Second Saturday Art Walk Guide: Eight Unmissable Shows
This exhibit promises to venture into the heroic and the ridiculous with University of Arizona professor and conceptual artist Lawrence Gipe's over-the-top foray into fascism. Gipe's solo boasts epically scaled mixed-media paintings on raw canvas, a video installation, and a collection of small works delving into the enormous cathedral that Gen. Francisco Franco had built as a tomb for himself in the Sierra de Guadarrama near Madrid, using prisoners of war as slave labor. Gipe has sourced imagery for his exhibit from historical photos, propaganda films, present-day blogs from both the right and left of the divisive controversy surrounding the site, and even a Franco-era thriller that used the church grounds as a set.
Primary Projects, 4141 NE Second Ave., Ste. 104, Miami. Call 954-296-1675 or visit primaryprojectsspace.com.
Michael Loveland's exhibit is inspired by antiwar posters and Occupy Wall Street protest signs in which the artist employs images of people with their mouths erased to explore the power of the individual's voice in society. Lowenstein is also presenting "Paper and Light" by Germany's Angela Glajcar, whose delicate works strike a balance between the permanent and immaterial.
Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, 2043 North Miami Avenue, Miami. Call 305-576-1804 or visit dlfinearts.com.
151 NW 24th St., Miami, FL