American males. The gallery is also looking to rope-a-dope with you with Big Bang, a savory video piece by Cristina Lucas riffing on notions of the creation of the universe. The Spanish artist hired a professional sex worker to appear in her video and write the words "big bang" with a brush clutched in her vagina. It goes without saying that spectators should use caution if inspired to repeat the feat later at home. Pan American Art Projects (2450 NW Second Ave., Miami), Call 305-573-2400 or visit panamericanart.com.

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Dina Mitrani Gallery

2620 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

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