However, avant-garde is the norm for the southXeast: Contemporary Southeastern Art exhibition, a freak-fest flecked with not just sculptures and paintings but also digital prints and video performances. Here, 14 paintbrush prodigies from six southeastern U.S. states pimp their postmodern curios for prestige and esteem. And if you think Mike Calway Fagans Ark is baffling, just wait until youre confounded by Bonnie Seamans ceramic heart organ teapot. Also, dont miss peeping at Jason Briggs clay, spray-painted collection of slithering mutated slugs and Phillip Estlunds, um, tool shed floating inside a crate. (Hooray, abstract art.) Finally, the coup de grâce: Irene Moons video of an insect fashion show (think: flea circus meets Victorias Secret). Admission is free. SXE is on display through April 5 at Schmidt. Call 561-297-2661, or visit www.fau.edu/galleries.
Feb. 20-April 5, 2008