Myra Wexler, Wynwood's "Yo Momma," Celebrated by Over 50 Artists in New Exhibit
Tonight's exhibit was an impulsive decision. Wexler's friend, Patrick Aloysius Golden, photoshopped Wexler's signature bandana photo, which prompted photographer and friend, Deborah Gray Mitchell, to encourage Wexler to host a show featuring the image.
Wexler teamed up with photographer David Siqueiros, known for his photos of Andy Warhol taken in the mid-1980s, as well as tons of other artists. From local talents to international names, they all responded to Momma's shout-out.
"The level of the artists is amazing. We have Australia in the house, Italy in the house, Oregon, Jacksonville...People responded on Facebook, some of them are major, major masterpieces. No shit, Sherlock, for real girl," Wexler said.
Wexler will show some of her own original collage pieces, too. Much of the art on display will be for sale by the artists, and 10 percent of the proceeds will go to benefit the Irma Braman Creative Arts Scholarship Fund.
"Yo Momma in the House" opens Wednesday, September 19, from 6 to 10 p.m. at 12345 West Dixie Studio and Gallery. Admission is free. Call 305-893-9495.
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